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Russell Wilson | Quarterback

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 206
College: Wisconsin
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Russell Wilson completed 17-of-22 passes for 211 yards with one touchdown and rushed 10 times for 73 yards in Sunday's 19-3 Week 12 win over the Cardinals.
With Marshawn Lynch bottled up by a balky back and a swarming Cardinals run defense, Wilson took it upon himself to knock off the division leaders. He did it with error-free football, never coming near a turnover and executing read-option plays beautifully. Wilson remains matchup-proof because of his legs -- he's now gone over 70 rushing yards in five of the last eight games. He'll be a QB1 against even in a difficult matchup at San Francisco on Thanksgiving night. Nov 23 - 7:01 PM

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Russell Wilson completed 20-of-32 passes for 178 yards and two touchdowns and rushed eight times for 71 yards in the Seahawks' Week 11 loss to the Chiefs.

Wilson again struggled to push the ball downfield, with his biggest completion of the day coming on a broken play throw to Luke Willson. Wilson was once again effective with his legs, picking up several big first downs on the ground. Wilson's rushing ability gives him a high fantasy floor, but the Seahawks' inability to get anything going in the passing game makes him nothing more than a QB1 streaming option.
Nov 16 - 4:46 PM

Russell Wilson completed 10-of-17 passes for 172 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 38-17 Week 10 win over the Giants.

Wilson made shaky decisions as a passer and only had one good throw (a 60-yard bomb to Jermaine Kearse), but the Giants could not defend the edge. That led to a ridiculous 14-107-1 rushing line, most of which came on designed bootlegs and read-option plays. It's the third time Wilson has gone over 100 rushing yards this season and he now has four rushing touchdowns, stats that would make guys like Eddie Lacy jealous. Wilson's versatility gives him both a high statistical floor and a high ceiling heading into a tough Week 11 game at Kansas City.
Nov 9 - 7:29 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he has "recognized" the offense is more effective when they use an up-tempo attack.

The Seahawks have been very effective in the two-minute drill this season, and Carroll attributes that to tempo. "We are better when our tempo is really good, so that is a point of emphasis," Carroll said. "We see how well we’ve done when we’re going at a good pace." With Russell Wilson struggling the last two weeks, the Seahawks are likely looking for anything to spark the offense. An up-tempo approach could lead to more passing attempts for Wilson and a higher fantasy ceiling. With LT Russell Okung and C Max Unger back from injuries, Wilson is shaping up as a decent buy-low candidate.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 8 - 9:45 AM

Russell Wilson completed 17-of-35 throws for 179 yards and no touchdowns in the Seahawks' Week 9 win over the Raiders, adding 31 yards on eight runs.

Wilson missed some throws and never established a rhythm in the passing game, but he isn't getting any help from his teammates or the coaching staff, either. The Seahawks' receivers aren't winning -- and OC Darrell Bevell isn't using scheme to get them open -- while the Seahawks' offensive line has become a major problem. That said, Wilson is piling up enough rushing stats to raise his fantasy "floor," and his upside remains high on a weekly basis. He'll be a mid-range QB1 play in Week 10 against a struggling Giants defense that recently lost MLB Jon Beason (toe) and DT Cullen Jenkins (calf).
Nov 2 - 7:53 PM

Russell Wilson completed 20-of-32 passes for 199 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 13-9 Week 8 win at Carolina.

Wilson saved his best for last, engineering a game-winning drive that was capped by a perfect throw to Luke Willson for a 23-year touchdown with 47 seconds left. Before that, however, it was rocky. Wilson threw an ugly duck when Cooper Helfet was wide open in the end zone and tossed a head-scratching pick. Still, he ended with another fine fantasy day once we add in six rushes for 35 more yards. Wilson, now averaging 51.7 rush yards per game, will be a strong QB1 against the Raiders in Week 9.
Oct 26 - 4:35 PM

Russell Wilson completed 23-of-36 passes for 313 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Seahawks' 28-26, Week 7 loss to the Rams.

Wilson racked up an additional 106 yards and one touchdown on the ground. He sure didn't miss Percy Harvin, though we're sure there will be plenty of chatter on the topic this week after Seattle's loss. Frankly, the Rams got lucky and won it with their special teams by returning a punt 90 yards for a touchdown on some trickery before converting a fake punt deep in their own territory late in the fourth quarter. Wilson hooked up with his No. 1 receiver Doug Baldwin seven times for 123 yards and one score. He also found No. 3 TE Cooper Helfet for a score. Wilson will be back on the QB1 map in Carolina next week.
Oct 19 - 4:11 PM

Russell Wilson completed 14-of-28 passes for 126 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's Week 6 loss to the Cowboys.

Wilson salvaged his fantasy day by rushing twice for 12 yards with a touchdown, but this was one of the worst performances of his career. Unable to get anything underneath going, he was consistently forced to throw the ball away or throw into coverage. It's just a surprising blip on the radar and we'd expect a major bounce-back performance against the Rams in Week 7.
Oct 12 - 7:46 PM

Russell Wilson completed 18-of-24 passes for 201 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Seahawks' Week 5, 27-17 win over the Redskins on Monday night.

Wilson added 122 rushing yards and one touchdown on 11 carries. It was the Russell Wilson show from the start, as he managed 45 rushing yards on the opening drive before hooking up with Jermaine Kearse for a wide-open 15-yard TD to cap it off. Every week, Wilson seems to make plays that make our jaws drop. There were many to choose from in this one, but the best was probably a ridiculous 3rd-and-4 completion to Marshawn Lynch late in the fourth quarter to ice the win. Wilson escaped pressure, was nearly 20 yards behind the line of scrimmage, yet lofted a touch pass to Lynch off his back foot. Wilson will remain a QB1 next Sunday at home against the Cowboys.
Oct 6 - 11:40 PM

Russell Wilson completed 24-of-34 passes for 258 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's Week 3 overtime win over the Broncos.

Wilson is elite because he both manages the game and makes big plays. It was evident in overtime, as he repeatedly used his legs to pick up crucial first downs on the game-winning drive. Wilson finished with nine rushes for 40 yards. He carries six touchdowns and one interception into the Week 4 bye and then will get a chance to shred a putrid Redskins secondary in Week 5.
Sep 21 - 8:14 PM

Russell Wilson completed 17-of-25 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns in Seattle's 30-21, Week 2 loss to the Chargers, adding two carries for 18 yards.

Wilson was on his game, but the Seahawks were limited to 17:45 time of possession as the Chargers played keep away. San Diego's flawless execution kept Wilson off the field. It was still a perfectly-fine day for fantasy owners, who have watched Wilson post a 4:0 TD:INT ratio through two games. He's making sound decisions, and commanding the Seahawks' offense as well as he ever has. He'll remain a QB1 for next week's potential shootout with the Broncos.
Sep 14 - 7:24 PM

Russell Wilson completed 19-of-28 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns in Seattle's 36-16, Week 1 win over the Packers, adding seven rushes for 29 yards.

Wilson was lucky to escape without any turnovers — he threw two passes that should have been picked — but mostly picked up where he left off in 2013, making throws when he needed to and avoiding reckless decisions as a runner. Wilson is not the NFL's most electrifying dual-threat quarterback, but he is the shrewdest, avoiding hits that could land him on the injury report. Tonight's biggest development was his connection with Percy Harvin, whom he targeted seven times for seven catches. Wilson will be a back-end QB1 for next week's trip to San Diego.
Sep 4 - 11:41 PM

Russell Wilson completed 15-of-20 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed four times for 23 yards and a third score in the Seahawks' third preseason game Friday night against the Bears.

After engineering a touchdown drive capped by Marshawn Lynch's seven-yard score to open the game, Wilson did the same on each of the Seahawks' next three possessions, executing on a seven-yard keeper, tossing a 12-yard score to Jermaine Kearse, and finding Christine Michael for a seven-yard touchdown catch in the corner of the end zone. Wilson has been terrific this preseason, completing an incredibly efficient 30-of-39 throws for 360 yards, two TDs, no turnovers, and adding three rushing scores. Wilson has finished as a top-11 fantasy quarterback in each of his first two NFL seasons. He's still only 25.
Aug 23 - 12:19 AM

Russell Wilson completed 11-of-13 passes for 121 yards and rushed four times for 31 yards with two touchdowns in Seattle's second preseason game Friday night against the Chargers.

We were surprised Pete Carroll let Wilson play essentially the entire first half, but he was sharp and stayed healthy. The Seahawks' offense moved the ball with ease against the Chargers' first-team defense, and Wilson had one lofted touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin negated on replay. He converted the score himself on a scramble. Wilson has been a top-11 fantasy quarterback in each of his first two NFL seasons. His ceiling is limited by Seattle's run-based approach, but Wilson should continue to be a steady fantasy performer this year.
Aug 15 - 11:34 PM

Coach Pete Carroll confirmed the Seahawks will remain committed to running the football heavily going forward.

The Seahawks have ranked 32nd and 31st in the NFL in pass attempts through Russell Wilson's first two seasons, limiting his yearly fantasy ceiling. "We want to run the football whenever we want to," said Carroll. "We are an absolutely committed running football team." Wilson could flirt with top-five quarterback numbers if Seattle's defense or running game took a step back, but we wouldn't anticipate either. He's a low-end QB1 in 2014 re-draft leagues.
Jun 5 - 1:47 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Russell Wilson
2Tarvaris Jackson
RB1Marshawn Lynch
2Robert Turbin
3Christine Michael
GLB1Marshawn Lynch
2Robert Turbin
3RB1Robert Turbin
2Marshawn Lynch
FB1Will Tukuafu
WR11Jermaine Kearse
2Paul Richardson
3Ricardo Lockette
WR21Doug Baldwin
2Kevin Norwood
3Bryan Walters
WR31Paul Richardson
TE1Luke Willson
2Cooper Helfet
3Tony Moeaki
4Rashaun Allen
K1Steven Hauschka