Connect with us

Seattle Sea Dragons

XFL 2023: Seattle Sea Dragons (3-2) Week 6 Preview/Prediction, Depth Chart

In Week 6, the Seattle Sea Dragons are back on the road, this time to Camping World Stadium in Orlando to face the winless Guardians.

The Sea Dragons come into this matchup on a three-game winning streak, having just delivered the Houston Roughnecks their first loss of the season. Seattle’s been far from perfect, with turnover issues as the root of their problems. However, the offense has been explosive enough, and the defense has been stout enough to win their recent matchups.

Orlando comes into Week 6 as the XFL’s only remaining winless team. However, they’re coming off their best performance of the year, having just scored a season-high of 32 points against the Vegas Vipers. While Seattle’s defense seems to rank a bit above the Vipers, the Sea Dragons have made plenty of mistakes which have kept their opponents alive late in nearly every game this season.

If Seattle can limit the turnovers and penalties, this should be an easy win for the Sea Dragons. However, if they continue beating themselves, this game could be too close for comfort.

Seattle Sea Dragons (3-2) at Orlando Guardians (0-5)

Kickoff: Saturday, March 25th at 10:00 am PT

Where: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida

TV: ABC, ESPN+, & ESPN Xtra on Sirius/XM

Broadcast Team: Roy Philpott (Play-By-Play), Joey Galloway (Analyst), Eric Maclain (Sideline Analyst), Tiffany Blackmon (Sideline Reporter)


Saturday’s forecast calls for intervals of clouds and sunshine, with a high of 92 degrees and winds from 10-15 mph. Expect around 81% humidity with a 6% chance of rain.

Betting Odds Per DraftKings Sportsbook


  • Seattle Sea Dragons: -9.5
  • Orlando Guardians: +9.5


  • Seattle Sea Dragons: -390
  • Orlando Guardians: +320

Over/Under: 42.5

Depth Charts

Seattle Sea Dragons Week 7 Depth Chart

QBBen DiNucci – 6 (Captian)Stephen Montez – 12Harrison Frost – 14
RBDarius Bradwell – 23T.J. Hammonds – 19
WRJosh Gordon – 0Damion Willis – 15
WRJahcour Pearson – 3T.J. Hammonds – 19Kelvin McKnight – 86
WRBlake Jackson – 80McLane Mannix – 82
WRJuwan Green – 4Jordan Veasy – 88
TECharlie Tamoepeau – 89
OTBarry Wesley – 69
OGMike Menet – 72Paul Gratten – 65
OCJared Thomas – 73Tejan Koroma – 56
OGChris Owens – 55Josh Seltzner – 70
OTColin Kelly – 67
DENiko Lalos – 97Chris Smith – 42Daniel Joseph – 96
DNAntwuan Jackson – 52Sama Paama – 50
DTAustin Faoliu – 58
OLBElijah Ponder – 44Shareef Miller – 48
ILBTre Walker – 8
ILBEmmanuel Smith – 43Clarence Hicks – 9
OLBTuzar Skipper – 51
CBChris Payton-Jones – 5Rojesterman Farris – 17Zafir Kelly – 36
CBLinden Stephens – 21Shabari Davis – 24Mykael Wright – 16
SBryce Thompson – 1Qwynnterrio Cole – 32
SAntoine Brooks – 2Alijah Holder – 33
Special Teams123
KDominik Eberle – 11
PCameron Nizialek – 10
LSThomas Fletcher – 45
KRKelvin McKnight – 86
PRJahcour Pearson – 3Kelvin McKnight – 86

Orlando Guardians Week 6 Depth Chart

QBQuinten Dormady – 12Paxton Lynch – 6Deondre Francois – 3
RBJah-Maine Martin – 30Devin Darrington – 26Deddrick Thomas – 10
WREli Rogers – 17Andrew Jamiel – 18
WRLance Lenoir – 4 Deddrick Thomas – 10
WRCharleston Rambo – 14Dan Williams – 83
TECody Latimer – 11Jaylen Smith – 39
OTBrett Boyko – 67Abdul Beecham – 77
OGAbdul Beecham – 77Jordan Ighofose – 65
OCZe’Veyon Furcron – 59Jalen Spady – 58
OGDavid Moore – 55Fred Lauina – 64
OTT.J. Storment – 72Abdul Beecham – 77
DTGerald Willis – 9Jacoby Jones – 36
NGTrevon Sanders – 99Dalyn Wade-Perry – 92
DECaeveon Patton – 88Nick Coe – 34
SAM – LBStansly Maponga – 56Ja’Quain Blakely – 48
WILL – LBTerrance Smith – 8Lakia Henry – 31
MIKE – LBTerrance Plummer – 44Erroll Thompson – 40Jeremiah Gemmel – 41
CBC.J. Holmes – 1Baylen Buchanan – 20Tye Smith – 27
CBShaq Wiggins – 21Trumaine Washington – 29
FSMarcus Murphy Jr. – 38Najeem Hosein – 23
DragonMike Lee – 13Trumaine Washington – 29
BanditMatt Elam – 22Justin Rogers – 32
Special Teams123
KJose Borregales – 0
PMac Brown – 19
LSCameron Kaye – 53Ryan Becker – 80Logan Carter – 87
KRJustin Rogers – 32Eli Rogers – 17
PRJustin Rogers – 32Eli Rogers – 17

Injury Report

Seattle Sea Dragons

  • Morgan Ellison – Knee – Out
  • Linden Stephens – Knee – Questionable
  • Peyton Jones – Knee – Probable
  • Juwan Green – Hip – Probable
  • Liam Jimmons – Knee – Out
  • Jordan Evans – Hamstring – Out

Orlando Guardians

  • T.J. Storment – Illness – Probable

Seattle Sea Dragons – Orlando Guardians Prediction

The Seattle Sea Dragons come into Week 6 on a three-game winning streak and currently sit at 3rd place in the North Division. Meanwhile, the winless Orlando Guardians sit at the bottom of the South Division, but are coming off their highest-scoring game of the year. Unfortunately, they’d not pull off the victory, but quarterback Quinten Dormady brought a spark to Orlando’s offense that hadn’t been seen all season.

Saturday’s matchup has the potential to go one of two ways in my opinion. Either Seattle limits the turnovers and dumb penalties, then runs away with the game fairly early; or the Sea Dragons continue to beat themselves and give the worst-ranked team in the league too many opportunities to stay in the game.

As explosive as Seattle’s offense has been over the first 5 weeks of the season, poor decision-making at times from Ben DiNucci, miscommunications between receivers, and injuries in the running back room have held them from reaching their full potential. It should be noted that running back Morgan Ellison and offensive tackle Liam Jimmons will miss Saturday’s matchup, both with knee injuries.

While Seattle’s defense has played better as the season’s progressed, they’ve continued to commit dumb penalties and almost allowed a 21-point comeback by the Houston Roughnecks after shutting them out through 3 quarters. Seattle’s defense should be well-equipped to handle the Orlando Guardians’ offense, but with the team coming off their best offensive performance of the season, they shouldn’t be completely written off. Additionally, Seattle’s linebacker and team captain, Jordan Evans, will miss Saturday’s matchup due to a hamstring injury.

The Orlando Guardians come into this game fresh off a 32-point outing, which was their best game of the year despite not being able to come away with the victory. Quarterback Quinten Dormady was named the starter for Orlando moving forward after he took over for Paxton Lynch and completed 22/25 passes for 256 yards and 2 touchdowns in their Week 5 matchup against the Vegas Vipers.

Defensively, Orlando’s had trouble getting to the quarterback and currently has the second least amount of sacks in the league with 9. Additionally, they have the fewest takeaways in the league. That said, linebackers Terrance Plummer and Terrance Smith, along with defensive backs Matt Elam and Marcus Murphy have made some big plays on Orlando’s defense this season.

Overall, this game should be an easy win for the Sea Dragons assuming they don’t kill themselves with penalties and turnovers. The Guardians haven’t played an offense as explosive as Seattle’s so far this season, and the closest thing to it was the Houston Roughnecks, who put up 33 and 44 points in their two matchups against Orlando this year. Being without Morgan Ellison will definitely hurt Seattle’s rushing attack, but the Sea Dragons are a talented enough group that they should be able to pull off this win even without their leading rusher.

Prediction: Seattle Sea Dragons 36 – Orlando Guardians 12

Unleash the Action: Sign up for XFL Insider and Fuel Your Passion for Football!

Matt Lyons is a Writer/Contributor for XFL News Hub, USFL News Hub, & CFL News Hub, covering the XFL, USFL, ELF, and TSL since August of 2020.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

XFL Kickoff

XFL News Alerts

USFL and XFL Merger: A Deep Dive into the Historic Collaboration

Latest Podcast

Subscribe XFL Podcast

More in Seattle Sea Dragons

XFL News Hub