Wagner racked up 12 tackles, one sack, two pass breakups, a forced fumble and a pick-six in Sunday's win over the 49ers. It's the fourth time in five games that Wagner made more than 12 stops, but this was his first sack and interception of the year. Wagner has been instrumental in helping the Seahawks win three straight games and remain firmly in the playoff conversation, and fantasy owners should utilize his edge in IDP settings.
Wagner had nine tackles (six solo) in Thursday's 27-24 win over the Packers. Wagner once again led the Seahawks in tackles Thursday, and his elevated total looks significantly better considering the Packers were limited to only 48 offensive plays. The 28-year-old had an inconsistent start to the season, but he's racked up 43 tackles (28 solo) and four passes defensed over the last four games.
Wagner made eight tackles (three solo) in Sunday's 33-31 loss to the Rams. Wagner now has 27 tackles and four pass breakups over the four games he's played. His consistency against the run and in coverage renders him a viable fantasy option.
Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Wagner (groin) could return for Week 3's game against the Cowboys, Liz Matthews of USA Today reports. Wagner will be sidelined for Monday night's showdown with the Bears after playing in every defensive snap for the Seahawks in Week 1. More information on Wagner's status will come when Seattle resumes practicing next week, but the team appears to be optimistic even though the Seahawks will be operating on a short week.
Wagner (groin) is ruled out for Monday's game against the Bears, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Wagner played all 74 of Seattle's defensive snaps in the team's season opener, but will not suit up Week 2. With K.J. Wright (knee) and Doug Baldwin (knee) also ruled out, Seattle poses to field an injury-riddled squad against the Bears on Monday. As long as Wagner remains sidelined, expect Mychal Kendricks to play limited snaps on defense.