NFL Fantasy Football Draft News 10-16-2015
Carolina Panthers versus Seattle Seahawks NFL Fantasy Preview 10-18-2015
The Carolina Panthers will put their undefeated record on the line as they make the long cross-country road trip to face the Seattle Seahawks. Fantasy football draft managers can tune to FOX TV on Sunday October 18th at 4PM Eastern Time to track the results of their roster picks.
The Carolina Panthers come off their bye week with a record of 4-0. Some may argue about the quality of their wins because they have all come against losing teams in the Jaguars, Texans, Saints and Buccaneers. Their schedule toughens now as following the Seahawks are home dates to the Eagles, Colts and Packers. Offensively their run game has excelled while they still lag near the bottom of the league in passing the football. They throw for 189 yards per game ranking 29th in the league. The Panthers do well in the points for and against column. They tally 27 points a game good for sixth best in the NFL while surrendering 17.8 points per game good for fourth best in the league.
The Seattle Seahawks are 2-3 on the season. They are 0-3 on the road and a perfect 2-0 at home. Two of their three road losses came against undefeated teams in the Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals. The Seahawks are smarting a bit after blowing a 24-7 fourth quarter lead as they lose 27-24 in overtime last week to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Seahawks made numerous mistakes in their secondary blowing assignments that led to big plays for Cincinnati in the passing game. They allowed Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton to pass for 331 yards and two touchdowns. Over on offense Seattle got great production on the ground with 200 rushing yards on 30 carries.
Carolina Panthers QB:
The fifth year signal caller is hitting on 55% of his throws for 809 yards with seven touchdowns and two picks. He lost his top weapon in the passing game during the preseason. Newton is always a threat to run and has two rushing touchdowns on the year. In the victory against Tampa Bay Cam Newton hit on 11 of 22 throws for 124 yards with two touchdowns.
Carolina Panthers RB:
Stewart has rushed 59 times for 220 yards and no touchdowns. He had just 10 carries last week and rushed for 50 yards. Stewart hasn’t done much in the passing game of late with no receptions in his past two games.
Carolina Panthers WR:
Ted Ginn Jr
The ninth year veteran leads the wide outs with 12 catches for 206 yards and three touchdowns. Last week in the win at Tampa Bay Guinn Jr. contributed with two catches for 18 yards and two touchdowns.
Carolina Panthers TE:
Olsen is targeted most by Newton. He has caught 17 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns. He had a big game in week three with eight catches for 52 yards and two touchdowns against the Saints.
Seattle Seahawks QB:
In his fourth season Wilson has completed 70% of his passes for 1192 yards with six touchdowns and three picks. In the Cincinnati game he only completed 15 of 23 throws for 213 yards with a touchdown and pick because the run game was working.
Seattle Seahawks RB:
The rookie out of Central Michigan has emerged as the leading ball carrier for Seattle with 58 rushes for 326 yards and a touchdown. He had a big game at Cincinnati rushing for 169 yards on 23 carries with a touchdown. Rawls averaged 7.3 yards per run.
Seattle Seahawk WR:
Kearse has caught 18 passes for 274 yards and a touchdown. He leads Seattle with 15.2 yards per reception.