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Monday, September 2, 2013

Team Talk: Seattle Seahawks

Three today for you, Brainiacs...  Hurtling toward the finish line.  Adam Filadelfo returns for a look at the Seahawks.  Follow Adam on Twitter: @Frostt24.

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Last year the Seahawks were fantasy favorites. It seems like they had a fantasy stud at almost every position. It appears this year, the Seahawks are back for more. The 12th man will be well represented come fantasy drafts once again.

Russell Wilson
- Wilson went from an unknown to being a fantasy starter midway thorough the season in 2012. He dazzles owners with his legs as well as his arm. This year he's being taken with some of the other running quarterbacks in fantasy drafts. He proved that he can lead a fantasy team and will do so again this year.

Marshawn Lynch - Beast mode will be in full effect again this season. He's been a top fantasy running back the last few years and will be once again. His only downfall is he's not a major factor in the passing game but that shouldn't change your view on him regardless of the format you play in. He'll get well over 1,000 yards and double digit scores so his lack of receptions shouldn't matter much. He does have a history of back spasms which could cause him to miss a game or two but his numbers will be there at the end.

Percy Harvin - Harvin has been one of the top fantasy receivers in recent years but this year he's going undrafted due to his hip surgery that will keep him out for most of the season if not the entire season. He may be in the same situation as Michael Crabtree. He shouldn't be drafted but if he does return late in the season, he could have an impact in the fantasy playoffs. Unless your league provides an IR spot, steer clear of him on draft day.

Sidney Rice - Rice had a minor knee procedure during the offseason but appears to be fine to start the season. He could end up being the go to guy for Russell Wilson but the problem with Sidney Rice is he's almost always banged up. He's not much more than a third receiver at best but taking a shot on him later in your draft could pay off.

Golden Tate - Tate is my favorite Seattle receiver for fantasy purposes this year. He's the deep threat with Harvin out and will see the end zone quite often in 2013. He may not be quite as valuable in PPR formats but since touchdowns get you points as well, he should be worth taking as your fourth receiver who has receiver three potential. Wilson looks for Tate a lot and that should lead to a very productive fantasy season.

Zach Miller - In a season where tight ends appear to be at a premium, Zach Miller could provide some fantasy value. He could help Wilson out if he's in trouble and may be even more useful in PPR formats. While you shouldn't expect big things from Miller, he could be a nice pick if you find yourself in need of a tight end in your draft or even the waiver wire.

D/ST - The Seattle defense was the top defensive unit last year in fantasy so it makes sense they're the first defense selected in drafts. While they will once again be a dominant force, they are a little beat up. Regardless, they should be one of the first defenses taken on draft day and will continue to provide fantasy owners with plenty of fantasy value.