Shhhhhhhhh. . .don't tell anyone, but if you need a receiver this week for your fantasy team, Seattle's Doug Baldwin might be your guy. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
We got another one right last week when we recommended Cowboys' wide receiver Laurent Robinson, as he responded with three catches for 73 yards and two touchdowns, one of which was a 58-yarder which could have gotten you extra points if your league rewards longer plays. We've still been a bit hit-or-miss this season, so let's hope we can get another hit with this one.
There aren't a heck of a lot of reasons to watch the match-up between the Seattle Seahawks and the St. Louis Rams on Sunday afternoon, even if we weren't watching the Vikings/Raiders game at the same time. However, for fantasy football purposes, there might be some gold in them there hills.
Former Viking Sidney Rice is the name that most people immediately think of when Seattle Seahawks receivers are mentioned. The name after that is probably Mike Williams, the guy that was a huge bust in Detroit that has resurrected himself in Seattle under his former college coach, Pete Carroll. However, neither of those two guys leads the Seahawks in receiving yards.
No, that distinction goes to Doug Baldwin, a man the Seahawks signed as an undrafted free agent out of Stanford this off-season. The 5'11", 190-pound rookie has 29 receptions (tied with Rice for the Seahawks' team lead in that category) for 484 yards and two touchdowns this season, and has a chance to do some damage against a Rams' team that has had all sorts of injuries and other issues in the secondary. He had just one catch in Seattle's victory over the Baltimore Ravens last week, but it was a 50-yard catch, and he's averaging a robust 16.7 yards/catch this season.
According to our friends at Yahoo!, Baldwin is currently only owned in one out of every four leagues, so if you have a receiver on a bye (like one of the receivers from the Saints or the Steelers) and need to plug a hole in your lineup, you should be able to grab Doug Baldwin if you'd like to take a gamble with him.