Fantasy Football 2015: Seahawks at 49ers Week 7 Preview
Seattle Seahawks (2-4) at San Francisco 49ers (2-4)
Thursday, October 22, 2015; 8:25 PM ET
TV: CBS, NFL Network
Kicking off the Week 7 NFL schedule on “Thursday Night Football,” we’ve got a big divisional matchup featuring the Seahawks and the 49ers. Seattle (2-4) fell in a close one to the Panthers in their last game, while San Francisco (2-4) took care of Baltimore in Week 6.
We’ve got plenty of notable fantasy contributors in this game, so with that said let’s check out a few of the important names on each side to see what we should be expecting from our rosters.
Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks: Wilson hasn’t been quite the fantasy dynamo this year, and he continued his statistical mediocrity in Week 6. He posted 241 yards and a touchdown, but supplemented himself on 53 yards from eight rushes (which was one yard away from leading the team).
Wilson is at best a low-end starter in fantasy; pretty much everyone knows that. You know what you’re getting with him, though: 1-2 passing scores and a reasonable amount of rushing yards.
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Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers: Kaepernick has mostly been persona non grata in fantasy this year, but he played well in Week 6. He threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns, adding 10 more yards on the ground.
It was Kaepernick’s best performance of the year, save for his Week 2 effort in Pittsburgh. The rush yards weren’t quite there, but the increased passing game production made up for it. Still, he’s not really a recommended fantasy starter unless you’re in trouble.
Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle Seahawks: Lynch was back in the fold in Week 6 after taking time off with a hamstring injury. He’d return to 17 rushes for 54 yards and a touchdown.
Lynch is probably a fringe starter in most fantasy formats, and is more valuable when he factors into the passing game like he did the first couple of weeks. We’ll have to see if the Seahawks get back to that.
Carlos Hyde, RB, San Francisco 49ers: Hyde didn’t do much for fantasy owners in Week 6, coming up with just 55 yards on 21 carries. He’d add two catches for just five more--not that it helped matters.
Hyde will have a breakout game every so often (see Weeks 1 and 5), but for the most part he’s just a flex play and probably won’t do any better here.
Jimmy Graham, TE, Seattle Seahawks: After completely misusing Graham for most of the season, the Seahawks got him going in Week 6 on eight grabs for 140 yards. He didn’t get into the end zone, but it was his highest reception total of the year so far.
Graham is kind of hit-and-miss in fantasy, but it’s good to see him get a nice amount of receptions. Hopefully Seattle can continue to incorporate that gameplan.
Anquan Boldin, WR, San Francisco 49ers: Boldin was nearly overshadowed by an angry Torrey Smith (three grabs; 96 yards; TD) in Week 6, but still came up with five receptions for 102 yards to lead the team.
There isn’t much fertile ground in the Niners’ receiving corps these days beyond WR3 or low-flex appeal. That said, Boldin does have at least 102 yards in two straight games. He won’t do that against Richard Sherman, though.
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