Seahawks will be included in Fantasy Football lineups

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Seahawks will be included in Fantasy Football lineups


Aug 24, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins ​​(8) and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) meet at US Bank Stadium after the game. Mandatory credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks have historically performed very well against the Minnesota Vikings (7-0 in the Russell Wilson era), and it all starts with their attack. The Seahawks have evolved alongside Russell Wilson over the course of his career, and having relied on their “Legion of Boom” early in the quarterback’s career, they have become a high-flying, attacking team. That should go through very well in this week’s game against the Vikings, so here are the players to include in your fantasy football lineups.

Russell Wilson—Start

This should be a given. There really isn’t a game that Russell Wilson shouldn’t start when he’s on your fantasy squad, but this one could be a particularly good day for the experienced QB. As usual, Wilson has got off to a good start this season and set the defense on fire. He has six touchdowns compared to zero interceptions, while also passing 597 yards with a 74.1% completion rate.

The pass defense of the Vikings wasn’t great either. Bashaud Breeland in particular has had his problems, so Wilson should have plenty of opportunities to throw. He could be lining up for another 300 yard/3 TD performance.

Chris Carson—Sit

Chris Carson wasn’t the most efficient back to start the season (13 carries for just 31 yards last week), but his ability to find the end zone kept him as a viable option. The week before, however, he was held without a score, while having a total of 91 yards

So far, the Vikings defense has given up big run totals, but they haven’t allowed too many big plays from the running game. Minnesota is one of nine defenses that do not allow a carry of 20 or more yards, and they only allow 4.2 yards per carry. I expect this to be a high scoring game and a Vikings win, and part of the reason Minnesota will be able to keep Carson in check.

Tyler Lockett—Start

So far, Tyler Lockett has been the beneficiary of three long touchdown receptions this season, and he has eclipsed 100 yards in every game. He’s been a big slot machine next to Wilson, and should stay that way this week.

The Vikings have been very vulnerable to explosive passing this season. The secondary has so far given up a whopping 13.5 yards per reception, along with eight catches from 20+ yards. Lockett also averages 23.2 yards per reception; the only player with 10+ catches averaging 20+ yards. With these two trends coming to a head, Lockett should be putting on at least one big play.

DK Metcalf-Start

It was a mostly quiet start to the year for the third-year receiver. Over the two weeks, Metcalf has totaled just 113 yards and a touchdown. We’ve already weathered the Vikings’ defense, but it should be noted that Metcalf’s opponents (Indianapolis and Tennessee) weren’t great either.

However, there’s reason to think Metcalf will bounce back. His targets were lower than usual in week one, but last week they came back with 11. The problem was he only caught six for 53 yards. As long as the targets remain high, he should be lining up for at least a WR2 output.

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