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College: Wisconsin | 7 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 215 lbs
Birth Date: 11/29/1988
2019 Bye Week: 11

Total Pts: 308.22
Avg Pts: 19.26
Rank: 6 QB

Free Agent

2019 RTSports Outlook

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.

RotoBaller's Outlook

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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Fantasy Week
Week 120.72Russell Wilson 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Russell Wilson 4 yd rushing TD
Russell Wilson 1 passing TD (4.00 pts)
. . . Russell Wilson 7 yd TD pass to J.D. McKissic
Russell Wilson 233 passing yds (9.32 pts)
Russell Wilson 14 rush and rec yds (1.40 pts)
Player Notes
Jun 30 2:53pm ET

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is the league's most underrated quarterback, in the opinion of Pro Football Focus analyst Mike Renner.

Fantasy Spin: Wilson likely will be a tad underrated in fantasy this summer after falling from the top-ranked fantasy QB in 2017 to ninth last season. Draft him as a solid QB1 if you wait until the top five QBs are off the board.

From TheHuddle

Jun 24 6:13pm ET

Seattle Seahawks WR D.K. Metcalf has impressed QB Russell Wilson with his football knowledge so far as a rookie. 'Everybody knows about his ability to run and everything else, and jump and catch and all that. You guys have been talking about that for months, but I think more than anything else, it's his brain and how he processes information and how quickly he understands it. He's really intelligent. He really understands the game really well. He takes coaching really well. He gets extra work. He's a legit pro wide receiver. He's everything that everybody was talking about in terms of what he's capable of and more,' Wilson said.

Fantasy Spin: While Metcalf has done well to build an early bond with Wilson - and that's obviously a big deal - he still has questions to answer regarding his durability and ability to run precise routes. His talent makes him a fine dynasty asset, but Seattle's run-heavy offense figures to lower his ceiling and floor for fantasy purposes, at least in 2019.

From TheHuddle

Apr 26 10:10pm ET

The Seattle Seahawks traded up with the Patriots and selected Mississippi wide receiver D.K. Metcalf with the No. 64 overall pick (last pick in second round) in the 2019 NFL draft. Metcalf is one of the best at hauling in contested catches deep down the field, which is something that quarterback Russell Wilson likes to do. He showed that he's a freak athlete at the combine in February, but he's also raw and will need to improve his route-running techniques in order to take the next step. Metcalf is a great fit in Seattle and could immediately help in fantasy leagues, albeit as a boom-or-bust commodity better selected in standard-scoring leagues.

From RotoBaller

Apr 16 8:33am ET

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is guaranteed a total of $107 million and has a full no-trade clause. He is tied to the Seahawks for five years and $157 million.

From TheHuddle

Apr 16 5:13am ET

Updating a previous report, the Seattle Seahawks and QB Russell Wilson agreed on a four-year contract worth $140 million early Tuesday, April 16, a source said. He surpasses Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers as the highest-paid player in the NFL.

Fantasy Spin: The midnight PDT deadline came and went, but apparently the two sides continued to pound out a deal. It was a soft, arbitrary deadline. With or without the deal, the multi-talented Wilson is a must-start fantasy option heading into the 2019 season.

From TheHuddle

Apr 16 4:20am ET

The Seattle Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson have agreed to a 4-year, $140 million contract extension which includes a $65 million signing bonus. Wilson had imposed his own deadline, but he and the team made it in right before that deadline hit. Wilson becomes the league's highest-paid player, and the Seahawks lock down one of the league's best signal callers for another four years. There was never a huge belief that Wilson and Seattle would part ways, but now any minor concerns can be put to rest.

From RotoBaller

Apr 16 3:13am ET

An extension for Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was not announced by the quarterback's self-imposed midnight PDT deadline on Tuesday, April 16.

Fantasy Spin: Wilson is still under contract, and he is expected to be the team's quarterback through 2021. It's likely a deal is still worked out at some point. Wilson will still be a must-start option for many years to come, and this could make him even more dangerous from a fantasy perspective with a chip on his shoulder.

From TheHuddle

Apr 16 12:40am ET

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson apparently won't negotiate another long-term deal with the team if a contract extension isn't reached by Monday night. This gives the rumor that Wilson would like to play elsewhere some legs. He gave the Seahawks an April 15 deadline for a contract extension, and so far the two sides haven't come to an agreement. It's possible the team could look to trade him or put the franchise tag on him next season. Contract issues aside, Wilson remains firmly in the QB1 discussion after tossing a career-high 35 touchdowns in 2018. He may have trouble matching that this year, though, if Seattle continues to hand the ball off frequently.

From RotoBaller

Apr 15 1:40pm ET

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has set Monday, April 15, as the firm, real deadline for a contract extension to be reached. Nothing has happened as of now, but Wilson's agent has been in the Seattle area for the last three days trying to get something done. It's expected that Wilson will be the highest paid player in the NFL if an extension gets done, but there's no guarantee that will happen and the Seahawks could place the franchise tag on him next year if an extension isn't agreed upon. Wilson would also like his salaries tied to the future salary caps. Wilson had a career-high 35 touchdown passes last year and remains a strong QB1 in an offense that ran the ball more than any other team in 2018.

From RotoBaller

Apr 15 1:43am ET

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will report for the first day of the offseason program on Monday, April 15. He was hoping to have a new contract in place beforehand, but he plans to report with or without a deal.

Fantasy Spin: It appears that this contract situation might drag on into the postseason unless the sides suddenly announce something on Monday. While his contract status is uncertain, what is certain is that he will be a must-start fantasy option yet again in 2019.

From TheHuddle

Apr 15 12:50am ET

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will report to the team's first day of the offseason program on Monday whether he receives a long-term contract extension by his deadline on April 15 or not. The two sides don't appear to be close to reaching an agreement by Monday, so Wilson could end up playing the 2019 season on the final year of his contract. Seattle could look to slap the franchise tag on him next year or they could also trade him. A lot can still happen in this situation, and there are also reports that Wilson would like to play elsewhere. The 30-year-old handed the ball off more than any signal-caller in 2018 but still managed to toss a career-high 35 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. While there won't be much room for improvement on those numbers next year, Wilson remains a strong QB1 heading into next season.

From RotoBaller

Apr 14 2:00pm ET

The Seattle Seahawks think that quarterback Russell Wilson wants to play elsewhere, according to a league source. They also think that it'll cause Wilson to drive a harder bargain when it comes to a potential long-term extension. Wilson has set a deadline of Monday, April 15, to come to an agreement on an extension. Seattle can keep him for a base salary of $17 million this year, but Wilson may decide to stay on the franchise tag for around $30 million in 2020. Seattle could also elect to trade Wilson at some point. Seattle ran the ball more than any other team in 2018, but Wilson was still excellent as a passer and will remain a QB1 if he stays with the Seahawks.

From RotoBaller

Apr 9 10:13pm ET

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson wants a new contract before April 15. If he doesn't get one, it would be assumed the Seahawks would franchise tag him for at least one year, which would be worth roughly $30.34 million in 2020. If they did it again in 2021 and 2022, the compensation would be about $36.4 million and $52.43 million, respectively. This was enough to make former NFL head coach Jack Del Rio, who appeared as a guest recently on the NFL Network, to suggest trading Wilson is a distinct possibility. '(D)on't be surprised if before it's all said and done when we line up for the season next year if Russell Wilson isn't quarterbacking somewhere else and the Seahawks haven't gone and gotten a quarterback they think (is) the future,' Del Rio said.

Fantasy Spin: The thought of Wilson being traded is hard to swallow, but the cap hits in 2021 and 2022 would make it hard for any general manager to build a team, so the pressure to get something done only figures to increase as time goes by. At the moment, fantasy owners should be able to count on Wilson doing his usual thing, which is usually producing top-five numbers while sporting a stellar touchdown-to-interception ratio.

From TheHuddle

Apr 9 2:10am ET

It appears that the Seattle Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson have made "very little progress" in contract-extension negotiations, even though Wilson has set an April 15 deadline. The franchise tag is unrealistic in this situation, and Wilson could want to become the highest paid player at his position this time around (meaning $34-35 million per season). Speculation is rising that the two sides could reach a compromise of a three-year deal worth $100 million guaranteed. Wilson is unlikely to hold out if nothing happens before April 15, but he also might not want to negotiate again until after the 2019 season. It's also highly unlikely that the Seahawks trade Wilson in the prime of his career, and they'd likely require a huge haul if they did dangle him.

From RotoBaller

Apr 6 5:53pm ET

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson gave Seattle until Monday, April 15, to reach a contract extension, but there has been 'very little progress' in those negotiations, according to a source. It remains a possibility that Wilson will be franchise tagged next offseason if the waiting game continues. Realistically, Wilson may want to be the highest paid player in the NFL (at least $34-35 million) or receive the highest guaranteed signing bonus (around $100 million).

Fantasy Spin: Wilson deserves to be paid with how consistently successful he's played so far in his career, albeit with a less-than-ideal supporting cast. Deal or no deal, Wilson is in the mid-range QB1 discussion heading into a new season.

From TheHuddle

Apr 3 8:33pm ET

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson plans to participate in the offseason workouts even though he wants a contract extension before the start of the workouts, according to a source.

Fantasy Spin: It appears like Wilson will not hold out even if he does not receive a contract extension in the next few weeks. He has been one of the better fantasy quarterbacks over the last few seasons and should be a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues in 2019.

From TheHuddle

Apr 2 5:00pm ET

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has given the team an April 15 deadline to complete negotiations for a long-term contract extension, according to a source with knowledge of the talks. April 15 is the first day of the team's offseason workout program. The star QB has one year left on his four-year, $87.6 million contract. Wilson said in January that he'd be fine playing the 2019 season without a new contract, but he wants to get an extension done early. Seattle ran the ball more than any other team in 2018, but the 30-year-old still had 3,448 yards passing on 280 attempts with a career-high 35 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. The Seahawks reliance on the run may hurt his fantasy upside moving forward, but Wilson remains in the QB1 discussion.

From RotoBaller

Apr 2 4:23pm ET

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has made Monday, April 15, the deadline by which the Seahawks must complete negotiations on a new deal, according to a source. That day marks the beginning of Seattle's offseason program. Both sides reportedly started negotiating said new deal recently in hopes of achieving an agreement by the deadline. Wilson has one year left on his current four-year, $87.6 million contract.

Fantasy Spin: Wilson deserves a new deal as one of the best and most consistent quarterbacks in the NFL. He's a perennial MVP candidate and QB1 in the fantasy realm. His fantasy value may not be as high as it has been in previous years, but he remains comfortably in QB1 territory.

From TheHuddle

Mar 31 9:43pm ET

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson needs to be used 'as much as possible' in 2019, according to OT Duane Brown. 'At times, I think we ran the ball maybe a little bit too much, and that's kind of hard to say as a lineman,' Brown said.

Fantasy Spin: Although Wilson's 3,448 passing yards in 2018 were his fewest since his second season, he did throw a career-high 35 touchdowns while logging a career-best pass rating. Even if Seattle sticks with a run-heavy approach, Wilson has shown he can still provide QB1 numbers.

From TheHuddle

Mar 22 10:43pm ET

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson could make as much as $40 million per year on his next contract, according to Bucky Brooks of

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 16-Apr-2019: SEA - Re-signed - Four-year extension (through 2023)
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