When Russell Wilson rushes for over 100 yards and Marshawn Lynch pounds in 4 rushing touchdowns, usually the Seahawks will win at home.
Apparently the Seahawks prefer to run...
Russell Wilson - It was a mix of impressive and not so impressive for Mr. Wilson on Sunday. Russell rushed for a 107 yards on 14 carries, and totaled 172 pass yards on 17 attempts while tossing his fourth & fifth interceptions of the season. This was Russell's third 100+ yard rushing game of the season. Seattle is a run heavy team to start with, but, the inclement weather was probably partly to blame for the team total 45 rushing attempts.
Wilson now has 500 rushing yards on the season and is on pace for 885 total rush yards. His 4 rushing touchdowns are three more than last year, and he is already just 39 yards short of his entire 2013 rushing total of 539 yards. Wilson will continue to be a mid-high QB1, and he could flirt with weekly top 5-6 production if he continues to rush this well and dial back in his pass game.
(107 Rush Yards, 1 Rush TD, 172 Pass Yards, 2 INTs = Total Points 21.58)
Marshawn Lynch - A major focal point of the offense during Seattle's very first drive, Lynch racked up 39 yards and a score right off the bat on Sunday. It wasn't until late in the second quarter when Lynch found the endzone again, as he pounded a read option handoff in from two just yards out. Did I say two touchdowns? I must have been mistaken because early in the 4th quarter Lynch found running room again as he punched in another score from 3 yards out. Did I say 3 touchdowns? Because what I actually meant to say was "4 touchdowns", this is not a joke, because even later in the 4th quarter Lynch found pay dirt a 4th time from 16 yards out.
He was on fire as he poured on 140 rush yards on 21 carries (6.7 YPC). He remains the clear cut focal point of this offense and is a no brainer weekly high-end RB1 going forward.
(140 Rush Yards, 4 Rush TDs, 1 Catches, 23 Rec Yards = Standard 40.3/PPR 41.3 Points)
Robert Turbin - If he wasn't extremely fantasy relevant prior to his fumble Sunday, then Turbin won't be anymore relevant after it. Turbin has essentially played as a cog between Marshawn Lynch's potential final season and Christine Michael's ascension as the heir apparent to the feature back role in Seattle. The Hawks continue to give him more opportunities than Michael out of the backfield, but, the writing is on the wall here. At the absolute best Turbin is a flex option in extremely deep PPR leagues for his pass catching abilities.Unfortunately today he produced nothing in the pass game.
(32 Rush Yards = 3.2 Points)
Christine Michael - Uh oh, I believe we had a sighting today. Michael Produced 71 yards on 4 carries Sunday, and flashed the ability that most of us have been touting all year long. If there wasn't already a dagger in the NYG Giants late in the 4th quarter Sunday, then surely Christine Michael's absurd 45 yard rush to the 2 yard line put one there. His opportunities weren't vast, but, he flashed all his owner needed to see. His future ceiling is incredibly high and he remains a premier dynasty league hold.
(71 Rush Yards = 7.1 Points)
Doug Baldwin - Limited to just two targets and two catches for 21 yard in the first half, Doug opened the game quietly with the Seahawks major emphasis on the run. This is what we talked about, even though he is the best option in this pass game from week to week he will also give you underwhelming performances like this. He did see a team high 6 targets, but, the associated production was nothing to write home about. Baldwin will continue to be a weekly WR3/WR4 for PPR purposes as Wilson #1 receiver.
(4 Catches, 31 Rec Yards = Standard 3.1/PPR 7.1 Points)
Jermaine Kearse - Sundays box score doesn't tell the true story here for, Kearse. Wilson overthrew a wide open Jermaine Kearse in the endzone by a country mile while under duress Sunday. If they had connected it would have been a 45 yard catch and score. Kearse instead finished the day with a 3-70 stat line, and, all around moderate performance for those who started him. Hes nothing more than a WR5 with unpredictable big play abilities.
(3 Catch, 70 Rec Yards = Standard 7/PPR 10 Points)
Ricardo Lockette - 1 catch for 17 yards is the type of stat line that comes from the type of guy that none of us are starting. He can't be trusted to produce anything tangible from week to week and if you have him on your roster then you have much bigger problems.
(1 Catches, 16 Rec Yards = Standard 1.6/PPR 2.6 Points)
Cooper Helfet - If Luke Willson won't get it done then I guess Cooper will. Over the past 3 weeks we've seen Helfet make some big time receptions for big time gains, and, Sunday he flashed that ability once again as he opened the game with a sideline catch for 32 yards. The rest of the game he would go full on mime and not produce another catch. Luke Willson sustained a leg injury in this game so Helfet was left as the lone tight end. With Miller out and now Wilson, Helfet has temporarily moved up the depth chart until Tony Moeaki can get up to speed.
(1 Catch, 17 Rec Yards = Standard 1.7/PPR 2.7 Points)
Seattle Seahawks - When the game began it seemed as if there may never be an answer for Eli Manning and his new rookie target Odell Beckham, but, as the game went on the Seattle DST found ways to put points on the board. Albeit again not their best outing but for those who started them you'll take it.
(17 Points Allowed, 2 Sacks, 1 INT, 1 Fum Rec, 29 Return Yards = Standard/PPR = 7.73 Points)
Steven Hauschka - A relatively silent performance from the man known as Steven. As he finished the day going 1/1 from field goal range and 5/5 from extra point tries. The Seahawks have the ability to move the ball down the field on nearly every drive and most weeks Marshawn Lynch won't be cashing in 4 touchdowns. Hauschka will be a solid start next week in Kansas City when the Seahawks go battle the Chiefs on the road.
(1 FG's, 5 XP = 8 Total Points)
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