Seahawks Fantasy News

TE Jimmy Graham intends to sign with the Green Bay Packers

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 4:18pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

According to Adam Schefter, Jimmy Graham will sign a three-year deal with the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Impact:

Graham has never quite lived up the monster numbers he put up in New Orleans (catching 85 or more passes in four of his five seasons, with three seasons of 10 or more touchdowns), but he has been a decent fantasy tight in his last two seasons as a Seahawk—finishing as a top-six scoring fantasy tight end both seasons.

Now he gets to play with Aaron Rodgers on a Packers team that needs help at tight end—Richard Rodgers led Packers tight ends in catches (18) and yards last season (203), while the position accounted for two total touchdowns.

WR Paul Richardson plans to sign with Washington

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 1:17pm

Mike Garafolo - [Full Article]

Mike Garafolo reported that former Seahawks WR Paul Richardson intends to sign with Washington for a deal worth $40 million over five years, with $20 million in guarantees.

Fantasy Impact:

Richardson was the No. 39 scoring fantasy receiver in PPR leagues last season, where he alternated as the No. 2 WR in Seattle's offense with Tyler Lockett behind Doug Baldwin. He set career-highs in targets (80), catches (44), yards (703), and touchdowns (6) last season, and will now look to become one of QB Alex Smith's top targets.

Seahawks hire Ken Norton Jr. as defensive coordinator

Monday, January 15, 2018, 9:28pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The changes to the Seattle Seahawks' coaching staff continued Monday, with the team expected to hire Ken Norton Jr. as defensive coordinator and Mike Solari as offensive line coach, sources told ESPN.

Norton is replacing Kris Richard, who isn't expected to return to Seattle, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Richard has served on the team's coaching staff for the past eight seasons, including the past three as defensive coordinator. Earlier reports indicated Richard wasn't expected to return.

Fantasy Impact:

Norton was the defensive coordinator for the Raiders for the last three years and his teams finished 20th or worse in points scored and yards allowed in all three seasons.

Seahawks to hire Brian Schottenheimer as offensive coordinator

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 3:59pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Seahawks now expected to hire former Colts' QB coach Brian Schottenheimer as their offensive coordinator, per league source.

Fantasy Impact:

Schottenheimer has nine years of experience as an offensive coordinator. In those nine seasons, his offenses have finished inside the top 20 in total yards two times (Jets in 2008 and 2010).

Packers hire Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 10:16am

Packers News - [Full Article]

Mike McCarthy’s search to fill his vacant defensive coordinator’s job ended suddenly after nine days when the Green Bay Packers coach chose former Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine to succeed Dom Capers.

Pettine, 51, was out of football in 2016 after compiling a 10-22 record in two seasons as coach of the Cleveland Browns and spent this past season as a defensive consultant with the Seattle Seahawks.

McCarthy had interest in Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, but it appears Fangio is going to stick with the Bears. He also asked for permission to speak with Los Angeles Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, but never got to interview him. Bradley agreed to return to the Chargers Tuesday night.

Along the way to his head-coaching job, Pettine was part of some of the NFL’s top defenses. From ’09-12, the Jets ranked 1st, 3rd, 5th and 8th in overall defense. Ryan received most of the credit for the Jets’ great defenses, but a Cleveland.com story said that Ryan turned over much of the responsibility of the defense to Pettine after the 2009 season.

In 2013, after Pettine went to Buffalo, the Bills ranked 10th in defense.

Fantasy Impact:

As the story mentioned, Pettine's defenses in New York and Buffalo all ranked top 10 in yards allowed, though they were 20th in points allowed in three straight seasons (two in New York and one in Buffalo). There may be some growing pains along the way, but this looks like a good hire for Green Bay.

Seahawks fire OC Darrell Bevell

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 10:03am

Curtis Crabtree - [Full Article]

Darrell Bevell fired as offensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks after seven seasons, per sources.

Fantasy Impact:

Bevell's offenses finished in the top 15 in yards gained in each of the last four seasons. They also finished in the top 11 in six of his seven seasons in Seattle. Over the past two seasons, the Seahawks have morphed from a run-heavy team to a pass-heavy team, due in no small part to the emergence of Russell Wilson and the loss of Marshawn Lynch.

Carroll: Running back 'a big focal point'

Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 7:44pm

SeattlePI.com - [Full Article]

Pete Carroll wants to add to the running back position.

That was my big takeaway from his two media appearances today — firstly with Brock and Salk on 710 ESPN and then with reporters in his usual press conference.

“We have a real formula (for) how we win” stated Carroll. “We’ve been unable the last two years to incorporate a major aspect of that… (it) is to run the football the way we want to run.”

Related players: Chris Carson, C.J. Prosise, Mike Davis, J.D. McKissic

Fantasy Impact:

In the story, Carroll mentioned the above four names and "whoever else can be part of that thing." So it's unclear if they feel they have to guys to run the ball or need to add someone significant. Carson did look good in the limited time we saw him this year, but can he be the long-term answer? Carroll also said the O-line could have been better. This will be a situation to watch in the offseason.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin says players are to blame

Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 10:15am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

“I can’t say it,” Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin said, via the Seattle Times. “My job is to protect the team right now, and I’m doing a poor job of that. How can I say this? It’s not playcalling. It’s not playcalling. We go into a game knowing what the defense is going to give us, the situations we’re going to be in. We don’t execute as a team. Offensively, that’s what we’ve seen countless time and time again that we do not execute the way we should. And that’s on us as players. You guys can blame (OC Darrell Bevell) all you want to, but the truth of the matter us, Bev is not the problem. Probably already said too much.”

Fantasy Impact:

The story said Baldwin hinted big changes are coming. As the story also said, lack of a running game was a problem this year. We had a report today that said TE Jimmy Graham is unlikely to return, at least in the opinion of a Seattle Times writer who follows the team.

Seahawks Beat: TE Jimmy Graham unlikely to be back

Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 10:04am

Seattle Times - [Full Article]

TE Jimmy Graham had 10 touchdown receptions this season in what was his third year in Seattle. And he is maybe Russell Wilson’s best friend on the team — Wilson entertainingly referred to Graham on Monday as being “like a unicorn. There are only so many of them in the world.’’ Generally considered really unlikely to be back in Seattle.

Fantasy Impact:

The author noted that Graham has been an uneven fit in Seattle and at age 31 is undoubtedly excited to enter free agency for the first time in his NFL career.

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 3:40pm

Seahawks Inactives
D.J. Alexander LB
Joey Hunt C
Quinton Jefferson DT
Eddie Lacy RB
Tanner McEvoy WR
Mike Tyson DB
Nick Vannett TE

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Seahawks TE Luke Willson (ankle, questionable) was added to the injury report Thursday after taking limited practice reps and is questionable for Week 17.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) missed practice again Thursday. He’ll be out there against the Cardinals.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday. Fitzgerald will be out there against the Seahawks.

Sunday, December 24, 2017, 3:07pm

Seahawks Inactives
D.J. Alexander LB
Joey Hunt C
Quinton Jefferson DT
Nazair Jones DT
Eddie Lacy RB
David Moore WR
Mike Tyson DB

Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:37pm

Seahawks TE Nick Vannett (shoulder, questionable) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday and is questionable for Week 16.

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