The Packers DST should have a tough time Week 1 against the Seahawks.
The Packers didn’t have a strong Fantasy defense last season, but made strides during the offseason to correct those flaws. Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was selected in the first round of the draft, and Julius Peppers was brought in to give the club another pass rusher.
Though the Seahawks aren’t thought of as an offensive juggernaut, the team did a great job putting up points against Fantasy defenses last season. Defenses posted 7.42 Fantasy points per game when facing Seattle. That was one of the lowest rates in the league.
On top of that, there are reasons to think Seattle will be better on the offensive side of the ball. Percy Harvin is healthy, and Russell Wilson should be given more responsibilities in his third season. Marshawn Lynch is expected to be the team’s bell cow once again, so the loss of B.J. Raji could really come into play during the game.
The Packers have emerged as more of a sleeper Fantasy defense in drafts, and, because of that, owners should wait to see if the team lives up to that status. The Packers aren’t a recommended start Week 1.