Sunday, August 1, 2021

Fantasy Football Projections 2021: Seattle Seahawks

Our 2021 Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2021 fantasy football projections for the Seattle Seahawks.

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Russell Wilson569381.24381.338.1211.9577.7419.62.02357.91
Geno Smith23.714.7161.20.850.763.

Russell Wilson: It was a tale of two seasons for Wilson. In his first eight games, Wilson averaged 29.52 fantasy points per game and scored no fewer than 21.9. In his final eight games, he averaged only 17.08 and scored more than 21.9 only once during that span.

Despite Pete Carroll's prioritization to establish the run, Wilson has never finished worse than the QB11 (2016) and has finished as a top-six fantasy quarterback in five of the past seven seasons.


Chris Carson221.9998.66.5546.4374.23.3219.58
Rashaad Penny84.3375.12.5322.7206.41.895.48
DeeJay Dallas301170.8315.8113.41.142.52
Travis Homer15.564.30.315.945.40.518.78
Alex Collins6.728.50.18215.90.17.12
Nick Bellore1.12.80.0214.50.11.95

Chris Carson: Few teams want to "establish the run" more than the Seahawks so returning to Seattle on a two-year deal was Carson's ideal landing spot. Even though the Seahawks let Russell Wilson "cook" in the first half of the year, Carson performed as a weekly fantasy RB13 or better in four of the team's five games before their Week 6 bye. In fact, he was a top-five performer from Weeks 1 to 5. Coming out of the bye, Carson sustained a foot injury in Week 7 that kept him out of several games. Carson's physical running style lends itself to a greater propensity to get banged up, but he will likely be undervalued in fantasy drafts this summer.

Rashaad Penny: A surprise first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Penny has failed to live up to his draft pedigree. On relatively limited touches, however, Penny has been efficient -- 5.1 YPC and 9.3 Y/R -- and Carson's violent running style could lead to a missed game (or several). While it's become a cliche, Penny enters 2021 in the best shape of his life.


D.K. Metcalf89.91258.610.2000232.01
Tyler Lockett851020.58.63.317.30.1198.48
D'Wayne Eskridge30.6396.93.400075.39
Freddie Swain11.9147.41.200027.89
Penny Hart456.70.400010.07
John Ursua2.427.20.20005.12
Cade Johnson0.66.80.10001.58

D.K. Metcalf: The sky is the limit for Metcalf, who is coming off a breakout sophomore campaign (83/1,303/10). Through Week 9, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks passing offense were unstoppable and Metcalf had more than 90 yards in seven of his first eight games. Through Week 9, only Tyreek Hill had scored more fantasy points than Metcalf.

The only concern for Metcalf (and Wilson) is the Seahawks' desire to establish the run. Over the final eight regular-season games, Metcalf exceeded 61 yards in only two games. As great as Metcalf was in the first half of the season, he was tied with (now WFT receiver) Curtis Samuel as the WR25 from Weeks 10-17.

Tyler Lockett: The full-season numbers (100/1,054/10, WR9 in half-PPR) look great and Lockett now has back-to-back 1,000-yard campaigns and three consecutive seasons with at least eight touchdowns. That said, there were three spike games (9/100/3, 15/200/3 and 12/90/2) and mostly modest performances the rest of the season. From Weeks 4 to 16, Lockett finished as fantasy's weekly WR45 (or worse) in nine of 12 games. Given Seattle's run-first tendency, there is week-to-week volatility with the team's top pass-catchers.


Gerald Everett39.5453.6400089.11
Will Dissly31.6351.53.400071.35
Colby Parkinson5.956.70.600012.22

Gerald Everett: Even though he was under-utilized in L.A., Everett posted career highs in targets (62), receptions (41) and yards (417) in 2020. Now in Seattle, Everett should be the 1(a) to Will Dissly's 1(b), but the volume in a run-heavy offense with a talented wide receiver duo of D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett means there may not be a significant bump in targets for the athletic tight end.

Will Dissly: Dissly was highly productive through his first two seasons when he was on the field, but he missed 22 combined games over that stretch. Playing a full 16-game season in 2020, Dissly set career lows in Y/R (10.5), Y/T (8.7) and YPG (15.7).

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