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QB Russell Wilson - Seattle Seahawks

5-11, 204Born: 11-29-1988College: WisconsinDrafted: Round 3

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 18): Wilson is healthy this year, but the offensive line is worse than ever and his numbers are lagging because of it. He was drafted as a strong QB1, but like in years past during the first half of the season, we are wondering if we should even play him. Wilson is playing at Tennessee, which isn't a scary matchup, but it's understandable to bench him until he gets going for an option that cost a lot less in drafts.

Week 3: at Tennessee Titans

All QB vs TEN

FBG says: Neutral matchup. Russell Wilson survived another week without injury behind an offensive line that seems to endanger him on every play. Wilson was sluggish last week against the 49-ers, failing to pass for over 200 yards while completing only 59% of his 39 pass attempts. Tyler Lockett and Doug Baldwin were the key targets in the Seahawks passing game, but both struggled to find space and hauled in only six of their nine targets a piece for mediocre stat lines. Paul Richardson came close to making a few big plays and did finish with the team's first and only touchdown, but he still only managed 19 total yards. Russell Wilson rarely has time to throw behind his bottom-ranked offensive line, which helps explain why he finished last week with 12 rushing attempts and had a tough time sustaining a drive with any consistency. The Titans pass defense was made to look rather solid last week against Blake Bortles, picking him off twice while holding Bortles to only 223 passing yards and one touchdown. The key there was Blake Bortles, who can make any defense look elite. The Titans secondary still allowed a number of chunk plays in the passing game, and they could again be without starting safety Johnathan Cyprien (knee) next week. Cornerback Adoree Jackson normally lines up on the left side for the Titans, and the rookie has struggled with quarterbacks targeting him often.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumLPts
1 at GB 49 14 27 158 0 0 2 40 0 1 10.9
2 vs SF 82 23 39 198 1 0 12 34 0 0 16.3
3 at TEN PROJ-Dodds * 20 33 * * * 6 * * * *
3 at TEN PROJ-Tremblay * 20 35 * * * 6 * * * *
3 at TEN PROJ-Bloom * 19 27 * * * 6 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 2 vs SF (23 / 39 / 198 / 1 / 0 pass, 12 / 34 / 0 rush)

The game plan has Wilson intentionally leaving the pocket often. On the first play the call was a QB bootleg, for positive yardage - barely. Wilson had some success running the option play later in the same drive, and it became a more frequent part of the repertoire when playing behind in Q4. He should have had an easy TD on a perfect short pass to C.J. Prosise but the ball was dropped. Later, another perfect throw was wasted, off the fingertips of MceEvoy. And so, instead of 14-0 after the opening quarter, it's 6-0, which the Niners tied up by halftime. Wilson played a smart game overall, and despite the result, dealt with the pressure well and seemed in control of the offense--if not entirely in synch with his receivers. As painful as it may be for his fantasy owners to live with his underwhelming numbers these first two weeks, it seems riding it out is the best option here.

2017 Week 1 vs GB (14 / 27 / 158 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 40 / 0 rush)

On the first play from scrimmage, Wilson had to scramble and threw incomplete. Second play was a complete pass for negative yardage, and third was a repeat of the first. And so it went. There was barely a drive in the entire game in which Wilson was not running for his life on passing plays. On the plus side, Wilson's mobility is not in question, as he looked fast and nimble scrambling on the majority of passing plays - and on his two rushes. Wilson had a few chances at TD throws but was just off on each of them, and in most cases the throw seemed rushed. He spread the ball around, which will be one of the keys to a successful offense, but too often missed on the big throws. Despite the trouble with offensive line, the Seahawks first half schedule is relatively weak; expect a bounce back of some sort. The biggest blemish was his turnover at the Seahawks 5 yard line, which turned out to be a game changer.

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Seahawks | Quiet game for Russell Wilson (Sun Sep 10, 11:19 PM) - Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 14 of his 27 pass attempts for 158 yards and rushed two times for 40 yards in a 17-9 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.

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Schedule

3@ Tennessee Titans
4vs Indianapolis Colts
5@ Los Angeles Rams
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7@ New York Giants
8vs Houston Texans
9vs Washington Redskins
10@ Arizona Cardinals
11vs Atlanta Falcons
12@ San Francisco 49ers
13vs Philadelphia Eagles
14@ Jacksonville Jaguars
15vs Los Angeles Rams
16@ Dallas Cowboys
17vs Arizona Cardinals