Sidney Rice

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Sidney Rice | Seattle Seahawks | WR

Height: 6-4 Weight: 202 | Born: 9/1/1986

2013 Experience: 7th season

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Fantasy Football Outlook: After concussion problems cut his 2011 season short to nine games, Rice came back for a full 16 games. Until Russell Wilson’s breakout performance down the stretch of last year, it looked as though Rice had minimal fantasy value in Seattle.

Wilson gives Rice owners hope of weekly starter production, but the addition of Percy Harvin and a commitment to a run first approach on offense, won’t help him. It will be interesting to see how defenses play Harvin from week to week.

If Rice starts to see secondary coverage, and more one on one opportunities it could make him a WR3 down the stretch. For now, let’s look to Rice as nothing more than a WR4 option in 12-team leagues and see what happens while he on our benches.

Receptions Yards TD
2013 Projected Stats 54 781 5
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Year Age Tm G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G
2007 21 MIN 13 4 31 396 12.8 4 60 2.4 30.5
2008 22 MIN 13 3 15 141 9.4 4 23 1.2 10.8
2009* 23 MIN 16 14 83 1312 15.8 8 63 5.2 82.0
2010 24 MIN 6 5 17 280 16.5 2 46 2.8 46.7
2011 25 SEA 9 9 32 484 15.1 2 52 3.6 53.8
2012 26 SEA 16 16 50 748 15.0 7 46 3.1 46.8
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Welcome to Sidney Rice’s fantasy football outlook archive. At this section of Rice’s player page you will notice our past thoughts and advice for fantasy football.

Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections

Surprise! Sidney Rice was a disappointment in Seattle and until he has a quarterback who has no fear to throw the football in tight coverage, Rice will continue to be inconsistent.

This I believe was the secret behind his breakout year in 2009, when he had Brett Farve, a quarterback who was great at letting his receivers challenge for the football.

The bigger problem for Rice, was his injury woes as his season was cut short from concussion problems. Rice also had surgery on both his shoulders this offseason.

Look for Rice to remain as the big-play threat in this offense and while he holds WR4 value, I’m starting to like Doug Baldwin more. If Baldwin continues to show he’s a solid route runner, and takes over as the top possession receiver, he could be a better fantasy play.

Receptions Yards TD
2012 Projected Stats 46 675 5

Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections

A late summer hip surgery cost Sidney Rice most of the 2010 season, and probably led to a one way ticket out of town in free agency, as he signed with the Seahawks. Reunited with his old quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, at least Rice has familiartiy with the new starting quarterback, on his new team. While Rice cashed in with a big payday, I don’t expect his fantasy numbers to come back to his great 2009 season anytime soon.

Look to Rice as your No.3 receiver at the earliest in ten team standard redraft leagues. If Jackson can’t find improvement from his time with the Vikings, Rice is likely to suffer from inconsistent performance issues. At least Rice is playing in the ultra soft NFC West and the Cardinals trading away DRC doesn’t hurt his odds of posting strong days in the six division games he gets, each season.

Receptions Yards TD
2011 Projected Stats 60 843 6

2011 June

After a breakout season as a with Brett Favre coming in as quarterback, Sidney Rice appeared to be a legit No.1 type of receiver for fantasy owners to draft. Then August came and Rice’s lingering hip became so bad that he required a surgery, he was advised to get in the spring. This was a killer for the Vikings as they weren’t the same offense without their big play-maker down the field.
Now, Favre is retired for good and Rice is still looking for a new deal but I have a hard time believe he will put up big numbers with rookie Christian Ponder likely under center this year. Mock Draft Central has Rice’s ADP value listed as a top twenty receiver coming into this season and I believe that is too high of a gamble for a player that has much to prove with a quarterback that has yet to show us anything.

Look to Rice as more of a No.3 receiver for your squad, as you won’t want to count on him for a weekly starter to begin the season. This could be another bust season for a promising young talent.

2010 Preview

Sidney Rice looks ready for a strong December after torching the Bills secondary for two scores and over 100 yards. Finally healthy from his hip surgery, look for Rice to be a factor for your team in the playoffs.

2010 Fantasy Football Outlook

2009 Fantasy Year In Review: Sidney Rice was falling on tough times in his career until Brett Favre road in on his horse and saved the day. It’s amazing how an average performing young player can become a super star with the right players around him.

With Favre under center, Rice went on to post 83 receptions for over 1,300 yards and eight touchdowns in the regular season. This production made Rice an every week fantasy option as he was a waiver wire darling in 2009.

In the playoffs, Rice showed us all that he could dominate on the big stage as he posted six catches for 147 yards and three touchdowns against the Cowboys.

Audio: WR Sidney Rice | 2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings

2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: For all the success Rice had last season, we still need to find out if Favre will come back for the 2010 schedule. As of late May, the odds of Favre coming back look strong as he had surgery on his ankle and many feel he wouldn’t of done that, unless he was coming back.

With Favre’s expected return we have Rice just outside the top ten fantasy receivers (eleven) to take for the up coming year. Having the gunslinger on the team only insures that Rice will have success as the old man love this high rising talent.


– Good Team Around Him

– Great Talent

– Should Have Brett Favre Back

– Touchdown Maker

– Plays In A Dome


– Has Only Put Together One Solid Season

– If Favre Retires, It Would Hurt Rice’s Value

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