The Seattle Seahawks have been one of the most dominant teams in the NFL through eight Weeks and are set to face off against the Buffalo Bills in Week 9. Both teams lead their respective divisions ahead of the matchup at Bills stadium.
Russell Wilson is the frontrunner for this year’s MVP award and has picked apart defenses with a dynamic receiving corps that stars DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. The Seahawks’ backfield depth has been spread thin by injuries to Chris Carson, Carlos Hyde, and Travis Homer but their aerial attack has been too much for every team but the Arizona Cardinals. Seattle’s defense has floundered against the pass but Josh Allen has been in a rut.
The Bills have bounced back from two straight losses by winning two straight one-score games. Allen hasn’t thrown a touchdown in two games has a chance to pad his stats against one the worst secondaries in the NFL this year. Allen will have to figure out how to get the passing game going in this one, as Seattle has been excellent against the run.
Date: Sunday, Nov. 8
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Seahawks: #6 Overall — #3 offense, #21 defense, #3 special teams
Bills: #14 Overall — #8 offense, #23 defense, #11 special teams
Seahawks: -3, -152
Bills: +3, +133
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Russell Wilson, QB, $7,600
Wilson averages more DKFP per game than any quarterback on the main slate and is up against a Bills defense that ranks 29th against quarterbacks. Not rostering the player who’s fifth in passing yards and first in touchdown passes would be a serious mistake.
DK Metcalf, WR, $7,800
It seems like whoever is rostered at a lower percentage any given week is the one to break out. Both wideouts are averaging more than 20 DKFP per game but Lockett is $1,000 cheaper. I’m thinking the public will pivot from a priced up Metcalf for Lockett, who can put up similar stats for less salary.
Josh Allen, QB, $7,000
Allen has been cold lately but will face a Seahawks defense that ranks dead last against quarterbacks on DraftKings. Allen is a dual-threat signal caller who is still averaging over 25 DKFP per game despite his recent cold streak. He has the athleticism and weapons to bounce back.
Stefon Diggs, WR, $7,400
Diggs hasn’t dropped under 10 DKFP this season and has an optimal matchup. The Seahawks’ defense also ranks last against receivers on DraftKings so expect Diggs to get a healthy helping or targets.