Rice’s injury won’t dramatically boost other ‘Hawks WRs

The season is over for Seahawks WR Sidney Rice (concussion), who was placed on injured reserve Wednesday. Despite being the team’s No. 1 receiver, Rice’s numbers were up and down this year, to say the least. Certainly some of that lack of consistency stemmed from Seattle’s less-than-stellar QB play, but it also continued a trend of talented receivers heading to the Pacific Northwest and suddenly disappearing.

Now with Rice out of the mix, the other Seattle pass-catchers move up a notch, as does their fantasy value. Mike Williams likely slides over to become Tarvaris Jackson’s primary target, while Ben Obomanu becomes a probable starter for Thursday’s game against Philadelphia. The Eagles’ secondary has been abused at times this year, and there’s a chance Nnamdi Asomugha (knee) doesn’t play, but there are so many other options available this week that no Seahawks receiver is better than a flex play going forward.

– Marcas Grant

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