The Worksheet, a comprehensive fantasy football preview by Rich Hribar, breaks down everything you need to know about the Week 3 matchup between the Seahawks and Panthers.

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6.5 Spread-6.5
18.0 Implied Total24.5
22.013Points All./Gm30.529
61.012Opp. Plays/Gm71.025
4.131Off. Yards/Play5.116
4.67Def. Yards/Play5.930
48.36%27Opp. Rush %47.18%25
51.64%6Opp. Pass %52.82%8

  • Seattle has allowed 43.8 yards per opponent possession through two weeks, 31st in the league.
  • Carolina is averaging 22.0 yards per possession, 30th in the league.
  • The Seahawks have had just a 42.7% success rate against opposing passing plays through two weeks, the lowest rate in the league. The league average is 56.6%.
  • Carolina has a 32.5% success rate on passing plays, 29th in the league.
  • The Panthers are averaging a league-low 3.5 yards per passing play.
  • Seattle has allowed a first down or touchdown on 46.6% of opponent pass attempts, the highest rate in the league.
  • Seattle has forced a punt on just 10% (2-of-20) of opponent drives, the lowest rate in the league.

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Geno Smith: Geno and this passing game immediately recovered after falling apart in the second half of Week 1.

Against Detroit on Sunday, Smith connected on 32-of-41 (78.0%) passes for 328 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He added another 20 rushing yards.

Down both starting tackles, Smith was pressured on 34.1% of his dropbacks and had a clean pocket on 52.3% of his dropbacks (25th).

When he was clean, he was squeaky clean. Without pressured, Smith was 25-of-29 (86.2%) for 262 yards (9.0 Y/A).

Carolina has gotten off to a unique start rushing the passer. They are third in the NFL in sack rate (12.7%) but are currently 31st in pressure rate (23.4%).

The Panthers have opened the year sixth in passing points allowed per attempt (0.292), but also have drawn Desmond Ridder and Derek Carr to kick off the season.

The implied offensive environment is not as strong as it was last week for potential fireworks, but Smith and this passing game bought back some good faith to handle him as a high-end QB2.

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