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ESPN fantasy projections for Seahawks’ skill players

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ESPN recently released some fantasy projections for all the skill players out there, and they had each of their team bloggers give thoughts on those numbers. Below are their fantasy projections for some of the Seattle Seahawks’ most relevant skill players, but a sample of what Seahawks’ blogger Sheil Kapadia had to say about them:

Russell Wilson’s projection: 3,686 passing yards, 29.2 TDs, 10.1 INTs; 494.7 rushing yards, 2.4 rushing TDs

Sheil’s take: “Take the over ... Only three quarterbacks completed at least 65 percent of their passes and averaged at least 8.0 yards per attempt last season: Wilson, Ben Roethlisberger, and Andy Dalton. Wilson threw for 4,024 yards in 2015 and is a good bet to top that mark this season.”

Thomas Rawls’ projection: 1,171.1 yards, 6 TDs

Sheil’s take: “Take the under on the yards and the over on the touchdowns ... It's certainly possible that Rawls exceeds the fantasy projection of 1,171 yards, but it's worth noting that last season only two running backs had a higher yardage total.”

Doug Baldwin’s projection: 74.7 catches, 989.6 yards, 7 TDs

Sheil’s take: “Over ... The strength of Baldwin's game is efficiency. He was targeted 97 times last year, 32nd among wide receivers. But his catch rate of 80.4 percent ranked first.

A 1,000-yard season with at least nine touchdowns is realistic for Baldwin in 2016.”

Tyler Lockett’s projection: 53.4 catches, 802.9 yards, 5.7 TDs

Sheil’s take: “Over ... The Seahawks are not a high-volume passing offense, but 900 yards and eight touchdowns is a reasonable projection for Lockett, and he has upside.”

Jimmy Graham’s projection: 79.7 catches, 618.7 yards, 6.7 TDs

Sheil’s take: “By all accounts, Graham has been fully invested in his rehab, and he is a special athlete. But given the uncertainty involved with this specific injury, it's difficult to take the over here.”