Fantasy Football fireworks expected when the Arizona Cardinals (6-3) take on the Seattle Seahawks (6-3) at CenturyLink Field Thursday night.
Battle of the Birds
In the first meeting between these teams, there were fireworks with 71 total points scored, and over 1000-yards tallied.
For those of you that missed it, this was a fantastic game that went into overtime with the Cards coming out on top 37-34.
Thursday night the Seahawks look to avenge their loss and take another step forward in winning the NFC West.
The keys to each team’s success begin and end with the quarterback position; both Wilson and Murray will provide fireworks, but turnovers need to be avoided.
These prolific passers have two of the most exciting Wide receivers in the game in D.K. Metcalf and DeAndre Hopkins.
And they’ll put the ball in the hands of these playmakers in order to move the ball and finish victorious.
Fantasy Football Starts
Kyler Murray, Cardinals
Murray is a dual-threat Fantasy football quarterback able to beat defenses with both his arm and legs.
His 17-passing touchdowns are nice for a player in his second year, but it’s his 10 rushing touchdowns that make him a special Fantasy football player.
In their last meeting, Murray led a come-from-behind effort with 360-yards passing, adding three touchdowns and just one interception.
When Murray couldn’t find success through the air, he was tearing up the turf to the tune of 67-yards on 14 rushes, and another touchdown.
This time around I expect Murray to deliver the same kind of offensive output. He’ll start slow, but once he gets rolling your Fantasy football scores will explode like a slot machine.
Prediction: 25-36 297-yards passing, 3-Td’s, 10-rushes 67-yards
Russell Wilson, Seahawks
Wilson has had an MVP start to the 2020 season. He’s leading the league with 28 passing touchdowns, but lately, he has been a little loose with the ball.
His four interceptions in the past two weeks is a turnover trend both the Seahawks and Wilson can’t afford to continue.
Russell was electric in the last meeting passing for 388-yards and adding three touchdowns, but he did throw three interceptions.
I believe Wilson will be much more efficient in this game and prove why he is leading the MVP race.
Prediction: 26-35 287-yards passing, 3 Td’s, 6-rushes 37-yards
DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals
After his game-winning catch between three Bills’ defenders, Hopkins needs little introduction.
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Hopkins is truly a spectacular talent, and at this point he’s unguardable.
Thursday night he’ll play against the worst passing defense in the league. The Seahawks are giving-up 353-yards per contest and have no chance of stopping the Murray to Hopkins connection.
Starting DeAndre Hopkins is a no brainer, but the eye-popping numbers he’ll produce Thursday night might win you your week.
Prediction: 9-receptions 93-yards, 2 Td’s
D.K Metcalf, Seahawks
There is no doubt that D.K. Metcalf is a rising star in the NFL, but last weekend Jalen Ramsey proved he’s not a machine.
He’ll try and rebound against an Arizona team giving up 249-passing-yards per-game.
The first time these two met Metcalf only had two-receptions for 23-yards, but he did display supreme athleticism by chasing down Cardinals cornerback Budda Baker after a Wilson interception.
Tyler Lockett is dealing with a banged-up knee, and his use will surely be lessened, which improves Metcalfs’ stock tonight.
“Wilson to Metcalf” will be echoed many times from your television Thursday night!
Prediction: 8-receptions 123-yards, 2-Td’s
Kenyan Drake, Cardinals
I don’t love either backfield in this game, but Drake is starting to get on track.
Against Buffalo, he ran for 100-yards on 16-carries, and for the first time, this season looked confident while galloping.
Both teams will try and control the time of possession more in their second meeting so Drake has a great opportunity to see another nice workload.
Prediction: 17-rushes 97-yards, 1 Td
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