Russell Wilson is a borderline QB2 this week. He’s facing an Arizona defense that loves to blitz, a situation that Wilson and the offensive line have not handled well this season.
Jimmy Graham is still the top receiving option on this team and even though Lockett is the deep threat, Graham is still worthy of a starting spot. Graham leads the team in targets and receptions. Start Graham. Start Tyler Lockett only if you get points for return yards and you have a hole in your lineup because of bye weeks. Baldwin and Kearse don’t put up consistent enough numbers to warrant a start.
The Legion of Doom is back, getting more sacks and allowing less points. Their biggest weaknesses are that they give up big points to tight ends and they aren’t getting the interceptions that they are used to seeing. The Cardinals don’t use their tight ends much so expect that position to be a non issue.
Steven Hauschka is definitely worth starting, as the Seahawks are the worst red-zone offense in the NFL and he is 94% on field goals this season.
X-Factor: The Seahawks are 15-2 in primetime games (9-0 at home) and have only lost 4 games in the second half of the last three seasons under Pete Carroll. The Seahawks will be ready to go and will have an explosive game.