Seahawks vs Cowboys fantasy spotlight


The Seattle Seahawks (3-4) are on the road once again and travel to play the Dallas Cowboys (2-4.) Who do you need to keep an eye on this week? Who do you need to avoid? We’ve got you covered.

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Seattle Seahawks

QB Russell Wilson: Despite me constantly telling you Russell Wilson’s floor is pretty high, he really tests the limits on that fantasy wise. Russell Wilson had his worst game of the year fantasy football wise, with an 11.40 point performance vs the 49ers on Thursday Night Football.

However.. I think you stick with him. Maybe you’ll find a hit or miss option on the waiver wire, but Russell Wilson’s floor as I mentioned is low most weeks and he is bound to have big fantasy games coming up. The Cowboys present an opportunity for that.

In DFS however, I would avoid Russell Wilson. He just hasn’t netted enough touchdowns yet to be an option in DFS. Consider paying for Philip Rivers vs a Ravens team that is struggling, especially on defense.

RB Marshawn Lynch: Welcome back, Marshawn Lynch. Marshawn had his best performance of the year real life football wise and fantasy football wise, putting up 122 yards rushing and a touchdown for 18.20 fantasy points. The Seahawks will look to continue to pound the rock and use Marshawn as long as he is healthy, and he appears to be great coming off his injury. If you have Marshawn, put him in your lineup.

In DFS, I would consider Marshawn Lynch because this might be when Seattle starts to get hot and goes on a dominant run it tends to have once a year under Russell Wilson. Marshawn always appears to be a safe option, and a trip to Dallas isn’t going to make you hesitate.

WR Tyler Lockett: Make no mistake about it, Tyler Lockett is already Seattle’s most talented wide receiver and might even have more talent than teammate Jimmy Graham. Tyler Lockett had 5 catches for 79 yards and a touchdown.

The more important thing is Russell Wilson is looking for him and trusting him more. Wilson and Lockett barely missed on what would have been a 70+ yard touchdown vs the Carolina Panthers. If you don’t have an elite wide receiver group in your league or you have a depleted roster, it might be time to put Lockett in even if it’s risky.

In DFS, I wouldn’t select Lockett. It’s still a low volume passing offense and you just can’t trust that he’ll put the production you want in daily fantasy leagues.

Dallas Cowboys

QB Matt Cassel: To put this bluntly: No. Fine, I’ll elaborate. He couldn’t become the backup in front of Brandon Weeden. That enough? Okay fine. It’s a third string quarterback who struggled mightily the week before playing against one of the best defenses in the NFL. Seriously, you have better options on the waiver wire. Don’t do this to yourself. You are not playing Matt Cassel and you are not putting him on your roster either.

In DFS, again, quite simply, no. This is not a play.

RB Darren McFadden: McFadden is a really interesting player right now. He was named the starting RB in front of Joseph Randle and Christine Michael after he had a good game and a potential Randle meltdown. However, the Seahawks defense has been really tough on RB’s so far.

If you have a lot of RB injuries or unfortunate byes, you might have to play McFadden. If you do, it isn’t the worst thing in the world. I just question how much success he will have when the Seahawks are going to likely force Cassel to beat them.

In DFS, I wouldn’t go for this move. It’s a little too cute of move for my taste. Just go with the known quantities. Maybe vs a worse team this is a potential move, but not vs the Seahawks.

WR Terrance Williams: The up and down real life season and fantasy season for Terrance Williams continues. A lot of people had belief that he could hold it down pretty well with Dez Bryant and Tony Romo out, but that largely hasn’t been the case.

He’s had up and down fantasy performances all year. Unfortunately, he is the top option besides Jason Witten. Even if Dez Bryant is back, he’s with a third string QB and there is no knowing how Dez will look in game action off the injury. I would avoid playing Williams at all costs. I’d test my luck with other waiver wire options if I had injuries on my roster.

In DFS, this is a no as well. The Dallas Cowboys are hurting right now and it’s only their defense besides the run game that gives you a little confidence in them.

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