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Seahawks HC Pete Carroll expects Jimmy Graham (ankle) to play this weekend after he "did everything" in Friday's practice. Graham remains a risky fantasy option at less than 100%, though. He could play limited snaps and will be at risk of an in-game setback.

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Sunday’s tilt with the Titans, HC Pete Carroll said. Graham returned to practice on Friday after sitting out the previous 2 days. Seahawks-Titans doesn’t kick off until 4:05 pm ET on Sunday, so we might not know Graham’s official status until 3. He’ll be a risky fantasy play even if he’s active. We’d try to bench him this week.

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. HC Pete Carroll said earlier this week that Graham's Week 3 status is "unclear." Fantasy owners need to be lining up a replacement option.

Seahawks WR Paul Richardson fractured the ring finger on his right hand on the 1st drive of Sunday's game against the 49ers. The bone punctured through the skin. Richardson got it stitched up in the locker room and returned shortly thereafter. He finished with 2 catches for 19 yards and the game-winning TD. Richardson played just 48% of Seattle's offensive snaps, which was likely due at least in part to the injury. Considering he returned to this game, Richardson figures to play against the Titans this weekend. But the finger will make him a risky fantasy bet.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said Monday that TE Jimmy Graham has a "sore ankle" and that his status is "unclear" for Week 3. Graham got banged up in Sunday's win over the 49ers and ended up playing just 65% of the offensive snaps and seeing only 2 targets. We'll monitor his status throughout the week, but fantasy owners need to be making backup plans.

Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy is a healthy scratch for today's game against the 49ers. Evidently 4th on the depth chart, he's cuttable in shallower fantasy leagues. Seattle will roll with Chris Carson, Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise today.

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final injury report. He'll make his 2017 debut against the 49ers on Sunday. Rawls' return further crowds a backfield that also includes Chris Carson, C.J. Prosise and Eddie Lacy. Avoid the situation in Week 2 fantasy lineups if possible.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said Monday that RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) will play against the 49ers this weekend. Rawls put in 3 full practices last week but was held out of Sunday's opener. He'll return to a backfield that certainly needs a spark after RBs Eddie Lacy, Chris Carson and C.J. Prosise totaled just 53 yards on 15 carries vs. the Packers. Rawls is worth stashing, but he'll be tough to trust in Week 2 fantasy lineups.

Seahawks DE Frank Clark (wrist) is active for today's game against the Packers. He entered the weekend questionable. The matchup makes Clark a weak IDP option anyway.

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) is inactive for today’s game against the Packers. It sounds like Seattle is holding him out to get him back to 100%. We’re expecting a Week 2 debut for Rawls. His absence leaves the Seahawks’ backfield to Eddie Lacy, C.J. Prosise and Chris Carson.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) "may be held out" of today's opener against the Packers. He practiced all week, but it sounds like Seattle might play it safe here and make sure Rawls gets back to 100%. He shouldn't be in Week 1 fantasy lineups. RB Eddie Lacy will be easier to trust if Rawls is inactive.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll suggested on Friday that RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's opener against the Packers. "That will go all the way to gameday," Carroll said. It's surprising considering Rawls was listed as a full participant in all 3 practices this week. We're expecting him to be active, but we might not know his official status until 3 pm ET on Sunday.

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers. He practiced in full all week, though, and is expected to play. That makes Seattle's backfield even fuzzier heading into Week 1, with Rawls, Eddie Lacy, C.J. Prosise and Chris Carson all potentially involved. It's a situation to avoid if possible.

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practice. HC Pete Carroll said earlier in the day that Rawls is recovering from a high-ankle sprain, but he's clearly on track to play against the Packers this weekend. With Rawls and C.J. Prosise available and joining Eddie Lacy and Chris Carson, the Seahawks backfield is best avoided in Week 1 fantasy lineups.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll deemed RB C.J. Prosise 100% healthy on Wednesday. The 2nd-year back missed a couple of weeks in August with a groin strain -- and durability remains a concern. But a healthy Prosise might still be the biggest talent in Seattle's backfield. He's worth stashing in all fantasy leagues.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll revealed on Wednesday that RB Thomas Rawls is dealing with a high-ankle sprain. He's been sidelined for about 3 weeks now and is questionable for Sunday's opener against the Packers. Rawls shouldn't be in your Week 1 fantasy plans, and it's possible he misses multiple games.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll suggested Monday that RB Thomas Rawls' Week 1 availability is in question, according to the team's official website. Rawls missed the final 3 preseason games with an ankle injury that Carroll deemed "minor" at the time. It now seems more significant. We'll track Rawls' status throughout the week, but he shouldn't be in your Week 1 fantasy plans. His absence would make RB Eddie Lacy a bit easier to trust in lineups.

The Seahawks significantly upgraded their D-line talent by acquiring Sheldon Richardson from the Jets on Friday. Richardson can play DT or DE in Seattle's 4-3 base defense and even ran from a 3-4 OLB position for much of last year with the Jets. He wore out his welcome in New York with off-field issues and effort/attitude problems. But if he can avoid big issues on that front in Seattle, Richardson will help the team defense and bring IDP upside. Richardson was the 13th overall pick and defensive rookie of the year back in 2013. He followed that with 8 sacks and a top-10 finish among fantasy D-linemen in 2014. Richardson added another top-25 finish last year despite a new position. We wouldn't bet on Richardson starting right away in Seattle. But the Seahawks sent a 2nd-round pick in addition to WR Jermaine Kearse, despite Richardson heading toward unrestricted free agency in the spring. That indicates how much the team likes its new D-lineman. Expect him to start contributing as soon as he's ready and likely see his role grow as we get into the season.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll described his backfield as "pretty wide open" on Wednesday. “You start with those two guys [Thomas Rawls and Eddie Lacy], but then C.J. [Prosise] brings some stuff and Chris [Carson] is really exciting to see too and then [J.D.] McKissic’s lit us up the last couple days with all the versatility he brought and with the question of where he playing and all, so I’m fine with it.” Carroll said. “I am really comfortable and I have no problem with it. Also, I’m comfortable with a guy taking over. If a guy takes over and it’s obvious, I got no problem with that either." There's potential for any of these guys to "take over." Rawls, Lacy, Prosise and Carson are all worth drafting at the right price (i.e. cheaply). But none of them will be a reliable Week 1 fantasy play.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll expects WR Tyler Lockett (leg) to be ready for Week 1 after practicing fully last week. “He practiced well last week and did a good job competing," Carroll said. Lockett hasn't played in any of the first 3 preseason games, though, and won't play in the 4th. He's out this week to undergo a Regenokine process, an anti-inflammatory treatment used to suppress pain. LB K.J. Wright had success with it earlier this offseason, so Lockett (along with DLs Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril, OL Luke Joeckel and LB Michael Wilhoite) is giving it a shot. He won't be a reliable early-season fantasy play but could emerge as an option later on. Lockett is a fine bench stash.

 
 
 

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