The Week 7 matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers offers a mixed bag of options for Fantasy Football players.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) October 21, 2015
For the 49ers, your rolling the dice every time you start Colin Kaepernick, Carlos Hyde, Anquan Boldin or Torrey Smith. You can’t tell when Kaepernick is going to be on and when he is going to be off, which makes the receivers on the 49ers haven’t offer you a lot of consistency this season.
After Hyde’s dominant performance in Week 1 of 168 rushing yards, he’s been relatively quiet.
The players on the Seahawks have offered their own sets of issues for Fantasy players. Marshawn Lynch finally scored his first rushing touchdown of the season in Week 6. Russell Wilson has been fairly reliable, but he has recorded four games with 15 or fewer Fantasy points in standard leagues.
For Week 7, I wanted to see what Fantasy writers and players were thinking about this matchup.
Outside of the quarterbacks, I wanted to know who other writers and players thought would be the highest scoring players on each team.
Week 7 Thursday Night Football: Highest Scoring Player
Jon Kelly– Lead Writer of Your Fantasy Football Coach
— SB Nation (@SBNation) October 21, 2015
Generally, I think this game is a complete fade across the board. But, if you’re one of the people who absolutely must roster a player in a game that you watch, Marshawn Lynch is your guy. He carried the ball 17 times last week, so it is pretty clear that Thomas Rawls is a thing of the past. The Niners are giving up the eighth-most Fantasy points to opposing running backs. You can expect Lynch to get his regardless of the most likely low scoring affair.
— Stephen Cohen (@scohenPI) October 21, 2015
Doug Baldwin should have a good game against the 49ers and I expect him to have a game of 15+ points. The 49ers’ defense ranks dead last in terms of passing yards allowed per game at a whopping 319 yards. Baldwin hasn’t had a big game since Week 2, and I believe he is due for one.
Jack Delaney, Owner of Your Fantasy Football Coach
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) October 19, 2015
I’m going to have to go with Jimmy Graham in this one. The 49ers’ defense has allowed 11 touchdown receptions to opposing teams this season and have allowed 24 receptions of 20 or more yards. Graham was targeted 12 times in Week 6, and I don’t see any reason why he will stop targeting him in Week 7.
Week 7 Thursday Night Football: Lowest Scoring Player
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) October 18, 2015
One player that I think may disappoint is Torrey Smith. Coming off a good performance last week, some may actually want to play him even with the unfavorable matchup. Smith is a boom or bust type of player and unless he catches an 80-yard bomb, I don’t see him surpassing four catches for 40 yards.
Carlos Hyde, Anquan Boldin questionable for 49ers vs. Seahawks on Thursday night https://t.co/CdNzi6xtP4
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) October 21, 2015
Hyde has been a hit or miss from week-to-week this season. The Week 7 matchup looks to be another miss going against the best rush defense in the league.
I’m going to go with Hyde here as well. The Seahawks’ defense has only allowed 99.7 rushing yards per game this season, and even if he does play, Hyde won’t be 100% healthy.
Best of luck in Week 7!
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