Description: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson wants to be the highest-paid player in the NFL, according to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report.
Insight: And I'd like to date a supermodel. Actually, Wilson's two consecutive Super Bowl appearances make it a semi-reasonable argument. As long as he doesn't miss any playing time fantasy owners don't care what he gets paid, though in the fantasy world he's not the best player in the league.
Description: Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor is willing to play wide receiver in the NFL according to Pro Football Talk.
Insight: Pryor spent some time with the Bengals this offseason, but Cincinnati released him this week. Back in May, Pryor said he only wanted to play quarterback, however, he seems to have changed his mind since he apparently has no other options to stay in the NFL. At 26 years old, it will be interesting to see if Pryor can make the transition.
Description: The Seattle Seahawks picked Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett with the No. 69 overall pick in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Insight: Mel Kiper compared Lockett to Phillip Dorsett, who the Colts selected at the end of the first round, so the Seahawks certainly get value here in the early third round. The weakess position on the Seahawks roster is wide receiver, so Lockett could be that missing playmaker this team has needed since it traded away Percy Harvin.
Description: Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane's wrist injury turns out for be a compound fracture.
Insight: Lane intercepted Tom Brady's pass into the end zone on New England's second drive of the game, but Lane hurt his wrist when Julian Edelman tackled him. The Seahawks secondary sorely missed him down the stretch. He should be fine for next season.
Description: Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse channeled his inner David Tyree, making one of the most improbable catches in Super Bowl history.
Insight: On the final drive with about a minute remaining, the Patriots defender knocked Kearse to the ground, but the ball knocked around several different body parts, never touching the ground, and Kearse reeling in the ball. It set up Seattle with first-and-goal, but rookie Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson to seal the, 28-24, victory.
Description: Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews released his inner Mario Manningham, having a tremendous performance in Super Bowl XLIX.
Insight: Matthews had never caught a pass in the NFL before and caught four passes for 109 yards with a touchdown. It was clear that his size was going to be an advantage especially in the red zone. Matthews performance will likely be forgotten due to the final result of the game, but fantasy owners should keep an eye on him because the rest of the Seattle receiving core is very average.
Description: Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had 24 carries for 102 yards and a touchdown versus the Patriots, but he is likely upset he didn't get one more yard.
Insight: Seattle was on the Patriots 1-yard line on second down with about 25 seconds to go, and the Seahawks elected to put the ball in the air rather than pound the rock with Lynch one more time. Lynch was unstoppable in the second half. Russell Wilson threw a game-ending interception. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and coach Pete Carroll will have to live with that decision for the rest of their lives.
Description: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw a very, very costly interception in the final minute of Super Bowl XLIX.
Insight: Wilson was just 12-of-21 with 247 yards, but he continued to make big plays to keep Seattle in the game. They were able to built a 10-point lead in the third quarter but failed to put away the Patriots. On the final drive with about 25 seconds left in the game, the Seahawks elected to pass from the Patriots 1-yard line instead of run it again with Marshawn Lynch. Wilson threw an interception to clinch the Patriots fourth Super Bowl victory in 14 years.
Description: Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman isn't just dealing with a sprained left elbow, he's also on a baby watch.
Insight: Sherman's girlfriend is do this week, so she along with her doctor are in Arizona just in case so the cornerback won't have to fly back home to Seattle if his son is born. Now if his son will just give him about a four-hour window late Sunday afternoon it will work out for everyone involved.
Description: Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman's MRI indicated he has a sprained left elbow according to Albert Breer of NFL Network.
Insight: As expected, Sherman suffered an injury in his left arm. He could move the arm during the second part of the second half, but he played through the injury and plans to do the same versus the Patriots. It will be interesting to see how much Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tests the potentially one-armed Sherman.
Description: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson somehow overcame four interceptions, and lead a furious comeback Sunday versus Green Bay.
Insight: He threw for 209 yards and rushed for 25 more. Wilson came alive in fourth quarter and overtime, where he rushed for a score, and ended the game on a 35-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse.
Description: Rookie wide receiver Kevin Norwood could see additional snaps with Paul Richardson done for the season due to a torn ACL.
Insight: Norwood didn't see much action this season, catching just nine balls for 102 yards and zero touchdowns, but could be the No. 3 option behind Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse. Or the Seahawks could go more double tight end formations.
Description: Seahawks speedster Paul Richardson injured a knee in the third quarter of the Division playoff game against Carolina.
Insight: It's being called a sprained knee, but we await word of how severe. He hasn't done much for fantasy owners this season (29-271-1) therefore his availablilty for the NFC chamampionship game shouldn't change many lineups.
Description: Seahawks tight end Luke Willson is becoming quarterback Russell Wilson's favorite target.
Insight: During the Seahawks seven-game winning streak, the Wilson-Willson connection has become a lot more prevalent. Willson led the team with four catches and had 68 yards and a touchdown. The score came on a key third down conversion at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Willson was able to break a few tackles and find the end zone.
Description: Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse had three catches for 129 yards and a touchdown in the NFC Division Round against the Panthers.
Insight: Kearse made a one-handed catch in the middle of the second quarter that he took all the way for a 63-yard touchdown. It was one of many explosive plays for Seattle. Kearse caught all three of his targets.
Description: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had another tremendous playoff outing.
Insight: Wilson was 15-of-22 with 268 passing yards and three touchdowns. He also added 23 carries on the ground. Wilson and the Seahawks are the first defending champion to win a playoff game since the Patriots in 2005.
Description: Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has gotten in a full week of practice so his back injury should not be part of the equation for the Seahawks playoff game against Carolina.
Insight: Lynch finished the regular season with his second-best rushing total - 1,306 yards and a career-best 13 rushing touchdowns, plus four receiving scores. He should see a huge workload against the Panthers.
Description: Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin caught just three balls for 43 yards.
Insight: The No. 1 Seahawks receiver didn't get much of anything done in this one, but his defense took care of things. We suspect by next season, Seattle management will find a better No. 1 for Wilson.
Description: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was very quiet in Week 17, throwing for 239 yard and one interception and rushing for just seven yards.
Insight: Wilson made them look silly last weekend, throwing for 339 yards and a pair of touchdowns and running for 88 yards and a third score, but for those with a championship matchup in Week 17 he fell well short of expectations.
Description: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was unstoppable Sunday night against a supposedly very good Cardinals defense.
Insight: Wilson made them look silly at times. He threw for 339 yards and a pair of touchdowns and ran for 88 yards and a third score. On the rushing TD, two Cardinals defensers were standing right in front of him and didn't lay a glove on him.
Description: Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin caught three balls for 53 yards.
Insight: Although he's the No. 1 Seahawks receivers, he's not a consistent fantasy option. The Seahawks went ultra conservative on offense and everyone other than Marshawn Lynch suffered because of it.
Description: Seattle wide receiver Jermaine Kearse saw six targets and led the team with five receptions for 78 yards.
Insight: Kearse has yet to prove himself a value to fantasy owners. This was his season high for receiving yards and he has only one touchdown reception. Kearse should still not be owned in fantasy leagues.
Description: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was quiet in Week 15 with 168 yards and a touchdown passing and 27 yards on the ground.
Insight: Games like this one are why Wilson's fantasy value is limited. He's not a prolific passer, doesn't have great receivers and the team can win even when they are ultra conservative on offense because of their great defense.
Description: Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch rushed 21 times for 91 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: The 49ers defense played well, particularly in the first half, but Lynch still managed to help fantasy owners. It will be a tough game again in Week 16 against an Arizona Cardinals defense that is No. 6 against the run and has yielded just six rushing touchdowns this season.
Description: Seattle wide receiver Jermaine Kearse saw seven targets, but managed just three receptions for 37 yards.
Insight: Kearse has yet to prove himself a value to fantasy owners. His season high for yards receiving is just 70 and he has only one touchdown reception. Kearse should not be owned in fantasy leagues.
Description: Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin caught five balls for 97 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: Although he's the No. 1 Seahawks receivers, he's not a consistent fantasy option. But the Eagles were concerned about the running of Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson and that opened up the secondary.
Description: Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin caught just two balls for 28 yards against the 49ers.
Insight: Although he's the No. 1 Seahawks receivers, he's not a very good fantasy option. He's totaled just four receptions for 34 yards over the past two games.Quarterback Russell Wilson doesn't rely on any one receiver.
Description: Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch cracked the 100-yard mark for the third time in four games racking up 104 yards on 20 carries against the San Francisco 49ers Thursday night.
Insight: It was a solid though unspectacluar performance that won't have fantasyt owners jumping for joy or crying. After his four touchdown outburst against the Giants on Nov. 9, he hasn't scored in three games.
Description: Seahawks tight end Luke Willson caught three passes for 51 yards against the Chiefs.
Insight: Willson made the most of his opportunities, catching all three targets he saw. Considering the Seahawks leading receiver had 54 yards, it was a good fantasy day for Willson. Unforunately, fellow tight end Tony Moeaki caught the touchdown.
Description: Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (calf) returned to practice on Friday, but is being listed as questionable for Week 11.
Insight: He had missed Wednesday's and Thursday's practices, and coach Pete Carroll admitted Lynch is "banged up." However, we feel he will be a full-go on Sunday, as we have him as our fourth ranked running back for Week 11.
Description: Seattle tight end Luke Willson (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Week 11.
Insight: We have him listed 24th in our tight end rankings this week, but even if Willson plays, Cooper Helfet and Tony Moeaki will steal some snaps from him. Owners should avoid all Seahawk tight ends.
Description: The Seahawks placed tight end Zach Miller on injured reserve with his ankle injury, ending his season.
Insight: Miller needs another surgery on his ankle because the first surgery did not fix the problem. Miller will likely be a cap-casualty before the 2015 season. Seattle will turn to Luke Wilson at tight end.
Description: Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin led Seattle in targets (6), but totaled just 31 yards on four receptions.
Insight: Baldwin is the team's No. 1 target, but did little as the Seahawks featured a powerful ground attack. That's two poor games in a row and he can't be counted on if Seattle is going to run at this level.
Description: Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin was rumored to be a target for Percy Harvin's anger.
Insight: With Harvin traded to the Jets, Baldwin excelled on the field as Seattle's No. 1 receiving target. He caught seven of 11 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown. Harvin had just 133 yards in receptions in five games.
Description: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson couldn't do anything with his arm or legs against a tough Dallas defense.
Insight: Wilson was just 14-of-28 for 126 yards with no touchdown passes and one interception. He did run one in from nine yards out in the third quarter, but it was an unsatisfying day for his fantasy owners.
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin walked off the field with a trainer seconds before halftime against the Redskins on Monday night. UPDATE: Harvin had a cramp and he is hoping to return.
Insight: It looked like Harvin's left leg just buckled on him. At this point, it is too early to say if it was his knee or ankle that was effected. Hopefully, he comes out with the rest of the team for the third quarter.
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin is a pain for defensive coordinators, but hasn't been as big a factor for fantasy owners as hoped for.
Insight: Harvin caught 7-of-9 targets for 42 yards but didn't catch anything and returned one kick for 13 yards. So far his numbers for the season are disappointing, but at least his presence is allowing others to get open.
Description: Seattle wide receiver Jermaine Kearse led the Seahawks in receiving yards against San Diego.
Insight: That's not really good news since he only produced 61 yards. Seattle simply doesn't throw enough to support a lot of fantasy wide receivers and Percy Harvin and Doug Baldwin figure to lead the way.
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin was not used as much as we had hoped in Week 2 - rushing the ball two times, but only seeing one targeted pass.
Insight: Harvin caught 7-of-7 targets for 59 yards and rushed four times for 41 yards in the opener, but his three touches in San Diego are worrisome. The team simply has to make better use of his dynamic talents and if they continue at the Week 2 level fantasy owners might have to bail. Hopefully, it was just a one-game deviation.
Description: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson finished the afternoon 17-of-25 for 202 yards and two scores, but couldn't engineer a game-winning drive in the fourth quarter.
Insight: Wilson was again solid, but not spectacular. He has cracked the 230-yard passing mark just once in the last eight games. He's a much better team leader than fantasy asset. It was curious that the Seahawks risked an injury down nine points with 13 second remaining.
Description: Seahawks running back Christine Michael (hamstring) has missed the first two days of practice this week and we await Friday to see if there is any chance he'll be ready to go in Week 2.
Insight: The second-year back went into training camp with a ton of buzz, but Marshawn Lynch remains the workhorse after resolving his contract issues and Robert Turbin will be his backup at least until Michael is healthy.
Description: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson threw for just 191 yards in the Week 1 win, though he did manage two touchdowns (Ricardo Lockette, Derrick Coleman).
Insight: Wilson has cracked the 230-yard passing mark just once in the last seven games and his fantasy value is as a low-end starter. He's a much better team leader than fantasy asset. It's a good sign that he targeted talented Percy Harvin a team-high seven times in the opening week and may help his statistics down the road.
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin was as exciting as advertised producing as part of the passing game and running game.
Insight: Harvin missed most of last season due to inujury but looked perfectly matched for this offense. He caught 7-of-7 targets for 59 yards and rushed four times for 41 yards. Harvin also returned three kickoffs.
Description: Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that running back Christine Michael (hamstring) is "banged up," according to Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Seattle.
Insight: Michael is iffy for the season opener. The second-year back went into training camp with a ton of buzz, but Marshawn Lynch remains the workhorse after resolving his contract issues and Michael may still be behind Robert Turbin on the depth chart.
Description: The Seahawks have released quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
Insight: Tarvis Jackson beat him out for the backup job behind Russell Wilson. Pryor should have many suitors with his unique physical ability. He completed 21-of-39 passes for 281 yards, one touchdown and two picks. He also ran for 97 yards and a touchdown.
Description: According to the Seattle Times, police officers are investigating Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch after receiving an "allegation of an assault and personal property damage" from a female victim at an apartment in Bellevue, Washington.
Insight: Police said the alleged incident was reported to have occurred Sunday morning, but "no domestic violence or sexual assault was involved in the allegation." Lynch has had several run-ins with the law since he came into the NFL in 2007 -- his driver's license was revoked in 2008 for a hit-and-run incident, he was arrested during a traffic stop for having a gun in his trunk in 2009 and he was arrested again in 2012 for suspicion of DUI. He was suspended the first three games of 2009 by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for the second incident.
Description: According to the Seattle Times, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said running back Marshawn Lynch is "in really good shape."
Insight: Lynch skipped OTAs, minicamp and the first week of training camp, so it's good to see he's remained in shape. Carroll said the running back has dropped a little weight. Lynch was reportedly the most active he has been in camp during Sunday's practice. While Christine Michael is a threat to steal carries, Lynch is still an RB1.
Description: The Seahawks have apparently waived injured OT Michael Bowie.
Insight: Bowie's shoulder injury is expected to require season-ending surgery, but could another team could scoop him up and hold him for next season. He made nine starts for the Super Bowl champions last season.
Description: According to ProFootballTalk.com, the Seahawks agreed to raise Marshawn Lynch's base salary for 2014 from $5 million to $6 million and give him a $500,000 signing bonus.
Insight: Lynch had no leverage to get a new contract, but he ended up getting something out of his holdout. That should tell fantasy owners that the Seahawks still consider Lynch a big part of the equation and wanted to get him in camp as quickly as possible. Lynch isn't going to see 337 touches again like he did last year, but he'll still be heavily involved. Three hundred touches plus all the goal-line work will keep Lynch in the RB1 group.
Description: Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch has decided to end his holdout, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Insight: Lynch had absolutely no leverage to get a new contract. He's already set to earn $5.5 million in salary and bonuses this season and the Seahawks have potential star Christine Michael behind him. Lynch isn't going to see 337 touches again like he did last year, but he'll still be heavily involved. Three hundred touches plus all the goal-line work will keep Lynch in the RB1 group.
Description: Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch is now expected to hold out while he seeks a new contract.
Insight: Sounds like Lynch got a look at the Jamaal Charles deal and wants to get a bigger and better deal too. Lynch has been worked hard the past three seasons (901 carries) and is smart to want to get a deal done now before anything changes.
Description: Seattle receiver Sidney Rice has retired due to a history of concussions, according to ProFootballTalk.
Insight: The 27-year-old had one huge season -- 1,312 yards and eight touchdowns on 83 catches in 2009 with the Minnesota Vikings -- but hasn't been able to stay healthy. His other six seasons, he averaged 10.8 games, 26.67 catches, 380 yards and 3.67 touchdowns.
Description: Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times predicts Marshawn Lynch will still be the focal point of the Seahawks' offense in 2014 but that he'll lose a few carries per game to Christine Michael.
Insight: Lynch averaged 18.8 carries per game last season and Condotta predicts he'll be around 15-16 this year which will put him at 240-256 for the entire season. Lynch will still get all the goal-line work so he shouldn't drop out of the first round in fantasy drafts.