Doug Baldwin "Ready To Go" For Seahawks, Increasing Fantasy Value

SEATTLE - OCTOBER 30: Wide receiver Doug Baldwin #15 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a catch against the Cincinnati Bengals at CenturyLink Field on October 30, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. The Bengals defeated the Seahawks 34-12. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Doug Baldwin is "ready to go" for the Seahawks in week one against the Cardinals. We break down the fantasy implications.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin is "ready to go" for week one per head coach Pete Carroll after missing most of pre-season with a hamstring injury. Baldwin did not play in a single pre-season game but should get the start in the slot in week one against the Arizona Cardinals. He could benefit from the absence of Golden Tate, who is listed as "OUT" for the game.

Fantasy Implications: The good news is that Baldwin is ready to play in week one. He led the team in receiving last season with 51 catches for 788 yards after being an undrafted free agent rookie out of Stanford. The bad news is that we have absolutely no idea what kind of rapport he has with Russell Wilson after missing so much time. Wilson has spent a lot more time working with Braylon Edwards, who will be starting opposite of Sidney Rice, and he may favor a more familiar target while Baldwin gets up to speed. Baldwin had just five catches for 63 yards in two games against Arizona last season.

For more on the Seahawks, check out Field Gulls and SB Nation Seattle. For more fantasy info, check out the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 4-8pm ET Monday through Friday and 8am to 1pm on Sunday. Check out SB Nation's own Fantasy Football game, Pick 6!

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