Pro Football Focus put out its ranking of fantasy football players for the 2020 season. The Seahawks had no one ranked inside the top 40.
Anyone who plays much fantasy football, especially in normal leagues where numbers aren’t skewed for the fun of it, knows that running backs are a whole lot more valuable than they are in today’s real NFL. This could be why the Seahawks do not have a player ranked until number 42 in Pro Football Focus’s list of players to choose first should you play fantasy football.
Chris Carson is the most valuable Seahawk in fantasy. Russell Wilson, who is clearly the player Seattle can least afford to lose, is ranked 76th. Wilson is the sixth-highest rated quarterback, behind quarterbacks like Kyler Murray. However, showing just how valued running backs are in the fantasy world, Carson is the 19th highest-ranked back.
The second-highest rated players for the Seahawks is receiver Tyler Lockett at number 49 overall and the 22nd highest receiver. D.K. Metcalf is number 51. After Wilson at 76, there is a lot of players that are listed before the next Seahawk. Tight end Greg Olsen is number 182. Running back Carlos Hyde is 192 and then another running back, Rashaad Penny, is 196.
The realness of the Seahawks
Unfortunately for the Seahawks, Penny is likely to start the season on the PUP list after tearing his ACL near the end of the 2019 season. Penny has been placed on the PUP list to start training camp. If he does return at a close to 100 percent level at some point in 2020, and Carson and Hyde stay healthy, Seattle’s running game should be stacked.
The truth is, while the Seahawks don’t have a top-42 fantasy football player, their offense should be very good this year and put Seattle in a position to win a lot of football games. Seattle’s offense is fairly versatile and does not rely on any one player, other than Russell Wilson, of course.