Tuesday, November 21, 2017


It was more of the same excellence for Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson who is in the midst of an MVP campaign, while Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan continued to pull himself from an early seasom fog.

-Speaking of Wilson, he is really doing some amazing things this season and his passing/running skills have forcefully put the previous run-heavy aspect of the Seahawks offense firmly into the past.  Monday night was more of the same as Wilson completed 26-of-42 throws for 258 yards with 2 TD and 1 INT, while adding 7 carries for 86 yards and another score.  Wilson did turn it over twice (lost a fumble to go with the INT) but his production has been off the charts since mid-September and the case can be made that he is the best QB in fantasy football right now. 

On the other side, Ryan stretched his string of throwing at least two TD's a game to four as he completed 19-of-27 throws for 195 yards with the two scores.  While the yardage has not been overly impressive on a week-to-week basis, Ryan should be back in the good graces of his fantasy football owners and he gets a plush assignment next week versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

-With Devontae Freeman missing the game with a concussion, Tevin Coleman finally got a chance to show what he could do as a bellcow back.  Overall Coleman was just all right as he picked up just 43 yards on 20 carries but did manage to score.  He also contributed just one catch for 15 yards in the overall average outing.  Freeman is expected to return this week however which puts Coleman back into RB 3/4 territory.

The Seahawks meanwhile tried a fresh face at running back to try and see if anyone on the team can put up even average numbers.  This time it was former San Francisco 49ers castoff Mike Davis but he managed just 6 carries for 18 yards and 2 catches for another 41 before leaving with a groin injury.  With Thomas Rawls scratched and Eddie Lacy (2 yards on 3 carries) showing he should not be in the league any longer, maybe finally J.D. McKissick (7 carries for 30 yards, 5 catches for 23) will get a much-deserved chance.  McKissick has really hinted at big-time ability and he should be added where available.

-On the receiving side of things, Jimmy Graham caught his weekly TD as part of his 7-catch and 58-yard night.  Graham has not looked this good since his healthy New Orleans days and he is putting together a tremendous year.  While he did score a TD himself, wideout Doug Baldwin was relatively quiet with just 2 catches for 40 yards as Paul Richardson (5 for 56) took the lead at the position in this one. 

With regards to the Falcons, Julio Jones continues to gut it out with various injuries to catch 5 balls for 71 yards but once again he failed to score.  That scoring went to Mohamud Sanu who managed 3 catches and 34 yards.  Not a great day by any means for the Falcons wideouts but both guys are weekly resources. 

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