This article is part of our Showdown/Single Game DFS Breakdown series.
These two teams had such high hopes to begin the year – the Seahawks armed with a fresh offensive coordinator who was supposed to usher in a new era of life to a passing game needlessly held back for years, the Washington team ready to charge for a division title on the strength of a defense loaded at all three levels. A lethargic Seahawks offense and a major finger injury to Russell Wilson was what Seattle fans got instead, and Washington's defense inexplicably was awful despite an outstanding collection of talent. Injuries have done a number to both teams, furthermore, and by now neither team has much to realistically play for aside from pride.
Of course, neither team wants to count themselves out yet – the Seahawks said they simply plan to win seven games in a row – so at least in theory they should both play hard. The game is in Washington, the over/under is 47, and Seattle is favored by one point after opening as 2.5-point favorites.
Russell Wilson ($11000 DK, $15500 FD) would normally project as a great play against this underachieving and battered Washington defense, but Wilson's own physical condition is in some question given how awful he's played the last two weeks. There's an entirely understandable excuse – it's probably difficult to throw a football at a world-class level while the tendon is torn in one of the knuckles on your middle finger – but there's no such thing as injury-adjusted points