Defensive Coordinator: Dan Quinn
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Fantasy Football Outlook: Yes Bruce Irvin will miss the first four games with a suspension and Chris Clemons is coming back from a late-season knee injury, but I love the additions of Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett on the front line.
We now know the Seahawks offense will not only be adequate with Russell Wilson at quarterback but with Percy Harvin coming to tow, the Seahawks will be playing with a lead in most games.
Seattle has the best home-field advantage with their loud stadium and clearly have the best secondary in football. With the addition of Antonie Winfield to play in sub-packages, I like this group even more. The only problem I have with this team is the blasted division the play in.
Thankfully the way this team plays at home, makes them a strong option to start no matter the opponent that comes to town. Look to the Seahawks as one of the first-team defenses to come off the board in all drafts.
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Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections
Oh yeah, the Seahawks will be on my list as a great value defense to snag, and you need to pay attention, if you’ve forgotten about them. Perhaps the best secondary in football already this group of Ear Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Brandon Browner, and Richard Sherman, is scary.
When you have a group like this, it’s understandable why the Seahawks went with a pass rush specialist in Bruce Irvan, in the first round.
Put pressure on the quarterback and let this talented young backfield go to work. Seattle will also be helped in that they have one of the better run defenses in football with linemen like Red Bryant and Brian Mebaine daring you to run the football.
Chris Clemons will also play a big role in the pass rush, and I also like the upside of their good but not great linebacking corps.
Pro Football Focus must have taken note of this group as they graded them out to be the 5th overall defense last year. They also had them listed as 7th best against the run and 2nd in the league in pass coverage.
With Alex Smith, Kevin Kolb / John Skelton and Sam Bradford working behind suspect offensive lines, this will be a great defense to use, in 2012. Make sure you have the Seahawks on your list of defense to target on draft day.
Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
While I like secondary players like second year safety Earl Thomas for IDP purposes, you should in no way look to the Seahawks as a regular starting option in your fantasy league. Sure, this defense is good for a one week fill in when they play a weak offense in Seattle. As we saw against the Saints in the playoffs, the Seahawks thrive at home as their fan base is one of the louder groups in the league. That makes them a speculative pickup for those types of weeks, but they shouldn’t be looked to for more than that.
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Seattle might make noise this offseason by trading for Brandon Marshall, but I hope Pete Carroll remembers to get some help in the secondary. If the Seahawks don’t improve in their back court and offensive line, the team will struggle once again.
2010 Fantasy Football Outlook
2009 Fantasy Year In Review: The Seahawks defense struggled against the pass as top corner Marcus Trufont started the season on the PUP list and played bad upon his return. The team finished 30th against the pass and 26th in points given up.
When you consider that they played the 49ers and Rams in four of their sixteen games and still posted those numbers it’s even worse.
2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: At the draft, the Seahawks gave themselves some instant help in the secondary when they selected Earl Thomas from Texas. While Taylor Mays (safety USC) may have been ticked about Coach Pete Carroll not selecting him, Thomas is the more pro ready talent at this time.
Coach Carroll and his staff should make this defense much improved over time, but they will probably still have their struggles this season. It does help that Trufont is supposedly 100% healthy from his back issue as he can be a game changer when he’s right.
Overall I believe this group will need another year of seasoning and a solid offseason in free agency and the draft before they can be a top fifteen group once again.
- Better Coaching
- Decent Against The Run
- Linebackers Should Play Better
- Need Much Improvement Against The Pass
- More Sacks And Turnovers
More Fantasy Football Player Info About The Seahawks Team Defense
Seahawks Defense | D/ ST
Points 24.5 (26th) | Pass 245 (30th) | Run 111 (15th) |
Sacks 28 | Int 13 | FF 13 | TD: D 3 | ST 0
Defensive Style: 4-3
Bye Week Conflicts (WK 5): Dolphins, Patriots, Steelers
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