November 11, 2022, 4:04 pm
Seahawks @ Buccaneers
Seahawks(+3) @ Buccaneers(-155),O/U 44.5
Key Storylines/What to Watch
A Germany hosted game between two teams that are nowhere near where we thought they would be record-wise at this point in the season. Seattle is 6-3 facing a 4-5 Tampa Bay squad that is in need of a win but yet still first in their respective division while the Seahawks sit atop the NFC West. Geno Smith has been playing extremely well and should be in consideration for the MVP award, while running back Kenneth Walker looks like he could be in line to be the offensive rookie of the year. Both are must-starts including Smith’s receivers, D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, as they face a Tampa defense that hasn’t been quite as scary as we thought earlier in the year.
The Buccaneers are coming off a hard fought victory over the Rams last week and will look to build on that win to stay atop the NFC South. We received word that rookie Rachaad White will be in line for more touches at the expense of starter Leonard Fournette, and we should take notice and make sure he is rostered in our leagues. We are hoping receiver Chris Godwin continues to get healthy as he hasn’t quite looked like himself lately catching short passes for minimal yards and he also doesn’t have a touchdown yet this season. The connection between Tom Brady and Mike Evans will always be there and rookie tight end Cade Otton is in the mix as well as long as Cameron Brate remains out but could still be a factor even if Brate is healthy.
WR Tyler Lockett: Lockett has scored a touchdown in back-to-back games and will look to continue this trend against a vulnerable Buccaneer secondary. He is a solid WR2 with upside to reach the top-12 at the position.
WR D.K. Metcalf: Metcalf has scored in back-to-back weeks himself as both he and Lockett have been locks for our fantasy lineups for most of the season and that will be no different this week.
RB Kenneth Walker: Walker has averaged over 20 touches per game and has scored seven touchdowns over his last four. He will look to continue his elite rookie campaign in a tough matchup but he has shown to be matchup-proof with his volume and effectiveness.
WR Chris Godwin: Godwin has yet to score a touchdown this season and has 42 catches for 404 yards so it would be safe assume that he finds the end zone sooner rather than later.
RB Rachaad White: We were told White will get more carries moving forward, he was already being used as a pass-catcher out of the backfield and with his target share increasing he could be in lineups as a viable FLEX play.
TE Noah Fant: Fant has mostly disappointed us so far this season but last week we saw him contribute five receptions for 96 yards. If bye weeks or injuries are affecting your TE position, you could do worse than trying Fant.
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Vikings @ Bills
Vikings(+3.5) @ Bills(-175), O/U 43.5
Key Storylines/What to Watch