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Seattle Seahawks
Metrodome | Sunday, November 22 | 1:00 p.m. EST (FOX)
Pick: Vikings 31, Seahawks 24
Minnesota Vikings
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBMatt Hasselbeck
220 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 2 INT
Hasselbeck chucked and ducked against the Cards, completing 26-of-52 passes for 315 yards with 1 TD and 2 INT. It was his second consecutive 300-yard performance, outings which came on the heels of a nice start against Dallas, in which he went 22-for-39 for 249 yards, 2 TDs and 0 INTs. He's a lower-tier No. 1 fantasy option and a great flex option against the 22nd-ranked Vikings pass defense.
RBJustin Forsett
4 rec, 30 rec yards, 70 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Forsett had a career-high 17 carries for 123 yards and 1 TD against the Cards last week in place of the injured Julius Jones. He also caught 5 passes for 26 yards. He is no more than a No. 3 fantasy option against the Williams Wall.
WRT.J. Houshmandzadeh
7 rec, 85 yards, 1 TD
Run your mouth and you shall receive ... Housh-bag had 9 catches for 165 yards against the Cardinals, one week after he publicly clamored for more touches. He has only one other 100-yard game this year (8 for 103 in Week 4 against the Colts). He's a No. 2 fantasy option, slightly better in PPR leagues as he's eighth in the NFL with 50 catches.
WRNate Burleson
6 rec, 70 yards, 1 TD
Tough one for 'Hurly' Burleson who got an ohfer hung on him by the Arizona corners. He was thrown to five times but no dice. He had 13 catches for 164 yards the two games before, so he won't likely repeat the goose egg. He's a No. 3 WR on a team that throws the ball a lot.
TEJohn Carlson
4 rec, 35 yards
'Crazy' Carlson got in the end zone against the Cards for the first time since a monster Week 1, when he gained 95 yards and caught 2 TD passes. Carlson has been serviceable at best. He caught 1 pass for 31 yards. He is 11th among TEs in catches and 11th in yardage. He's in that 10-14 range of tight ends.
KOlindo Mare
3 PATs, 1 FG
Mare's been very good this year. He was 2-for-2 against Arizona. He's a decent starting option, having gone 16-for-18 (sixth in FGAs, fourth in FGs) on the season for an inconsistent offense.
Defense
1 sack
This is a mediocre unit (20th in YPG, eighth in PPG) that did nothing against the Cards. They didn't record a sack or force a turnover ... but allowed 31 points and 462 yards. Yeesh. Stay away.
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBBrett Favre
285 pass yards, 3 pass TD
With 17 TDs and 3 INTs on the year, Favre has the best numbers of his first-ballot Hall of Fame career. After dissecting the Lions (20-for-29, 344 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT) Favre is poised to take apart the Seabags' questionable defense. Favre's a top fantasy QB in this matchup.
RBAdrian Peterson
2 rec, 30 rec yards, 115 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Peterson carried 18 times for 133 yards and his 10th and 11th touchdowns against the Lions. He's been largely held in check this season, hampered by four inopportune fumbles despite ranking second in the league in yards and TDs. Chances are you picked him first overall. You'd never sit him.
WRBernard Berrian
4 rec, 40 yards
Berrian caught 3 passes against the Lions for 22 yards. He's a lower-end No. 3 fantasy option with 30 catches and 3 TD on the year, but is probably trading even lower, as he's got a sore hammy. Favre spreads the ball out a lot.
WRPercy Harvin
3 rec, 50 yards, 1 TD
Harvin had 3 catches for 53 yards and 1 carry for 7 yards. The electrifying rook became an exciting NFL player immediately (31 catches, 422 yards, 3 rec TD, 2 return TD) and the fact that he can get into the end zone on any touch makes him a decent No. 3 WR option, especially as an injury replacement.
WRSidney Rice
6 rec, 125 yards, 1 TD
You can't coach size. 6-foot-4 Sidney ‘Sticky' Rice is Brett Favre's favorite target. He had 7 catches for 201 yards against Detroit. In Weeks 6 and 7, Rice caught 16 balls for 312 yards. He's fourth in the league with 786 receiving yards is having a breakout season. He's a recommended No. 1 fantasy WR against the Seahawks. As we've seen, the sky is the limit.
TEVisanthe Shiancoe
3 rec, 40 yards, 1 TD
Favre loves him some tight end, especially crammed into a pair of Wranglers. Shiancoe had 3 catches for 43 yards against the Lions. The week before, he caught his sixth TD of the year against Green Bay; his only catch of the game. He's only 17th in the league with 25 catches, but is a worthy start for his red zone prowess alone.
KRyan Longwell
4 PATs, 1 FG
Long and strong, he's one of the top kickers in the league. Longwell went 2-for-2 against the Lions. He is 15-for-16 on the season and is always recommended start unless he's kicking in a wind tunnel or in an environment that artificially mimics the gravity on the moon.
Defense
5 sacks, 2 INT, 1 Fumble
Led by madman Jared Allen, the Vikes have the top pass rush in the league, garnering a league-leading 33 sacks. They're in the middle of the rankings, 12th ranked in PPG and 15th YPG, but the Vikings are absolutely a recommended fantasy start against the ‘Hawks.
 
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