The Worksheet, a comprehensive fantasy football preview by Rich Hribar, breaks down everything you need to know about the Week 2 matchup between the Lions and Seahawks.

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SeattleRank@DetroitRank
6.0 Spread-6.0
21.5 Implied Total27.5
13.027Points/Gm21.013
30.026Points All./Gm20.014
46.032Plays/Gm70.07
78.031Opp. Plays/Gm62.014
3.925Off. Yards/Play5.39
5.526Def. Yards/Play5.123
39.13%21Rush%48.57%12
60.87%12Pass%51.43%21
51.28%23Opp. Rush %37.10%8
48.72%10Opp. Pass %62.90%25

  • Under Dan Campbell, the Lions are now 24-11 against the spread, tied for the best mark in the league.
  • Detroit allowed 1.82 points per drive (19th) in Week 1 versus the Chiefs after allowing 2.28 points per drive in 2022 (30th).
  • Seattle allowed 3.33 points per drive (31st) in Week 1 after allowing 2.16 points per drive in 2022 (27th).
  • The Seahawks ran 14 offensive plays in the second half in Week 1. The fewest in a Week 1 game since 2008 (any game since 2019).
  • Seattle gained 12 yards on those plays, the fewest in the second half of any game since 2008 when the Bears had two yards in the second half of Week 12 versus Minnesota.
  • As a result, Seattle had the lowest time of possession (20:37) of all teams in Week 1.
  • Just 19.2% of Geno Smith’s Week 1 pass attempts were 10 yards or further downfield (31st) after a 31.5% rate in 2022 (17th).

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Quarterback

Jared Goff (TRUST): We never ran into the back-and-forth game environment we were looking for in the season opener in Kansas City, leaving Goff as the QB18 (14.0 points) in Week 1.

Goff completed 22-of-35 passes for 253 yards and a touchdown.

After a strong opening first half, Goff only had 13 drop backs in the second half (he still averaged 9.1 Y/A on those passes) with the Lions scoring a defensive touchdown and then playing for clock control.

That is a potential concern here if Seattle cannot hang around, but we saw Seattle have the same issues defensively that they had a year ago, especially guarding the middle of the field.

Seattle allowed 8.5 yards per pass attempt between the hashes while Matthew Stafford was 16-of-22 for 172 yards between the numbers.

Goff threw 68.0% of his passes between the numbers in Week 1, second in the league.

When these teams played in Week 4 last season, Goff was 15-of-20 for 233 yards (11.7 Y/A) throwing between the numbers.

In this matchup a year ago, Goff was the QB1 overall (33.2 points), throwing for 378 yards and four touchdowns in a game in which Amon-Ra St. Brown sat out.

That game environment had plenty of pushback from the Seattle side and was a 48-45 shootout, but this is still another matchup to target.

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