Here are five players to watch for the Seahawks against the 49ers Sunday.

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Here are five players to watch for the Seahawks against the 49ers Sunday, in no particular order:

QB Russell Wilson: Wilson and Seattle coaches have said all week he’s ahead of where he was at similar points last week in terms of his recovery fro the high ankle sprain suffered against Miami. If so, that should mean Wilson will be able to run more and simply be more mobile and do more things to open up the Seattle offense. It’ll likely be evident early if that’s really the case. If it is, the play-calling may look a lot better, as well.

RB Christine Michael: Michael will start at tailback with Thomas Rawls having not practiced all week and listed as doubtful with a shin injury. Some might view this as yet another chance for Michael to take the tailback job and run with it. The reality is that Michael figures to have a big role in what the Seahawks do the rest of the season regardless. He’s been the team’s most dependable tailback for a while now, proving to be both durable and productive. When both are healthy, both seem likely to play substantially. But for now, the Seahawks couldn’t care less about how the carries will be divvied up in the future. They just need Michael to do enough Sunday to get a much-needed win. Michael’s career high in carries is 21 in the playoff win last year at Minnesota. He could top that Sunday.

TE Jimmy Graham: I wrote about Graham this week here and here and don’t have much else to add to those stories other than that Graham, by all accounts, had a good week of practice. He was limited on Wednesday as something of a rest day after playing 55 snaps against the Rams. But he was a full participant the rest of the week, meaning there’s zero reason he shouldn’t be a big part of the game plan now.

CB DeShawn Shead: Shead had one of the best weeks of any cornerback in week one and, according to Pro Football Focus, one of the worst in week two. Part of that is simply life working alongside Richard Sherman, who is off to a typically stout start. According to PFF, Sherman “has surrendered 0.15 yards per coverage snap this season, the lowest rate among cornerbacks. In two games, Sherman has  been thrown at five times, surrendering just two catches for 10 yards.’’ That means opponents have little choice but to go after Shead — and it’s not fair yet to count on Shead to shut down anyone the same way Sherman does. Figure the 49ers to also take their shots at Shead again Sunday. Last year, the Seahawks asked Sherman to pretty much follow Torrey Smith everywhere. It’ll be interesting to see if the Seahawks want Sherman to do that again.

DE Frank Clark: Clark is tied for the tied for the NFC lead in sacks after two games with three, which I wrote about here. 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert has some good mobility, though, and the task this week will be keeping him contained first and then getting sacks.