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Russell Wilson | Quarterback | #3

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 215
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (75) / SEA
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Russell Wilson completed 23-of-39 passes for 198 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 34 yards on 12 carries in the Seahawks' Week 2 win over the 49ers.
It was another disappointing day for Wilson, who was running for his life behind Seattle's atrocious line. Wilson did not help matters, however, fleeing from clean pockets on the rare occasions they occurred and missing high on several throws. He also should have been picked at least three times. He stepped up when it mattered most, though, somehow escaping pressure and creating time before finding Paul Richardson in the end zone for the game-winning score. The problem is that the touchdown was Seattle's first this season, and the offensive line is not going to have an easier time next week in Tennessee. Wilson is too good to drop, but his owners should be looking for alternate options until this offense gets back on track. Sep 17 - 7:44 PM

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Russell Wilson completed 14-of-27 passes for 158 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions in the Seahawks' 17-9, Week 1 loss to the Packers.

Wilson added two carries for 40 yards. As was the case in many of the Seahawks' 2016 road performances, Wilson was running for his life behind his sieve-like offensive line. Healthy — for now — Wilson continually evaded the oncoming rush, but was routinely flushed into spots where it was impossible to make plays. There was little he or the Seahawks' pass catchers could do, especially with the running game gaining zero traction. There aren't reinforcements walking through that door, meaning it's probably going to be another highly-uneven year for Wilson. He does have a prime bounce-back opponent for Week 2, as the Seahawks will be hosting the 49ers.
Sep 10 - 7:37 PM

Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell attributes Russell Wilson's down 2016 solely to injury.

Bevell was asked if teams had maybe "figured out" Wilson. "What they figured out is that he couldn’t move," Bevell quipped. Even as Wilson began to slowly get healthy near the end of the season, Bevell contends he was never "full Russell." It's a contention borne out by Wilson's 2016 film. There were games where he could barely move. Staying 100 percent healthy will remain a challenge behind Seattle's sub-par offensive line, but Wilson is a no-brainer bounce-back candidate.
Sep 7 - 4:09 PM

Russell Wilson completed 13-of-19 passes for 200 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks' third preseason game.

Wilson looked vintage in this game, consistently escaping pressure and creating opportunities for big plays down the field. He hit Jimmy Graham for a 30-yard gain with a bullet down the seam at the end of the first half, and he put a perfectly placed ball over Doug Baldwin's shoulder after the break. Fully healthy, Wilson looks back to the form which made him a fourth-round pick a year ago, and he will come at a much cheaper price this time around.
Aug 25 - 10:08 PM

Russell Wilson completed 13-of-18 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns in the Seahawks' second preseason game.

And he did almost all of it against the Vikings' first-team defense. The unfortunate news was Wilson losing LT George Fant to a potentially serious leg injury. Wilson was as sharp as ever, hooking up with Kasen Williams and Doug Baldwin for big gains and showing complete command of the offense as both a rusher and passer. Wilson has fantasy overall QB1 upside in his sixth NFL season.
Aug 18 - 11:49 PM

Russell Wilson dropped over 10 pounds this offseason after modifying his diet.

Wilson weighed over 225 pounds in March, but he recently weighed in at 214 pounds with 10 percent body fat. Coming off an injury-marred season, the renewed focus on nutrition will help Wilson stay healthy while the lost weight will make him even more dangerous as a runner. The offensive line remains a large question mark, but Wilson should be in line for a bounce-back season.
Source: ESPN
Jun 29 - 10:02 AM

Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell said Russell Wilson is "all the way back."

One of the league's top scramblers, Wilson rushed for a career-low 259 yards last season and was mostly confined to the pocket while battling knee and ankle injuries. Now that he's had time to recover, Wilson is looking like himself again. "His throws have good zip and he is showing good command," said Bevell after minicamp. Wilson should bounce back in a big way this year.
Jun 16 - 4:22 PM

Russell Wilson says he feels 100 percent healthy.

"I feel great," said Wilson. "Running fast, feeling strong, throwing the ball well and all that. It’s been a great offseason." Wilson dealt with a high-ankle sprain and MCL injury last year, but didn't miss any games. Fully healthy and playing behind an improved offensive line, Wilson is a good bet to bounce back from his down 2016.
Source: USA Today
Jun 3 - 2:24 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Russell Wilson "looks great moving around."

It is good to hear after Wilson posted easily the worst rushing season of his career while dealing with a high-ankle sprain and sprained MCL last season. "It just feels so much different than it did for so long of that season," Carroll said. "So we’ve got to take care of him, look after him, and have tremendous expectations for Russell’s performance next year." Despite struggling with his mobility, Wilson still managed to finish as a top-12 overall quarterback in 2016, and he has the upside for much more when healthy.
Source: ESPN
Jun 1 - 10:58 AM

Russell Wilson completed 17-of-30 passes for 225 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Seahawks' 36-20, Divisional Round loss to the Falcons.

He added six carries for 49 yards. True to form for the 2016 Seahawks, Wilson was under siege from the opening snap, often having the rush in his face before he could even make his first read. Much healthier than he was early in the season, Wilson did an excellent job of negating it by either climbing or abandoning the pocket, but too much was put on the Seahawks' franchise player's plate. Limited by injuries nearly the entire year, Wilson wasn't himself this season, but was hardly the 10-5-1 Seahawks' problem. Wilson looks more mature as a passer every year, and showed no physical letdown when at full health. Provided the 'Hawks can at least marginally upgrade their offensive line, Wilson will be a no-brainer "bounce-back candidate" in 2017.
Jan 14 - 7:55 PM

Russell Wilson completed 23-of-30 attempts for 224 yards and two touchdowns in the Seahawks' Wild Card win over the Lions.

Wilson was not asked to do much a game Thomas Rawls dominated on the ground, which might have been a good thing in the first half. Under pressure early, Wilson took sacks on back-to-back plays to end a drive in the first quarter after quick pressure forced him to throw the ball away on the first offensive series. His first touchdown pass was a poorly thrown ball which Paul Richardson saved with a spectacular grab -- one of many for Richardson on the night -- and he misfired on a throw which should have resulted in a first-and-goal on the next drive. He did put a dime on Doug Baldwin deep down the left sideline to set up the game-sealing touchdown, however, found Baldwin for another score late, and looked to be completely comfortable in the second half. If the Seahawks are going to hang against with the Falcons offense in Atlanta next week, Wilson will need to play like he did after halftime.
Jan 7 - 11:16 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Russell Wilson will shed his knee brace for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Lions.

Wilson has been running more lately, but he still has not looked normal. Perhaps the brace he has been wearing since suffering a left MCL sprain in Week 3 has something to do with that. The Lions have struggled with mobile quarterbacks in recent weeks, giving up 77 rushing yards combined to Dak Prescott and Aaron Rodgers. Wilson is not as safe as Rodgers or Ben Roethlisberger, but a cheaper price and likely lower ownership make him a better tournament play.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: The Lions have allowed the third-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. While game flow may be a concern with the Seahawks favored by eight, Wilson averaged 25.43 fantasy points when favored by seven or more at home this season (six game sample). Out of that split, he averaged 17.3 points. Wilson is an exciting and relatively sneaky option this weekend.
Jan 7 - 9:30 AM

Russell Wilson said he may shed the brace he has been wearing since suffering a left MCL sprain in Week 3.

"I don't have to keep wearing it," Wilson said. "I'm contemplating what we're going to do here." Wilson switched to a less bulky brace as he moved further away from the injury, but he still does not look quite like himself on the field. Perhaps getting rid of the brace altogether will help. With the offensive line in shambles, the Seahawks will need Wilson at his best to make a deep playoff run.
Source: ESPN
Jan 5 - 12:24 PM

Russell Wilson completed 19-of-32 passes for 258 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks' Week 17 game against the 49ers.

Trevone Boykin came in to close out the game early in the fourth quarter. The Seahawks surprisingly rested Wilson early despite only leading by one score. They clearly were unwilling to take any chances with their franchise quarterback with a playoff berth locked up. The decision was likely influenced by Atlanta's dominance over New Orleans in a game at the same time slot. The Falcons will be the NFC's No. 2 seed behind the Cowboys.
Jan 1 - 7:17 PM

Russell Wilson completed 29-of-45 passes for 350 yards and four touchdowns and rushed 10 times for 36 yards in the Seahawks' Week 16 loss to the Cardinals.

Seattle's offense was putrid in the first half as Wilson absorbed five sacks in the first two quarters and Tyler Lockett suffered what appeared to be a fractured leg a half-yard short of the goal line. On the strength of Wilson's arm and legs, the Seahawks rallied back from a huge deficit to tie the game at 31, only for Chandler Catanzaro to boot the game-winning field goal as time expired. Wilson isn't getting a lot of help from his teammates -- especially his offensive line -- but he is stringing together big fantasy performances. He has another cupcake matchup in Week 17 at San Francisco.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 08:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Russell Wilson
2Austin Davis
RB1Thomas Rawls
2Eddie Lacy
3C.J. Prosise
4Chris Carson
5J.D. McKissic
GLB1Thomas Rawls
2Eddie Lacy
3RB1C.J. Prosise
2Eddie Lacy
FB1Tre Madden
WR11Doug Baldwin
2Tanner McEvoy
3Amara Darboh
WR21Paul Richardson
2Tyler Lockett
WR31Tyler Lockett
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Luke Willson
3Nick Vannett
LT1Rees Odhiambo
2Matt Tobin
3Isaiah Battle
LG1Luke Joeckel
2Jordan Roos
C1Justin Britt
RG1Oday Aboushi
2Mark Glowinski
RT1Germain Ifedi
2Ethan Pocic
K1Blair Walsh