Player News - Seahawks

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The Seattle D/ST currently carries the highest ADP among fantasy defenses.

According to average draft position data from FantasyPros.com, the Seahawks are being selected first among fantasy D/ST units after finishing the 2014 season first in both points and yards allowed per game. Drafting a fantasy defense early is generally an ill-advised move, but new defensive coordinator Kris Richard should easily be able to keep the Seattle defense near the top of the NFL once again.
Source: FantasyPros
Aug 29 - 10:31 AM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll expects FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) to be ready for Week 1.

Thomas is missing the entire preseason as he regains strength in his surgically-repaired shoulder. Thomas has never missed a game in five NFL seasons.
Aug 27 - 3:38 PM

Dion Bailey is expected to start at strong safety if Kam Chancellor's holdout continues into the regular season.

A sophomore UDFA out of USC, Bailey's playmaking ability has vaulted him to the top of the depth chart in Chancellor's absence. "He had an amazing ability to get to the ball, a bunch of interceptions," said Seahawks’ assistant head coach for defense Rocky Seto. "It’s shown up on the field in practices and hopefully it translates into games, too." Even when Chancellor is back, Bailey should make an impact as Seattle's No. 3 safety.
Aug 27 - 12:22 PM

Seahawks RBs coach Sherman Smith said dependability and accountability have been the issues holding back third-year RB Christine Michael.

"It’s about becoming more dependable, doing stuff consistently,’’ Smith said. "That’s always been his Achilles’ heel. The physical talent is there, absolutely no question about that. But we want him to become more dependable and more accountable.’’ Michael fumbled in the preseason opener, but coach Pete Carroll seems overall pleased with C-Mike. Despite rumblings that UDFA Thomas Rawls is pushing him, Michael appears locked in as the No. 3 back.
Aug 26 - 11:57 AM

Coach Pete Carroll dismissed the idea of undrafted rookie Thomas Rawls pushing Christine Michael for the Seahawks' No. 3 running back job.

Michael appears locked into the job unless he gets traded, but that's purely been Twitter-fueled speculation. Carroll raved about Michael's attention to detail heading into year three, while saying Rawls and fellow UDFA Rod Smith are simply "trying to hang" and "pushing themselves" to try and make the team. We still like Rawls' physicality. He's worth monitoring in deep Dynasty leagues.
Aug 25 - 8:43 PM

Marshawn Lynch was fined $75,000 for not talking to the media after the NFC Championship Game.

The silence that birthed one million #taeks was always expected to generate a fine in excess of $50,000. Lynch has appealed. Lynch is a top-five RB1.
Aug 25 - 6:39 PM

Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson (ankle) is expected to be back for the regular season opener.

"He’s making pretty good progress," coach Pete Carroll said. "We’re really shooting for the opener right now at this point with him and think he’ll make that." Jackson suffered a high-ankle sprain in the preseason opener.
Aug 25 - 12:16 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Richard Sherman (hip) could have played Friday night.

Sherman returned to practice this week, but the Seahawks decided to play it safe in a meaningless preseason game. He should be good to go for the team's dress rehearsal. Will Blackmon (groin) should also be good to go next week.
Aug 22 - 8:54 AM

Seahawks UDFA RB Thomas Rawls rushed four times for 20 yards in Friday night's second preseason game.

The undrafted rookie from Central Michigan continued to operate as Seattle's No. 4 back, behind Marshawn Lynch, Robert Turbin, and Christine Michael. Rawls hurt himself by dropping a screen pass early in the fourth quarter. Through two preseason affairs, Rawls has 51 yards on 13 carries. He did catch a 19-yard touchdown pass in Seattle's preseason opener.
Aug 21 - 11:09 PM

Christine Michael managed 27 yards on ten carries in the Seahawks' second preseason game.

With Marshawn Lynch resting again, C-Mike was Seattle's No. 2 back through the rotation for the second straight week, entering behind Robert Turbin. While Michael did see action with the first team, he was ineffective, consistently running into the backs of his blockers. Michael has wicked physical tools, but it seems the light still hasn't flipped on entering his third NFL season. Through two preseason games, C-Mike has 17 carries for 42 yards.
Aug 21 - 11:02 PM

Seahawks rookie WR Tyler Lockett caught three balls for 42 yards in Friday night's second preseason game.

After putting on a kickoff-return show in Seattle's preseason opener, Lockett mixed in with the first-team offense at receiver this week. It may have only been because Chris Matthews (shoulder) was inactive, but is notable nonetheless. Lockett's big play occurred down the seam in the third quarter, gaining 25 on a throw from R.J. Archer. While we don't have high hopes for Lockett in re-draft leagues, he is most certainly a worthwhile Dynasty stash, and could come into fantasy value soon if something happens to Doug Baldwin.
Aug 21 - 10:59 PM

Jimmy Graham caught three balls for 39 yards in Seattle's second preseason game Friday night.

Graham was up-and-down as a blocker in the run game, but he showed chemistry as a receiver with Russell Wilson, repeatedly gashing Kansas City's defense down the seams. NFL Network's Michael Robinson noted during a break in the game that Graham has dominated red-zone targets at Seahawks camp. While Graham's reception total is a virtual lock to dip in Seattle's run-first attack, he will remain a solid candidate for double-digit TDs and deserves to be the No. 2 tight end on fantasy cheatsheats behind Rob Gronkowski.
Aug 21 - 10:20 PM

Robert Turbin rushed six times for four yards in the Seahawks' second preseason game Friday night.

With Marshawn Lynch resting, Turbin was Seattle's every-down back with the first-team offense for the second straight week. Christine Michael and impressive UDFA Thomas Rawls appear to be a good distance behind Turbin. Through two preseason games, Turbin has 17 yards on 11 carries. He is the top bet to handcuff Lynch, but would likely be the lead back in a committee involving Michael and/or Rawls if something happened to BeastMode.
Aug 21 - 9:45 PM

Former Seahawks fullback and NFL Network analyst Michael Robinson said SS Kam Chancellor is willing to sit out the entire season.

"From what I know of the situation, yeah," Robinson said. "He’s dug in. He really feels that they have the ability to pay him." The Seahawks have been in talks with Chancellor, but there hasn't been any progress with his contract situation. Chancellor would forfeit more than $264,000 per game if his holdout carries into the regular season.
Aug 21 - 8:15 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor is prepared to extend his holdout into the regular season.

Per Schefter, Chancellor is "not close to budging." Coach Pete Carroll says the sides have maintained an open dialogue, but Chancellor isn't buying whatever the Seahawks are selling. With FS Earl Thomas still rehabbing his shoulder injury, Chancellor isn't entirely without leverage, but he's unlikely to earn anything other than a ceremonial raise or token guarantee.
Aug 20 - 7:49 PM


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