Seahawks place Kevin Pierre-Louis on IR, claim Loucheiz Purifoy
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/28/14) The Seahawks have claimed defensive back Loucheiz Purifoy off waivers from the Colts and placed linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis on injured reserve, ending his season, per KJR-950 AM in Seattle. Pierre-Louis injured his shoulder Week 11 against Kansas City. His season ends with 13 combined tackles and one fumble recovery in seven games played.
Seahawks DST keeps rolling
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/24/14) The Seahawks continued their improved defensive play with an especially strong showing against the Cardinals and backup quarterback Drew Stanton in Week 12. They allowed just three points on 204 yards and have given up an average of 15.4 points on 263.6 yards in their last five games.
They didn't have an abundance of big plays in this one, but they did have three sacks and one interception. They still have yet to record more than three sacks in a game this season.
Averaging 13.8 Fantasy points in its last five games, the Seahawks DST has made a comeback in standard CBSSports.com leagues after a slow start. Of course, matchups have had something to do with it. They don't have an especially favorable one Week 13 at San Francisco, but it's not the kind that should scare you away either.
Seahawks get run over by Chiefs backs
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/17/14) The Seahawks defense couldn't slow down the Chiefs' running game in Week 11's 24-20 loss Sunday.
The Seahawks limited the Chiefs to just 108 yards through the air, and kept them off the field for 36 minutes of gametime, but the Chiefs just wore down the Seahawks otherwise. The Chiefs rushed for 190 yards and three rushing touchdowns, overcoming a pair of fumbles lost to the Seahawks defense.
The Seahawks' defense isn't quite as fearsome as it once was, though Sunday's game was just the second in the last six in which they did not come away with double figures in Fantasy scoring. They will look to reach that level again in Week 12, with the Cardinals on the schedule.
Pete Carroll provides injury updates on Chancellor, Smith, Wagner
Chancellor has registered 47 combined tackles along with one interception and one forced fumble this season.
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The Seahawks defense is considered the reason the team won the Super Bowl in 2013, especially their dominating performance in shutting down the best offense in NFL history with the Broncos in the title game. Fantasy owners know the Seahawks DST was amazing last year as the No. 1 unit with 28 interceptions, 44 sacks, 11 fumble recoveries, four defensive touchdowns and two safeties. They held opponents to a league-low 231 points, and they should be dominant once again. Losing key players like Chris Clemons (Jacksonville), Red Bryant (Jacksonville) and Brandon Browner (New England) will hurt, but the Seahawks brought back Michael Bennett and Tony McDaniel, drafted rookies like Cassius Marsh and Kevin Pierre-Louis and still have an excellent secondary led by Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. The Seahawks DST should be considered the No. 1 option in all leagues, and they are worth drafting with a mid- to late-round pick. We don't advocate drafting a DST until the final couple of rounds in most formats, but the Seahawks DST is worth drafting a round or two earlier based on their upside.