Seattle Seahawks

NFC West

Rookie WR D.K. Metcalf has drawn high praise from QB Russell Wilson. (Source: Around the NFL on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: When asked about D.K. Metcalf on Wednesday morning, Wilson said the receiver is “looking really really special,” adding, “he can do anything and everything and he’s tremendous.” That’s promising news for Metcalf, who should get plenty of opportunities immediately, with Tyler Lockett his only real competition for targets.

Category: Rumors


Ezekiel Ansah has no timetable for return from his shoulder injury following his new contract with the Seattle Seahawks. (Source: http://sports.mynorthwest.com/643343/seahawks-de-ziggy-ansah-seattle-was-perfect-fit-for-me/)

Fantasy Impact: The Seahawks were willing to give him $6M in guaranteed money after shipping Frank Clark off to the Chiefs in April. There have been conflicting reports on how quickly he'd be ready to play, but as of now, Week 1 is certainly still in question.

Category: Injury Updates


The Seahawks released Baldwin with a failed physical designation. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Baldwin's NFL career could be over after the veteran wide receiver underwent three surgeries to repair shoulder, knee and sports hernia injuries. The diminutive 30-year-old put together back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2015-16 but was limited to 50 catches for 718 yards and five scores in 13 games last season.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Defensive end Frank Clark has been traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for the Chiefs’ 2019 first-round pick, 2020 second-round pick, and a swap of 2019 third-round picks. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The move makes sense for both parties, as Kansas City could use a premiere pass-rusher, and the Seahawks could use some salary cap relief after recently signing QB Russell Wilson to a massive $140-million deal. Clark, who was given the franchise tag by the Seahawks in March, racked up 32.0 sacks and 66.0 QB hits over his last three seasons. He had yet to sign his franchise tender, which would have paid him over $17 million this season. Clark becomes the next big addition to the Chiefs’ defense, which has already added talented safety Tyrann Mathieu this offseason. The Seahawks now own the 21st and 29th picks in the first round of this year’s draft.

Category: Transactions


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Seattle Seahawks and QB Russell Wilson have agreed to terms on a four-year deal worth $140 million that includes a $65 million signing bonus late Monday night. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Just ahead of Wilson's implied deadline, the Seahawks awarded their star quarterback with a lucrative four-year extension that will make him the NFL's highest-paid player. With his new deal, Wilson is tied to the Seahawks until 2023. While there were trade rumors looming to send Wilson packing, the Seahawks proved that they are committed to their quarterback, who has led Seattle to a pair of Super Bowls earlier in his carer, winning one. Included in the deal is $107 million in guaranteed money as well as a no-trade clause. With all things being considered, Wilson is due $157 million over the course of the next five years.

Category: Transactions


Brett Hundley will reportedly sign a one-year deal with the Cardinals. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hundley got some starts in Green Bay when Aaron Rodgers was injured two years ago but failed to impress. He was the backup to Russell Wilson in Seattle last year and for now he'll back up Josh Rosen in Arizona.

Category: Transactions


Adam Schefter of ESPN reports Earl Thomas and the Baltimore Ravens have agreed to a four-year contract worth a total of $55 million. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The deal includes $32 million in guaranteed money. Thomas is coming off a major leg injury and was reportedly only seeking a two-year deal worth $30 million, but this is obviously much more than that. The 29-year-old safety will be an upgrade to an already great Baltimore defense.

Category: Transactions


Mike Davis signs with Bears

Tue, Mar 12th 9:43am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Free agent RB Mike Davis is expected to sign with the Bears. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Davis joins a Bears' team that has several questions remaining at RB. Chicago was rumored to be in the market for one of the higher-priced free agents, but Davis allows them flexibility this offseason. Jordan Howard could remain in town following Davis' signing, and the team could also target an RB early in the 2019 NFL Draft. Davis showed that he can be fantasy relevant if given a large enough role, including a 21-carry, 101-yard, two-TD game against the Cardinals in 2018. However, he was expendable in Seattle with the emergence of Chris Carson and former first-rounder Rashaad Penny.

Category: Transactions


Nick Vannett caught one of his two targets for five yards in Saturday's loss to the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Vannett had 29 catches for 269 yards and three touchdowns during the regular season, representing his best output of his career. With Will Dissly and Ed Dickson to compete with in 2019, it's unlikely that Vannett will develop into a usable fantasy asset. He's not relevant in any league absent further developments.

Category: Game Recaps


Rashaad Penny gained 29 yards on four carries in the Seahawks' loss to the Cowboys on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Penny gained 28 yards on one carry, but just a single yard on his other three carries combined. His regular season stats for 2018 were a meager 419 yards rushing with two touchdowns, a huge disappointment for the first-round pick. With Chris Carson proving to be a strong asset and under team control for two more seasons, Penny's outlook for next year remains unclear. But he will likely at least see a larger share of the workload than he did this season, assuming he stays in shape.

Category: Game Recaps


Seahawks RB Chris Carson rushed 13 times for 20 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for negative yardage in Saturday night's Wild Card loss to Dallas.

Fantasy Impact: Carson had a terrific regular season but came up short in the playoffs. Despite rushing for at least 90 yards and a touchdown in each of his past four games and for at least 100 and a score in each of his past three, he only managed 20 yards against Dallas. Carson will look to return as Seattle's RB1 in 2019 even with the presence of Rashaad Penny, who could be in line for a greater role in his own right. Sprinkling in Mike Davis as well, the Seahawks backfield could once again lead the NFL in rushing next season.

Category: Game Recaps


K.J. Wright finished Saturday's 24-22 loss to the Cowboys with nine total tackles, seven being solo, and an interception.

Fantasy Impact: Wright is an interesting LB for next season IDP owners need to keep in mind. Missing a majority of the season with a knee injury, Wright could be a sneaky draft pick in deeper IDP leagues. He finished the regular season with 23 total tackles.

Category: Game Recaps


Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett caught 4-of-6 targets for 120 yards in Saturday night's Wild Card loss to Dallas.

Fantasy Impact: Aside from Russell Wilson, Lockett was the only other Seahawks offensive player to get by a stout Dallas defense. He went for 120 yards on four receptions. Lockett, who easily had a career year in 2018, will look to keep it going next season as the Seattle WR1.

Category: Game Recaps


Seahawks TE Ed Dickson caught 4-of-5 targets for 42 yards in Saturday night's Wild Card loss to Dallas.

Fantasy Impact: Dickson was the second most productive pass catcher for the Seahawks in the loss, which explains a lot. The Dallas defense wouldn't let any-one player get going into a rhythm outside of Tyler Lockett on the enemy side. Dickson will likely return to the Seahawks in 2019.

Category: Game Recaps


Seahawks K Sebastian Janikowski was successful on 2-of-3 field goal attempts in Saturday night's Wild Card loss to Dallas.

Fantasy Impact: Janikowski suffered a game-ending lower-body injury trying a 55 plus yard kick at the end of the second half. Not only did he miss, but he also did not return to the game, which likely made a difference in Seattle's game-planning the rest of the way. Janikowski could retire this offseason.

Category: Game Recaps


The Seattle D/ST surrendered 380 total yards and 24 points in Saturday night's Wild Card loss to Dallas.

Fantasy Impact: Seattle's defense gave up nearly 400 yards of total offense to a Cowboys offense that occasionally struggles. While they did sack Dak Prescott once and pick him off once, it wasn't enough to make it a plus fantasy outing if you stared them in DFS.

Category: Game Recaps


David Moore quiet in Week 17

Mon, Dec 31st 7:39am EST
By Brendan Tuma

David Moore caught two passes for 16 yards as the Seahawks beat the Cardinals in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Moore went all of December without catching three passes in a game. There just wasn't enough volume to go around once Doug Baldwin returned from injury. The 23-year-old finished the season with 445 receiving yards and five touchdowns. He's worthy of a stash in dynasty leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. The team’s other starting safety, Tedric Thompson, has been ruled out with a chest issue. (Source: The News Tribune )

Fantasy Impact: McDougald, who was named as a Pro Bowl alternate on Tuesday, has been battling patella tendonitis in his knee for about two months and had the issue flare up in last Sunday’s loss to the 49ers. He returned to the team Friday after spending a few days in California receiving regenoikine blood-spinning injection treatment. Head coach Pete Carroll said he expects McDougald to play against the Chiefs.

Category: Injury Updates


Tedric Thompson out Week 16

Sat, Dec 22nd 12:33am EST
By Alex Johnson

Seahawks safety Tedric Thompson (chest/ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday night’s game against the Chiefs. (Source: The Seattle Times)

Fantasy Impact: Thompson is dealing with swelling in his chest that was discovered earlier in the week while the team was examining his shoulder. Head coach Pete Carroll said Thompson cannot play until the team knows more. “He’s got some swelling in there that’s of question, so we’re just making sure we are doing the right thing,” Carroll said, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. “Just some fluid in an unusual place. It’s not a life-threatening deal at all. It’s just, you can’t play with it so we’ve got to wait until it goes away.” Thompson inherited the starting free safety job in the fifth game of the season when Earl Thomas suffered a season-ending injury.

Category: Injury Updates


Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks suffered a broken tibia in Monday night’s win over the Vikings. The injury will force him to miss the rest of the season. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Kendricks suffered the injury in his first game back from an eight game suspension stemming from insider trading charges. He’s set to be sentenced in January and is facing a possible two-to-three years in prison. At 28 years old, it’s possible he has played his last down in the NFL.

Category: Injury Updates