Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks
|QB - #11||93.08||SEA||Active||3 years||25||5'11||206||@DangeRussWilson|
2014 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Jul-12-2014 by Brad Kruse
Russell Wilson enters his third year in 2014. He scored 323 fantasy points in each of his first two seasons. In those years, Seattle has run the ball more than they've thrown the ball. In part, this is because Wilson is also an effective scrambler in his own right. In 2012, Seattle threw the ball 43-percent of the time and in 2013 they threw the ball 46-percent of the time. Part of this is just part of strategy and minimizing risk, but as Wilson grows into the position, he will throw the ball more.
With a healthy Percy Harvin ready for Week 1, Seattle will be able to do more with their passing opportunities as well since he is by far the best receiver the team has had in years. Look for Seattle to be a little more balanced this year. Perhaps a 50-50 split could be coming or closer to it. In his short career, Wilson has proven himself to be accurate (63.5-percent completion rate) and effective (eight yards per attempt). His TD rate (6.5-percent) has also been noteworthy. He could cut down on his interceptions, but with more volume, his already QB1 fantasy point totals could elevate him to push into the Top 6 fantasy QBs in the league.
According to Jay Glazer via twitter, the Seattle Seahawks have traded Percy Harvin to the New York Jets for a conditional draft pick(s). The sixth-year receiver has 225 total yards from scrimmage and only one touchdown on the season so far.Fantasy Analysis:
Even with the addition of Eric Decker in the offseason, the Jets currently rank 30th in passing offense so far this season. The Jets clearly wanted to add a dynamic playmaker to their roster and have done so with Percy Harvin. The question is, if Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense couldn't get Harvin going, how can Geno Smith fare any better?
Harvin's numbers would be significantly better had several touchdowns not been called back, and he should still be in your starting lineup (not this week since the Jets have already played). Considering his ability to break out from the run game as well as the pass, Harvin can still be an every-week flex player with upside.
While Geno Smith remains a QB2 on your roster, his additional weapon should definitely put him on your radar.
Seattle wide receiver Jermaine Kearse could see a big increase in targets with Harvin gone, Doug Baldwin should also benefit.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors10/17 - Breaking: Seahawks trade WR Percy Harvin to Jets
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|10.10||FFToolbox - Slow and steady wins the race. Wilson is pretty much a lock to finish among the ten-best QBs.|
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