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Russell Wilson

Seattle Seahawks

Ht: 5.9 | Wt: 206

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Seahawks | Russell Wilson excels out of pocket

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:18:56 -0800

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has been at his best in his career when he has scrambled out of the pocket, and he's kept the ball on 17 zone-read plays in the last five weeks and has averaged 8.7 yards per carry. In the first seven games, he kept the ball 13 times out of 75 zone reads. Wilson has ran for five touchdowns on zone-read carries this year alone, which is more than in his last two seasons combined.

Fantasy Tip: Wilson ($6,000) ran seven times for 35 yards against the San Francisco 49ers on Thanksgiving night. Although San Fran's defense has been pretty vulnerable of late, they've been pretty solid against limiting opposing QBs, especially on the ground. At FantasyScore, he's mildly interesting, at best.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Zach Rodgers

Seahawks | Seattle may wait on Russell Wilson deal

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:52:21 -0800

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has shown signs of regression during his second season on the job, so the team is holding off talks about a new contract or extension. The willingness to give Wilson a new deal will depend on how far Seattle gets in the postseason.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Mike Florio

Seahawks | Russell Wilson runs wild again

Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:50:27 -0800

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 10 of his 17 pass attempts for 172 yards and two interceptions in Week 10 against the New York Giants. He also ran 14 times for 107 yards with a touchdown.

Fantasy Tip: Wilson has rushed for over 100 yards three times this season, helping to salvage his stat line after less than stellar results in the passing game. He remains a Top 10 option in FantasyScore due to his dual threat status.

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

Seahawks | Russell Wilson good without Harvin

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:58:16 -0700

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson had a total QBR of 45.3 with former WR Percy Harvin on the field this season, and a QBR of 71.0 with him on the field.

Fantasy Tip: While QBR is a homemade ESPN statistic, and not an official NFL stat, it shows that Wilson did not suffer much when Harvin was not on the field, and in fact he flourished. He remains a top-10 fantasy option at his position.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Seahawks | Russell Wilson sets record

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 20:55:24 -0700

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson set a Monday Night Football record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 122 Monday, Oct. 6. He also scored a touchdown rushing and threw for 201 yards and two scores.

Fantasy Tip: Although Seattle is often happy to play it conservatively and pound the ball with Marshawn Lynch, Wilson showed the type of damage he can do when he is given the reins of the offense. He may not be the steadiest player at the position from a fantasy standpoint, but he offers a lot of upside.

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Seahawks | Russell Wilson impressed with WR speed

Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:51:09 -0700

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is impressed with the speed of the team's receiving corps, especially thanks to the addition of WR Paul Richardson, who the team drafted this year. "Yeah, our receivers right now are as fast as it gets. You've got Percy Harvin, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse is extremely fast too. Then you add Paul Richardson who you saw today went for that deep, deep ball that I threw to him. He's looking exceptional as well. So I think our receiver group is probably one of the faster in the league right now, based on who we have."

Fantasy Tip: Don't be fooled now that Seattle has more wideout depth in 2014; the Seahawks remain a run-first squad. Richardson will have to battle for playing time behind Percy Harvin and Doug Baldwin, and he probably won't have a significant enough role to be worth a draft pick this fall.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Todd Dybas

Vikings | May go with shorter QB

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:12:10 -0800

The success of Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has the Minnesota Vikings thinking a shorter quarterback may be an option for them. The Vikings have talked to Johnny Manziel, who is 5-foot-11, but other short options are out there like 6-foot QB Connor Shaw and 6-1 QB David Fales.

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Seahawks | Russell Wilson to play baseball in spring

Mon, 03 Feb 2014 19:36:16 -0800

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson plans to attend spring training with the Texas Rangers, according to his agent. He was selected in that sport's Rule 5 draft in December.

Fantasy Tip: Seattle fans and fantasy owners likely need not worry about Wilson ditching football for baseball, obviously. It's interesting that he will work with the team and hasn't given up his baseball completely, though.

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NFL | Record age differential in Super Bowl QBs

Sat, 01 Feb 2014 20:39:33 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning is 12 years, 250 days older than Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson. That is the largest age difference between starting quarterbacks in Super Bowl history.

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Colts | Andrew Luck added to Pro Bowl

Sun, 19 Jan 2014 20:04:07 -0800

Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck will play in the 2014 Pro Bowl in place of Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson.

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