Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice began his fantasy comeback tour 2012 with a pretty decent box score for a second receiver or flex pick.
Quarterback Russell Wilson connected with Rice for the Seahawks' only touchdown of the game. However, Rice finished with only 36 yards on four receptions.
The final point total wasn't anything to scream about in most standard scoring leagues, but the key takeaway with Rice is that he was tied for the team lead with Braylon Edwards in targets at nine.
Wilson wasn't airing it out like he was in the preseason, but he still attempted 34 pass attempts in Week 1. There are a few Seahawks receivers who can be smart plugs, and as SBNation Fantasy points out, Rice is the one to own.
Danger Russ only launched the ball more than 30 yards just four times, but that number should rise in no time. To be clear, Sidney Rice is a better Seattle receiver to own.
With the Seahawks' running game finally established in real life with the emergence of Marshawn Lynch as their dependable back, the passing game can open up a little bit. With Wilson at the helm, there will be a few fantasy headaches here and there, but as long as he keeps getting as many targets as Wilson is giving him, Rice is bound to rack up some very serviceable numbers.
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