Summer Snapshot: Seattle Seahawks

Summer is here, and the NFL preseason games will be underway before you know it. As teams train and hold camps, let's analyze what fantasy owners should be looking for in the next few months. Join the conversation on Twitter: #FantasySnapshot

What's new? Well, this is the first summer anyone could call the Seahawks defending Super Bowl champs, and that's indeed a very new and good thing. Of course, with January and February success come greater expectations moving ahead and salary increases for many, and as we've seen in past seasons, the champs rarely thrive the following campaign. The Seahawks rewarded coach Pete Carroll with a terrific new deal, kept critical pieces of the top defense in Richard Sherman and others happy with their checkbook and the wide receiver corps should be deeper, presuming health for a certain lightning rod of talent. What's also new is the potential for a running back committee … OK, maybe not a true committee, but everyone seems to agree Christine Michael is a future star in this league, so watch out, Marshawn Lynch owners.

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