Ranking the Seattle Seahawks Top Fantasy Football Players

Gordie Gold@ggold3Correspondent IJuly 6, 2013

Ranking the Seattle Seahawks Top Fantasy Football Players

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    Before last season, the Seattle Seahawks only impact fantasy football player was Marshawn Lynch. Sidney Rice was always hurt, and Golden Tate had no quarterback to get him the ball. 

    Enter Russell Wilson in 2012, and now, all of a sudden, Seahawks players stock are shooting through the roof. Not only are Lynch and Wilson some of the best fantasy players at their position's, but with the addition of Percy Harvin, they may have one of the best fantasy wide receivers in the league.

    Entering the 2013 seasn, here is a ranking of the Seahawks top fantasy football players.

5. Golden Tate, WR

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    In his third NFL season, Golden Tate showed flashes of becoming a valuable fantasy football player. Tate recorded over 600 receiving yards, while bringing in seven touchdowns, and became one of Russell Wilson's top receiving targets.

    The only problem with Tate heading into 2013 is Percy Harvin's presence. If the Seattle Seahawks didn't add Harvin, Tate would be considered a low-end No. 3 fantasy receiver. However, expect Tate's production to take a bit of hit.

    He is still going to be an important part of the Seahawks offense, but Harvin is going to take a significant amount of his targets. Look to draft him in the final rounds of your draft as your No. 5 receiver.

4. Sidney Rice, WR

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    Since Sidney Rice's breakout season in 2009, he has been a bust to say the least. Last season was the first time since 2009 that Rice played a full 16-game season, and although his stats weren't horrible, they were nothing like the numbers he put up with the Minnesota Vikings.

    Rice recorded 50 receptions for over 700 yards and seven touchdowns in 2012. Although Percy Harvin is going to be the Seattle Seahawks best receiver, Rice is still going to play an important role in the offense.

    At 6'4, Rice is still an above-average physical and vertical receiver. He is never going to match his 2009 stats, but he still has value as a No. 4 fantasy receiver with Russell Wilson as his quarterback.

3. Percy Harvin, WR

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    The only thing that has been holding Percy Harvin back throughout his NFL career is his health. Despite that, Harvin has shown that he can become a top-10 fantasy football receiver. Now that he is playing with a promising quarterback in Russell Wilson, expect Harvin to put up his best stats yet.

    In his last two season with Christian Ponder as his quarterback, Harvin still racked up over 1,600 yards and 14 touchdowns while only playing in 25 games.

    If he stays healthy this season, there is no reason why he wont have at least 1,000 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. Harvin and Wilson are going to become one of the league's elite wide receiver and quarterback tandems.

    Harvin is a great No. 2 fantasy receiver and could become a No. 1 by the end of the season.

2. Russell Wilson, QB

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    Last season, Russell Wilson was, perhaps, the biggest surprise in fantasy football. As a rookie, not only did he throw for over 3,100 yards and 26 touchdowns, but he also ran for over 450 yards and four touchdowns. 

    Thirty touchdowns as a rookie isn't too shabby. With the Seattle Seahawks as a team on the rise, look for Wilson to only get better. 

    Not only is Wilson going to improve because he has one season under his belt, but the Seahawks added one of the best playmakers in the NFL in Harvin. The Seahawks now have one of the deepest wide receiver corps in the NFL in Harvin, Sidney Rice and Golden Tate.

    If everything goes as planned, Wilson will finish the season as a top-10 fantasy football quarterback. Expect him to throw for 3,500 yards and run for 500 yards while scoring at least a total of 30 touchdowns.

1. Marshawn Lynch, RB

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    No surprise here that Marshawn Lynch is the Seattle Seahawks best fantasy football player.

    Last season, Lynch was one of the best fantasy football players in the league, running for over 1,500 yards and scoring 12 touchdowns. He ran for at least 100 yards in 10 games, and in 12 games, he had at least 20 touches.

    In most fantasy football leagues, Lynch is going to be a top-five fantasy draft pick. There is no doubt that Lynch is going to be in "Beast Mode" in 2013. He is a guarantee for 1,300 rushing yards and at least 10 touchdowns.

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