Seahawks Fantasy News

Monday, October 20, 2014, 9:19pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The St. Louis Rams released wide receiver Austin Pettis on Monday, citing roster concerns elsewhere.

Pettis was inactive for Sunday's victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

FOX Sports 1 NFL Insider Mike Garafolo reported that Pettis missed a meeting on Saturday. He caught 12 passes for 118 yards and one touchdown this season. He made 11 starts in four seasons with the Rams, who drafted him in the third round in 2011.

The Rams also released wide receiver Emory Blake from the practice squad.

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Monday, October 20, 2014, 6:33pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

New Jets WR Percy Harvin has already met with their offensive coaches. He planned to speak more with them Monday, after his first practice with the Jets, who on Friday traded a conditional draft pick to Seattle for him. By Wednesday, he expects to have a better feel for his role in Sunday’s home game against Buffalo, and beyond.

It is safe to say, though, that Harvin wants a somewhat different role than the one he occupied in Seattle’s offense. Harvin said Monday that the way Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell used him became a source of frustration.

“It definitely was,” Harvin said. “Not that I didn’t like what I was doing. I just wanted to do a little bit more as a receiver. I wanted to get downfield just a little bit more than what I was doing. That definitely caused frustration a little bit.”

Fantasy Impact:

Harvin, in five games this season, had 22 catches for 133 yards (6 yards per catch) and 11 rushes for 92 yards (8.4 yards per rush), with a long run of 51 yards. The Jets are in need of a playmaker like Harvin so it could be a good fit. A healthy WR Eric Decker (hamstring) on the other side will be a big help too. A big key, however, will be QB Geno Smith getting him the ball. At this point, owners can at least be optimistic Harvin could be getting the ball in his hands more than he did in Seattle.

Monday, October 20, 2014, 6:28pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Carolina Panthers could have running back DeAngelo Williams back on the practice field Wednesday, coach Ron Rivera said Monday.

Williams has missed the past three games with a high ankle sprain suffered in the first half of a Sept. 28 loss at Baltimore. The team’s all-time leading rusher hasn’t participated in practice since.

Williams walked through the locker room Monday with no visible signs of a limp, but there was tape on his right ankle.

Fantasy Impact:

Jonathan Stewart played in Week 7 in the loss to Green Bay so it's possible both backs could be active for Week 8, an early afternoon home game against the Seahawks. Stewart rushed 13 times for 50 yards while Newton added seven rushes. If Williams plays, the three would likely split carries.

Marshawn Lynch beyond unhappy Percy Harvin traded

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 12:36pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Seahawks apparently traded Percy Harvin in large part because he became a problem in the locker room. But trading him may cause problems in the locker room.

Seahawks running back Marshawyn Lynch, a friend of Harvin’s, indicated on Twitter that he wasn’t happy about it, and according to one report, Lynch’s feelings go beyond just “unhappy.” Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Lynch almost didn’t get on the team bus for the trip to the airport for Sunday’s game at St. Louis because he was so upset about Harvin getting traded.

Fantasy Impact:

As long as Lynch comes to his senses and continues to play, it should be good news for Lynch owners. As the story points out, Lynch should be a beneficiary of Harvin leaving, as losing Harvin makes Lynch a more integral part of the Seahawks’ offense. But Lynch isn’t an easy person to keep happy, and his personal friendship with Harvin apparently trumps any benefit of getting the ball more, the story continued. It looks like Lynch will be ready to go this week but you may want to follow this story if you're a Lynch owner.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 7. OC Darrell Bevell said that he needs to do a better job of getting the ball to Lynch. Lynch has seen 15 or fewer carries five times since 2012 and in the following game he has averaged 20.4 carries.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Jets WR Percy Harvin (thigh, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week. He has been traded to the Jets, so he won’t play a game this week. See the associated news item for the fantasy impact of the Harvin trade.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Seahawks TE Zach Miller (ankle, out) has been ruled out for Week 7.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Seahawks TE Luke Willson (groin, questionable) missed practice again Friday and is questionable for Week 7. Willson was a midweek downgrade so desperate owners should look elsewhere for a spot start at the TE position.

Glazer: Seahawks send WR Percy Harvin to the Jets

Friday, October 17, 2014, 5:38pm

Jay Glazer, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Jets have just agreed with Seattle to a trade sending WR Percy Harvin to New York for conditional pick.

Fantasy Impact:

This came out of nowhere. NFL trades are a rare occurrence, especially ones that involve a major name like Harvin. His departure opens up some snaps and targets for the other receivers on the roster, namely Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse and Ricardo Lockette. It's also a blow to Russell Wilson's stock, as he has one fewer explosive weapon in a passing game that is already struggling with the big play. Baldwin was a preseason 4for4 favorite, and he should be able to get his season on track as the team's most dependable receiver. Kearse will also have weekly sleeper appeal. As for Harvin, his usage may go up, but it's unclear if OC Marty Mornhinweg is creative enough to utilize him effectively.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday. OC Darrell Bevell said that he needs to do a better job of getting the ball to Lynch. Lynch has seen 15 or fewer carries five times since 2012 and in the following game he has averaged 20.4 carries.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Rams RB Zac Stacy (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Stacy’s injury may open the door for Benny Cunningham and/or Tre Mason to see additional snaps in what has devolved into an ugly RBBC in St. Louis. Complicating matters, the matchup with the Seahawks isn’t good.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Seahawks WR Percy Harvin (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday. We doubt this is anything to worry about.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Seahawks TE Zach Miller (ankle) was ruled out for Week 7.

Seahawks know they have to do 'a better job' of feeding Marshawn Lynch the ball

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 10:07am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

One thing Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell doesn't care about is your fantasy team.

"The fantasy owners ... I'm not a fantasy owner," he said. "I don't care about anyone's (fantasy) points. But I do care about us winning the game. And (Marshawn Lynch) is a huge key for us winning the game. And we do -- and I -- have to do a better job of giving him the ball."

Fantasy Impact:

Since 2012, Marshawn Lynch has seen 15 or fewer carries in five regular season games. He has averaged 20.4 carries in the following game (19, 26, 10, 21, 26), so we're confident that Lynch will be fed the ball early and often against the Rams.

Cowboys RB Joseph Randle arrested

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 12:53pm

Star-Telegram - [Full Article]

Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was arrested by Frisco police Monday night for shoplifting “a bottle of cologne and underwear” at a Dillards Department Store, according to a source.

Officer Chad Laprelle, a spokesman for the Frisco police department, confirmed that Randle was arrested on a Class B misdemeanor for a theft between $50-$500. Randle, 22, was caught stealing via video surveillance.

The Cowboys have not commented on the incident, nor has Randle or his agents.

The arrest came one day after Randle enjoyed a breakout game in the Cowboys’ 30-23 victory against the Seattle Seahawks. He rushed five times for 52 yards, including a 38-yard scamper in the first quarter to set the tone against Seattle’s top-ranked run defense. Randle also had a key tackle on special teams.

Fantasy Impact:

As the story points out, now the question is how this arrest will impact his status with the Cowboys. The team recently instituted a zero tolerance police regarding charges and arrests for crimes, including domestic violence. Randle is the first Cowboys player to be arrested this season.