5'11", 206 Lbs.
2012, Round #3, Pick #75
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson got the win, but it was hard-fought. Wilson was held to just 72 yards passing by the Vikings, and he threw an absolutely horrific interception at the end of the first half. It was Wilsons lowest passing total in his career, but he made a couple huge runs that ended up being some of the most important plays of the game. Wilsons struggles were clearly related to the top-tier defense he was facing, and owners should feel comfortable playing him this week when he gets to face the 49ers once again.
12 days ago: Russell Wilson Shellacks San Francisco
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson sliced up San Franciscos defense like it was no big thing on Sunday. Wilson started the game by having his first four completed passes go for three touchdowns and 102 yards. He would go on to fire another touchdown later in the game, and he finished the day with a passer rating of 140.9, his second highest of the season. The four touchdowns are the most hes thrown in a game this year, and hes now carrying a ridiculous 29/5 TD/INT ratio. Hes easily on pace for his best year ever.
14 days ago: Russell Wilson A Solid QB1 Against SF
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson looked excellent on the game-winning drive against Carolina last week, and he should continue his dominance over the 49ers this week at home. Wilson is 10-2 in his career against San Francisco, and Seattle is a heavy favorite to top them once again. Wilson is also in the midst of an incredible streak of games. He's thrown multiple touchdowns in all but one game this season, he's only thrown two interceptions in his last nine games, he's on pace to finish with his highest YPA in three years, and his 5/1 TD/Int rate is the best of his career. Wilson should be a strong start this week against a soft San Francisco defense.
19 days ago: Russell Wilson Leads Comeback Victory For Seattle
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson stayed calm and guided the team to a comeback win over the Panthers on Sunday. Though he was held without a touchdown pass in the first half, Wilson calmly threw two in the second half, including a 35-yard strike to David Moore on a 4th-and-3 to tie the game. Wilson surpassed the 300-yard passing mark for the first time this season, and he's now thrown for multiple touchdowns in seven straight games. Seattle may not be the same team it was a few years ago, but Wilson's still got plenty of magic left in the tank.
20 days ago: Russell Wilson Faces Carolina Again
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson might want to start looking into buying a place in Charlotte. In his six previous seasons, Wilson has faced the Panthers seven times, and this will make the fifth time he's played in the Tar Heel State (just as a professional, since he played there a lot while he was attending North Carolina State). Wilson hasn't been racking up the yards as much this season since Seattle's been leaning more heavily on the run game, but he's on pace to set a new high in passing touchdowns. He should continue to be a dependable option, even if he's not quite as exciting as he used to be.
29 days ago: Russell Wilson Comes Back From Ugly Start
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was way off to start Thursday's game against the Packers, but he found his stride in the second half to lead Seattle to the victory. Wilson was just 3-for-8 in the first quarter, but he completed 78% of the rest of his passes on the evening. His 225 yards and paltry 7.3 YPA paled in comparison to his counterpart for Green Bay, but he finished with a pair of touchdown passes, a critical scramble for a first down, and some amazing throws when the game was on the line. He may not win the MVP, but Wilson's on pace to top 35 touchdowns with less than 10 interceptions with a passer rating over 110. He's still a stud.
1 month ago: Russell Wilson Prolific In Loss To Chargers
Completing 26 passes against LA on Sunday, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson enjoyed his most prolific showing this season. Unfortunately, it wasn't actually a terribly good showing by Wilson. While he completed more passes than in any other game this season, Wilson also posted his lowest YPA of the year and regularly missed open receivers in favor of checking the ball down. After a string of three good performances in a row, it was a disappointing game for Wilson, though he almost snatched victory from the jaws of defeat by having one last chance at the end.
1 month ago: Russell Wilson Will Need To Stay Efficient Against LAC
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been a master of efficiency so far this season, bringing back memories of his Super Bowl-winning year. Wilson hasn't thrown more than 23 passes in any of his last three games, but he's chucked nine touchdowns in that time. On the season, he's got a TD percentage of 8.8%, third best in the NFL, and his interception percentage is just 2.2%. He's one of just three QBs with a TD% above 7% and an INT% below 3%, and the other two are Patrick Mahomes and Philip Rivers, two of the front-runners for MVP. That said, he's facing a defense that is allowing the fifth-fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks over the last four weeks. Wilson will have his work cut out for him this week.
2 months ago: Russell Wilson Posts Perfect Passer Rating
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has joined an exclusive club by posting a perfect passer rating of 158.3 on Sunday against the Lions. Wilson went 14-for-17 for 248 yards and three touchdowns, and it's the 41st time the feat has occurred in the modern era. Wilson looked calm and collected behind a stellar offensive line effort, and he helped guide Seattle to another victory. The Seahawks are looking like their rebuild may already be coming together, and Wilson is putting up fantastic numbers. If his offensive line can keep playing this well, Wilson will end up being one of the most valuable quarterbacks in fantasy.
2 months ago: Russell Wilson Goes Back To 2013
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has guided Seattle to wins in three of their last four games, and it's like he's taken a step back in time. When the Seahawks won the Super Bowl in 2013-14, it was on the back of a running game that allowed Wilson to work as an efficient playmaker who wasn't expected to carry the team. He averaged 210 YPG on 25 passing attempts, and he posted a 26/9 TD/INT ratio for the season. So far this year, with Seattle's revamped three-headed running game, Wilson is averaging 218 yards on 27.5 attempts per game, and he's on pace to finish the season with 34 TDs and 10 INTs. Don't expect him to run a whole lot, but other than that, this is a vintage Wilson season. He should be a solid starter moving forward.
2 months ago: Russell Wilson Throws Three TDs Again
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was at it again in Week 6. Wilson guided the Seahawks through a thrashing of the Raiders in London, throwing for 222 yards and three touchdowns for the second straight week. The game was pretty much in Seattle's pocket right from the start, allowing Wilson time to complete 73% of his passes and only get sacked once while posting a QB rating of 125.4. Wilson's small yardage totals keep him from getting the hype some of the other quarterbacks are getting, but he's quietly carrying a season passer rating north of 100 and is on his way to another stellar year.
2 months ago: Russell Wilson Deserves Strong Consideration In Week 6
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson went an entire game without a single rushing attempt last week for the first time in his career, but he still threw three TDs on the day to keep himself fantasy relevant. Now scheduled to face one of the most generous defenses in the game, Wilson remains a strong contender for consideration this week. Oakland is the worst team in the league at generating pressure on the quarterback, their secondary has allowed the 5th-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers, and the rise of Seattle's ground game should open up more opportunities than ever before.
2 months ago: Russell Wilson Throws Three TDs In Loss
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson racked up three touchdowns in a game for the first time since Week 1, but he came up just short against the Rams on Sunday. Wilson finished 13-for-21 for 198 yards, and for the first time in his career, he finished the game with zero rushing attempts. Head coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Monday that the Rams regularly kept a spy on Wilson to ensure he didn't run anywhere, but that opened them up for more yards by Seattle's running back duo who combined for 184 yards on the ground. The growth of Seattle's running game should help Wilson take more advantage through the air, so while his yardage numbers may suffer, it wouldn't be surprising for his TDs to go up.
2 months ago: Russell Wilson Is A Risky Play In Week 5
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is the epitome of a risky play right now. He's one of the most talented QBs in the league, he can single-handedly win a fantasy week, he's got one of the worst offensive lines in the game, he doesn't seem to get along with his offensive coordinator, and it's been nearly a year since he last threw for 300+ yards in a game. Week 5 further compounds that issue because he's facing a Rams team that includes a fearsome defensive line that will make his life hell and an offense that will likely drop a ton of points on Seattle and force him into a shootout. Shootouts are good for fantasy, but there are so many risks associated with this situation that owners should really only start Wilson if they absolutely have to.
2 months ago: Russell Wilson A Full Participant In Practice
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (hamstring) practiced in full on Wednesday. Wilson should have no problems playing in Week 5 against the Rams in a tough matchup, although his hamstring injury is worth watching with how much scrambling he does behind a suspect offensive line. With limited options in the passing game (although Doug Baldwin is now back), Wilson has yet to go over 300 yards passing in four games this year, although he had 298 yards and three touchdowns in the season opener against Denver. View him as a QB2 against the division-rival Rams on Sunday.
2 months ago: Russell Wilson Dinks And Dunks Boring Game
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is one of the most exciting players in the league, but not this week. With their starting running back out against Arizona, Seattle coaches did the only logical thing and decided to ride the running game to victory. Wilson was instead relegated to short passes only when necessary, and he finished with just 172 yards through the air. He did rush for 44 yards in the game as well, but it was like the passing attack took the day off. Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer still appears to be working out the kinks of how he wants to run the offense, but hopefully, it will still allow Wilson to be the exciting played he should be.
3 months ago: Russell Wilson With Another Tough Matchup
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson worked his magic last week against Dallas, but he'll need to dig deep to do it again when the Cardinals come to town. Wilson will be facing another fearsome pass rush that includes Chandler Jones, so he'll have to continue to focus on getting the ball out to his receivers as soon as possible this week. Wilson was sacked just twice last week after getting dropped 12 times over the two previous weeks, and a big part of that was because the team turned more to the run than in previous contests. However, with Chris Carson dealing with a nagging hip injury, offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer may turn back to throwing the ball more. Hopefully, the return of Doug Baldwin will help keep Wilson steady and allow him to rack up the fantasy points.
3 months ago: Russell Wilson Posts Best Game of 2018
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had his best game of the season on Sunday against the Cowboys, even if the yardage total didn't show it. Wilson finished 16-for-26 for 192 yards and two touchdowns with zero interceptions. It was his first game this year without an interception, and his 109 QB rating was by far his best. Wilson scattered the ball to seven different receivers and showed great touch on short passes while also throwing a perfect 52-yard bomb to Tyler Lockett for a score. He was also only sacked twice, far better than normal. Wilson should still be one of the most valuable fantasy assets in the league this year.
3 months ago: Pete Carroll Says Russell Wilson Was Over-Trying
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said quarterback Russell Wilson was "over-trying" in Monday night's Week 2 loss to the Bears on the road. Wilson went 22-for-36 for 226 yards, two touchdowns, an interception returned for a touchdown and a lost fumble. He was also sacked six times, with five coming in the first half. The Seahawks have allowed a league-worst 12 sacks through two games. "I'm finding Russ over-trying a little bit," Carroll said on the Brock and Salk Show. "He's pressing in difficult situations to try and see if he can come up with a way to make something happen instead of just getting rid of the football." Wilson was just 9-for-22 for 69 yards in the first three quarters against Chicago. There's not a whole lot Wilson can do with no running game to speak of, a porous offensive line and no Doug Baldwin (knee). Until further notice, you need to downgrade Wilson to a QB2 in fantasy.
3 months ago: Russell Wilson Sacked Six More Times
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson struggled in the team's Week 2 loss to the Bears and was sacked another six times. Wilson has now been sacked 12 times in the team's first two games, and there's not much relief in sight. Wilson still threw two touchdowns during the Monday night showdown, but he also threw a back-breaking pick-six in the fourth quarter that helped seal the loss. His three interceptions have put him well on the way to his worst total ever, and head coach Pete Carroll didn't hold back when telling the media that Wilson is trying to do too much and needs to stop holding the ball for so long. Wilson's still an incredible player, but this is a nasty situation.
3 months ago: Russell Wilson In For A Tough Week
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is still working with the same hand he's been dealt for years as his offensive line looks to have some serious holes (or at least one giant Germain Ifedi-sized hole), and in Week 2, he gets to face one of the best pass rushers in the game. It will probably feel a lot like Week 1 when he faced Von Miller and ended the day with six sacks. Wilson was able to salvage his fantasy stats by racking up three touchdowns and nearly 300 yards, but all owners would prefer to see Wilson have a cleaner day that doesn't necessarily require him to put on a performance of the patented Russell Wilson Evasion Spectacular in the backfield. Obviously, owners can't shy away from using Wilson, but expect it to be another stressful evening.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson Still A Strong Start
He got off to an ugly start last week, but Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson still came through with the fantasy points by the final buzzer. Wilson threw three interceptions in a game for the first time in 364 days, but he also tossed three touchdowns in Seattle's loss to the Jaguars in Week 14. His 271 passing yards were his highest total in five weeks, and he chipped in 50 more rushing yards as well. In Week 15, he'll have to square off against a Rams defense that has allowed the eighth fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. That said, they've recently been exploited and have given up the ninth most points over the last four weeks. Wilson is still the backbone of Seattle's offense, and with their defense banged up, he'll have to be pushing to put points on the board as fast as possible. Expect him to still put up solid to great numbers from a fantasy perspective.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson A Must Start In Week 14
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is a solid finalist for the MVP this season, and that's why he's a must start against Jacksonville this week. Unfortunately, he's going to have to be at the top of his game because not only is it an East coast game, but it's against the top-rated defense in the league. The smallest glimmers of hope exist because Jacksonville has been slightly less effective against opposing QBs recently (fifth over the last four weeks instead of first), Wilson is truly a special and unique type of quarterback, and Seattle has been on a bit of a run lately. Realistically, it's the fantasy playoffs pretty much everywhere, and Wilson's one of the few players that can single-handedly win a week. He's got to be started.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson Supports MVP Case
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson shocked the nation on Sunday Night Football as he took it to the vaunted Philadelphia defense. With no noticeable offensive line to speak of, Wilson put on his very best slippery suit and completed 64.5% of his passes for 227 yards and three TDs. He also chipped in another 31 yards on the ground, though he didn't find the end zone this week. Wilson is now a serious MVP contender as he's totaled up 26 passing TDs to just eight interceptions, and jogged in three more touchdowns on the ground.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson A Risky Proposition
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been a force recently, but he's facing the Philadelphia Eagles defense this week. That's not a good situation to be in. Wilson can still probably have a decent day because he's in the midst of a run of six passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns over his last three games, but he's facing a Philly defense that is surrendering an unbelievable 3.40 average fantasy points to opposing QBs over the last four weeks. Wilson is a special talent who can punish an opposing defense, but this is a risky start if ever there was one.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson Continues Dominance Against SF
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is fighting an uphill battle by single-handedly carrying his team's offense, but he's still winning the war. Wilson powered the Seahawks to a convincing win over the 49ers on Sunday, throwing for 228 yards and two touchdowns along the way. Wilson also chipped in 25 yards and a touchdown on the ground. He'll have his work cut out for him as the Eagles come to town next week, but from a fantasy perspective, it's hard to turn away from a guy carrying an entire NFL team.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson Has Strong Fantasy Day
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson carried the offense once again on Monday night, though a couple miscues hugely impacted the real-life score. Wilson threw for 258 yards with two touchdowns and one interception and ran for 86 yards and another touchdown. However, he was also stripped on a sack where the defense scooped and scored. From a fantasy perspective, his positives far outweighed his negatives, but from a real-life perspective, his mistakes proved costly.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson Tasked With Carrying Offense Again
The Seattle Seahawks will be leaning heavily on quarterback Russell Wilson once again when they face Atlanta on Monday night. Seattle's running game remains AWOL, their defense is banged up worse than ever, and their newly acquired left tackle, Duane Brown, is questionable with an ankle injury he suffered last week. Wilson should have an advantage by facing a relatively weak pass rush as Atlanta is 25th in the league in sacks, but as owners have seen, any rush is probably too much for Seattle's perennially terrible offensive line. Overall, it seems unlikely that Wilson can have a stellar game, but he'll probably still perform admirably en route to making it a competitive game almost entirely because of his performance.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson Nearly Broke His Jaw
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (jaw) nearly broke his jaw last week and said doctors had to reset it. He has been on a liquid diet through last weekend, and it has been tough for him to talk until the last couple days. Wilson has been practicing in full this week and is fine for Week 11 against the Falcons on Monday night. With Seattle's porous offensive line, Wilson is seeing plenty of pressure, but he's been able to work around it and should remain a strong QB1 in a game that could feature a lot of offense.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson Carries Seattle Offense Again
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has made carrying the entire offense seem like such a ho-hum affair that it takes a truly magical play for him to get any recognition. Fortunately, he continues to have those in pretty much every game, so he still gets to show up on Sportscenter constantly. This week's impossible performance came on a dropback where he ran over 35 yards in the backfield, casually evading multiple defensive lineman as is tradition, before dropping a pass out to Doug Baldwin that turned into a 54-yard gain. Wilson also tossed a pair of touchdowns to Jimmy Graham, tacked on 19 rushing yards to extend his team-leading rushing total to 290 yards on the ground this season, and made controversial news by undergoing a sub-2.0 second concussion protocol "examination" that is now being reviewed by the league. Ho-hum.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson's Concussion Test Being Reviewed
The NFL is conducting a review of the concussion test that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson underwent during the Thursday win over the Cardinals, according to a league spokesman. Wilson took a hit to the chin early in the third quarter and briefly left the field to be checked. He wound up sitting out just one play before returning. "I wasn't concussed or anything like that. I felt completely clear. I was just trying to feel my jaw, I was like 'aw man, it's stuck,'" Wilson said. A team is subject to fines and a potential loss of draft picks if the concussion protocol is found to not be properly followed. The good news is that Wilson seemed to be fine and didn't suffer from any ill effects of the hit, and he now has 11 days to rest up before the team's Monday night matchup against Atlanta in Week 11. Wilson should be a strong QB1 option yet again in that tilt.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson Primed For Another Big Week
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had to salvage his week on Sunday as he struggled in the opening half against Washington's defense. Thursday, he should have an easier time. Arizona has one of the worst defenses in the league, surrendering the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Two weeks ago, they got stomped by the Rams that Seattle squeaked a victory out against earlier in the season. This will be a golden opportunity for Wilson to pick up where he left off against Houston and put up MVP-style numbers.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson Salvages Fantasy Day
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson struggled initially against Washington, but he turned it up in the fourth quarter and ended up with a solid fantasy day. Wilson finished with a line of 297 passing yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions, and 77 rushing yards. He also nearly squeaked out another last-second victory twice. With 1:34 left in the game, he tossed what looked like the game-winning TD to Luke Willson. Unfortunately, his defense let him down and allowed Washington to come back and score. Given one last chance with the ball, Wilson threw up a Hail Mary that passed directly between the hands of Jimmy Graham before falling incomplete. Though Seattle didn't win, Wilson continues to carry his offense and put up productive days for fantasy owners.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson A Strong Play In Week 9
Seattle Seahawks quarterback and dark horse MVP candidate Russell Wilson has the opportunity to continue his greatness from Week 8 as he faces a Washington defense that has struggled. Washington's defense is below average on the season, and they're one of the very worst in the league over the last two weeks as they've gotten lit up by Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz. Wilson will likely be operating with a corpse of a running game once again, but he's shown that he can carry his squad with his passing game. Expect him to be embroiled in another shootout and put up pleasing fantasy numbers in the process.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson Restructures Contract
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson reworked his contract Monday in order to create salary cap space after the team acquired Pro Bowl left tackle Duane Brown from the Texans on Monday, according to a source. Wilson converted $6.26 million of his 2017 base salary into a signing bonus, and he will receive the money immediately. The move frees up $4.17 million against the '17 salary cap. Wilson exploded for 452 yards and four passing touchdowns in the Week 8 win over Houston and will be a strong QB1 option yet again this weekend against Washington.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson Sets Records Against Texans
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson set a variety of team records on Sunday as he ripped the Houston defense in a comeback win many are dubbing the game of the year. Wilson threw for 452 yards and four touchdowns including a game-winning strike to Jimmy Graham with 21 seconds left. Wilson was the team's entire offense, accounting for 482 of their 485 yards, but that was assisted by improved pass protection from his offensive line and a play-action game that worked for the entire time even though Seattle's running backs were basically useless. Wilson won't be able to carry all the water forever, but fantasy owners sure wish he would.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson Facing A Tough Task In Week 8
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been on a tear recently, but he'll have his work cut out for him on Sunday as the Texans come to town. He's got a 10/3 TD/INT ratio over the last four games, and he's topped a QB rating of 107 in three of those four performances. However, Houston will be bringing a formidable defense that will include the return of their best cornerback, Kareem Jackson. Jackson will likely be tasked with covering Doug Baldwin for most of the day, so Wilson will have to turn elsewhere. Add in that the running game is still a mess and his best lineman is struggling with a sprained ankle, and Wilson will probably have to depend on his improvisational abilities to see him through to the promised land.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson Lights Up New York
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had a stellar day against the Giants in Week 7, going 27-for-39 for 334 yards and three touchdowns. Wilson looked unstoppable, and outside of a couple early deep passes where he led his receivers by too much, he had a nearly perfect outing. Wilson is quietly having another strong season, even if Seattle's offense hasn't been a thing of beauty. He's traditionally gotten better in the second half, so fantasy owners will be hoping that trend continues even more.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson With Big Opportunity Against NYG
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has had a week off to rest and recover from the first part of the season, and he's now got a golden opportunity against a weak pass defense. While the Giants are known for their strong defensive line, their secondary has been one of the most forgiving this season, allowing 11 passing touchdowns through the first six games. This is the second-most in the conference, and with Wilson's variety of passing options and floundering running game, he should be expected to take advantage. A shadow looms over him in the form of a nearly nonexistent offensive line, but if anyone can overcome such a burden once again, it's Wilson.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson A Potential Star In Week 5
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has the potential to have a big week every time he steps on the field. He's coming off a phenomenal second half against Indy on Sunday, and he's now facing a Rams team that has allowed the fifth most points in the league. However, he's also playing behind a paper-thin line that has given up the third most QB hits this season, and his breakout star running back just got hurt. LA's getting a lot of credit for their win against Dallas last week, but they've given up 96 points in the last three games. It's a risky move to start Wilson against the strong Rams defensive line (though they only have four sacks in 2017), but even if Seattle loses, Wilson could have a huge game. Don't forget that Dak Prescott threw three TDs last week and Brian Hoyer hung 332 passing yards on the Rams two weeks ago. Wilson could reach both of those numbers.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson Primed For Big Week 4
In Week 3, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson passed for more yards than he ever has before. It's unlikely that he'll hit such lofty numbers once again in Week 4 with Seattle heavily favored over Indianapolis, but if they do blow out the Colts, those points will likely come from Wilson. Seattle's offensive line and ground attack have been pitiful so far in 2017, so the coaches will likely turn to Wilson's combination of elusiveness and arm talent to bail them out once again. Hopefully, the Colts will provide ample opportunity for Wilson to continue last week's success instead of returning to the early struggles he had. Fantasy owners should feel comfortable betting on Wilson to keep the train rolling.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson Posts Biggest Passing Day Ever
The Seattle Seahawks lost on Sunday, but trailing while the run game was sputtering helped Russell Wilson's fantasy owners as he went off against the Titans defense. Wilson finished 29-for-49 with 373 yards and four touchdowns through the air. He also chipped in another 26 yards on the ground. Wilson started the game poorly, completing just four of his first 12 passes, but he was on fire in the second half. Fantasy owners have to be pleased to see this performance because it's hopefully indicative of what they'll see from Wilson moving forward.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson Must Depend On Magic
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has a lot of weights around his ankles. In Week 1, it was his horrible offensive line and plodding Eddie Lacy. In Week 2, Lacy got entirely replaced by Chris Carson, but Wilson was instead saddled with a monsoon. In Week 3, there's no rain in the forecast, but his terrible offensive line is still going to be there and they'll be facing a better front seven than San Francisco's. Wilson is going to be forced to depend on his magical powers to escape the constant rush once again, and he'll remain a risky play for fantasy owners. However, with the way Seattle's offense has performed so far, the smart move would be to turn elsewhere if possible.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson Survives Week 2
Quarterback Russell Wilson continues to depend on his fancy footwork to make plays happen for the Seattle Seahawks. On Sunday, Wilson was under constant duress once again, and were it not for his magical abilities to throw accurately while off-balance, Seattle may have lost in a huge upset. Wilson eventually finished with 198 yards passing and one touchdown, but his offensive line is still obviously struggling to keep him upright on a regular basis. Wilson finished with 12 credited rushing attempts, the most he's had in a game since November of 2014, and unless the line can mesh quickly, Wilson will struggle to put up the big numbers he's shown he's capable of.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson Misses Some Key Throws
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was, as always, under constant pressure against Green Bay in Week 1. His offensive line continues to be laughably bad, his running game was nearly nonexistent for most of the game, and were it not for his elusiveness, he would have been sacked 10+ times. However, he also missed a couple big throws that proved to be crucial for his team. Head coach Pete Carroll pointed out that Wilson missed tight end Tanner McEvoy for one touchdown, and a deep ball to a wide open Tyler Lockett would have likely been another TD. Wilson will certainly continue to be hampered by his offensive line, but expect weapons like Jimmy Graham and Paul Richardson to see more work in the future, and Wilson should still be considered a strong QB1 play this season.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson Looks Ready For Regular Season
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson looked rust-free on Friday night as the team welcomed Kansas City for their third preseason game of 2017. Wilson threw for 200 yards on just 13 completions, he spread the ball around to a host of different receivers including all his expected starters, and he even showed off some of that Wilson-magic in the pocket as he evaded defenders while never losing track of where receivers were down the field. With all his receivers healthy, an offensive line that looks like it will be better than last season, and about a half dozen solid running backs available, Wilson is primed for a monster season.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson Lights Up Vikings
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson looked ready for the regular season on Friday night as he roasted the Vikings for 13 completions in 18 attempts for 206 yards and two touchdowns. Wilson ended up with a QB Rating of 147 for the game, and an incredible 158.3 while under pressure. For the preseason as a whole, Wilson has gone 16 for 22 for 247 yards and two touchdowns with zero interceptions.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson Armed With Many Weapons
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will probably always have to deal with having a terrible offensive line, but the team seems to have given him a whole lot of outs in the passing game for this season. During a mock game on Monday, Wilson reportedly went 15-for-18 with only one errant pass, and he was noted to have completed long passes to Jimmy Graham, Doug Baldwin, Paul Richardson, and CJ Prosise. Baldwin is a known star, Graham is healthy during training camp for the first time as a Seahawk, Richardson looks to finally be healthy, Prosise is considered a huge playmaker out of the backfield, and Wilson still has explosive Tyler Lockett waiting in the wings. Wilson could be in for a huge year in 2017-18.
1 year ago: Russell Wilson Works To Get Weight Down
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson changed his eating habits this offseason with the help of nutritionist Philip Goglia in order to get his weight down to become more mobile. Wilson was less mobile in 2016, mainly because of ankle and knee injuries, and ran for a career-low 259 yards. He's now on a meal plan that has him eating nine times a day while cutting out dairy and gluten. Wilson is weighing in at 214 pounds with 10 percent body fat after being 225 pounds with 16 percent body fat when he first met Goglia. With better health and an improved offensive line to keep him upright, Wilson should be in line for a bounce-back season at a reduced price as a fantasy starter.
2 years ago: Russell Wilson Looking Great
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (knee) "looks great moving around," according to head coach Pete Carroll. While Wilson managed his second straight 4,000-yard season in 2016, his mobility was compromised throughout the season because of a porous offensive line and ankle, knee and pectoral injuries. The 28-year-old ran a career-low 72 times for 259 yards and one touchdown. Wilson is one of the hardest working players in the NFL, so there's good reason to think he'll come back stronger than ever and past his injuries. With a good supporting cast, he could be an excellent value pick as a QB1. Hopefully his O-line can keep him upright in 2017.
2 years ago: Russell Wilson Will Have to Carry Seattle
Russell Wilson is preparing to host the Lions this Saturday, and the Seahawks will be looking for their fifth-year quarterback to lead them to the promised land once more. With the loss of Earl Thomas severely handicapping their defense and the ever changing but always bad offensive line, Seattle will have to lean more heavily on Wilson than ever before. Wilson has uncharacteristically struggled this season, but he'll be facing a Lions defense that has allowed the third most fantasy points in the NFL to opposing QBs in 2016. He'll also be at home, where his passer rating is 20.6 points higher than on the road. There won't be a better matchup for Wilson than this one, but with such a weak offensive line, it's always iffy.