2013 Team Outlook: Seattle Seahawks
WR Doug Baldwin, SEA - Deep-league Only
Though Baldwin sits third on Seattle's WR depth chart, he likely won't have much fantasy value unless Rice or Tate get injured.
WR Percy Harvin, SEA - Not Draft Worthy
The Seahawks paid a steep sum to acquire Percy Harvin's services, though it cost less than many expected. Harvin only appeared in nine games with the Vikings last season, during which he managed five touchdowns while racking up 1,347 all-purpose yards. The gamble appears to have blown up in Seattle's face as Harvin suffered a torn hip labrum in training camp. His recovery from the resulting surgery could keep him out of the lineup for most or all of this season.
WR Sidney Rice, SEA - Bye Week Fill-in
Rice stood to benefit from being re-united with former Vikings running mate Percy Harvin this year. A hip injury now puts Harvin's season in jeopardy and means Rice will continue to be the team's top downfield threat. He was a middling fantasy option last year. Without Harvin to help draw defensive attention away, there's no reason to expect significant improvement from Rice in 2013.Injury Status: Injured Reserve
WR Stephen Williams, JAX - Super Sleeper (high risk/potential)
Standing at 6-foot-5, wide receiver Stephen Williams presents a tremendous combination of size and speed for the Seahawks offense. However, he'll have a lot to prove to earn his two year contract worth $1.2 million. Having previously played for the Cardinals, Williams started three games in 2010 when injuries struck other wide receivers. He then tore his achilles tendon in practice prior to the 2012 season. "Pulled it off the bone," Williams was quoted. If Williams can prove he can play special teams, he may earn an expanding role if injuries continue to plague the Seahawks' receiving corps. In the first preseason game he shined, making two receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown. Important to note that the passes were thrown by backup QB Tarvaris Jackson. Insiders say the two have developed pretty good chemistry, but don't necesarily count on that same chemistry between Williams and Russell Wilson.Injury Status: Injured Reserve
TE Zach Miller, SEA - Bye Week Fill-in
Miller's role with the Seahawks has grown steadily since his 2011 arrival and he capped off last season with a career-best performance in Atlanta (eight catches, 142 yards and a TD). If he continues to step up his involvement he could be a mid-end TE2 for fantasy purposes.
TE Luke Willson, SEA - Deep-league Only
Anthony McCoy has a partially torn Achilles tendon and was waived during the offseason. His absence opens the door for Luke Wilson, a player who possesses a similar skill set and who impressed in rookie camp. Wilson is an outstanding athlete that just needs a little polish. He should open the season as Seattle's no. 2 tight end.