* = Possible Captains

Arizona Cardinals vs Seattle Seahawks (o/u 57 points, Seahawks -3.0 favorite)

QBs:

Kyler Murray* – This game in primetime on Thursday night is guaranteed fireworks. This has the highest o/u by far on this week’s slate. Both Murray and Wilson are great plays. Murray gets a favorable matchup against the Seattle defense which has given up the 2nd most points to opposing QBs. This is most likely because of Jared Goff’s bad performance last week for only 10.5 FP but before that the Seattle defense was allowing the most points. The last time Murray faced them in week 7, he dropped 360 yards, 3 passing TD and added in a rushing TD for a total of 38.10 FP. We probably shouldn’t expect the same but its in the realm of possibilities. He should be locked and loaded QB1 this week. 

Russell Wilson* – On the other side, Wilson is also a great play this week. The Arizona defense have allowed 9th most points to opposing QBs. In their last three matchups, Arizona defense has allowed 29FP to Josh Allen, 21 FP to Tua Tagoviloa and 33 FP to Russell Wilson. Wilson actually outdid Murray in their last matchup by throwing for 388 yards for 3 TDs. He also rushed for 84 yards but wasn’t able to find the end zone and finished lower in FPs. Both these QBs are safe plays for tonight.

RBs:

Chase Edmonds – Even though Kenyan Drake was back last week, we saw an almost even split between Edmonds and Drake. This may be because Drake was coming back from injury and Arizona wanted to hold him back, but I personally think that moving forward this will truly be a running back committee. Edmonds is a great value pick this week and is also their receiving back. If Arizona falls behind early, I wouldn’t be surprised if Edmonds out snaps Drake at the end of this game.

Chris Carson / Deejay Dallas / Carlos Hyde – Chris Carson is listed as questionable right now and is truly a game time decision. If he is healthy and gets the nod, he would be a safe start. If he doesn’t play, both Deejay Dallas and Carlos Hyde could be in play this week. This one is more of a desperation/value play based on their current salaries.

WRs:

Tyler Lockett* – Lockett is listed as questionable but should be fine for this game. The last three weeks hasn’t been too good for Lockett. He has finished as the WR #32, 64 and 58 in half PPR in those weeks. That said, his last game in week 7 against the same Arizona Defense was a monster game. He had 20 targets, 15 receptions, 200 yards and 3 TDs and finished as the WR#1 on the week. Now I wouldn’t bet on that to repeat but Lockett would sure be looking for a bounce back game.

DK Metcalf * – Opposite to Lockett above, DK has had 2 great weeks out of the last 3 weeks. He has finished as the WR#1 and WR#12 on the week in his matchups against SF and Buffalo. He didn’t have a great outing against Arizona the last time they faced but then again that was partially because of Lockett’s monster game. On any given day, one of these two Seattle receivers could go off and win you a matchup single handedly.

DeAndre Hopkins * – Hopkins has been as consistent as it can get at the WR position. He has finished in the WR1 range 6 out of 9 games so far. He averages almost 10 targets per game for 96 receiving yards. He is also coming off a great week against Buffalo last week where he finished with 12 targets, 7 receptions for 127 yards and 1TD finishing as the WR#3 on the week.  With such a high o/u this game, he should see plenty of targets and be able to convert that into meaningful fantasy numbers.

Any Isabella – Isabella is a slightly deeper play this week. He has only had 1 monster week so far where he scored 2 TDs but been relatively quite through the rest of the year. He is their long ball threat and is usually 1 play away from making your week. Seattle’s defense on the other hand has allowed one of the highest long pass completion percentage. He is a great value pick and could take just 1 play to find the end zone to return his value. 

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