clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Marshawn Lynch provides the only fantasy value from Seahawks in Week 9

Steven Hauschka was arguably the second-best offensive weapon for Seattle on Sunday. That's how bad the passing game was in Week 9. We break down the fantasy implications.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks improved to 5-3 with a 30-24 win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 9. It wasn't the prettiest win for the reigning Super Bowl champs, though.

Seattle's offense struggled to move the ball, finishing with under 200 yards passing. Marshawn Lynch carried the offense for the most part. Let's take a look at the fantasy performances from Sunday.

Russell Wilson: He completed just 17 of 35 passes for 179 yards. Wilson added 31 yards on the ground, but he didn't score a touchdown in Week 9. The Seahawks offense never found a rhythm against the Raiders. Wilson's receivers didn't help out much, either. It was another disappointing performance from Wilson who showed so much upside a few weeks ago when he was rushing for 100-plus yards. Wilson remains a QB1 because of his rushing numbers.

Marshawn Lynch: The Seahawks managed to fit most of the offense on Lynch's back, and he carried the team with 67 yards rushing, 76 yards receiving and two touchdowns. It was his first game with a touchdown since Week 5. He only averaged 3.2 yards per carry, but Seattle's offensive line wasn't doing him a lot of favors. Lynch added five receptions to help his PPR numbers. He'll have even better days ahead if Seattle's offense can find more consistency.

Doug Baldwin: He saw the second-most targets (six) from Wilson in Week 9. Baldwin finished with five receptions for 38 yards. He continues to see an increased workload with Percy Harvin out of the mix, but Baldwin's numbers have declined since his Week 7 breakout. The volume he sees keeps him in the WR3 discussion. The passing game in general is struggling in Seattle, though.