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Seahawks and fantasy relevance are not coinciding much these days. Hopefully they can boost their numbers coming into a serviceable Titans match-up. Here is a basic overview of the Hawks fantasy preview for week 6.
Russell Wilson was sacked two times by the Colts and sometimes forced from the pocket. Only Ryan Tannehill, Geno Smith and Brandon Weeden have been sacked more than Wilson (15) this season. Even though center Max Unger (triceps) is expected back in Week 6, injuries alongside the offensive line stay problematic. An additional concern is that the Titans give up the second-fewest fantasy points at quarterback.
Marshawn Lynch remains a force with solid rushing numbers regardless of the injuries to the Seahawks’ offensive line. Four starters did not play against the Colts in Week 5, all the same C Max Unger (triceps) is projected to return this week. The Titans have good and bad days in RB fantasy points allowed.
Golden Tate was targeted a team-high 11 times and scored his first touchdown of the season against the Colts in Week 5. Despite the fact that the Seahawks have been disadvantaged by injuries on the offensive line, the larger concern is they basically haven’t thrown much. Russell Wilson is averaging the smallest amount of pass attempts per game of any starting quarterback. For these whys and wherefores, don’t anticipate great numbers from Tate, for the most part this week against a Titans defense that’s permitting the fourth-fewest fantasy points at wide receiver.
Doug Baldwin‘s nine targets against the Colts in Week 5 were second on the team to WR Golden Tate. Baldwin is on the wire in most leagues, and is not a feasible play for Week 6 against the Titans.
Sydney Rice had just one grab in Week 5; it was the third time in four games he’s ended with just a solo catch. Not only have Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin been more noticeable in the Seahawks’ passing game, but Percy Harvin (hip) is getting nearer to returning. Rice’s days as a dependable fantasy possibility appear to be over.
Several uncommon defensive breaks condemned the Seahawks in Week 5. T.Y. Hilton‘s 73-yard touchdown was the consequence of blown coverage, while the Colts’ 86-yard drive for the go-ahead score was assisted by a questionable pass interference penalty on CB Richard Sherman. The Colts’ 34 points were the most allowed by the Seahawks since 2011. Anticipate this D/ST to swarm back against the Titans and reserve QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.