Eskridge and Swain
David Moore and Freddie Swain caught 12.8% of Wilson’s completions, 13.6% of the yardage and 20% of the receiving TDs in 2020. Eskridge and Swain will be competing with each other for the WR3 spot, Swain may figure more early with Eskridge growing as the season goes on.
As a result, I am projecting their numbers as follows.
Eskridge – 26 receptions for 323 receiving yards and 5 receiving TDs. Plus 108 yards rushing and 2 TDs.
Swain – 23 receptions for 255 receiving yards and 3 receiving TDs
Receiving wise the four RBs on the Seahawks roster in 2021 accounted for 21.2% of the pass completions made, 13.78% of the yardage and 15% of the passing TD’s.
As the lead back, Carson led the way, but with a health Penny back for 2021 his percentage receiving share of the work could dip in 2021.
His rushing workload could also see a reduction in 2021 too as Penny makes it more of an RB tandem in 2021. Dallas and Homer are also likely to see a reduction in their workload.
As a result, I project
Chris Carson – 890 yards rushing and 6 TD’s, 255 yards receiving and 3 TDs
Rashaad Penny – 570 yards rushing and 5 TD’s, 193 yards receiving and 2 TDs
DeeJay Dallas – 146 yards rushing and 2 TD’s plus 58 yards receiving
Travis Homer – 98 yards rushing and a TD plus 70 yards receiving
Taking the combined projections from the eleven players featured above I am projecting the Seahawks offense to produce:
4,257 yards in the receiving game for 37 touchdowns
2,390 rushing yards for a further 19 touchdowns
Combined this equated to 6647 yards and 56 touchdowns at an average of 391 offensive yards per game and 3.29 touchdowns per game.
Allowing for the odd missed point or two pointer along the way this would mean 388 points in 17 games at 22.82 points per game.
Add a projected 27 field goals to those numbers and the total offensive points per game is a very healthy 27.5 points per game.