Team Preview: Seattle Seahawks
New day, a new division. As we preview all 32 teams, we head to the far Northwest and 2020's 1st-place team from the NFC West, the Seattle Seahawks.
Seattle scored the 8th most points in 2020 while throwing for the 16th most passing yards. They were 12th in rushing yards on their way to a 12-4 record. Vegas had their Win Total at 9.5 games.
Russell Wilson: Through the first 8 weeks of the season, Russ was cooking as the QB1 with a whopping 26 TDs to only 6 INTs. However, his final 8 games lacked some of the flavor of the first half, and he threw 12 fewer TDs. Over that timeframe, he was the QB11. Looking to 2021, Seattle has a new OC, Shane Waldron who coached under Sean McVay. If he can incorporate some of the same type of playcalling we saw from the Rams and use more effective play action, this could help Russ be more consistent down the stretch. I have him as a mid-range, very safe, high-upside QB1.
Chris Carson: Staying in Seattle was great for Carson. He was the RB14 in points per game and wasn't dependent on TDs. With more creative playcalling, we could see holes open up a bit for Seattle's run game and Carson's efficiency go up. Carson is a solid front-end RB2 option for 2021.
DK Metcalf: DK broke out in 2020 with 83 catches, over 1,300 yards, and 10 TDs. He finished the year as the WR7. There is no reason to expect anything less from the athletic specimen, and I expect another Top 7 finish in 2021.
Tyler Lockett: As has been the case for Lockett the past couple of years, his season was full of ups and downs. He finished right behind teammate DK as the WR8, but a jaw-dropping 53 point week 7 performance made up 20% of it. Like the rest of Seattle's offense, he faded down the stretch. However, the gap between Lockett's May 22nd WR23 ADP vs DK's (WR5) seems too far, and unwarranted. He could be a great value in 2021.
Gerald Everett: I've been a fan of Everett's since LA took him in the 2nd round of the 2017 draft. Unfortunately, it just hasn't happened. I'm optimistic though that new scenery, a HOF QB, and a 1-year prove-it deal could be just the recipe for him to turn in a back-end TE1 season. He's a TE I'm looking to stash at the very end of all of my drafts.