The Worksheet, a comprehensive fantasy football preview by Rich Hribar, breaks down everything you need to know about the Week 11 matchup between the Rams and Seahawks.
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|39.64%||9||Opp. Rush %||45.96%||26|
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- The Rams have covered the point spread in five straight games against the Seahawks.
- The Seahawks have led for just 30.1% of their snaps. Only the Steelers (23.9%) have led for a lower rate of snaps among teams with a winning record.
- Seattle has converted 13.6% fewer of their third downs than their opponent, 31st in the league.
- 59.5% of the Rams’ set of downs have reached third down since Week 5, 31st in the NFL.
- 21.8% of the drives against Seattle have reached the red zone or scored prior, third in the NFL.
- 6.8% of the Los Angeles rushes have gained 10 or more yards, 30th in the league.
- 26.3% of the rushing yardage gained by the Rams this season has come from explosive gains, the lowest rate in the league.
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Geno Smith: It was dicey after the first half on Sunday, but Smith capitalized on a good matchup and posted his best fantasy week of the season (24.1 points) against Washington.
Smith threw for a season-high 369 yards to go along with a pair of touchdowns.
After halftime, Smith was 15-of-20 for 217 yards with both touchdowns.
The largest impact came from Smith being pressured on a season-low 22.9% of his dropbacks. His previous low was a 34.1% pressure rate.
When Seattle has been able to keep Smith in a clean pocket, he is averaging 8.2 yards per pass attempt, which is seventh in the league.
Under pressure, that drops to 5.4 Y/A, which is 23rd.
The Rams pressured Smith on 44.8% of his dropbacks when these teams played in Week 1 when both starting tackles were injured during the game.
When Los Angeles pressured Smith in that game, he was 4-of-10 for 24 yards.
If Seattle can keep Smith in clean pockets here, there is a path to put together another solid start.
The Rams defense has faded as the season has gone on.
They have allowed 8.0 yards per pass attempt over their past six games, which is 31st in the league.
The one element saving them is that they have allowed a 3.1% touchdown rate, which is sixth in the league. They have allowed more than one passing touchdown in just two games.
Smith is not as strong of a streamer as he was last week, but he does have matchup appeal here if you did pick him up and need to use him as a fringe-QB1 option.
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