The New Orleans Saints take on the Seattle Seahawks tonight in a clash for NFC supremacy. If you still have the roster spots to make a last minute decision, check out this week’s Monday Night sit/start report to get that W in Week 13.
Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks – Lynch has once again been one of fantasy’s most reliable producers and has been dominant in Seattle’s past two games, scoring more than 20 fantasy points in each. The Saints have been very good against the pass this year, so the Seahawks will look to lean on their star running back even more this week. With the Saints giving up the 5th most YPC to opposing running backs (4.6), the strategy should pay off for the Seahawks and fantasy owners alike.
Pierre Thomas, New Orleans Saints – If the NFL’s most vaunted secondary gives Drew Brees problems Monday Night, the Saints may need to look to their running game to help get the win. Enter, Pierre Thomas. Clearly the team’s most consistent and productive back this year, Thomas has recorded more than 80 yards from scrimmage in seven straight games. Against a Seahawks frontline which has, at times, been vulnerable against the run, Thomas could have a nice stat line Monday Night.
Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints – At times the team’s third receiving option, Colston has been having a disappointing year. Colston has yet to see more than eight targets in a game so far this season, and has been wildly inconsistent as a result. With a matchup against the NFL’s top pass defense, yards may be hard to come by through the air, even for the high-powered Saints, meaning another unproductive game for the Saints wideout.
Golden Tate, Seattle Seahawks – Even though Percy Harvin is expected to miss Monday night’s matchup, the fourth year receiver may have a tough game against an above average Saints secondary. With Russell Wilson yet to establish himself as an elite passing QB and the Seahawks looking to avoid a shootout on Monday, Tate’s production will be limited. A boom or bust type player, the matchup says bust for Tate.