Jimmy Graham - TEPosted 7/21/16 12:43pm ET
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) is recovering from a ruptured right patellar tendon which he suffered Nov. 29. He is expected to be back on the field for the start of the regular season, but he won't be rushed back. Through the first 12 weeks last season he was the team's most targeted player.
Huddle Up: This is a serious injury in which Graham is trying to bounce back from, and there is a definite risk that he won't play in -- or be at full strength for -- a full 16 games. That's the main reason why we currently have him ranked as a borderline TE1.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 7/20/16 12:54am ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson led all quarterbacks in Defense-adjusted Value Over Average (DVOA) last season when he was adequately protected, according to Football Outsiders. DVOA measures efficiency by comparing success on every play to the league average based on situation and opponent. Wilson was solid under pressure, too, ranking fourth in DVOA among quarterbacks.
Huddle Up: Thanks to career highs in passing yards (4,024) and TDs (34), Wilson finished fourth among fantasy QBs last season and is expected to be a top-five QB again this year. He'll be even better if the Seahawks can trim the 46 sacks (sixth most in the league) they allowed last season. In other words, an ideal QB to target if Cam Newton, Aaron Rodgers and, say, Andrew Luck are the first three off the board in your draft.
Thomas Rawls - RBPosted 7/11/16 12:02am ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) said he will 'most definitely' be ready for the start of training camp, according to ESPN's Sheil Kapadia.
Huddle Up: Fantasy GMs will have their sights trained on the Pacific Northwest as Rawls rolled up 857 total yards and scored five TDs in a 10-game midseason stretch last season.
Tarvaris Jackson - QBPosted 6/29/16 10:19am ET
Free-agent QB Tarvaris Jackson (Seahawks) is not expected to re-sign with the Seattle Seahawks after serving as the backup there for the past three years. The team has QBs Trevone Boykin and Jake Heaps on the roster as backups to starting QB Russell Wilson.
Huddle Up: The Seahawks may also be wary of bringing Jackson back after his recent domestic issues. Might be a different situation if he were a starter, but Seattle has backup options in Boykin and Heaps so why mess with the uncertainty of Jackson's off-the-field tribulations?
Tyler Lockett - WRPosted 6/28/16 1:24am ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett will be moved around on offense in 2016 and is a central part of the team's offensive plans, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Lockett has spent this offseason working on beating press coverage.
Huddle Up: The Seahawks' offense had to transition to more reliance on the pass last season after Marshawn Lynch went down with an injury, and Russell Wilson was up to the challenge. With Lynch retired, the onus will be on Wilson and the passing game once again--and that means Lockett will have a chance to build on last season's success.
Nick Vannett - TEPosted 6/28/16 4:04pm ET
Seattle Seahawks rookie TE Nick Vannett has exceeded expectations so far in his first offseason. Head coach Pete Carroll said Vannett is a natural pass-catcher despite being billed as more of a blocking tight end. 'He shows the savvy and instincts that you hope a guy has,' Carroll said, adding that QB Russell Wilson has really clicked with Vannett.
Huddle Up: The third-round pick is a name to keep in mind -- along with Luke Willson and Cooper Helfet -- if Jimmy Graham can't make it all the way back from last season's knee injury.
C.J. Prosise - RBPosted 6/28/16 4:29pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise (hip) is going to need to have a really good training camp after not being able to participate fully this offseason with a hip flexor, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: Yeah, the rookie needs to get on the field and show his wares, but keep in mind that projected starter Thomas Rawls also has been MIA due to injury this offseason so things are very much unsettled all-around in the Seattle backfield heading into training camp.
Doug Baldwin - WRPosted 6/28/16 10:36pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin signed a four-year contract extension through 2020 on Tuesday, June 28. The deal is worth a total of $46 million, with $24.25 million in guaranteed money, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The undrafted wideout has parlayed his stunningly successful career year (78-1,069-14) into quite the nice payday, but beware of reaching too high for him in fantasy drafts as his TD numbers are about to regress.
Tarvaris Jackson - QBPosted 6/25/16 10:54pm ET
Free-agent QB Tarvaris Jackson (Seahawks) was arrested Friday, June 24, and has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly pulled a gun on his wife.
Huddle Up: While his attempt at quarterback play was criminally bad, this is obviously far more significant. Don't look for him to return to his previous role as Russell Wilson's clipboard holder any time soon.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 6/20/16 5:23pm ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson threw 24 touchdowns and one interception in the last seven games after the offense shifted to emphasize quicker passes, timing routes and spread formations. He was sacked 31 times in the first seven games and just 15 times in the last nine games as getting rid of the ball quickly helped negate struggles on the offensive line. Head coach Pete Carroll said to expect more of that in 2016.
Huddle Up: Seattle's offense changed by necessity when Marshawn Lynch went down with an injury. Now that Lynch is retired and backup Thomas Rawls' health status is iffy the Seahawks may be forced once again to lean on Wilson's arm rather than their beloved ground game. That bodes well for Wilson to repeat last season's fantasy numbers.
Thomas Rawls - RBPosted 6/17/16 2:16pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) and Jimmy Graham (knee) should 'absolutely' be ready for Week 1 of the regular season, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: Carroll naturally is optimistic, but it's going to be tight considering both players sustained their serious injuries in the second half of last season. Look for progress starting early in training camp.
Christine Michael - RBPosted 6/17/16 7:56pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael said he lost around eight pounds this offseason and feels a little quicker. He currently weighs 217 pounds.
Huddle Up: Between stints with the Seahawks and Cowboys, Michael logged a career-most 57 offensive touches last season, but he facing a serious challenge for PT from rookies C.J. Prosise, Alex Collins and Zac Brooks -- even if recovering projected starter Thomas Rawls misses some time early in the season.
Tyler Lockett - WRPosted 6/14/16 8:07pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett is growing as a receiver and has improved on getting better releases off the line of scrimmage, according to WR Doug Baldwin. 'He's so quick and he's so fast that there's no reason for guys to be able to put their hands on him at the line of scrimmage,' Baldwin said. Lockett caught 51 passes (second on the team) for 664 yards and six touchdowns in his rookie year.
Huddle Up: The 2015 third-round pick garnered headlines early last season as a kick returner but came on late as a receiver. Don't be surprised if he gives Doug Baldwin a run for the team's unofficial No. 1 WR role in Year 2.
Jimmy Graham - TEPosted 5/27/16 10:50am ET
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) might be ready to play in Week 1 of the regular season, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Graham continues to recover from a torn patellar tendon he suffered last season.
Huddle Up: The Seahawks' passing game actually seemed to improve after Graham left the lineup, so it will be interesting to see how Seattle and Russell Wilson incorporate their big-ticket tight end into the offense--and what the fantasy fallout will be.
Thomas Rawls - RBPosted 5/27/16 10:50am ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) may be healthy enough to play by Week 1 of the regular season, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Rawls is still recovering from a fractured ankle he suffered late last year.
Huddle Up: Rawls is presumably the starter in Seattle, but there are still plenty of variables: whether he's ready to play, whether or not Marshawn Lynch stays retired, and which if any of the rookie running backs step up and make a push for playing time. At present it's a bit of a fantasy mess; hopefully we'll get more clarity in August.
Thomas Rawls - RBPosted 5/17/16 1:33pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RBs Thomas Rawls, Christine Michael and C.J. Prosise could be called on early and often in 2016, according to WR Doug Baldwin. Baldwin said the Seahawks are going to go back to the run game and not pass as much this season.
Huddle Up: Rawls, the second-year back, figures to be the main beneficiary as he averaged 22 carries per game in the five full games he started and finished last season while Marshawn Lynch was out.
Doug Baldwin - WRPosted 5/17/16 2:12pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin wants to focus on his catch rate for next season, ideally hauling in any catchable target. Baldwin only dropped two passes in 2015 while catching 78 balls, 14 of which were touchdowns.
Huddle Up: Two drops hardly necessitate an offseason devotion to improving his catch rate, but maybe that attention to detail is why Baldwin is emerging as a top-end receiver.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 5/13/16 9:50am ET
Retired Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch hasn't filed retirement papers, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, and he has not contacted the team about his plans for 2016.
Huddle Up: Anyone else envision a scenario where Lynch takes the summer off, then shows up in mid-August saying he still wants to play? Until those retirement papers are submitted, best keep a spot for Lynch at the bottom of your cheat sheet... just in case.
Trevone Boykin - QBPosted 5/13/16 12:50pm ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Trevone Boykin has a good shot at earning the backup quarterback position behind QB Russell Wilson, with only QB Jake Heaps with whom to compete. Head coach Pete Carroll thinks Boykin's style of play fits well with Seattle's offense and is similar to Wilson.
Huddle Up: Wilson hasn't missed a start in four seasons, but Boykin's skill-set definitely projects as a good match for the backup gig in the Pacific Northwest.
Ricardo Lockette - WRPosted 5/12/16 10:29am ET
Former Seattle Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette (neck) will announce his retirement Thursday, May 12, according to a source. Lockette suffered a season-ending neck injury last season.
Huddle Up: Lockette reportedly cannot turn his neck, which would make it extremely difficult to play football. The Seahawks are not short on candidates to take his place in their receiver rotation.
Doug Baldwin - WRPosted 5/8/16 1:49pm ET
The Seattle Seahawks might ink WR Doug Baldwin to a contract extension this offseason in an effort to free up some room under the salary cap.
Huddle Up: The price of poker, though, certainly has gone up with Baldwin who is coming off a career year (78-1,069-14) as Russell Wilson's No. 1 target, but it's too good of a fit for the two side not to hammer something out.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 5/6/16 12:26pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has been placed on the league's reserve/retired list.
Huddle Up: Perhaps the big clue was Seattle drafting three running backs, but it definitely appears as if Lynch's productive and memorable nine- year NFL run has come to an end.
Ricardo Lockette - WRPosted 4/21/16 10:19am ET
Free-agent WR Ricardo Lockette (neck) said Wednesday, April 20, that he is taking his recovery 'day by day' after a scary season-ending neck injury in November. He is no longer wearing a neck brace, and said he intends to play again.
Huddle Up: Doesn't sound like Lockette will be returning to the field any time soon, but the good news is his recovery is heading in the right direction.
Thomas Rawls - RBPosted 4/14/16 3:38pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) and TE Jimmy Graham (knee) are expected to be ready for Week 1, according to general manager John Schneider. Schneider added that both players are at similar stages in their rehabs, and he couldn't identify one as being further along. He said he didn't know if either would play in the preseason. 'Right now, their rehab's going well,' Schneider said. 'We're trying to get them ready for the season. We're not trying to get them ready to play Minnesota in the preseason.'
Huddle Up: A Week 1 return has been generally expected for Rawls, but it still seems a little optimistic to count on Graham playing in the opener. Stay tuned as we'll continue to update their progress throughout the summer.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 4/10/16 11:17pm ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and WRs Tyler Lockett and Paul Richardson have been working out together at the University of Southern California.
Huddle Up: Wilson posted career highs with 4,024 yards and 34 TD passes last season and the further development of Lockett and Richardson -- third- and second-round picks the last two seasons -- would help him approach those aerial numbers again.
Doug Baldwin - WRPosted 4/7/16 5:52pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin said the team hasn't had discussions with him about a contract extension yet. Baldwin is entering the final year of his contract, and on the heels of a career year, he could fetch a contract worth close to $10 million annually.
Huddle Up: Baldwin's reception and receiving-yard totals have increased steadily in each of the last three seasons, and while his 14 TD grabs last season don't figure to be approachable, he is Russell Wilson's unquestioned No. 1 target, especially with TE Jimmy Graham rehabbing from his 2015 knee injury.
Kam Chancellor - SPosted 4/5/16 10:12pm ET
Seattle Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor isn't expected to hold out this year, according to general manager John Schneider. Schneider said recently that Chancellor will 'absolutely' be with the Seahawks in 2016. Chancellor is due $5.1 million this year and $6.8 million in 2017, which is the last year of a five-year, $29 million deal.
Huddle Up: Chancellor missed the first two games with a holdout and three later-season games due to injury, and his absence was felt as the numbers for the Legion of Boom slipped across the board.
Tarvaris Jackson - QBPosted 3/27/16 8:24pm ET
Free-agent QB Tarvaris Jackson recently drew praise from Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, and Carroll said Seattle would like to bring Jackson back.
Huddle Up: Jackson has served as the Seahawks' backup in four of the last five seasons but only has attempted 20 passes over the last three seasons behind Russell Wilson.
Thomas Rawls - RBPosted 3/23/16 9:08am ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) is doing really well in his recovery, according to head coach Pete Carroll, and the team feels he'll be ready for the start of the season, and 'hopefully by camp.'
Huddle Up: With Marshawn Lynch retired the feature back job belongs to Rawls if he's healthy enough to handle it. While he was effective in a short run in that role his staying power is undetermined, so fantasy owners will want to make sure they grab his handcuff--once the Seahawks figure out who that will be.
Jimmy Graham - TEPosted 3/23/16 9:08am ET
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) continues to do well in his recovery, and head coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday, March 22, that the team is excited to get him back. 'We're anticipating that he'll come back and again we hope to have him by the start of the season,' Carroll said.
Huddle Up: Seattle's passing game took off after Graham's season-ending injury, so it remains to be seen just how he'll mesh with the Seattle offense. Last year's results were underwhelming, to say the least.
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