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Seattle Seahawks Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Marshawn Lynch, RB7/24/2014 7:40:00 PM
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.
Sidney Rice, WR7/23/2014 4:08:00 PM
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.
Marshawn Lynch, RB7/16/2014 4:25:00 PM
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.
Marshawn Lynch, RB6/17/2014 6:24:00 PM
Description: Seattle halfback Marshawn Lynch arrived to mandatory minicamp Tuesday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
Insight: Lynch didn't show up to voluntary OTAs because he wants to rework his contract and there was even a report from Rapoport last week that he was mulling retirement. According to ESPN, Lynch believes the Seahawks will negotiate with him in good faith because he showed up to minicamp. With Seattle OC Darrell Bevell mentioning that he wanted to use a committee at running back this season and a contract dispute looming, Lynch could be a riskier pick than expected in fantasy leagues.
Marshawn Lynch, RB6/12/2014 8:44:00 PM
Description: Seattle halfback Marshawn Lynch isn't happy about his contract situation and is considering sitting out next week's mandatory mini-camp.
Insight: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport even said retirement could be an option for Lynch. This would be a massive blow to the Seahawks and fantasy owners alike. Lynch logged 1,257 yards on 301 carries last season while leading Seattle to its first Super Bowl. He's only 28.
Marshawn Lynch, RB6/10/2014 8:14:00 PM
Description: Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said last week that the team would use a "running back by committee" in 2014, but he backtracked from that comment Monday, according to beat writer John Boyle.
Insight: Bevell said he meant that he would be using a committee in OTAs rather than during the season. Marshawn Lynch has handled an average of 329 touches the last three seasons but may drop to 285 this year as the team gets 2013 second-round pick Christine Michael more involved.
Christine Michael, RB6/10/2014 11:11:00 AM
Description: We believe Seahawks second-year running back Christine Michael should overtake Robert Turbin for the backup role to Marshawn Lynch.
Insight: Unless Marshawn Lynch gets hurt or has more legal issues, Michael shouldn't have much fantasy value this season, but keeper league owners should keep an eye on him as he looks like a more explosive option/handcuff than Robert Turbin.
Bruce Irvin, DE6/3/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Seahawks DE/LB Bruce Irvin had a hip procedure, but tweeted that he should be ready for training camp, according to beat writer Bob Condotta.
Insight: The Seattle linebacking corps, once a weakness, is deep and talented, so Irvin will have to be completely healthy if he wants to start this season. He missed four games due to a suspension in 2013 and wasn't much of a factor in the Seahawks Super Bowl run.
Doug Baldwin, WR5/29/2014 8:13:00 PM
Description: Doug Baldwin's new deal with the Seahawks will pay him $13 million over the next three seasons. SOURCE: Louis Riddick, ESPN
Insight: The hope is that Baldwin will be a good complement to starters Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin. With that said, the Seahawks are a run-first team, which means we wouldn't expect Baldwin to exceed the 73 targets he saw in 2013.
Doug Baldwin, WR5/23/2014 7:36:00 PM
Description: The Seahawks and Doug Baldwin are discussing terms on a new contract extension. SOURCE: John Boyle, Everett Herald
Insight: Baldwin caught all five passes that came his way in Seattle's Super Bowl victory over Denver. With Golden Tate out of the picture (he signed a five-year deal with the Lions), Baldwin could be in for a breakout season in 2014.
Marshawn Lynch, RB5/22/2014 8:47:00 PM
Description: Despite logging 300+ carries in each of his last two seasons, the Seahawks have no plans to reduce Marshawn Lynch's workload in 2014. SOURCE: Seahawks.com
Insight: Lynch has shown a remarkable level of resilience the last few seasons but eventually the huge workload is bound to catch up with him. Hopefully that doesn't happen in 2014 but fantasy owners need to be prepared.
Paul Richardson, WR5/9/2014 8:44:00 PM
Description: The Seattle Seahawks took WR Paul Richardson with the 45th-overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Insight: The 6-0, 175-pounder out of Colorado was projected to go later in the draft. He'll serve as a deep threat for Seattle.
Richard Sherman, CB5/7/2014 4:16:00 PM
Description: The Seahawks have signed cornerback Richard Sherman to a four-year, $57.4 million contract extension.
Insight: The deal makes him the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL. The 26-year-old former fifth-round pick deserves it. He's amassed 20 interceptions in three seasons while frequently locking down the opposing team's No. 1 receiver.
Richard Sherman, CB4/22/2014 6:42:00 PM
Description: The Seahawks are close to signing All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman to a long-term contract extension. SOURCE: Jason La Canfora, CBS Sports
Insight: The two sides are hoping to have an agreement in place before the draft. The new deal should make Sherman (48 tackles, eight INT in 2013) the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL.
Terrelle Pryor, QB4/21/2014 10:41:00 PM
Description: The Raiders have traded quarterback Terrelle Pryor to the Seahawks for a seventh-round pick. SOURCE: NBC's Pro Football Talk
Insight: With Russell Wilson and Tarvaris Jackson ahead of him on the QB depth chart, it's doubtful Pryor will see any playing time next season. After how he performed with Oakland in 2013 (7 TD, 11 INT in 11 games) that might be for the best.
Sidney Rice, WR4/17/2014 9:03:00 PM
Description: The Seahawks have re-signed receiver Sidney Rice.
Insight: They brought him back on a one-year deal earlier this week. Rice could have a bigger role this season now that Golden Tate has moved on to play for the Lions. Of course, he'll need to get healthy first. Rice missed the second half of last season because of a torn ACL and isn't a lock for Week 1.
Kam Chancellor, SS3/25/2014 8:56:00 PM
Description: Seattle Pro Bowl safety Kam Chancellor needs hip surgery. SOURCE: John Clayton, ESPN
Insight: The procedure doesn't sound too serious. As long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks in his recovery, Chancellor (99 tackles, three interceptions in 2013) should be all systems go for Week 1.
Steven Hauschka, K3/17/2014 1:24:00 PM
Description: Seahawks place-kicker Steven Hauschka has been signed to a three-year deal, reports Ian Rapoport.
Insight: Hauschka was 33-of-35 (94.3 percent) last season, including 3-of-3 from 50 yards-or-more. Since becoming the Seahawks full-time place-kicker in 2011, he's improved his success rate in each season and is one of the best in the game.
Michael Bennett, DE3/10/2014 5:53:00 PM
Description: Defensive end Michael Bennett took less money to stay with the Seahawks. SOURCE: NBC's Pro Football Talk
Insight: Bennett's new contract will pay him $28.5 million over the next four seasons. Since the start of 2012, Bennett has generated 17.5 sacks while forcing four fumbles. He has not missed a game during that stretch.
Michael Bennett, DE3/6/2014 7:05:00 PM
Description: Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is going to test the open market. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Bennett had been in discussions with Seattle about a new contract but now it appears he'll become a free agent instead. He led the Seahawks with 8.5 sacks in 2013.
Brandon Browner, CB3/5/2014 7:50:00 PM
Description: Free agent cornerback Brandon Browner has been suspended for the first four games of next season.
Insight: So much for his reinstatement. This ban is connected to Browner's violation of the league's drug policy. This could make teams hesitant to sign Browner in free agency.
Brandon Browner, CB3/4/2014 8:17:00 PM
Description: The NFL has officially reinstated former Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner. SOURCE: Brandon Browner on Twitter
Insight: Browner was suspended in late December for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The Legion of Boom did fine without him in the playoffs and we wouldn't expect Browner to be back in Seattle next season.
Sidney Rice, WR2/21/2014 8:28:00 PM
Description: The Seahawks officially cut ties with wide receiver Sidney Rice on Friday. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: The move was expected as it frees up $7.3 million in cap money for the Super Bowl champs. Rice scores a lot of touchdowns but his lack of yardage makes him a boom or bust fantasy player. It doesn't help that he's also recovering from a torn ACL. Rice is nothing more than a late round flyer at this point.
Marshawn Lynch, RB2/20/2014 9:24:00 PM
Description: Seahawks halfback Marshawn Lynch will plead guilty to reckless driving. The charge stems from a 2012 DUI arrest. SOURCE: Terry Blount, ESPN
Insight: His punishment will be a fine and two years probation. Lynch's lawyer believes he'll be able to avoid suspension by the NFL. Assuming that's the case, Lynch (1,257 rushing yards, 12 TD in 2013) should be a top-ten selection in all fantasy leagues this summer.
Golden Tate, WR2/6/2014 9:11:00 PM
Description: Impending free agent Golden Tate says he would be willing to take a homecount discount to stay with Seattle. SOURCE: ESPN
Insight: The Seahawks are the NFL's youngest team and could be on the cusp of a dynasty. Tate would love to win another title and returning to Seattle would certainly give him the best chance to do that. Tate reached a new career-high in receiving yards this season (898) but it's worth mentioning that most of those yards came while Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin were out with injuries.
Sidney Rice, WR2/4/2014 8:49:00 PM
Description: Injured wide receiver Sidney Rice has probably played his last game with Seattle. SOURCE: Ian Rapoport, NFL.com
Insight: The Seahawks just won the title without Rice, so clearly he wasn't that important to the team's success. He'll try to catch on elsewhere, though that might be difficult while he's recovering from a torn ACL. Rice hasn't produced a 1,000-yard receiving season since 2009.
Russell Wilson, QB2/4/2014 7:00:00 PM
Description: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is not expected to report to spring training later this month. Wilson was picked by the Rangers in December's Rule 5 draft. SOURCE: Jon Moroso, Fox Sports
Insight: Wilson, a standout second baseman in college, spent two seasons in the minor leagues with Colorado earlier in his career. After winning a Super Bowl with Seattle in just his second season, it looks like he made the right choice by sticking with football.
Doug Baldwin, WR1/30/2014 12:19:00 PM
Description: Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin has been dealing with a hip injury, but practiced Wednesday and should be ready for the Super Bowl.
Insight: Baldwin is a sure-handed receiver, though with Percy Harvin returning he goes back to being third guy behind Harvin and Golden Tate. he caught six balls for 106 yards against San Francisco and also returned three kickoffs for an average of 36.3 yards.
Marshawn Lynch, RB1/30/2014 12:12:00 PM
Description: Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch sat out Wednesday's practice but it looks like he's just getting some extra rest.
Insight: Lynch has run for 249 yards and three touchdowns in his two playoff games this season. He's still a fantasy "beast" and the Super Bowl won't be any different. The Seahawks will want to keep the ball out of Peyton Manning's hands and the best way to do that is with Lynch rushing at least 25 times.
Richard Sherman, CB1/25/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: Seahawks All-Pro corner Richard Sherman was fined $7,875 for taunting 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick at the end of last week's NFC Championship Game. SOURCE: ESPN
Insight: Sherman makes $550,000 a year so that's pretty much a slap on the wrist. The Stanford alum led the league with eight interceptions during the regular season. He'll be asked to cover Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas next week in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Percy Harvin, WR1/24/2014 6:50:00 PM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin won't have any restrictions when he plays next Sunday in Super Bowl XLVIII. SOURCE: Liz Mathews, ESPN 710
Insight: Harvin missed the NFC Championship Game with a concussion. He'll be shadowed by either Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie or Champ Bailey in the Super Bowl.
Percy Harvin, WR1/22/2014 7:52:00 PM
Description: Seattle wideout Percy Harvin was back at practice on Wednesday. SOURCE: Curtis Crabtree, Associated Press
Insight: He missed last week's win over San Francisco with a concussion. The talented 25-year-old has yet to play all four quarters in a game this season. Despite his injury, Harvin was ranked as the sixth-best player in Super Bowl XLVIII in a list made by ESPN's Mike Sando and Matt Williamson earlier this week.
Doug Baldwin, WR1/21/2014 9:35:00 AM
Description: Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin is dealing with a hip injury which may limit his practice time, but won't keep him out of the big game, according to Seahawks reporter Curtis Crabtree.
Insight: The player called it a "bruise." Baldwin is a sure-handed receiver, though if Percy Harvin returns he becomes the third guy behind Harvin and Golden Tate.
Percy Harvin, WR1/20/2014 9:26:00 AM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin, who suffered a concussion Saturday against the Saints, should be available in two weeks for the Super Bowl.
Insight: Harvin played just one game during the regular season due to hip surgery and suffered a concussion in his return to action in the divisional round against the Saints. He could be the "wild card" that helps the Seahawks' offense keep up with Peyton Manning and Company.
Percy Harvin, WR1/17/2014 4:15:00 PM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin, who suffered a concussion Saturday against the Saints, has been ruled out for the NFC Championship Game, according to ESPN.
Insight: Harvin played just one game during the regular season due to hip surgery and suffered a concussion in his return to action in the divisional round against the Saints. Seattle will have to rely on Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse Sunday against the 49ers.
Percy Harvin, WR1/17/2014 12:55:00 PM
Description: Nothing new to report - Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin, who suffered a concussion Saturday against the Saints, still hasn't been cleared for the NFC Championship Game.
Insight: Harvin played just one game during the regular season due to hip surgery and suffered a concussion in his return to action in the divisional round against the Saints. Seattle may have to rely on Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse Sunday against the 49ers.
K.J. Wright, LB1/17/2014 12:50:00 PM
Description: Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright (foot surgery) returned to the practice field on Wednesday and was a full participant in Thursday's session.
Insight: He hasn't played since Dec. 8, but upgrade him to probable for Sunday's NFC Championship against San Francisco. He was the everyday starter before the injury, but might share time with Malcolm Smith in this one.
Percy Harvin, WR1/16/2014 9:08:00 PM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin, who suffered a concussion Saturday against the Saints, still hasn't been cleared for the NFC Championship Game.
Insight: Harvin played just one game during the regular season due to hip surgery and suffered a concussion in his return to action in the divisional round against the Saints. Seattle may have to rely on Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse Sunday against the 49ers.
K.J. Wright, LB1/16/2014 9:33:00 AM
Description: Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright (foot surgery) returned to the practice field on Wednesday and is questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship against San Francisco.
Insight: While Seattle has been able to withstand injuries to the secondary, they aren't as deep at linebacker and his return could improve their run defense. He hasn't played since Dec. 8.
Percy Harvin, WR1/16/2014 9:30:00 AM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin, who suffered a concussion Saturday against the Saints, missed Wednesday's practice.
Insight: Harvin played just one game during the regular season due to hip surgery, but is a dynamic talent when healthy. At this point you can't count on Harvin to be ready. Use Golden Tate as the Seahawks top receiver.
Percy Harvin, WR1/13/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin suffered a concussion Saturday against the Saints and is questionable for the NFC Championship against San Francisco.
Insight: Harvin exited the game in the first quarter, returned, then came down hard in the end zone late in the first half and was done for the day. Harvin played just one game during the regular season due to hip surgery, but is a dynamic talent when healthy.
Percy Harvin, WR1/11/2014 7:48:00 PM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin suffered a concussion Saturday against the Saints.
Insight: Harvin exited the game in the first quarter to be evaluated for a concussion but was able to return. However, he came down hard in the end zone late in the first half and left the game for good. Harvin played just one game during the regular season due to hip surgery and is now questionable for the NFC Championship Game.
Percy Harvin, WR1/9/2014 8:12:00 PM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin says that he'll "absolutely" be able to play Saturday against New Orleans. SOURCE: Liz Mathews, ESPN 710
Insight: Harvin has missed all but one game this season while dealing with hip issues. It doesn't sound like he'll be on a snap count, which means Harvin could be in for a big game. Harvin only had three catches the last time he played the Saints but that was over two years ago.
Percy Harvin, WR1/6/2014 1:38:00 PM
Description: Seattle wideout Percy Harvin reportedly was a full participant in Friday's practice and with a full week more, should be ready to go in the Divisional matchup against New Orleans.
Insight: Barring injury it looks like he'll be ready to contribute. Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin will have reduced roles when Russell Wilson gets his most talented receiver back.
Percy Harvin, WR12/31/2013 2:35:00 PM
Description: Seattle wideout Percy Harvin reportedly looked "amazing" during his workout on Monday. SOURCE: Ed Werder, ESPN
Insight: A few days ago it looked like Harvin, who has missed all but one game this season after underdoing offseason hip surgery, was going to be out for the rest of the year. Now it looks like he might be on track to compete in Seattle's first playoff game after the bye week. Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin will have reduced roles when Russell Wilson gets his go-to receiver back.
Percy Harvin, WR12/30/2013 9:11:00 PM
Description: Injured Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin will be back at practice this week. SOURCE: Liz Mathews, 710 ESPN Seattle
Insight: Despite missing almost the whole season with an injured hip, Harvin hasn't been ruled out for Seattle's first playoff game next weekend. Doug Baldwin and Golden Tate have been Russell Wilson's main targets in Harvin's absence.
Percy Harvin, WR12/29/2013 10:54:00 AM
Description: In all likelihood, Seattle wide receiver Percy Harvin has played his last down of football this season. SOURCE: NFL.com
Insight: The Seahawks are expected to put him on season-ending injured reserve before the playoffs start. He'll finish the year with just one catch for 17 yards. If Harvin comes back healthy, which is always a big if, he could be a top-20 fantasy wide receiver in 2014.
Percy Harvin, WR12/17/2013 11:16:00 AM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin isn't likely to play again before the playoffs, according to a Tacoma News Tribune report. All coach Pete Carroll would says is, "Again we'll find out on Wednesday, we don't know."
Insight: Harvin's hip pain doesn't seem to be going away. There's no need for fantasy owners to waste a roster spot on him at this point unless your league goes through the playoff run.
Doug Baldwin, WR12/15/2013 6:16:00 PM
Description: Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin caught a touchdown for the fourth time in his last six games Sunday at New York.
Insight: He also had 60-plus yards for the fifth time in that span. He's become Russell Wilson's most reliable target in the wake of Percy Harvin's aggravation of his hip injury.
Marshawn Lynch, RB12/15/2013 12:05:00 PM
Description: Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch sat out some practice time with a shoulder injury, but he's active for Sunday as expected.
Insight: He's a fantasy "beast" with 1,042 yards rushing, 234 receiving and 12 touchdowns. That shouldn't change in Week 15.
Percy Harvin, WR12/13/2013 10:30:00 PM
Description: As we expected, Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin won't suit up in Week 15. SOURCE: Curtis Crabtree, NBC's Pro Football Talk
Insight: Harvin's hip injury doesn't seem to be going away. There's no need to waste a roster spot on him at this point.
Marshawn Lynch, RB12/12/2013 2:30:00 PM
Description: Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch sat out Wednesday's practice with a shoulder injury.
Insight: We don't think its too serious, but continue to watch to make sure he gets in at least one practice this week. He's a fantasy "beast" with 1,042 yards rushing, 234 receiving and 12 touchdowns.
Percy Harvin, WR12/10/2013 11:32:00 AM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin hip's is still sore and is not sure thing to be on the field in Week 15.
Insight: Harvin has played just one game this season following hip surgery, and he had to have another procedure done on the hip last week. Fantasy who stashed him mat end up with nothing to show for it.
K.J. Wright, LB12/9/2013 2:22:00 PM
Description: Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright will need surgery on his broken foot, according to coach Pete Carroll.
Insight: The injury is of a 1-2 month variety which means he might be able to return if the Seahawks go deep into the playoffs. While Seattle has been able to withstand injuries to the secondary, they aren't as deep at linebacker.
Justin Forsett, RB12/9/2013 1:08:00 PM
Description: Jaguars backup running back Justin Forsett (foot) was placed on injured reserve.
Insight: With starter Maurice Jones-Drew questionable due to a hamstring injury and Forsett done, the running game would fall to Jordan Todman, Denard Robinson and newly signed Delone Carter if MJD can't play.
Golden Tate, WR12/8/2013 3:28:00 PM
Description: Seattle receiver Golden Tate (hip) is active for Sunday's game with the 49ers.
Insight: With Percy Harvin likely sidelined, Tate, Jermaine Kearse and Doug Baldwin will make up the Seahawks receiving corps in this key division battle.
Percy Harvin, WR12/6/2013 6:30:00 PM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin (hip) will not play in Week 14.
Insight: Harvin has played just one game this season following hip surgery, and he had to have another procedure done on the hip last week. Doug Baldwin, who has produced 63-77 yards in each of the last four games with a touchdown in three of them, should be considered a solid WR3 this week.
Percy Harvin, WR12/6/2013 9:44:00 AM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin had a procedure done on his injured hip last week and has yet to return to practice.
Insight: Unless he shows up for practice on Friday you can safely sit him for Week 14.
Golden Tate, WR12/6/2013 9:42:00 AM
Description: Seattle receiver Golden Tate (hip) was at practice Thursday, a good sign that he'll be ready for Sunday against San Francisco.
Insight: With Percy Harvin likely sidelined, Tate, Jermaine Kearse and Doug Baldwin will make up the Seahawks receiving corps in this key division battle.
Percy Harvin, WR12/3/2013 7:15:00 PM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin had a procedure done on his injured hip last week. SOURCE: Liz Mathews, ESPN Seattle
Insight: It sounds like Harvin received a cortisone injection. The Seahawks have already clinched a playoff berth so they won't be in any hurry to bring Harvin back. If he's not 100 percent, we may not see him again until the postseason.
Percy Harvin, WR12/2/2013 8:15:00 PM
Description: Seattle could opt to hold injured receiver Percy Harvin out until the postseason. SOURCE: Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Insight: That won't help fantasy owners any. It's not time to drop Harvin yet but if his hip doesn't improve quickly, there may come a time when fantasy owners have to cut their losses and move on without him.
Percy Harvin, WR12/2/2013 6:32:00 PM
Description: The Seahawks will be without receiver Percy Harvin (hip) Monday night against the Saints. SOURCE: Sports Illustrated
Insight: The Seahawks have only had Harvin for one game this season so this doesn't change much. Seattle will continue to use running back Marshawn Lynch as the focal point while mixing in a few throws to Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin along the way.
Percy Harvin, WR12/2/2013 2:30:00 PM
Description: Seahawks wideout Percy Harvin is not expected to be ready for Monday night's game against the Saints after getting a cortisone shot over the weekend.
Insight: His surgically-repaired hip is flaring up again. Harvin was limited to 16 snaps in his season debut two weeks ago. Fantasy owners will have to wait a bit longer for his full-fledged return.
Percy Harvin, WR11/30/2013 4:21:00 PM
Description: The Seahawks have downgraded Percy Harvin to doubtful for Monday night's game against the Saints. SOURCE: Seahawks on Twitter
Insight: His surgically-repaired hip is flaring up again. Harvin was limited to 16 snaps in his season debut two weeks ago.
Percy Harvin, WR11/30/2013 10:25:00 AM
Description: Seattle wideout Percy Harvin is questionable heading into Monday night's game against the Saints. SOURCE: John Clayton, ESPN
Insight: He missed practice on Thursday and Friday because of hip soreness. It's become clear that Harvin isn't close to 100 percent and probably won't be until next season. With so many other good wideouts out there, he's just too big a risk to have in your lineup, especially with the Seahawks playing on Monday night this week.
Brandon Browner, CB11/25/2013 7:48:00 PM
Description: Updating a previous report, Seahawks corner Brandon Browner's suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy is for one year, not eight games. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Browner has said he will appeal the suspension. The 29-year-old will be a restricted free agent after this season.
Brandon Browner, CB11/25/2013 7:16:00 PM
Description: Seattle cornerback Brandon Browner has been hit with an eight-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. SOURCE: Mike Silver, NFL Network
Insight: The reason it's an eight-game ban instead of just four is because Browner is a second-time offender. Browner was probably going to miss the rest of the regular season anyway because of a groin injury. In eight games this season, Browner has recorded 19 tackles and one interception. Ironically, his replacment in the starting lineup, Walter Thurmond, was also suspended this week.
Walter Thurmond, CB11/24/2013 11:05:00 AM
Description: Seattle cornerback Walter Thurmond has been suspended four games for violating the league's drug policy. SOURCE: Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Insight: The Seahawks are on bye this week so it's possible he could appeal the suspension. If Thurmond decides not to appeal, he'd be eligible to return for the regular season finale December 29th against St. Louis. Thurmond began the year as a backup but has been starting in place of the injured Brandon Browner.
Percy Harvin, WR11/19/2013 5:23:00 PM
Description: Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said receiver Percy Harvin (hip surgery) will not be limited coming out of the bye, according to ProFootballTalk.com.
Insight: Harvin was limited to 16 offensive plays and a kickoff return in his 2013 debut. "When we come back, if everything goes like we hope, then he’ll be right back in the mix and he’ll be in normal rotation and returning kicks and the whole thing," Carroll said Monday.
Brandon Browner, CB11/18/2013 8:37:00 PM
Description: Seahawks CB Brandon Browner has been given a 4-to-6 week timetable for his groin injury. SOURCE: Curtis Crabtree, Associated Press
Insight: If that's an accurate timetable, Browner should be back just before the playoffs. The Seahawks are getting ready to put the finishing touches on their inevitable NFC West title.
Percy Harvin, WR11/18/2013 9:54:00 AM
Description: Seattle wideout Percy Harvin (hip surgery) came through his debut without incident.
Insight: Harvin was limited to 16 offensive plays and a kickoff return. He'll get a bye week to get healthier and barring a setback should be a full-time receiver when the Seahawks return to the field in Week 13.
Percy Harvin, WR11/17/2013 10:05:00 AM
Description: Seattle wideout Percy Harvin (hip surgery) is expected to play just 10-15 snaps in his season debut Sunday against Minnesota. SOURCE: Ian Rapoport, NFL.com
Insight: That puts a serious cap on his value this week. We had him at No. 32 in our wide receiver rankings this week, making him a WR3 at best.
Percy Harvin, WR11/14/2013 10:19:00 PM
Description: Seattle wideout Percy Harvin (hip surgery) was a full participant in Thursday's practice. SOURCE: Bob Condotta, Seattle Times
Insight: At this point, we'd be shocked if he doesn't suit up Sunday against the Vikings. Harvin is listed at No. 32 in our Week 11 wide receiver rankings.
Russell Okung, OT11/14/2013 1:39:00 PM
Description: Seahawks LT Russell Okung (toe) has been practicing this week and could be back on the field Sunday against Minnesota.
Insight: Seattle could get stronger this week with Okung, Brent Giacomini and Percy Harvin added to an 8-1 powerhouse team.
Percy Harvin, WR11/13/2013 3:50:00 PM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin (hip) will practice Wednesday, according to Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Seattle.
Insight: Harvin is expected to play on a limited basis in Week 11 against the Vikings, his former team, after missing the first nine games due to hip surgery. He's a must-own player but is just a low-end WR3 this week due to the uncertainty of his situation.
Percy Harvin, WR11/11/2013 4:53:00 PM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin (hip) is expected to play in Week 11 against his former team, the Minnesota Vikings, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Insight: However, he'll play on a limited basis. Harvin will be a risky play until we see how much the Seahawks want to use him coming off his injury. Golden Tate will be the better option for one more week.
Brandon Browner, CB11/11/2013 3:55:00 PM
Description: Seattle cornerback Brandon Browner "could be out for quite a while" with a groin injury, according to Seahawks coach Pete Carroll.
Insight: Walter Thurmond will take over for Browner at right corner. He'a big-time defense who can cover any receiver and this injury will certainly take away from a Seahawks defense that is ranked third yielding just 15.9 ppg through 10 games.
Marshawn Lynch, RB11/10/2013 6:26:00 PM
Description: Seattle half back Marshawn Lynch generated 145 yards on the ground Sunday in an easy win over Atlanta.
Insight: He also added his eighth touchdown of the season. The 27-year-old is on pace for 1,394 rushing yards this year, which would be the second-highest output of his career.
Brandon Browner, CB11/10/2013 2:18:00 PM
Description: Seattle cornerback Brandon Browner is out with a groin injury. His return to Sunday's game against Atlanta is questionable.
Insight: It looked like a groin pull. Walter Thurmond will take over for Browner at right corner.
Percy Harvin, WR11/10/2013 10:59:00 AM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin was a longshot for Week 10 against Atlanta and he still hasn't practiced so he'll sit out the game.
Insight: Harvin seems likely to return in Week 11, which ironically would be against his former team, the Minnesota Vikings. Harvin hasn't played yet this season after undergoing offseason hip surgery.
Percy Harvin, WR11/4/2013 7:22:00 PM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin is a longshot for Week 10 against Atlanta. SOURCE: Ben Condotta, Seattle Times
Insight: Harvin, who has now been practicing for over two weeks, seems more likely to return in Week 11. Ironically, that would be against his former team, the Minnesota Vikings. Harvin hasn't played yet this season after undergoing offseason hip surgery.
Russell Wilson, QBHot11/3/2013 7:21:00 PM
Description: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has recorded multiple touchdowns in each of the last three games.
Insight: Wilson threw his first two picks since Week 5 Sunday against the Buccaneers but also had 217 yards and two touchdowns through the air and 36 yards and a score on the ground. He can be trusted as a top-10 quarterback in Week 10 at Atlanta.
Percy Harvin, WR10/31/2013 9:56:00 PM
Description: Seattle wideout Percy Harvin won't be activated for Week 9. SOURCE: Lindsay Jones, USA Today
Insight: He's still recovering from offseason hip surgery. Harvin's timetable for a return seems to get murkier by the day. The Seahawks could really use him, especially now that Sidney Rice is done for the year with a torn ACL.
Marshawn Lynch, RB10/30/2013 7:59:00 PM
Description: Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch did not practice Wednesday due to a knee injury, according to Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Seattle.
Insight: Seattle coach Pete Caroll did not mention any knee issues with Lynch during his Wednesday press conference. Lynch often doesn't practice on Wednesday's anyway for rest, but when that happens he's listed as NIR (not injury related).
Percy Harvin, WR10/30/2013 4:50:00 PM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin (hip) is not practicing Wednesday, according to Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Seattle.
Insight: Seattle coach Pete Carroll said the team doesn't want to push Harvin yet, even with Sidney Rice going on injured reserve with a torn ACL. We doubt Harvin will be ready to play Sunday against Tampa Bay.
Sidney Rice, WR10/29/2013 5:51:00 PM
Description: Seattle wideout Sidney Rice is done for the year with a torn ACL. SOURCE: NBC's Pro Football Talk
Insight: It's a blow to the team's receiving corps but with Percy Harvin set to return shortly, help is on the way. Rice will finish the 2013 campaign with 15 receptions, 231 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin should both see more targets in Rice's absence.
Percy Harvin, WR10/29/2013 11:25:00 AM
Description: Percy Harvin's hip gave him a little trouble after practicing this week, but it's not expected to set him back.
Insight: Harvin wasn't expected back until Week 11, though Monday night's injury to Sidney Rice could speed up the process. Harvin should be a stud in this offense with defenses having to deal with Marshawn Lynch and the running of Russell Wilson and often leaving their receivers in one-on-one situations.
Sidney Rice, WR10/28/2013 9:56:00 PM
Description: Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice left Monday's game against the Rams due to a knee injury and is doubtful to return.
Insight: Rice saw three targets, including one in the end zone, but caught none. The minimal fantasy value he had will be lost in Week 9 when Percy Harvin returns.
Percy Harvin, WR10/26/2013 4:42:00 PM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin (hip) will not play Monday night, coach Pete Carroll said, according to Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Seattle.
Insight: Harvin returned to practice this week, but the team has three weeks before they have to activate him from the PUP list. They face St. Louis and backup quarterback Kellen Clemens this Monday and will likely win the game without him, so there's no need to rush him back. Golden Tate has decent 12-team WR3 value this week. Harvin should be owned in all leagues.
Percy Harvin, WR10/24/2013 11:38:00 AM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin (hip) hasn't been ruled out for Week 8 against St. Louis, but it isn't a good fantasy play to use him this week.
Insight: Harvin returned to practice Tuesday, but the team has three weeks before they have to activate him from the PUP list. They face St. Louis and backup quarterback Kellen Clemens this Monday and can probably win the game without Harvin so the team figures to play it conservatively.
Percy Harvin, WR10/22/2013 8:10:00 PM
Description: A league source tells ProFootballTalk.com that Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin (hip) hasn't been ruled out for Week 8 against St. Louis.
Insight: Harvin returned to practice Tuesday. If his hip responds well, he'll likely be activated for Monday's game against the Rams.
Percy Harvin, WR10/17/2013 8:25:00 PM
Description: Seattle wideout Percy Harvin won't play this week against the Cardinals but there's an outside chance he could be available for next week's tilt against the Rams. SOURCE: Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Insight: Harvin needed the first seven weeks of the year to recover from offseason hip surgery. He's the Seahawks' best receiving weapon when healthy.
Bobby Wagner, LB10/17/2013 11:25:00 AM
Description: The Seattle Seahawks will be without middle linebacker Bobby Wagner for the team's Week 7 Thursday night matchup with Arizona.
Insight: The Seahawks are the No. 2 fantasy defense and while this injury will hurt, they should still be a top performer in Week 7 against a Cardinals' offense that is second in the league with 15 turnovers.
Percy Harvin, WR10/17/2013 11:20:00 AM
Description: The NFL Network is reporting that Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin will begin practicing next week.
Insight: Harvin was eligible to come off the PUP list in Week 7, but we don't expect it to happen. Week 10 or 11 is more likely. If he's still sitting as a free agent in your league it's time to stash him.
Marshawn Lynch, RB10/15/2013 8:20:00 PM
Description: Seahawks halfback Marshawn Lynch didn't practice Tuesday due to a hip injury.
Insight: He missed practice time last week for the same reason but had 155 total yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Titans. He's in no danger of missing Thursday's game against the Cardinals.
Marshawn Lynch, RB10/13/2013 7:42:00 PM
Description: Seahawks halfback Marshawn Lynch steamrolled the Titans on Sunday (21 carries, 77 yards, 2 TD, 4 rec, 78 yds).
Insight: It wasn't one of Lynch's more efficient efforts (just 3.7 ypc) but his two touchdowns are sure to have fantasy owners smiling. Week in and week out, Lynch continues to be one of fantasy's most consistent point producers at the running back position.
Marshawn Lynch, RB10/13/2013 2:53:00 PM
Description: Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch (hip) is active for Week 6.
Insight: Lynch's fantasy owners can breathe easy. He's a must start. Lynch has carried the ball exactly 17 times in four of five games this season.
Marshawn Lynch, RB10/12/2013 8:53:00 PM
Description: Ignore the "questionable" label attached to Marshawn Lynch (hip). The Seahawks halfback is all systems go for Sunday's contest against Tennessee.
Insight: Well, at least that's what ESPN's Adam Schefter is telling us. Lynch hasn't faced the Titans since 2009 (37 yards on nine rushes in that game).
Marshawn Lynch, RB10/11/2013 5:52:00 PM
Description: Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch didn't practice Friday due to a hip injury and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, but coach Pete Carroll indicated that Lynch should be able to play. SOURCE: Brady Henderson, 710 ESPN Seattle
Insight: Lynch has 410 rushing yards and 96 receiving yards with four total touchdowns this season, but three of his scores came in Week 2. The running back should be able to play Sunday against Tennessee and is a RB1.
Percy Harvin, WR10/7/2013 2:55:00 PM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin has begun running, according to Seahawks reporter Liz Mathews.
Insight: Harvin is eligible to come off the PUP list in Week 7, but we don't expect it to happen. Week 10 or 11 is a more likely goal.
Russell Wilson, QB10/6/2013 6:22:00 PM
Description: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has rushed for 179 yards on 23 carries the last two games after picking up jsut 54 yards on the ground his first three.
Insight: Wilson's fantasy owners need the rushing production because he just isn't a prolific passing option. He had 210 yards, two touchdown and one pick through the air Sunday at Indianapolis, and that represented his second best fantasy passing game of the season.
Marshawn Lynch, RB9/29/2013 6:14:00 PM
Description: Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has alternated good and bad games this season, and Week 4 was one of his good ones. He had 98 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries and also caught three passes for 45 yards against Houston.
Insight: Lynch already has eight catches this season. He came into Sunday's game averaging just 3.4 yards per carry, but he broke free for a 43-yard run against the Texans.
Russell Wilson, QB9/22/2013 8:09:00 PM
Description: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had four touchdowns Sunday against the Jaguars before being pulled in the third quarter.
Insight: The Seahawks pulled out their starters after going up 31-0 with 11:41 remaining in the third. Wilson threw for 202 yards in the game and hit Sidney Rice and Zach Miller two times apiece for scores.
Russell Okung, OT9/18/2013 4:18:00 PM
Description: Seahawks LT Russell Okung (toe) has already been ruled out for Week 3's game against Jacksonville.
Insight: This shouldn't be a big problem for Seattle to overcome this weak against a weak Jaguars team.
Russell Wilson, QB9/15/2013 12:42:00 PM
Description: According to NBC Sports' Michele Tafoya, the weather in Seattle for Sunday night's game against the 49ers is not expected to be as bad as initially expected.
Insight: Tafoya says it appears the area will just have light rain. With winds expected to be around 10 mph, fantasy owners can start all relevant Seahawks and Niners without worrying about the weather conditions.
Percy Harvin, WR9/8/2013 11:35:00 AM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin is ahead of schedule in his recovery from hip surgery and has "wowed his surgeon," according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com.
Insight: Harvin tweeted earlier this week that he is "making serious progress" and that fans should "keep an eye on Week 7." He initially was expected to be out into December, but he could be back well before then.
Sidney Rice, WR9/4/2013 9:59:00 PM
Description: Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice put in a full practice Wednesday.
Insight: Rice had a procedure on his knee in Switzerland in early August, but he'll play in Week 1. Golden Tate is the Seahawks receiver to own and start against the Panthers Sunday.
Percy Harvin, WR9/4/2013 8:22:00 PM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin tweeted Wednesday that fans should "keep an eye on Week 7."
Insight: Harvin informed the public that he is "making serious progress" in his recovery from hip surgery. While it's unlikely Harvin will be back immediately after his stay on the PUP list ends, fantasy owners should target him late in drafts because he could very well be back before November.
Sidney Rice, WR8/28/2013 3:15:00 PM
Description: Seattle coach Pete Carroll expects wideout Sidney Rice (knee) to be ready for Week 1, according to a beat writer Bob Condotta.
Insight: Rice is as fragile as they come and any fantasy owner who takes a chance on him better be holding his lucky rabbit's foot. He caught 50 balls for 748 yards and seven touchdowns last season, but missed 17 of 32 games in the previous two campaigns.
Christine Michael, RBHot8/24/2013 11:28:00 AM
Description: Another nice showing from Seahawks rookie backup running back Christine Michael. He rushed 11 times for 97 yards against Green Bay on Friday night.
Insight: Unless Marshawn Lynch gets hurt or has more legal issues, Michael shouldn't have much fantasy value this season, but keeper league owners should keep an eye on him as he looks like a better option/handcuff than Robert Turbin. Michael has rushed for 186 yards on 27 carries in the preseason (6.9 ypc).
Jermaine Kearse, WR8/19/2013 1:41:00 PM
Description: Seattle second-year wide receiver Jermaine Kearse put together quite a performance this week after catching three balls for 43 yards and two scores and returning a kickoff 107 yards for a touchdown.
Insight: With Percy Harvin out for a while and Sidney Rice hurting, the Seahawks can use all the wideout depth they can get behind Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin. Add in return yardage and Kearse could be a nice last-round flier with upside.
Christine Michael, RB8/9/2013 2:15:00 PM
Description: A nice showing from Seahawks No. 3 running back, rookie Christine Michael, in the preseason opener - 16 carries for 89 yards.
Insight: Unless Marshawn Lynch gets hurt or has more legal issues, Michael shouldn't have much fantasy value this season, but keeper league owners should keep an eye on him and he could give backup Robert Turbin a run for his money.
Justin Forsett, RB8/7/2013 10:22:00 AM
Description: Jaguars backup running back Justin Forsett continues to miss time with a sprained right toe.
Insight: Given the fact that starter Maurice Jones-Drew missed 10 games last season and is still sidelined while rehabing his surgically repaired left foot, the backup job in Jacksonville has added importance. It's Forsett's job to lose, but his absence gives rookie Denard Robinson and other youngsters an opportunity to show their talents.
Golden Tate, WR8/3/2013 10:40:00 AM
Description: Seattle receiver Golden Tate has been developing a solid rapport with second-year quarterback Russell Wilson and could be ready to take a leap forward.
Insight: With Percy Harvin sidelined, Sidney Rice getting treatment for his knee in Switzerland and tight end Zach Miller also injured, Tate and Wilson are getting plenty of reps together. He could end up being a nice late-round buy. His fantasyfootballcalculator.com ADP has dropped from 158 to 123 over the past couple of weeks.
Percy Harvin, WR7/30/2013 8:37:00 PM
Description: According to Mike Garafolo of FOXSports.com, Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin is expected to return from his hip surgery around Thanksgiving or in early December.
Insight: Harvin tweeted Tuesday that he would need surgery on his torn hip labrum after all, but he's apparently not done for the season. Still, he's likely to miss at least 11 games. Seattle's bye week is not until Week 12. With Sidney Rice also regularly banged up, Golden Tate could emerge as the No. 1 receiver for the Seahawks.
Percy Harvin, WR7/30/2013 8:03:00 PM
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin tweeted Tuesday that his hip injury will require surgery.
Insight: Harvin received a second opinion on his torn hip labrum Tuesday. He's expected to miss the rest of the season. Sidney Rice and Golden Tate get a boost in fantasy value due to Harvin's injury.
Sidney Rice, WR7/30/2013 4:15:00 PM
Description: The first word of the season on Seattle wideout Sidney Rice, from coach Pete Carroll, isn't a good one - he went to Switzerland for treatment of his knee.
Insight: Carroll says he'll be ready for Week 1. Rice is as fragile as they come and any fantasy owner who takes a chance on him better be holding his lucky rabbit's foot. He caught 50 balls for 748 yards and seven touchdowns last season, but missed 17 of 32 games in the previous two campaigns.