Seahawks Fantasy News

Ryan Mathews said to have sprained MCL

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 8:18pm

Adam Schefter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews scheduled to undergo an MRI on injured knee, per source. Concern it could be sprained MCL.

Fantasy Impact:

Updates overnight confirm it's a sprained MCL which owners should consider somewhat good news for now. Mathews was carted off the field in the team's victory over the Seahawks. If Mathews can't play, Donald Brown would likely see more touches with Danny Woodhead mixing in and remaining a presence in the passing game. Branden Oliver is next up on the depth chart and could figure in as well. The good news for the Bolts in their schedule eases up with favorable matchups against the run the next two weeks (Buffalo, Jacksonville).

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RGIII has dislocated ankle

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 7:52pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Washington QB Robert Griffin III has a dislocated left ankle, an injury that will sideline the Washington Redskins star quarterback indefinitely.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced the diagnosis following Washington's 41-10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Griffin suffered the injury while rolling to his right toward the sideline in the first quarter. Although he was not touched on the play, Griffin fell awkwardly out of bounds and was carted to the locker room.

After his leg was placed in a splint, Griffin waved, saluted and gave a thumbs-up signal to the crowd as he was carted along the sideline and down the players' tunnel.

Fantasy Impact:

Pro Football Talk is reporting Griffin could only miss 4-5 weeks. Griffin was replaced by Kirk Cousins, who passed for 250 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. Griffin is less than two years removed from reconstructive knee surgery and visibly struggled in his recovery from the operation last season. Cousins immediately becomes an interesting story for the Skins. RGIII had mostly struggled to this point and there was some talk that Cousins was a much better fit for Gruden's offense. It looks like we'll get to find out... For those struggling at QB, Cousins makes for a potential solid pickup and a safe backup if that's what owners are in the market for. Cousins steps right in to a very favorable Week 3 matchup against the Eagles, but it's followed up with tougher games against the Giants, Seahawks, Cardinals and Titans. If Cousins plays well over this stretch and Washington wins games, it's very like RG3 is not rushed back.

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 2:48pm

Seahawks Inactives
Cooper Helfet TE
Andrew McDonald T
Christine Michael RB
Kevin Norwood WR
Kevin Pierre-Louis LB
Greg Scruggs DE
Tharold Simon CB

Fantasy Impact:

Robert Turbin will continue to back up Marshawn Lynch.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Seahawks RB Christine Michael (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 2. Robert Turbin is the proper handcuff for Marshawn Lynch owners.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (ribs, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 2. Allen is ready to go for a tough matchup against the Seahawks. If Allen has another quiet game, he will be a prime trade target for those owners wanting to buy low. His schedule lightens up considerably starting in Week 3.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring, probable) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is probable for Week 2. Gates is going to get a lot of mid-week practice rest, it seems. He’s a go for a tough matchup against the Seahawks.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:24pm

Seahawks RB Christine Michael (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:24pm

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (ribs) practiced fully Wednesday. He should be fine for a tough matchup against the Seahawks.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:24pm

Packers TE Brandon Bostick (fibula) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Bostick is back in the mix. Richard Rodgers didn’t do much against the Seahawks and Andrew Quarless is a replacement level talent. This is a murky situation at this point.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:24pm

Seahawks TE Cooper Helfet (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 7:02pm

Packers TE Brandon Bostick (fibula) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Bostick is back in the mix. Richard Rodgers didn’t do much against the Seahawks and Andrew Quarless is a replacement level talent. This is a murky situation at this point.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 8:38pm

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel - [Full Article]

Since the 2011 postseason, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has played in 13 games that have been either playoff contests or games where he faced a defense that finished the year ranked in the top 10. The 2014 Seahawks are included on that list because they're the defending Super Bowl champion and were ranked No. 1 in all major defensive categories last season.

In those 13 contests, Rodgers and the Packers are 5-8. Rodgers hasn't been bad in these games. He just hasn't been special like he was in 2010.

In those 13 games, Rodgers has a passer rating of 96.4. He's completed 64.8% of his passes, averaged 259.4 passing yards per game, and has 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Rodgers is 0-6 against NFC powers San Francisco and Seattle since the start of the 2012 season. He's 1-3 in the postseason the last three years. And up-and-comers Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson have gotten the better of him.

Fantasy Impact:

As the story points out, no one will argue that Rodgers remains one of the NFL's elite players and brightest stars. But he hasn't been as dynamic in big games, the kind that cement a player's legacy. And what that means for fantasy owners is he hasn't put up stud numbers against some top defenses recently. Most QBs probably don't. While it's hard to sit Rodgers if he's healthy against anyone, this is why a lot of owners use the QB by committee approach. And something else to think about for Rodgers owners: Weeks 6-10 (bye Week 9) he's scheduled to play four-straight, top-10 defenses in terms of allowing fantasy points to QB, according to our Strength of Schedule. The good news is after that it's pretty clear sailing including fantasy playoff weeks...

Packers TE Richard Rodgers (stinger) returns to game

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 11:32pm

Pete Dougherty - [Full Article]

Packers TE Richard Rodgers suffered a stinger against the Seahawks, but returned to the game.

Thursday Night Football Inactives - Packers @ Seahawks

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 7:11pm

Packers Inactives
QB Scott Tolzien
CB Demetri Goodson
LB Carl Bradford
DT Mike Pennel
WR Jeff Janis
TE Brandon Bostick
LB Jayrone Elliott

Seahawks Inactives
WR Phil Bates
TE Cooper Helfet
RB Christine Michael
WR Kevin Norwood
LB Kevin Pierre-Louis
DE Greg Scruggs
CB Tharold Simon

Fantasy Impact:

RB Robert Turbin will back up Marshawn Lynch for the Seahawks.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 7:02pm

Seahawks RB Christine Michael (hamstring, out) did not practice Wednesday. Michael is still running third on the depth chart, so he wasn't expected to make much of a contribution on Thursday night. Robert Turbin is the running back to handcuff for Marshawn Lynch owners.