The Seattle Seahawks offensive line is going to get Russell Wilson killed at some point this season. If that happens, it’ll also be a gloomy outlook for the fantasy production of their skill players as well.
Coming into 2018, the Seahawks O-line was ranked as one of the worst in football. Watching Wilson constantly pressured in nearly every possession of these first two games, it’s hard to envision a scenario in which he plays all 16 games this season. After all, Wilson has been sacked 12 times already and fumbled another four times – only one of those fumbles, however, was recovered by the other team.
With Wilson in constant danger, naturally, that hasn’t been great for the running backs either. Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny, and Mike Davis have combined for 116 yards rushing on 33 carries and zero touchdowns through the first two games.
Not only does this affect the quarterback and running backs, but if Wilson is consistently on his back for passes, those receivers won’t have as many opportunities to catch the ball either.
Now, we can have some sympathy for the Seahawks based on the caliber of defenses they've faced. The Week 1 matchup at the Denver Broncos is one that most teams would struggle with playing in the high altitude. The Week 2 matchup was also on the road against the new-look Chicago Bears, as their front-seven was a total mismatch for the Seahawks O-line.
Luckily, the Seahawks finally get back to CenturyLink Field on Sunday, where they have one of the best home-field advantages in the NFL. You know the Seattle faithful will be out in full force for the home opener against the Dallas Cowboys.
That intimidating crowd, however, doesn’t block anyone on the line of scrimmage. This is a situation that doesn’t look like it’ll improve during 2018, so any fantasy owners with Seattle skill players might want to say a few extra prayers each Sunday.
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