Seahawks Fantasy News

Sidney Rice returns to Seattle on a one-year deal
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 8:44pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Sidney Rice agrees to terms with the Seahawks, per league source. One-year deal.

Fantasy Impact:

Rice's return puts a big dent in Doug Baldwin's upside. Baldwin was looking like a nice late round sleeper as a starter for the Seahawks, but his playing time is in some jeopardy now with Rice in the mix. Russell Wilson gets another weapon in the passing game. Rice should be fantasy relevant provided he stays healthy.

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Demaryius Thomas still recovering from shoulder injury
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 11:16am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas is still recovering from a left shoulder injury he suffered in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Thomas suffered what some with the team have described as a separated left shoulder in the Broncos' 43-8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks when he was hit by Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor in the first quarter of the 35-point loss. He played through the injury and did finish out the game with a Super Bowl record 13 catches.

Thomas could still be limited in some of the OTA work in the weeks to come, but the Broncos don't expect issues when training camp opens. Thomas had shoulder problems during the regular season as well, even leaving the Dec. 1 win over Kansas City after the first series but he did return to the lineup just before halftime.

Update: Mike Klis reports that Thomas's shoulder is fine and he is in fact participating at Manning's camp on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact:

No worries here. Thomas is at camp and the shoulder should be fine.

Friday, April 4, 2014, 1:25pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

TE Kellen Davis has signed a one-year deal with the Giants, per league source.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 8:50pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Free agent TE Jermichael Finley reportedly couldn't pass a physical with Seattle when he visited the team. That's not a huge surprise, but there's no guarantee with his neck injury that he will be cleared over the summer. If he's healthy, it sounds like a matter of time until the Seahawks sign him.

Fisher: Zac Stacy 'probably that 70-percent guy'
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 1:59pm

Jim Thomas on Twitter - [Full Article]

Rams coach Jeff Fisher, on RB Zac Stacy's evolving role with Rams: "I think over time, he'll probably be that 70-percent of the carries guy."

Fantasy Impact:

The Rams rushed 426 times last year, which means Stacy would get 298 of those carries if the numbers are similar next season. That would have put him third in the league in 2013 behind just LeSean McCoy and Marshawn Lynch, and just ahead of Matt Forte, Ryan Mathews and Eddie Lacy ... so the company is pretty good.

Jermichael Finley fails physical with Seahawks
Monday, March 24, 2014, 10:16am

Packers News - [Full Article]

An NFL source said the Seattle Seahawks failed tight end Jermichael Finley on his physical during his recent visit to the team.

Finley is barely more than four months removed from neck surgery performed Nov. 14 to fuse his C-3/C-4 vertebrae. He made a free-agent visit to the Seahawks during the first week of free agency so the team’s medical staff could assess his recovery.

The source didn’t know whether the Seahawks will bring Finley back for a re-check. Though Finley has said he expected his surgeon to proclaim the bone in the neck fusion healed this month, that doesn’t mean NFL teams will clear him to play football, at least for now.

Fantasy Impact:

Time will tell if Finley will be cleared to play in time for the 2014 season. He's not expected to be cleared for another month or two at least.

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 3:21pm

Ed Werder, Twitter - [Full Article]

Jared Allen is working on final details of a contract with the Seattle Seahawks. Barring unforeseen issues, he could sign today.

Monday, March 17, 2014, 11:02am

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Seahawks agreed to terms with productive kicker Steven Hauschka on a 3-year deal worth $9.15M, including $3.35M guaranteed, source says.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 5:07pm

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

Seahawks sign WR Taylor Price.

Lions sign Golden Tate to five-year contract
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 4:36pm

Tim Twentyman, Twitter - [Full Article]

WR Golden Tate just agreed to a 5-year deal with the Lions.

Fantasy Impact:

Tate finished as the #35 WR in 2012 and #29 last season, so he's a proven commodity that should remedy the Lions' WR2 issues. His FP/target numbers (4th-highest in 2012, 29th in 2013) indicate that he should thrive in a bigger role. He's joining an offense that has 1,374 pass attempts in the last two seasons, which is nearly 67% more than the Seahawks have attempted in the same span. He obviously won't be the top target in Detroit, but if he sees the usual 18% of targets (typical for a WR2), it would result in 123 targets, a 25% jump from his 2013 totals. The Lions may run a bit more this season, but Tate's arrow is certainly pointing up. In Seattle, Tate's departure currently leaves Percy Harvin, Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse atop the depth chart. The news is certainly good for Baldwin and Kearse. Once Sidney Rice went down, Baldwin emerged as a productive starter, averaging 3.6 catches for 55 yards and 0.45 TD in his final 11 games (including the postseason). Those are solid fantasy WR3 numbers.

Friday, March 7, 2014, 10:59am

Tom Pelissero - [Full Article]

Sidney Rice is on track to be cleared for the start of his new team's offseason program in late April, I'm told. Coming off ACL injury.

Friday, February 21, 2014, 1:13pm

Justin Rogers, Twitter - [Full Article]

Pete Carroll really hyped up RB Christine Michael. Called him the Seahawks biggest breakout candidate.

Fantasy Impact:

Michael is the heir apparent to Marshawn Lynch, but Lynch's contract runs through 2015.

Friday, February 21, 2014, 12:44pm

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Seahawks are releasing WR Sidney Rice, per league source. Rice signed a five-year, $41 million contract in July 2011.

Marshawn Lynch to plead out in DUI case
Friday, February 21, 2014, 12:23pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has agreed to plead guilty Friday in an Oakland, Calif., courtroom to the lesser charge of reckless driving, which will end his pending DUI case.

"We are resolving the case Friday by pleading to a wet reckless," said Ivan Golde, Lynch's attorney. "We have a strong case for trial and could win the case, but the last thing he needs is to go through a public trial.

"He's a Super Bowl champion, and he has endorsements pending. For a guy in his position, it just doesn't make any sense to go through a public trial. He has a lot at stake here. You know Marshawn. He's not a media guy. It wouldn't have been good for him to go through all that."

Lynch also will receive two years of probation as part of the plea bargain, along with a monetary fine that will be determined by the judge.

Lynch, 27, was arrested in the early morning on July 14, 2012, by the California Highway Patrol after an officer allegedly observed him driving north on Interstate 880 in Oakland weaving in and out of lanes in a Ford van and nearly colliding with two cars.

Golde said Lynch recorded a .08 blood-alcohol level on the field sobriety test, the lowest level that is above the legal limit.

Fantasy Impact:

Reckless driving shouldn't garner any sort of suspension from the league. Lynch's 2014 status appears to be safe.

Beat: Cordarrelle Patterson could have a 'monster' season
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 9:50am

Minnesota Star-Tribune - [Full Article]

Wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson also had four receiving touchdowns to go along with three rushing and two on kickoff returns. He was eased into the game plan and proved to be just as dynamic in the final month of the season as former Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin. Patterson could be in line for a monster sophomore season with Turner as his offensive coordinator given how Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon led the league last year in receiving yards with Jason Campbell, Brandon Weeden and Brian Hoyer as his quarterbacks.

Fantasy Impact:

Patterson is very raw as a route runner and needs to develop quickly in that facet of the game if he's to have the type of season that many are predicting. Patterson was the #10 WR from Week 10 to Week 17 in his rookie season. He scored seven touchdowns in that span (three rush, four receiving) while racking up 29 catches for 323 yards to go along with 10 carries for 156 rushing yards. His TD rate will be difficult to maintain, but he should see a jump in touches in 2014.