Russell Wilson
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By Brian Tesch, Seahawks Correspondent, Mon, Jul 28th 11:23am EDT

Offensive Coordinator Darrell Bevell says that Seattle's run first mentality wont change much, stating “I think our plan has been pretty successful, We play great defense, we take great care of the football and we run the football, and that keeps us in games and allows us to exert our will on the opponent, that physical toughness that we like to do ... That’s our style and our philosophy and we are going to continue to do that". (Source: The Seattle Times)

Fantasy Impact: However, when asked if Russell Wilson could handle an expanded role, Bevell stated “He can definitely handle it, it’s just that we don’t ask him to do it. We don’t really rely on one player to really carry anything. ... it’s just not an offense that we do to drop back 50 times a game. But can we? We absolutely could. Could he handle it? He can absolutely handle it”. Wilson has never exceeded 37 pass attempts in a game, and has gone over the 30 attempt threshold only 7 times in his career. Despite this lack of opportunities, Wilson has been a reliable low-end QB1 and stands to benefit if there is any slip in quality of the running attack or the defense. While there may not be enough passing volume to vault Wilson into un-benchable territory, there is a high probability that he will outplay his QB13 average draft position.

By Brian Tesch, Seahawks Correspondent, Sat, Jul 26th 1:24pm EDT

Doug Farrar states that a more experienced WR corps, the coaching staff's desire for a 50/50 run pass split, defensive regression, a tougher schedule, and Wilson's own development as a player, point towards an expanded role for Wilson role in 2014. (Source: SI.com)

Fantasy Impact: This can only be a good thing for Wilson's fantasy prospects, as Farrar goes as far as stating "it's easy to picture a scenario in which Wilson becomes the epicenter of Seattle's offense". A 50/50 balance of run and pass would net Wilson approximately 60 more attempts, and while he wouldn't be expected to maintain his exceptional 8.1 yards per attempt average with this added volume, the potential for a spike in fantasy production definitely exists. Wilson was 2012's 9th ranked fantasy QB on a team ranked last in pass attempts, and was 2013's 8th ranked fantasy QB on a team ranked second to last in pass attempts. A boost in volume could see Wilson dramatically exceed his current QB13 (95th overall) ADP.

The New York Times | Aug 1st
A full season with Harvin would be nice, but a run-heavy mentality on offense limits his ceiling.
Breaking Football | Jul 31st
Wilson is rock solid but it appears he's hit his ceiling in Seattle's offense as it is now constructed. It doesn't help that his top two WRs never are healthy, either.
Fantasy Team Advice | Jul 30th
Russell Wilson doesn't throw for 5000 yards, or 50 touchdowns a year, but he is a very serviceable QB2 thanks to his average of 95 rushing attempts over his first 2 seasons in the league. With a very similar offense and defense, we project nearly identical production for Wilson, as he won't be required to throw much once again in 2014
FFLockerRoom | Jul 30th
While Wilson is not a sexy name, he is one of the best at what he does and that is time management. The Seahawks have a great running attack and tough defense so Wilson will never be relied on too much to carry their team, but rather he will be expected not to lose it. That isn't exactly what you want when it comes to quarterbacks to lead your fantasy team into a championship game. He is a solid QB2 but nothing more.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Jul 21st
Wilson's upside is a bit capped with Seattle's solid ground game. 2014 is the first year that he can potentially put up over 30 TD's so you have to love his upside.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Jul 15th
In terms of fantasy value, I think Wilson is going to break out in his third year and one thing that would help him is having WR Percy Harvin for an entire season. The loss of WR Golden Tate will hurt, but if Harvin stays healthy for 16 games, it will more than make up for it. The Seahawks have one of the fastest receiving cores in the NFL.
4for4.com | Jun 27th
One of my favorite quarterbacks heading into draft season is Russell Wilson. We currently have him ranked #7 in standard formats, but he’s going in the #11 to #15 range depending on which site you're drafting at. He’s a 25 year-old, Super Bowl-winning quarterback who has finished #9 and #8 at his position in his first two seasons in the...
Lesters Legends | Jun 3rd
. Editor’s Note: . This is a guest post from Ron of FantasyFootballOverdose.Com. For more fantasy football tips and advice, visit Fantasy Football Overdose today. .   . Russell Wilson is hands down one of the best quarterbacks in the league. Last season, everyone in the America watched as he led his Seattle Seahawks team […]