WR Sidney Rice - Seattle Seahawks
|6-2, 200||Born: 9-1-1986||College: South Carolina||Drafted: Round 2|
Week 13: vs Carolina Panthers
Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Russell Wilson and company played very poorly at Tampa last weekend - though Wilson led the team in rushing with 8/80/0, his two interceptions thrown (vs. zero TDs, with just 17/33 for 151 yards passing, and six sacks taken for -33 yards) helped create a 5-14 upset loss to the Buccaneers. Jimmy Graham led the team in receiving with seven targets for 6/67/0, while Doug Baldwin was the other receiver over 30 yards with eight for 7/34/0. This looks like an aberration and not the start of a trend for the Seahawks, as Wilson had six TDs and zero interceptions thrown in the three games previous to last week's debacle by Tampa Bay. Carolina's offense choked for the entire first half last weekend, and they dug a hole too deep to climb out, losing 32-35 at Oakland - Derek Carr bombed the Panthers' secondary for 26/39 yielding 310 net yards passing, two TDs and one interception thrown, with two sacks taken for -5 yards. The Panthers allowed 35/44 for 264 net yards passing, two TDs and one interception with three sacks of Drew Brees generated for -21 yards two weeks ago - they have been soft in this phase of the game all year, currently ranking 29th in the NFL averaging 275.2 net passing yards allowed per game, with 21 passing scores given out vs. 11 interceptions (tied for fourth in the NFL) and 32 sacks (third in the league) generated. From Week Nine to Week 12 of the 2016 season (over the last four weeks, but includes 14 teams on bye during that time span - each team has at least three games played in the last four weeks), Carolina has averaged 17.4 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks (seventh-least in the NFL); and 19.7 fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers (eighth-least); with 8.8 fantasy points given up per game to tight ends (13th-most). Of late, though, they've been very suspect in this phase of the game as you see above. Advantage Seattle - Wilson and company should bounce back in this game. The rushing matchup is tough for Thomas Rawls (and he's still getting back into 'game shape') so look for the Seahawks to sling the ball around quite a bit in this game.
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|13||vs Carolina Panthers|
|14||@ Green Bay Packers|
|15||vs Los Angeles Rams|
|16||vs Arizona Cardinals|
|17||@ San Francisco 49ers|