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Fantasy football start/sit advice, projections: 49ers vs. Seahawks, Week 2

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We’ve got Yahoo! fantasy football projections for Week 2.

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It’s time for Week 2 of the 2017 NFL season, which means we’re back for more fantasy football. If you struggled in Week 1, there is still plenty of time to turn it around. If you scored a quality option or two on the waiver wire, all the better.

As we get ready for Week 2, I’m back with some last minute fantasy advice for today’s game. These point projections are courtesy of Yahoo!, and are based on standard leagues. I’ve ranked them in order of point total, and then included a rundown of the notable stats.

I included kickers and defenses as well. The most interesting part of this is the projection of points against each defense. Yahoo! projects the 49ers to give up 27.8 points, and the Seahawks to give up 13.8 points. The spread is 14 points, so it is interesting to see the projection of a push.

Quarterbacks

Russell Wilson, Seahawks: 20.59 points
257 yards, 1.7 TDs, 0.6 INTs, 27.7 rushing yards

Brian Hoyer, 49ers: 7.62 points
117 yards, 0.8 TDs, 0.5 INTs

This is a huge test of Brian Hoyer’s competence. The interior of the offensive line is struggling, which could be bad news against the Seahawks defensive front. And of course, the Seahawks secondary is quite the test. I have a bad feeling about this week for Hoyer.

Running Backs

Carlos Hyde, 49ers: 9.47 points
51.6 rushing yards, 0.4 TDs, 15.8 receiving yards

Thomas Rawls, Seahawks: 7.81 points
42.6 rushing yards, 0.4 TDs, 1.1 receptions, 9.0 receiving yards

Chris Carson, Seahawks: 6.78 points
34.3 rushing yards, 0.3 TDs, 1.5 receptions, 15.2 receiving yards

C.J. Prosise, Seahawks: 6.37 points
23.2 rushing yards, 3.1 receptions, 27.9 receiving yards

Matt Breida, 49ers: 3.01 points
15.7 rushing yards, 7.4 receiving yards

Carlos Hyde had two 100-yard rushing performances last season, and one of them came up in Seattle. Hyde rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-18 loss. Of course, both touchdowns and much of his yardage came in garbage time, so make of that what you will.

On the other side, Thomas Rawls is expected to return to action. Chris Carson got the most carries last week, and I am curious to see how Seattle splits up carries this week. I think Carson ends up the more notable running back this week.

Wide Receivers

Doug Baldwin, Seahawks: 11.30 points
5.8 receptions, 74.9 yards, 0.6 touchdowns

Pierre Garçon, 49ers: 8.04 points
5.1 receptions, 60.9 yards

Tyler Lockett, Seahawks: 8.03 points
3.7 receptions, 56.5 receiving yards, 0.3 TDs

Marquise Goodwin, 49ers: 6.22 points
3.0 receptions, 45.2 receiving yards

Trent Taylor, 49ers: 1.73 points
1.1 receptions, 13.3 yards

Other than Russell Shepard’s 40-yard touchdown, none of the Carolina Panthers’ wide receivers stood out in Week 1. If the Seahawks take a big lead against the 49ers, I could see them focusing on their run game. You should still start Doug Baldwin if you have him, but expectations should be relatively low for Seahawks receivers.

Tight Ends

Jimmy Graham, Seahawks: 10.79 points
5.5 receptions, 72.1 receiving yards, 0.6 TDs

George Kittle, 49ers: 4.01 points
2.8 receptions, 29.3 receiving yards

Kittle only had 27 receiving yards last week, but five receptions could be foreshadowing a solid season of PPR play. Jimmy Graham continues to seem like a poor fit for the Seahawks offense.

Defense/Special Teams

Seahawks: 10.54 points
13.8 points against, 3.7 sacks, 1.1 INTs, 1.0 FR

49ers: 2.95 points
27.8 points against, 1.8 sacks, 0.4 INTs, 0.4 FR

Kickers

Blair Walsh, Seahawks: 8.68 points
3.0 XPs, 1.7 FGs

Robbie Gould, 49ers: 5.94 points
1.6 XPs, 1.4 FGs