College: Wisconsin | 9 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 215 lbs
Birth Date: 11/29/1988
Depth Chart: QB.1
2020 Bye Week: 6
Total Pts: 112.25
Avg Pts: 37.42
Rank: 1 QB
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is averaging over 34 fantasy points per game, and he's got a great shot to continue that roll in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins. Dolphins cornerback Byron Jones (groin/Achilles) is still dealing with an injury, and Wilson has just been cooking. Even against the New England Patriots, he threw for just short of 300 yards with five touchdowns and one interception that wasn't his fault. With his weapons, there is zero reason for Wilson to ever end up on your bench. You're starting him this week regardless of the cross-country trip.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson continued his quest for his first MVP trophy with an explosive performance in Week 3. He completed 27-of-40 passes for 315 yards and five touchdowns. He also added six carries for 22 yards. His day could have been even better if it weren't for a huge mental mistake by wide receiver D.K. Metcalf. Wilson is on the hottest pace that we've ever seen out of him, and he's going to continue to put up incredible numbers. He will be locked in as a top-five QB on a weekly basis barring extremely unforeseen circumstances.
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson finished 27-of-40 for 315 yards and five touchdowns in Week 3 against the Dallas Cowboys. Wilson also added 22 yards on six carries.
Fantasy Spin: There has been a rallying cry in fantasy circles for years to "let Russ cook," and that is exactly what seems to be happening in 2020. Wilson already has 14 touchdown passes - a league record for a player through three games. About the only negative in this effort was taking four sacks. Wilson will inevitably cool off a bit in the coming weeks, but he is proving to be a week-winner just about every week so far. He'll be in the running for overall QB1 honors again next week against the Miami Dolphins.
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Chidobe Awuzie (hamstring) has been placed on the injured reserve by the team on Saturday. This means he'll miss the Cowboys' next three contests, which includes a big matchup against the Seahawks in Week 3. Rookie corner Trevon Diggs is also banged up with a shoulder injury, so this secondary is now far from healthy. It's bad news for Dallas because they'll be tasked with slowing down a red-hot Russell Wilson on Sunday. It's a safe bet to expect a lot of points to be scored in this game. Nearly every skill-position player should be started in this contest.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson finished another phenomenal night in Week 2 with a thrilling win over the New England Patriots. He finished the night 21 of 28 for 288 yards with five touchdowns and one interception. He also added five carries for 39 yards on the ground. His impressive performance nearly wasn't enough, but his defense was able to hold on for a win. Wilson looks like the early favorite for the MVP award, and he's going to be winning a lot of fantasy MVPs if he keeps playing at this level. Fire him up every week with no doubts.
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 21 of 28 passes for 288 yards, five touchdowns and an interception against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Sept. 20. Wilson added 39 yards on five rushing attempts.
Fantasy Spin: Outside of an early pick six, Wilson was in command on Sunday night, weaving around New England's hapless pass rush and picking apart the secondary for five TD strikes. He's playing at an MVP level early on and is a top-tier QB1.
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 31-of-35 passes for 322 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons and he also added three runs for a team-best 29 yards.
Fantasy Spin: Wilson was outstanding in the road win, showing why he remains a bona fide QB1 in all fantasy leagues. He and the Seahawks play their home opener against Cam Newton and the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football in Week 2.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has continued to put up absolutely insane numbers throughout his career. In 2020, we expect that to continue with a big start in Week 1. This Atlanta Falcons team is in an interesting position. On offense, they're loaded, but the defense is a big question mark. Last season, they were ranked 25th against quarterbacks in fantasy, and they still have some work to do before they'll be considered a good defense. Wilson's running ability gives him a safe floor, and he's got some elite wide receivers to give him a high ceiling. Start him with confidence this week.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been dialed in at training camp this year according to Seahawks reporters. He's been spreading the ball around a lot and excelling in red zone drills. During one red zone drill last week, he connected with four different receivers for touchdowns on four straight plays. Wilson might have the best set of receiving options of his career this year with the receiving duo of Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf as well as the tight end duo of Greg Olsen and Will Dissly. The team's third receiver Phillip Dorsett II should also be a factor. Expect Wilson to have a big year and finish as a clear QB1 in all formats.
The Seattle Seahawks officially re-signed wide receiver Josh Gordon on Thursday, according to his agent David Canter. Gordon is in the process of being reinstated back into the league after appearing in five games with the Seahawks and six with the Patriots in 2019. He finished last year with 27 receptions (47 targets) for 426 yards and one touchdown. Gordon is still just 29 years old, but he's extremely risky because of all of his recurring off-the-field issues. There's still intrigue with him in Seattle while connecting with quarterback Russell Wilson, but his fantasy upside will be limited behind D.K. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett and Phillip Dorsett II. You can probably leave Gordon to the waiver wire in standard-size leagues, but keep him on your watch list.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson put on an impressive showing in Tuesday's practice. He fired two straight touchdown passes to Tyler Lockett during a red-zone session and also connected with D.K. Metcalf on a touchdown during the session. Throughout the practice, he completed multiple passes to David Moore and also connected with rookies Freddie Swain and DeeJay Dallas and tight end Jacob Hollister. In Monday's practice, Seattle defensive backs broke up a number of pass attempts, so it's good to see Wilson bounce back and complete passes to a variety of targets. Wilson certainly appears lined up to have a big year in 2020.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson might have the best set of weapons he's had in his career this year. In addition to his talented top two receivers, Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf, Wilson has a solid third receiver in Phillip Dorsett as well as a fleet of proven tight ends led by Greg Olsen, Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister. Wilson threw for 4,110 yards, 31 touchdowns and five interceptions while adding 343 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns last year. This year, he could improve upon those numbers further and carry his fantasy owners in the process.
Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson said Thursday, Aug. 13, he'd like to see the offense be more aggressive in 2020. 'Let's treat every quarter like the fourth quarter,' Wilson said.
Fantasy Spin: Wilson's 152 pass attempts in the four quarter of games last season were more than in any other quarter. His 1,191 passing yards in the final 15 minutes were also the most of any quarter. He finished the season with a three-year high of 4,110 passing yards with 31 touchdowns against five interceptions. He's a top-five QB in any style the Seahawks play.
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson's 6.2 touchdown-to-interception ratio in 2019 was the best among quarterbacks who finished in the top 10 in passing yardage, and he was the only quarterback to rank in the top five in QBR on throws inside and outside the pocket.
Many quarterbacks around the league are enamored with the idea of throwing to free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown, and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is one of them. The two actually worked out together on Wednesday. According to a source, Brown would love to play for the Seahawks. If they make a move on him, though, it would likely take some time. It sounds like a team will sign Brown despite all of his off-the-field troubles, but they will likely wait to see how the NFL handles him. Brown is expected to receive a lengthy suspension of at least eight games, but even then, QBs would love a chance to throw to him in the second half of the season. Because Brown probably won't play anywhere close to a full season in 2020, he's unlikely to be much of a redraft target to begin the season.
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson led the league in 2019 with 40 big-time throws (Pro Football Focus' highest-graded throws on precise downfield passes).
Fantasy Spin: And Wilson did it on 516 passing attempts, which tied for 12th in the league while playing for the run-heavy Seahawks. Wilson, though, still finished third among fantasy QBs -- his seventh top-10 finish in eight seasons -- so pass-heavy or not, count on Wilson to deliver top-end fantasy QB1 numbers.
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson threw for 1,545 yards, 11 touchdowns and zero interceptions on play-action passes during the 2019 regular season and postseason.
Fantasy Spin: Wilson has been one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL for several seasons and will have a good group of pass catchers again this season. He should be a No. 1 quarterback in all fantasy leagues.
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 71.3 percent of his passes for 1,545 yards, 11 touchdowns and no interceptions when passing out of play-action in 2019 (including playoffs), according to Pro Football Focus.
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson led all quarterbacks with a 94.6 Pro Football Focus grade on passing plays lasting longer than 3 seconds in 2019.
Fantasy Spin: Wilson's keeping-the-play alive skills have contributed mightily to his fantasy success -- he's been a top-11 fantasy QB in each of his eight seasons -- and he's arguably the most logical QB pick once Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes are off the board in drafts this summer.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been one of the best deep passers in the NFL since 2016. He threw 32 TD passes on deep throws from 2016 to 2018 and had 1.5 yards of target separation on deep passes last season, which was the lowest in the NFL. Wilson makes a habit of extended plays outside the pocket and finding his receivers deep down the field, mainly Tyler Lockett. Seattle's wideouts had 32 deep receptions in 2019, also the most in the league. Wilson led all quarterbacks with nine DIMES (30-plus air yards and a tight window resulting in a completion). If the Seahawks let Wilson throw the ball more with Lockett and D.K. Metcalf at his disposal, he should be able to finish as a top-five fantasy QB in 2020.