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The Jets have acquired WR Jermaine Kearse and a 2nd-round pick from the Seahawks in exchange for DT Sheldon Richardson. Kearse is coming off a brutal 2017 season and likely would have been cut if Seattle hadn't found a trade partner. He's, at best, a #3 NFL WR but could certainly carve out a significant role in New York's pathetic WR corps. Still, we wouldn't spend a fantasy pick on Kearse. His departure leaves Doug Baldwin, Paul Richardson, Tyler Lockett and Kasen Williams as the Seahawks' top 4 WRs.

Seahawks WR Paul Richardson left in the 1st quarter of Sunday night's preseason opener after suffering a sprained A/C joint in his right shoulder, the Seattle Times reports. "It’s going to be a bit," HC Pete Carroll said after the game. "I don’t want to throw a number on it but he got hurt." Richardson has been working as a starter ahead of Jermaine Kearse. Seattle played against the Chargers without WRs Doug Baldwin (ankle), Tyler Lockett (fibula recovery) and Amara Darboh (sternum).

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett will miss the rest of the season after breaking his leg/ankle in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals. It was a nasty-looking injury and will require surgery, HC Pete Carroll confirmed afterward. We should get a more concrete rehab timeline in the coming days. Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse and Paul Richardson will serve as Seattle's top 3 WRs the rest of the way.

In a somewhat surprising move, free-agent WR Jermaine Kearse has agreed to a new 3-year deal to stay with the Seahawks, according to Adam Schefter. It was also Schefter who reported before free agency opened that Kearse wasn't expecting to remain in Seattle and was "looking forward" to joining a new team. A weak WR market seemed likely to elevate his status. We'll see what the money looks like, but the practical impact for fantasy owners is that Kearse will continue to siphon targets in a lower-volume pass offense. He'll be no more than a late-round flier behind at least WRs Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett. We'll see about TE Jimmy Graham's status come summer.

The forecast for today's Rams-Seahawks game calls for temperature in the upper 30s, a 70-85% chance of rain and 3 mph winds.  Unpleasant for the fans, but not enough to impact our projections for the game.  You're safe to stick with all pieces of Seattle's passing game.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll confirmed on Tuesday that WR Jermaine Kearse (hamstring) will practice this week and be ready for Saturday's game against the Panthers.  Kearse missed the regular-season finale but had caught 3+ balls in 5 of his last 7 games.  He should step back in as Seattle's #2 WR this weekend.  Kearse obviously isn't a strong fantasy play, but he's worth a look at his $5,000 price tag on FanDuel.

Seahawks WR Jermaine Kearse (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game against the Rams.  Paul Richardson will step into the starting lineup alongside Doug Baldwin, putting the rookie on the WR3 flier radar.

Seahawks WR Jermaine Kearse injured his hamstring in Sunday night's win over the Cardinals.  On Monday, HC Pete Carroll didn't "sound optimistic" about Kearse's odds of being ready for Week 17, per insider John Boyle.  Kearse has been operating as Seattle's #2 WR, playing about 80% of the offensive snaps.  WR Paul Richardson stepped into that role when Kearse left last night, finishing with 5 catches for 52 yards.  He'll be on the WR3 flier radar against the Rams this weekend.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin missed Wednesday's practice with a groin injury.  It's the 1st we've heard of the ailment, but HC Pete Carroll said he's "unsure" of Baldwin's Week 10 status.  We'll have another update after Thursday's practice.  Jermaine Kearse and Paul Richardson would be Seattle's top 2 WRs if Baldwin can't play against the Giants.

Seahawks insider Danny O'Neil expects WR Jermaine Kearse to step into WR Sidney Rice's role.  Doug Baldwin and Percy Harvin are both smaller, slot receivers.  HC Pete Carroll likes big, fast receivers outside, according to O'Neil.  Kearse goes 6'2, 205 pounds with 4.4 speed.  The 2012 undrafted free agent has just 8 catches on 13 targets so far this year, although he's averaging 16 per and has 2 TDs.  But considering Rice wasn't even a fantasy factor, there's no reason to add Kearse to redraft rosters right now.

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