What can the Super Bowl champions do for an encore performance? They have most of their pieces back and look to make another run. There are many players on their team that can help you win your fantasy championship too.
Star: Russell Wilson (QB)
13 Stats: 3357 yards, 26 TD, 9 INT, 96 carries-539 yards-TD
Why He’s a Star: The third year QB is coming off of his second consecutive top-10 fantasy season. Seattle is usually a ground and pound team, but when Wilson has the chance to throw, he takes advantage of his opportunity. A huge plus for Wilson is his rushing ability. I believe he’ll be a top-10 QB in fantasy again.
Avoid: Marshawn Lynch (RB)
13 Stats: 301 carries-1262 yards-12 TDs, 36 catches-316 yards-2 TDs
Why to Avoid: Marshawn Lynch has been an absolute fantasy beast the past 3 seasons. He has rushed for over 1200 yards and at least 11 TDs in all 3 seasons. Those are fantastic numbers. However, Lynch has also had a great deal of carries and has gone through a great deal of wear and tear. In the offseason, Seattle’s coaches announced Christine Michael would be getting his fair share of carries this year. All of this is enough to scare me away from Lynch this year.
Sleeper: Christine Michael (RB)
Why He’s A Sleeper: As mentioned above, Seattle’s coaches want Michael to have more carries this year. He is superbly talented and has fresh legs. If he shows his full talent, he has a shot to steal at least 75-100 carries this year. If you draft Lynch early on, it would be very wise to draft Michael later.
IDP to Watch: Kam Chancellor (DB)
13 Stats: 65 tackles-34 assists-3 INTs
Why: Earl Thomas is always the Seattle safety you hear about. However, Kam Chancellor has quietly been putting up excellent numbers the past 3 seasons. The former 5th round selection is poised to have another great year. He is certainly a DB2 for your team.
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