QB Russell Wilson - Seattle Seahawks

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

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Week 2: at Pittsburgh Steelers - $6200

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FBG says: Good matchup. With the Seahawks' scheme and front line geared toward the run, the passing game is used more as a situational, game-changing tool. Russell Wilson is valued for his athleticism and mobility, but also an effective deep arm that both stretches defenses and creates chunk gains. In Week 1, Wilson completed passes of 44, 42, and 25 yards among his 20 attempts. His biggest obstacle, as usual, is the Seahawks' weak pass-blocking line, which allowed four sacks on opening day. When Wilson can see the field and set his feet, he throws to a truly dynamic pair of wideouts. Tyler Lockett was surprisingly frozen out for most of the game, drawing just two targets. There should be more usage going forward, but Lockett may be in the process of ceding the No. 1 role to DK Metcalf. The rookie had a phenomenal debut, catching 4 of his 6 targets for 89 yards, accounting for 45% of the team's yardage. The athletic megastar showed the ability to create separation, as expected, but also to make tough catches in coverage. He's a fairly raw prospect but clearly boasts the No. 1 receiver traits to make a huge impact anyway. The Pittsburgh pass defense was caught off-guard and run over by Tom Brady and the Patriots in Week 1 allowing 343 yards. The secondary remains full of question marks in coverage, an issue that will snowball if Joe Haden can't go Sunday. Haden wasn't sharp last week but is always the Steelers' best cover man on the field. Mike Hilton is a solid slot man, but Steven Nelson and Cameron Sutton are shaky on the outside. Josh Gordon and Phillip Dorsett took full advantage in Week 1, and the Seahawks will look to move Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf around into those matchups. Even more crucial to the unit's outlook is the availability of top pass-rusher T.J. Watt, whose status is unclear. The Steelers will need to pressure Russell Wilson - yet contain him in the pocket - to help paper over their coverage issues.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumLSalPtsFP/$
1 vs CIN 53 14 20 195 2 0 4 8 0 0 6300 16.60 2.63
2 at PIT 29 35 300 3 0 6 22 0 1 6200 28.20 4.55
2 at PIT PROJ-Dodds * 21 29 * * * 5 * * * * * *
2 at PIT PROJ-Tremblay * 19 29 * * * 5 * * * * * *
2 at PIT PROJ-Bloom * 17 25 * * * 4 * * * * * *

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.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 1 vs CIN (14 / 20 / 195 / 2 / 0 pass, 4 / 8 / 0 rush - 16.6 points, $6300)

It was a disappointing day for Wilson, who somehow always seems to salvage the day statistically, which he did with two TDs on the day. He was sacked twice early on and continued to go down throughout the game. He played more cautiously than we are used to seeing - in fact, he took more risks in the pre-season - which seemed to fuel the Bengals fire, as they were after him the whole game. The Seahawks had no long, sustained drives, and so the best of Wilson can be summed up on a couple of long passing plays. First to Metcalf, who easily caught the ball on a medium slant pattern, and later to Lockett in final frame, who somehow was wide open as usual, for his first and only catch of the day, for a 44 yard score. In between, Wilson kept the ball close, throwing to the running backs, and showed immense trust in the rookie, D.K. Metcalf, feeding the ball to him at will on short patterns, and even targeting him in the end zone. Near the end of the game, Wilson ran the ball himself, showing that he can be a threat after all, but on his last play of the game, a bizarre QB keeper play on 3rd & 17 resulted in him getting hit hard from behind.

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Schedule

2@ Pittsburgh Steelers
3vs New Orleans Saints
4@ Arizona Cardinals
5vs Los Angeles Rams
6@ Cleveland Browns
7vs Baltimore Ravens
8@ Atlanta Falcons
9vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10@ San Francisco 49ers
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ Philadelphia Eagles
13vs Minnesota Vikings
14@ Los Angeles Rams
15@ Carolina Panthers
16vs Arizona Cardinals
17vs San Francisco 49ers