Seahawks Fantasy News

Falcons reportedly hiring Kyle Shanahan as offensive coordinator

Monday, January 19, 2015, 11:18am

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Falcons are hiring Kyle Shanahan as their OC, per league source. Shanahan and (Seattle DC) Dan Quinn planned to be package deal.

Fantasy Impact:

Quinn is expected to be hired as head coach, but that can't officially happen until the Seahawks' season is over. Shanahan will have some talent to work with in Atlanta, namely QB Matt Ryan, WR Julio Jones and RB Devonta Freeman.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015, 1:54pm

Seahawks Inactives
B.J. Daniels QB
Cooper Helfet TE
Jeron Johnson S
Justin Britt OL
Marcus Burley DB
David King DL
Keavon Milton OG

Friday, January 16, 2015, 5:45pm

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 20. Lynch is good to go for Sunday

Friday, January 16, 2015, 5:45pm

Seahawks TE Tony Moeaki (calf, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 20. Moeaki will likely play behind Luke Willson this week.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) feels better than he did a week ago

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 10:34am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Aaron Rodgers said his strained left calf felt "a little bit worse" after Sunday’s playoff win over the Dallas Cowboys, but it was a whole lot better on Monday than it was the day after the Green Bay Packers quarterback re-injured it in the regular-season finale two weeks ago.

And with just six more days until Sunday's NFC Championship Game at the Seattle Seahawks, that's an encouraging sign for the Packers given that he had two weeks between the Week 17 game against the Detroit Lions and the playoff opener against the Cowboys.

"Aaron made it through the game very well," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Monday. "Saw him today. He's getting better. I think he feels better at this time this week than he did last week."

Fantasy Impact:

It's a good sign for the Packers that Rodgers didn't suffer a setback against the Cowboys. Maybe he will have a bit more mobility against the Seahawks on Sunday.

Seahawks WR Paul Richardson has a torn ACL

Sunday, January 11, 2015, 9:53pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Seattle Seahawks rookie wide receiver Paul Richardson suffered a torn ACL in the team's divisional round playoff game Saturday night and will be out the remainder of the playoffs, sources confirmed to ESPN's Chris Mortensen on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact:

Richardson will miss the remainder of the season.

Saturday, January 10, 2015, 7:15pm

Seahawks Inactives
S Jeron Johnson
TE Tony Moeaki
DT Landon Cohen
C Lemuel Jeanpierre
CB Marcus Burley
TE Keavon Milton
WR Kevin Norwood

Friday, January 9, 2015, 6:47pm

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 19. This season, Lynch has averaged 14 more yards and 0.54 more touchdowns at home than he has on the road. However, Carolina has posted the top RB aFPA over the last 10 weeks.

Friday, January 9, 2015, 6:47pm

Seahawks WR Jermaine Kearse (hamstring, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 19. Kearse’s return puts a dent in Paul Richardson’s upside.

Friday, January 9, 2015, 6:47pm

Seahawks TE Cooper Helfet (ribs, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 19.

Friday, January 9, 2015, 6:47pm

Seahawks TE Tony Moeaki (calf, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 19. Moeaki is considered to be a game-time decision for Saturday. If he’s out, Luke Willson would be more attractive as a Sneaky Start, though he has seen five or more targets just three times this season.

Seahawks will force Cam Newton to throw the ball

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 6:52pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Seattle has held Cam Newton to one touchdown in three games since 2012. What has been the key to that?

Seahawks beat writer Terry Blount: Newton shouldn't feel too bad. The Seahawks have made a lot of very good QBs look bad the past couple of years -- Peyton Manning in the Super Bowl and Aaron Rodgers this year in the season opener, to name two. But the biggest thing is they've done what I'm sure the Panthers want to do to Russell Wilson -- cut off his running lanes and force Newton to beat them throwing. Newton had 12 carries for only 24 yards in the game at Charlotte earlier this season. Forcing any QB to beat them just by passing is a chore against the No. 1 pass defense in the NFL, which has three Pro Bowlers in Chancellor, Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas.

Fantasy Impact:

Newton has averaged 146 passing yards and 35 rushing yards in his last three games against Seattle. He has thrown one touchdown pass and one interception (total) in those three games. Daily fantasy players should look elsewhere for a strong quarterback play.

There's a good chance that Torrey Smith draws an interference penalty this week

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 6:21pm

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

One the NFL’s most-penalized defenders, New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner, could cross paths Saturday with the league’s most prolific receiver in terms of drawing pass interference penalties, Torrey Smith.

Smith led the NFL with 11 defensive pass interference penalties drawn for 229 yards during the regular season, according to Football Outsiders, and added a 12th for 29 yards against the Steelers in the wild-card game. The next closest receiver, Green Bay Packers star Jordy Nelson, drew six flags for 129 yards.

“It’s definitely frustrating, but again, it’s part of the game,” Smith said this week. “I don’t want to be known for a guy that’s just getting held all the time, but it just happens. If I knew why it kept happening … I guess most times it’s because I’m moving pretty good, and it kind of surprises them a little bit, so they grab you.”

Browner, a physical corner signed from the Seattle Seahawks in the offseason, has played just nine games for the Patriots. He was called for five defensive pass interference penalties this season, and 15 penalties overall.

Fantasy Impact:

Unfortunately, pass interference penalties don't count in fantasy football.

Vikings QB job belongs to Teddy Bridgewater

Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 5:43pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

If there was any doubt, consider it extinguished. Teddy Bridgewater will be the Vikings starting quarterback in 2015.

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer made that clear, as part of his season-ending press conference Tuesday at the team's practice facility. Zimmer said the team was fortunate to learn as much as it did about Bridgewater, and his improvement throughout the year should be a sign of encouragement. Zimmer was asked if he'd talked to veteran Matt Cassel, who has one year remaining on his contract, about the possibility of taking a backup role.

He said that he hadn't, and then he gave the rookie his endorsement.

"Teddy is the quarterback, there's no doubt in my mind," Zimmer said.

Fantasy Impact:

Bridgewater finished with the third-highest completion percentage for a rookie quarterback, surpassing Russell Wilson's strong 2012 rookie season. Bridgewater also finished 10th in the NFL in deep-pass accuracy. And more than 75 percent of his passes found their target when he was under pressure this season, the best rate in the league. Bridgewater will be on the QB2 radar when 2015 drafts come around.

Sunday, December 28, 2014, 3:14pm

Seahawks Inactives
Demarcus Dobbs TE
Cooper Helfet TE
Jermaine Kearse WR
Keavon Milton TE
Max Unger C