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.
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.
Sam Bradford, STL: 24-40, 278, TD, INT
Matt Hasselbeck, SEA: 19-33, 234, TD, INT, 5 rush yards
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
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
John Carlson, SEA: 5-50
Daniel Fells, STL: 4-40
Josh Brown, STL: FG, 2 XP
Olindo Mare, SEA: FG, 2 XP
Seahawks: 2 sacks, INT, fumble recovery
Rams: 2 sacks, INT