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Quarterback, Seattle Seahawks

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Draft: 2012 Round 3 (12)
College: Wisconsin
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 206 DOB: 1988-11-29 Age: 31
QB Rank Tier ADP-12
#12 2 8.01

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2012 SEA 16 252 393 64.1 3,118 26 10 94 489 5.2 4 332.8 20.8
2013 SEA 16 257 407 63.1 3,357 26 9 96 539 5.6 1 331.8 20.7
2014 SEA 16 285 452 63.1 3,475 20 7 118 849 7.2 6 374.7 23.4
2015 SEA 16 329 483 68.1 4,022 34 8 103 554 5.4 1 398.5 24.9
2016 SEA 16 353 546 64.7 4,219 21 11 72 259 3.6 1 326.9 20.4
2017 SEA 16 339 553 61.3 3,983 34 11 95 586 6.2 3 411.8 25.7
2018 SEA 16 280 427 65.6 3,448 35 7 67 376 5.6 0 350.0 21.9
2019 SEA 12 258 383 67.4 3,177 26 4 57 284 5.0 3 309.3 25.8
2019 (Projected) SEA   302 471 64.1 3,628 26 9 77 401 5.2 2 337.5  

2019 Outlook
Depth Chart
Russell Wilson's 2018 season is an extremely interesting one because he certainly disappointed based on his average draft position, but it's hard to argue that he was actually a disappointment as a player. Wilson threw a career-high 35 touchdowns with only seven interceptions, the best ratio of his career. That type of efficiency is simply extraordinary, but the offense as a whole is a major concern right now.

Wilson is dealing with an archaic system coached by offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, where passing the ball simply seems to be an afterthought. Wilson has historically thrown the ball less often than almost any quarterback since he entered the league in 2012, but he threw the ball 126 fewer times in 2018 than he did in 2017, when he threw a career-high 553 times. That's nearly eight fewer attempts per game for an entire season. When you consider that Wilson averaged 8.1 yards per attempt this past season, Schottenheimer essentially left almost 64 passing yards per game on the table by not letting Wilson throw the ball as often as he did the year prior.

To put those numbers into perspective even further, Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger led the league with 675 pass attempts in 2018. That means he averaged 15.5 more attempts per game than Wilson did. Even with Roethlisberger being significantly less effective with those pass attempts on a per-attempt than Wilson was, Roethlisberger still outscored Wilson by a wide margin on the season. Wilson is almost certainly a better passer than Roethlisberger is at this point in his career, but the offenses they're playing in are artificially boosting Roethlisberger while artificially suppressing Wilson.

To make matters worse for 2019, Wilson will be without his favorite target, wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who retired this offseason. Tyler Lockett finally broke out, which gives us some hope that Wilson will have a reliable target out wide, but it's a very unproven depth chart. Seahawks did add receivers in the draft, including the physical specimen that is D.K. Metcalf as well as fourth-rounder Gary Jennings and even took a flier on seventh-rounder John Ursua, but the tight end position is still essentially a ghost town and the backfield isn't likely to contribute much in the passing game.

It's also worth considering that Wilson had another down year running the ball in 2018, which also limited his fantasy production. He ran the ball the fewest number of times (67) and produced the second-fewest rushing yards (376), but he also failed to get into the end zone as a runner for the first time in his career. While it's true that Wilson is still adding between two to three points per week on average as a runner, he's really taken a step back on the ground over the past three seasons as, perhaps as a product of scheme more so than anything. With the likes of Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen, Cam Newton and now Kyler Murray in the league, it'd be difficult to consider Wilson a top-tier rushing quarterback anymore. There's still some value in his legs, but it's more of an afterthought than we'd like.

The biggest concern with Wilson isn't that he's not effective as a passer, but rather that the team just doesn't trust him - or that they remain clueless as to how to run a productive NFL offense in 2019. Running the ball is certainly less risky and puts less pressure on a defense, but with a quarterback as talented as Wilson, you'd think that the team would be itching to throw the ball as much as possible. Wilson could and probably will see an uptick in pass attempts this season, but we also have to assume that his efficiency will dip a bit, considering that he threw a touchdown on 8.2 percent of his passes in 2018, whereas his career average is just 6.0 percent of his passes. If he regressed to his mean in that category, Wilson's touchdowns would have dropped from 35 scores to just 25 in 2018. That's a gigantic drop off in fantasy points and one that we should be aware of.

Thankfully Wilson's draft day cost has dropped off a bit this season as fantasy owners become more savvy and begin to understand that the Seattle offense just isn't built for him to succeed statistically, but he's still being selected inside the top 10 at the position. It's hard to envision a scenario where Wilson finishes lower than the top-half of the league in scoring at quarterback, but the upside just isn't there given the offensive system and his drop off in rushing production. He's a safe, but not-so-exciting pick at his current ADP.

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QB1QB1 Russell Wilson
QB2QB2 Geno Smith
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2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 CIN W 21-20 14 20 70.0 195 2 0 4 8 2.0 0 18.6
2 at PIT W 28-26 29 35 82.9 300 3 0 6 22 3.7 0 29.2
3 NO L 27-33 32 50 64.0 406 2 0 7 51 7.3 2 45.4
4 at ARI W 27-10 22 28 78.6 240 1 0 2 7 3.5 0 16.7
5 LAR W 30-29 17 23 73.9 268 4 0 8 32 4.0 0 32.6
6 at CLE W 32-28 23 33 69.7 295 2 0 9 31 3.4 1 31.9
7 BAL L 16-30 20 41 48.8 241 1 1 3 27 9.0 0 18.8
8 at ATL W 27-20 14 20 70.0 182 2 0 4 4 1.0 0 17.5
9 TB W 40-34 29 43 67.4 378 5 0 1 21 21.0 0 41.0
10 at SF W 27-24 24 34 70.6 232 1 1 6 53 8.8 0 20.9
12 at PHI W 17-9 13 25 52.0 200 1 1 3 15 5.0 0 15.5
13 MIN W 37-30 21 31 67.7 240 2 1 4 13 3.3 0 21.3

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at DEN L 24-27 19 33 57.6 298 3 2 2 5 2.5 0 27.4
2 at CHI L 17-24 22 36 61.1 226 2 1 3 17 5.7 0 21.0
3 DAL W 24-13 16 26 61.5 192 2 0 2 -1 -0.5 0 17.5
4 at ARI W 20-17 19 26 73.1 172 0 0 4 21 5.3 0 10.7
5 LAR L 31-33 13 21 61.9 198 3 0 0 0 - 0 21.9
6 at OAK W 27-3 17 23 73.9 222 3 1 6 20 3.3 0 25.1
8 at DET W 28-14 14 17 82.4 248 3 0 2 15 7.5 0 25.9
9 LAC L 17-25 26 39 66.7 235 2 1 5 41 8.2 0 23.9
10 at LAR L 31-36 17 26 65.4 176 3 0 9 92 10.2 0 30.0
11 GB W 27-24 21 31 67.7 225 2 0 5 17 3.4 0 21.0
12 at CAR W 30-27 22 31 71.0 339 2 0 3 4 1.3 0 25.4
13 SF W 43-16 11 17 64.7 185 4 0 4 14 3.5 0 26.7
14 MIN W 21-7 10 20 50.0 72 0 1 7 61 8.7 0 9.7
15 at SF L 23-26 23 31 74.2 237 2 0 5 15 3.0 0 21.4
16 KC W 38-31 18 29 62.1 271 3 0 8 57 7.1 0 31.3
17 ARI W 27-24 12 21 57.1 152 1 1 2 -2 -1.0 0 11.4
WC at DAL L 22-24 18 27 66.7 233 1 0 3 14 4.7 1 23.1
WC = Wild-Card

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at GB L 9-17 14 27 51.9 158 0 0 2 40 20.0 0 11.9
2 SF W 12-9 23 39 59.0 198 1 0 12 34 2.8 0 17.3
3 at TEN L 27-33 29 49 59.2 373 4 0 7 26 3.7 0 37.3
4 IND W 46-18 21 26 80.8 295 2 2 4 38 9.5 1 32.6
5 at LAR W 16-10 24 37 64.9 198 1 1 5 16 3.2 0 15.5
7 at NYG W 24-7 27 39 69.2 334 3 0 2 10 5.0 0 29.7
8 HOU W 41-38 26 41 63.4 452 4 1 4 30 7.5 0 41.6
9 WAS L 14-17 24 45 53.3 297 2 2 10 77 7.7 0 30.6
10 at ARI W 22-16 22 32 68.8 238 2 0 5 19 3.8 0 21.8
11 ATL L 31-34 26 42 61.9 258 2 1 7 86 12.3 1 35.5
12 at SF W 24-13 20 34 58.8 228 2 1 7 25 3.6 1 27.9
13 PHI W 24-10 20 31 64.5 227 3 0 6 31 5.2 0 26.5
14 at JAC L 24-30 17 31 54.8 271 3 3 5 50 10.0 0 30.6
15 LAR L 7-42 14 30 46.7 142 1 0 5 39 7.8 0 15.0
16 at DAL W 21-12 14 21 66.7 93 2 0 9 29 3.2 0 15.6
17 ARI L 24-26 18 29 62.1 221 2 0 5 36 7.2 0 22.7

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