News: Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman found out the results of his suspension appeal hearing Thursday, and the news was good. Sherman posted from his personal twitter account that he won the appeal, due to a claim that the chain of custody on his failed test sample was broken, thus making the results invalid. Sherman was facing a four-game suspension for violating the leagues performance-enhancing substance policy.
Analysis: Sherman has had a phenomenal season, and it turns out it will not be one that will be marred by controversy. Sherman missed out on being named to the Pro Bowl when rosters were announced, however he will still have the opportunity to play in the season finale in Week 17 against the Rams, as well as in the playoffs afterwards. Sherman has seven interceptions, three forced fumbles and 61 tackles on the year. View him as a viable IDP option moving forward in deeper Fantasy IDP formats.
News: Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman made his presence felt during Sunday's contest at home against the 49ers in Week 16. Sherman recovered a block field goal from David Akers and returned it back 90 yards for a touchdown. He also picked off Colin Kaepernick for his seventh interception of the season. He finished with five tackles in a 42-13 victory. "He tried to throw late across his body and you don't do that against our defense."
Analysis: Sherman missed two days of practice earlier in the week to attend his appeal with the league in New York for violating the league's performance enhancing substance policy. He showed Sunday why he is appealing his violation and how valuable he has been to the Seahawks during their playoff push. He has 61 tackles, three force fumbles and seven interceptions this season. Fantasy owners should view him as a viable IDP option in deeper formats heading into Week 17 at home against the Rams.
News: Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman was ruled active for Sunday's contest against the 49ers in Week 16 after missing two days of practice to attend his appeal with the league in New York for violating the league's performance enhancing substance policy. At this point, there is no timetable on when the NFL will announce a decision.
Analysis: Sherman is not injured or anything and is trying to avoid his suspension while the Seahawks fight for a playoff spot in the final two games of the season. He is safe to go for Sunday as the league has yet to make a ruling on his appeal. Fantasy owners should keep him active in deeper IDP formats heading into Week 16.
News: Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman missed practice for the second consecutive day to attend his appeal with the league in New York for violating the league's performance enhancing substance policy, according to the Tacoma News Tribune. Head coach Pete Carroll expects him to play Sunday night against the 49ers in Week 16. Im anticipating that well have him, Carroll said. I know nothing else at this point."
Analysis: Sherman is not injured or anything and is trying to avoid his suspension while the Seahawks fight for a playoff spot in the final two games of the season. We can't imagine that the league will suspend him during the weekend, so at this point he appears to be safe to go Sunday night. Fantasy owners should keep him active in deeper IDP formats heading into Week 16.
News: Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman was fairly productive in Week 15 against the Bills. Sherman collected six tackles -- five solo -- in the 50-17 win and now has 56 stops on the season, which matches his total from last year.
Analysis: Sherman has been Seattle's most productive defender this season as he leads the team in interceptions (6) and passes defended (19). His 48 solo tackles is the fourth highest mark on the team but Sherman is scheduled to have his appeal for violating the leagues policy on performance-enhancing drugs heard on Friday, so owners should keep an eye on his status for Week 16. As long as Sherman is able to play against the 49ers, he can remain active in deeper IDP formats.
News: Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman scored his first career touchdown in Week 14 against the Cardinals. He intercepted quarterback John Skelton in the second quarter and returned it 19 yards for the score. Sherman picked off Skelton again before halftime and also finished with two tackles and a fumble recovery in the 58-0 win.
Analysis: Sherman, who is appealing his four-game suspension for violating the leagues policy on performance-enhancing drugs, now has six interceptions on the year and is six tackles away from setting a new career high. His appeal is scheduled for Dec. 14 so keep an eye on the situation going forward. As long as Sherman plays in Week 15 against the Bills, consider him a viable option in deeper Fantasy IDP formats.
News: ESPN reports Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman's appeal of a four-game suspension for violating the leagues policy on performance-enhancing drugs is scheduled for Dec. 14, so he will be eligible to play Week 14 vs. Arizona.
Analysis: Sherman has 48 tackles and four interceptions in 12 games. He is a Top 20 Fantasy defensive back through 13 weeks, so if Sherman is eventually suspended, then his absence will have a profound impact in Fantasy IDP formats. Sherman is scheduled to play Week 14, so keep him active in Fantasy until further notice.
News: According to ESPN.com, the NFL has suspended starting Seahawks defensive backs Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner for four games for violating the leagues policy and performance-enhancing drugs. The suspensions were confirmed by CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora after Seattles 24-21 loss to the Dolphins. Both players are appealing the suspensions and maintaining their innocence, so they will be able to play until the appeals are heard.
Analysis: Sherman is a pretty big part of the Seahawks defense, as he has 43 tackles through 11 games, as well as four interceptions. This could be something that makes a big impact on Seattles defense, so we will have to keep an eye on this story as it develops. Fantasy owners can consider Sherman a decent low-end IDP option, when active.
News: Seattle defensive back Richard Sherman finished with three tackles and a sack during the Seahawks' 28-7 win over the Jets in Week 10. Sherman, whose takedown of quarterback Mark Sanchez was his first of the season, also had an interception and forced a fumble.
Analysis: Sherman was active for the game after dismissing an illness that landed him as probable on the injury report and continued his fine all-around season. He now has 40 tackles to go along with four interceptions and three forced fumbles. It's time to pick him up in deeper Fantasy IDP formats.
News: Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman did not make much of an impact during Thursday night's Week 7 contest against the 49ers. Sherman totaled three solo tackles and deflected one pass in a 13-6 defeat.
Analysis: Sherman, who is entering his second year, is not viewed as a high source of tackles and is just one interception away from matching his rookie total last year. he has 28 tackles through seven games and is considered as a viable option in deeper IDP formats heading into Week 8 at Detroit.
News: Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman recorded his third interception of the season in Week 6 against the Patriots. He picked off Tom Brady in the third quarter and also finished with three solo tackles in the 24-23 win.
Analysis: Sherman is one interception away from matching the mark from his rookie year and has also racked up 25 tackles through six games. He is becoming a reliable option in Fantasy so consider adding him in deeper IDP formats heading into Week 7 against the 49ers.
News: Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman totaled three solo tackles, two pass defenses and one interception Week 4 at St. Louis. He has 15 tackles (13 solo), six pass defenses and two interceptions in four games.
Analysis: Teams have been more willing to test Sherman through the early part of the season as opposed to fellow starting cornerback Brandon Browner, who had six interceptions in 2011. It's the reason why Sherman has two interceptions and six pass defenses in four games. Sherman is emerging as a viable Fantasy start in IDP formats.
News: Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman got his season off to a good start Sunday, as he picked off his first pass of the season in a 20-16 loss to the Cardinals. Sherman earned the start at corner back and finished with four solo tackles and two passes defended as well.
Analysis: Sherman is entering his second year, and he is coming off a pretty solid rookie season, in which he picked off four passes. Her became the teams start in Week 8 and finished with four interceptions and 45 tackles over the final 10 games, emerging as a useful low-end Fantasy IDP option. HE still does not have a great track record, but Sherman is an intriguing option in deeper IDP formats for Week 2 against Dallas.
News: Seahawks rookie DB Richard Sherman recorded another interception -- his third of the season -- Week 15 at Chicago. It was the fourth pick thrown by Bears quarterbacks on the day. Sherman also had a solo tackle in the contest.
Analysis: Sherman usually gets more than just one tackle, but he's not exactly a high-end contributor in the category. His interceptions aren't frequent enough to make him more than a low-end DB in Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: Seattle DB Richard Sherman finished second on the Seahawks in tackles on Sunday of Week 12 in a loss to the Redskins. Sherman finished the game with seven tackles and five of them were solo. Sherman added an interception of QB Rex Grossman in the game.
Analysis: Sherman now has two interceptions on the season for the Seahawks. He also has 33 tackles and eight passes defended. Sherman has been an excellent corner for Seattle, though he has just low-end Fantasy value in IDP formats due to lack of consistent tackles.
News: Seahawks DB Richard Sherman recorded the first interception of his career in Week 8 against the Bengals. He picked off Andy Dalton in the third quarter and finished with three passes defended. He also posted five tackles in the 34-12 loss.
Analysis: Sherman is not a starter for Seattle and usually does not post much in the form of stats. Continue to ignore him in the majority of Fantasy formats.
News: The Seahawks added much depth to their defense via the 2011 draft when they picked Mississippi State LB K.J. Wright (Round 4), Stanford CB Richard Sherman (Round 5), Appalachian State safety Mark LeGree (Round 5), Clemson CB Byron Maxwell (Round 6), LSU DE Lazarius Levingston (Round 7) and USC LB Malcolm Smith (Round 7).
Analysis: Of these players, Wright and Legree have the best shot at playing sooner than later, though both are behind first-round picks on the depth chart. Both Wright and Legree are worth late-round fliers in the deepest of dynasty/keeper leagues and rookie-only drafts.