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Fantasy Studs on the Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks offense is loaded with superstars who produce in the clutch and in terms of fantasy football statistics. The Seahawks move the ball on offense, execute on special teams and have one of the league’s elite defensive units. Let’s take a look at the teams individual fantasy football leaders.

Passing

The Seattle Seahawks’ passing offense will be much improved this year thanks to the addition of tight end, Jimmy Graham. Graham was acquired in a trade with the New Orleans Saints. The Seahawks were desperate for a wide receiver and Graham fits the mold of a wide receiver/tight end hybrid. He should catch 75 passes for 1,000 yards in his first season with Seattle. His presence will boost Russell Wilson’s offensive numbers. Look for Wilson to eclipse his statistics from last year when he passed for 3,475 yards on 285 completions out of 452 attempts. Wilson averaged 7.7 yards per pass and threw 20 touchdowns compared to 11 interceptions. While Wilson did not throw for that many scores, he will have the added presence of Graham this season. Graham is widely regarded one of the league’s top red zone threats thanks to his incredible height.

Rushing

While Marshawn Lynch is thought of as a fantasy stud, most overlook the fact that Seattle’s second leading rusher was Russell Wilson. He ran for a remarkable 849 yards on only 118 attempts. Wilson hit pay dirt on the ground 6 times while Lynch scored 13 times. Lynch was rock solid, running for a total of 1,306 yards in 2014. He toted the rock 280 times and should be able to do the same once again this year. However, Seattle might pass the ball more this year with the addition of Jimmy Graham.

Receiving

Look for the newly acquired Jimmy Graham to step right in and play wide receiver as well as tight end. He could easily lead the team in receiving yardage in his first season. Still, from a fantasy perspective, the Seahawks have plenty of other options. Their leading receiver from last year, Doug Baldwin, is worth a solid mid-round selection. He caught 66 balls last season for 825 yards and three scores. Marshawn caught 37 of 48 passes thrown his way. He racked up 367 yards through the air and scored four touchdowns. Jermaine Kearse should pull down 50 or so balls this season as he builds upon his 2014 totals of 38 receptions for 670 yards. As for Graham, he is in his 5th season and is on track for a hall of fame career with 386 total receptions, 4,752 yards and 51 touchdowns. He should be one of the top tight ends selected this fantasy football season.

Special Teams

The Seahawks’ special teams is one of the league’s best units. Kicker Steven Hauschka is constantly underrated in fantasy football. He put up solid numbers last year, hitting 31 of 37 field goals including 9 field goals from between 40 and 49 yards away. Hauschka is definitely worth a late round fantasy selection.

Defense

On defense, the Seahawks have one of the league’s most dynamic units. The Hawks’ defense is consistently one of the first taken off of the fantasy football board every year. The defense is number one against the rush, allowing only 62.2 ground yards per game. The Hawks defense allows the 9th fewest points at 20.8 per game. Their playmakers like Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman and Bobby Wagner make the team defense a solid mid-round fantasy football selection.

GRFF Staff

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