Fantasy Player Projections
Qwest Field | Sunday, September 13 | 4:15 p.m. EST (FOX)
Seahawks 31, Rams 13
Pos. Player Projection
QB Marc Bulger
285 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 2 INTAt least give him credit for staying upright and keeping his team in the game until the fourth quarter.
RB Steven Jackson
5 rec, 35 rec yards, 1 rec TD, 60 rush yardsNo one has a greater burden for carrying a bad team than S-Jax. Luckily, he's up to the weekly challenge.
WR Donnie Avery
6 rec, 75 yardsAn absolute steal in the 9th round for many fantasy drafters. In a weird way, Avery's stress-fracture injury in training camp was the perfect remedy for warding off any unnecessary hype coming into Year 2.
WR Laurent Robinson
5 rec, 70 yardsSpeaking of steals ... he was either a late-round gem or your next great pick-up off the waiver wire.
WR Keenan Burton
3 rec, 40 yardsAthletic rookie with great promise ... down the road.
TE Randy McMichael
4 rec, 40 yardsThe Rams once dealt from a position of power with this position. Now, they're left with RandyMac, whose days of fantasy goodness are behind him.
K Josh Brown
1 PAT, 2 FGsHe has been slowed by a hamstring injury but will be ready to go, if you want him.
2 sacks, 1 INTBetter days are ahead for Steve Spagnuolo's pet project ... but this season will be rough, no doubt.
Pos. Player Projection
QB Matt Hasselbeck
270 pass yards, 3 pass TD, 1 INTAll the hard work from offseason conditioning pays off for Hasselbeck, who channels his 2007 self with a red-hot effort of nearly 300 yards passing and three touchdowns.
RB Julius Jones
80 rush yards, 1 rush TDUntil further notice, Jones' reputation will remain,
RB Edgerrin James
40 rush yardsA mediocre debut for a once-great player whose skills have diminished in recent years.
WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh
4 rec, 60 yards, 1 TDIt took 3 1/2 quarters for Houshmandzadeh to whip the Qwest Field crowd into a frenzy. All in all, a rock-steady fantasy debut with his new club.
WR Deion Branch
6 rec, 70 yards, 1 TDIt's amazing what Branch can do when healthy ... and not having to anchor the Seahawks' passing game.
TE John Carlson
5 rec, 50 yards, 1 TDCarlson's well on his way to being a top-5 tight end by season's end.
K Olindo Mare
4 PATs, 1 FGHe won the job despite a shaky preseason.
3 sacks, 2 INTThere will be tougher tests down the road, but it's also a perfect way to start the year.