Start Em/Sit Em - Rams v. Seahawks TNF



Seahawks


Start ‘Em


Russell Wilson - If you drafted him, you’re probably starting him. The Rams D held opposing QBs in check the first two weeks, but posting solid numbers against Andy Dalton and Carson Wentz isn’t impressive. The Rams D has allowed 28 and 22 points to opposing QBs in the last two weeks (bolstered by a rare Brady rushing TD). This should be a shootout, so fire up Wilson as a mid to low end QB1 this week.


D.K. Metcalf - A weekly set and forget. Metcalf is the unquestioned top target here, and this could be a shootout, or at the very least, a negative game script for the Hawks.


Tyler Lockett - He is what he is, arguably the biggest boom or bust in fantasy football. In a game where we expect to see Seattle playing from behind, Lockett should see more volume than the 5 targets a game he’s been seeing (excluding his 11 target outlier in week 2). His big play threat makes him a viable flex play any week - this week is no exception.


Alex Collins - If Carson is out, Collins would see the lions' share of the touches out of the backfield, and make him a solid RB2 after Chase Edmonds and James Conner racked up 200+ yards and a pair of scores against the Rams. While he’s clearly not the choice on passing downs, Collins has shown enough in the running game that he could have an impact, especially when they're not playing from behind. If Carson plays, leave him on your bench in a split backfield scenario this week.


EDITORS NOTE: As of 3PM Thursday, Carson is expected to be inactive tonight.


Sit ‘Em


Chris Carson - Carson has been battling a neck injury that caused him to miss time against the 49ers, and is labeled as questionable after not practicing this week. Alex Collins didn’t look bad in relief of Carson last week, making this a likely split backfield even if Carson is good to go. I’m leaving him on the bench this week unless your backfield is limited in options.


Will Dissly - Dissly hasn’t been involved enough in the offense to warrant any more than a flier as a streamer at the position. Even with Gerald Everett out, he’s not generating more than 2 targets a game. Leave him on the bench here.


Seahawks D/ST - The Rams have one of the best scoring offenses in the NFL. Take away a blocked kick for a TD in weeks 2, and opposing defenses have come out negative on average. Pass.


Rams


Start ‘Em


Matt Stafford - The Seahawks D has allowed 2 passing TDs to Carson Wents, 347 passing yards to Ryan Tannehill, and over 300+ yards and 3 TD to Kirk Cousins and Jimmy Garoppolo/Trey Lance. Stafford should be a lock to gash the Hawks for big points tonight.


Cooper Kupp - The breakfast buddies have put on a clinic this year. The Seahawks defensive backfield is in disarray, allowing more than 12 catches, 150 yards per game, and nearly 2 TDs a game to opposing WRs. Kupp is another weekly set and forget.


Robert Woods - Woods has been a forgotten element in the Rams’ passing attack this year, and if not for a garbage time touchdown against the Cardinals, would have a very sad statline. Knowing that the Seahawks secondary has struggled, I’m betting on a Woods redemption this week. Fire him up as a low end WR2 or WR3.


Darrell Henderson - All he has done is produce. They held the 49ers depleted backfield in check last week in a game where the Seahawks were up big for most of the game, but have allowed big points to guys like Nyheim Hines and Alexander Mattison. For the record, Derrick Henry also did Derrick Henry things. In the three weeks he has started, Henderson is averaging 17 touches per game, and that should be enough to put up at least 80 yards, 3 catches and a TD against this lowly defense. Start him as a low end RB 1.


Tyler Higbee - With the number of options in the Rams’ offense, Higbee seems to consistently be the third option. Averaging almost 6 targets a game, Higbee has the volume to produce. I’m happy to start him as a low end TE 1 this week.


Sit ‘Em


Van Jefferson/DeSean Jackson - I’m not going to chase TDs or big plays from either of these guys in this one. They’ve been spotty at best, with 23 combined catches in 4 games. If you’re desperate, one of these could slot as a flex play where you hope for a deep ball and a TD.


Rams D/ST - This one projects to be a shootout, and Russell Wilson has been one of the best in the game at taking care of the ball this year with no fumbles or picks thrown. You have better options.



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