Fantasy football player rankings adjusted at the time: Steve Largent and Shaun Alexander fly to Seattle Seahawks

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the creation of fantasy football, Athleticism reviews the best fantasy players and fantasy seasons in NFL history.

A detailed look at the system used to rate historical fantasy performance can be found in our Top Fantasy Players of All Time introduction page, but here is a brief summary.

Fantasy player performance is adjusted through the era so that players who dominated during low-scoring eras can compete against players who racked up huge point totals in higher-scoring eras.

Once these adjustments are made, players are then credited for having a starter-caliber season (one point), a quality season (one point), an impact campaign (1.5 points), or being an elite starter (two points). These points are cumulative and measured in both non-PPR and PPR and serve as the basis for determining who the best fantasy players in NFL history are.

Now that we’re done with the preliminaries, let’s take a look at the best fantasy players in Seattle Seahawks team history!

(Note: The numbers listed below are for the player’s performance on the Seahawks.)

All-Time Fantastic Starting Lineup

QB: Russell Wilson

AR: Shaun Alexander

AR: Marshawn Lynch

WR: Steve Largent

WR: Brian Blades

TE: Itula Mili/Jimmy Graham

SuperFLEX: Dave Krieg


Quarterback – Russell Wilson

Entrance Quality Impact Elite PPR Street PPR qual PRP impact PPR Elite Career Points
9 4 0 0 9 4 0 0 26

Consistency was Wilson’s calling card during his tenure in Seattle, as he was a regular QB1 for the Seahawks for nine years. Four of those years were Top 3 caliber campaigns and Wilson had a No. 1 QB ranking in 2017. His 359.8 points in 2020 are the highest ever by a Seattle fantasy QB and rank second overall. times in Seahawks history at any position.

Running back – Shaun Alexander

Entrance Quality Impact Elite PPR Street PPR qual PRP impact PPR Elite Career Points
5 5 1.5 2 5 5 1.5 2 27

Alexander was a dominant fantasy RB from 2001 to 2005, when his 27 career points tied for second behind LaDainian Tomlinson (29.5) and tied with Priest Holmes (27). Alexander ranked at least sixth in non-PPR and at least seventh in RB PPR rating during those seasons. He was the consensus No. 1 RB in 2005 and set team records in non-PPR (362) and PPR (376.8) points that still stand today. Injuries have prevented Alexander from continuing his RB1 production streak, but his 27 career points are still easily ranked as the most by a Seattle running back.

Running back — Marshawn Lynch

Entrance Quality Impact Elite PPR Street PPR qual PRP impact PPR Elite Career Points
4 3 3 0 4 3 0 0 17

Lynch was a go-to fantasy RB from 2011-14, as he ranked between third and sixth in non-PPR and PPR scoring in each of those seasons and had the second-highest career point total. during this period, behind only Matt Forte. (19.5). Lynch scored 265 non-PPR points and 302.3 PPR points in 2014, a season that is the second-best adjusted season at the time by a Seattle running back.

It was a very close race for second place RB for Seattle, as Chris Warren (16 career points), John L. Williams (16) and Curt Warner (15) all had strong arguments for that spot on the list.

Wide Receiver – Steve Largent

Entrance Quality Impact Elite PPR Street PPR qual PRP impact PPR Elite Career points
12 9 0 0 12 9 0 0 42

Largent is easily the best fantasy player in Seattle history. He has the most rookie-caliber and quality-caliber campaigns in team history and his 42 career points are by far the most. Those quality caliber seasons may be Largent’s best calling card, as only Don Hutson and Jerry Rice have posted more quality caliber seasons at wide receiver. This elite consistency is why Largent ranked sixth or higher in PPR scoring 10 times from 1977 to 1987.

Wide Receiver – Brian Blades

Entrance Quality Impact Elite PPR Street PPR qual PRP impact PPR Elite Career points
6 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 12

Blades had some competition from Darrell Jackson, Joey Galloway and Tyler Lockett for that spot, but Blades’ rookie-caliber six non-PPR and PPR seasons both rank second to Largent in club history among Seattle wides. . The weird part about this is that Blades only had one season that could be considered WR1 caliber, as he ranked 10th in the WR PPR rankings in 1993, but he was a WR2 or WR3 contender/ flex six times from 1988 to 1995.

Tight end — Itula Mili/Jimmy Graham

There wasn’t much to choose from here, as Mili, Graham, John Carlson, Jerramy Stevens and Charle Young are the only Seattle tight ends to ever post fantastic rookie-caliber seasons. Mili, Graham and Carlson are the only ones to post two starting seasons, but Mili and Graham’s overall contributions were greater than Carlson’s, so they can share that honor.

Mili numbers:

Entrance Quality Impact Elite PPR Street PPR qual PRP impact PPR Elite Career Points
2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4

Graham’s numbers:

Entrance Quality Impact Elite PPR Street PPR qual PRP impact PPR Elite Career points
2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4

SuperFlex—Dave Krieg

Entrance Quality Impact Elite PPR Street PPR qual PRP impact PPR Elite Career Points
5 2 1.5 0 5 2 1.5 0 17

Krieg was a fantastic mainstay from 1984 to 1987, his 15 career points over that four-year span ranking sixth behind Dan Marino, Joe Montana, Neil Lomax, John Elway and Boomer Esiason. Krieg didn’t have much fantasy value outside of that span, but facing top QBs for four seasons was enough to push him past the aforementioned running backs for the SuperFlex spot on this list.


Best era-adjusted fantasy seasons of all time

QB: Dave Krieg, 1984 (252.4 points)

RB: Shaun Alexander, 2005 (362 non-PPR, 376.8 PPR)

WR: Steve Largent, 1978 (165 non-PPR, 235.8 PPR)

TE: Jimmy Graham, 2016 (124 non-PPR, 189.3 PPR)

SuperFLEX: Marshawn Lynch, 2014 (265 non-PPR, 302.3 PPR)

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