ESPN reported on Sept. 28 that St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson is questionable for the game against the Seattle Seahawks and his injury might prevent him from contributing much in the game. Here is a look from a fantasy football perspective at the Seahawks vs. Rams game from Week 4.
Russell Wilson – Russell Wilson might always be known for the fluke win over the Green Bay Packers in the final game with replacement referees. He is an exciting young quarterback with quick feet but is not a fantasy starter. His most passing yards is 153 in Week 1, although he does have four touchdowns and only one interception. Keep him benched against the Rams defense.
Marshawn Lynch – Lynch has developed into a premiere NFL running back. He has 305 rushing yards in three games with one touchdown. Against the Rams, he should run wild and be one of the Top 5 running backs in fantasy football in Week 4.
Sidney Rice/Golden Tate – No wide receiver in this offense should start in fantasy football. In PPR leagues, Rice is the better choice but that should be avoided.
Zach Miller – Like the receivers, avoid Zach Miller, who has only six receptions for 59 yards and no touchdowns in three games.
St. Louis Rams
Sam Bradford – Sam Bradford has all the tools in the world but a makeshift offensive line and unreliable receivers leave him running for cover. Against the Seattle Seahawks, he is a horrible start and will end up on his back more times than he actually completes a pass in this game.
Steven Jackson – Steven Jackson has 140 rushing yards and no touchdowns in three games and has a lingering groin injury. He should sit this week in fantasy leagues and Seattle is dominant against the run, so all Rams’ runners should sit out as well.
Danny Amendola/Brandon Gibson – Amendola is a poor man’s Wes Welker and should start in PPR leagues, although the yardage will be tough to come by in Week 4. He has 25 receptions for 296 yards nad one touchdown and is Bradford’s favorite target. He is the only man worth starting this week. Keep Brandon Gibson on the bench.
Matthew Mulligan/Lance Kendricks – Mulligan has three receptions for 26 yards and one touchdown and should not be owned in most fantasy leagues. Lance Kendricks has seven receptions for 59 yards and is a low-level reserve at best.
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