Seattle Seahawks DFS Matchup

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on August 10, 2015 - Last Updated on September 9, 2015

 

Overview

 

  1. Head Coach: Pete Carroll
  2. Defensive Coordinator: Kris Richard
  3. Defensive Back Coach: Chris cash and Andre Curtis
  4. Base Defense Scheme: 4-3
  5. Transactions: S Robert Smith and CB Cary Williams  Signed; S Ty Zimmerman released, Byron Maxwell left in Free Agency
  6. Draft Picks: DB Ryan Murphy

 

Projected Starters

 

CornerBack # 1: Richard Sherman
CornerBack # 2: Cary Williams
Strong Safety : Kam Chancellor
Free Safety : Earl Thomas

 

Backups/ Potential Starters: Will Blackmon, Tharold Simon, Marcus Burley, Deshawn Shead

The Numbers

 

Total Fantasy Points Allowed to WR: 218.56

Average Fantasy Points Per game against to WR: 13.66

Total Receiving Touchdowns Allowed: 5

Total Receiving Yards Allowed:1,857

Average Receiving yards per game against: 116.06

 

Strengths

 

This is supposed to be the easy one. The most vaunted defense of the past few years has effectively put a no fly zone in the back end of their defense. With perennial all pros Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor manning 3 of the 4 defensive back positions most offenses are put to a stagnant crawl when facing off against this defense. The only time they are targeted for DFS purposes is when someone is looking to be contrarian. It is tough when Quarterbacks essentially do not throw to Richard Shermans side.

 

Weaknesses

 

The Seahawks and Eagles swapped defensive backs this offseason with Byron Maxwell heading out east to Philly and Cary Williams coming to the legion of boom. Cary Williams will be the lone defensive back to cover in this unit. As everyone clearly knows Richard Sherman remains on the left side of this defense effectively shutting down an entire half of the field. Cary Williams will be responsible for the right side so if you are feeling up to being contrarian for the week try to pick out receivers who will spend the majority of their time wide left of their offense. This will give them the most exposure to Cary Williams who will hopefully break down and allow a touchdown to some very underowned receivers.

 

Overall Outlook

 

Starting off the year I really do not think this is the spot to be contrarian by targeting anyone going against this passing defense. After they face the Rams in week 1 they do have a tough matchup against the Packers in Green Bay. This might be an OK time to explore a Randall Cobb lineup or two as he is the type of receiver who can line up all over and the Packers have been known to move their receivers in hopes of avoiding Sherman with their best matchup. I can see the Packers scheming to get Cobb in the slot or in matchups against Cary Williams. If his price is reduced enough in Week 2 I could see this contrarian idea potentially paying off if everything falls into place. We will explore this possibility when we get to week 2.

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