While the 2021 NFL season is still months away, it is never too early to prepare for the fantasy season. Whether it’s research, mock drafts, or going with your gut, everyone has a way to prepare for their fantasy drafts. However, this isn’t another article to help you prepare for the fantasy season. Today, I am going to give three bold fantasy predictions for the Seattle Seahawks in 2021.
All stats are base on PPR scoring.
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Russell Wilson Throws Over 45 Touchdowns
For the first time in his career, Wilson threw more than 35 passing touchdowns, throwing 40 last season. Furthermore, Wilson had a career-high 558 pass attempts. By comparison, Wilson averaged 472 pass attempts per season over the first eight years of his career. In the offseason, Wilson signed off on the Seahawks hiring Shane Waldron as their offensive coordinator. Waldron spent the last three seasons with the Los Angeles Rams as their passing game coordinator. His hiring suggests the Seahawks are ready to let Russ cook even more in 2021. With D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett by his side, Wilson has one of the best wide receiver duos in the league. After all the drama surrounding Wilson this offseason, expect him to come on fire this season.
D.K. Metcalf leads the League in Receiving Yards
Last season, Metcalf’s 1,303 receiving yards finished seventh in the league and sixth among wide receivers. Over the first eight games of the season, Metcalf had 92 or more receiving yards in seven of them, averaging 98.5 per game. However, over the final eight games of the season, Metcalf struggled. In those games, he had under 65 receiving yards in six of them, averaging 64.4 per game. The reason why? Wilson’s pass attempts per game decreased by 12.1 percent over the second half of the season. Had Metcalf kept up his strong play from the start of the season, he would have finished the year with 1,576 receiving yards, finishing first in the league. With Wilson cooking this season, Metcalf could easily finish the year as the top receiver.
Gerald Everett Finishes as a Top-12 Tight End
During his time with the Rams, Everett never turned into a consistent fantasy player, averaging 5.3 fantasy points per game for his career. However, Everett has produced for fantasy owners in the past when given a chance. For his career, Everett has 19 games with 10 or more fantasy points. In Seattle, Everett will take over as the clear starting tight end in an offense expected to let Wilson cook this season. Last year, the Seahawks targeted their tight ends 108 times. Other than Metcalf and Lockett, the Seahawks lack proven receiving threats. Expect Everett to be used as a mismatch move tight end, and have several massive performances as defenses focus on stopping Metcalf and Lockett. Therefore, Everett should have no trouble finishing as a top-12 tight end this year.
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