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Russell Wilson

Seattle Seahawks

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Seahawks | Russell Wilson under a lot of duress

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 13:22:06 -0700

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was under plenty of duress in the win over the Detroit Lions in Week 4 Monday, Oct. 5, and he was sacked six times in the game for the second time this season. Wilson has already been sacked 18 times this year, which is tied for the most in the NFL. He also lost two fumbles as a result Monday, and Wilson has turned the ball over nine times in his last six games. Head coach Pete Carroll said the offensive line is a "work in progress."

Fantasy Tip: Wilson ($7,800, 15.6% of cap) made some amazing plays to keep plays alive and avoid sacks Monday night and is firmly in the QB1 picture for fantasy owners this season. However, if the offensive line continues to struggle, Wilson could be on the run even more. The fact that the running game has been disappointing and Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) is injured might make it tough for Wilson to deliver on his FantasyScore price point against solid defenses moving forward.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Seattle Times - Larry Stone

Seahawks | Russell Wilson has so-so night

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 22:20:56 -0700

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 20 of his 26 pass attempts for 287 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 4 game against the Detroit Lions Monday, Oct. 5. He also ran 10 times for 40 yards and lost a pair of fumbles.

Fantasy Tip: Wilson ($7,800, 15.6% of cap) and the Seahawks hit the road to play the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 5. It's a good, but not great matchup for Wilson against a middle-of-the-road passing defense. FantasyScore players can likely spend their money better elsewhere.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Seahawks | Russell Wilson more accurate

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:35:13 -0700

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has the eighth-highest completion percentage among qualified quarterbacks at 70% entering the Week 4 game against the Detroit Lions Monday, Oct. 5, which is seven percentage points above his career average. Wilson has been throwing shorter on average than ever before, and his average pass distance has dropped from 9.1 yards in his rookie season in 2012 to just 6.4 this year. That ranks him 30th in the NFL. He has just eight off-target passes this year in 101 pass attempts, too, which is lowest in the league. Wilson's completion percentage on passes 10 yards or fewer from the line of scrimmage is up from 69% to 71% this year, but he is showing the most improvement on intermediate passes; he's tied with New England Patriots QB Tom Brady for the highest completion percentage on passes 11-20 yards in the air at 81%. Wilson has only tried six passes 20 yards or more downfield this year, which is tied for 30th in the league.

Fantasy Tip: The Seahawks continue to be more of a run-first team, even with Marshawn Lynch banged up to begin the year. Wilson's improvement in accuracy can be attributed to Seattle's lack of a true deep threat but also his maturity as a quarterback overall. He has become a legitimate No. 1 fantasy QB this year and will be a strong option on FantasyScore against a weak Lions secondary Monday night.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN Stats and Information - Marty Callinan

Seahawks | Russell Wilson encouraged to run

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 10:27:32 -0700

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was encouraged to use his legs in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers, and he ran 10 times for 78 yards on designed plays, reads and scrambles. RB Marshawn Lynch has yet to get going, so the Seahawks will continue to count on Wilson's scrambling abilities.

Fantasy Tip: It's yet another reason why fantasy owners were comfortable taking Wilson ($7,800, 15.6% of cap) as their starting quarterback this year. After a slow start for Seattle, they should be able to break out against the Chicago Bears in Week 3, making Wilson a fine pick on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Sheil Kapadia

Seahawks | Russell Wilson has mediocre night

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 22:45:21 -0700

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 19 of his 30 pass attempts for 206 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Week 2 game against the Green Bay Packers. He also ran 10 times for a team-high 78 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Wilson ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) did not come close to earning his FantasyScore salary. He should post huge numbers in Week 3 against the Chicago Bears, a team which has been torn apart in Week 1 by Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers and in Week 2 by Arizona Cardinals' Carson Palmer.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Seahawks | Seattle could play faster

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 11:45:21 -0700

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and the rest of the offense could move more quickly from now on after achieving success with their no-huddle offense in Week 1. Wilson said the no-huddle offense was able to put pressure on the St. Louis Rams' defense. Wilson added that it's something Seattle should continue to do if they're struggling. Notably, the Seahawks were the second-slowest offense last year, running a play every 29.38 seconds. Wilson said he'd also like to get the ball out of his hands quicker.

Fantasy Tip: The Seahawks did seem to play better when they played faster. It would make sense for them to implement that more into their offense if they see more success with it. Wilson played well despite Seattle losing. He's still an every-week starter.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Sheil Kapadia

Seahawks | Russell Wilson strong vs. STL

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 20:13:51 -0700

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will start against the St. Louis Rams in Week 1. He passed for 552 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in two games against the Rams in 2014, and he ran 13 times for 113 yards and a score.

Fantasy Tip: Wilson ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) is an expensive FantasyScore play on the road against an improving defense in St. Louis. Still, he is a rare dual-threat QB in the NFL, and he could still pile up a decent stat line despite the opponent.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

Seahawks | Russell Wilson not worried about offense

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:41:53 -0700

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is not worried that the starting offense has not scored a touchdown in the preseason, because they performed well during practice. "We're not far away," Wilson said. "We've had some unbelievable practices. We go against one of the best defenses in the National Football League every day. Our offense is really clicking in practice; we just haven't translated it quite yet in terms of finishing the drive on game day, but we will. I completely believe that. I believe that because of how we practice. I believe that because we show it in practice every day."

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners would like to see better results from the offense during the preseason but it should not be a big deal. Wilson could be considered a No. 1 quarterback most weeks because of his ability to produce with his arm and his legs. Marshawn Lynch is one of the better running backs in fantasy and should be selected in one of the first two rounds of drafts. Jimmy Graham will help the team's passing game and should be one of the first tight ends selected in drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Brady Henderson

Seahawks | Jimmy Graham showing chemistry

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 21:47:51 -0700

Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham caught three passes from QB Russell Wilson for 39 yards in a preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs Friday, Aug. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Graham's numbers are likely to decline in Seattle, but he could still be the best fantasy tight end not named Rob Gronkowski. He should still be considered a high-end TE1 with his new team.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 710 ESPN Seattle - Brady Henderson

Seahawks | Russell Wilson contract details

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:40:08 -0700

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson's four-year extension breaks down as base salaries of $700,000 in 2015, $12.34 million in 2016, $12.6 million in 2017, $15.5 million in 2018 and $17 million in 2019. He received $31 million in signing bonus money.

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