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Fantasy Football News 2023

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The Seahawks have agreed to a one-year, $7 million deal with LB Bobby Wagner, according to multiple reports. This is a high-upside landing spot for Wagner, who became a cap casualty just a year after signing in free agency with the Rams. He returns to a Seattle LB corps that let starter Cody Barton walk in free agency. Incumbent Jordyn Brooks is coming off a Week 17 ACL tear, which could challenge his readiness for the start of the 2023 NFL season. That all means Wagner could open the year as the Seahawks top fantasy LB, with upside well into the position's top 10. We'll keep an eye on the whole situation through the summer.

The Seahawks reached a three-year deal Monday with DL Dre'Mont Jones. According to multiple reports, it carries $51.5 million in total value and $35 million over the first two years. Jones spent his first four seasons with the Broncos. He tallied 10-plus QB hits and at least 5.5 sacks each of the past three years, spending time at both DT and DE. Jones set a career high in fantasy points per game last season. That still landed him toward the bottom of DL3 territory, though. So Jones figures to present limited fantasy upside (outside of deeper leagues) going forward.

The Seahawks and QB Geno Smith have reportedly reached an agreement on a three-year, $105 million contract extension. The 32-year-old finished the 2022 NFL season with Pro Bowl honors and the Comeback Player of the Year Award after he spent several seasons serving as a backup. It'll be tough for Smith to maintain his fantasy production from last year (QB9 in points per game with 17.9), but this deal locks him in with the likes of WRs D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett for the foreseeable future. We've bumped up Smith to QB18 in our dynasty rankings as a result of this news. He'll be a quality QB2 in superflex leagues. As for Metcalf and Lockett, their dynasty values are relatively the same. Continuity at QB does eliminate some of the risk associated with Metcalf in dynasty formats if anything. We don't yet know the details of Smith's contract and if the Seahawks would be able to maneuver out of the deal should the franchise choose to explore younger options at the position. But for now, it's great news for a player with a great story.

Seahawks QB Geno Smith told Sirius XM NFL Radio on Saturday that he’s in talks with the team on a new contract and that things are “looking very good.” We’ve been assuming Smith would re-sign, as the move just makes sense for both sides. We’ll be tracking the process, of course. If you’re jumping into early best-ball drafts — or managing your dynasty rosters — treat Smith as though he’ll start for Seattle in 2023. The length of his new contract should help clarify how long he might stay beyond that

Seahawks WR D.K. Metcalf had a monster day in Saturday's Wild Card loss vs. the 49ers, posting 10 catches on 13 targets with 136 receiving yards and 2 TDs. Teammate WR Tyler Lockett ended the contest with 6 catches on 8 targets for 39 yards. The fantasy value of this pair of pass-catchers will be tied to the uncertainty surrounding the future of QB Geno Smith. Assuming Smith is brought back on a new contract, both Metcalf and Lockett will be top-20 considerations in drafts this summer.

Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker carried the ball 15 times for 63 yards with 1 TD in Saturday's loss to the 49ers. Considering how tough of a matchup the 49ers' defense presented, the rookie back's production is certainly admirable. Walker ended the 2022 season with over 1,000 rushing yards and 9 TDs and will certainly be in RB1 conversation in drafts come summertime.

Seahawks QB Geno Smith tallied 25 completions on 35 attempts with 2 TDs and 1 INT in Saturday's Wild Card loss vs. the 49ers. The veteran led a stout effort all game but unfortunately came up short. WR DK Metcalf found himself on the receiving end of both of Smith's scoring passes in addition to 10 catches for 136 yards. Smith expressed his desire to return to Seattle in post-game comments. After leading a Seahawks team to a postseason bid in the aftermath of a trade that sent QB Russell Wilson to the Broncos, it would be a great story should Smith return.

Speaking after Saturday’s Wild Card loss, Seahawks QB Geno Smith expressed a desire to finish his career in Seattle. It’s a good reminder that the 32-year-old is on track for free agency. If Seattle opts to get younger, note that they have the 5th overall pick from Denver and the Russell Wilson trade. Our hunch, though, is GM John Schneider will make a good-faith effort to re-sign Smith.

Seahawks RB DeeJay Dallas (ankle, quad) is active for today’s matchup with San Francisco. RB Tony Jones was elevated from the practice squad on Saturday, but he's on Seattle's inactives list today. Look for rookie Kenneth Walker to continue dominating backfield touches.

Seahawks TE Noah Fant (knee) was a limited practice participant on Thursday and doesn't carry an injury tag in advance of Saturday's Wild Card game vs. the 49ers. Though Fant led all Seahawks TEs in target share this season (11.3%), his teammates Colby Parkinson and Will Dissly combined for a 13.6% share between them. It's a 3-headed attack with little predictability. We're not particularly keen on Fant or any other Seahawks TE in any playoff tournament.

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (shin) practiced in a limited fashion on Thursday and doesn't carry an injury designation for Saturday's Wild Card game vs. the 49ers. As stingy as the 49ers' run defense is, they're considerably friendlier to pass-catchers. In 2 games against the 49ers this year, Lockett logged 9-107 and 7-68 on 20 total targets. Considering past success and the fact that the 49ers are the 6th-best matchup for WRs in adjusted fantasy points allowed this season, the veteran wideout is in an excellent spot to perform this weekend.

Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker (ankle) logged limited participation on Thursday and doesn't carry an injury designation ahead of Saturday's Wild Card game vs. the 49ers. Teammate RB DeeJay Dallas (ankle, quadriceps) also practiced in a limited fashion and is listed as questionable. RB Godwin Igwebuike suddenly becomes an interesting name to consider should Dallas eventually be ruled out. Regardless, this is a tough draw for the Seahawks' rushing attack. The 49ers' defense rank as the single-toughest matchup in adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs. Walker should see a decent amount of work but shouldn't be viewed as much more than an RB2.

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (shin) practiced fully again on Wednesday. TE Noah Fant (knee) was listed with limited participation, an upgrade from Tuesday. This all certainly bodes well for the Seahawks ahead of Saturday's Wild Card game vs. the 49ers. Check back for further updates tomorrow.

Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker (ankle) didn't practice on Wednesday. Teammate RB DeeJay Dallas (ankle, quadriceps) also didn't practice, leaving Godwin Igwebuike as the only healthy back on the roster currently. There's still one more day of practice before official injury designations are assigned for Saturday's Wild Card game vs. the 49ers. This is something we'll assuredly keep everyone in the loop about.

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (shin) was listed as a full practice participant on Tuesday. TE Noah Fant (knee), on the other hand, did not log participation. We'll have a clearer picture of these Seahawks' availability for Saturday's Wild Card game vs. the 49ers tomorrow. Check back for further updates.

Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker (ankle) was listed as a full participant on Tuesday's practice report. Fellow RB DeeJay Dallas (ankle) did not practice. Injury reports are based on estimations of participation this early in the week. We'll have a better idea of how healthy this backfield is for Saturday's Wild Card matchup vs. the 49ers tomorrow.

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (shin) is active for today’s game vs. the Rams. He returned from that fractured finger last week – and then picked up a shin injury. Lockett got in just a limited practice on Friday this week and won’t be at 100% today. He’s a shaky WR3.

Seahawks TE Noah Fant (knee) practiced fully on Friday and doesn't appear with an official injury designation ahead of Week 18. The veteran has mustered just 4 catches on 6 targets over the past 2 weeks. TE Colby Parkinson actually ran more routes (28 to 21) and tallied more targets (7 to 3) last week. We consider Fant a low-end TE2 for fantasy purposes. There are likely better options available.

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (shin) is officially listed as questionable for Week 18 vs. the Rams. Though he was quiet last week in his return from injury, the veteran wideout averaged 7.7 targets per game through Week 15 with a 23.5% target share that ranks 2nd on the team. He's a fairly integral part of this 'Hawks passing attack and should be a high-end WR3/flex candidate should he suit up on Sunday.

Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker (ankle, illness) practiced fully on Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation ahead of Week 18 vs. the Rams. The Seahawks aren't backing off Walker down the stretch: He's carried a whopping 49 times over the past 2 weeks. He should be in for heavy volume again this Sunday with the 'Hawks 6.5-point home favorites against the Rams. Consider the rookie a solid RB1 in your fantasy lineups.

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