Seahawks Fantasy News

Seahawks RB J.D. McKissic out 4 to 6 weeks

Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 7:19pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Seahawks running back J.D. McKissic suffered a Jones’ fracture in his foot and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

Fantasy Impact:

McKissic was a candidate to see some third down work this season, but was probably never going to be a fantasy option without an injury. This opens up a slight window for C.J. Prosise to establish himself in a third-down type of role. That is, until Prosise also gets hurt.

Sebastian Janikowski wins Seahawks kicking job

Monday, August 20, 2018, 5:38pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Sebastian Janikowski has won the Seahawks’ kicking competition.

Related players: Jason Myers

Fantasy Impact:

The story said the team cut Myers, leaving Janikowski as the only kicker on the roster.

Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny having surgery

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 6:22am

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Seahawks rookie running back Rashaad Penny is having surgery Wednesday morning to repair a broken finger. The expected recovery time is three to four weeks.

UPDATE: Adam Schefter reported that Penny "should be ready" by Week 1

Fantasy Impact:

This makes Penny questionable for the start of the season. If the rookie is unable to play in Week 1, the lead running back duties will likely fall upon Chris Carson, though someone like C.J. Prosise or J.D. McKissic could have a role on third down. Ultimately, this news could just make Penny a value in fantasy drafts.

Seahawks RB Chris Carson seems back to pre-injury form

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 12:44pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

ESPN Seattle Seahawks reporter Brady Henderson said Rashaad Penny has looked impressive, so he'll play. But second-year pro Chris Carson has remained the first-string running back all offseason and looks like he's back to the pre-injury form that helped him win the starting job heading into last season.

Fantasy Impact:

Henderson also pointed out that Seahawks offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said during most of his years with the New York Jets when they were running the ball well, "there was always at least two guys. There's a Thomas Jones and a Shonn Greene and there was a LaDainian Tomlinson and a Leon Washington. It takes more than one, for sure." So, it seems like Penny will certainly have some chances but perhaps at least early on, Carson is going to have some value.

Colts QB Andrew Luck tired, exhausted after first game

Monday, August 13, 2018, 6:35pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Four days ago, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck played in his first game in 585 days, against the Seahawks in Seattle. The day after, he was feeling the effects of it.

“I was tired, I was exhausted,” Luck told reporters on Monday, according to the team. “I think emotionally I was worn out, and honestly it was probably the redeye home after the game. You know it makes you feel things a little extra, turns the volume up, but I felt physically OK, just energy-wise very low.”

Fantasy Impact:

Luck added that he’s comfortable again with short and intermediate routes, and that he’ll now work on improving his accuracy and effectiveness with deeper throws. We had a story earlier this offseason that said Luck expected to be tired, but obviously the key is having no pain in his arm.

Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny banged up; backups get work

Monday, August 13, 2018, 6:32pm

Seattle Times - [Full Article]

Rashaad Penny, the Seahawks’ first-round pick didn’t take part in the final team session, and with Chris Carson getting the day off as well and C.J. Prosise out, that left all the carries for Mike Davis, J.D. McKissic and recently-signed Gerald Holmes.

It was unclear if anything was wrong with Penny.

Coach Pete Carroll didn’t speak to the media afterward but offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer did. Asked if Penny was okay, Schottenheimer said “I think so’’ without elaborating.

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say Carson was on the sidelines and in pads and did some conditioning work. It’s unclear if there was anything wrong with him or if he was just getting a day off. Prosise was also on the sidelines but was not in pads. As noted, the Seahawks are off until Wednesday so any official word on if anything is up with Penny may not come for a few days.

With Seahawks TE Ed Dickson out, position still taking shape

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 7:52pm

Seattle Times - [Full Article]

Seahawks TE Nick Vannett had an obvious highlight with the third-down catch and then the touchdown on the first drive.

But HC Pete Carroll also raved about the play of Will Dissly, the fourth-round pick from Washington, who had two catches for 19 yards but more importantly has shown the team what it hoped he would in the blocking department.

Tyrone Swoopes has also had some nice moments in camp and the combination of those three playing well may mean the Seahawks won’t look to rush back Ed Dickson.

Fantasy Impact:

Dickson is our highest-rated Seattle TE (No. 27 TE), but as the story said, there is no planned return at this point for him. Vannett is next up and is our No. 49 ranked TE, but the TE position for the Seahawks isn't expected to be anything more than a TE2 value when Dickson takes over.

Seahawks think WR Doug Baldwin will be ready for Week 1

Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 2:02pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Seahawks may not have wide receiver Doug Baldwin on the field during the preseason, but they aren’t worried about the regular season.

That was the word from Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact:

Baldwin has been shut down due to a sore knee that was bothering him before camp started, but Carroll said the team is confident he’ll be revved up again in time to face the Broncos on Sept. 9.

Seahawks WR Brandon Marshall lines up in base offense

Monday, August 6, 2018, 6:18pm

Seattle Times - [Full Article]

When the Seahawks ran their first play during team sessions the receivers in the base offense were Brandon Marshall and Jaron Brown. Marshall played little during team sessions today but lining up with the first unit appeared another sign of the impression he has made.

Related players: Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett

Fantasy Impact:

As the story went on to say, now the team just needs to get comfortable that he can handle the amount of snaps they’d like for him to make an impact.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin likely out for pre-season

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 9:39pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Adam Schefter reports that Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin's knee injury "could force him to miss most, if not all, of the preseason". He is still expected to be ready for Week 1.

Fantasy Impact:

Baldwin was a late-blooming wide receiver, so it is easy to forget that he will turn 30 in September. With Paul Richardson and Jimmy Graham gone, Baldwin could be in line for his biggest target load ever. Seattle absolutely needs him healthy. He is currently the No. 10 wide receiver off the board in fantasy drafts.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (knee) to miss a couple of weeks

Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 5:19pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin is expected to miss "a couple weeks" with a knee injury, coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact:

Baldwin has been sidelined for the past three days of training camp. Carroll didn't specify the nature of the injury beyond describing it as a sore knee, but he called the situation "a little bit of a problem," according to the story.

Chris Carson the top RB at Seahawks camp

Friday, July 27, 2018, 9:34pm

Brady Henderson - [Full Article]

Brady Henderson of ESPN reports that Chris Carson has worked as the No. 1 running back through the first two days of Seahawks camp.

Fantasy Impact:

Seattle selected Rashaad Penny in the first round of the NFL Draft, but appear to be smitten with Carson so far this summer. We still believe Penny will ultimately be the lead back, and have him projected for 143 more carries than Carson.

Seahawks WR Brandon Marshall a cut candidate

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 3:02pm

Brady Henderson - [Full Article]

The one-year deal Seattle gave WR Brandon Marshall in May includes only $90,000 guaranteed, which is reflective of his age (34) and uncertain health as he comes off surgeries on his ankle and toe. The Seahawks' ideal scenario would have the 6-foot-5 Marshall getting back to full speed before the season and giving Russell Wilson the big target he lost when Jimmy Graham left in free agency. But if Marshall isn't progressing as well as hoped and/or if the Seahawks decide there's more value in keeping a younger receiver instead, they could move on relatively painlessly before the season begins.

Fantasy Impact:

This would only further solidify Doug Baldwin as a high-floor WR option in the late-second/early-third round of fantasy drafts with fellow WR Tyler Lockett a trendy sleeper in the double-digit rounds.

Seahawks expect WR Brandon Marshall (hamstring) to be ready for camp

Sunday, June 17, 2018, 5:53pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Seahawks signed veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall late in May, but he never participated in any team drills before the team ended their offseason program with last week’s minicamp.

Coach Pete Carroll said that Marshall was being cautious due to a hamstring issue and that the team expects he’ll be ready to start a fuller workload once camp opens this summer.

Fantasy Impact:

Carroll was quoted as saying they are just making sure Marshall doesn't have a setback, but as the story pointed out, Marshall missed most of last season with an ankle injury and had toe surgery to repair a lingering problem during his ankle recovery.

Seahawks RB Chris Carson 'most impressive' in OTAs

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 2:18pm

Brady Henderson - [Full Article]

Chris Carson has been the most impressive of any running back this summer, and general manager John Schneider has said that at times, Carson looks like the best player on the field. After adding 10 pounds of muscle, Carson was the first name head coach Pete Carroll mentioned when asked which player impressed him the most in terms of the shape he was in when he reported back for offseason work. It'll make for an interesting battle for the starting job.

Fantasy Impact:

Seattle spent a first-round pick on RB Rashaad Penny, and it's universally accepted that you cannot truly evaluate RBs until they are in full pads in training camp and the preseason. It's hard to imagine Penny doesn't get a sizable portion of the backfield touches in this offense, given the draft capital spent on him. Carroll has also praised Penny's pass protection, crucial given how bad the offensive line has been. However, this at least puts Carson on our radar as a late-round flier in drafts if Penny struggles. He's a name to monitor this preseason.