- The Seattle Seahawks (3-7) visit the Washington Football Team on Monday Night Football during Week 12
- Week 11 Record: 1-5, -2.6 units; 2021 Record: 14-30, -9.01 units
- Kickoff is set for 8:15 pm EST from FedExField
After dropping three in a row, suddenly the Washington Football Team could be getting red-hot. Coming off of wins over the Buccaneers and Panthers, Washington entered the weekend with just four teams between them and the final Wild Card spot in the NFC.
For Seattle, the return of Russell Wilson hasn’t yielded the positive results the Seahawks were hoping for. In the two games back from his finger injury, Wilson has thrown for 368 yards total, with no TDs and two interceptions. A playoff staple for years, Seattle is quickly running out of time.
With five losses over their last six games, the Seahawks get a chance to right the ship in Week 12. They head to FedExField in Washington for Monday Night Football at 8:15 pm EST.
Seahawks vs Washington Football Team Props
|Russell Wilson, SEA||21.5 (O -108 / U -122)||243.5 (O -115 / U -115)||1.5 (O -120 / U -110)|
|Taylor Heinicke. WFT||21.5 (O -115 / U -115)||240.5 (O -115 / U -115)||1.5 (O -120 / U -110)|
|Player||Rushing Attempts||Rushing Yards||Rushing + Receiving Yards|
|JD McKissic, WFT||N/A||19.5 (O -110 / U -120)||49.5 (O -110 / U -120)|
|Antonio Gibson, WFT||N/A||67.5 (O -115 / U -115)||81.5 (O -115 / U -115)|
|Taylor Heinicke, WFT||N/A||18.5 (O -110 / U -120)||263.5 (O -115 / U -115)*|
|Russell Wilson, SEA||N/A||15.5 (O -110 / U -120)||N/A|
|RB/WR/TE||Receptions||Receiving Yards||Longest Reception|
|Adam Humphries, WFT||2.5 (O +135 / U -185)||21.5 (O -120 / U -110)||13.5 (O -120 / U -110)|
|Antonio Gibson, WFT||1.5 (O -140 / U +105)||9.5 (O -120 / U -110)||N/A|
|JD McKissic, WFT||3.5 (O -120 / U -110)||26.5 (O -115 / U -115)||12.5 (O -130 / U -105)|
|Logan Thomas, WFT||N/A||30.5 (O -115 / U -115)||N/A|
|Terry McLaurin, WFT||N/A||65.5 (O -115 / U -115)||23.5 (O -110 / U -120)|
|DK Metcalf, SEA||5.5 (O +125 / U -165)||63.5 (O -115 / U -115)||N/A|
|Tyler Lockett, SEA||4.5 (O -140 / U +105)||61.5 (O -115 / U -115)||22.5 (O -115 / U -115)|
|Gerald Everett, SEA||N/A||26.5 (O -115 / U -115)||14.5 (O -110 / U -120)|
Odds as of November 28th at DraftKings
*Indicates Pass + Rush Yards
Washington enters as 1-point home favorites, while the 46.5 total doesn’t inspire much confidence for fireworks.
Considering what Vegas is offering for the game, it’s not surprising to learn that the under has hit in nine of the Seahawks’ 10 games. With the over hitting in Washington’s win over Carolina, it snapped a streak of four consecutive unders for the Football Team.
JD McKissic Looks to Shine on MNF
In 2020, JD McKissic’s receiving stats were music to the ears of prop bettors and Fantasy Football players alike.
He finished second among RBs with 80 receptions for 589 yards. That’s five receptions a game and 36 yards per game.
This season, McKissic falls a little farther down the list, as he entered Sunday’s action seventh among RBs in receptions (38). He’s also missing out on nearly three full targets per game, sliding from 6.9 last year to 4.1 in 2021.
Washington RBs coach Randy Jordan on J.D. McKissic: “To me, he’s one of the best pass-catching running backs.”
I’m hereby declaring Monday night as the J.D. McKissic Revenge Game. Don’t @ me.
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) November 27, 2021
Dragging those numbers down however, are his Week 1, 3 and 11 performances. He received five targets total in those three games, catching three for 19 yards. If you take those three games out though, McKissic’s numbers are on the rise: 6.1 targets, five receptions and 50.3 yards per game.
Seattle has gotten eaten alive by running backs in the passing game all year. James Connor’s five catches for 37 yards was actually an improvement for the Seahawks, who had given up 40+ receiving yards to a running back in four-straight weeks.
Yes Antonio Gibson is ahead of McKissic on the depth chart, but JD shines in the receiving game. Against this defense, 26.5 is very attainable.
- The Pick: JD McKissic OVER 26.5 receiving yards (-115); 1 unit
DK Metcalf Bound for a Breakout?
While it wasn’t what we were used to, DK Metcalf did OK without Russell Wilson.
In three full games without Russ, Metcalf caught 14 of the 18 balls thrown his way for 197 yards and three touchdowns. He had yardages of 58, 96 and 43, which was somewhat expected when Geno Smith took over.
But since Wilson has returned under center, the targets are there but the production isn’t.
Metcalf saw eight targets against both the Packers and Cardinals. He brought in three for 26 yards against the Packers and four for 31 against the Cardinals. Those final lines were…unexpected.
The Seahawks have a passing game led by Russell Wilson, D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. They haven't thrown a TD in back-to-back games. It's been baffling. pic.twitter.com/NnEJqm0dBi
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 23, 2021
Wilson has struggled since coming back, and Monday night may be when we figure out whether this is permanent for 2021 or he’ll snap out of it. And that obviously has a direct impact on Metcalf.
Before their Week 9 bye, 11 wide receivers put up 70+ receiving yards on the WFT defense. Since their bye, Mike Evans is the only wide receiver to top 60.
Metcalf should see a lot of action on Monday, and the wealth of targets should translate to yards,
- The Pick: DK Metcalf OVER 63.5 receiving yards (-115); 1 unit
Seahawks vs Washington Football Team Scoring Props
|Player||Odds to Score First TD||Odds to Score a TD|
|DK Metcalf, SEA||+800||+125|
|Antonio Gibson, WFT||+850||+130|
|Terry McLaurin, WFT||+850||+130|
|Alex Collins, SEA||+900||+130|
|Tyler Lockett, SEA||+900||+140|
|Logan Thomas, WFT||+1400||+230|
|Curtis Samuel, WFT||+1600||+275|
|JD McKissic, WFT||+1800||+310|
|Taylor Heinicke, WFT||+2000||+350|
|DeeJay Dallas, SEA||+2000||+300|
Odds as of November 28th at DraftKings
Believe it or not, the Washington Football Team really struggles to score first. Like…REALLY struggles.
The only time they’ve scored the opening TD in a game was in their win over Tampa Bay. And despite two Tom Brady interceptions, that touchdown didn’t come until the second quarter after two field goals.
It has not been a banner two weeks for Russell Wilson or DK Metcalf. Metcalf has gone back-to-back games without a TD, after scoring eight in his first eight games. Wilson simply hasn’t been good enough.
The hope here is that the Seahawks offense finally wakes up. With Washington’s defense prone to early strikes, expect Seattle to get on the board first, and with a mismatch like Metcalf at +800 that’s an easy take.
While he doesn’t necessarily have the red zone prowess of Metcalf, Terry McLaurin is always a threat to score. Taylor Heinicke will give him looks on Monday night, and for the second-straight week we’ll back a tight end coming off of injury.
- DK Metcalf to score FIRST (+800); 0.5 units
- DK Metcalf (+125), Terry McLaurin (+130) and Logan Thomas (+230) to score ANYTIME; 0.5 units each