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Projecting Seattle Seahawks skill position depth chart and fantasy impact

The Seahawks did not make major changes on offense, which means we should expect the same production from Russell Wilson and Co. this season.

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The Seattle Seahawks finished last season with a record of 12-4, but lost in the wild card round to the Los Angeles Rams at home. The Seahawks’ first place finish in the NFC West did not do them any justice with an early playoff exit. Seattle brings back their same core, led by Russell Wilson this upcoming season as they to compete in a tough NFC West. The Rams have gotten better with the acquisition of Matt Stafford, the Cardinals reloaded on defense with the signing of J.J. Watt, and the Niners are back and healthy too.

Quarterback

  1. Russell Wilson
  2. Geno Smith
  3. Alex McGough

Running back

  1. Chris Carson
  2. Rashaad Penny
  3. Travis Homer
  4. DeeJay Dallas

Wide receiver

  1. DK Metcalf
  2. Tyler Lockett
  3. Freddie Swain
  4. D’Wayne Eskridge
  5. Penny Hart
  6. John Ursua

Tight end

  1. Gerald Everett
  2. Will Dissly
  3. Colby Parkinson

Biggest offseason changes

The Seahawks did not make any changes on offensive side of the ball this season, except the signing of Gerald Everett. Everett now gives Seattle a dynamic duo at tight end with the likes of Will Dissly. Last season with the Rams, Everett produced a career-high 41 receptions (62 targets) for 417 yards and a touchdown. Along with Everett, Seattle also drafted wideout D’Wayne Eskridge in Day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Biggest questions for fantasy football

The biggest question for fantasy football when it comes to the Seahawks will likely be at the running back spot. At quarterback, we already know that #LetRussCook will be a top-10 selection and a weekly start. And at wide receiver, Metcalf and Lockett will be WR1 and WR2 on most fantasy teams.

However, can Chris Carson stay healthy and have another 1,000 rushing yard season? Or will the Seahawks have to depend on Homer, Penny or Dallas? Last season, Carson had 681 rushing yards on 141 carries and five touchdowns. He also added 37 receptions (46 targets) for 287 yards and four touchdowns. Carson has the ability to be a top-10 RB1 play due to his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. But he’ll need to show that he can stay healthy as he has yet to play a full season.