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QB SEA

College: Wisconsin | 9 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 215 lbs
Birth Date: 11/29/1988
2020 Bye Week: 6

Total Pts: 394.56
Avg Pts: 24.66
Rank: 4 QB

Free Agent

2020 RTSports Outlook

Wilson had his usual big season, finishing fourth overall in fantasy quarterback scoring. He scored 34 total touchdowns and topped 4,000-passing yards. Wilson scored touchdowns all but a game and had 10 multiple touchdown games. Wilson has three straight seasons with 30-plus touchdowns. Wilson has 4,000-yard seasons three of his last five 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. Wilson is the centerpiece of the Seahawks offense, making this unit one of the best in football.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Wilson has been in the top 10 in quarterback scoring each of the last six seasons. He is an elite fantasy quarterback and should be considered that for fantasy teams. He should be one of the first five quarterbacks off the board because of his consistency for fantasy teams. He'll get around 4,000-passing yards, 35 total touchdowns and 400-rushing yards. Wilson is the complete package at quarterback.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Russell Wilson finished as fantasy QB3 last season, the second time in three years that he placed as a Top 3 fantasy quarterback. He has consistently finished inside the Top 10 throughout his career. But Wilson was somewhat unreliable down the stretch, with three games of less than 11 fantasy points between Weeks 12 through 16. Still, he threw 30 TD passes for the third consecutive year and his 4,110 passing yards were the second highest of his career. He continues to display great efficiency, as he was 12th in attempts last year (516) and 11th in completions (341). Wilson is also one of the best deep ball throwers in the game, as he completed 43% of his deep throws, 56% were catchable, and he averaged over 30 air yards per deep completion, according to Sports Info Solutions. He has a fine pair of starting wide receivers to work with, as Tyler Lockett and very promising rookie DK Metcalf combined for over 1,900 yards and 15 TDs last season. You can count on Wilson for another 4,000 yard, 30 TD campaign with 300-plus rushing yards while he keeps his interceptions down (12 over the past two seasons). The NFFC ADP of 50 is right on target and in some leagues he will fall even further as owners wait on QBs. Expect him to be one of the Top 5 QBs selected in many drafts. If you get him past the seventh round hell be a fine value. The disappointing late weeks in 2019 should not linger into the new season.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 120.28Russell Wilson 195 passing yds (7.80 pts)
Russell Wilson 8 rushing yds (0.80 pts)
Russell Wilson 10 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 44 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 14 completions (0.14 pts)
Russell Wilson 6 incompletions (-0.06 pts)
Russell Wilson 4 times sacked (-0.40 pts)
Week 231.03Russell Wilson 300 passing yds (12.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 22 rushing yds (2.20 pts)
Russell Wilson 14 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 12 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 28 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 29 completions (0.29 pts)
Russell Wilson 6 incompletions (-0.06 pts)
Russell Wilson 4 times sacked (-0.40 pts)
Week 345.48Russell Wilson 406 passing yds (16.24 pts)
Russell Wilson 51 rushing yds (5.10 pts)
Russell Wilson 8 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 4 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 32 completions (0.32 pts)
Russell Wilson 18 incompletions (-0.18 pts)
Russell Wilson 2 yd TD rush (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 8 yd TD rush (6.00 pts)
Week 416.06Russell Wilson 240 passing yds (9.60 pts)
Russell Wilson 7 rushing yds (0.70 pts)
Russell Wilson 9 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 22 completions (0.22 pts)
Russell Wilson 6 incompletions (-0.06 pts)
Russell Wilson 4 times sacked (-0.40 pts)
Week 537.93Russell Wilson 268 passing yds (10.72 pts)
Russell Wilson 32 rushing yds (3.20 pts)
Russell Wilson 13 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 40 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 10 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 5 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 17 completions (0.17 pts)
Russell Wilson 6 incompletions (-0.06 pts)
Russell Wilson 1 time sacked (-0.10 pts)
Week 632.73Russell Wilson 295 passing yds (11.80 pts)
Russell Wilson 31 rushing yds (3.10 pts)
Russell Wilson 17 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 6 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 23 completions (0.23 pts)
Russell Wilson 10 incompletions (-0.10 pts)
Russell Wilson 3 times sacked (-0.30 pts)
Russell Wilson 16 yd TD rush (6.00 pts)
Week 717.23Russell Wilson 241 passing yds (9.64 pts)
Russell Wilson 27 rushing yds (2.70 pts)
Russell Wilson 8 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 20 completions (0.20 pts)
Russell Wilson 21 incompletions (-0.21 pts)
Russell Wilson 1 time sacked (-0.10 pts)
Week 819.56Russell Wilson 182 passing yds (7.28 pts)
Russell Wilson 4 rushing yds (0.40 pts)
Russell Wilson 4 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 2 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 14 completions (0.14 pts)
Russell Wilson 6 incompletions (-0.06 pts)
Russell Wilson 2 times sacked (-0.20 pts)
Week 949.07Russell Wilson 378 passing yds (15.12 pts)
Russell Wilson 21 rushing yds (2.10 pts)
Russell Wilson 1 passing 2XP (2.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 19 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 1 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 2 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 53 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 10 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 29 completions (0.29 pts)
Russell Wilson 14 incompletions (-0.14 pts)
Russell Wilson 3 times sacked (-0.30 pts)
Week 1019.22Russell Wilson 232 passing yds (9.28 pts)
Russell Wilson 53 rushing yds (5.30 pts)
Russell Wilson 3 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 24 completions (0.24 pts)
Russell Wilson 10 incompletions (-0.10 pts)
Russell Wilson 5 times sacked (-0.50 pts)
Week 11
Week 1212.91Russell Wilson 200 passing yds (8.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 15 rushing yds (1.50 pts)
Russell Wilson 33 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 13 completions (0.13 pts)
Russell Wilson 12 incompletions (-0.12 pts)
Russell Wilson 6 times sacked (-0.60 pts)
Week 1321.81Russell Wilson 240 passing yds (9.60 pts)
Russell Wilson 13 rushing yds (1.30 pts)
Russell Wilson 60 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 13 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 21 completions (0.21 pts)
Russell Wilson 10 incompletions (-0.10 pts)
Russell Wilson 2 times sacked (-0.20 pts)
Playoff Week 111.18Russell Wilson 245 passing yds (9.80 pts)
Russell Wilson 28 rushing yds (2.80 pts)
Russell Wilson 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 22 completions (0.22 pts)
Russell Wilson 14 incompletions (-0.14 pts)
Russell Wilson 5 times sacked (-0.50 pts)
Playoff Week 223.38Russell Wilson 286 passing yds (11.44 pts)
Russell Wilson 19 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 19 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 20 completions (0.20 pts)
Russell Wilson 6 incompletions (-0.06 pts)
Russell Wilson 2 times sacked (-0.20 pts)
Playoff Week 312.47Russell Wilson 169 passing yds (6.76 pts)
Russell Wilson 2 rushing yds (0.20 pts)
Russell Wilson 3 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Russell Wilson 16 completions (0.16 pts)
Russell Wilson 15 incompletions (-0.15 pts)
Russell Wilson 5 times sacked (-0.50 pts)
Player Notes
Jul 15 9:53pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Jul 3 12:30am ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Jun 20 1:03pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Jun 15 5:23pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Jun 14 5:33pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Jun 13 2:23pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Jun 2 12:20pm ET

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.

From RotoBaller

May 24 4:33pm ET

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).

From TheHuddle

May 22 7:00pm ET

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.

From RotoBaller

May 21 5:13pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

May 19 6:33pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

May 17 5:53pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

May 16 4:23pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

May 14 9:50pm ET

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.

From RotoBaller

May 14 4:30pm ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Apr 24 10:40pm ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Mar 31 12:03am ET

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was blitzed 221 times - second-most in the league - and hurried an NFL-high 71 times in 2019.

From TheHuddle

Mar 24 10:33pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 16-Apr-2019: SEA - Re-signed - Four-year extension (through 2023)
NFL Week
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2019 Season394.563415164110313342325
Week 1CIN20.281420195208000
Week 2@PIT31.0329353003022010
Week 3NOR45.4832504062051200
Week 4@ARI16.062228240107000
Week 5LAR37.9317232684032000
Week 6@CLE32.7323332952031100
Week 7BAL17.2320412411027001
Week 8@ATL19.561420182204000
Week 9TAM49.0729433785021000
Week 10@SFO19.2224342321053001
Week 11bye
Week 12@PHI12.9113252001015011
Week 13MIN21.8121312402013001
Week 14@LAR11.1822362450028001
Week 15@CAR23.38202628620-1000
Week 16ARI12.471631169102000
Week 17SFO24.2225402332029000
Wildcard@PHI23.4618303251045000
Divisional@GNB23.0921312771064000