College: Wisconsin | 9 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 215 lbs
Birth Date: 11/29/1988
2020 Bye Week: 6
Total Pts: 335.7
Avg Pts: 20.98
Rank: 2 QB
|Week 1||21.50||Russell Wilson 1 passing TD (4.00 pts)|
. . . Russell Wilson 53 yd TD pass to DK Metcalf
Russell Wilson 325 passing yds (13.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 45 rush and rec yds (4.50 pts)
|Week 2||21.48||Russell Wilson 1 passing TD (4.00 pts)|
. . . Russell Wilson 7 yd TD pass to Tyler Lockett
Russell Wilson 277 passing yds (11.08 pts)
Russell Wilson 64 rush and rec yds (6.40 pts)
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.
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was accurate on 17 of his 26 passes (65.4 percent) that traveled 31 or more yards downfield and five of his six passes that traveled at least 41 yards (83.3 percent) in 2019, making him the most accurate passer in the league on such throws. Wilson also finished second in passes that traveled at least 35 yards in the air (60 percent).
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson would love for the team to add wide receiver Antonio Brown, according to sources. Brown is also close with backup quarterback Geno Smith. Wilson surely wouldn't mind more playmakers through the air, as there are plenty of questions behind D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett in the passing game, but a return to the NFL for Brown is probably unlikely at this point given all of his off-the-field baggage. And even if Seattle did consider adding Brown, it wouldn't happen until late July or August. A more plausible outcome would be Josh Gordon being reinstated by the league and returning to Seattle after playing with them in 2019.
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson threw 13 touchdown passes against the blitz this past season.
Fantasy Spin: Wilson finished third in the NFL with 31 touchdowns and also ranked sixth with 4,110 yards. He has been a consistent fantasy producer for players over the last several season and should be a No. 1 fantasy quarterback again in 2020.
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 26 touchdowns with just two turnover-worthy plays on passes 20-plus yards downfield in 2018 and 2019, according to Pro Football Focus.
Fantasy Spin: The Seahawks added another big-play threat this offseason in WR Phillip Dorsett to complement the top duo of Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. Wilson will likely again be available at a discount in 2020 drafts, despite routinely finishing as one of the top fantasy options at his position.
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 23 of his 30 pass attempts for 450 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions on seven-step drops in 2019. Those marks allowed him to post a league-best 157.6 passer rating on seven-step drops.
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson threw 48 incompletions from 2017-2019 on positively-graded throws, according to Pro Football Focus.
Fantasy Spin: Wilson threw for a three-year high of 4,110 yards in 2019 as he seemed to be helped greatly by the addition of rookie WR DK Metcalf. With TE Greg Olsen and WR Phillip Dorsett added this offseason, Wilson may have the best supporting cast of his career. He's a top-tier QB1.
The Seattle Seahawks talked with the Cleveland Browns about a potential trade that would have sent quarterback Russell Wilson to Cleveland for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 draft. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Browns believe the idea was "floated" conceptually, but the talks did happen. The placement of a no-trade clause in Wilson's extension was influenced by talk surrounding that potential trade to the Browns. Some close enough to the situation believe that Wilson eventually will be traded. Seattle would take a $39 million salary cap hit by trading Wilson in 2021, and he's due to earn $19 million that season. By 2022, the cap hit falls to $26 million. In the final year of his deal, he'll have a $39 million cap number and a $13 million cap charge if traded. In a run-heavy offense, Wilson remains a high-end QB1 in fantasy because of his big arm and ability to make plays happen with his scrambling ability.
The Seattle Seahawks have been expected all along to re-sign quarterback Geno Smith, and they could make the deal official soon, according to a source. Seattle's current depth behind Russell Wilson includes only rookie Anthony Gordon, so the Seahawks certainly need to upgrade, even if Smith isn't exactly anyone's version of a solid backup option under center. The 29-year-old didn't attempt any passes at all behind Wilson in 2019, and he had just four attempts in parts of five games as Philip Rivers' backup for the Chargers in 2018. If Wilson were to go down with injury at all in 2020, Seattle's offense would be in serious trouble and would lean even more on the ground game.
The Seattle Seahawks have selected LSU offensive guard Damien Lewis with the No. 69 pick during the third round. Protecting quarterback Russell Wilson has been tough for Seattle over the last couple of seasons. Drafting a guy like Lewis will definitely help fix that problem. He's above average when it comes to movement, but he lacks agility at times. Lewis gives Seattle much-needed depth at the offensive guard spot. It shouldn't take him long before he's starting for the Seahawks.
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was blitzed 221 times - second-most in the league - and hurried an NFL-high 71 times in 2019.
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson threw for 25 touchdowns versus only one interception inside the 20 and posted a 15:0 TD-to-INT ratio inside the 10 last season.