Geno Smith was expected to be a game-time decision for Week 14 after suffering a groin injury. That decision reportedly has been made and Drew Lock will get the start against the San Francisco 49ers and fantasy football lineups will need to be adjusted.
Lock was part of the Russell Wilson trade between the Denver Broncos and Seahawks last season. He competed for the starting job but would be beaten out by Geno Smith who has been the starter over the past two seasons. Lock didn't appear in any games last season and only two games this year, completing four of 12 passes for 66 yards and an interception.
Prior to joining the Seahawks, Lock would start 21 games over three seasons with the Denver Broncos and had 25 touchdowns and 20 interceptions with an average of only 197.5 passing yards per game.
D.K. Metcalf, rest of Seattle Seahawks players should be removed from fantasy football lineups
The absence of Geno Smith should force fantasy football managers to move the remaining Seattle Seahawks players out of their lineup and to the bench. This includes wide receivers D.K. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba.
While the Seahawks should have running backs Kenneth Walker III and Zach Charbonnet, the San Francisco 49ers are one of the best run defenses in the NFL. Walker has been out the past two games due to an oblique injury and Charbonnet has had a knee injury, but he has played the past two games with over 150 yards from scrimmage in those games.
However, unless Lock can push the ball down the field the 49ers are going to just load up the box against the run game. This was a tough matchup with Geno Smith in the lineup but with him ruled out, it doesn't make sense to start any Seahawks this week.