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XFL Week 7: Seattle Sea Dragons (4-2) Preview, Odds, Prediction, Depth Chart

In XFL Week 7, the Seattle Sea Dragons are on the road for the second straight week, this time in Arlington to take on the Renegades.

The Sea Dragons come into this matchup on a 4-game winning streak, having just barely defeated the winless Orlando Guardians in a game that was too close for comfort. The turnover issues continued for Seattle, and quarterback Ben DiNucci got lucky with defenders dropping a few additional interceptions. While the Renegades’ offense has struggled, their defense has been one of the better units in the league, and will not be as forgiving if DiNucci forces the ball into double and triple coverage.

Arlington comes into Week 7, having just lost to the San Antonio Brahmas in a low-scoring affair. There’s been a lot of movement in Arlington’s quarterback room this week, with Kyle Sloter getting released and Vegas Vipers quarterback, Luis Perez, arriving in a trade. While Perez will likely play for the Renegades at some point this season, head coach Bob Stoops mentioned in Wednesday’s press conference he probably won’t be ready for Friday’s game. Drew Plitt will get the start against Seattle with Kevin Anderson backing him up.

This matchup should heavily favor Seattle. However, the issues they’ve faced even in their wins have kept opposing teams alive until the very end. If the Sea Dragons continue to beat themselves, sooner or later an opposing team will too.

Seattle Sea Dragons (4-2) at Arlington Renegades (3-3)

Kickoff: Friday, March 31st at 4:00 pm PT

Where: Choctaw Stadium, Arlington, Texas

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

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


Scattered thunderstorms are expected earlier in the day, but should pass by kickoff. Friday afternoon’s forecast around Choctaw Stadium calls for clear skies with a high of 83 degrees and winds as high as 15 mph.

Betting Odds Per DraftKings Sportsbook


  • Seattle Sea Dragons: -4.5
  • Arlington Renegades: +4.5


  • Seattle Sea Dragons: -195
  • Arlington Renegades: +165

Over/Under: 37.5

Depth Charts

Seattle Sea Dragons Week 7 Depth Chart

QBBen DiNucci – 6 (Captian)Stephen Montez – 12Harrison Frost – 14
RBDarius Bradwell – 23Morgan Ellison – 25
WRDamion Willis – 15Josh Gordon – 0
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 – 8Jardan Evans – 26
ILBClarence Hicks – 9Tyrell Adams – 40
OLBTuzar Skipper – 51Sharif Finch – 22
CBChris Payton-Jones – 5Rojesterman Farris – 17
CBZafir Kelly – 36Shabari Davis – 24Mykael Wright – 16
SBryce Thompson – 1Qwynnterrio Cole – 32
SAntoine Brooks – 2Alijah Holder – 33
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KDominik Eberle – 11
PCameron Nizialek – 10
LSThomas Fletcher – 45
KRMorgan Ellison – 25
PRJahcour Pearson – 3Kelvin McKnight – 86

Arlington Renegades Week 7 Depth Chart

QBDrew Plitt – 9Kevin Anderson – 14Luis Perez – 12
RBDe’Veon Smith – 2Leddie Brown – 26Brian Herrien – 35
WRJaVonta Payton – 3Victor Bolder – 8
WRBrandon Arcanado – 19Caleb Vander Esch – 13Rannell Hall – 16
WRTyler Vaughns – 85LuJuan Winningham – 11
TESal Canella – 80Shaun Beyer – 88Nate Becker – 81
OTGeorge Moore – 77Willie Beavers – 73Darta Lee – 61
OGJake Stetz – 68Brian Folkerts – 64
OCCameron Hunt – 56Brian Folkerts – 64
OGMike Horton – 70Brian Folkerts – 64
OTGarrett McGhin – 55Willie Beavers – 73Darta Lee – 61
DEDevonte Lamber – 6Tomasi Laulile – 48
NTJosiah Coatney – 71Doug Costin – 58
DET.J. Barnes – 72Bruce Hector – 90
OLBEdmond Robinson – 30Bunmi Rotimi – 44
ILBDonald Payne – 18Isaiah Graham-Mobley – 52
ILBDarnell Sankey – 53Colin Schooler – 36
OLBWill Clarke – 45Willie Taylor – 50
CBShakur Brown – 29Jardan Miller – 25Javaris Davis – 20
CBDe’Vante Bausby – 41Darren Evans – 24Cre’Von LeBlanc – 21
FSJoe Powell – 4Jamar Johnson – 23
SSWill Hill – 5Brandon Rusnak – 27
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KTaylor Russolino – 1
PMarquette King – 0
LSAntonio Ortiz – 49
KRLeddie Brown – 26Rannell Hall – 16
PRJoe Powell – 4Rannell Hall – 16

Injury Report

Seattle Sea Dragons

  • Liam Jimmons – Knee – Out
  • Mike Menet – Knee – Probable
  • Morgan Ellison – Knee – Questionable
  • Bryce Thompson – Shoulder – Questionable
  • Niko Lalos – Shoulder – Questionable
  • Tuzar Skipper – Hamstring – Questionable
  • Shareef Miller – Knee – Questionable
  • Linden Stephens – Knee – Questionable

Arlington Renegades

  • Jordan Miller – Quad – Questionable
  • Bunmi Rotimi – Hamstring – Probable

Seattle Sea Dragons (4-2) – Arlington Renegades (3-3) Prediction

The Seattle Sea Dragons come into Week 7 on a 4-game winning streak and sit at 3rd place in the North Division. Meanwhile, the Arlington Renegades are coming off a tough loss to the San Antonio Brahmas and sit at 2nd place in the South Division.

The Sea Dragons’ offense has continued to thrive in the passing game, with Jahcour Pearson still leading the league in receiving yards and receptions. However, they’ve yet to reach their full potential due to poor decision-making from quarterback Ben DiNucci, and injuries to running back Morgan Ellison. Ellison should be back in the lineup this week, but he’s listed as the 2nd string back behind Darius Bradwell. This is likely due to fumbling issues and problems with pass protection, which was alluded to by head coach Jim Haslett in last week’s post-game press conference.

Seattle’s defense is getting banged up at this point in the season, with 5 starting defenders on the injury report. While they’ve had their moments, they’ve allowed teams to stay in games late, partially due to Seattle’s offense being unable to hold onto the football, but also due to mistakes late in the game. This week’s addition of former NFL linebacker Tyrell Adams should help, but the influx of injuries could result in a big outing for the Renegades’ offense.

Despite Arlington’s success in the South Division, they’ve struggled mightily on offense. Additionally, last week’s loss to the Brahmas resulted in the shuffling of their quarterback room. Kyle Sloter was released by the Renegades earlier this week, then they’d trade to acquire Vegas Vipers quarterback Luis Perez. Perez is not expected to play this week according to head coach Bob Stoops, and Drew Plitt will start against the Sea Dragons with Kevin Anderson backing him up.

Arlington’s defense can safely be called one of the better units in the league, ranking 2nd in forced fumbles (6), fumble recoveries (6), and interceptions (7). Additionally, the team has returned two interceptions for touchdowns this season. Arlington’s defensive unit has to be chomping at the bit to face Ben DiNucci with the number of opportunities he consistently gives defenses to make plays.

Overall, this should be another close game, as Seattle doesn’t seem to know how to play any other way. If DiNucci isn’t careful, Arlington’s defense could feast. If that ends up being the case, the Renegades’ offensive struggles may not matter, and Seattle could lose this game. The return of Morgan Ellison should help keep Seattle’s offense a bit more balanced, but with him listed as the 2nd string back, I’m not sure they’ll lean on him a whole lot. The Sea Dragons are the more talented squad, but injuries on the defense and poor offensive decisions might turn this game in the favor of Arlington.

Prediction: Seattle Sea Dragons 15 – Arlington Renegades 17

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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.

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