Shark Bites

Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny is not expected to play against the Saints today after injuring his hamstring in Friday's practice, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Schefter adds that the injury isn't serious, so Penny seemingly has a good shot to be back for Week 4. But his absence today is a nice boost for RB Chris Carson. Penny handled 33% of Seattle's RB carries through 2 weeks. Most of those figure to go to Carson. C.J. Prosise will serve as the Seahawks' #2 RB but isn't a fantasy option.

Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny is questionable for this weekend's game against the Saints after injuring his hamstring in Friday's practice. His absence would give RB Chris Carson's volume projection a boost and leave C.J. Prosise as Seattle's #2 RB. We'll look for an update on Penny's status Sunday morning. Seahawks-Saints doesn't kick off until 4:25 pm ET.

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (back) put in a full practice on Friday and isn’t listed on the final injury report. So he should be ready for his usual role against a Steelers defense that tends to struggle against slot receivers. Lockett is a strong bounce-back candidate after a quiet opener.

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (back) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. That seemingly puts him on track to play against the Steelers this weekend, although it does look like he's dealing with a legitimate injury. Let's see if Lockett can put in a full workout on Friday.

Seahawks TE Will Dissly (knee) put in a full practice on Wednesday. So it looks like he's fine after exiting in the 2nd half of the opener. Dissly remains just a fantasy flier.

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett did not practice on Wednesday and is listed on the injury report with a back. It's the 1st we've heard of the issue. It's possible that this was more of a rest day for Lockett, but we'll need to monitor the situation. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Seahawks TE Will Dissly injured his right knee in the 2nd half of Sunday's opener against the Bengals. That's the same knee in which Dissly tore the patellar tendon last September. It's unclear if this is related, but we should learn more over the next 24 hours.

Seahawks DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's opener against the Bengals. Ansah put in limited practices all week and should be ready to play. For how many snaps coming off his shoulder surgery? We'll see. Ansah is a risk-reward option for sack-heavy IDP formats. Rookie DE L.J. Collier is not yet ready to return from his summer ankle injury. He put in limited practices all week, but Seattle has ruled him out agains the Bengals.

The Panthers have ruled out DE/OLB Bruce Irvin for Sunday's opener against the Rams. That should mean more playing time for rookie edge Brian Burns, who racked up 4 sacks across the 3 preseason games he played. The Rams don't present a terrific matchup for his IDP upside in Week 1, but a strong outing -- and/or continued hamstring trouble for Irvin -- could mean more playing time for Burns going forward. A Week 2 matchup with the Buccaneers presents attractive upside.

Seahawks WR D.K. Metcalf (knee) isn’t listed on the final Week 1 injury report after putting in full practices on Thursday and Friday. The rookie has a shot to quickly emerge as Seattle’s #2 WR. But consider him just a DFS tournament option for the opener after he underwent knee surgery a few weeks ago.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said that WR D.K. Metcalf "looked great" while putting in a full practice Monday and has made a "fantastic recovery" from his August knee surgery, according to Gregg Bell of The News Tribune. Bell adds that "all signs" point to Metcalf playing in Sunday's regular-season opener against the Bengals. We'll see exactly what role the 2nd-round rookie is in for after missing nearly 2 weeks. Seattle also brought back veteran WR Jaron Brown on Monday after cutting him over the weekend. Don't plan to use Metcalf in your Week 1 fantasy football lineups unless you play in an especially deep league.

Seahawks WR D.K. Metcalf was inactive for Sunday night's game against the Vikings with what GM John Schneider called a "sore leg" during a radio interview. After the game, however, HC Pete Carroll said the rookie needs knee surgery, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. "Don't think he'll be out long," Pelissero added. We'll see about further details on this issue. But even if it's a quick turnaround, it hurts Metcalf's chances of cracking the starting lineup early in the regular season.

Former QB and current ESPN Seattle analyst Brock Huard believes Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett is in for a busy and productive season. “I’ve never seen a guy so dominant in his execution in the movement within an offense as I did with Tyler this offseason,” Huard said. “He’s in the slot, he’s at X, he’s at Z, he’s on jet sweeps, he’s everywhere. In the last about 11 years of doing this job and watching thousands of Seahawk practices, if you add them all up over all of the years, I’ve never seen the Seahawks most highlight one player the way they did Tyler Lockett this offseason.” Strong words. Lockett has been super efficient throughout his first 4 NFL seasons, posting a 70.3% catch rate and 14.3 yards per catch. While Seattle's run-focused offense caps his upside a bit, there are 73 targets up for grabs with Doug Baldwin's retirement. That's enough to make Lockett a nice WR2 target in fantasy drafts.

Seahawks OC Brian Schottenheimer said Tuesday that he's looking to get RB Chris Carson more targets this year. "We need to get him more involved in the passing game," Schotty said. "He’s got unbelievable hands, and he’s a problem for people coming out of the backfield." Carson saw just 24 targets last season but caught 20 of them for 162 yards (8.2 YPC). He ranked 19th in Pro Football Focus' receiving grades among 62 RBs with 20+ targets. Carson has reportedly been splitting out wide in camp -- something he rarely did last year. Increased passing-game usage would obviously be a boon to Carson's season-long upside and week-to-week reliability. He remains a nice value at his mid-5th-round ADP.

Seahawks MLB Bobby Wagner had platelet-rich plasma therapy on a knee over the weekend, according to the Tacoma News Tribune, with a source describing the situation as "nothing major." HC Pete Carroll also downplayed the procedure, which several Seattle players have had in recent seasons. "He's done it a couple times before, and it's something that has been successful for him," Carroll said. "We felt like this was the time to do it." Carroll added that Wagner will likely see some preseason action at some point and might take part in the team's 2nd exhibition. The Seahawks will open their preseason Thursday against the Broncos. We're not concerned about Wagner's IDP outlook for the regular season.

Seahawks rookie DE L.J. Collier limped off the practice field Tuesday after suffering a high right ankle sprain, according to multiple reports. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Collier is likely to miss the preseason. Expect Seattle to sign another DE in the coming days. Collier was already tough to get excited about for IDP purposes after he totaled just 14.5 sacks and 20.5 tackles for loss over his final 3 college seasons.

Seahawks TE Will Dissly took part in team drills on Saturday for the 1st time since tearing his patellar tendon last September. It looks like he's on track to be ready for the 2019 opener, barring a setback. Dissly exploded for a 3-105-1 line in his NFL debut last year and then hit pay dirt again in Week 2. Seattle didn't make any noteworthy additions at TE this offseason, so the former 4th-rounder has every chance to emerge as the team's primary pass-catching TE. He's an interesting late-round flier in fantasy drafts.

Seahawks RB Chris Carson participated in the 1st training camp practice on Thursday. He spent the offseason recovering from knee surgery but took the first rep in 11 on 11 drills. We'll keep a close eye on his battle with 2nd-year man Rashaad Penny.

The Seattle' Times' Bob Condotta expects Tyler Lockett, David Moore and Jaron Brown to open the season as the Seahawks' top 3 WRs. That'd most notably leave D.K. Metcalf no better than 4th on the depth chart. The rookie reportedly had an impressive spring but was always more of a project than NFL-ready prospect. Condotta does concede that Metcalf is "the most logical of the rookies to contribute heavily," but he's not looking like a good bet for early-season fantasy value.

Free-agent RB Alex Collins revealed that he recently broke his leg. "I have already begun the healing and rehab process, and I fully trust God’s plan for me. I look forward to getting back to playing football and doing what I love most," Collins added. The 24-year-old was released by the Ravens in March, shortly after he was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and a firearm. There are a bunch of roadblocks between Collins and a return to fantasy relevance.

 
 
 

Dominate Your Fantasy Football Draft

Turn your phone into a draft weapon with our FREE APP

Download on the App Store Download on Google Play