Fantasy Player Projections
Qwest Field | Sunday, October 18 | 4:05 p.m. EST (FOX)
Seahawks 23, Cardinals 20
Pos. Player Projection
QB Kurt Warner
265 pass yards, 2 pass TDWarner has overcome some early struggles to throw for 1,165 yards and a half-dozen touchdown passes on the season. Seattle's pass defense may rank among the league's top 10, but Warner is worth starting anyway.
RB Tim Hightower
3 rec, 20 rec yards, 50 rush yardsArizona's pass-heavy offense precludes Hightower from making much of a fantasy impact on the ground. Avoid.
RB Beanie Wells
25 rush yardsSee
WR Larry Fitzgerald
8 rec, 110 yards, 1 TDFitzgerald has four touchdowns in four games. He's living up to the reputation that led many fantasy owners to choose him in the first round.
WR Anquan Boldin
7 rec, 80 yardsBoldin still hasn't cracked the 100-yard plateau. But he's come close. In almost every game since Week 1. Start him.
WR Steve Breaston
3 rec, 60 yards, 1 TDBreaston's four catches for 66 yards were season-lows in both categories. This WR3 is posts better numbers than WR1s on many other teams.
TE Stephen Spach
1 rec, 5 yardsA fantasy non-entity. Stay away.
K Neil Rackers
2 PATs, 2 FGsArizona's high-octane offense lends Rackers considerable fantasy value. He's a must-start under any circumstances.
2 sacks, 1 INTWhat do you get when you combine the NFL's worst pass defense with the league's best rush defense? One average unit. Start if you really can't find anything better on the wire.
Pos. Player Projection
QB Matt Hasselbeck
255 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 1 INTThe quarterback played through severe pain in Sunday's 41-0 drubbing of the Jaguars, so many believe Hasselbeck can do it again this weekend. Monitor the situation and start him if he's active.
RB Julius Jones
3 rec, 20 rec yards, 50 rush yardsHasselbeck's return undercuts Jones' value, since the Seahawks rely more on the pass with their No. 1 quarterback under center. Still, he's a low-end No. 2/high-end No. 3 running back.
WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh
8 rec, 90 yards, 1 TDThe wide receiver has only cracked 100 passing yards once this season, but that may have something to do with Hasselbeck's dicey health. If the quarterback is healthy, Housh is an obvious No. 1 fantasy wideout.
WR Nate Burleson
6 rec, 75 yards, 1 TDBurleson bagged a pair of touchdowns in the Jacksonville rout. If you haven't sold high on trade market, ride the hot hand against the porous Arizona pass defense.
TE John Carlson
5 rec, 70 yardsCarlson is a low-end No. 1 fantasy tight end whose value is boosted given the favorable matchup.
K Olindo Mare
2 PATs, 3 FGsInconsistent boot. Not an advisable start.
4 sacks, 1 FumbleThis opportunistic unit has posted decent fantasy numbers all season. But whether Seattle's 17th-ranked pass defense is up to the task of stopping Warner remains to be seen. Risky.