QB Tom Brady
I’m dialing back my enthusiasm for Brady’s fantasy prospects this week because Seattle’s defense is solid, particularly on the back end. The one area I could see the Pats exploiting is the Seahawks’ sub packages by keeping them on the field with the hurry-up, but that’s not enough to make me project more than 260 and 2 scores. Shallow leaguers might be able to find better options.
RBs Stevan Ridley, Brandon Bolden, Danny Woodhead
Tempering expectations for Ridley and Bolden would be prudent. I think they’ll split up 115 yards and a score, with Ridley getting the slightly larger slice of the action. The wild card in the equation is Woodhead. His workload could see a slight bump this week as the Pats rush to the line to exploit matchups. I think he’ll see the lion’s share of the work and put up north of 60 total yards. In PPR leagues, he’s certainly flex-worthy.
WRs Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd
Welker should see a ton of work on this game, so I wouldn’t g...