Seattle Seahawks June Scouting Report
Is there a more dead football month than June? What new top 50, top 30 or top 20 lists can sports writers come up with to keep writing something about the NFL as summer gets started? The closest thing to news is that I forgot to mention in my May report how good of a free agent pickup NT Al Woods is for Seattle. He adds run stopping depth even though he does not have the potential impact of DE Ziggy Ansah. Woods impact is much less doubtful however! So let’s do a quick round up of where things sit as we inch our way closer to camp.
Yep. QB Russell Wilson is still here. Check. Top 10 if not top 5 fantasy quarterback material. QB Paxton Lynch and QB Geno Smith sit in the background to give us something to talk about at this position for the first time since Wilson was drafted. I say money wins out and Smith is cut.
Short story here is that coaching wins. A couple of years ago most of these same guys were being ridiculed mercilessly. Now media folks are gradually allowing that maybe someone in the Pacific Northwest can block. Even if you have to remind them that LT Duane Brown is here. I look for continued improvement here and that leads to fantasy points.
Yep. Another ‘chip on the shoulder’ kind of offseason. RB Chris Carson ran all over the place last year giving Seattle a serious ground game and he is not even on most top 10 lists. 20? 25? Okay maybe RB Rashaad Penny hanging out with RB Marshall Faulk over the summer has people thinking that he is not so bad of a Penny after all? Carson should be a steal in most fantasy drafts this year. And then grab Penny late too as insurance. Sounds like a standard way to line up a dozen touchdowns and over a thousand yards on your fantasy team.
Angry Doug did get what press there was for Russ’s targets, but WR Tyler Lockett also deserves some media love. I think he should go around #15 or so. WR DK Metcalf remains a gamble that I would nab in the later fantasy rounds. Camp could make that all different though. One way or the other.
I want to start OT George Fant as my fantasy tight end! Since we can’t, TE Will Dissly may have some fantasy value here. But not enough to start week to week.
PK Jason Myers will be a typical Seahawks kicker rarely getting double digit fantasy points. He will be fun to draft for Seahawk fans, otherwise just a decent starting kicker.
Who knows what will happen with this D? I get to keep saying that my IDP pick is LB Bobby Wagner each week probably until he retires. Which will not be soon. But this D for fantasy points in general? The secondary could be very good. Or not. Ziggy could be crazy good and start every game. Or not. DE LJ Collier could show that he was worth their first pick. Or not. The only certainty is that they have a massively talented group of linebackers. Those linebackers will either have the support of a good defensive line and secondary, or not. For now the team D should remain right in the middle of the NFL for fantasy value.
Can camp just start already?
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