Kickoff: Sunday, October 25th at 4:05 PM ET
Location: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Betting Odds: SEA -3.5, 56.5 total via Oddsshark
Russell Wilson (Start, QB1)
Continuing to play at an MVP level, Russell Wilson is fresh off the bye and is set to face an Arizona defense that has given up the 10th fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. However, that stat really isn’t anything to write home about, as they have not faced a top-tier QB to date such as Wilson. He has a 19:3 touchdown to interception ratio and remains a threat to take off and run at any moment.
Chris Carson (Start, RB1)
Chris Carson has yet to reach 100 yards on the ground this season, but that could change when he goes up against the Cardinals defense that has given up the 15th most fantasy points to running backs on the year. He has a scoring streak of two straight games going and was able to use the bye to rest the MCL sprain he has been dealing with that has forced him out of some past practices.
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
DK Metcalf (Start, WR1), Tyler Lockett (Start, WR2), Greg Olsen (Sit), Will Dissly (Sit)
Point allowance be damned. Arizona has given up the fifth-fewest to wide receivers on the season, but DK Metcalf enters this game as a locked-in WR1. He hasn’t posted less than 92 receiving yards in any game so far and has scored in all but one (Week 4). Against Minnesota before the bye, he saw his most amount of targets with 11, and you hope that number continues to rise the rest of the season. Tyler Lockett started the season strong, but has had a down back-to-back week; not reaching 50 total receiving yards Week’s 4 and 5. Look for things to change for him coming out of the bye. David Moore remains out of your lineup.
Both Greg Olsen and Will Dissly don’t possess fantasy relevance at this stage in the season, and you should be able to find better options than them this week.
Kyler Murray (Start, QB1)
Albeit the Dallas defense, Kyler Murray posted three total scores against the Cowboys this past Monday night. He completed only 9-of-24 attempts for 188 yards and two touchdowns, but his fantasy day was certainly saved from the 74 rushing yards and a third score he had on 10 rushes. He’s finding his receivers through the air, but it is worth highlighting the fact that he has over 65 rushing yards in four of six total games. The Seattle defense is another great spot for Murray, as they have given up the second-most fantasy points to the quarterback position this season.
Kenyan Drake (Start, RB2), Chase Edmonds (Sit)
Kenyan Drake is coming off a blowup game against Dallas, scoring twice and posting 164 yards on 20 carries. That said, it’s hard to imagine a repeat performance, as the Seattle defense is stronger against the run than they are the pass right now. Expect an RB2 return, but certainly not the yardage he gained against the Cowboys. Chase Edmonds has had some nice games but remains an unreliable, weekly starting option right now.
Wide Receivers/Tight End
DeAndre Hopkins (Start, WR1), Christian Kirk (Start, WR3), Darrell Daniels (Sit)
DeAndre Hopkins can throw away the film of his game verse Dallas, as he caught just two of his eight targets for 73 yards. Even so, he still leads the league in targets and receptions and is in for a big day against the porous Seattle secondary. Christian Kirk has been on the rise in recent weeks, and his big-play ability was on display against the Cowboys in which he hauled in an 80-yard touchdown. The Seahawks have given up the most fantasy points to wide receivers this year, so this is truly a great spot for the Cardinals duo.
Tight end Darrell Daniels continues to be an afterthought in this Cardinals offense.
– Matthew Cava (@cavaM_ Twitter & Reddit)