The Seattle Seahawks have looked mediocre as of late but have a seemingly easy matchup against the winless New York Jets in Week 14. This is a chance for Seattle to step up and dominate the weakest opponent they’ve faced all year. Can Russell Wilson and company get the job done?
Wilson has fallen from grace and is no longer a top-three candidate for MVP. He appeared to be on track to break Peyton Manning’s single-season touchdown pass leaders but has thrown less than two touchdown passes in three of his last four games. Facing a defense that’s giving up nearly 30 points per game could bode well for Wilson, DK Metcalf, and Tyler Lockett.
The Jets came close to beating the Las Vegas Raiders for their first victory of the season in Week 13 but Gregg Williams decided to blitz late in the game and give up a game-winning touchdown catch to Henry Ruggs III. New York remains the lowest-scoring team in the NFL and will likely need big games from Sam Darnold and his receivers to compete with Seattle. The Seahawks are one of the best teams in the league at stopping the run but are terrible against the pass.
Date: Sunday, Dec. 13
Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Jamison Crowder, WR, $5,400
Crowder finally had another bug game and caught five passes for 47 yards and two scores against the Raiders. Seattle’s defense ranks 32nd against wide receivers on defense so there’s plenty of potential for another strong performance from the WR1. Few wideouts with his upside are under $6,000.
Ty Johnson, RB, $4,700
Johnson has been priced up since he ran for 104 yards and a score on 22 carries on Sunday. Frank Gore’s concussion has opened up the door for Johnson to take over as the feature back. Seattle is good against the run but Johnson’s potential volume makes him one of the few Jets worth rostering.
Russell Wilson, QB, $7,900
Wilson has been under his season DKFP average for four weeks so it’s time for him to break out of his slump. Patrick Mahomes is the only quarterback with more fantasy points per game in the main slate. Wilson is expensive but his matchup with the worst team in the NFL at Lumen Field is tantalizing.
DK Metcalf, WR, $8,400
The Wilson-Metcalf stacks will be popular in Week 14. He leads the NFL in receiving yards and the Jets’ solid run defense should force Wilson to look for his most dangerous weapon early and often. There’s a ton of risk associated with playing the two together because of the cost but few duos have the upside of these two.