Tonight we get the highest total game of the week (57.5) with the Seahawks (-3) hosting the Cardinals in a TNF divisional battle. The Seahakws are on a bit of a skid, having dropped back-to-back games on the road to the Bills and the Rams, but this feels like a “get right spot” for the offense at home vs. a leaky Cardinals secondary.
That said, I’ll tell ya one person who isn’t excited for this battle of the birds: Keelan Cole.
There’s also a few injury situations to monitor and we probably won’t get full clarity until inactives are announced. Carlos Hyde (hamstring) had a good week of practice and is expected to return while Travis Homer is unlikely to play with a hand injury. I’d expect a gross combination of Hyde, Alex Collins, and DeeJay Dallas at running back for the Seahawks. Tyler Lockett has been dealing with a knee sprain and is officially listed as questionable, though it sounds like he’ll play. Chris Carson’s status is more murky. The team is saying he’s a game-time decision, but he didn’t practice yesterday. Kenyan Drake practiced in full on Wednesday and appears fully healed from his low-grade ankle sprain.
Elsewhere, nearly the entire Raiders defense has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list after defensive end Clelin Ferrell tested positive. Not the best time to have your defense gutted with the Chiefs on tap. All NFL teams will operate in COVID-19 intensive protocol starting Saturday. Here’s the full set of guidelines.
Here is the rest of the injury landscape right now. We’ll be back tomorrow with another rundown:
DNP: Drew Lock (ribs), Laviska Shenault (hamstring), Matthew Stafford (thumb), Duke Johnson (illness), Noah Fant (ribs), Joe Mixon (foot), Julian Edelman (knee), Danny Amendola (hip), Jack Doyle (concussion),
Limited: James Robinson (shoulder), Teddy Bridgewater (knee), Allen Lazard (core), Davante Adams (ankle), Alvin Kamara (foot), Kenny Golladay (hip), Jerry Jeudy (ankle), Zach Ertz (ankle), Calvin Ridley (foot), Breshad Perriman (shoulder)
Full: Sammy Watkins (hamstring), Matt Breida (hamstring), Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring)
Shout out to David Dodds, who announced last night on Twitter that he will be leaving Footballguys at year’s end. When I first started playing DFS in 2013, I’d refresh Footballguys way too many times on Saturday nights to see David’s projections and points per dollar values. He’s one of the smartest and nicest individuals you’ll meet in fantasy, so best of luck to whatever is next.