Seahawks to start on your fantasy team this week
If you play fantasy football, and I am assuming most football fans do, then there are a couple of Seattle players that you need to either try to pick up or start if you already have them on your team. You're trying to win your fantasy league, right? Or if you are anything like me, you are probably already out of the running for your league's championship even after just five weeks. (If you want a better chance to win your fantasy league, by the way, just send me an invite to join and I promise you that at least you won't finish last - I will.)
The Seattle players you need to play this week are Kenneth Walker III and Noah Fant. Cincinnati's run defense is terrible. The Bengals rank 31st in yards allowed rushing per game at 154.0 and are 30th by allowing 5.3 yards per rush. One might think that the Bengals had one bad game that skewed the results and while that is true it may not be in the way you are thinking.
Cincinnati did allow 71 yards rushing to those evil Los Angeles Rams in Week 3, but Cincinnati has allowed at least 142 yards rushing in every other game and 173 yards or more in three games. That means the game against the Rams actually lowers their statistics and the Bengals are generally horrible against the run. Seattle needs to run Kenneth Walker II a lot in Week 6 and if he gets stuffed a few times, Seattle should still keep giving him the ball because Walker will probably break off a long run or three.
The Bengals have also allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to tight ends. That's good for Seattle as the team has three good tight ends and one - Noah Fant - that can catch and run like few others. Geno Smith just needs to give him the ball even more.
Speaking of getting the ball more, Jaxon Smith-Njigba has been targeted the third most times on the team, but his use is the question. He's mainly caught passes in the flat and that has limited his maximum potential. But with Seattle not going long as much in 2023 (likely due to the banged-up offensive line), there hasn't been tons of space for JSN. That might change in Week 6 and is worth keeping an eye on.