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Seattle Seahawks fantasy preview

Who to target and avoid in fantasy football from the Seattle Seahawks

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Warren Sharp’s Strength of Schedule: Warren Sharp projects the Seahawks to face the NFL’s 8th-easiest overall offensive schedule of 2019.

Must Draft

Chris Carson is in line to see a career workload. HC Pete Carroll’s commitment to establish the run, even when losing games, will see to that. The Podfather, Matt Kelley, of the Rotounderworld Radio recently suggested he’s heard rumors that OC Brian Schottenheimer consulted with some non-Seahawks analytical minds this offseason to get a better understanding of how to use running backs in the passing game. If true, this is a big step forward for both Carson and the team. Carroll has spoken highly of Carson’s pass catching ability this preseason, for what it’s worth.

With the departure of Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett steps in the Seahawks’ No. 1 receiver role, in the slot. Last year, Lockett was absolutely devastating running routes on the inside and has a serious chance to finish the year as a low-end WR1. With the WR corps depleted by injury and lack of talent and almost no tight end pass-catchers to speak of, Lockett will unquestionably see a career-high target volume.

Good Values

Russell Wilson has long been compared to Drew Brees and the comparison remains apt here. If you’re looking to burn a mid-round pick on a reliable quarterback, Wilson is your man. He’s due for positive rushing regression but will always have a capped ceiling in the Pete Carroll offense.

Monitor

Theoretically, D.K. Metcalf is a perfect match for Russell Wilson and Seattle’s play-action passing game. His recent knee surgery and low-volume of targets is a concern.

Rashaad Penny is marching dangerously close to Bust territory. An underwhelming preseason dropped him from every-week-flex-consideration in June to bench-spot-afterthought entering Week 1.

Avoid

John Ursua, Gary Jennings Jr., and Will Dissly.