Seattle still an intriguing starting option at San Francisco
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
The Seahawks may be an intriguing starting option for Sunday's difficult matchup against the 49ers in Week 14.
Seattle dominated New Orleans at home last week, allowing only 188 yards of total offense in a 34-7 victory. The Seahawks are riding high and have fared well against the 49ers as of late, outscoring San Francisco 71-16 in the previous two meetings. The last time they faced the 49ers, Seattle picked off Colin Kaepernick three times and allowed 207 yards of total offense.
Our Fantasy experts have Seattle ranked as low as 13th and as high as third this week. Consider them a solid starting option in all formats for Week 14.
The 49ers may have their hands full in a pivotal macthup at home against the Seahawks in Week 14.
The last time these two teams faced each other, San Francisco's defense fell apart and allowed 98 yards on the ground to Marshawn Lynch. Lynch scored two rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown In fact, the 49ers have been outscored 71-16 over the previous two meetings.
Still, the Niners have allowed 105.5 yards per game on the ground, which ranks 11th, and 206.2 yards per game through the air, which is the third fewest allowed in the league. Opposing DST units have scored only 6.00 Fantasy points per game this season. Fantasy owners may want to think twice before starting the 49ers DST this week. Consider them a low-end starting option for Week 14.
Along with placing a pair of defensive players on injured reserve, the Raiders also waived defensive lineman Brian Sanford Saturday. The flurry of moves was made in order to clear up room on the roster for the signings of defensive backs Chance Casey and Shelton Johnson , as well as linebacker Marshall McFadden , the team announced.
The Ravens released running back Bernard Scott, to make room on the active roster for the activation of tight end Dennis Pitta from injured reserve. The team announced the move Saturday, ahead of Week 14 against the Vikings.
Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram (knee) has been able to practice in recent weeks, and may make his season debut in Week 14 against the Giants Sunday. Ingram was activated from the PUP list Saturday, and is now on the 53-man roster.
Ingram has yet to play this season, due to a torn ACL suffered in the offseason. He register 41 tackles and one sack while appearing in all 16 games as a rookie a year ago.