Posted: 7:40 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013
By Jack Choros
The Week 6 matchup between the Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks features two teams that are both coming off losses in Week 5. We've got all the fantasy projections for you courtesy of numberFire.
When quarterback Jake Locker (hip) went down with his injury and was diagnosed as being out 6-8 weeks, Titans fans might have been holding their breath, thinking that all was lost. Luckily for them, Ryan Fitzpatrick has done a decent job filling in and almost led the Titans to an upset victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 5. Fitzpatrick threw for 247 yards and a touchdown against the Chiefs. The problem was that two of his passes went for interceptions and the Chiefs were able to overcome an early deficit for the win.
The Titans' ability to win regardless of the quarterbacking situation will no doubt rely on the likes of running back Chris Johnson and wide receiver Nate Washington. Johnson only managed 1.7 yards per carry last week, but he was able to convert a reception into a season-long 49-yard touchdown. Washington, on the other hand, has surpassed both Kenny Britt and Kendall Wright as the team's number one wide receiver. He has been targeted at least eight times in each of the last three games and last week caught three passes for 80 yards against the Chiefs.
Quarterback Russell Wilson had quite possibly his best fantasy outing of the season in Week 5 against the Indianapolis Colts. The ironic part about it is that it came in the Seahawks' first loss of the season. Wilson was able to scramble away from any pressure that the Colts tried to throw his way in the game. As a result he was able to compliment his 210 passing yards with over 100 yards rushing. It was the first time in his career that Wilson was able to surpass that milestone in a game.
It looks like wide receiver Percy Harvin (hip) is still a few weeks away from getting back into the lineup, so for now Wilson will continue to lean on running back Marshawn Lynch to keep the ball moving down the field. After averaging five yards per carry last season, Lynch has seen that number drop right around his career average of 4.2. He's also getting slightly fewer carries per game than he usually does these days, so fantasy owners shouldn't expect him to exceed the career-high 1,590 rushing yards he ran for last year.