Seattle Seahawks 2014 Season Preview and Predictions

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Aug 22, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) carries the ball after catching a pass during the first half against the Chicago Bears at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports


QB Russell Wilson

Wilson will get you points with his arm and his legs and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him in the Top-5 as far as total points by a quarterback at the end of the year.

Since he is not looked at as a mega-quarterback, like Peyton Manning, Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers, you could probably draft a running back in the first round and snag Wilson in the second or third.

Much like in his real-life career, Wilson will produce mega-numbers, even if other teams pass on him before he falls into your lap later in the draft.

RB Marshawn Lynch

Beast Mode might be one of the best running backs in the league and because of the set up of the Seahawks offense, he can expect to carry the rock 15-20 times per game. Sometimes you’ll see him carry the ball even more than that.

If Lynch is on your team, you had a good draft. He will consistently bring owners happy Sundays as he has not rushed for fewer than 1,200 yards or fewer than 11 touchdowns since 2010.

Don’t expect those numbers to decline in 2014. The wheels of a tough Seahawks offense, Lynch is one of the purest rushers in football.

K Steven Hauschka

Kickers don’t need to be drafted until the later rounds and while most owners will try to draft “big-name” kickers like Stephen Gostkowski, Matt Prater or Sebastian Janikowski, Hauschka might be more reliable than all of them.

Last season, he missed just two of his 35 field goal attempts and was 3-for-3 on kicks longer than 50 yards. With the Seahawks offense expecting to score a lot of points this season, Hauschka will get a lot of extra point opportunities as well.

Seattle’s Defense

The best defense in football should be on the bench exactly ZERO times this season.

If you have Seattle’s defense on your roster, just sit back and smile because you have the best defense in the NFL.


WR Percy Harvin

Call me crazy if you want but as much as I love Harvin, he isn’t a reliable enough receiver to start on your fantasy team week in and week out.

Harvin is risky and will give you a lot of points when he plays, but you can’t ignore the fact that he gets hurt often and since the Seahawks have six other receivers on the roster, they will simply replace Harvin and keep the offense chugging.

If Harvin can stay healthy, your fantasy team has the steal of the draft. If he can’t, you better start looking on the waiver wires for another receiver.

WR Doug Baldwin

A great player who is clutch when the Seahawks need him, Baldwin’s stats are not fit for fantasy football.

The Seahawks simply don’t throw the ball enough and when they do, they spread it around so not one player ends up with a number of catches.

I love Baldwin on the Seahawks and his role on the offense is incomparable, but his stats are relatively low in that sense and there are more active receivers out there who might better help your fantasy team.

CB Richard Sherman

Since no one likes throwing the ball near Sherman, his stats are not valuable enough to rely on for points in fantasy football.

He did have a league-high eight interceptions, but he only made 38 tackles. If your team needs a secondary player, there are a lot of other guys who have better numbers because they are more statistically involved.

Every offense in the NFL is afraid of Sherman so they avoid throwing the ball to him. Good news for the Seahawks, not for fantasy owners.