Kam Chancellor made a huge difference in the defense this week; Seattle was better in all phases on defense last Sunday. Granted, they were playing a Bears team that started a backup QB, receivers were once again afraid to go up the middle, the defense was rushing to the ball, and getting solid pressure. I know this stat makes no difference in fantasy football but in the first 2 weeks, Seattle’s defense missed 17 tackles; last week they missed 1.
Marshawn Lynch is currently a 50/50 to play Monday night against the Lions with a hamstring injury. Even if he plays, he may only play for the first half like last week, especially if the game gets out of hand which it likely will now that Seattle’s defense looks like Seattle’s defense again. If Lynch doesn’t play, I believe Thomas Rawls will get 15-20 carries again. Last week he got 104yds on 16 carries and seems to be the back up who gets more carries while Fred Jackson may play more in passing situations. If Lynch doesn’t go, Rawls becomes a RB3/Flex or better.
Russell Wilson had a pedestrian week going 20-30 and 1 TD, but he did make a concerted effort to target Jimmy Graham, who doubled his season numbers. With Lynch being a game-time decision, Jimmy Graham may get even more looks this week. Definitely start Graham. Russell Wilson remains a QB1 option only because of his production in the run game.
Once again, Tyler Lockett had a big return, this time a 105yd return TD. At this point in the season, he is still a flier because he doesn’t get many looks in the passing game just yet, but he has definitely proven himself as a consistent big gain return man. So if you are in a league with points for return yards, he is always a borderline flex play.
The Seahawks are 9-0 in their last 9 MNF games. Seattle takes this one. Graham gets another TD, Rawls gets 80+ yards, Russell throws for 260 and 2 TD’s, Defense gets 2 INTs, 3 Sacks and gives up 6 points.