Qwest Field | Sunday, October 24 | 4:05 p.m. EST (FOX)
Pick: Seahawks 24, Cardinals 17
180 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 2 INTHall 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.
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 50 rush yards, 1 rush TDWells 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.
2 rec, 15 rec yards, 45 rush yardsChris 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.
7 rec, 80 yards, 1 TDFitzgerald 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.
4 rec, 50 yardsBreaston 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.
2 rec, 25 yardsPatrick 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.
2 PATs, 1 FGNearly 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.|
180 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 10 rush yardsThe 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.
2 rec, 15 rec yards, 50 rush yards, 1 rush TDLynch 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.
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 65 rush yardsForsett 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.
5 rec, 75 yards, 1 TDMatt 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.
3 rec, 50 yardsThe 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.
2 rec, 30 yards, 1 TDCarlson 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.
3 PATs, 1 FGMare is not putting up enough points to be a useful fantasy option right now, so look for other kickers.
3 sacks, 2 INT, 1 FumbleSeattle'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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