Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (knee) and S Earl Thomas (hamstring) each put in full practices Wednesday. That makes it appear both will be ready to play Sunday against the Panthers. Thomas missed his 1st career game last week at Tampa Bay. Bennett has missed the past 5 contests. He'll be a little risky in IDP lineups until we see a full game back, but the full practice participation makes it easier to take a chance on Bennett right away -- assuming that level continues throughout the week. Thomas has been a low-level fantasy performer all season, so his return is far more significant to the team D than IDP owners. Both players boost the overall unit with their presence.

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Seahawks S Bradley McDougald (knee) and DT Jarran Reed (groin) are active for tonight's game against the Chiefs.

Seahawks S Bradley McDougald (knee) and DT Jarran Reed (groin) are questionable for tonight's game against the Chiefs. Each guy missed practice all week and looks risky even if active. Try to go another direction with your IDP lineup today if you can.

Seahawks DT Jarran Reed (oblique) and S Bradley McDougald (knee) are active for today's game against the 49ers. Both are fine to use as normal in IDP lineups.

Seahawks DT Jarran Reed (oblique) and S Bradley McDougald (knee) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings. Reed returned to a full practice Friday, though, after missing Thursday's workout. McDougald put in limited workouts the past 2 days after sitting out Wednesday. We'll check both early-afternoon Sunday, but we expect both to play. If you plan to wait for McDougald, make sure you have insurance available from the Seahawks, 49ers, Patriots, Steelers, Eagles, Rams, Saints or Panthers. LB K.J. Wright (knee) remains out, despite putting in limited practices the past 2 days.

Seahawks DT Jarran Reed and DE Frank Clark each sat out Thursday's practice after putting in limited workouts Wednesday. Clark's dealing with an elbow injury, while Reed has an oblique issue. Each appeared to arise in Monday night's win over the Vikings. We'll see if the Thursday absences are bad news or catch-up maintenance after Seattle played the late game in Week 14. Reed and Clark both look like starting options for IDP owners if they're healthy heading into the weekend.

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