QB Russell Wilson - Seattle Seahawks
|5-11, 204||Born: 11-29-1988||College: Wisconsin||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2012|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 15): Wilson is making the most out of his low volume as Doug Baldwin is looking healthy and David Moore is emerging as a strong #3 option in the passing game. There are a lot of creampuff pass defenses on the second half of the schedule, including the Chiefs in Week 16.
Week 7: bye week
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Russell Wilson's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 5 vs LAR (13 / 21 / 198 / 3 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush - 19.92 points, $7200)
13-21-198 seems like such pedestrian numbers for Wilson, but when you tack on his three touchdown passes, it's suddenly quite impressive. Two of the scores were to fringe player David Moore, who Wilson first found in the back of the end zone while scrambling, and then so wide open on a fly route that he caught a slightly underthrown ball. Wilson's favorite downfield target was Tyler Lockett, whom he found wide open on a deep post route. Wilson spread the ball out, targeting an incredible nine different receivers, and surprisingly only found Doug Baldwin - his usual go-to guy -- once. The Seahawks often worked out of the shotgun formation and the passing game was heavily skewed to short patterns, including a few opportunities for the running backs. The only unfortunate part of the game for Wilson was that he did not get an opportunity to run a 2-minute drill in either half, which usually brings out the best in him.
2018 Week 4 vs ARI (19 / 26 / 172 / 0 / 0 pass, 4 / 21 / 0 rush - 8.98 points, $7500)
We can stop short at calling Wilson a 'game manager' in this one, but it's close. The ground game was working nicely, and the passing game was fairly conservative - at least by Russell Wilson standards. Taking a cue from last week, Wilson had most of his success with short, quick reads, which meant that he didn't even try to get the ball far downfield. He did his share of trademark scrambling, but again, never looked very far downfield on those plays. The plays that made a difference won't show up on the score sheet: a nice little shovel pass to Mike Davis to escape a sure sack; Staying with the play after a Mike Davis handoff and laying a key down block on the TD run. Wilson spread the ball out well to all receivers and backs; with Doug Baldwin returned from injury, Wilson leaned on him slightly more heavily but not by much.
2018 Week 3 vs DAL (16 / 26 / 192 / 2 / 0 pass, 2 / -1 / 0 rush - 15.58 points, $7800)
Wilson did not have a monster day - by the numbers - but for much of the match, he had the Cowboys secondary in the palm of his hand. A combination of slightly improved blocking and a playbook relying on short drops and quick reads was responsible for that. Over the first two weeks, he was sacked six times in each game; against the Cowboys, he was sacked twice, both times in the second half of the game. Many of the downfield passes thrown were vintage Russell Wilson, with laser accuracy, hitting his receivers in perfect stride. He exploited a breakdown in zone coverage to hit a wide open Tyler Lockett, who ran easily for a 52-yard score. He found Jaron Brown on a seam down the middle for another TD. Perhaps the most impressive moment was a shorter pass to Brandon Marshall, who was as covered as he could be down the sideline, thrown perfectly into his arms in stride. The common theme here is that the ball left Wilson's hand quickly in all cases. If he can continue to keep defenses off balance with this sort of game plan, he's got the arm and the vision to have continued success.
2018 Week 2 vs CHI (22 / 36 / 226 / 2 / 1 pass, 3 / 17 / 0 rush - 15.74 points, $0)
Let us count the ways in which Russell Wilson struggled.... The opening drive was played quite conservatively, leaning on a running game that never did establish itself. On the first passing call, the pocket closed FAST, and Wilson wasn't able to scramble out of it, which would be a harbinger of things to come. There was miscommunication on a simple checkdown missed pass to a surprised Rashaad Penny, as Wilson tried to lead him to the right with the short throw. Wilson nearly gave up a safety as he got sacked right at his own goal line. And late in the game - while the Seahawks were miraculously still in it - he gave up a very avoidable pick-six, and lost a costly fumble (while being sacked one final time), both of which looked like rookie level mistakes. The good? There wasn't much, but... His reputation for clutch play stood strong for a while, as Wilson did have a few shining moments, exclusively in the waning moments of each half. Near the end of the first half, he was able to quickly drive the offense to within field goal range (a 55 yarder, which is well within Sebastian Janikowski's range) for the 'Hawks first points of the game. Later, in the 4th quarter, he aired the ball out perfectly, with the play action giving him just enough time to find Tyler Lockett for a beautiful touchdown in tight 1-on-1 coverage. And in the last minute, down by 2, he brought the team in for one more too-little-too-late score, finding rookie TE Will Dissly in the sea of Bears DBs. It was a very nice read by the veteran QB, who clearly had not given up just yet. Wilson is dearly missing WR Doug Baldwin, or any real go-to guy to speak of. Tyler Lockett made some great plays, but was invisible in the first half; while Brandon Marshall looked great as a complementary receiver as well. Wilson is ultra-patient in the pocket, but with his sieve of an offensive line, that's not a good trait to possess right now.
2018 Week 1 vs DEN (19 / 33 / 298 / 3 / 2 pass, 2 / 5 / 0 rush - 22.42 points, $7900)
Wilson's first TD pass came on a play action call at the 15 yard line - field position gifted to him by a turnover - to TE Will Dissly at the goal line, who was a favourite target in the first half. The connection with the rookie continued with a confident throw over the middle, hitting him in stride, which Dissly took nearly all the way to the end zone, for a 66 yard gain. Early on, Doug Baldwin left the game, and Wilson didn't skip a beat, utilizing the talent around him well as he spread the ball around. The Seahawks simply weren't able to solve the Broncos blitz, and though Wilson was sacked a horrific six times (three by Von Miller), he never lost his cool, never panicked with the ball. Wilson's vision was excellent on a couple of scoring plays, as he found a wide open Tyler Lockett on play action rollout play that confused the defense enough for him to throw a rainbow pass perfectly into his arms on a deep post route; and to the rejuvenated Brandon Marshall, as the pass was again lofted perfectly into the tightly covered receiver's arms for the 20 yard score. Wilson's first interception was clearly a mistake as he threw poorly into zone coverage, but the second one was simply a final play desperation pass. He also fumble the snap on the final drive, which cost them a chance to move the ball with one minute left and no time outs. It also should be a concern that as the Broncos pass rush intensified throughout the game, Wilson was rarely able to get loose and run, but overall, he had a positive outing.
Latest NewsSeahawks | Russell Wilson posts 222 yards, three TDs (Sun Oct 14, 07:44 PM) - Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 17-of-23 passes for 222 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Week 6 against the Oakland Raiders in London. Our View: Wilson continues to be highly efficient and in tune with his receivers, but the game scripts for the run heavy Seahawks aren't giving him an opportunity to put up big point totals. He's still a safe quarterback play going into his bye, although he hasn't been getting ceiling games yet.
link to story Seahawks | Seattle's Week 6 injury report (Fri Oct 12, 02:13 PM) - Seattle Seahawks DE Rasheem Green (ankle) and LB K.J. Wright (knee) did not participate in practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 6 against the Oakland Raiders. DE Dion Jordan (knee) and TE Nick Vannett were unable to participate in practice Friday, Oct. 12, and are listed as questionable. WR Doug Baldwin (knee), WR David Moore (rib), OL Ethan Pocic (ankle) and QB Russell Wilson (hamstring) practiced in full Friday and no longer appear on the injury report. link to story Seahawks | Russell Wilson takes part in practice (Thu Oct 11, 02:40 PM) - Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 11. link to story Seahawks | Russell Wilson fully practices Wednesday (Wed Oct 10, 07:42 PM) - Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (hamstring) was a full participant in practice on Wednesday, Oct. 10. link to story Seahawks | Russell Wilson tosses three TDs (Sun Oct 7, 11:13 PM) - Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 13-of-21 passes for 198 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 5 game against the Los Angeles Rams and he didn't have one rush attempt. link to story More News
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