Seattle Seahawks July Scouting Report
Please give up with the pretend locker room stories and let’s play ball. Camp is just a week away and we can finally start a new season and ignore the BS.
Seattle continues to put everything on QB Russell Wilson. If this guy goes down the season is over. Despite that the offensive line is not a priority. It should be LT George Fant, LG Luke Joeckel, C Justin Britt, RG Mark Glowinski and RT Germain Ifedi attempting to keep Wilson healthier than last year. Wilson has tremendous upside but more than half the plays should go to the running game making him less desirable in a fantasy draft than might be expected. Do not take him too early, but do try to get him on your fantasy team.
RB Eddie Lacy gets the attention and the early draft picks, but RB Thomas Rawls is healthy and may be a better choice. RB C.J. Prosise will also contend for carries as well as receiving out of the backfield. There is nothing sure enough here to take one of these guys early. Do not be like the East Coasters and grab Lacy early because they have not heard of anyone else in Seattle. Rawls could be the steal of your fantasy draft, make sure you get him.
WR Doug Baldwin is an obvious pick with WR Tyler Lockett also healthy and challenging for fantasy points. Both of them should be mid round targets. WR Paul Richardson and WR Jermaine Kearse can be late rounders if you are a Seahawks fan, but no other reason to take the risk on them.
TE Jimmy Graham will outperform whatever you project out of him. This should be a huge year for him and he should be one of the first fantasy tight ends off the board.
PK Blair Walsh has no competition other than himself and I am not sure if he will win. I would not draft him. If he is better than I expect then he will still be on your waiver wire and you can grab him if he proves me wrong.
IDP has to be LB Bobby Wagner who almost had the all-time tackle record last year. Not that anyone hears about him. If he played in New York he would be all you hear about. Draft him early. DT Malik McDowell and DT Jarran Reed will add to DE Michael Bennett, DE Cliff Avril, and DE Frank Clark making the line extremely good. If DT Nazair Jones can start as well then this could be the best defensive line Seattle has had in the Wilson years.
CB Richard Sherman will continue his dominance especially with a healthy SS Kam Chancellor, and FS Earl Thomas. If CB DeShawn Shead is healthy then all will be well. If he is not then rookie CB Shaquill Griffin may get an early shot at being in the LOB.
Seattle’s team D should be nabbed early in any fantasy draft.
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