Fantasy Football 2015: Cardinals at Seahawks Week 10 Preview
Arizona Cardinals (6-2) at Seattle Seahawks (4-4)
Sunday, November 15, 2015; 8:30 PM ET
Rounding out the NFL’s Sunday schedule in Week 10 on “Sunday Night Football,” we’ve got a great-looking matchup on tap between the Cardinals and Seahawks. Arizona (6-2) and Seattle (4-4) were both on byes in Week 9 so they’ll come into this one healthy and well-rested.
There will be plenty of notable fantasy football names on the field for this one, so let’s take a closer look at the key players on each side so we can figure out what we might be expecting from our lineups.
Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals: Palmer has been a revelation for those fantasy owners who were able to pick him up on the cheap. He’s coming off a four-touchdown outing in Cleveland, which gives him an even 20 on the season.
This Seahawks matchup is tough for anyone, so we understand if there’s trepidation about starting Palmer this week. He’s a lower-end QB1.
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Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks: Wilson and the gang have had some trouble putting up points this year, which has led to him being dropped off the starting lineups of many a fantasy team.
Wilson has thrown for just one touchdown in all but one of his games this year (he had two against the Packers in Week 2) so at least he’s consistent. We’re still not recommending him for anything other than a bye-week fill-in, though.
Chris Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals: Johnson has come on strong as of late, and worked his way into a lot of fantasy lineups. He has at least 109 yards in each of his last two games, but did lose a pair of fumbles in Cleveland.
Johnson has 141 carries for 676 yards and three scores this year, leaving the dynamic Andre Ellington in his dust. Still, this matchup stinks and he probably won’t hit double-digits in scoring.
Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle Seahawks: Lynch has been up-and-down this season, but he has scored at least eight points in each of the three games he’s played since returning from injury.
Lynch is no longer a high-end fantasy start; he’s more in the RB2 conversation. Don’t set your bar too high if you have to start him this week.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals: Fitzgerald has had quite the resurgence this season with Palmer under center. The pair have turned their chemistry into 55 receptions for 706 yards and seven touchdowns thus far.
Fitzgerald had a bad game against the Ravens but rebounded to the tune of nine grabs for 84 yards and a score in Cleveland (with a fumble). The Richard Sherman matchup is ugly, but he’s still a starter in fantasy.
Jimmy Graham, TE, Seattle Seahawks: It took Graham a while to find his footing in Seattle, but he now leads the team in receptions (38) and yards (450). He had seven grabs for 75 yards in Dallas.
Even with the good numbers recently, Graham is still capable of a stinker from week to week--this offense is simply not that dynamic. You drafted him to start, though, so keep trotting him out there.
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