Ryan Lindley QB ARI 11 Hrs
Lindley completed 18-of-44 passes for 216 yards, with no touchdowns and one interception, in Sunday's 35-6 loss to the Seahawks.
A trio of missed field goals kept Arizona in the game, but the Seahawks completely dominated outside of special teams. Lindley predictably struggled against a red-hot defense, and he now owns a 0-to-8 touchdown-to-interception ratio on 225 career pass attempts. A healthy Drew Stanton (knee) would obviously get the start in Week 17 against the 49ers, and there's perhaps some chance the Cardinals could turn to Logan Thomas in the event that Stanton isn't ready. Lindley still has a decent chance to start the regular-season finale, but he'd be a bottom-five quarterback option in a tough matchup.
Dan Carpenter K BUF 11 Hrs
Carpenter (groin) made his only field-goal attempt and all three extra-point tries in Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Raiders.
Carpenter wasn't afforded many scoring opportunities, and next week's matchup with the Patriots may be a similar situation.
Paul Richardson WR SEA 11 Hrs
Richardson caught 5-of-7 targets for 52 yards in Sunday's 35-6 win over the Cardinals.
Jermaine Kearse suffered a hamstring injury during the first half, and he was ruled out for the rest of the game around halftime. Richardson took advantage of the opportunity, topping both four receptions and six targets for the first time this season. While it's hard to trust any receiver in the Seattle offense, Richardson becomes a more interesting option for Week 17 in the event that Kearse is unable to play. Richardson will likely be a popular breakout candidate for next season, but first he'll prepare for the Rams, and then get a taste of the playoffs.
Doug Baldwin WR SEA 12 Hrs
Baldwin caught 7-of-11 targets for 113 yards in Sunday's 35-6 win over the Cardinals.
Baldwin's night got a big boost midway through the third quarter, when Cardinals cornerback Antonio Cromartie took a spill that handed Seattle's top wideout a 49-yard gain. With Jermaine Kearse (hamstring) sidelined for most of the contest, Baldwin unsurprisingly led the team with 11 targets, followed by Paul Richardson's seven and Cooper Helfet's four. While easily the most consistent receiving option on his team, Baldwin still carries a ton of risk each week, playing in a run-heavy offense that likes to spread the ball around in the passing game. He'll face the Rams in Week 17 as the Seahawks look to lock up the No. 1 seed at home.
Sammy Watkins WR BUF 12 Hrs
Watkins was targeted seven times in Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Raiders, hauling in three receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown.
Watkins' pattern over the second half of the season has been to sputter along for a few weeks before occasionally rising up for a big performance. If that pattern can be trusted to continue, he's due for another down week in the season finale against the Patriots.
Luke Willson TE SEA 12 Hrs1 Comment
Willson caught 3-of-3 targets for 139 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 35-6 win over the Cardinals.
With the Seahawks at their own 20-yard line in the second quarter, Willson was left wide-open on a play-action pass, and he then high-stepped away from the only defender that caught up to him. He later caught a 20-yard touchdown on a seam route in the fourth quarter, just three plays after picking up 39 yards on another pass. Despite the highly impressive showing, Willson shouldn't be viewed as a high-upside option for Week 17 against the Rams, as he previously had season-high marks of four receptions, 51 yards and six targets.
Robert Turbin RB SEA 12 Hrs
Turbin had 10 carries for 38 yards in Sunday's 35-6 win over the Cardinals.
Turbin got a surprising amount of playing time in the first quarter, as Marshawn Lynch was sidelined by stomach issues. Once Lynch was good to go, Turbin worked in his usual role spelling the four-time Pro Bowler. Christine Michael chipped in with eight carries for just 28 yards, while Lynch impressively posted a 10-113-1 rushing line, showing no signs of being ill. Turbin and Michael will continue to work behind Lynch in Week 17 against the Rams, as Seattle can clinch the No. 1 seed with a victory but still isn't assured of winning the NFC West.
C. J. Spiller RB BUF 12 Hrs
Seeing his first action since Week 7, Spiller (collarbone) rushed four times for an unsightly minus-4 yards during Sunday's loss to Oakland. He caught all four of his targets for 14 yards.
Spiller was used more than Boobie Dixon but much less than Fred Jackson, and as suspected, didn't see the volume to have any form of fantasy payoff in such a crucial week. He might be used a little more next week at New England, though it's clear he's still shaking off some rust and he'd be a total dart of a fantasy play given the opponent and his role working behind Jackson.
Marshawn Lynch RB SEA 12 Hrs
Lynch (back) ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries in Sunday's 35-6 win over the Cardinals.
Lynch missed the first quarter while dealing with stomach problems, and he didn't find much room to run for most of the game, with the exception of a six-yard touchdown in the second quarter. He still fought for yards as hard as ever, and it finally paid off on an incredible 79-yard scoring run that essentially sealed the game in the fourth quarter. It was arguably the second-best play of Lynch's career, behind only the famous "Beast Quake" run from the 2010 playoffs. He answered any questions about his health, and he should be good to go next week against St. Louis as the Seahawks look to lock up the NFC West and No. 1 seed.
Stephon Gilmore DB BUF 12 Hrs
Gilmore left Sunday's loss to the Raiders after being evaluated for a concusion and did not return, BuffaloBills.com reports.
Gilmore had just one tackle before departing, while if he does have a concussion he'll have to go through the league's protocol before he's allowed to suit up for the season finale at New England.