Everyone wants to make a big deal about Russell Wilson's statistics at home versus the road. Really, his passing yards are more away from the Puget Sound, but his touchdowns are down nearly one per game. The Arizona pass defense ranks 19th in the league and has allowed 250 yards passing and multiple touchdowns in four of six games. The game is on the road, but Wilson will buck the trend and throw for a pair of scores and 272 yards.
The Cardinals run defense is licking their wounds after being gouged for 122 yards and a score against San Francisco but prior to that they hadn't allowed a rushing touchdown in five weeks, and no team rushed for more than 83 yards. A couple of trends will continue. First, Marshawn Lynch will struggle to get 80 yards on the ground, but his combo yards should touch 100. Second he will score a touchdown in his second straight game.
There is a buzz in the air with the imminent return of Percy Harvin. He'll wait a week, but Golden Tate and Sidney Rice will each score a touchdown. Tate should pull in five balls for 87 yards, and Rice will catch four for 57 yards.
Steven Hauschka should return to form and pick up his double digit scoring and the Seattle defense is a must start (as always) this week.
The Seattle pass defense has allowed less than 175 yards, and zero passing touchdowns in three of their six games. Not exactly a great matchup for any Cardinals. It is tough to see Carson Palmer hitting the 200 yard mark and a score isn't a sure thing either.
As I sit here at FV headquarters trying to think of adjectives to describe the Seattle run defense, I come up with impenetrable, dominating and unrelenting. That puts Rashard Mendenhall and Andre Ellington as pathetic fantasy starts this week. If you are into 30 yard days, and who are we to judge, feel free to start them.
Larry Fitzgerald is working on a bad wheel and even though he went berserk last week against the 49ers, it Is going to be a rough night for Fitz. Five catches and 55 yards sounds about right. The saving grace is that IF Palmer can find the endzone, it will likely be to Larry.
There are better kicker options than Jay Feeley, but the Cardinals DST is ranked number four this week.