Opponent: New York Jets
Location: CenturyLink Field (Home)
Russell Wilson is one of the tougher QBs to assess for fantasy. He does have the ability to use his feet to gain rushing yards but he is so inconcsistent as a quarterback that trying to predict how he’ll do from week to week is extremely difficult. The Jets defense isn’t what it once was but are by no means a soft matchup so this week you’d be better off finding another option to start if you possibly can.
There is nothing flashy about Marshawn Lynch. He will get a lot of carries, he’ll get plenty of yards and he’ll score a touchdown every other week. In many ways in a fantasy world where everyone is looking to own a Ferrari or Lambourghini, Lynch is the Bentley that can eat up the miles and turn heads but doesn’t necessarily excite you. Nonetheless, he’s a top 10 running back and a must start. Robert Turbin is an interesting lottery ticket as he appears to be getting more involved in the Seattle offense – he’s worth a look in very deep leagues.
After a slow start to the season, Sidney Rice appears to be recapturing the form he showed back with the Vikings as Brett Favre’s favorite big man. He’s been red hot for the past month and I expect more of the same this week – he’s a low end WR2 and a solid flex this week. The only other wideout on this team I would consider is second year player Golden Tate but he’s a risky play – I’d only consider starting him in 14+ team leagues or leagues with extended starting rosters.
Seattle has been a TE graveyard for fantasy in recent years and I see no reason to think otherwise now. Former Raider Zach Miller has shown signs of life recently but just keep watching and don’t buy just yet.