Christine Michael - RBPosted 8/25/16 9:52pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael had seven carries for 58 yards against the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Aug. 25, and he has 24 carries for 157 yards in the preseason.
Huddle Up: Michael has earned himself a role in the offense with his performance this preseason, and he has RB1 upside if Thomas Rawls loses the starting job for whatever reason. Grab Michael as midrange RB4.
Thomas Rawls - RBPosted 8/24/16 2:47pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) will be ready to play in Week 1, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Rawls will not play in the preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Aug. 25, but has looked good during training camp.
Huddle Up: Rawls should receive most of the work at running back this season and is coming off a terrific 2015 season. Rawls should be a solid No. 2 running back in most leagues, but there is a chance that he loses some of his carries to Christine Michael early in the season.
C.J. Prosise - RBPosted 8/23/16 1:43pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise (hamstring) is expected to see some playing time Thursday, Aug. 25, against the Dallas Cowboys if he continues to progress, according to offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.
Huddle Up: Prosise has practiced minimally this offseason because of his nagging hamstring injury. His first professional action, albeit in the preseason, will be a welcome occurrence after such a tumultuous offseason. He still has to finish the uphill battle he's in, though, and will also be battling Thomas Rawls and Christine Michael for touches in the regular season. Don't completely overlook the rookie, though. He has more upside in PPR leagues and is worth a late-round pick.
Thomas Rawls - RBPosted 8/21/16 3:52pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) should return 'in a couple weeks', according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: Christine Michael's emergence has likely emboldened the Seattle coaching staff to be as conservative as possible with Rawls' return. Carroll's optimism suggests Rawls will be ready for at least part-time work in Week 1, although that is far from a given. For now, owners need to treat Rawls like a high-risk, high-reward RB2 who may begin the season inactive or sharing carries with Michael.
Thomas Rawls - RBPosted 8/19/16 8:25am ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) will practice fully next week, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Rawls could play in the third preseason game, but Carroll said they'd make that decision late next week.
Huddle Up: Rawls was a stud before he broke his ankle, and that uncertainty is probably the only thing keeping him in the RB2 mix. He's in a good system that depends on the run, and you're in a good spot with him as a second back in fantasy.
Christine Michael - RBPosted 8/19/16 2:59pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael rushed for 55 yards on 10 carries in the preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings Thursday, Aug. 18. He has rushed for 99 yards in the first two preseason games and is averaging 5.82 yards per rush.
Huddle Up: Michael is making a push for more playing time and could share some of the work with Thomas Rawls this season if he continues to produce. Michael could be a low-end No. 3 or a high-end No. 4 running back for fantasy owners depending on his role.
Earl Thomas - SPosted 8/19/16 6:16pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael has learned how to use his speed, according to QB Russell Wilson, and FS Earl Thomas said the game has 'slowed down' for Michael. C Justin Britt said the 'whole building' can see Michael's work ethic and determination.
Huddle Up: Michael is having a strong preseason, and it seems increasingly likely he will be given a chance to prove his worth in the regular season. He has loads of potential, and he is worth taking a chance on as a RB4.
C.J. Prosise - RBPosted 8/16/16 11:52pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise (hamstring) has missed the first two weeks of training camp and beat writer Curtis Crabtree considers him to be on the bubble, only due to his bevy of injuries, behind RBs Thomas Rawls, Christine Michael and Alex Collins, who are considered locks for the roster.
Huddle Up: It's tough to think the Seahawks would consider bailing from their third-round pick, especially since he bring a different skill-set than the three backs listed above, but it's not unreasonable to think that the injury is verging on setting him behind enough that it'll be next to impossible for him to live up to his fantasy sleeper stock this season.
Christine Michael - RBPosted 8/15/16 9:11am ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael could be part of a '1-2 punch' with RB Thomas Rawls, according to head coach Pete Carroll, and Carroll praised Michael's consistency.
Huddle Up: This isn't the first time Michael has flashed his upside, but he has yet to show he can deliver when it counts. He is an excellent upside pick if you can land him in the later rounds, but don't reach.
C.J. Prosise - RBPosted 8/15/16 3:42pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise (hamstring) was in pads and on the field for practice Monday, Aug. 15. The extent of his participation was unclear.
Huddle Up: Good to see the third-round pick on the field after he's spent too much time on the sideline, and he's going to need to stay there if he's earn any kind of immediate role -- third-down work or otherwise -- in the crowded Seattle backfield.
Christine Michael - RBPosted 8/13/16 6:36pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael continued to build upon what has been a solid camp in preseason action against the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, Aug. 13, drawing the start and rushing for 44 yards on seven carries.
Huddle Up: Michael has been drawing rave reviews all camp and that momentum carried over into the preseason opener. Michael has burned fantasy owners in the past but he's apparently matured. Michael is ahead of rookie Alex Collins on the depth chart and the favorite to back up Thomas Rawls, who is coming off a serious ankle injury. Michael is an intriguing late-round fantasy pick.
Christine Michael - RBPosted 8/13/16 11:51pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael shined in the preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 13, against the Kansas City Chiefs, and head coach Pete Carroll had interesting comments after the game. He said when RB Thomas Rawls (knee) returns it will be 'a little 1-2 punch that we are really excited about.'
Huddle Up: Rawls was believed to be the unquestioned starter but after an impressive camp and preseason opener, it appears Michael has earned his way into a timeshare. The big difference is while Rawls is currently going in Round 4 on average, Michael isn't even being drafted in a majority of 12-team leagues. Expect that to change in the coming weeks.
Christine Michael - RBPosted 8/11/16 2:33pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael has been working with the first-team offense since training camp started and has a legitimate chance to win the starting running back job. RBs Thomas Rawls and rookie Alex Collins are also candidates for the starting job.
Huddle Up: Another preseason, another round of Michael hype. Not buying it here until we see concistent on-field production.
Jimmy Graham - TEPosted 8/10/16 3:00pm ET
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) was activated from the active/Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, Aug. 10.
Huddle Up: Good news but only just a step on Graham's road to recovery as patellar tendon ruptures are notoriously tricky to rebound from. Resist the temptation to overpay for Graham in drafts.
Jimmy Graham - TEPosted 8/9/16 7:24pm ET
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) is 'right at the edge of getting back,' according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: A return this early would be somewhat surprising given the seriousness of his 2015 injury (ruptured patellar tendon), but even if he does, don't expect to see Graham up full speed for a while.
Thomas Rawls - RBPosted 8/9/16 7:24pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) was activated off the team's PUP list Tuesday, Aug. 9 but will not be rushed back, according to head coach Pete Carroll. It is still unclear if Rawls will play in the preseason.
Huddle Up: Good news for Rawls owners as the back now has a month to get himself in game shape for the regular season. In leagues with upcoming drafts, it's going to be trick evaluating Rawls if he doesn't play in the preseason, but consider a RB2 for now unless there's some sort of setback.
C.J. Prosise - RBPosted 8/9/16 9:29pm ET
Seattle Seahawks rookie RB C.J. Prosise (hamstring) has a chance to play in the second preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings next week, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: With Thomas Rawls and fellow rookie Alex Collins also hurting, the Seahawks' RB situation is in fantasy disarray right now. But expect Prosise to have value in the RB4/5 range -- particularly in PPR leagues -- assuming everyone gets healthy.
Thomas Rawls - RBPosted 8/8/16 8:45am ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) was activated off the Physically Unable to Perform list Sunday, Aug. 7.
Huddle Up: For now, the early drafters that believed Rawls' return to camp was a fait accompli can feel good about their investment. The second-year back promises to be a great value at his fourth-round ADP so long as he has no setbacks with the ankle and possesses immense scoring upside. Yet, he comes with injury and character red flags and may lose most passing-down work to C.J. Prosise. Nevertheless, Rawls is a high-end RB2 with RB1 upside.
Alex Collins - RBPosted 8/8/16 11:38am ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Alex Collins scored a couple of touchdowns in a scrimmage Sunday, Aug. 7, and he has shown ability in the passing game. On one play, QB Trevone Boykin scrambled out of the pocket, and Collins broke off his flat route, turned upfield and caught a 50-yard touchdown pass.
Huddle Up: Collins is someone to watch in the preseason, but it's premature to target him in standard setups. He's more of a first- and second-down back, which drastically reduces his PPR value, should he see enough PT to matter anyway.
Jimmy Graham - TEPosted 8/5/16 8:46am ET
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) is getting "really close" to coming off the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to head coach Pete Carroll. He's been "pushing really hard" in his efforts to return.
Huddle Up: Graham was a big disappointment a year ago, hauling in only 48 balls for 605 yards in 11 games in his first season in Seattle. However, he's a possible bounce-back candidate for 2016. Graham is returning from a devastating knee injury and may struggle to regain his explosiveness. Don't be surprised if he's little more than a red zone target. Draft him as a TE2 with mild upside.
Thomas Rawls - RBPosted 8/5/16 8:46am ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) is getting "really close" to returning, according to head coach Pete Carroll. He remains on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Huddle Up: This is good news to hear, as at the very least, it should ensure Rawls will be OK for the team's season opener in a little over a month. Rawls will be a popular name going into fantasy drafts, and rightfully so. The second-year running back impressively ran for 830 yards on 147 carries last season as a rookie, which comes out to a remarkable 5.6 yards per carry, while also registering four touchdowns. He's probably worth the investment of a No. 2 running back spot.
Jimmy Graham - TEPosted 7/28/16 7:59pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) and TE Jimmy Graham (knee) will not practice when training camp begins Saturday, July 30. Both players will be brought along slowly and could begin camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. They are still both on track to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season, however, according to general manager John Schneider.
Huddle Up: As anticipated, it'll be a wait-and-see August with two of the Seahawks' key offensive weapons, and fantasy GMs will have to show some patience.
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.
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