College: Wisconsin | 8 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 215 lbs
Birth Date: 11/29/1988
Depth Chart: QB.1
2019 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 172.3
Avg Pts: 28.72
Rank: 1 QB
Wilson had another big season, leading the way for the Seahawks offense. He scored 35 touchdowns, giving him 30-plus scores three of four seasons. His yardage numbers were down some, though, with the Seahawks running the ball more often. He threw for 3,448 yards, his lowest total since 2013. Wilson has 4,000-yard seasons two of his last four and has 20-plus passing touchdowns every season in the NFL. Wilson isn't a big quarterback but moves around the pocket well and can make all the throws at quarterback. His arm isn't off the charts but accurate. Wilson does well to find a throwing lane despite his small size. He can hurt teams with his legs as much as his arm, serving as one of the top dual threats in all of football.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Wilson has been in the top 10 in quarterback scoring each of the last five seasons. He is an elite fantasy quarterback and should be considered that for fantasy teams. He'll get around 3,700-passing yards, 35 total touchdowns and 500-rushing yards. Wilson is the complete package at quarterback.
Is Russell Wilson going to be mediocre in 2019? No. But the Seahawks are. With Kam Chancellor and Doug Baldwin retired and Earl Thomas and Frank Clark gone to new homes, Seattle is in full rebuild mode. The leader of this rebuild is going to have to be Russell Wilson and his shiny new contract extension.Tyler Lockett took a step up in the absence of Doug Baldwin in 2018. However, he still only had 57 receptions for 965 yards. The key to his implied success was his 10 touchdowns and as we all know touchdowns are the hardest stat to project from season to season. He is not a high reception guy, and neither is rookie D.K. Metcalf. Both of these receivers do one thing well and that thing is going deep with speed. There is still no one to take control of the underneath to allow for those deep shots to be open.Another thing to worry about with the team is their rushing ability. They were first in the NFL in rush attempts in 2018, and it seemed to work very well for them as they made it to the playoffs. Therefore, why would they go away from it this season? Unlike in past seasons, Wilson was not a major part of the run game in 2018 and it was his first season without a rushing touchdown since he entered the league. With the run game going through Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny and the pass game taking a hit, it will be hard for Russell Wilson to pay dividends on his current draft price of the sixth round as QB7.Based on other players in this area, A player like Carson Wentz going a full two rounds later provides a safer play with the upgrades made to the offense in Philadelphia this offseason. Wilson is not going to kill your team if you draft him. But at this price, you dont want a quarterback who is not going to kill you. You want a quarterback who is going to win weeks for you. At least for 2019, this is not Wilson. What he is for 2019 is the QB7 off the board who needs everything to go right to finish as QB7. Whereas the likes ofBen Roethlisberger going as QB17 or Philip Rivers going as QB14 are being drafted at their floor, Wilson is being drafted at his ceiling. A bet which is not likely to be a winning one at the end of the season.
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had another fantastic day on Sunday as he not only led Seattle to their third road win, but he also upped his total to 14 passing touchdowns while still remaining free of interceptions. Wilson completed 69.7% of his passes against the Browns, and he also ran in a touchdown. Wilson has always been a model of efficiency, but he's taken his game to the next level this season. After six games, Wilson has a 14/0 TD/INT rate, three rushing touchdowns, a completion rate of 72.5%, 1,704 passing yards, and a passer rating of 124.7. He's having a phenomenal season, and if he can keep this type of performance up, he could be hoisting his first MVP trophy at the end of the year.
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 23-of-33 passes for 295 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns while running for 31 yards and a score.
Fantasy Spin: Wilson has total 14 touchdown passes with no interceptions and he has run for three more scores. He just isn't making any mistakes, which is great news for fantasy owners and his real team. The Seahawks host the Ravens in Week 7.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will take the field on Sunday as the top QB in the fantasy game, and he'll be looking to do whatever it takes to bring home another win. Wilson's thrown for multiple touchdowns in four of the five games he's played this season, and this weekend's matchup will have Wilson throwing at a defense that has been roasted in recent weeks. Cleveland has allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks over the last two weeks, and they're coming off a complete shellacking at the hands of the 49ers. With Wilson's obsession with efficiency and ball control, expect him to have another strong game this weekend.
Seattle Seahawks left tackle Duane Brown (biceps) and offensive guard D.J. Fluker (hamstring) have both been ruled out for Week 6 against the Browns. Guard Ethan Pocic (back) was also placed on Injured Reserve on Friday. Seattle's offensive line is banged up entering a matchup with an imposing Cleveland pass rush, so this could be a problem for quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Chris Carson on the road.
Seahawks' QB Russell Wilson scored an astounding 32.60 fantasy points in Thursday's Week 5 win against the Rams. Wilson threw for 268 yards on 17-of-23 with four touchdowns. It's the 3rd time this season Wilson scored at least 25 fantasy points in a game.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson put on a phenomenal show on Thursday night as he threw four touchdown passes and zero interceptions in Seattle's defeat of the Rams. Wilson has now thrown for 12 touchdowns and zero interceptions this season, and he's recorded a ridiculous 126.5 passer rating through the first five games of the season. His TD passes in this game included a mind-boggling throw to Tyler Lockett, a gorgeous 40-yard bomb to D.K. Metcalf, and a floater to Chris Carson, who was wide open because of Wilson's ability to run. Wilson is now a strong contender in the MVP race for 2019.
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 17 of his 23 passing attempts for 268 yards and four touchdowns against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, Oct. 3. He added 32 yards on eight carries.
Fantasy Spin: Thursday night was the Seattle offense at its best. They ran the ball 43 times, and Wilson was creative and accurate in the passing game, consistently eluding pressure and hitting on a deep ball to Metcalf and an incredible dime into the corner for Lockett. He has now accounted for 14 TDs (12 passing, two rushing) without an INT. He's a solid QB1.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is coming off a fairly standard game on Sunday, but he could be in for a big night on Thursday. Wilson is facing a Rams secondary that just allowed Jameis Winston to put up 385 yards and four TDs through the air, so there's certainly an opportunity for Wilson to hang big numbers on LA. However, his performance will likely hinge more on how his defense is doing. Wilson has thrown for more than 300 yards in just one game so far this season, and that was when Seattle was trailing New Orleans for the entire game. If LA jumps out to a lead, Wilson will be called upon to put up QB1 stats. If Seattle can get ahead early, expect them to lean on the running game. Since both teams' defenses have struggled a bit so far, it's likely that Wilson will have to carry the team for a while and have a big game.
A week after having to put the team on his back, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson got right back in his efficient groove. Wilson shifted gears back out of overdrive and instead cruised his way to a solid and consistent performance against the Cardinals. Wilson tallied 240 yards and one passing touchdown while completing 78.6% of his passes during the team's win in the desert. Wilson has yet to throw an interception this season, and his 240/1/0 performance in Arizona is considerably better than last year's 172/0/0 showing. Wilson is certainly capable of putting up huge numbers, but expect Seattle and Wilson himself to be far more focused on winning. That will limit his "regular" production.
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson went 22-of-28 for 240 yards and a touchdown in Week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals. He also rushed two times for seven yards.
Fantasy Spin: The day could've been so much larger for Wilson had the Seahawks chose to open things up, but that's not their style in games with positive game script. It's a bummer for his fantasy owners, as Seattle's preference to run the ball as often as it does clearly puts a ceiling on his statistical production. Wilson may be needed to open things up more in Week 5, however, as they host the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night. Fire Wilson up as a QB1 for that affair.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is primed for another big week on Sunday as he faces a struggling secondary in Arizona. Wilson is coming off one of the biggest games of his career in the team's Week 3 loss to the Saints, but Seattle should have a bit of an easier time against the winless Cardinals. With Arizona using a variation of an Air Raid offense, opposing teams are getting lots of opportunities through the air in return. The Cardinals have allowed the third-most passing yards so far, and opposing quarterbacks are posting some of the best numbers in the league against them. With Seattle struggling to blow out any opponents so far this season, expect Wilson to get plenty of chances to air it out and rack up some big numbers in the desert.
Seattle's QB Russell Wilson scored an impressive 45.40 fantasy points in Sunday's Week 3 loss against the Saints. Wilson threw for 406 yards on 32-of-50 with two touchdowns. It's the 2nd time this season Wilson scored at least 25 fantasy points in a game.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson put up huge numbers in Sunday's loss against the Saints. Wilson completed 32 passes on 50 attempts for 406 yards and two passing touchdowns. He also carried the ball seven times and ran in a pair of touchdowns, including one where he straight muscled through a Saints defender. The explosion of passing attempts was due to the fact that Seattle trailed by a hefty margin for the majority of the game after a series of bad breaks early on. That said, this is the second straight game where Wilson has tallied up sizable QB numbers. Perhaps Seattle is willing to let him use some of his magic moving forward.
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson finished 32-of-50 for 406 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints. He added 51 yards rushing and two more scores on seven carries.
Fantasy Spin: Wilson threw for 251 yards in the second half and accounted for three of his four touchdowns over the final 11:51 after the Seahawks had fallen behind 27-7. It all counts the same for fantasy owners, and he's very much capable of putting up numbers like this when Seattle decides to open things up - be it out of necessity or not. While it's unlikely the Seahawks will air it out this much again this season, Wilson will once again be a strong QB1 in Week 4 in a sweet matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.
Seahawks' QB Russell Wilson passed for a phenomenal 406 yards on 32-of-50 with two touchdowns in Sunday's loss against the Saints. It was Wilson's 2nd consecutive 300+ yard passing game. He has averaged 353 yards passing in those games.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson told the media on Wednesday that he's sad that Drew Brees won't be out there on the field on Sunday. Wilson mentioned that he's close friends with Brees, who he also said is one of his favorite players of all time. Wilson will instead be facing off against Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill, though it will likely be the New Orleans defense that he's paying more attention to. The Saints Defense has struggled so far, and Wilson has been lights out up to this point. Completing 78% of his passes and racking up five touchdowns through the first two games, owners should expect another consistent performance by Wilson in Week 3.
Seahawks' QB Russell Wilson scored 28.20 fantasy points in Sunday's Week 2 win in Pittsburgh. Wilson threw for 300 yards on 29-of-35 with three touchdowns. It's the 1st time this season Wilson scored at least 25 fantasy points in a game.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw for 300 yards on Sunday, hitting the number for just the second time in the last two years. Wilson completed a whopping 82% of his passes, spread the ball around to eight different receivers, tacked on 22 yards rushing including a couple critical runs in the fourth quarter, and even acted as the lead blocker on a touchdown. Wilson continues to be dependable and deadly accurate, like his drop in the bucket on D.K. Metcalf's touchdown catch, and he's well on his way to another strong season. Seattle's offense is always an adventure, but Wilson looks as solid as ever at the helm.
Seahawks' QB Russell Wilson passed for 300 yards on 29-of-35 with three touchdowns in Sunday's win in Pittsburgh.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson posted another solid day in the team's Week 1 win against the Bengals. Wilson was accurate but unspectacular as he completed 70% of his passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns and zero interceptions. The offense in general was terrible at the start of the game, but in true Seahawks fashion, they got it together quickly in the second half and squeaked out the win. A couple gorgeous throws to Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf helped boost his stats, and a dramatic increase in pass plays to running back Chris Carson showed some real potential. The train may be slow getting up to speed, but there's some serious potential lurking under the surface here.