The Seattle Seahawks have secured the NFC West title and will be hosted by the last-place San Francisco 49ers in Week 17. The Seahawks have a chance to gain momentum ahead of the playoffs and San Francisco's banged up roster gives them a good chance to built confidence.
Russell Wilson has been underwhelming in the second half of the 2020 season and has thrown just 12 touchdown passes over the last eight weeks after kicking the year off on record pace. While San Francisco has remained one of the better defenses in the NFL this season Wilson managed to throw for four touchdowns against the 49ers earlier this year. Can he get DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett going against a healthier San Francisco secondary?
San Francisco won’t get Jimmy Garoppolo back from the IR for the season finals but will have Geroge Kittle for a second straight week. The tight end could have to carry the passing attack for C.J. Beathard, as Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk are injured and have been ruled out. The 49ers aren’t in great shape to pick apart Seattle’s poor pass defense and will be without Raheem Moster, who’s back on the IR to end the season. Can Jeff Wilson and Jerick McKinnon be enough to keep the Seahawks defense honest?
Date: Sunday, Jan. 3
Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Seahawks: #6 Overall — #6 offense, #16 defense, #3 special teams
49ers: #12 Overall — #18 offense, #6 defense, #24 special teams
DraftKings Sportsbook odds
Seahawks: -6.5, -305
49ers: +6.5, +255
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Russell Wilson, QB, $7,300
Wilson is far from the best quarterback play of the weekend but does make the Seahawks’ offense go. He averages a team-high 24.9 DKFP per game and is most lily to be Seattle’s most productive player.
DK Metcalf, WR, $7,300
Metcalf was electric the last time he faced San Francisco and caught a season-high 12 passes for 161 yards and two scores. Replicating that stat isn't likely but stacking him with Wilson has proved to be a combination with major upside. Both players have been priced down considerably.
George Kittle, TE, $6,000
Kittle didn’t miss a beat when he returned from a seven-week layoff in Week 16 and caught four passes for 92 yards. He’s San Francisco’s most dangerous pass catcher against a weak secondary and has a good chance to finish as the 49ers’ highest scorer. Don’t be discouraged by him playing 50 percent of San Francisco’s snaps in his last outing. That mark should rise in Week 17.
C.J. Beathard, QB, $5,200
Beathard is the last man standing and there three touchdowns passes over the weekend. Seattle ranks 32nd against quarterbacks on DraftKings so getting a bargain at quarterback could pay off in a big way.