Russell Wilson QB SEA 5 Days
Wilson completed 23-of-36 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing seven times for 106 yards and another score during Sunday's 28-26 loss to the Rams.
With plenty of talk about how the Seahawks would respond after wideout Percy Harvin was traded to the Jets earlier this week, Wilson put on a show, setting a season-high with his 313 passing yards, a large chunk of which went to Doug Baldwin, who caught seven of 11 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown. He has remarkably rushing for over 100 yards in two of the last three games, while scoring one rushing touchdown in each of those contests. While he may not usually do a lot with his arm, Wilson continues to show that he can do some serious damage while rushing the ball, something he'll likely continue doing in Week 8 against a Panthers defense that is allowing over 140 rushing yards per game this season, tied for the fifth-worst mark in the league.
Russell Wilson QB SEA 12 Days
Wilson did not have his best game in Sunday's loss to Dallas, completing 14-of-28 passes for only 126 yards with an interception. He did score on a nine-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
The Cowboys controlled the clock, and Wilson struggled to get much going when Seattle did have the ball. It was the first time this season that he failed to throw multiple touchdowns in a game, as Dallas' underrated defense kept him in check. He'll attempt to get back on track against the Rams on the road in Week 7.
Russell Wilson QB SEA 18 Days3 Comments
Wilson completed 18-of-24 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns, adding 11 carries for 122 yards and another touchdown, in Monday's 27-17 win over the Redskins.
Wilson had one of the finest games of his young career, due in large part to his ability to avoid pressure. He piled up rushing yards from the start, using a mixture of option bootlegs, traditional read-option plays, and scrambles from designed passes. He also made some nice throws after escaping the pass rush, notably finding Marshawn Lynch for a game-icing 30-yard gain late in the fourth quarter. In addition to the fantastic numbers he produced, Wilson had two touchdown passes to Percy Harvin nullified by penalties, though one of the two drives later ended with a scoring throw to Lynch. The only thing that slowed down the Seattle offense was a steady stream of penalties on the offensive line, which often resorted to holding against a tough Washington pass rush. The Seattle line has looked mediocre this season, but with the offense still thriving, Wilson is on track for his best statistical campaign. He's thrown for 190-plus yards and a pair of touchdowns in each contest, and is now averaging 52.3 rushing yards per game. Next week brings a favorable home matchup against the Cowboys.
Russell Wilson QB SEA 1 Month
Wilson completed 24-of-34 passes for 258 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's exciting overtime win against Denver. He also ran for 40 yards, and caught a 17-yard pass.
Wilson made a number of clutch plays, including a couple of crafty runs in overtime, setting up Marshawn Lynch's six-yard plunge to win the game. Wilson and Percy Harvin really haven't connected yet, but the smooth quarterback has been a consistent fantasy performer through three weeks, tossing a pair of scores in each game.
Russell Wilson QB SEA 1 Month
Wilson completed 17-of-25 passes for 202 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's 30-21 loss at San Diego. He added two carries for 18 yards.
Wilson didn't play that badly, but Seattle barely had the ball, possessing it for just 18 minutes. Surprisingly, he targeted Percy Harvin just one time, instead going to Jermaine Kearse and Doug Baldwin. Expect Wilson to put up bigger numbers next week at home against Denver.
Russell Wilson QB SEA 2 Months2 Comments
Wilson completed 19-of-28 passes for 191 yards and two touchdown in Thursday's season-opening 36-16 win over the Packers. He added 29 yards on seven carries.
Wilson had four carries for 32 yards before taking a trio of knees to end the game. His first performance of the season was a strong one, though the limited volume -- a consistent issue in his young career -- prevented Wilson from putting together a huge fantasy day. Perhaps more encouraging for Wilson's owners than the quarterback's own strong stat line, Percy Harvin looked healthy and explosive, catching all seven of his targets for 59 yards, with another 41 yards on four carries. Meanwhile, the Seattle offensive line, an issue for much of last season, had an excellent night.
Russell Wilson QB SEA 2 Months
Wilson has connected on 30-of-39 passes for 360 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing nine times for 61 yards and three more scores during the Seahawks' three preseason games thus far.
Wilson and the Seahawks have shown no signs of a Super Bowl hangover through the preseason to date. The third-year quarterback has been a potent passer and runner, accounting for 12 yards per completion and five total touchdowns. Despite playing in Seattle's run-heavy offense, Wilson has blossomed into a steady QB1 option and could improve further if his passing volume is increased in Year 3.
Russell Wilson QB SEA 3 Months
Wilson completed 4-of-6 passes for 37 yards in Thursday's preseason opener against the Broncos.
Wilson added seven yards on one carry, and he led the Seahawks to seven points on two drives. With Percy Harvin healthy and the Seahawks' offensive line unlikely to suffer the slew of injuries it had last season, Wilson seems to have a bit more talent around him than he did last year. Of course, the Seahawks still figure to feature a run-heavy offense, and the defense will likely turn a few fourth quarters into little more than clock-killing contests. Wilson also has to deal with six games against NFC West defenses, all three of which he struggled against from a fantasy perspective in at least one of the two games last season. As you might expect, he looked perfectly fine in Thursday's game, although Seattle's pass protection was shaky.
Russell Wilson QB SEA 5 Months2 Comments
Coach Pete Carroll confirmed the Seahawks will remain committed to running the football heavily going forward.
The Seahawks have ranked 32nd and 31st in the NFL in pass attempts through Russell Wilson's first two seasons, limiting his yearly fantasy ceiling. "We want to run the football whenever we want to," said Carroll. "We are an absolutely committed running football team." Wilson could flirt with top-five quarterback numbers if Seattle's defense or running game took a step back, but we wouldn't anticipate either. He's a low-end QB1 in 2014 re-draft leagues.
Russell Wilson QB SEA 5 Months
ESPN's Adam Schefter hears Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck will earn $24-$25 million annually when they sign new contracts next year.
Colin Kaepernick's new deal is worth up to $21 million a year, but the details revealed a very team-friendly structure. The Niners will be able to cut him at any point if they're not happy with his performance. The agents for Wilson and Luck will have more leverage, and should therefore be able to negotiate more guarantees into the contracts. The $24-$25 million per year will actually be paid out and set a new record. Aaron Rodgers' $22 million average annual salary currently leads the league, followed by Matt Ryan ($20.7M), Joe Flacco ($20.1M), Drew Brees ($20M) and Peyton Manning ($19.2M).