Seattle Seahawks Fantasy Football News 2020

The Bengals are trading DE Carlos Dunlap to the Seahawks, according to multiple reports. The move sends a disgruntled veteran whose playing time had fallen off to a defense badly in need of pass rush help. Dunlap remained a productive player last season. We'll see what kind of numbers in what should be greatly increased playing time with Seattle. COVID protocols will keep Dunlap from being available for Sunday's game against San Francisco, but he's worth stashing in IDP leagues for Week 9 and beyond. The Seahawks have already had their bye.

Seahawks CB Shaq Griffin officially left Sunday night's loss to the Cardinals early with a concussion. He'll need to pass through the league protocol before returning from that. But 950 KJR in Seattle reports that Griffin is also dealing with a hamstring injury. It seems we should at least expect Griffin to miss next Sunday's matchup with the 49ers.

9:10pm EDT 10/23/20

Seahawks S Jamal Adams (groin) will miss his 3rd straight game Sunday night against the Cardinals. Ryan Neal will start again in his place and looks like an IDP starter. He has defensed 4 passes including 2 INTs over 3 games: 2 starts and 35% of the snaps in the game Adams left early. Neal has also been a good bet for tackles, though he hasn't matched Adams' pass-rushing opportunities.

The Seahawks don't yet know whether S Jamal Adams will be ready to return for Sunday's game at Arizona. "It's a long season, and we'd love to have him back as soon as we can get him but we want him back when he's right and back for the long haul," HC Pete Carroll said Monday, according to Seahawks Wire. Adams missed the past 2 games with a groin injury, before Seattle's Week 6 bye. If he can't play in Week 7, then Ryan Neal would fill in once again. Neal has tallied 14 tackles (11 solo) over the past 2 games -- plus 3 passes defensed, including an INT. Neal would be in play for IDP lineups if Adams sits again.

Seahawks CB Quinton Dunbar (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings. He got back to limited practice this week after missing the past 2 games. Dunbar looks risky as an IDP option, and doesn't come with a high ceiling in the matchup. Try to wait another week, even if he's active. We'll check his status Sunday evening.

11:10pm EDT 10/7/20

HC Pete Carroll said Wednesday that S Jamal Adams will miss his 2nd straight game Sunday against Minnesota with the groin injury he suffered in Week 3. We'll see about the injuries affecting various other members of the secondary over the next couple of days.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll told reporters Monday that S Jamal Adams is not yet able to run following his groin injury late in the Week 3 win over Dallas, according to The Seattle Times. That doesn't necessarily mean Adams won't be ready by Sunday night. "I'm gonna hold out hope," Carroll added. "It's just too early in the week to know." We'll see about the safety's participation in practice this week. The Sunday night kickoff could further complicate the lineup decision for IDP owners, though, if Adams turns up questionable. It's also worth noting that Seattle has a Week 6 bye, which could factor into the decision on whether Adams plays in Week 5.

Seahawks CB Shaq Griffin (shoulder) is active for today's game against the Dolphins.

Seahawks CB Shaq Griffin is questionable (shoulder) for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. He put in a full practice Friday after being limited the first 2 days. That suggests we should expect Griffin to play. We'll check his status Sunday morning to confirm. As expected, Seattle also officially ruled out S Jamal Adams (groin) and CB Quinton Dunbar (knee).

Seahawks S Jamal Adams left in the 4th quarter of Sunday's win over the Cowboys with a strained groin, NBC's Mike Florio reports. We'll see how serious that injury this is this week.

3:09pm EDT 9/27/20

Seahawks CB Quinton Dunbar (knee) is inactive for today’s game against the Cowboys. DE Benson Mayowa (groin) is active but a low-level IDP option at best. There is upside with Cowboys LT Tyron Smith out, though, if you’re looking for down-the-list help.

Seahawks CB Quinton Dunbar (knee) and DE Benson Mayowa (groin) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Mayowa would be a low-level IDP option even if active. Dunbar could see plenty of action vs. Dallas' high-powered WR corps. We'll update the status for each player Sunday.

Seahawks DE/OLB Bruce Irvin left in the 4th quarter of Sunday night's game against the Patriots with what looked like a right knee injury. It was a non-contact injury, and Irvin needed a lot of help from trainers to leave the field. We'll see about the diagnosis, but it doesn't look good for Irvin.

The Seahawks on Saturday acquired S Jamal Adams from the Jets. Seattle sent 1st-round picks in each of the next 2 drafts, a 3rd-round pick in 2021 and S Bradley McDougald for Adams and a 4th-rounder in 2022. That's a pretty shocking package for a safety, one of football's most fungible positions according to league salary averages. Adams, of course, ranks among the top players at the position. And he should continue to star in Seattle. Playing behind a stronger LB corps figures to ding his tackle upside, though. And the Seahawks aren't likely to have him rush the passer anywhere near as much as the Jets did last season. Adams garnered 101 pass-rushing chances in just 14 games, 2nd most among all safeties. Baltimore's Chuck Clark (106) was the only other safety to top 74 in that category. Seattle's entire safety group totaled 31 pass rushes. So don't expect Adams to come anywhere close to last season's 6 sacks. On the other side, S Bradley McDougald gains upside with the opportunity to take over Adams' spot. McDougald tallied top-20 fantasy finishes with the Bucs in 2016 and the Seahawks in 2018. He certainly carries that potential into 2020. We'll watch to make sure he wins the SS job with his new team. As for the team defenses, we're not adjusting the numbers on either unit for this trade.

The Seahawks picked Tennessee DE Darrell Taylor in the 2nd round of the NFL Draft. Taylor offered nice production over his final 2 college seasons, including 21 tackles for loss and 16.5 sacks. He particularly ramped up his performance in 2019. Pro Football Focus credited Taylor with 53 total pressures across his 1st 3 seasons at Tennessee; 44 in 2019 along. His 87.0 pass-rushing grade ranked 18th nationally among EDGE players with at least 100 pass-rushing snaps. Taylor joins a Seattle D-line that needs him -- especially with Jadeveon Clowney still lingering on the open market.

The Seahawks chose Texas Tech LB Jordyn Brooks with the 27th pick of the NFL Draft. Brooks spent 4 years starting for the Red Raiders: 3 on the outside before moving to the middle as a senior. Brooks ranks 5th in this class of off-the-ball LBs in speed score with a 96th-percentile mark. He also produced on the field: 4th-most solo tackles per game for 2019, 6th in market share of solos, 1st in tackles for loss per game and 5th in career solos per game. In Seattle, Brooks might shove K.J. Wright out of the lineup this year. We'll see about the Seahawks' plans.

The Seahawks on Monday traded a 5th-round NFL Draft pick to Washington for CB Quinton Dunbar, ESPN reports. Dunbar is heading into the final season on his contract and lost 14 games to injuries over the past 2 years. He has proved productive when on the field, though, including 17 passes defensed and 6 INTs over his past 18 games. Dunbar should be a starter for Seattle and a draftable DB in 2020 IDP leagues of at least moderate depth.

Seahawks S Quandre Diggs (ankle) is inactive for tonight's game against the 49ers. That should mean a 2nd straight start for Delano Hill in his place.

Seahawks CB Shaquill Griffin (hamstring) is inactive for today's game against the Cardinals. LB Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) is active after missing the past 2 games. He'll make for a risky IDP option, though.

 
 
 

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