QB Russell Wilson - Seattle Seahawks

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

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Summary

Wilson's QB10 finish in standard leagues came as a letdown relative to his ADP in 2018. The statistical regression from his cumulative QB1 finish in 2017 had little to do with Wilson's on-field performance, however. He finished the year as the league's top-rated passer on deep attempts, ranked fourth in adjusted yards per attempt, and had a neat 35:7 touchdown to interception ratio. Wilson's backslide can be blamed on a reduction in opportunity. Seattle's defense played far better than anticipated last season, allowing head coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer to stick to their plan and run the ball 32.8 times per game (second-most in the league). Unfortunately, not enough of those running plays were designed for Wilson, who saw his rush attempts decline by nearly 30% from 2017. Considering Wilson's pass attempts were also down by 23%, he deserves major credit for salvaging a top-10 fantasy season. Will the Seahawks skew more pass-heavy on offense now that they handed Wilson a contract extension making him the highest-paid player in the NFL? Not if Carroll and Schottenheimer have their way. Without projecting a significant leap in pass attempts and rush attempts, a repeat of last year's QB10 finish will be difficult for Wilson, who was bailed out by an abnormally high 8.2% touchdown rate. (May 1)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 6, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 9, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 14
Overall Redraft - 68, 46, 50, 60
QB Dynasty - 5, 4, 5, 5, 6, 9
Overall Dynasty - 58, 55, 58, 58

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2016 SEA 16 353 546 4219 21 11 72 259 1 2
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 PROJ-Dodds 16.0 300.0 481.0 * * * 76.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 16.0 307.0 475.0 * * * 76.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 295.0 455.0 * * * 75.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 338.0 534.0 * * * 66.0 * * *

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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: 78
QB: 7

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