Russell Wilson

Denver Broncos
Quarterback #3
Denver Broncos
Quarterback #3

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Russell Wilson Goes Over 300 Yards Again

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson went over 300 yards passing for the second straight week, but the Broncos were nevertheless embarrassed by a score of 70-20 on the road in Miami against the Dolphins. Wilson finished the blowout loss by going 23-for-38 for 306 yards, one touchdown and one interception while being sacked just once for a loss of 12 yards. He didn't attempt to run the ball at all. The 34-year-old has had two straight encouraging performances and now has six touchdown passes and two interceptions through his first three games of 2023. His lone TD pass went to receiver Courtland Sutton, who has easily been Wilson's favorite target in the early going. In a very favorable Week 4 matchup coming against the winless Chicago Bears, Wilson will be on the fantasy streaming radar in single-QB leagues.

Sep 24, 2023 8:29 PM EST

Russell Wilson Looking For Back-To-Back Strong Games

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson had just 17 fantasy points in the season-opening loss but had his best statistical game with the Broncos in last week's 35-33 loss to the Washington Commanders, putting up 33 fantasy points. After two games, he's averaged 25 fantasy points, which ranks fourth in the NFL at his position. It's a small sample size, though, and fantasy managers should want to see more from him before using him in starting lineups as a QB1. It was encouraging to see the 34-year-old get the deep passing game going in his 308-yard, two-touchdown performance in Week 2, and he now has five TD passes and only one pick through two games. Wilson heads to Miami in Week 3 to face a Dolphins defense that has been middle of the pack in terms of fantasy points allowed to opposing QBs through two weeks. He's a midrange QB2 for fantasy lineups.

Sep 21, 2023 11:13 PM EST

Broncos May Make Things Easier On Russell Wilson

Denver Broncos head coach Sean Payton said that the coaching staff may need to simplify the offense a bit in order to help quarterback Russell Wilson be more consistent. "I think, No. 1, the first thing that we always try to look at but we have to do a better job of as coaches is reduce the verbiage," Payton said. The Broncos offense wasn't getting to the line of scrimmage in a timely manner in their Week 2 loss to the Washington Commanders. It's something Wilson and the offense also struggled with in 2022, but the 34-year-old did have his best game in a Broncos uniform on Sunday, going 18-for-32 for 308 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. However, he also lost a fumble and was sacked seven times, with his last TD pass being a miracle Hail Mary that somehow succeeded. Despite the better performance fantasy-wise in Week 2, Wilson remains a QB2 in fantasy heading into Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins.

Sep 19, 2023 3:16 PM EST

Russell Wilson Puts Up Big Numbers In Another Loss

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson had his best game in a Broncos uniform in the 35-33 Week 2 loss to the visiting Washington Commanders on Sunday. Wilson finished the day 18-for-32 passing for 308 yards, three touchdowns and an interception while also carrying the ball six times for 56 yards. It was his first game in Denver going for 300-plus yards passing, but he was sacked seven times for 31 yards, lost a fumble, and his final TD of the game came on an extremely lucky Hail Mary with time expiring. The 34-year-old also got the deep passing game going after mostly dinking and dunking in the season opener. Wilson is going to need to stack some more big performances like this before fantasy managers fully trust him, and a repeat performance in Week 3 on the road against the Miami Dolphins isn't going to be easy.

Sep 18, 2023 12:13 AM EST

Russell Wilson - Week 2 Outlook for Fantasy Football

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson didn't have any turnovers, tossed two touchdown passes, and completed 79.4% of his 34 attempts in the team's 17-16 Week 1 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, but overall he was lackluster with 177 passing yards in his first game with new head coach Sean Payton at the helm. Given the opponent, fantasy managers were expecting more, although Wilson was without top wideout Jerry Jeudy (hamstring) and tight end Greg Dulcich (hamstring), who was injured early and didn't return. Jeudy has a chance to make his season debut, but fantasy managers should still temper expectations for Wilson and the Denver offense in a matchup against one of the up-and-coming defenses in the NFL in the Washington Commanders. Wilson is going to have to prove he can be better than the disaster he was in 2022 before being ranked as anything more than a low-end QB2 in fantasy.

Sep 15, 2023 11:29 AM EST

Russell Wilson Underwhelms In Season Opener

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson completed 27 of his 34 pass attempts in the season-opening loss to the division-rival Las Vegas Raiders and also threw a pair of touchdown passes, but he was otherwise very quiet and overall was a fantasy disappointment in his first game with new head coach Sean Payton. Wilson was without top wideout Jerry Jeudy (hamstring) and also lost tight end Greg Dulcich (leg) during the game, so perhaps that's why he struggled to get anything going down the field through the air. His TD passes were to Courtland Sutton and Lil'Jordan Humphrey, each from five-yards out in the red zone. Hopefully, Denver's offense can improve when both Jeudy and Dulcich are healthy, but this wasn't a great start against a very mediocre defense, at best. The 34-year-old will be a QB2 in Week 2 against a better Washington Commanders defense.

Sep 10, 2023 11:29 PM EST

Russell Wilson Hoping For Fast Start In Year 2

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson is hoping to get off to a fast start in the 2023 regular season opener in Week 1 against the division-rival Las Vegas Raiders after the worst year of his career in his first season in Denver in 2022. New head coach Sean Payton is expected to help Wilson turns things around, and Payton said the team has talked "ad nauseam" about doing "the things he does well, putting him in those positions and putting our offense in those positions." It should also help that he's facing a Raiders defense in Week 1 that allowed the ninth-most fantasy points per game to QBs last year. The 34-year-old should be more efficient under Payton, but he'll need to avoid making bad decisions and taking too many sacks. If Jerry Jeudy (hamstring) is unable to play this Sunday, Wilson's top targets will be Courtland Sutton and rookie Marvin Mims Jr. Nobody should be riding with Wilson as their QB1 against Vegas in single-QB leagues.

Sep 7, 2023 12:59 AM EST

Russell Wilson Leads Offense To Field Goal On Saturday

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson led the Denver offense to a field goal on his only drive of Saturday's preseason game against a San Francisco 49ers defense that had most of its starters playing early, outside of star edge rusher Nick Bosa. Wilson finished the eventual 21-20 loss by going 3-for-6 for 24 yards while also carrying the ball three times for 25 yards. It took Wilson four drives to put up any points for the Broncos in the preseason opener last Friday night against the Arizona Cardinals. The 34-year-old looked sharper against a much better defense in a small sample size, but there are still going to be questions as to whether new head coach Sean Payton can turn Wilson around after his first year in Denver was an utter disaster. He has the weapons around him to bounce back in 2023, but fantasy managers should be drafting him as a QB2 and not a QB1.

Aug 20, 2023 12:07 AM EST

Russell Wilson Thrilled To Have Sean Payton In Denver

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson is grateful to be playing for Sean Payton, who the team brought in during the offseason to serve as the head coach. "It's a blessing to have coach Payton," said the signal-caller after the Broncos' first preseason game. "The knowledge that he gives us every day. What he teaches us. What he pushes us on, as a collective effort, is a dream come true." Wilson struggled last season, his first year in Denver, finishing with 3,524 passing yards, 16 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions while completing just 60.5% of his attempts. But if anyone can turn the 34-year-old around, it's certainly Payton, who has plenty of experience working with successful quarterbacks throughout his career.

Aug 16, 2023 9:46 PM EST

In line to see preseason work

Coach Sean Payton noted Saturday that the Broncos' starters, including Wilson, are slated to see playing time during the preseason, Parker Gabriel of the Denver Post reports.

Aug 7, 2023 8:33 AM EST

Showing improved mobility

Wilson is seemingly in better shape than last season and could utilize his mobility more in 2023, Jon Heath of BroncosWire reports.

Aug 3, 2023 4:54 PM EST

Healthy and lean at OTAs

Wilson (knee) is participating in OTAs and said he feels "leaner and meaner" after losing some weight in the offseason, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

May 25, 2023 12:49 PM EST

Positive end to poor season

Wilson completed 13 of 24 passes for 283 yards with three touchdowns and one interception and rushed eight times for 18 yards in the Broncos' 31-28 in over the Chargers on Sunday.

Jan 8, 2023 6:53 PM EST

Three total touchdowns in loss

Wilson completed 26 of 38 pass attempts for 222 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Chiefs. He added 27 rushing yards and two touchdowns on four attempts.

Jan 1, 2023 1:38 PM EST

Still in team's long-term plan

Broncos CEO Greg Penner said Tuesday that Wilson is still central to the team's long-term plan and is expected to rebuond in 2023,'s Jeff Legwold reports.

Dec 28, 2022 1:06 PM EST

Woes continue with three picks

Wilson completed 15 of 27 pass attempts for 214 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in Sunday's 51-14 blowout loss to the Rams. He added 17 rushing yards on two attempts.

Dec 25, 2022 6:32 PM EST

Not listed on injury report

Wilson (concussion) isn't listed on the Week 16 injury report ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Rams.

Dec 21, 2022 3:07 PM EST

Full go this week, per coach

Coach Nathaniel Hackett indicated Wednesday that Wilson (concussion) is "full go" as Sunday's game against the Rams approaches, Zac Stevens of reports.

Dec 21, 2022 12:43 PM EST

Won't play this week

Wilson (concussion) won't play Sunday against the Cardinals, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Dec 16, 2022 12:27 PM EST

Set to log limited practice

Wilson (concussion) is slated to practice in a limited fashion Thursday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Dec 15, 2022 10:47 AM EST