Seattle Seahawks – Where’s The Value?

8276_seattle_seahawks-primary_on_dark-2012Somehow the Seahawks have managed to reload their roster in ultra quick time, with no original member of the ‘Legion of Boom’ left they still have a formidable defence, that is lead by the best linebacker in the game right now, in Bobby Wagner. The offence however has lost arguably its best receiver with retirement of Doug Baldwin, although Tyler Lockett did make some big strides in his second season. They also drafted D.K. Metcalf and Gary Jennings to help fill the void. Russell Wilson is very much in the prime of his career, so as long as that offensive line can hold up, the Seahawks should give the Rams a run for their money in the NFC West.

Speaking of Wilson, he had the fewest rushing attempts of his career last season, and failed to rush for a single score, having rushed for 16 thus far in his career. Which means you may want to approach him with caution when it comes to the anytime touchdown market, unless you see odds over 20/1.

The Seahawk went into the season without a true number 1 back, but as the season wore on Chris Carson stood head and shoulders above everyone else and looks set to be the workhorse come week 1, with last years 1st round pick Rashaad Penny spelling him time to time. Carson rushed for an impressive 9 scores last season in just 14 games, so he may well be one to back as the Seahawks take on the Bengals in their opening game.

As I mentioned earlier, Lockett has really come on as wide-out, despite he’s relatively small stature he did find the end-zone 10 times last season, a trend which should continue in 2019. The only issue is whether the odds reflect his scoring rate from last season. Jaron Brown hasn’t really been spoken about, as he was only targeted 19 times last season, but with 5 of those going for scores he could well be set for an uptick in targets, especially with D.K. Metcalf and David Moore set to miss the first few games through injury.

There isn’t much to write home about when it comes to the Seahawks tight-ends. Nick Vannett looks set to be the starter, but has a poor career touchdown rate, with only Will Dissly maybe offering some value if he can return from last season’s injury.


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