Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 5/19/17 12:50pm ET
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said this week the Seahawks will run the ball more often this season. The team added Eddie Lacy to a backfield that already had a pair of injury-prone players in C.J. Prosise and Thomas Rawls. 'We definitely will. We lost 100-something runs last year. And that was basically the story. That was basically the tale of why everything came about as it did. ? With the quarterback being a mess and the running back situation, everybody being banged up, we were just unable to find it. So I think we'll come roaring right back at it,' Carroll said.
Huddle Up: The offensive line was as much to blame for the drop of production in the running game as much as anything. Regardless, Lacy should lead the backfield in touches, while Rawls may be best-suited for a change-of-pace role given his injury history. Prosise figures to have a firm grasp on passing-down duties.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 5/18/17 2:58pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy can earn $1.3 million if he rushes for at least 1,200 yards this season. Rushing for a minimum of 800 yards will cash him in for $250,000, 900 yards will be $500,000, 1,000 yards will be $750,000 and $1,100 yards would earn him $1 million. He has already gained $55,000 for not exceeding 255 pounds.
Huddle Up: Lacy's incentives will be difficult to reach with Thomas Rawls in the fold. Lacy does have more appeal, though, and deserves a look as a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 in standard leagues.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 5/15/17 6:33am ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy is due for a weigh-in Monday, May 15. If he weighs 255 pounds or less, he'll earn $35,000.
Huddle Up: Lacy will have the chance to run the ball on first and second down in Seattle, and he'll be in the RB3 mix in fantasy.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 5/15/17 12:14pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy earned $55,000 Monday, May 15, for weighing 253 pounds -- two below the limit Seattle set for him.
Huddle Up: Lacy's weight has been an issue in the past, but he appears to be committed, at least for now, to get into football shape this offseason. Much was made of his P90X workouts last offseason, but an ankle injury sidelined Lacy for 11 games last season. He'll have a fresh start in Seattle, but he'll also be competing with Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise. A crowded backfield makes Lacy no more than a flex consideration in mid-to-late rounds.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 5/11/17 7:13pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy announced that he will begin a 30-day workout challenge June 1.
Huddle Up: Lacy's has battled weight issues throughout his career, but he should have a role as the power back for Seattle. He has the upside to be a fantasy starter if he stays in shape, and he is worth taking a chance on as a RB4.
Amara Darboh - WRPosted 4/28/17 8:54pm ET
The Seattle Seahawks selected WR Amara Darboh with the 106th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Friday, April 28.
Huddle Up: Darboh doesn't have any elite traits, and at best, he could become a third receiver in the NFL. He doesn't need to be drafted at this point.
Tyler Lockett - WRPosted 4/20/17 4:57pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (leg) said he expects to be ready for training camp. He's 'itching to get going sooner' but said he will listen to the medical staff and keep the 'end game' in mind.
Huddle Up: Lockett's disappointing 2016 came to an end in Week 15 after sustaining a broken leg. Before that, he didn't really do much to excite his fantasy owners, ending up with 41 catches for 597 yards and just one touchdown. Thus, it'll be hard to trust him as a fantasy starter going into the new campaign.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 4/14/17 7:01pm ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson hosted voluntary workouts ahead next week's official OTAs. 'It's about bringing guys together to work and be on the same page, communication, getting the signals down right, getting the routes, and the depth and the timing and everything in sync,' Wilson said.
Huddle Up: Wilson was banged up most of last year, but he still finished as a QB1. With his running ability, his ceiling is as high as any player at the position.
Thomas Rawls - RBPosted 4/1/17 8:05am ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls should maintain a prominent role in the offense despite the addition of Eddie Lacy in free agency, according to ESPN's Sheil Kapadia.
Huddle Up: The rationale being Seattle hopes to save Lacy for the fourth quarter in order to wear defenses down, leaving Rawls to share time with Lacy and passing-down weapon C.J. Prosise over the first 45 minutes of the game. The crowded backfield isn't good for Rawls' early-season prospects, but Lacy's recent struggles with injuries and weight could allow Rawls to be more of a factor in fantasy as the season progresses. To begin the season, however, he could struggle to be anything more than a RB5.
Jimmy Graham - TEPosted 4/1/17 8:13pm ET
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham is in no pain and feels 'the best he's felt in years,' according to head coach Pete Carroll, and Graham has been working with QB Russell Wilson this offseason.
Huddle Up: Graham is coming off his best year since joining Seattle, and he is locked in as a TE1 for 2017.
Thomas Rawls - RBPosted 3/27/17 6:07am ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls will be used as a complement to RB Eddie Lacy off the bench.
Huddle Up: The demotion could be a blessing in disguise for Rawls, who has struggled with injuries the last two years. There's also no guarantee that Lacy will make the team and stay healthy. C.J. Prosise will also be a complementary back, but Rawls will have some upside as an RB3 in fantasy.
Tyler Lockett - WRPosted 3/18/17 6:44pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (leg) is ahead of schedule with his recovery from a broken leg and is expected to ready for Week 1 of the 2017 season.
Huddle Up: Lockett has big-play ability, but consistency has been an issue. Consider him a high-risk, high-reward flex candidate heading into next season.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 3/16/17 5:09pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy's new contract includes incentives for each month he meets a target weight designated by the team. He earns an additional $55,000 for being at 255 pounds in May, 250 pounds in June through August and 245 pounds from September to December.
Huddle Up: It's a rather brilliant idea to ensure Lacy is at the desired playing weight so the team can maximize the potential on their new running back. However, that may not be the biggest roadblock the former Green Bay Packer deals with, as he was in fairly decent shape last year before injuries limited him to just five games, the fewest of his career. When he was healthy, Lacy actually looked good, registering a career-high 5.1 yards per carry.
Eddie Lacy - RBPosted 3/16/17 8:34pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy said he is motivated to prove he is not a fluke, and he feels Seattle's offense fits his running style.
Huddle Up: Lacy will likely serve as the power back in Seattle's offense, and he is worth a flier as a RB3 in case he can approach the numbers he put up in his first two years in the league.
Thomas Rawls - RBPosted 3/2/17 10:23am ET
Seattle Seahawks RBs Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise will compete against each other for the starting running back job, as expected, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: The expectation among many pundits is that Rawls will technically be the starter with Prosise serving in the change-of-pace/passing role. If that scenario plays out in the offseason, Rawls is a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 option and would be better suited in standard leagues. Prosise's ideal draft range is in RB3 territory in PPR leagues.
Doug Baldwin - WRPosted 2/25/17 8:26pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin finished the 2016 season with 94 catches on 126 targets for 1,128 yards, all career highs, and it was the fourth consecutive season he has improved in all three categories.
Huddle Up: Baldwin didn't find the end zone as much this year, but he finished seventh in the NFL in receptions and 11th in yards. He looks locked in as a WR2 heading into 2017.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 2/21/17 3:53pm ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson became the fastest quarterback to win 50 games in NFL history. Wilson has started for the Seahawks since the first game of his rookie season in 2012 and has not missed a game since then. He is tied with Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan for the most wins in a quarterback's first five seasons (56).
Huddle Up: Wilson struggled with injuries through the first several games of last season, but his toughness prevailed. Despite throwing just 21 touchdowns, Wilson still achieved QB1 status, partly thanks to his running ability. As long as he remains healthy, Wilson should be drafted as a QB1.
Jimmy Graham - TEPosted 1/31/17 7:27pm ET
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham admitted at the Pro Bowl that he 'barely practiced' during the weeks leading up to Sundays this season so that he'd be ready for the games. In addition, he 'barely' did any work in the offseason or training camp either, according to teammates.
Huddle Up: Graham was returning from a torn patellar tendon, a serious injury that many thought would severely hobble him throughout the rest of his career, but instead, the former New Orleans Saint responded with a 65-catch, six-touchdown season, which also included his most receiving yards (923) since 2013. With a normal offseason on tap, it's very possible Graham reclaims the top ranking amongst all NFL tight ends in 2017. He should be monitored closely in all drafts.
Jimmy Graham - TEPosted 1/29/17 7:25pm ET
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham has been targeted 31 times for 13 catches and six touchdowns in the red zone in 29 games since joining the Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Graham finished 2016 with 923 yards, and even if he remains underutilized in the red zone, he should be drafted as a high-end TE1.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 1/26/17 10:24am ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson threw for 2,038 yards, eight touchdowns and eight interceptions on the road this season. He threw for 2,181 yards, 13 touchdowns and three interceptions at home.
Huddle Up: Wilson played well at times this season but ranked in the top five in terms of sacks, which affected his stats during the year. He will have plenty of weapons to work with in the passing game in 2017 and can be a solid No. 1 quarterback for fantasy owners.
Doug Baldwin - WRPosted 1/26/17 10:52am ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin caught 56 passes for 751 yards and four touchdowns at home this season. He caught 38 passes for 377 yards and three touchdowns on the road.
Huddle Up: Baldwin has posted at least 1,000 yards in the last two seasons and has 21 touchdowns combined during those seasons. Baldwin should continue to be the top receiver for the Seahawks next season and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver for fantasy owners.
Jimmy Graham - TEPosted 1/26/17 12:11pm ET
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham caught all six of his touchdowns at home this season.
Huddle Up: Graham bounced back from a disappointing 2015 season and finished this season with 65 receptions, 923 yards and six touchdowns in 16 games. Graham likely will have a similar role with the Seahawks next season and can be a No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues.
Jimmy Graham - TEPosted 1/17/17 6:36am ET
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham is likely to return to the Seahawks next year, and head coach Pete Carroll raved about his play in 2016. 'I thought Jimmy had a terrific year,' Carroll said. 'He was explosive. He was dynamic. He blocked like he's never blocked before. He became a factor on the perimeter blocking stuff, and he's a highlight film. He's got so many big plays that he made during the year.'
Huddle Up: Graham is entering the final year of his contract, and none of the $10 million is guaranteed. Graham bounced back from a ruptured patellar tendon with a 65-923-6 line. It wasn't the game-breaking 86-1,215-16 season from 2013, but his 14.2 yards per reception were a career high. Another good sign was a big second half after a slow start. The position is deeper now than it was at his peak, but he'll still be a high-end TE1 to consider in drafts.
Doug Baldwin - WRPosted 1/14/17 5:18pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin had five catches on nine targets for 80 yards and a touchdown in a 36-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons Saturday, Jan. 14.
Huddle Up: Baldwin capped his year with another trip to the end zone, and he is firmly entrenched as Russell Wilson's go-to target. Draft him as a high-floor WR2 in 2017.
Thomas Rawls - RBPosted 1/14/17 5:12pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls had 11 carries for 34 yards in a 36-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons Saturday, Jan. 14.
Huddle Up: Rawls couldn't find running room early, and Seattle had to abandon the ground game after falling behind. He had some big games this year, but unless the Seahawks upgrade their offensive line in the offseason, Rawls will likely be a boom-or-bust RB2 from one game to the next in 2017.
Paul Richardson - WRPosted 1/14/17 5:32pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson had four catches for a game-high 83 yards in a 36-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons Saturday, Jan. 14.
Huddle Up: Richardson flashed some upside during the postseason, but the production came with Tyler Lockett out of action. Richardson is worth a late-round flier in drafts next year, but temper expectations.
Jimmy Graham - TEPosted 1/14/17 5:24pm ET
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham caught all three of his targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in a 36-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons Saturday, Jan. 14.
Huddle Up: Graham enjoyed a resurgent 2016 campaign, and he heads into next season as one of the safer TE1 options.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 1/14/17 5:44pm ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 17 of his 30 pass attempts for 225 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions and ran six times for 49 yards in a 36-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons Saturday, Jan. 14.
Huddle Up: Injuries and a leaky offensive line hampered Wilson for much of the year, but he still has a high ceiling thanks to his running ability. If you can grab him at a discounted price, don't hesitate to draft him as your QB1 in 2017.
C.J. Prosise - RBPosted 1/13/17 12:27pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise (shoulder) is listed as questionable to suit up in the team's Divisional Round postseason game Saturday, Jan. 14, against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: No surprise here, as head coach Pete Carroll previously said he was looking like a game-time call. Prosise has a good shot of playing, considering he practiced all week, but even if he is out there on Saturday, he'll be at considerably less than 100 percent, plus Thomas Rawls figures to gobble up most of the touches out of the backfield. He won't be a recommended play this weekend for DFS.
Thomas Rawls - RBPosted 1/13/17 2:05pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 13, and is not on the injury report for the Divisional round playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Rawls played very well in the Wild Card playoff game and should have a significant role on offense against the Falcons. Owners in all leagues should consider Rawls as a No. 1 running back.
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