News: Free agent fullback Owen Schmitt signed Tuesday with the Raiders, the team announced. Schmitt played his first two seasons with Seattle and the past two with Philadelphia. He's appeared in 51 games with 12 starts. Starting fullback Marcel Reece has yet to sign his exclusive rights tender and isn't participating in the offseason program.
Analysis: He's not expected to put up big stats. Keep him off of Fantasy rosters.
News: Eagles RB Owen Schmitt scored his second NFL touchdown in the Week 13 win over the Texans. In the fourth quarter, QB Michael Vick rolled to his left and hit Schmitt on a 5-yard connection for the score.
Analysis: Schmitt now has 17 catches on the year, further extending his career-high. Still, the gains are the result of QB Michael Vick going through every single progression until finding Schmitt after all others are considered. He remains a player who should be ignored in Fantasy play.
News: Eagles RB Owen Schmitt made two catches late in the game as the team was holding off the Giants late in the Week 11 contest. He totaled 14 yards on the grabs.
Analysis: Schmitt now has 16 catches on the year, further extending his career-high. Still, the gains are the result of QB Michael Vick going through every single progression until finding Schmitt after all others are considered. He remains a player who should be ignored in Fantasy play.
News: Eagles RB Owen Schmitt made his 13th catch of the season in Week 9 against the Colts. He was targeted once by Michael Vick, catching it for a 12-yard gain. He's primarily the team's fullback and doesn't see too many touches on game day.
Analysis: Schmitt had more yards than TE Brent Celek in Week 9, but that doesn't mean he should be claimed off waivers. He can be ignored in all Fantasy leagues heading into next week.
News: Eagles RB Owen Schmitt, who has been starting at fullback with Leonard Weaver out for the season, made one reception Week 6 against the Falcons. It went for minus-1 yard.
Analysis: As a fullback, Schmitt is primarily a blocker and rarely contributes on offense, catching 10 passes all season. Don't bother with him in Fantasy.
News: Eagles RB Owen Schmitt caught two passes for 19 yards in the Week 5 win over the 49ers.
Analysis: Schmitt continues to get minimal opportunity in the Eagles passing game, but he is making the most of them. Still, he is not involved enough to have a Fantasy impact.
News: Eagles RB Owen Schmitt saw several passes thrown his way in Week 4 against the Redskins. He caught three passes for 43 yards in the 17-12 loss. He was targeted four times in the game and averaged 14.3 yards per reception.
Analysis: Schmitt has always been known for his blocking prowess but has been able to collect some nice stats through the first four games. He has caught seven passes for 70 yards thus far and should be able to score a touchdown or two by the end of the year. But seeing as he is a bruising fullback, Fantasy owners should leave Schmitt on the waiver wire for Week 5 against the 49ers.
News: Eagles RB Owen Schmitt totaled two catches for 21 yards in Week 2 against the Lions. He had no carries.
Analysis: Schmitt was signed earlier in the week after Philadelphia learned Leonard Weaver (knee) would miss the rest of the season. Schmitt is more of a blocking fullback and not worth owning in Fantasy. Ignore him as the Eagles play the Jaguars in Week 3.
News: The Philadelphia Eagles placed Pro Bowl fullback Leonard Weaver and starting center Jamaal Jackson on injured reserve on Monday, ending their seasons. The team signed fullback Owen Schmitt and tight end/fullback Garrett Mills to fill the roster spots.
Analysis: Schmitt, a fifth-round draft choice by Seattle in 2008, played in 30 games with the Seahawks. He caught 12 passes for 50 yards and one touchdown, and carried five times for 21 yards. Schmitt will be used mainly as a blocker and will have no Fantasy appeal.
News: Seahawks TE John Owens, WR Deon Butler and RB Owen Schmitt didn't record offensive statistics Week 17 against the Titans.
Analysis: None of these players ever contributes enough statistically to make an impact in Fantasy.
News: Seattle RB Owen Schmitt and backup QB Seneca Wallace did not pick up any stats in the Week 15 loss to Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Neither of these players does enough statistically to matter in Fantasy. Leave them on waivers in Week 16 at Green Bay.
News: Seahawks RB Owen Schmitt, TE John Owens and WR Ben Obomanu all dressed in a Week 14 loss to the Texans.
Analysis: None of these players does enough statistically to matter in Fantasy. Leave them all on waivers in Week 15 vs. Tampa Bay.
News: Seahawks RB Owen Schmitt and TE John Owens didn't record offensive statistics Week 13 against the 49ers.
Analysis: Neither of these players does enough statistically to matter in Fantasy. Leave both on waivers.
News: Seahawks WR Deon Butler, FB Owen Schmitt, TE John Owens, WR Ben Obomanu and RB Louis Rankin all dressed but failed to record an offensive stat in Week 11 at the Vikings.
Analysis: None of these players are worth using in most Fantasy leagues. Ignore them in Week 12 against St. Louis.
News: Seahawks QB Mike Teel, DB Jamar Adams, RB Owen Schmitt, DL Red Bryant, TE Cameron Morrah and DL Derek Walker have all been ruled inactive for Week 10 at Arizona.
Analysis: There are no real surprise inactives for Seattle. Most of these guys are reserves or special teams contributors when active and have little to no Fantasy appeal. Keep them reserved for Week 10.
News: Seattle RB Owen Schmitt caught one pass for 4 yards on Sunday in a Week 9 win over the Lions.
Analysis: Schmitt failed to record a stat Week 8 and only got a ball thrown his way because Matt Hasselbeck threw 51 passes against Detroit. He is not a recommnded Fantasy option for Week 10 at Arizona.
News: Seahawks RB Justin Griffith, WR Deon Butler, RB Owen Schmitt, TE John Owens, WR Ben Obomanu and QB Seneca Wallace all dressed but failed to record an offensive stat in Week 6 against Arizona.
Analysis: Most of these players are reserves or special teams contributors for the Seahawks. They don't do enough on a weekly basis to warrant use in most Fantasy formats. The Seahawks are on a bye in Week 7 before returning to action Week 8 against Dallas.
News: Seahawks coach Jim Mora said RB Justin Griffith will start Sunday vs. the Cardinals. Owen Schmitt has started in Griffith's place since Week 3. "Justin helps because of familiarity with the scheme. He has years of experience running (our) scheme that Owen doesn't have yet," Mora said.
Analysis: Griffith and Schmitt have minimal Fantasy value as blocking fullbacks. Ignore both in Week 6 against the Cardinals.
News: Seattle RB Owen Schmitt had one catch Week 5 against the Jaguars that went for 3 yards.
Analysis: Schmitt is primarily a blocking fullback for the Seahawks and won't rack up enough stats to matter in Fantasy. It's safe to ignore him heading into Week 6 vs. the Cardinals.
News: Seahawks RB Owen Schmitt caught two passes for three yards and a touchdown in a Week 4 loss to the Colts.
Analysis: Schmitt is primarily a blocking fullback for the Seahawks and won't rack up enough stats to matter in Fantasy. It's safe to ignore him heading into Week 5 vs. the Jaguars.
News: Seahawks RB Owen Schmitt had one catch for 10 yards during a Week 3 loss to the Bears. He had no carries in the game.
Analysis: Schmitt is primarily a blocking fullback for the Seahawks and won't rack up enough stats to matter in Fantasy. It's safe to ignore him heading into Week 4 against the Colts.
News: Seahawks RB Owen Schmitt, TE John Owens, WR Ben Obomanu and TE Cameron Morrah, didn't record offensive statistics Week 2 at San Francisco.
Analysis: None of these players ever does enough statistically to matter in Fantasy. Leave them all on waivers for Week 2 against the Bears.
News:Justin Griffith will start at fullback over Owen Schmitt against Oakland on Thursday. Griffith has an advantage over the second-year man: Griffith knows the new zone-blocking and one-cut-and-go running schemes of first-year offensive coordinator Greg Knapp better. He was Knapp and Mora's fullback in Atlanta from 2004-06.
Analysis: Neither of these players will do enough offensively to be relevant in Fantasy so continue ignoring them in all formats.
News: The Seattle Times reports that Seahawks FB Owen Schmitt pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of reckless driving on Wednesday. Schmitt, 24, was arrested June 25 and charged with DUI after his black Jeep was observed weaving and following a half-car length behind another car. He failed field-sobriety tests and was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Schmitt was sentenced to 365 days in jail, but 364 days of that sentence were suspended. The suspended portion of the sentence will not be served so long as he obeys the conditions of conduct from the court. The one day in jail was converted to 24 hours of community service. Schmitt must pay $2,130 in fines, fees and costs and serve two years of probation.
Analysis: Schmitt has minimal Fantasy value and is not worth owning in any leagues this year.
News: Seahawks fullback Owen Schmitt has apologized for "poor judgment" after getting arrested in a Seattle suburb for investigation of drunken driving. Schmitt issued a statement Thursday apologizing "to the team, the NFL, the fans and my family and friends for my actions and poor judgment." Schmitt was arrested Saturday night in Black Diamond, southeast of Seattle, according to a news release from the Black Diamond police. The release said Schmitt was observed by an officer weaving on the roadway and following too close. After Schmitt's car was stopped, the officer noticed several signs of intoxication, including the smell of alcohol. Black Diamond police said Schmitt's blood alcohol level was above the legal limit in Washington of 0.08.
Analysis: Schmitt did not do enough to matter statistically in 2008 and that will likely hold true in 2009. Don't worry about him in Fantasy play.
News: RB Julius Jones, RB Justin Forsett, Kevin Hobbs, FB Owen Schmitt and WR Jordan Kent all failed to record a stat Week 16.
Analysis: Jones is the only one of these players that has any worth in Fantasy, but he is squarely behind Maurice Morris who had a big game Week 16. Don't start Jones or any of these other players Week 16. Leave the others on waivers.
News: The following Seahawks were active for Week 12 against Washington but did not pick up any statistics: RB Owen Schmitt, TE Will Heller and backup QB Seneca Wallace.
Analysis: Schmitt is a solid pass-catching fullback but with Leonard Weaver back, the Seahawks don't give him enough looks to warrant using him in Fantasy. The same goes for the other two listed above.
News: Seahawks RB Owen Schmitt, starting at fullback for the injured Leonard Weaver, had one catch for seven yards during a Week 11 loss to the Cardinals. He didn't have any rushing attempts.
Analysis: Schmitt is a solid pass-catching fullback, but when Weaver is healthy, he is backup that hardly sees the field. Even when he is starting, he has limited Fantasy appeal. Schmitt should be ignored in Fantasy leagues at this time. The Seahawks play the Redskins Week 12.
News: Seahawks FB Owen Schmitt had 19 yards rushing on three carries in a Week 10 loss to the Dolphins. He also caught one pass for six yards.
Analysis: Schmitt, a rookie, is filling in for Leonard Weaver right now, as Weaver isn't working at 100 percent. Continue to ignore him when Seattle hosts Arizona in Week 11.
News: Seahawks RB Owen Schmitt started for an injured Leonard Weaver during a Week 9 loss to the Eagles. Schmitt had three catches for 10 yards. Weaver, who was battling a foot injury, dressed for the game but did not play.
Analysis: The rookie fullback is a fierce blocker and not a bad pass catcher either, but he is primarily on the field to clear running lanes and has little to no Fantasy value. The Seahawks play the Dolphins Week 10.
News: Seahawks RB Owen Schmitt carried the ball for only the second time in his career Week 8 at San Francisco. He was stopped for no gain.
Analysis: Uh ... don't start Schmitt. You probably could've figured that out on your own. He doesn't do anything on offense. The Seahawks play the Eagles in Week 9.
News: The following Seahawks players did not record an offensive statistic in Week 5 at the N.Y. Giants: TE Jeb Putzier, RB Owen Schmitt, LS Jeff Robinson and TE Will Heller.
Analysis: None of the players on this list are going to be in line for considerable playing time anytime soon. Leave them on the waiver wire in all Fantasy leagues until further notice. They've got some depth chart climbing to do.
News: Seahawks RB Owen Schmitt got one carry for two yards in a Week 3 win over the Rams.
Analysis: Schmitt is a blocking fullback and won't touch the ball much. He's not worth owning in Fantasy. The Seahawks are off in Week 4.
News: Seattle RB Owen Schmitt was little used offensively on Sunday against the 49ers. Schmitt caught one pass for six yards.
Analysis: Schmitt is a blocking fullback and won't touch the ball much. He's not worth owning in Fantasy.
News: The Seahawks added several players in the later rounds of the 2008 NFL Draft, but none will make an impact on your Fantasy team this year. They drafted DT Red Bryant from Texas A&M in the fourth round, FB Owen Schmitt from West Virginia in the fifth round, RB Justin Forsett from California in the seventh round and kicker Brandon Coutu from Georgia in the seventh round.
Analysis: Bryant is a space eater and doesn't have much Fantasy value in IDP leagues. Schmitt is a blocking fullback and won't touch the ball much. Forsett will likely play on special teams. And Coutu will have to beat out veteran Olindo Mare to make the team.