Preseason Week 3 Fantasy Football Game Recap: Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers

2RM1XWJ Seattle Seahawks running back DeeJay Dallas (31) carries the ball up field in the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

Jayden Reed remains the Packers slot receiver: The good news is he’s been the slot receiver all preseason, but his role didn’t expand with Romeo Doubs out with injury.

DeeJay Dallas remains the Seahawks' third down back: Dallas took the third and long snaps as he did at times last season. He should have that role to start the season.

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Seattle Seahawks @ Green Bay Packers

Jayden Reed sticks with 11 personnel: Romeo Doubs missed this game due to a hamstring injury, which could have been a perfect chance for Reed to see snaps in 12 personnel.

  • Undrafted rookie Malik Heath started the game in Doubs' place, an indication that he has passed Samori Toure on the depth chart and could have earned a roster spot.
  • The Packers mostly stayed in 11 personnel, as they’ve been doing all preseason, but they took four snaps in 12 personnel in the first quarter.
  • Christian Watson unsurprisingly took all four of those snaps on one side, with Heath taking three snaps and Toure taking the fourth on the other.
  • Reed also didn’t play a snap in 12 personnel in any of the other 43 times they ran from that formation in the first two preseason games.
  • This is a pretty clear indication that Reed will not be passing Romeo Doubs on the depth chart anytime soon.
  • He continued to take the vast majority of his snaps out of the slot, which is a good sign for his fantasy value even if he’s not playing in 12 personnel.

DeeJay Dallas continues to play on third downs: Zach Charbonnet started for Seattle, but Dallas remained the third down back.

  • Charbonnet took every snap on first and second down in the first quarter as well as a third-and-3, but Dallas took the snaps on third-and-long.
  • Seattle also ran some plays in the first quarter with both running backs on the field, including Dallas at fullback and Dallas at wide receiver.
  • Dallas took over as the primary halfback in the second quarter.
  • We don’t have a great idea of how Seattle’s running backs will rotate once everyone is healthy as Kenneth Walker III and Kenny McIntosh remain injured, but it wouldn’t be surprising if Dallas still has a role as the third-down back even when others are healthy.

Miscellaneous Notes

  • Packers wide receiver Romeo Doubs is dealing with a hamstring injury, which is why he didn’t play.
  • Packers running back Aaron Jones took the first snap of the first preseason game and the first snap in the second preseason game as his only preseason snaps of the year. He did not play in this game.
  • Rookie tight end Luke Musgrave continued to play close to 100% of the team's snaps with the starters, as he’s done the last two preseason games. This should carry on into the regular season.
  • It’s possible none of the Seattle Seahawks wide receivers who played in this game end up making the roster, as they are all seven on the depth chart or lower, although Dee Eskridge is suspended to start the season.

Table Notes

Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.

Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.

Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.

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