QB Russell Wilson - Seattle Seahawks

5-11, 204Born: 11-29-1988College: WisconsinDrafted: Round 3, pick 75 (2012)

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Summary

Wilson continues to thrive in the face of play-calling that undermines his play-making ability. His third top-5 fantasy finish in the last five years came despite Seattle passing on just 54% of their offensive plays in 2019, which tied for the fifth-lowest rate in the league. While fantasy gamers continue to rue the day Brian Schottenheimer took over as Seahawks offensive coordinator, Wilson now has a sparkling 66:12 touchdown-to-interception ratio in two seasons under his tutelage. Not even Schottenheimer can stop Wilson from doing what he does best -- throwing deep with frequency and accuracy. Tyler Lockett, D.K. Metcalf, and the speedy Phillip Dorsett offer plenty of ammunition for Wilson to keep the splash plays coming in 2020. No one could fault you for considering Wilson in drafts as soon as Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes are off the board. (May 6)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 5, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7
Overall Redraft - 63, 48, 49, 50, 55
QB Dynasty - 6, 4, 4, 6, 7
Overall Dynasty - 73, 50, 64

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2017 SEA 16 339 553 3983 34 11 95 586 3 3
2018 SEA 16 280 427 3448 35 7 67 376 0 2
2019 SEA 16 341 516 4110 31 5 75 342 3 2
2020 PROJ-Dodds 16.0 319.0 494.0 * * * 72.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Henry 16.0 328.0 510.0 * * * 70.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Wood 16.0 312.0 480.0 * * * 75.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Tremblay 15.0 318.0 498.0 * * * 65.0 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

Russell Wilson's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 44
QB: 5

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Latest News

Seahawks | Russell Wilson exceptional downfield (Sun May 24, 04:19 PM) - 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).

Our View: Calling Wilson accurate on deep passes is selling him short. It's not about getting the ball on target but it's also about pass placement, throwing with anticipation and leading his receiver to maximize yards after the catch. Wilson does all that and it's what helps him stand out as a passer at the pro level.
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Seahawks | Russell Wilson successful against blitz (Thu May 21, 04:57 PM) - Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson threw 13 touchdown passes against the blitz this past season.

Our View: Wilson has always been able to beat the blitz with ease. It's tough to get home on him because he's athletic and keeps his eyes downfield when scrambling.
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Seahawks | Russell Wilson wildly efficient on big plays (Tue May 19, 06:19 PM) - 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.

Our View: That's what Wilson has done for his whole NFL career. He is great at keeping plays alive with his feet while keeping his eyes downfield. Wilson should continue his high level of play in 2020.
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Seahawks | Russell Wilson deadly on seven-step drops (Sun May 17, 05:31 PM) - 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.

Our View: Wilson is deadly on such drops because his athleticism can buy him more time if he needs too. A seven-step drop takes time to develop as a quarterback looks for his man downfield. Wilson can buy himself more time with his legs if something is not open when he gets to the end of his drop.
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Seahawks | Russell Wilson unlucky (Sat May 16, 04:16 PM) - Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson threw 48 incompletions from 2017-2019 on positively-graded throws, according to Pro Football Focus.

Our View: Wilson hasn't always had the best receivers around him. Those receivers certainly have lacked consistently and it comes through in the advanced data. Wilson isn't 'unlucky' per se but he does need more help from his wideouts.
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2020 Schedule

1@ Atlanta Falcons
2vs New England Patriots
3vs Dallas Cowboys
4@ Miami Dolphins
5vs Minnesota Vikings
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7@ Arizona Cardinals
8vs San Francisco 49ers
9@ Buffalo Bills
10@ Los Angeles Rams
11vs Arizona Cardinals
12@ Philadelphia Eagles
13vs New York Giants
14vs New York Jets
15@ Washington Redskins
16vs Los Angeles Rams
17@ San Francisco 49ers