The Seattle Seahawks still have Kam Chancellor continuing his holdout into Week 2 and his status has not changed according to head coach Pete Carroll. The team lost on Sunday, but Tyler Lockett showed that he could be a fantasy sleeper alongside Marshawn Lynch, Jimmy Graham and Russell Wilson on offense.
Chancellor has been holing out since the summer and he threatened to sit into the season and now that has officially happened. Chancellor missed one game and now he is heading towards Week 2 and all reports have things staying the same from both the player and the team side of things. According to the Seattle Times, Carroll said there is "not much going on" regarding Chancellor and his situation. The Seahawks have held tight that they are not going to re-negotiate Chancellor's deal, which still has multiple years left on it.
NFL.com reports that the two sides are less than $1 million apart in salary talks, but that the team does not want to set a precedent by bumping up Chancellor's money. The team used Dion Lewis in the game against the Rams and while he played solidly for most of the game, Lewis also allowed the game-tying touchdown that sent the game into overtime. Chancellor has given up $1.87 million already while holding out and if he misses the game against Green Bay in Week 2, it will be another $250,000 added to that total.
The Seahawks clearly need Chancellor, as he is one of the emotional leaders of the team and his absence will be felt by the defense. On the offensive side of the ball things looked much better and players like Marshawn Lynch, Jimmy Graham and Russell Wilson got off to solid starts. Tyler Lockett emerged as a solid sleeper option for fantasy owners, as he was impressive on special teams and brought back a punt return for a TD. Lockett had four catches in the game and he should continue getting in the mix on offense.
The tandem of Marshawn Lynch and Fred Jackson should help the offense keep things going for Wilson, as Jackson is a great backup that can make catches out of the backfield. Lynch is still the lead back and he had a strong game with 73 yards on 18 carries along with five catches for 31 yards. Jackson only had three carries and made one catch, but it was the first week of the season and Jackson only signed about a week ago. Jackson won't cut in much to Lynch and his touches, but he is a great backup option for Beast Mode.
Wilson is one of the best fantasy football starter options and he comes in with 251 passing yards and one touchdown along with 31 rushing yards from last week. Jimmy Graham made an impact in his first game with the Seahawks, making six catches for 51 yards on eight targets with a TD. Graham should be a prime redzone target and he can help open up the offense for players like Doug Baldwin and Lockett.