2023 NFL Predictions: NFC West

Before the start of the season, we will post NFL division-by-division predictions for the 2023 NFL regular season and postseason.

Instead of projecting an outright winner and loser in all 272 regular-season games, we've assigned a win probability to each team in every game and totaled them up.

The four NFC West teams are projected to win the fewest games combined in our 2023 full-season projections.

See where the Seahawks stand in our 2023 NFC West Predictions

2023 Fantasy Football Projections: Seattle Seahawks

Our Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2023 fantasy football projections for the Seattle Seahawks.

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Geno Smith538.33664010.327.4510.2365.63051.8291.05
Drew Lock34.420.5239.11.340.885.619.60.1115.78

Geno Smith: Vastly outperforming his 2022 ADP, Smith led the NFL in completion percentage (69.8%) while throwing for 4,282 yards, 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. A repeat top-five fantasy finish may be unlikely, but Smith is a viable QB1 type, especially with the Seahawks drafting Jaxon Smith-Njigba in the first round to complement their dynamic duo of D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. So, in other words, he's undervalued compared his ADP once again.

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Seattle Seahawks: 2023 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Seattle Seahawks in 2023.

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WeekDateOpponentTime (ET) / Tickets
Week 1Sun., Sep. 10vs. Los Angeles RamsL 13-30
Week 2Sun., Sep. 17at Detroit LionsW 37-31 (OT)
Week 3Sun., Sep. 24vs. Carolina Panthers4:05 PM / Tickets
Week 4Mon., Oct. 2at New York Giants8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 5BYE
Week 6Sun., Oct. 15at Cincinnati Bengals1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 7Sun., Oct. 22vs. Arizona Cardinals4:05 PM / Tickets
Week 8Sun., Oct. 29vs. Cleveland Browns4:05 PM / Tickets
Week 9Sun., Nov. 5at Baltimore Ravens1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 10Sun., Nov. 12vs. Washington Commanders4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 11Sun., Nov. 19at Los Angeles Rams4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 12Thu., Nov. 23vs. San Francisco 49ers8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 13Thu., Nov. 30at Dallas Cowboys8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 14Sun., Dec. 10at San Francisco 49ers4:05 PM / Tickets
Week 15Sun., Dec. 17vs. Philadelphia Eagles4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 16Sun., Dec. 24at Tennessee Titans1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 17Sun., Dec. 31vs. Pittsburgh Steelers4:05 PM / Tickets
Week 18Sun., Jan. 7at Arizona CardinalsTBD / Tickets

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Seattle Seahawks Mock Draft Roundup 1.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft, we will update our Seattle Seahawks Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Seattle Seahawks from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Seattle Seahawks:

EDSFootball - Kevin Hanson (5/9)

25. Ja'Tavion Sanders, TE, Texas

Both Noah Fant and Colby Parkinson are free agents after the 2023 season, and Will Dissly will count $10.1 million against the cap in a 2024 contract season. Sanders was a First-Team All-Big 12 selection in 2022 with 54 receptions for 613 yards and five touchdowns. The former five-star recruit would provide Geno Smith and the offense with an athletic mismatch over the middle of the field.

CBS Sports - Josh Edwards (5/8)

12. Maason Smith, IDL, LSU

Smith missed all of the 2022 season due to injury but he has the athletic profile of an early-round contributor.

ESPN - Todd McShay (5/4)

14. Leonard Taylor III, IDL, Miami (FL)

A former five-star recruit, Taylor flashed during the 2022 season at Miami. Go watch his tape against Virginia to see what he can do -- Taylor had 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss in that one. Seattle brought in Derick Hall on Day 2 this year, but it didn't fix the interior, and GM John Schneider will likely keep building up that defensive line. At 6-foot-3 and 305 pounds, Taylor can help. He has 10 or more tackles for loss in each of his two seasons with the Hurricanes.

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (5/2)

12. Donovan Jackson, IOL, Ohio State

Ohio State had three offensive linemen drafted this past weekend, but Jackson returns to Columbus with All-America potential. If he turns his flashes into more consistent high-level play, he has a chance to be a first-round pick.

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Seattle Seahawks - 2023 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2023 NFL Draft picks selected by the Seattle Seahawks.

15Devon WitherspoonCBIllinois
120Jaxon Smith-NjigbaWROhio State
237Derick HallEDGEAuburn
252Zach CharbonnetRBUCLA
4108Anthony BradfordGLSU
4123Cameron YoungDTMississippi State
5151Mike MorrisEDGEMichigan
5154Olu OluwatimiCMichigan
6198Jerrick Reed IISNew Mexico
7237Kenny McIntoshRBGeorgia

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2023 NFL Power Rankings: Seattle Seahawks

Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 3 roundup for the Seattle Seahawks in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 14

Player: ILB Jordyn Brooks
Current contract situation: Under contract through the 2023 season

The Seahawks declined to pick up Brooks' fifth-year option in May, making this a contract year for the 2020 first-round pick. Exercising the option would have meant a fully guaranteed $12.7 million salary for 2024 and established that as the per-year baseline in negotiations on a long-term deal. The Seahawks didn't want to do that with Brooks coming off a torn ACL in his right knee. He has made a quick recovery from that injury and is back to tackling, ranking seventh in the NFL through two weeks with 23. A big payday awaits -- likely from Seattle -- if he keeps that up. -- Brady Henderson

NFL.com -- Rank: 15

Not only did the Seahawks avoid an 0-2 start, but they also turned in a pretty impressive game on the road against a Lions team coming off its biggest win in forever. This was a giant victory for Seattle. I was prepared to write that critical penalties were the Seahawks' undoing had they lost, but Geno Smith -- outside of that wild sack he took -- and the defense both came up big when they had to. They deserve kudos for defeating that offense without Riq Woolen. Devon Witherspoon had a few big plays (and a few tough moments) in his NFL debut. Tre Brown came out of nowhere to log a career day. Week 1 isn't forgotten, but it's forgiven.

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