Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
QB - #4 41.47 SEA Active 3 years 26 5'11 206 @DangeRussWilson

2015 Outlook: Stud (low risk)

Last updated on Jul-30-2015 by Shawn Childs

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After three years in the NFL, Wilson has a 36-12 record with one Super Bowl win and one memorable Super Bowl-losing mistake. His completion rate has been no worse than 63.1 percent in any season despite his subpar receiving talent. Last season, Russell set career highs in completions (285), passing attempts (452), passing yards (3,475), rushing attempts (72) and rushing yards (724). His only area of weakness was his decline in passing TDs, from 26 to 20 over the past two years. It was amazing to see how many times Wilson was able to get easy yards as a runner (10.1 yards per carry). He finished with three 100-yard rushing efforts and six rushing TDs. Russell passed for at least 300 yards twice and finished with fewer than 200 yards seven times. His value in the run game led to him finishing as the No. 6 QB in Fantasy Football World Championships scoring. Jimmy Graham will undoubtedly help, but the WR corps is still well below league average. Wilson's pass attempts per game (28.3) ranked 19.2 percent below the league average of 34.9. The Seahawks' offense is built around its power run game. This limits Russell's opportunity in the passing game, but he could set a career high in touchdowns thanks to Graham. I'm predicting 3,700 passing yards yards and 28 passing scores. Wilson can't help but run for at least 600 yards with another handful of TDs. I expect him to be a top-five Fantasy QB this season.

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson

Latest Update

Jul-31-15 Seahawks QB Russell Wilson inks a four-year extension

The Seahawks have finally signed their Super Bowl winning quarterback to a new deal. He signed a four-year, $87.6 million extension. The contract includes $60 million guaranteed. Yet another contract gets done right before a deadline. Wilson had stated that he would cut off negotiations once training camp opened up.

Fantasy Analysis:

This deal was inevitable. The Seahawks were never going to let the quarterback that led them to back-to-back Super Bowls just walk. Say what you will about Wilson, whether you believe he's elite or mediocre with a great supporting cast, the Seahawks aren't in the Super Bowl with Matt Flynn under center. From a fantasy standpoint, Wilson is a top-five QB this season. His ability to run combined with the addition of Jimmy Graham makes him a very valuable asset. His current ADP has him being drafted as the QB3.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

7/31 - Seahawks QB Russell Wilson inks a four-year extension
7/25 - Report: Seahawks offered QB Russell Wilson a deal worth close to $21 million annually
7/22 - In a poll of 35 league insiders only 11 of them believe Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is a top-tier QB
7/14 - Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham to be a major red-zone threat in Seattle
7/6 - Seahawks QB Russell Wilson continues to talk baseball

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
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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