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Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Quarterback #3
ADP:Round: 4, Pick: 10
Team: Seattle Seahawks
Ht / Wt:5'11" / 206 lb.
Born:November 29, 1988
Drafted:2012 / Rd. 3 (75)
Draft Team:SEA

Russell Wilson: Comeback falls short in Green Bay

Wilson completed 21 of 31 passes for 277 yards and a touchdown while adding 64 rushing yards on seven carries in Sunday's 28-23 divisional round loss to the Packers.

Analysis: Wilson came up just short of digging his team out of a 21-3 halftime hole, tossing a seven-yard touchdown to Tyler Lockett in the process. This loss puts an end to an excellent campaign from Wilson, who finished with 4,110 passing yards and a 31:5 TD:INT in the regular season before knocking off the Eagles in the wild-card round. Coming off three consecutive seasons with 30-plus touchdown passes and still a threat to add meaningful contributions with his legs any given Sunday, Wilson should be among the first few quarterbacks off the board in fantasy next season.

January 12, 2020 7:30 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Throw for 325 yards, advances

Wilson completed 18 of 30 passes for 325 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-9 wild-card playoff win over the Eagles. He also ran eight times for 46 yards.

Analysis: Wilson produced his best passing yardage since Week 9 versus the Buccaneers, and he also led the Seahawks in rushing. The veteran signal caller connected with DK Metcalf on seven passes for 160 yards and a touchdown, including a 36-yard toss to ice the game. Wilson and the Seahawks will travel to Green Bay for the divisional round next Sunday.

January 5, 2020 4:44 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Comeback bid falls short

Wilson completed 25 of 40 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 26-21 loss to the 49ers. He also ran eight times for 29 yards.

Analysis: Wilson's first three quarters were uninspiring, but he turned it up in the fourth quarter, as he completed 14 of 23 passes for 149 yards and a touchdown. The Seahawks were inches from scoring with less than a minute left, as the veteran signal caller completed a fourth-down pass to rookie John Ursua that was stopped just short of the goal line. Due to substitution issues following the catch, they took a costly delay of game penalty, pushing them back five yards. On Wilson's last opportunity to clinch the NFC West, he connected with Jacob Hollister on fourth down, but the tight end was once again stopped short of glory. The Seahawks will have to go on the road this postseason, starting in Philadelphia for the wild-card round.

December 29, 2019 8:33 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Becomes Seattle's all-time leading passer

Wilson completed 16 of 31 passes for 169 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Cardinals.

Analysis: Considering the Cardinals entered the contest with the worst-ranked pass defense in the league, it was an uncharacteristic performance for Wilson that likely cost fantasy owners championships. Despite targeting Tyler Lockett eight times, the two connected just once for 12 yards, and Wilson didn't complete more than one pass to any wide receiver. However, Wilson walks away from this game with his name etched in Seahawks' history, passing Matt Hasselback and becoming the team's all-time leading passer with 29,501 yards. Furthermore, the Seahawks are still in control of their destiny in the NFC West, as they'll clinch the division with a win at home over the 49ers in Week 17.

December 22, 2019 5:28 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Back on track with win

Wilson completed 20 of 26 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Panthers.

Analysis: After throwing an interception in four straight games and rounding out at 7.3 yards per attempt in that stretch, Wilson produced a clean performance against the Panthers, registering 11.0 YPA and completing 76.9 percent of his passes -- his highest marks since Week 5. Wilson rediscovered his chemistry with Tyler Lockett as well, connecting with the wideout eight times for 120 yards and a score, and he spread the ball out to seven other receivers. Fantasy owners should feel comfortable about deploying Wilson in Week 16 against the Cardinals, who sport a league-worst 294.2 passing yards allowed per game.

December 15, 2019 1:19 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Throws for 245 scoreless yards

Wilson completed 22 of 36 passes for 245 yards, no touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 28-12 loss to the Rams. He also ran five times for 28 yards.

Analysis: The Seahawks were quickly jettisoned from their typical run-heavy scheme after going down 14-3 early in the second quarter, and they couldn't get their passing game going. Wilson fell victim to the Rams' fierce pass rush with five sacks, and his receivers dropped a few costly passes, as the veteran quarterback failed to throw a touchdown for the first time since Week 14 last season. He also threw an interception in garbage time, marking his fourth straight game with a pick. Wilson and the Seahawks have fallen behind the 49ers in the NFC West, and they'll look to bounce back in Week 15 against the Panthers, who have allowed 229.3 passing yards per game -- 12th-best in the league.

December 8, 2019 8:30 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Captures division lead with MNF win

Wilson completed 21 of 31 passes for 240 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Monday's 37-30 win over the Vikings.

Analysis: If the Seahawks didn't pull off the comeback, Wilson may have been haunted by the pick-six he threw in the second quarter, as Wilson knocked a batted ball straight to Vikings linebacker Erik Harris, who housed it for six. However, Wilson bounced back in MVP fashion, leading five straight scoring drives and totaling 27 points in the second half. The Seahawks have won five consecutive games to get to 10-2 and take the NFC West lead. They have Week 14 matchup against the Rams looming.

December 2, 2019 8:41 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Struggles to beat Eagles

Wilson completed 13 of 25 passes for 200 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 17-9 win over the Eagles. He also ran twice for 16 yards.

Analysis: Wilson's stat line would've looked much better if he connected with a wide-open Jacob Hollister in the end zone and D.K. Metcalf didn't drop a deep pass at the goal line. The veteran signal caller faced heavy pressure all afternoon, as he was dropped six times for a loss of 26 yards. It took some trickery to notch his only score of the day, as he found Malik Turner on a flea flicker in the first quarter. Wilson marked a 52-percent completion rate and 8.0 YPA -- both marks were his second-worst of the season. Nevertheless, the Seahawks bumped to 9-2 on the season (6-0 on the road) and will take the NFC West lead if the Packers take down the 49ers on Sunday Night Football.

November 24, 2019 1:20 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Leads team past Browns

Wilson completed 23 of 33 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 32-28 win over the Browns. He also ran nine times for 31 yards and a score.

Analysis: Wilson looked excellent again as he extended plays to notch his 14th passing touchdown and third rushing touchdown in six games. His game was highlighted by a nine-play, 79-yard game-winning drive in the fourth quarter where Wilson threw for 55 yards and scrambled for eight yards before Chris Carson punched in a one-yard score. Wilson's efficiency continues to be superb, as he has at least 8.1 YPA in every contest, and Sunday's 69.7 completion percentage was his second-lowest of the season.

October 13, 2019 1:48 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Magnificent effort to beat Rams

Wilson completed 17 of 23 passes for 268 yards and four touchdowns in Thursday's 30-29 win over the Rams. He also ran eight times for 32 yarsds.

Analysis: After the first two drives, it looked like it would be a long night for Wilson, as he was constantly on the run from a stout Rams' defensive front. However, he made adjustments, and on the third drive he rolled out to his left, patiently waited for his moment and lofted a pass where only Tyler Lockett could catch it for the game's first touchdown. Wilson ended up throwing three more scores, including a game-winner to Chris Carson with 2:28 remaining in regulation. He finished the day with a season-high 11.7 yards per attempt, and this was the fourth time in five games he completed over 70 percent of his passes. Wilson will look to continue his extreme efficiency in Week 6 versus the Browns.

October 3, 2019 9:04 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Throws for 240 yards

Wilson completed 22 of 28 passes for 240 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-10 win over the Cardinals. He also ran twice for seven yards.

Analysis: Wilson is approaching a Drew Brees level of efficiency a quarter of the way through the season, as he's completed 72.9 percent of his passes for eight touchdowns, zero interceptions and 8.6 YPA through four games. He clearly doesn't need a ton of attempts to be a viable fantasy quarterback, which came in handy as the Seahawks shifted to a run-heavy scheme in this contest by affording Chris Carson and C.J. Prosise 25 combined carries, although that was more game-script based than a pass-averse game plan. Wilson and the Seahawks have a short week before a tough Thursday night matchup against the Rams. Last year, Wilson threw three touchdowns in each game versus the Rams.

September 29, 2019 5:17 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Piles up four total scores

Wilson completed 32 of 50 passes for 406 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 33-27 loss to the Saints. He also ran seven times for 51 yards and two scores.

Analysis: It was a monster game for Wilson, who was on the run often but avoided a sack for the first time this season. Just as important, this game revealed that coach Pete Carroll was willing to abandon the run-heavy motto if the Seahawks trailed by enough, as Wilson's 50 pass attempts were the most of his career. It also helped that starting running back Chris Carson's fumble woes resurfaced. Nevertheless, Wilson took over this game and will have a good shot to do the same thing in Week 4 versus the Cardinals, who just allowed Kyle Allen to throw for 261 yards and four scores in his second career start.

September 22, 2019 4:45 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Extremely efficient in close win

Wilson completed 29 of 35 passes for 300 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 28-26 win over the Steelers. He also ran six times for 22 yards.

Analysis: The Seahawks unleashed Wilson after giving him just 20 passing attempts in Week 1, and he reminded us of his supreme efficiency with 8.6 YPA and an 80.5 completion percentage. Although he started slow, Wilson tossed a touchdown to TE Will Dissly late in the first half, and he came out in the second half hot with two touchdown passes to Dissly and rookie WR DK Metcalf. Wilson's still a flaky fantasy play because coach Pete Carroll is comfortable running the ball until it's completely necessary to pass. Still, Wilson flashed his upside and should be called upon again to use his arm in Week 3's matchup versus the Saints.

September 15, 2019 1:24 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Does just enough to win

Wilson completed 14 of 20 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 21-20 win over the Bengals. He also rushed four times for eight yards.

Analysis: It was a shaky start for Wilson and the Seahawks, as they totaled minus-1 yard through the first two drives. The rest of the game was still shaky, but he finished with a decent stat line by tossing touchdowns to Tyler Lockett and Chris Carson. Getting Carson involved in the passing game was a priority of Seattle's offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer this season, and Wilson made it happen by targeting him a team-high seven times. Wilson also found utility in highly-touted rookie DK Metcalf, throwing to him six times, totaling four completions for 89 yards. While Wilson's ceiling is still capped by a run-heavy offense, he proved efficient for fantasy purposes despite limited reps.

September 8, 2019 4:39 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Sharp in preseason debut

Wilson completed six of nine pass attempts for 82 yards, adding nine yards on two carries in Sunday's preseason tilt against the Vikings.

Analysis: Wilson received his first game action after sitting out the first week of the preseason. The 30-year-old looked to be in mid-season form over the two drives he commanded, completing two third-down conversions in the face of Minnesota blitzes. Wilson showed good rapport with new top wideout Tyler Lockett (three catches for 27 yards), and a strong showing from rookie DK Metcalf (leg) could help alleviate the loss of Doug Baldwin to retirement. Look for the Seahawks' signal caller to get more playing time in Saturday's preseason matchup with the Chargers.

August 18, 2019 8:25 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Not playing Thursday

Wilson won't suit up for Thursday's preseason game against the Broncos, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: Wilson doesn't need many preseason reps to be ready for the regular campaign, but the Seahawks will be well-served by getting the quarterback some game action in the post-Doug Baldwin era. In particular, the offense is breaking in three rookie wide receivers (DK Metcalf [oblique], Gary Jennings and John Ursua) while having minimal work with Will Dissly, who didn't play after Week 4 last season due to a patella tendon injury. No matter how the pecking order plays out at receiver, Wilson will be looking to uphold his record-setting contract extension from earlier this offseason.

August 7, 2019 1:01 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Lands $140M extension

Wilson reached agreement Tuesday with the Seahawks on a four-year, $140 million contract extension, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Though Wilson set a deadline of midnight Monday for reaching a new extension, the two sides were willing to negotiate until the early hours of Tuesday and ultimately consummated a record-setting deal. Now the highest-paid player in NFL history, Wilson's contract will pay him $35 million annually from 2020 through 2023 and contains a $65 million signing bonus. The five-time Pro Bowler's deal also includes a no-trade clause, likely ensuring that he finishes out his prime years in Seattle.

April 16, 2019 6:23 AM EST

Russell Wilson: Will attend offseason programs

Wilson will attend the start of the Seahawks' offseason programs Monday whether he has a new deal in place or not, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: Monday is Wilson's deadline for wanting a new contract as he enters the final season of his four-year, $87.6 contract. Wilson is obviously looking for a huge payday, but it is encouraging that the quarterback is still going to attend team events despite a deal not being in place as of now. Details on negotiations between the two parties will likely continue to be reported throughout the summer.

April 14, 2019 7:30 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Expects new contract soon

Wilson told the Seahawks he wants a new contract before April 15, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: Entering the final season of a four-year, $87.6 million contract, Wilson hopes to sign an extension before the start of Seattle's offseason program. His current deal ranks 12th among quarterbacks in average annual value, while the new contract surely will put him within the top five, potentially even ahead of first-place Aaron Rodgers ($33.5 million). The Seahawks have plenty of cap space available beyond 2019, but they also have three prominent defensive players -- Bobby Wagner, Frank Clark and Jarran Reed -- entering contract years. Wilson said he's willing to play out 2019 without a new contract if he isn't pleased with the offers, though there's little doubt the Seahawks would then hit him with a franchise tag next offseason.

April 2, 2019 1:17 PM EST

Russell Wilson: Hasn't started contract talks

Wilson and the Seahawks haven't engaged in any discussions to extend his contract beyond 2019, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Analysis: Heading into the final season of a four-year, $87.6 million extension, Wilson has a reasonable argument to break one or both of the contract records set by Matt Ryan ($94.5 million fully guaranteed) and Aaron Rodgers ($33.5 million per season) this past year. No longer buoyed by a superstar-laden defense, the 30-year-old quarterback nonetheless led Seattle to the playoffs in 2018, posting a 10-6 record in what might've been viewed as a rebuilding season. With their youth movement well under way, the Seahawks have enough cap space to give Wilson a massive contract and also add a bit more help around him. Discussions should begin soon enough, though the potential for a work stoppage in 2021 could make things a bit tricky.

February 4, 2019 11:33 AM EST

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