Fantasy Football Quarterback to Own –
Who knew one huge game could make someone a millionaire starting quarterback in the National Football League. Matt Flynn went off for 7 touchdowns in a late season shootout with the Detroit Lions. Part of this had to do with the fact that he played for the most exhilarating offense in the NFL, but the other part of is was either luck or skill. Matt Flynn had shown a few flashes in his stint as a backup NFL quarterback. His new team is not even close to being a shell of his former team. His receivers aren’t as skilled, and his defense won’t allow him the rest he was allotted in the games he played. Matt Flynn will be worth a late round flyer as your fantasy backup. If the new, yet aged, additions at wide out work in his favor he will be worthy of a few spot starts.
Fantasy Football Running Backs to Own –
Marshawn Lynch rose from the dead to become one of the top fantasy running backs in the game. Many owners are still not sure about “beast mode.” I have to admit, I am right there in that group. Sure he had a great season and one of the most memorable runs in recent memory, but he is still the back that lost his job to a 30 year old and was easily forgotten in Buffalo. He is still very young and in a city that believes in him. He reached out for almost 1,500 total yards and playing in the rain and snow 8 times a season in Seattle gives him more opportunities than most other running backs. He finished the season with 9 straight 20-touch games. I am not quite sold that Marshawn Lynch can be your number 1, but certainly a number 2 fantasy running back and enjoy if you are lucky enough to snatch him up in the 3rd round of your fantasy football draft.
Fantasy Football Wide Receivers to Own –
The Seahawks are complete with a large number of big name receivers. While some are old, some are young there is a chance any one of these guys can explode to fantasy football relevance. Off season signings of Terrell Owens and Braylon Edwards will at least give Sidney Rice a reason to play, and push Doug Baldwin. I don’t envision much from Braylon (as he only had a couple of good seasons), but Terrell Owens is a real wild card here. He hasn’t played since 2010 but word out of camp is that he is “smooth” and “freakish.” Sidney Rice has really only had 1 good season in the NFL and that was a special season with a special quarterback. He is no longer fantasy relevant and you should let other drafters bear the burden of him. Doug Baldwin could also have a big season after catching for 800 yards in his rookie season. I believe Owens and Baldwin are the 2 to keep an eye on, but no one here is worthy of anything more than a mid-round fantasy draft pick.
Fantasy Football Tight Ends to Own –
The Seahawks feature 2 tight ends with fantasy relevance in their past. Playing on the same team with all those other wide receivers will only hinder their production. Zack Miller is just a year removed from back to back 800-yard seasons, but quarterback play held him back in 2011. Kellen Winslow Jr. was a solid fantasy starter in years past, but he too will fall from grace here. If there’s one to own, Zach Miller could emerge as a decent thread but keep an eye here, as this situation is very liquid.
Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams Preseason Analysis –
The Seahawks defense is the strong arm of this teams make up. Complete with a great defensive line, and some young pro-bowlers all over the field, the Seahawks should solidify themselves as one of the top units in the NFL. Kim Chancellor is a top 10-fantasy linebacker and Chris Clemons could also be a top ten lineman on the defensive front. Feel free to ride with this defense all season long, but as usual, do not draft them before the final round or 2 of your draft.
Fantasy Football Kickers to Own –
Steve Hauschka is a no name kicker, but did make 25 kicks in 2011. He is still a kicker to stay away from as the Seahawks have yet to prove they can score points or move the football efficiently.
Individual Defensive Players Expert
Robert comes from an extensive background in fantasy football. He has competed in top leagues for over 10 years, which he has won on numerous occasions. He brings a fresh perspective to a side of fantasy football looked over by the bulk of fantasy informers. Individual defensive players are possibly the most important element to having a well-rounded fantasy football team, as most people look to the big names to carry their team. Robert comes from a background in sports, where he played D3 college basketball at Millsaps College. As an intense competitor he wants to share his knowledge to help you compete in this years fantasy football season.
In preparation for the 2012 Fantasy Football draft day our experts will be going though the entire league team by team highlighting players worthy of a roster spot on your fantasy football team! Check back each day for a new teams and info and as always feel free to write in anytime for free unlimited roster analysis!