Week 4 fantasy football preview with projections: Seahawks at Rams

Pete Carroll’s NFL comeback tour is going pretty well through three games, but let’s see if the Seahawks road woes continue in St. Louis.

Typically, facing the Rams is an easy win, but they’re showing signs of life with Sam Bradford under center and even after Steven Jackson got hurt last week. Will Jackson play? How many points will Kenneth Darby get? We’ve got some projections for you below.

Our projection model is not perfect. There are many improvements that could be made, but we have been relatively good at predicting players’ good weeks. Translation: Use these at your own discretion but they should be pretty darn good.

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The Rams are projected to win 20.2-19.7.

Matchups

St. Louis hasn’t given up much of anything to opposing tight ends, but John Carlson has eight more targets than any other Seahawks receiver and is the team leader in catches and yards. Something has to give on Sunday.

Seattle offers a good matchup for the fast-improving Sam Bradford. The Seahawks gave up 476 yards to Philip Rivers last week, but the defense also forced five turnovers. They’ll probably force a few more against the rookie.

Steven Jackson’s injury doesn’t appear to be too serious, but his status for this week is uncertain. You’ll know more, and get updated projections, if/when we know more. Same goes for Laurent Robinson, who is sitll battling that foot injury he had in the preseason.

Billy Bajema will miss a few weeks with a knee injury. If Daniel Fells picks up some of the scraps, he could turn into a viable TE bye-week option in deep leagues.

Projections

Quarterbacks

Sam Bradford, STL: 24-40, 278, TD, INT

Matt Hasselbeck, SEA: 19-33, 234, TD, INT, 5 rush yards

Running backs

Justin Forsett, SEA: 85 yards, 2 catches, 20 receiving yards

Kenneth Darby, STL: 45 yards, TD, 2 catches, 15 receiving yards

Keith Toston, STL: 40 yards

Julius Jones, SEA: 10 yards

Leon Washington, SEA: 10 yards

Steven Jackson, STL (injury): 5 yards, 1 catch, 5 receiving yards

Michael Robinson, SEA: 1 catch, 5 receiving yards

Mike Karney, STL: 1 catch, 5 receiving yards

Wide receivers

Mike Williams, SEA: 3-65, TD

Mark Clayton, STL: 5-90

Danny Amendola, STL: 5-65

Deion Branch, SEA: 4-40

Golden Tate, SEA: 2-25

Brandon Gibson, STL: 2-25

Mardy Gilyard, STL: 2-25

Deon Butler, SEA: 2-20

Ben Obamanu, SEA: 1-10

Laurent Robinson, STL (injury): 1-5

Tight ends

John Carlson, SEA: 5-50

Daniel Fells, STL: 4-40

Kickers

Josh Brown, STL: FG, 2 XP

Olindo Mare, SEA: FG, 2 XP

Defenses

Seahawks: 2 sacks, INT, fumble recovery

Rams: 2 sacks, INT







3 Responses to “Week 4 fantasy football preview with projections: Seahawks at Rams”


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  2. 3rd and Drunk

    should I start Olindo mare against the rams? should be a high scoring game? my other choice is neil rackers. thanks for your input!

  3. ep

    @3rd and Drunk: I’d go with Rackers, who I have projected for one more point than Mare.

    I’m starting Rackers in three or four leagues this week.