I don’t play fantasy football, and thus I try not to comment on it all that much since I don’t really know what what I’m talking about. I leave that guys like Jason and Hanley who know what they are doing. But when the fantasy guys from ESPN released their annual Sleepers and Busts, their inclusion of a few Seahawks just didn’t make any sense and warranted a response.
Marshawn Lynch – Lynch was labelled as a potential bust. The sited his new contract and how they expected him to pull a Shaun Alexander. I just don’t buy it. Lynch is a guy who plays with an edge. He’s a guy who plays hard because it’s who he is, not because he’s only looking for a payday. Plus, the O-line should be much improved this season. I expect big things from Lynch.
Robert Turbin – Turban is labelled as a sleeper, and again, I just don’t see how he will have any value to fantasy owners. Pete Carroll has never been a “running back by committee” coach. Unless Lynch gets hurt, I just don’t see Turbin getting more than 5-7 carries per game. I really like Turbin, and I think that he’ll be a very good back in the league, but I just don’t see him getting many chances as a rookie unless Lynch gets hurt..
Matt Flynn – Flynn is another sleeper. Right now that might be a good call, but it’ll change well before the season starts. Either Flynn will win the job and will be an very good fantasy player, or he wont and then he’ll be a horrible player to have on your fantasy team. I guess the fact that there’s an open competition means that people wont select him at this point which makes him a sleeper pick right now, but if your league waits until later to draft then he wont be.
Seahawks Defense – The Seahawks defense is listed as a bust. Really? Someone explain how that makes any sense, because I simply don’t understand. The Seahawks were a top 10 defense last year, and have added considerable talent in the offseason. The Seahawks’ pass rush should be much improved with the additions of pass rushers like Jason Jones and Bruce Irvin. I just don’t see how you can justify that the Seahawk defense will be a bust.