Fantasy Football 2012: Stud Performance; Seattle Seahawks D/ST

By Adam Pfeifer
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Having a relatively high scoring fantasy defense is a big advantage, especially in the playoffs.

Well, if you started the Seahawks defensive unit on Sunday, you are most likely heading to round two of the fantasy playoffs. In front of their home crowd, Seattle forced a ridiculous eight turnovers, four interceptions as well as four fumbles and three sacks. Shutdown corner Richard Sherman took one of those interceptions to the end zone for a touchdown, while Malcolm Smith recovered a fumble for a touchdown.

Not only did these guys force turnovers and find the end zone, but they also held their division rival Cardinals to zero points, in route to a mind-boggling 58-0 victory. And no, that is not a typo. The final score was in fact 58-0.  They also held them to less than 200 yards of total offense. Wow. Just, wow. Hats off to Larry Fitzgerald for putting up with this nonsense, I mean seriously.

In Yahoo! Sports leagues, owners received a very healthy 41 fantasy points today. That was more than Drew Brees and Matt Ryan combined. Seattle still has struggling offenses such as the Buffalo Bills and St. Louis Rams left on their schedule, which will both be good matchups. Both of these teams combined for just 27 points on Sunday.  Two out of the Seahawks final three games are at home, where Seattle is arguably the most dangerous team in football.

Adam Pfeifer is a featured fantasy football columnist for Rant Sports.

You can follow him on Twitter @aPfeiferRS.

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