Game Predictions & Player Projections - OAK vs SEA

Game Predictions & Player Projections - OAK vs SEA


Game Predictions & Player Projections - OAK vs SEA

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Prediction: OAK 10, SEA 27 (Line: SEA by 15)

The 0-7 Raiders still search for their first win and it would be high comedy to notch it in Seattle where the Seahawks are only 4-3 and loving the chance to beat up anyone, let alone the worst team in the NFL. The Seahawks only have the visiting Giants the following week so no reason to overlook this game.

Oakland Raiders

1 @NYJ 14-19 10 DEN —–
2 HOU 14-30 11 @SD —–
3 @NE 9-16 12 KC —–
4 MIA 14-38 13 @STL —–
5 BYE —– 14 SF —–
6 SD 28-31 15 @KC —–
7 ARI 13-24 16 BUF —–
8 @CLE 13-23 17 @DEN —–
9 @SEA —–  
News | Statistics | Roster
OAK @ SEA Rush Catch Pass
QB Derek Carr 170,1
WR Michael Crabtree 3-40,1
WR Andre Holmes 5-60
TE Mychal Rivera 3-20,1
PK Sebastian Janikowski 1 FG 1 XP

Pregame Notes: Aside from the trap game against the Chargers they they still lost, the Raiders are rather unchanged from the start of the season with around 14 points in almost every game and yet a defense that normally hands out 20 to 30 points regardless of venue. Derek Carr is making some progress even if his stats are largely unchanged from game to game. As with any year, the Raiders have plenty of needs to address with their high draft picks next spring.

QUARTERBACK : Derek Carr tossed four touchdowns against the Chargers but he’s been stick at single digits if that much in all other games. On the road he’s averaged that single score and like last week, it came literally in the final minutes of the game. He’s well below fantasy relevance but at least is going through the learning curve in the perpetual rebuilding of the Raiders.

RUNNING BACK : Darren McFadden is having a great season but only because he gets compared to Maurice Jones-Drew. MJD continues to get a handful of carries per week but it is hard to see him with 25 carries for 58 yards on the season considering what he once was. McFadden topped 60 rush yards only once this year and has never scored in a road game. At least McFadden is averaging around four yards per carry even though he only gets a dozen or so every week.

WIDE RECEIVER : Andre Holmes rewarded owners with five catches for 69 yards and one touchdown in the loss to the Browns but the score came with only ten seconds on the clock. He’s become the preferred wideout for Carr and scored in three of the last four games. But he’s not above a bad game and he won’t always be there with ten seconds left to play. James Jones scored three times so far but he only shows up against the weakest of opponents and almost always just at home. Both are relevant but only when the situation is right… unlike this week.

TIGHT END : No fantasy value. Mychal Rivera some how turned in seven catches for 83 yards in Cleveland last week but that’s roughly as much has he produced in all other games combined.

MATCH TO THE DEFENSE: The Seahawks allowed multiple passing scores for five straight games but Cam Newton was blanked last week and there is no reason to consider any Raiders for fantasy purposes in Seattle this week. Holmes might get lucky at the end of the game but the Seahawks need a solid win at home after losing to Dallas in the last home venue.

Gaining Fantasy Points OAK 27 30 8 27 32 32
Preventing Fantasy Points SEA 4 12 5 26 15 8

Seattle Seahawks

1 GB 36-16 10 NYG —–
2 @SD 21-30 11 @KC —–
3 DEN 26-20 12 ARI —–
4 BYE —– 13 @SF —–
5 @WAS 27-17 14 @PHI —–
6 DAL 23-30 15 SF —–
7 @STL 26-28 16 @ARI —–
8 @CAR 13-9 17 STL —–
9 OAK —–  
News | Statistics | Roster
SEA vs OAK Rush Catch Pass
QB Russell Wilson 30 230,2
WR Doug Baldwin 5-60,1
WR Paul Richardson 2-20
TE Jimmy Graham 8-90,1
TE Luke Willson 2-20
PK Steven Hauschka 2 FG 3 XP

Pregame Notes: The Seahawks ended their two game losing streak but squeaking past the Panthers 13-9 hardly says everything is back to last year. These next two games should prove to be easy wins but then the schedule gets serious fast with both meetings with the 49ers and Cardinals left to play. These next two games need to ensure that the Seahawks are healthy and running smoothly or any thoughts of a repeat are over before we get to December.

QUARTERBACK : Russell Wilson scored in every game this year and usually at least twice but was held to only 126 yards by the Cowboys when he only ran in one score. Wilson has been consistent at two scores and moderate yardage though and at home against a 0-7 team should ensure he produces at least his average.

RUNNING BACK : Marshawn Lynch has been less productive and more surly lately with the last three weeks never producing more than 62 rushing yards and no scores. The loss to the Cowboys started his decline but Lynch totaled over 120 yards and scored twice in the other two home games this year. This week should be a nice chance to get back on track.

Notable was that Christine Michael was active and received four carries to gain 12 yards. Robert Turbin has been downgraded to only two runs per game for the last month. Assumedly Michael is getting work in advance of next season when Lynch is likely gone but he isn’t expected to become any significant part of the backfield anytime soon.

WIDE RECEIVER : Life without Percy Harvin doesn’t look much different. Doug Baldwin continues to be the only remotely consistent receiver and even he is rarely good for more than 60 yards. All combined, the wider receivers have only scored four times this year. At home against a weak defense may present opportunities this week but that is still too risky to merit a fantasy start.

TIGHT END : No fantasy value. Luke Wilson just scored in Carolina but it was on his only catch.

MATCH TO THE DEFENSE: Marshawn Lynch has to be a great start this week against a defense that already allowed nine scores to running backs and three runners topped 100 yards. Anything short of 100 yards and a score would be a major disappointment. Expect at least one passing touchdown and there could be more but so far most teams are happy to run their way to a win over the visiting Raiders.

Gaining Fantasy Points SEA 5 18 24 26 13 31
Preventing Fantasy Points OAK 11 27 11 14 25 14

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