Russell Wilson news, rumors and stats

 

Russell Wilson

Seattle Seahawks
Quarterback

Ht: 5.9 | Wt: 206

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YearTmGPass CompPass AttComp PctPass YdsPass TDPass IntRushRush YdsRush TDFum Lost
2012SEA1625239364.12311826109448943
2013SEA1625740763.1433572699653915
Average:25540064323826109551434
Total:50980063.6364755219190102858

Seahawks | Russell Wilson working with receivers

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 11:02:04 -0700

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and WRs Tyler Lockett and Paul Richardson have been working out together at the University of Southern California.

Fantasy Tip: It's always encouraging when quarterbacks and wide receivers work together during the offseason. Lockett definitely has more upside than Richardson and is one of the more promising young deep threats in the NFL. Doug Baldwin, Lockett and Jermain Kearse figure to be Seattle's top three wide receivers. It's safer to stay away from Richardson for now.

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NFL | Seahawks the youngest NFL team

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 15:41:24 -0800

The Seattle Seahawks and QB Russell Wilson qualify as the youngest team in the NFL entering the 2016 season with an average age of 23.53. The Los Angeles Rams (23.96), Green Bay Packers (24.13), Miami Dolphins (24.39) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (24.51) make up the rest of the top five.

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Seahawks | Seattle wants to protect Russell Wilson

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 15:22:13 -0800

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson could lose impending free-agent OT Russell Okung and OG J.R. Sweezy in free agency, but Seattle's offseason focus will still be protecting their starting quarterback.

"I think that's a real area of focus again, so we'll be talking about it," head coach Pete Carroll said. "We've got a couple unrestricted guys [on the offensive line]. We're going to have to deal with how that works out. It's a really important area for us, of course."

Fantasy Tip: Ideally the Seahawks will re-sign both Okung and Sweezy, but that could be too tall of a task. Don't be surprised if the Seahawks draft and/or sign an offensive lineman, especially if they lose both Okung and Sweezy. Wilson was under pressure throughout the 2015 season without much time to throw without running. Nevertheless, Wilson should be viewed as a top-five fantasy quarterback in 2016.

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Seahawks | Russell Wilson the Pro Bowl MVP

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 09:32:21 -0800

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson threw three first-half touchdowns in a winning effort for Team Irvin in the Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 31, to earn offensive Most Valuable Player honors. Wilson went 8-for-12 for 164 yards in the game.

Fantasy Tip: Wilson elevated his game to a new level in 2015, and he'll no longer be known as strictly a game manager that can make things happen with his legs. Wilson is a legitimate QB1 for fantasy drafts this fall.

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Seahawks | Russell Wilson to study in offseason

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:36:58 -0800

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, who led the league in passer rating (110.1) and set career highs in completion percentage (68.1%) and yards per attempt (8.3), will study defenses more this offseason, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Wilson tossed 24 touchdowns to just one interception in the final seven games of the regular season in 2015. Wilson improved against the blitz this year, too, with a 137.0 passer rating against five rushers or more in the final seven games.

"I think the first step is the knowledge," Wilson said Monday. "You want to continue to grow intellectually and master that part of it. Continue to work on that craft. I think that when you really mentally grasp the game of football, the game really, really slows down. And that's what was able to happen this year especially."

Fantasy Tip: Wilson went over 4,000 passing yards for the first time in his career as the Seahawks were forced to air it out after Marshawn Lynch went down. As a result Wilson soared to a new level, and his fantasy ceiling will be higher than ever as a legitimate QB1 in 2016.

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Seahawks | Russell Wilson has an eventful game

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 14:34:24 -0800

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson went 31-for-48 for 366 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in the divisional round playoff game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Jan. 17. He also rushed for 32 yards on three carries during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Wilson had a fantastic second half of the season and three at least two touchdowns in eight of his last nine games. Wilson will be a No. 1 quarterback in all leagues next season and could be an early-round option in some leagues.

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NFL | Russell Wilson has Cam Newton's number

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:06:52 -0800

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has a career record of 4-1 against Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton, including the playoffs. Newton and the Panthers beat Wilson and the Seahawks in Week 6 of this season, however. That was the first time Newton beat a Wilson-led Seattle squad. In those five games, Wilson has thrown seven touchdowns and three interceptions compared to Newton's four touchdowns and five interceptions. Wilson and Newton were also two of the hottest quarterbacks at the end of the season. From Week 11 to 17 Wilson threw 24 touchdowns and one interception while Newton tossed 20 scores and one interception.

Fantasy Tip: This matchup provides two of the best fantasy quarterbacks from the 2015 season. What's more intriguing about Wilson ($8,700, 17.4% of cap) and Newton ($9,000, 18.0%) facing each other is that they are two of the best running quarterbacks in football. Their respective defensive units are two of the most elite defenses in the NFL, too, so Wilson and Newton may not find as much success as they did towards the end of the season.

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Seahawks | Russell Wilson has good record vs. CAR

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:03:26 -0800

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson holds a 3-1 record against the Carolina Panthers in his career. That one loss, however, came in Week 6 of this season.

Fantasy Tip: The wins are really all that matter for Wilson ($8,900, 17.8% of cap), but he has thrown four touchdowns and three interceptions in those four games. He did have a nice outing against them this year, though, throwing for 241 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions, and running for another 53 yards. Wilson faces a tough test in the Panthers, but he shouldn't be ruled out as your starting FantasyScore quarterback.

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Seahawks | Russell Wilson has decent outing

Sun, 10 Jan 2016 14:30:24 -0800

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson went 13-for-26 for 142 yards, one touchdown and one interception during the wild-card playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings. He also rushed for 21 yards on five carries during the game.

Fantasy Tip: The Seahawks offense did not produce much but Wilson posted decent numbers during the game. Wilson will face the Carolina Panthers in the next round but could be a decent option on FantasyScore even though the Panthers have a terrific defense.

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Seahawks | Russell Wilson won't use gloves

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 10:16:26 -0800

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson doesn't plan to use a glove on his throwing hand for the wild-card game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Jan. 10, where the temperature calls for a high of 4 degrees. He will instead have hand warmers in his waist pocket to heat him up between plays. Wilson also thinks the size of his hands (10 1/4 inches) will help.

Wilson has one game outdoor in below-freezing temperatures, a 24-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last year when he was 20-for-32 for 178 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran eight times for 71 yards.

Fantasy Tip: It's understandable to be hesitant to use Wilson ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) at such a high price on FantasyScore in a game that will feature freezing temperatures. Wilson is used to playing in cold weather for the most part, though, so the cold weather shouldn't be a huge factor in his performance either way.

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