Jun 12, 2013; Renton, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) participates in minicamp practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks Fantasy Football Forecast

One of the things we don’t cover very well here at 12MR is the fantasy football side of things. I simply am not knowledgable on that subject, and lack any desire to put in the work needed to become so.

Rather than faking it and generating poor analysis on the subject, I’ve invited Kurt Turner from Fantasy Knuckleheads an to give us a forecast on the fantasy value on a few key Seahawks. Luckily for us, he agreed. Check out his take below, and click the link above to his analysis on then entire Fantasy Football spectrum.

 

Seahawks Fantasy Football Forecast

“Homer” picks can get you into trouble during the fantasy football draft. But if you’re Seahawks fan there’s more than a couple options come draft time that can lead your team to a fantasy football championship. Keep in mind that you should never reach to make that homer pick. Having a cheat sheet with projections and current ADP (average draft position) available during the draft can help keep your emotions out of the process and spare you from over paying. Let’s take a look at some of the highly drafted options on the Seattle Seahawks roster.

Russell Wilson recently made the NFL Network’s Top 100 list, voted number 51 overall, 11th among quarterbacks. Wilson tied Peyton Manning for most regular season touchdown passes (26) by a rookie and finished the final 10 games with an outstanding 19:3 touchdown-to-interception ratio while rushing for 380 yards and 4 touchdowns. Entering the 2013 season Wilson now has one of the NFL’s most promising wide-outs in Percy Harvin and much of his supporting cast remains intact. I’d look for a slightly stronger statistical performance out of Wilson due to Harvin’s arrival alone. His current ADP is round 7, I repeat round 7. If you follow a two QB draft strategy Wilson is a great low risk option where you can play him based on matchups thereby maximizing your weekly output from your QB slot.  

Percy Harvin accumulated 149 receptions for 1,644 yards, and nine TDs in only 25 games with Christian Ponder, and should achieve career best numbers while collecting passes from a far superior passer, Russell Wilson. However, Harvin is being drafted in the early 3rd round, making him a bit of a risk in my opinion. We haven’t seen him excel in this system and he was never consistent in the past, and I look for consistency when drafting in the top 4 rounds. Roddy White, Andre Johnson and Vincent Jackson are all being drafted after Harvin, on average, and are safer picks. Not to say Harvin won’t finish as a top 10 WR, I just don’t want to chance it that early in the draft. Give him to me in the late 3rd and I’m singing a different tune. 

Marshawn Lynch doesn’t need an introduction, I need not tell you how his Skittle powered runs like this one (video also embedded below) are a testament to his undeniable highlight real play making ability. Currently being drafted as the 5th overall pick (1.5), Lynch is sure to please in touchdown only leagues. In PPR leagues I prefer Ray Rice at 1.5, sue me I’m not making a homer pick, remember?

Richard Sherman is currently being drafted as the first CB selected in IDP league drafts, average draft position is pick 168. Hard to argue that position considering his past performances however he’s on my PED alert list. If he was indeed using performance enhancing drugs I’d tend to think that will stop now, and his performance could dip accordingly.

Quick Hits for all you article skimmers:

  1. Don’t reach when making that homer pick, it wont pay off.
  2. Wilson is an exceptional value in round 7 (his current ADP).
  3. So long as Skittles is in business, Lynch is a lock.
  4. Harvin is a stud, but high risk at his current ADP of 3.1.
  5. Sherman is on my PED list, avoid drafting as the top CB. 

Read more Fantasy Football Advice at Fantasy Knuckleheads, you can follow them on Twitter.

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