QB Russell Wilson - Seattle Seahawks
|5-11, 204||Born: 11-29-1988||College: Wisconsin||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2012|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 7): Wilson was highly efficient yet again and lit up a reeling Rams defense, although it took a missed kick for the Seahawks to triumph at home. Wilson is solid top five quarterback with a high weekly floor and ceiling despite the low volume game plan. He'll travel to Cleveland this week.
Week 6: at Cleveland Browns
FBG says: Neutral matchup. If the season were to end today, Russell Wilson would firmly be in the league MVP discussion. Wilson has been outstanding this season completing 73% of his passes, averaging 281 yards per game and throwing for 12 touchdowns to 0 interceptions as he has led the team to a 4-1 record. Even with the retirement of Doug Baldwin, the Seahawks have not lost a step as they have filled the void with rookie DK Metcalf and the emergence of tight end Will Dissly alongside speedster Tyler Lockett. Will Dissly is a limited tight end, who primarily runs a streak route, but defenses continue to struggle to defend it as he has 22 receptions over his last four games including four touchdowns as the mobility of Russell Wilson along with the two speedsters in Lockett and Metcalf have been taking a vast majority of the defenses attention this season. The Browns secondary appears that it is finally going to be close to 100% this week as both Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams practiced on Wednesday indicating that they should be good to go barring a setback. This is great news for this pass defense that desperately needs their two starting cornerbacks. The return of these cornerbacks will mostly help the rushing defense more than it will the pass defense as the team has game-planned well over the last few weeks to not see a significant dropoff in production without Williams and Ward. On the season, the Browns have not allowed a quarterback to throw for over 269 yards this year, and have held four of the five quarterbacks to under 250 yards they are seventh in passing yards allowed per game with 206 yards allowed. On the pass rush side of things, Myles Garrett continues to be a sack machine as he is up to seven sacks on the year, but on the opposite side of Garrett, Olivier Vernon has been extremely disappointing as he has just one sack this season. This has led to opponents consistently double-teaming Garrett and we have started to see his production dip as he has just one sack over the last three weeks and until the team can find another way to get pressure should put additional pressure on the secondary to cover for a longer period of time.
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
2019 Week 5 vs LAR (17 / 23 / 268 / 4 / 0 pass, 8 / 32 / 0 rush)
Wilson's four passing TDs were the product of smart work while under pressure, as he had Aaron Donald and Clay Matthews in his face all day long. The volume was not high (only 23 attempts), but he was in vintage form spreading the ball around to nearly all of his receivers and backs. He got a little lucky on Lockett's brilliant first quarter catch in the end zone, but again and again, Wilson proves that he knows what his receivers are capable of, and full credit to him for putting it up there for the taking rather than throw it away. Wilson found DK Metcalf perfectly over the middle on a deep post for a score; and TD's #3 and #4 were shorter passes. First to David Moore, a quick hitch with enough room to run that he found paydirt, and second to Carson, who found himself wide open (and almost dropped the catch!) for the winning score. Wilson continued to show an excellent rapport with Will Dissly, finding him twice for sizable gains, and also to his running backs, who occasionally are even lining up wide. Finally, it's worth reminding just how dangerous Wilson is on the ground, and that Wilson seems to be running more this season, but isn't taking any big risks as tacklers close in.
2019 Week 4 vs ARI (22 / 28 / 240 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 7 / 0 rush)
Wilson had not true highlight worthy plays against the Cardinals, but was quietly very efficient. He hit his TE, Will Dissly all day long, including for the lone TD, as he hit him wide open in stride as he crossed the goal line. Wilson had more success on short plays, to Dissly and Carson, primarily. His deep passes were not on the money in this one. Coverage was tight and he was forced to overthrow the ball rather than risk an interception, which he has so far managed to avoid in all four games this season. The blemish on his game is that he had more opportunity to score, but failed to get in on three passing plays from the 6-yard line, at the end of the half.
2019 Week 3 vs NO (32 / 50 / 406 / 2 / 0 pass, 7 / 51 / 2 rush)
It's easy to tell how the game is going at a glance, by how Wilson is behaving in the pocket. He tends to run only when he HAS to, when things aren't going well. Against the Saints, he was running very early on. A costly RB fumble, and some questionable 4th down gambles put the Seahawks in a big hole, so Wilson was playing from behind for most of the game. He found Tyler Lockett downfield often, including in the corner of the end zone, and hit Metcalf in double coverage for a 54-yard gain that unfortunately ended the half without any time left on the clock. Into the second half, his play was somewhat erratic and his throws weren't quite clicking. Notably, he overthrew Lockett on 4th and 5, with a rushed throw into the end zone. Wilson eventually did find his groove, and at that point a comeback almost looked possible. His pocket awareness was at an all-time high, as he effortlessly ducked and weaved through pressure, but still had trouble with his receivers getting open. He fought hard for his first rushing TD, trying to get outside but still having to beat the tackle 1-on-1. The same tight coverage allowed him to take off for another 8- yard scramble to score. On the final drive, he drove the team down the field, taking the shallow openings that the defense gave him. But at the end of the drive, Wilson persevered, hitting TE Will Dissly in the end zone twice (first was a holding call that allowed them a redo) for the score.
2019 Week 2 vs PIT (29 / 35 / 300 / 3 / 0 pass, 6 / 22 / 0 rush)
Wilson came out with a pass first mentality, and it seemed to kick the Seahawks into a gear that they failed to find in week 1. He showed a lot of confidence in rookie DK Metcalf, targeting him on the opening two plays. Later, he placed a perfect TD pass over his shoulder while he was in very tight man coverage. Tyler Lockett was still his favourite play, as he found him on short patterns all over the field. Early on, Wilson was sacked a little too easily as the pocket disappeared on him, which stalled a couple of drives. But when the running game finally got untracked, the passing game opened up as well. Notable, Wilson found TE Will Dissly on two separate but very similar TD plays, hitting him with a well-timed pass up high after Dissly broke off the line freely. It was pretty sweet looking, and it would be a surprise if Wilson's rapport with Dissly doesn't continue. But, Wilson's heroics weren't finished yet. On an option handoff out of the shotgun, Wilson got ahead of Rashaad Penny and blocked for him all the way to the end zone. Holding a two point lead in the final minutes, Wilson used his legs with great success, finding huge gains on draw plays to move the chains and keep the clock running. Probably the best sign that Wilson has found his groove is that he was back to spreading the ball around to several targets, which is when he's at his best.
2019 Week 1 vs CIN (14 / 20 / 195 / 2 / 0 pass, 4 / 8 / 0 rush)
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.
Latest NewsSeahawks | Russell Wilson just misses 300 yards (Sun Oct 13, 05:22 PM) - Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 23-of-33 passes for 295 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns while running for 31 yards and a score. Our View: Wilson brought the Seahawks back from a deficit and overcame the loss of Will Dissly. He is a top five fantasy quarterback right now and a very strong DFS option at home against the Ravens next week.
link to story Seahawks | Russell Wilson dissects Rams on TNF (Fri Oct 4, 01:12 AM) - Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 17 of his 23 passing attempts for 268 yards and four touchdowns against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, Oct. 3. He added 32 yards on eight carries. Our View: Wilson is the king of stud fantasy quarterback games despite low attempts. He is an everyweek QB1 and arguably a top five option at the position. He goes to Cleveland next week.
link to story Seahawks | Russell Wilson manages his way to win (Mon Sep 30, 12:17 AM) - Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson went 22-of-28 for 240 yards and a touchdown in Week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals. He also rushed two times for seven yards. link to story
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|7||vs Baltimore Ravens|
|8||@ Atlanta Falcons|
|9||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|10||@ San Francisco 49ers|
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|12||@ Philadelphia Eagles|
|13||vs Minnesota Vikings|
|14||@ Los Angeles Rams|
|15||@ Carolina Panthers|
|16||vs Arizona Cardinals|
|17||vs San Francisco 49ers|