Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks

NFC West

The Seahawks offseason program may be over, but Eddie Lacy is still hard at work. Lacy has been showing off his workout program all offseason and says he "feels great" and he "hasn't missed a day." (Source: Eddie Lacy on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's great to hear. Lacy, who passed his latest contractual weigh-in earlier this June has his next weigh-in in August and needs to be at 245 pounds. Lacy is well on his way to a bounce-back season, and is a mid-to-high RB2.


Seattle Seahawks beat reporter Bob Condotta believes running backs Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls will "take a fairly equal share of the base down carries" in 2017. (Source: The Seattle Times)

Fantasy Impact: Since Marshawn Lynch retired following the 2015 season -- he recently un-retired and was acquired by the Oakland Raiders -- the Seahawks' backfield has been a volatile unit. Entering 2017, expect very much of the same. Although they signed Lacy as a free agent this offseason, Rawls, a similar style back, remains in the mix for carries and could split the early-down workload with the former. For the third down role/ primary receiver out of the backfield, expect that role to be handled by C.J. Prosise, who showed promise last season before being lost to injury. From a fantasy football perspective, Lacy should be the first RB coming off draft boards in upcoming fantasy drafts, but be sure to handcuff him with Rawls as neither one of them could be trusted to remain healthy or produce on a consistent basis. As for Prosise, he should be targeted around Round 10 or later, but should garner greater value in PPR scoring formats.

Category: Rumors


Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told the press wide receiver Tyler Lockett (leg) "made a big jump from last week to this week." (Source: John Boyle on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Carroll later added that there is a "good chance" Lockett will be at "full speed" by the start of July's training camp. The third-year wideout spent the better part of the offseason rehabbing from a broken leg and was finally cleared to participate in OTAs last week in a limited capacity. If Lockett does indeed make a full return to football activities at training camp, then barring a setback, he should be on the field for Week 1 of the 2017 regular season. At his WR61 ADP, Lockett is worth a late-round flier in upcoming fantasy drafts as he is expected to be an intricate part of Seattle's offense if his health remains intact.

Category: Injury Updates


Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (ankle/ MCL) told the media that he feels fully healthy at OTAs. “I feel great, my body is 100 percent,” Wilson said via the Seahawks Wire. “Running fast, feeling strong, throwing the ball well and all that. It’s been a great offseason.” (Source: Seahawks Wire)

Fantasy Impact: Wilson, who dealt with lingering ankle and MCL injuries for the duration of the 2016 season, told the press he feels "100 percent" healthy at OTAs. Although he did not miss any games last season, Wilson's production reflected his health not being fully intact. His mobility was clearly affected by the injuries as he posted career lows in rushing attempts (72), yards (259) and touchdowns (one). As a mobile quarterback, Wilson relies heavily on his ability to scramble and extend plays with his legs. If he can make a full recovery, Wilson could return to the high-end QB1 tier as a must-start option for the 2017 fantasy football campaign.

Category: Injury Updates


TMZ Sports is reporting Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested again Thursday for violating his probation in March. It was his second arrest in a two-week timeframe. (Source: TMZ Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Boykin was arrested in Dallas on March 27 for public intoxication and marijuana possession while on probation. On Thursday, a warrant was issued for his arrest because of last month's violation of probation and was taken into custody as a result. Although this is not a new incident, Boykin has been arrested at least three times since, and including, the Alamo Bowl incident in 2015. His career in Seattle as Russell Wilson's primary backup is in jeopardy.

Category: Rumors


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the former Seattle Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka is expected to sign with the Buffalo Bills Thursday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hauschka's tenure in Seattle is over after six years with the club. The free agent kicker is expected to sign with Buffalo Thursday. Hauschka was successful on 33-of-37 field goal attempts, good for 89.2 percent, and 29-of-35 extra point attempts in 2016 and was reliable more times than not throughout the year. Despite being a top fantasy kicker in recent years, singing with Buffalo will likely hinder his value for 2017.

Category: Transactions


Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll made it "clear" that Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise will "compete" for the starting running back job in 2017. (Source: Marc Sessler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It appears that Rawls is not a shoe in to enter 2017 as Seattle's starting running back. Impending sophomore Prosise is expected to compete with Rawls for the top spot on the depth chart. As Rawls struggled for most of the 2016 season, Prosise, when healthy, was a stud, especially in the passing game. He caught 17 targets for 208 yards in six games. Due to their respective skill sets, expect Rawls to enter next season as Seattle's early down back, with Prosise garnering the role of the team's third-down back and primary receiver out of the backfield.

Category: Rumors


ESPN's Sheil Kapadia reports Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll "gave a strong indication" that tight end Jimmy Graham would be retained for the 2017 season. "I thought Jimmy had a terrific year," Carroll said of the 30-year-old tight end. "He was explosive. He was dynamic. He blocked like he's never blocked before. He became a factor on the perimeter blocking stuff, and he's a highlight film. He's got so many big plays that he made during the year." (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Graham, who is entering his contract year in 2017, finally had his breakout campaign as a member of the Seahawks in 2016. After an injury-plagued 2015, his first year with the club in which he struggled mightily, Graham bounced back this season finishing the year with a 65-923-6 stat line while playing in all 16 games. Although the Seahawks could opt to release Graham without taking a dead cap hit this offseason -- he's due no guaranteed money of his $10 million salary for 2017 -- Seattle's best option is likely to let him play out the final year of his deal before making a decision on his future. His recent injury history and age will play a role in whether or not he will be re-signed in 2018. Graham and quarterback Russell Wilson showcased a tremendous rapport that continued to develop throughout the year. If Seattle elects to part ways with the tight end this offseason, they would have to fill a gaping hole at a position that was the Achilles heel of their offense in the years prior to acquiring Graham.

Category: Rumors


Paul Richardson caught four of five targets for 83 yards in Saturday's loss to the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact: Richardson didn't find the endzone this weekend, but he turned in another impressive performance, taking over as the team's No. 2 WR with Tyler Lockett's injury.

Category: Game Recaps


Alex Collins totaled 31 yards on two carries and two receptions in Saturday's loss to the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact: The Seahawks fell behind fairly early and were forced to abandon the run, which certainly didn't help Collins. It will be interesting to see how things shake out in the Seahawks' backfield in 2017, as C.J. Prosise will be returning from injury to pair with Collins and this weekend's starter Thomas Rawls.

Category: Game Recaps


Doug Baldwin caught five passes for 80 yards and a TD on nine targets in Saturday's loss to the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the loss, it was another solid outing for Baldwin. He ends his season on a good note, showing that 2015's breakout campaign wasn't a fluke. He'll be a top WR target in 2017 drafts.

Category: Game Recaps


Marcel Reece (bruised foot) was a doubt for the Divisional Playoff round against the Falcons, but should be good to go. Reece has two carries for 0 yards this season, but is a huge part of the running game with his blocking at fullback. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The fear for Reece was that he broke his foot and head coach Pete Carroll dismissed this fear yesterday. Reece did have a 31-yard reception this season, one of his five catches for 72 yards, but his main job is to fuel the running game that had 177 yards in the Wild Card round. Atlanta ranked 25th against fantasy RB this season and Reece will have to help Thomas Rawls and Co. keep the ball from MVP candidate Matt Ryan and the Falcons.

Category: Injury Updates


Jermaine Kearse saw six targets as Seattle trailed nearly from the opening snap, but only reeled in one catch for seven yards.

Fantasy Impact: Kearse again drew many looks from Russell Wilson when things went badly, and again things went from bad to worse.

Category: Game Recaps


The Seattle Seahawks have waived RB Christine Michael. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In a surprise move, the Seahawks released Michael on Tuesday in the wake of Thomas Rawls' impending return in Week 11. Rawls is a must-add in all fantasy formats and should be considered Seattle's starting running back, at least for the early-down and goal-line work moving forward.

Category: Transactions


C.J. Spiller rushed twice for 12 yards and caught two passes on three targets for five yards and a touchdown in Seattle's 27-17 win over the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: It was a mild surprise to see Spiller active after signing with the Seahawks on Wednesday. He occupied the role that would have belonged to the injured C.J. Prosise and returned kickoffs. Spiller looked quick in limited action, but he's probably only going to be in Seattle until Prosise's wrist heals up. There's no reason to add him yet, but keep an eye on him in PPR leagues just in case.

Category: Game Recaps


Troymaine Pope didn't make the final cut in Seattle, but he was claimed off waivers by the Jets on Sunday. (Source: Bob Condotta in The Seattle Times)

Fantasy Impact: The undrafted rookie led the Seahawks in rushing in the preseason with 162 yards on 24 carries, and likely would have joined Seattle's practice squad had he gone unclaimed. He joins another crowded depth chart in New York, but the Jets must have liked what they saw from Pope in the preseason to give him a roster spot. Until his role (if any) reveals itself, keep him on your league's waiver wire.

Category: Transactions


The Seattle Seahawks have waived TE Cooper Helfet (foot) with an injury settlement and will be reverted to the team's injured reserve list if he passes though waivers. (Source: Seattle TImes)

Fantasy Impact: Helfet appeared in 14 games in 2015 with the Seahawks and caught 13 targets for 130 yards. He has no fantasy value in 2016.

Category: Transactions


According to Brady Henderson of 710 ESPN Seattle, Seahawks rookie tight end Nick Vannett could struggle to find a receiving role in 2016. (Source: 710 ESPN Seattle)

Fantasy Impact: "There are only so many balls to go around in Seattle’s run-first offense, especially for tight ends not named Jimmy Graham," said Henderson. That said, he does believe Vannett will factor heavily in blocking and could see the field plenty as a rookie to fill that role. He remains off the redraft radar, but is worth monitoring and stashing in dynasty leagues.


Kenny Lawler impressed the Seahawks during the team's minicamp with his catch radius. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The team considered Lawler a value in the seventh. While this could just be coach speak, it would seem that Lawler will be given a legitimate shot to make the team's roster to start the regular season. That will be his first hurdle to overcome before fantasy relevance can be discussed, especially in redraft leagues.


According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Fred Jackson wants to "continue" his NFL career in 2016. (Source: Chris Wesseling of Around the NFL)

Fantasy Impact: Fred Jackson's NFL career is dwindling down as his production slipped dramatically in 2015. The 34-year-old running back finished last season with a mere 109 yards rushing on 26 carries. Jackson played more of a third-down back role in Seattle and was a receiving threat out of the backfield where his numbers were better in 2015. Jackson caught 32-of-41 targets for 257 yards and two touchdowns.

Category: Rumors


Impending free agent quarterback Tavaris Jackson is expected to test the open market rather than re-sign with the Seahawks prior to March 9. (Source: Conor Orr of Around the NFL)

Fantasy Impact: Tavaris Jackson is rumored to exhaust his options rather than immediately staying put as Russell Wikson's backup. Numerous teams have needs at the quarterback position, and Jackson could compete for a starting job is he vacates Seattle.

Category: Rumors


Marshawn Lynch announced his retirement on Sunday. Lynch tweeted a picture of Seahawks' green cleats hanging during the 4th quarter of the Super Bowl. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirmed that he did indicate to Seattle that he is, in fact, retiring as if that cryptic tweet didn't say it all. (Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Marshawn Lynch officially retiring, the Seattle Seahawks have a huge hole at running back to fill. In 2016, Thomas Rawls is slated to step into the starting role in Lynch's absence with Christine Michael next in line.

Category: Transactions


Luke Wilson(concussion) is inactive in Sunday's Wild Card matchup against the Vikings. (Source: John P Boyle on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Luke Wilson will miss his second consecutive game on Sunday due to a concussion. Cooper Helfert and Chase Coffman will assume Wilson's workload in Sunday's game in Minnesota. Neither one are viable DFS options in this one.

Category: Injury Updates


Bryce Brown is expected to play his usual change of pace role in Sunday's Wild Card round matchup in Minnesota. (Source: Rob Rang on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although Christine Michael rushed for over 100 yards in the regular season finale, Bryce Brown found the end zone in that matchup. Brown is a touchdown or bust DFS play against Minnesota's stout defense on Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates


Seattle Seahawks TE Chase Coffman caught four passes for 29 yards and a touchdown on Sunday. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: This was Coffman's first touchdown of the season, and second of his career.

Category: Game Recaps


Harris was released Tuesday afternoon by Seattle. The Seahawks signed Bryce Brown earlier in the week, and the two were expected to compete for the lead role in the Seattle backfield the rest of the season. It appears Brown won that battle. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: That was quick. Harris was unimpressive in relief of Thomas Rawls against Baltimore, but his release seems to indicate Sunday's game will be the Bryce Brown show. He should be a top priority for your waiver pickups.

Category: Transactions


Seattle's Ricardo Lockette was carted off the field in Dallas after taking a ferocious hit on a kick return. He lay motionless on the field for quite a while before being moved to a stretcher and then carted off the field.

Fantasy Impact: The Seattle WR appears to have sustained a serious concussion and will not return to the game. Lockette is listed as 4th on the team depth chart.

Category: Injury Updates


Former Seahawks tight end Anthony McCoy has signed with Washington. He has not played a down since 2012. Two years in a row he has torn his Achilles tendon – the right one during organized team activities (OTAs) in 2013 and the left one in training camp last summer. At 6-foot-5, 259 pounds, he is primarily a blocking tight end. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: McCoy adds depth here but he is hardly worth mentioning unless his role expands with the Redskins. He may steal a goal line touchdown here and there if Washington gets the play-action game going, but other than that, should not be a starting option.

Category: Transactions


B.J. Daniels threw for 45 yards and 1 touchdown on 6-for-14 passing in Seattle's victory Thursday night against the Raiders. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Daniels is looking to stick on the Seahawks roster anyway he can. Earlier this year, Daniels was being used as a wide receiver. With the final day of cuts looming, Daniels appears to be safe. However, he does not appear to be much of a fantasy asset.

Category: Game Recaps


Turbin most likely has a high ankle sprain, possibly with ligament damage. He could be claimed off waivers but teams are not likely to bite. If not claimed, he would be put on Injured Reserve by the team. The Seahawks signed RB Fred Jackson earlier in the day, thus making him the No. 2 RB for the team. (Source: RapSheet on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While he has been the backup RB for the last two years, things are not shaping up well for Turbin this year. He has little fantasy value, even when he returns from his injury.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Seattle Seahawks WR Chris Matthews has a slightly sprained shoulder. The team expects him to be back in roughly 10 days. (Source: Gregg Bell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Matthews made a name for himself during the Super Bowl last year. While that could qualify him as someone to keep an eye on this season, he's not likely to be drafted in your league.

Category: Injury Updates


Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times weighed in on local WR Kasen Williams I continue to get questions about Kasen Williams, the former University of Washington and Skyline High WR who took part in Seattle’s rookie mini-camp. The answer remains the same — don’t be surprised if he signs with the Seahawks prior to mini-camp." (Source: The Seattle Times)

Fantasy Impact: Condotta also stated that NFL rules would prohibit Williams from taking part in OTAs since UW has not held its graduation yet, and his absence from the 90 man roster was simply to get a look at another player. Williams looked like a future-star after a 77-878-6 line as a sophomore, only to be cut down by a lisfranc foot injury during his junior season. He had a horrific 20-189-2 line as a senior, and slipped out of the draft entirely. Williams isn't going to be fantasy relevant in 2015, but the Seattle WR corps are thin enough to allow an intriguing but flawed prospect such as Williams a chance to get a little bit of burn.

Category: Rumors


Per Adam Schefter, the Seattle Seahawks have released veteran TE Zach Miller, the team also released DT Jesse Williams and OT Garrett Scott. (Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While the Seahakws will certainly miss his blocking ability and veteran leadership, his release from Seattle could be beneficial for Miller. In the not so distant past, Miller showed that he could be a fantasy factor given the right circumstances, posting 56-778-1 and 66-805-3 lines in 2008 and 2009 with Oakland. As long as Denver and Atlanta are still viable options, Miller has hope of being a sneaky contributor in 2015.

Category: Transactions


With Paul Richardson headed to the IR, fellow rookie WR Kevin Norwood is in line for a bigger role in the Seahawks passing game. "We’re excited to see [Norwood] play,” Pete Carroll said. “He’ll do a really good job, we totally trust that he knows what’s going on and can make the plays...we think he’s going to be a very effective player. We just haven’t seen a lot of him so that you would know that, but we’re OK about that. We’re going to definitely miss Paul, because he’s making a lot of big plays and tough catches in tough situations and stuff, so we’ll miss him. (Source: The Evertett Herald)

Fantasy Impact: While the fact that he wasn't particularly productive in college, or that great of an athlete compared to his cohort, when Kevin Norwood has been on the field, he's largely impressed. At this time I don't think anyone can say with any great confidence exactly what Norwood is, but he isn't the field stretching burner that Paul Richardson was. Norwood should be #3 on the Seattle WR pecking order behind Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse, but he is a thrifty option in daily formats due to his bottom-rung price tag.


Head Coach Pete Carroll stated that Tony Moeaki, who missed the Divisional Playoff with a calf injury, "should be able to play" against Green Bay. (Source: The Seattle Times)

Fantasy Impact: Moeaki is an interesting flyer to take in daily formats this week, but mainly this just stretches the targets even thinner in Seattle. While the Conference Championship is most likely going to be a moderately high scoring affair, Moeaki is a shot in the dark.


After working out QB Terrelle Pryor, the Chiefs signed him to a one year contract for an unspecified amount. (Source: KansasCity.com)

Fantasy Impact: This either means one of two things, the Chiefs plan on cutting capable, but relatively expensive backup QB Chase Daniel, or they plan on using Pryor as a WR or TE. With the signing of Pryor, the Chiefs have five QBs on the roster in Pryor, Alex Smith, Chase Daniel, rookie 5th rounder Aaron Murray, and developmental project Tyler Bray. Pryor now gets to work with a coach in Andy Reid who has a history of maximizing the talent of his quarterbacks, but will have to beat out long odds to be fantasy relevant.


Reciever Bryan Walters was resigned to the Seahawks' roster on Tuesday, as reported by the Seattle Times. Walters was cut by Seattle on Saturday, after missing week eight with a concussion. (Source: The Seattle Times)

Fantasy Impact: Walters has little to no fantasy value as a receiver. However, he should assume the return duties this Sunday. This could give a boost to Seattle's defensive unit, as their return game could use a spark.


The Seahawks have unexpectedly traded WR Percy Harvin to the New York Jets for a conditional 2015 draft choice. The deal is being finalized at the time of this update. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: On a scale of 1 to Trent Richardson, this trade is Richardsonian on how out of left field it was. This puts Harvin's fantasy value into a state of flux, as his QB situation has been massively downgraded. In an unfortunate quirk, Harvin will now have 3 byes this season: Week 4 (with SEA), this week (the Jets played Thu night) and during the Jets regular bye (Week 11). Harvin is a WR3 going forward in standard/PPR leagues, un-startable in daily leagues, and has been downgraded in dynasty formats.


Phil Bates has continued to impress Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson and numerous observers throughout the first 10 days of camp. Bob Condotta writes that Bates may be the "Seahawks' next breakout receiving star." (Source: SeattleTimes.com)

Fantasy Impact: A couple of weeks ago, Bate's chances of earning a roster spot with the defending champs seemed rather slim. Since then, veteran Sidney Rice retired and promising rookie Kevin Norwood has struggled with a lingering foot injury that could result in a trip to IR. This has opened the door for Bates, who appears to kicking it in on his own. The largest WR in Seahawks camp, Bates could end up seeing some red-zone work as he continues to develop, especially since Seattle had to put TE Anthony McCoy on IR last week. Dynasty owners that had an eye on Norwood may want to turn their attention to Bates instead.


Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports that although Spencer Ware is listed as a fullback, he is primarily taking snaps with the tailbacks. (Source: The Seattle Times)

Fantasy Impact: Condotta also stated that Ware "had a couple of nice runs during a red-zone drill" and "looked the part". A HB/FB tweener. The 5'10 228 pound Ware is a power runner who could carve out a Mike Tolbert type niche in the NFL. It should be noted that before injuring his ankle in 2013, Ware got garbage time carries over Christine Michael. If Marshawn Lynch was to hold out into the regular season, Ware could factor into a three-headed committee with Michael, and Robert Turbin.


A league source reports that the 27 year old wide receiver has decided to retire. (Source: ProFootballTalk.com)

Fantasy Impact: According to the source, Rice retired due to a history of concussions. His time in Seattle was marred by periods of injury as he missed 7 games in 2011, and the final 8 games along with the playoffs in 2013 with a torn ACL. Best known for his transcendent 2009 season, Rice retires after a 7 year career totaling 242 catches and 3,592 yards. His retirement virtually assures rookie WR Kevin Norwood a roster spot, and thrusts more responsibility on Paul Richardson and Jermaine Kearse.


Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (ankle/ MCL) told the media that he feels fully healthy at OTAs. “I feel great, my body is 100 percent,” Wilson said via the Seahawks Wire. “Running fast, feeling strong, throwing the ball well and all that. It’s been a great offseason.” (Source: Seahawks Wire)

Fantasy Impact: Wilson, who dealt with lingering ankle and MCL injuries for the duration of the 2016 season, told the press he feels "100 percent" healthy at OTAs. Although he did not miss any games last season, Wilson's production reflected his health not being fully intact. His mobility was clearly affected by the injuries as he posted career lows in rushing attempts (72), yards (259) and touchdowns (one). As a mobile quarterback, Wilson relies heavily on his ability to scramble and extend plays with his legs. If he can make a full recovery, Wilson could return to the high-end QB1 tier as a must-start option for the 2017 fantasy football campaign.

Category: Injury Updates


TMZ Sports is reporting Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested again Thursday for violating his probation in March. It was his second arrest in a two-week timeframe. (Source: TMZ Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Boykin was arrested in Dallas on March 27 for public intoxication and marijuana possession while on probation. On Thursday, a warrant was issued for his arrest because of last month's violation of probation and was taken into custody as a result. Although this is not a new incident, Boykin has been arrested at least three times since, and including, the Alamo Bowl incident in 2015. His career in Seattle as Russell Wilson's primary backup is in jeopardy.

Category: Rumors


Impending free agent quarterback Tavaris Jackson is expected to test the open market rather than re-sign with the Seahawks prior to March 9. (Source: Conor Orr of Around the NFL)

Fantasy Impact: Tavaris Jackson is rumored to exhaust his options rather than immediately staying put as Russell Wikson's backup. Numerous teams have needs at the quarterback position, and Jackson could compete for a starting job is he vacates Seattle.

Category: Rumors


B.J. Daniels threw for 45 yards and 1 touchdown on 6-for-14 passing in Seattle's victory Thursday night against the Raiders. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Daniels is looking to stick on the Seahawks roster anyway he can. Earlier this year, Daniels was being used as a wide receiver. With the final day of cuts looming, Daniels appears to be safe. However, he does not appear to be much of a fantasy asset.

Category: Game Recaps


The Seahawks offseason program may be over, but Eddie Lacy is still hard at work. Lacy has been showing off his workout program all offseason and says he "feels great" and he "hasn't missed a day." (Source: Eddie Lacy on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's great to hear. Lacy, who passed his latest contractual weigh-in earlier this June has his next weigh-in in August and needs to be at 245 pounds. Lacy is well on his way to a bounce-back season, and is a mid-to-high RB2.


Seattle Seahawks beat reporter Bob Condotta believes running backs Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls will "take a fairly equal share of the base down carries" in 2017. (Source: The Seattle Times)

Fantasy Impact: Since Marshawn Lynch retired following the 2015 season -- he recently un-retired and was acquired by the Oakland Raiders -- the Seahawks' backfield has been a volatile unit. Entering 2017, expect very much of the same. Although they signed Lacy as a free agent this offseason, Rawls, a similar style back, remains in the mix for carries and could split the early-down workload with the former. For the third down role/ primary receiver out of the backfield, expect that role to be handled by C.J. Prosise, who showed promise last season before being lost to injury. From a fantasy football perspective, Lacy should be the first RB coming off draft boards in upcoming fantasy drafts, but be sure to handcuff him with Rawls as neither one of them could be trusted to remain healthy or produce on a consistent basis. As for Prosise, he should be targeted around Round 10 or later, but should garner greater value in PPR scoring formats.

Category: Rumors


Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll made it "clear" that Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise will "compete" for the starting running back job in 2017. (Source: Marc Sessler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It appears that Rawls is not a shoe in to enter 2017 as Seattle's starting running back. Impending sophomore Prosise is expected to compete with Rawls for the top spot on the depth chart. As Rawls struggled for most of the 2016 season, Prosise, when healthy, was a stud, especially in the passing game. He caught 17 targets for 208 yards in six games. Due to their respective skill sets, expect Rawls to enter next season as Seattle's early down back, with Prosise garnering the role of the team's third-down back and primary receiver out of the backfield.

Category: Rumors


Alex Collins totaled 31 yards on two carries and two receptions in Saturday's loss to the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact: The Seahawks fell behind fairly early and were forced to abandon the run, which certainly didn't help Collins. It will be interesting to see how things shake out in the Seahawks' backfield in 2017, as C.J. Prosise will be returning from injury to pair with Collins and this weekend's starter Thomas Rawls.

Category: Game Recaps


Marcel Reece (bruised foot) was a doubt for the Divisional Playoff round against the Falcons, but should be good to go. Reece has two carries for 0 yards this season, but is a huge part of the running game with his blocking at fullback. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The fear for Reece was that he broke his foot and head coach Pete Carroll dismissed this fear yesterday. Reece did have a 31-yard reception this season, one of his five catches for 72 yards, but his main job is to fuel the running game that had 177 yards in the Wild Card round. Atlanta ranked 25th against fantasy RB this season and Reece will have to help Thomas Rawls and Co. keep the ball from MVP candidate Matt Ryan and the Falcons.

Category: Injury Updates


The Seattle Seahawks have waived RB Christine Michael. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In a surprise move, the Seahawks released Michael on Tuesday in the wake of Thomas Rawls' impending return in Week 11. Rawls is a must-add in all fantasy formats and should be considered Seattle's starting running back, at least for the early-down and goal-line work moving forward.

Category: Transactions


C.J. Spiller rushed twice for 12 yards and caught two passes on three targets for five yards and a touchdown in Seattle's 27-17 win over the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: It was a mild surprise to see Spiller active after signing with the Seahawks on Wednesday. He occupied the role that would have belonged to the injured C.J. Prosise and returned kickoffs. Spiller looked quick in limited action, but he's probably only going to be in Seattle until Prosise's wrist heals up. There's no reason to add him yet, but keep an eye on him in PPR leagues just in case.

Category: Game Recaps


Troymaine Pope didn't make the final cut in Seattle, but he was claimed off waivers by the Jets on Sunday. (Source: Bob Condotta in The Seattle Times)

Fantasy Impact: The undrafted rookie led the Seahawks in rushing in the preseason with 162 yards on 24 carries, and likely would have joined Seattle's practice squad had he gone unclaimed. He joins another crowded depth chart in New York, but the Jets must have liked what they saw from Pope in the preseason to give him a roster spot. Until his role (if any) reveals itself, keep him on your league's waiver wire.

Category: Transactions


According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Fred Jackson wants to "continue" his NFL career in 2016. (Source: Chris Wesseling of Around the NFL)

Fantasy Impact: Fred Jackson's NFL career is dwindling down as his production slipped dramatically in 2015. The 34-year-old running back finished last season with a mere 109 yards rushing on 26 carries. Jackson played more of a third-down back role in Seattle and was a receiving threat out of the backfield where his numbers were better in 2015. Jackson caught 32-of-41 targets for 257 yards and two touchdowns.

Category: Rumors


Marshawn Lynch announced his retirement on Sunday. Lynch tweeted a picture of Seahawks' green cleats hanging during the 4th quarter of the Super Bowl. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirmed that he did indicate to Seattle that he is, in fact, retiring as if that cryptic tweet didn't say it all. (Source: Ian Rapoport via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Marshawn Lynch officially retiring, the Seattle Seahawks have a huge hole at running back to fill. In 2016, Thomas Rawls is slated to step into the starting role in Lynch's absence with Christine Michael next in line.

Category: Transactions


Bryce Brown is expected to play his usual change of pace role in Sunday's Wild Card round matchup in Minnesota. (Source: Rob Rang on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although Christine Michael rushed for over 100 yards in the regular season finale, Bryce Brown found the end zone in that matchup. Brown is a touchdown or bust DFS play against Minnesota's stout defense on Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates


Harris was released Tuesday afternoon by Seattle. The Seahawks signed Bryce Brown earlier in the week, and the two were expected to compete for the lead role in the Seattle backfield the rest of the season. It appears Brown won that battle. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: That was quick. Harris was unimpressive in relief of Thomas Rawls against Baltimore, but his release seems to indicate Sunday's game will be the Bryce Brown show. He should be a top priority for your waiver pickups.

Category: Transactions


Turbin most likely has a high ankle sprain, possibly with ligament damage. He could be claimed off waivers but teams are not likely to bite. If not claimed, he would be put on Injured Reserve by the team. The Seahawks signed RB Fred Jackson earlier in the day, thus making him the No. 2 RB for the team. (Source: RapSheet on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While he has been the backup RB for the last two years, things are not shaping up well for Turbin this year. He has little fantasy value, even when he returns from his injury.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports that although Spencer Ware is listed as a fullback, he is primarily taking snaps with the tailbacks. (Source: The Seattle Times)

Fantasy Impact: Condotta also stated that Ware "had a couple of nice runs during a red-zone drill" and "looked the part". A HB/FB tweener. The 5'10 228 pound Ware is a power runner who could carve out a Mike Tolbert type niche in the NFL. It should be noted that before injuring his ankle in 2013, Ware got garbage time carries over Christine Michael. If Marshawn Lynch was to hold out into the regular season, Ware could factor into a three-headed committee with Michael, and Robert Turbin.


Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told the press wide receiver Tyler Lockett (leg) "made a big jump from last week to this week." (Source: John Boyle on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Carroll later added that there is a "good chance" Lockett will be at "full speed" by the start of July's training camp. The third-year wideout spent the better part of the offseason rehabbing from a broken leg and was finally cleared to participate in OTAs last week in a limited capacity. If Lockett does indeed make a full return to football activities at training camp, then barring a setback, he should be on the field for Week 1 of the 2017 regular season. At his WR61 ADP, Lockett is worth a late-round flier in upcoming fantasy drafts as he is expected to be an intricate part of Seattle's offense if his health remains intact.

Category: Injury Updates


Paul Richardson caught four of five targets for 83 yards in Saturday's loss to the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact: Richardson didn't find the endzone this weekend, but he turned in another impressive performance, taking over as the team's No. 2 WR with Tyler Lockett's injury.

Category: Game Recaps


Doug Baldwin caught five passes for 80 yards and a TD on nine targets in Saturday's loss to the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the loss, it was another solid outing for Baldwin. He ends his season on a good note, showing that 2015's breakout campaign wasn't a fluke. He'll be a top WR target in 2017 drafts.

Category: Game Recaps


Jermaine Kearse saw six targets as Seattle trailed nearly from the opening snap, but only reeled in one catch for seven yards.

Fantasy Impact: Kearse again drew many looks from Russell Wilson when things went badly, and again things went from bad to worse.

Category: Game Recaps


Kenny Lawler impressed the Seahawks during the team's minicamp with his catch radius. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The team considered Lawler a value in the seventh. While this could just be coach speak, it would seem that Lawler will be given a legitimate shot to make the team's roster to start the regular season. That will be his first hurdle to overcome before fantasy relevance can be discussed, especially in redraft leagues.


Seattle's Ricardo Lockette was carted off the field in Dallas after taking a ferocious hit on a kick return. He lay motionless on the field for quite a while before being moved to a stretcher and then carted off the field.

Fantasy Impact: The Seattle WR appears to have sustained a serious concussion and will not return to the game. Lockette is listed as 4th on the team depth chart.

Category: Injury Updates


Seattle Seahawks WR Chris Matthews has a slightly sprained shoulder. The team expects him to be back in roughly 10 days. (Source: Gregg Bell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Matthews made a name for himself during the Super Bowl last year. While that could qualify him as someone to keep an eye on this season, he's not likely to be drafted in your league.

Category: Injury Updates


Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times weighed in on local WR Kasen Williams I continue to get questions about Kasen Williams, the former University of Washington and Skyline High WR who took part in Seattle’s rookie mini-camp. The answer remains the same — don’t be surprised if he signs with the Seahawks prior to mini-camp." (Source: The Seattle Times)

Fantasy Impact: Condotta also stated that NFL rules would prohibit Williams from taking part in OTAs since UW has not held its graduation yet, and his absence from the 90 man roster was simply to get a look at another player. Williams looked like a future-star after a 77-878-6 line as a sophomore, only to be cut down by a lisfranc foot injury during his junior season. He had a horrific 20-189-2 line as a senior, and slipped out of the draft entirely. Williams isn't going to be fantasy relevant in 2015, but the Seattle WR corps are thin enough to allow an intriguing but flawed prospect such as Williams a chance to get a little bit of burn.

Category: Rumors


With Paul Richardson headed to the IR, fellow rookie WR Kevin Norwood is in line for a bigger role in the Seahawks passing game. "We’re excited to see [Norwood] play,” Pete Carroll said. “He’ll do a really good job, we totally trust that he knows what’s going on and can make the plays...we think he’s going to be a very effective player. We just haven’t seen a lot of him so that you would know that, but we’re OK about that. We’re going to definitely miss Paul, because he’s making a lot of big plays and tough catches in tough situations and stuff, so we’ll miss him. (Source: The Evertett Herald)

Fantasy Impact: While the fact that he wasn't particularly productive in college, or that great of an athlete compared to his cohort, when Kevin Norwood has been on the field, he's largely impressed. At this time I don't think anyone can say with any great confidence exactly what Norwood is, but he isn't the field stretching burner that Paul Richardson was. Norwood should be #3 on the Seattle WR pecking order behind Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse, but he is a thrifty option in daily formats due to his bottom-rung price tag.


After working out QB Terrelle Pryor, the Chiefs signed him to a one year contract for an unspecified amount. (Source: KansasCity.com)

Fantasy Impact: This either means one of two things, the Chiefs plan on cutting capable, but relatively expensive backup QB Chase Daniel, or they plan on using Pryor as a WR or TE. With the signing of Pryor, the Chiefs have five QBs on the roster in Pryor, Alex Smith, Chase Daniel, rookie 5th rounder Aaron Murray, and developmental project Tyler Bray. Pryor now gets to work with a coach in Andy Reid who has a history of maximizing the talent of his quarterbacks, but will have to beat out long odds to be fantasy relevant.


Reciever Bryan Walters was resigned to the Seahawks' roster on Tuesday, as reported by the Seattle Times. Walters was cut by Seattle on Saturday, after missing week eight with a concussion. (Source: The Seattle Times)

Fantasy Impact: Walters has little to no fantasy value as a receiver. However, he should assume the return duties this Sunday. This could give a boost to Seattle's defensive unit, as their return game could use a spark.


The Seahawks have unexpectedly traded WR Percy Harvin to the New York Jets for a conditional 2015 draft choice. The deal is being finalized at the time of this update. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: On a scale of 1 to Trent Richardson, this trade is Richardsonian on how out of left field it was. This puts Harvin's fantasy value into a state of flux, as his QB situation has been massively downgraded. In an unfortunate quirk, Harvin will now have 3 byes this season: Week 4 (with SEA), this week (the Jets played Thu night) and during the Jets regular bye (Week 11). Harvin is a WR3 going forward in standard/PPR leagues, un-startable in daily leagues, and has been downgraded in dynasty formats.


Phil Bates has continued to impress Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson and numerous observers throughout the first 10 days of camp. Bob Condotta writes that Bates may be the "Seahawks' next breakout receiving star." (Source: SeattleTimes.com)

Fantasy Impact: A couple of weeks ago, Bate's chances of earning a roster spot with the defending champs seemed rather slim. Since then, veteran Sidney Rice retired and promising rookie Kevin Norwood has struggled with a lingering foot injury that could result in a trip to IR. This has opened the door for Bates, who appears to kicking it in on his own. The largest WR in Seahawks camp, Bates could end up seeing some red-zone work as he continues to develop, especially since Seattle had to put TE Anthony McCoy on IR last week. Dynasty owners that had an eye on Norwood may want to turn their attention to Bates instead.


A league source reports that the 27 year old wide receiver has decided to retire. (Source: ProFootballTalk.com)

Fantasy Impact: According to the source, Rice retired due to a history of concussions. His time in Seattle was marred by periods of injury as he missed 7 games in 2011, and the final 8 games along with the playoffs in 2013 with a torn ACL. Best known for his transcendent 2009 season, Rice retires after a 7 year career totaling 242 catches and 3,592 yards. His retirement virtually assures rookie WR Kevin Norwood a roster spot, and thrusts more responsibility on Paul Richardson and Jermaine Kearse.


ESPN's Sheil Kapadia reports Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll "gave a strong indication" that tight end Jimmy Graham would be retained for the 2017 season. "I thought Jimmy had a terrific year," Carroll said of the 30-year-old tight end. "He was explosive. He was dynamic. He blocked like he's never blocked before. He became a factor on the perimeter blocking stuff, and he's a highlight film. He's got so many big plays that he made during the year." (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Graham, who is entering his contract year in 2017, finally had his breakout campaign as a member of the Seahawks in 2016. After an injury-plagued 2015, his first year with the club in which he struggled mightily, Graham bounced back this season finishing the year with a 65-923-6 stat line while playing in all 16 games. Although the Seahawks could opt to release Graham without taking a dead cap hit this offseason -- he's due no guaranteed money of his $10 million salary for 2017 -- Seattle's best option is likely to let him play out the final year of his deal before making a decision on his future. His recent injury history and age will play a role in whether or not he will be re-signed in 2018. Graham and quarterback Russell Wilson showcased a tremendous rapport that continued to develop throughout the year. If Seattle elects to part ways with the tight end this offseason, they would have to fill a gaping hole at a position that was the Achilles heel of their offense in the years prior to acquiring Graham.

Category: Rumors


The Seattle Seahawks have waived TE Cooper Helfet (foot) with an injury settlement and will be reverted to the team's injured reserve list if he passes though waivers. (Source: Seattle TImes)

Fantasy Impact: Helfet appeared in 14 games in 2015 with the Seahawks and caught 13 targets for 130 yards. He has no fantasy value in 2016.

Category: Transactions


According to Brady Henderson of 710 ESPN Seattle, Seahawks rookie tight end Nick Vannett could struggle to find a receiving role in 2016. (Source: 710 ESPN Seattle)

Fantasy Impact: "There are only so many balls to go around in Seattle’s run-first offense, especially for tight ends not named Jimmy Graham," said Henderson. That said, he does believe Vannett will factor heavily in blocking and could see the field plenty as a rookie to fill that role. He remains off the redraft radar, but is worth monitoring and stashing in dynasty leagues.


Luke Wilson(concussion) is inactive in Sunday's Wild Card matchup against the Vikings. (Source: John P Boyle on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Luke Wilson will miss his second consecutive game on Sunday due to a concussion. Cooper Helfert and Chase Coffman will assume Wilson's workload in Sunday's game in Minnesota. Neither one are viable DFS options in this one.

Category: Injury Updates


Seattle Seahawks TE Chase Coffman caught four passes for 29 yards and a touchdown on Sunday. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: This was Coffman's first touchdown of the season, and second of his career.

Category: Game Recaps


Former Seahawks tight end Anthony McCoy has signed with Washington. He has not played a down since 2012. Two years in a row he has torn his Achilles tendon – the right one during organized team activities (OTAs) in 2013 and the left one in training camp last summer. At 6-foot-5, 259 pounds, he is primarily a blocking tight end. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: McCoy adds depth here but he is hardly worth mentioning unless his role expands with the Redskins. He may steal a goal line touchdown here and there if Washington gets the play-action game going, but other than that, should not be a starting option.

Category: Transactions


Per Adam Schefter, the Seattle Seahawks have released veteran TE Zach Miller, the team also released DT Jesse Williams and OT Garrett Scott. (Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While the Seahakws will certainly miss his blocking ability and veteran leadership, his release from Seattle could be beneficial for Miller. In the not so distant past, Miller showed that he could be a fantasy factor given the right circumstances, posting 56-778-1 and 66-805-3 lines in 2008 and 2009 with Oakland. As long as Denver and Atlanta are still viable options, Miller has hope of being a sneaky contributor in 2015.

Category: Transactions


Head Coach Pete Carroll stated that Tony Moeaki, who missed the Divisional Playoff with a calf injury, "should be able to play" against Green Bay. (Source: The Seattle Times)

Fantasy Impact: Moeaki is an interesting flyer to take in daily formats this week, but mainly this just stretches the targets even thinner in Seattle. While the Conference Championship is most likely going to be a moderately high scoring affair, Moeaki is a shot in the dark.


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the former Seattle Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka is expected to sign with the Buffalo Bills Thursday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hauschka's tenure in Seattle is over after six years with the club. The free agent kicker is expected to sign with Buffalo Thursday. Hauschka was successful on 33-of-37 field goal attempts, good for 89.2 percent, and 29-of-35 extra point attempts in 2016 and was reliable more times than not throughout the year. Despite being a top fantasy kicker in recent years, singing with Buffalo will likely hinder his value for 2017.

Category: Transactions


Seattle DST piles up sacks

Mon, Jan 2nd 1:05am EST
By Adam Inman

SEA

The Seahawks DST sacked San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick a whopping five times in a 25 - 23 win in San Francisco on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The Seattle unit has been up and down recently, but it is still chock-full of talent and will be one of the first defenses off the board next season.

Category: Game Recaps


Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told the media safety Earl Thomas (leg) is "on track" to play in the season opener. (Source: Bob Condotta on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas, who is recovering from a broken leg suffered last December, is expected to be ready for the season opener. Although he is said to be "ahead of schedule" in his rehab, Thomas' availability for training camp remains up in the air. Still, Carroll is suggesting a Week 1 return for the Pro Bowl defensive back.

Category: Injury Updates


Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider told KIRO-AM Seattle on Wednesday that "the news is real" regarding the possibility of trading cornerback Richard Sherman. "I think we're a very unique organization in that regard. We have a great relationship with a lot of our players," Schneider said. "There's very much an openness. What you've seen lately in the news is real. That's on both sides. It's just open communication." (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: It appears that Sherman is very much on the trading block as Schneider confirmed Wednesday. The 29-year-old cornerback has been one of, if not the best player at his position over the course of the last four seasons and would likely garner a first round draft pick in return for his services. Expect the Patriots, Cowboys and Falcons to be in the mix to attempt to acquire Sherman leading up to the NFL Draft that begins on April 27.

Category: Rumors


Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett reported to training camp. Bennett was a possible hold-out candidate due to his disappointment with his current deal. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Seattle finished the 2015 season as the sixth-ranked D/ST in fantasy football with 168 points and averaged 10.5 FPPG over a 16 game span. In 2016, Seattle's D/ST should be considered as one of the best units in fantasy football that will likely finish in the top eight in points scored by the end of the season.

Category: Rumors


Chris Clemons to retire

Thu, Jul 28th 9:29pm EDT
By Israel Katz

Seattle Seahawks DE Chris Clemons has informed the team he is planning to retire, source says. He had rejoined the team on a one-year deal in the spring. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Clemons had a great career. It is sad to see someone with so much leadership and emotion leave the game of football. Congrats on a great career Chris.

Category: Transactions


The Seattle Seahawks and DT Jarran Reed agreed to terms on his rookie deal on Thursday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jarran Reed was selected in the second-round of the NFL Draft and is touted as a steal by being selected at that spot. Reed will likely be heavily used in Seattle's defensive line rotation or compete with Ahtyba Rubin for the starting job.

Category: Transactions


Seattle has drafted offensive tackle Germain Ifedi out of Texas A&M to end the first day of the draft.

Fantasy Impact: Ifedi is a versatile lineman who can play both tackle and guard, much like many of the lineman favored by Seattle's offensive line coordinator Tom Cable. Russell Wilson and Thomas Rawls can only benefit from an improved offensive line, but the loss of Russell Okung will be create big shoes for Ifedi to fill.


Seattle Seahawks GM John Schneider spoke to NFL media about Kam Chancellor's contract situation and said that he does "not expect Chancellor to hold out" in 2016. (Source: Around the NFL)

Fantasy Impact: Kam Chancellor is one of the league's most highly regarded safeties at his position. The six-year veteran played in 11 games with the Seahawks in 2015 and finished the season with 74 tackles, two interceptions, one forced fumble and four pass deflections. Chancellor is a game-changing player who makes Seattle's defense more dangerous and will benefit from a full 16 game slate from the veteran defensive back.

Category: Rumors


Rookie defensive lineman Frank Clark accounted for 2 sacks and a tipped pass on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. He was regularly in the backfield and was responsible for several quarterback hits and hurries as well.

Fantasy Impact: Clark can be left on the IDP waiver wire in most leagues as Seattle regularly rotates defensive lineman. However, in a keeper format he is a name to watch as inflating salaries will inevitably cause Seattle to part ways with some of its veteran talent in the future.

Category: Game Recaps


Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril took down Blaine Gabbert twice on Sunday as the Seahawks beat the 49'ers 29-13. The two sacks lift his season total to 6.5 and mark the first time he's had 2+ sacks in a game since 2012.

Fantasy Impact: Cliff Avril has become a cheap replacement option for owners who have struggled to find DL replacement help. With the byes over he may see his ownership dip, but he does have a nice schedule during the fantasy football playoffs.

Category: Game Recaps


Seattle Seahawks LB K.J. Wright had nine tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery that he almost took to the house on Sunday night versus the Arizona Cardinals. However, the Seattle secondary was torched by Carson Palmer and the Seahawks would lose by a score of 39-32. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: Wright had a nice game, but it came in a losing effort. Seattle's defense was still valuable from a fantasy perspective because they forced three turnovers and scored on LB Bobby Wagner's fumble recovery touchdown (where K.J. Wright forced the fumble), but allowing 39 points surely lost them points in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps


Seattle Seahawks CB Jeremy Lane is practicing, but as Seahawks.com writer John Boyle states, "Pete Carroll wouldn’t rule Lane out for this week’s game, but considering this is his first week of practice since the Super Bowl, it would seem more likely the Seahawks give him a week or two before activating him from the PUP list..." (Source: John Boyle for Seahawks.com)

Fantasy Impact: The Seattle defense has been pretty strong this season in terms of points allowed, so it will be interesting to see what type of role Jeremy Lane will play when he returns. Perhaps they should use him on offense, because their offensive weapons have been extremely suspect all season.

Category: Game Recaps


Bobby Wagner was a full participant in practice on Tuesday, and says he expects to play against the 49ers on Thursday night. (Source: Sheil Kapadia on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wagner missed Week 6 due to a strained pectoral muscle, but was very close to giving it a go. The Seahawks struggled without him, allowing the most rushing yards in any game this season, as well as three total rushing scores. He's on track to play against the 49ers, who are 23rd in the league in total offense.

Category: Injury Updates


Seattle Seahawks Outside Linebacker Bruce Irvin said that he will be showing up to training camp absolutely ripped. Irvin, who as popped for PED's in 2013, said he has been tested multiple times this off season and that an increase in workout activity and a shift in diet are responsible for the added muscle. Irvin is looking for a big contract extension after Seattle declined his 5th year option (Source: Seattle Sports Radio KJR)

Fantasy Impact: Irvin is a freakish athlete who has a nose for getting to the Quarterback, and as he prepares to head into a contract year he may be lined up for a statistical breakout. Seattle may struggle to retain Irvin after handing Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright extensions this off season,so it's possible that Irvin is auditioning for his next team. Before you consider rostering him make sure you check your league settings as he is listed as a Defensive End in some Formats and an Outside Linebacker in others.


Ex-Seahawks safety Jeron Johnson tweeted on Monday that he has signed with the Redskins. The deal is a two-year, $4 million contract. (Source: Jeron Johnson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson joined the Seahawks as undrafted free agent in 2011. He hasn't played much on defense and spent most of his time on special teams, but should get more time in the secondary in Washington. Johnson was Seattle's leading tackler on kick coverage last season.

Category: Transactions


The 2013 Super Bowl MVP agreed to terms with the Oakland Raiders. The strong connection that he had with new Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. made this an expected move. (Source: Scott Bair @ CSNBayArea.com)

Fantasy Impact: Smith should get some regular playing now, instead of being a depth player for the Seahawks. There is speculation that he may be moved to middle linebacker. The Mack-Moore-Smith linebacking core should be an exciting and explosive unit. If Smith does indeed become the starter at middle linebacker, he has the potential to be a cheap homerun option for those in IDP leagues.


When asked about the prospects of ending up with the Eagles, free agent CB Byron Maxwell stated "They run the (defensive) scheme that I’m talking about. Cover 3, man press, and they’re committed to winning, so definitely Philadelphia. If they were to come at me, I would definitely have to consider them." (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Maxwell has been open about his interest in Philidelphia and Jacksonville during the period before free agency, and figures to command a hefty sum. It's safe to say that Maxwell has played his last game in Seattle, leaving a secondary where it seems he was the only healthy member.


A Twitter exchange between Kam Chancellor and Tharold Simon hinted that Simon underwent surgery on an injured shoulder sometime earlier this week. His timetable to return is unknown. (Source: The Seattle PI)

Fantasy Impact: With Earl Thomas undergoing shoulder surgery on Tuesday, Simon is the second Seattle defensive back to go under the knife this off-season. With Thomas, Richard Sherman, and Kam Chancellor recovering from injurites and Byron Maxwell expected to depart, Simon could have an increased role in 2015, if he can make it back from surgery on-time to prove that his true talent level is closer to his mini-breakout regular season instead of what he showed during a disastrous post season.

Category: Injury Updates


Gap-plugging defensive tackle Brandon Mebane only recorded 1 solo tackle in the Seahawks Week 3 victory over the Broncos.

Fantasy Impact: While Mebane disappointed fantasy managers, he was a major cog in the Seattle defense's run-stuffing effort, as the Broncos only managed 36 yards rushing on 20 attempts. Mebane has had a quiet year statistically thus-far, but bigger statistical days are on the horizon. Mebane is the 19th ranked Defensive Tackle per FantasyPros.


Undrafted Free Agent LB Brock Coyle continued his impressive pre-season with an 8 tackle game against the Chargers. When asked about Coyle, Head Coach Pete Carroll stated “I’m not worried about (starting Coyle) one bit, if he had to play, he could play. It’s not even a big deal to us right now. He’s done it, so he’s kind of gotten through that.” (Source: The Spokesman-Review)

Fantasy Impact: Coyle is receiving an unexpected bounty of playing time in the wake of Bobby Wagner's hamstring injury. Coyle is an athletic specimen, measuring in at 6'1, 243, and possessing 4.6 speed and a 37 inch vertical, he was also a national-class skier until devoting himself to football full time. If Wagner misses any regular season games, and Coyle finds himself in a three-down MLB role, he could deliver sneaky fantasy value.


Rookie DL Cassius Marsh participated in the short, walk-through practice after his MRI showed no damage may be able to play tomorrow night. (Source: The Tacoma News Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: This is an absolute best-case scenario for the impressive rookie out of USC. While chances are Marsh will not play in tonight's preseason action, he still has a shot to be a key contributor to Seattle's impressive defense in 2014.


Terry Blount of ESPN.com reports Seahawks DE Benson Mayowa has gained 10 pounds. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: Mayowa flashed serious pass-rush potential in the 2013 pre-season, recording 3.5 sacks in 4 games. Mayowa is raw, and only appeared in 2 games during 2013, but could factor into the rotation in 2014 due to the departure of Chris Clemons. Ignore in redraft leagues, but monitor in deeper dynasty IDP leagues.


Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett reported to training camp. Bennett was a possible hold-out candidate due to his disappointment with his current deal. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Seattle finished the 2015 season as the sixth-ranked D/ST in fantasy football with 168 points and averaged 10.5 FPPG over a 16 game span. In 2016, Seattle's D/ST should be considered as one of the best units in fantasy football that will likely finish in the top eight in points scored by the end of the season.

Category: Rumors


Chris Clemons to retire

Thu, Jul 28th 9:29pm EDT
By Israel Katz

Seattle Seahawks DE Chris Clemons has informed the team he is planning to retire, source says. He had rejoined the team on a one-year deal in the spring. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Clemons had a great career. It is sad to see someone with so much leadership and emotion leave the game of football. Congrats on a great career Chris.

Category: Transactions


The Seattle Seahawks and DT Jarran Reed agreed to terms on his rookie deal on Thursday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jarran Reed was selected in the second-round of the NFL Draft and is touted as a steal by being selected at that spot. Reed will likely be heavily used in Seattle's defensive line rotation or compete with Ahtyba Rubin for the starting job.

Category: Transactions


Rookie defensive lineman Frank Clark accounted for 2 sacks and a tipped pass on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. He was regularly in the backfield and was responsible for several quarterback hits and hurries as well.

Fantasy Impact: Clark can be left on the IDP waiver wire in most leagues as Seattle regularly rotates defensive lineman. However, in a keeper format he is a name to watch as inflating salaries will inevitably cause Seattle to part ways with some of its veteran talent in the future.

Category: Game Recaps


Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril took down Blaine Gabbert twice on Sunday as the Seahawks beat the 49'ers 29-13. The two sacks lift his season total to 6.5 and mark the first time he's had 2+ sacks in a game since 2012.

Fantasy Impact: Cliff Avril has become a cheap replacement option for owners who have struggled to find DL replacement help. With the byes over he may see his ownership dip, but he does have a nice schedule during the fantasy football playoffs.

Category: Game Recaps


Gap-plugging defensive tackle Brandon Mebane only recorded 1 solo tackle in the Seahawks Week 3 victory over the Broncos.

Fantasy Impact: While Mebane disappointed fantasy managers, he was a major cog in the Seattle defense's run-stuffing effort, as the Broncos only managed 36 yards rushing on 20 attempts. Mebane has had a quiet year statistically thus-far, but bigger statistical days are on the horizon. Mebane is the 19th ranked Defensive Tackle per FantasyPros.


Rookie DL Cassius Marsh participated in the short, walk-through practice after his MRI showed no damage may be able to play tomorrow night. (Source: The Tacoma News Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: This is an absolute best-case scenario for the impressive rookie out of USC. While chances are Marsh will not play in tonight's preseason action, he still has a shot to be a key contributor to Seattle's impressive defense in 2014.


Terry Blount of ESPN.com reports Seahawks DE Benson Mayowa has gained 10 pounds. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: Mayowa flashed serious pass-rush potential in the 2013 pre-season, recording 3.5 sacks in 4 games. Mayowa is raw, and only appeared in 2 games during 2013, but could factor into the rotation in 2014 due to the departure of Chris Clemons. Ignore in redraft leagues, but monitor in deeper dynasty IDP leagues.


Seattle Seahawks LB K.J. Wright had nine tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery that he almost took to the house on Sunday night versus the Arizona Cardinals. However, the Seattle secondary was torched by Carson Palmer and the Seahawks would lose by a score of 39-32. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: Wright had a nice game, but it came in a losing effort. Seattle's defense was still valuable from a fantasy perspective because they forced three turnovers and scored on LB Bobby Wagner's fumble recovery touchdown (where K.J. Wright forced the fumble), but allowing 39 points surely lost them points in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps


Bobby Wagner was a full participant in practice on Tuesday, and says he expects to play against the 49ers on Thursday night. (Source: Sheil Kapadia on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wagner missed Week 6 due to a strained pectoral muscle, but was very close to giving it a go. The Seahawks struggled without him, allowing the most rushing yards in any game this season, as well as three total rushing scores. He's on track to play against the 49ers, who are 23rd in the league in total offense.

Category: Injury Updates


Seattle Seahawks Outside Linebacker Bruce Irvin said that he will be showing up to training camp absolutely ripped. Irvin, who as popped for PED's in 2013, said he has been tested multiple times this off season and that an increase in workout activity and a shift in diet are responsible for the added muscle. Irvin is looking for a big contract extension after Seattle declined his 5th year option (Source: Seattle Sports Radio KJR)

Fantasy Impact: Irvin is a freakish athlete who has a nose for getting to the Quarterback, and as he prepares to head into a contract year he may be lined up for a statistical breakout. Seattle may struggle to retain Irvin after handing Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright extensions this off season,so it's possible that Irvin is auditioning for his next team. Before you consider rostering him make sure you check your league settings as he is listed as a Defensive End in some Formats and an Outside Linebacker in others.


The 2013 Super Bowl MVP agreed to terms with the Oakland Raiders. The strong connection that he had with new Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. made this an expected move. (Source: Scott Bair @ CSNBayArea.com)

Fantasy Impact: Smith should get some regular playing now, instead of being a depth player for the Seahawks. There is speculation that he may be moved to middle linebacker. The Mack-Moore-Smith linebacking core should be an exciting and explosive unit. If Smith does indeed become the starter at middle linebacker, he has the potential to be a cheap homerun option for those in IDP leagues.


Undrafted Free Agent LB Brock Coyle continued his impressive pre-season with an 8 tackle game against the Chargers. When asked about Coyle, Head Coach Pete Carroll stated “I’m not worried about (starting Coyle) one bit, if he had to play, he could play. It’s not even a big deal to us right now. He’s done it, so he’s kind of gotten through that.” (Source: The Spokesman-Review)

Fantasy Impact: Coyle is receiving an unexpected bounty of playing time in the wake of Bobby Wagner's hamstring injury. Coyle is an athletic specimen, measuring in at 6'1, 243, and possessing 4.6 speed and a 37 inch vertical, he was also a national-class skier until devoting himself to football full time. If Wagner misses any regular season games, and Coyle finds himself in a three-down MLB role, he could deliver sneaky fantasy value.


Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told the media safety Earl Thomas (leg) is "on track" to play in the season opener. (Source: Bob Condotta on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas, who is recovering from a broken leg suffered last December, is expected to be ready for the season opener. Although he is said to be "ahead of schedule" in his rehab, Thomas' availability for training camp remains up in the air. Still, Carroll is suggesting a Week 1 return for the Pro Bowl defensive back.

Category: Injury Updates


Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider told KIRO-AM Seattle on Wednesday that "the news is real" regarding the possibility of trading cornerback Richard Sherman. "I think we're a very unique organization in that regard. We have a great relationship with a lot of our players," Schneider said. "There's very much an openness. What you've seen lately in the news is real. That's on both sides. It's just open communication." (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: It appears that Sherman is very much on the trading block as Schneider confirmed Wednesday. The 29-year-old cornerback has been one of, if not the best player at his position over the course of the last four seasons and would likely garner a first round draft pick in return for his services. Expect the Patriots, Cowboys and Falcons to be in the mix to attempt to acquire Sherman leading up to the NFL Draft that begins on April 27.

Category: Rumors


Seattle Seahawks GM John Schneider spoke to NFL media about Kam Chancellor's contract situation and said that he does "not expect Chancellor to hold out" in 2016. (Source: Around the NFL)

Fantasy Impact: Kam Chancellor is one of the league's most highly regarded safeties at his position. The six-year veteran played in 11 games with the Seahawks in 2015 and finished the season with 74 tackles, two interceptions, one forced fumble and four pass deflections. Chancellor is a game-changing player who makes Seattle's defense more dangerous and will benefit from a full 16 game slate from the veteran defensive back.

Category: Rumors


Seattle Seahawks CB Jeremy Lane is practicing, but as Seahawks.com writer John Boyle states, "Pete Carroll wouldn’t rule Lane out for this week’s game, but considering this is his first week of practice since the Super Bowl, it would seem more likely the Seahawks give him a week or two before activating him from the PUP list..." (Source: John Boyle for Seahawks.com)

Fantasy Impact: The Seattle defense has been pretty strong this season in terms of points allowed, so it will be interesting to see what type of role Jeremy Lane will play when he returns. Perhaps they should use him on offense, because their offensive weapons have been extremely suspect all season.

Category: Game Recaps


Ex-Seahawks safety Jeron Johnson tweeted on Monday that he has signed with the Redskins. The deal is a two-year, $4 million contract. (Source: Jeron Johnson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson joined the Seahawks as undrafted free agent in 2011. He hasn't played much on defense and spent most of his time on special teams, but should get more time in the secondary in Washington. Johnson was Seattle's leading tackler on kick coverage last season.

Category: Transactions


When asked about the prospects of ending up with the Eagles, free agent CB Byron Maxwell stated "They run the (defensive) scheme that I’m talking about. Cover 3, man press, and they’re committed to winning, so definitely Philadelphia. If they were to come at me, I would definitely have to consider them." (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Maxwell has been open about his interest in Philidelphia and Jacksonville during the period before free agency, and figures to command a hefty sum. It's safe to say that Maxwell has played his last game in Seattle, leaving a secondary where it seems he was the only healthy member.


A Twitter exchange between Kam Chancellor and Tharold Simon hinted that Simon underwent surgery on an injured shoulder sometime earlier this week. His timetable to return is unknown. (Source: The Seattle PI)

Fantasy Impact: With Earl Thomas undergoing shoulder surgery on Tuesday, Simon is the second Seattle defensive back to go under the knife this off-season. With Thomas, Richard Sherman, and Kam Chancellor recovering from injurites and Byron Maxwell expected to depart, Simon could have an increased role in 2015, if he can make it back from surgery on-time to prove that his true talent level is closer to his mini-breakout regular season instead of what he showed during a disastrous post season.

Category: Injury Updates