Fantasy Player Projections

 
Arizona Cardinals
Qwest Field | Sunday, October 24 | 4:05 p.m. EST (FOX)
Pick: Seahawks 24, Cardinals 17
Seattle Seahawks
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBMax Hall
180 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 2 INT
Hall had the bye week to prepare for a Seahawks pass defense that is ranked 30th in the league, so he could be a decent option this week. Still, he is not more than a second quarterback in two-QB leagues given his inexperience.
RBBeanie Wells
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 50 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Wells has not done much up to this point, and he has a tough matchup this week against a Seahawks team that is second in the league in rush defense. Wells' only multiple-touchdown game last year came against Seattle, but the odds of a repeat are minimal.
RBTim Hightower
2 rec, 15 rec yards, 45 rush yards
Chris Wells took most of the handoffs the last time the Cardinals played and will likely be the team's primary back in Week 7. The Seahawks have a stout run defense, so keep Hightower on the bench this week.
WRLarry Fitzgerald
7 rec, 80 yards, 1 TD
Fitzgerald has scored nine touchdowns in 12 career games against the Seahawks, and since the Cardinals could be forced to throw a lot, he is a good bet to find paydirt again in Week 7. Make sure to get Fitzergald back in your lineup.
WRSteve Breaston
4 rec, 50 yards
Breaston is expected to return this week after missing two games with a knee injury. He scored a touchdown in each game against Seattle last season, and considering the Seahawks are 30th in pass defense, he warrants a start despite the layoff.
TEBen Patrick
2 rec, 25 yards
Patrick caught a season-high five passes in the Cardinals' last game, but expect that number to drop this week with the return of Steve Breaston and Early Doucet. Look elsewhere.
KJay Feely
2 PATs, 1 FG
Nearly half of Feely's 28 points came in the Cardinals' previous game, so it would be wise to go with a more consistent option if available.
Defense
Arizona's defense has been decent fantasy-wise, but that can be attributed to the three scores they have recorded. The Cardinals are allowing more than 27 ppg, so go with a defense that is doing a better job limiting the opposition's points.
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBMatt Hasselbeck
180 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 10 rush yards
The Cardinals have the 26th ranked pass defense in the league, but Hasselbeck has thrown just two touchdown passes in his last three games against Arizona. Don't consider him more than a second QB this week.
RBMarshawn Lynch
2 rec, 15 rec yards, 50 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Lynch received a team-high 17 carries last week, but he will continue to share the load with Justin Forsett. However, the Cardinals have not been very good at stopping the run this season, so Lynch will have some value even in the time share.
RBJustin Forsett
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 65 rush yards
Forsett has averaged 65 rushing yards over his last three contests despite sharing the load with Marshawn Lynch. Forsett has a nice matchup against a Cardinals defense allowing over 140 running yards per game, so he will be an option if you need him.
WRMike Williams
5 rec, 75 yards, 1 TD
Matt Hasselbeck targeted Williams a lot last week, and Williams broke out with the best game of his career. The Cardinals defense is not very good, making Williams a viable option this week.
WRDeon Butler
3 rec, 50 yards
The trade of Deion Branch opened a spot in the starting lineup for Butler, and he responded with 47 yards and a touchdown in his first game in that role. Butler is a sneaky play against a Cardinals team that is giving up over 240 passing yards per game.
TEJohn Carlson
2 rec, 30 yards, 1 TD
Carlson has been quiet in recent weeks, so it may be best to go with a more productive option if available. However, Carlson has a nice matchup, so he's not a bad option if you need to use him.
KOlindo Mare
3 PATs, 1 FG
Mare is not putting up enough points to be a useful fantasy option right now, so look for other kickers.
Defense
3 sacks, 2 INT, 1 Fumble
Seattle's defense has been one of the most productive fantasy units this season, so they are a strong play this week against a Cardinals team that is 31st in the league in total offense.
 
 
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