Fantasy Football 2015: Seahawks at Packers 9/20/15 Week 2 Preview
Seattle Seahawks (0-1) at Green Bay Packers (1-0)
September 20, 2015 8:30 PM ET
Finishing off the day’s NFL schedule on “Sunday Night Football” in Week 2, we’ve got a pretty intriguing game (and a rematch of last year’s NFC Championship) between the Seahawks and Packers at Lambeau Field. Seattle (0-1) is coming off a close OT loss to the Rams, while Green Bay (1-0) took care of business against the Bears in Week 1.
This game will have a big impact on many fantasy rosters out there, so let’s take a moment to check out the top players on each team to see what we should be expecting.
Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks: Wilson had a pretty decent game against the Rams, tossing for 251 yards with a TD and a pick. He also added 31 yards on the ground.
Wilson’s Week 1 fantasy points haul is actually a little better than most people thought he’d do, so it’s a good start. We’d imagine he’ll put up similar stats here.
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Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers: As the No. 1 fantasy quarterback in the game, lots of people are counting on Rodgers this year. He’s got a lot working against him, though, with Jordy Nelson gone and Randall Cobb banged up.
That said, he played well in the opener, logging three touchdown passes but only 189 yards. Rodgers will have a much stiffer test this week, and we’ll really get to see what that Green Bay offense is made of.
Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle Seahawks: Lynch has been as reliable as anyone in fantasy over the past few years, but he got off to something of a “blah” start in Week 1. He posted 18 rush attempts for 73 yards against a good Rams defense, adding one reception for five more.
The Packers defense was carved up by the Bears’ Matt Forte in Week 1, so Lynch owners have something to look forward to here.
Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers: Lacy played pretty well for the Pack in Week 1, but we get the sense that his owners wanted a little more against a wimpy Bears defense. He posted 19 rushes for 85 yards and a score, though, adding two grabs for 14 yards on top of that.
Lacy is obviously a must-start fantasy RB, so you’re not sitting him regardless of the matchup. He’ll have his work cut out for him here.
Jimmy Graham, TE, Seattle Seahawks: The much-anticipated debut of Graham as a Seahawk went pretty well. He totaled six grabs for 51 yards and a touchdown in a promising outing.
Graham will undoubtedly be a huge part of Seattle’s offensive plans, so don’t worry about that. He should get plenty of work in Week 2.
Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers: Everyone was incredibly nervous about Cobb’s injury status in Week 1, as he’d been fighting a shoulder sprain. He didn’t quite make it to double-digit fantasy points, but had an okay game with 38 yards and a touchdown on five catches.
Owners will want to watch Cobb in practice this week to see how he looks. He’s got a tough matchup here and will need to be as healthy as possible.
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