Battle of the Birds in the Wild West
Closing out the day of games on Sunday is the aviary matchup between NFC West foes, the Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals. Both teams have been perennial playoff contenders, however the Cardinals have scuffled early this season and will look to earn a big statement win at home against a strong Seahawks team.
The Seahawks have QB Russell Wilson (30pts) under center leading a revamped offense. Gone is their calling card of years past with the retirement of Marshawn “Beastmode” Lynch. Instead it has been replaced by a diverse passing game involving WR Doug Baldwin (25pts), TE Jimmy Graham (25pts) and speedster Tyler Lockett (20pts). The new feature back for the Seahawks is Christine Michael (25pts) who is spelled by C.J. Spiller (15pts). If you’re looking for value with the Seahawks, consider taking a flyer on RB Alex Collins (10pts) who gets the occasional carry and has the break away speed to make a difference in the game.
The home team in this matchup is the highflying offense of the Arizona Cardinals. Quarterback Carson Palmer (30pts) has a vast array of weapons when throwing the ball, lead by perennial Pro Bowler Larry Fitzgerald (20pts), John Brown (20pts), Michael Floyd (20pts) and Jaron Brown (20pts). Coming into the season, RB David Johnson (30pts) was a trendy pick to blossom into an MVP candidate, and has definitely delivered on that potential. Value can be found with the Cardinals and RB Andre Ellington (10pts). Although David Johnson is an every down back, he does need a breather every now and then, and this is where Ellington factors in.
With the season almost at the half way mark, this initial matchup between these two foes could prove to be an essential game in determining who wins the division when all is said and done. Consider signing up for free single game fantasy football with 1nDun to add some excitement to the game. You have the option to start your own private game and play with people you actually know, unlike some other sites. Head on over to 1ndun.com to sign up for free!