Russell Wilson
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By Jordan Melchiorre, Seahawks Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 8:39am EDT

Pete Carroll described Russell Wilson as being "really in command" of the offense, following his performance against the Bears Friday night. He passed for 202 yards and 2 touchdowns, while rushing for 23 yards and another score. (Source: Bob Condotta, Seattle Times)

Fantasy Impact: Through three preseason games, Wilson has been playing at an elite level completing 76.9 percent of his passes. While still leading a run-first offense, Wilson's play thus far is superior to the other dual-threat QBs (Cam Newton, Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick) who are all being drafted at least three rounds ahead of him. Wilson offers excellent value at his current 14th round ADP, and should definitely be on your QB1 sleeper radar.

By Brian Tesch, Seahawks Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 12:32am EDT

Wilson played the first two quarters and part of the third finishing the night with 15 completions on 20 attempts or 202 yards and 2 passing TD's. On the ground Wilson 4 rushes for 23 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: WIlson looked calm in stressful situations, maneuvering around Chicago's pressure and finding his receivers down-field. Wilson hit his receivers coming out of their breaks with great velocity, and looks to be in fine form in the preseason. Currently being drafted as the 14th QB, Wilson doesn't offer elite upside due to schematic constraints, but could very easily finish in the top 7 due to improved offensive personnel and an greater understanding of Darrell Bevell's offense.

By Michael White, Seahawks Correspondent, Sat, Aug 16th 2:04am EDT

Russell Wilson finished 11-13 for 121 yds, while rushing for another 31yds and 2 scores, as he led the Seahawks to 24 pts in 4 possessions Friday night vs San Diego

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners got a glimpse of what the Seattle offense can look like with Percy Harvin on the field Friday night. Finding multiple open receivers as Harvin drew coverage from everywhere, Wilson led the offense to 255 yards on 4 possessions. Wilson finished last season as the league's #2 rushing QB, but was only able to punch it in once all year. He scored twice Friday. Having already finished as a top 10 fantasy QB in each of his first two seasons, Wilson is being drafted as the 13th QB in the 10th round this year and provides unmatched value and tremendous upside at the QB position.

By Brian Tesch, Seahawks Correspondent, Mon, Aug 11th 12:44pm EDT

Advanced metrics website Football Outsiders stated that Russell Wilson was pressured on 36.6% of his passes in 2013, trailing only Case Keenum (37.7%) (Source: Football Outsiders)

Fantasy Impact: For a point of context, Peyton Manning was only pressured on 14.4% of his passes. The Seahawks could view pressured passers as a market inefficiency, as they acquired the 3rd most pressured QB, Terelle Pryor, in the off-season. Fantasy owners and the Seahawks hope that a year of improvement and health for Russell Okung, James Carpenter, Max Unger, and JR Sweezy will provide cleaner pockets for Wilson in 2014. The club is also banking on either rookie Justin Britt or newly acquired veteran Eric Winston to seize the Right Tackle spot.

By Brian Tesch, Seahawks Correspondent, Fri, Aug 8th 1:10am EDT

Wilson was 4 of 6 through the air for 37 yards and 0 touchdowns. He gained 7 yards on the ground on 1 carry.

Fantasy Impact: Wilson played for the whole first quarter and the first series of the second quarter. His yardage numbers could have been even higher if he had connected with an open Zach Miller in the first quarter. Wilson looks like his same old productive self and is a steal at his current ADP.

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.

ProFootballTalk | Aug 29th
After leading the Seattle Seahawks to their first Super Bowl victory last February, quarterback Russell Wilson appears to have elevated him game significantly entering his third season in the NFL. Wilson – who has won more games than any quarterback in history in their first two seasons in the league – has been under center…
Yahoo! Sports | Aug 27th
I'm doing this article a little earlier than I'd like to. I'm about 60 percent of the way through my draft and auction season, and I know some of my opponents love to use my publicly-declared targets against me.  So it goes. It's part of the gig.  The names listed below are the common-share players showing up on my rosters to this point. While the fantasy season has yet to be written, th...
Fantasy Football Maniax | Aug 25th
I think Wilson is primed for a big season. The Packers were 24th against fantasy quarterbacks last season and struggle against mobile quarterbacks. I think Wilson has a fast start to the season.
RotoBaller | Aug 24th
This post originally appeared on Rotoback.   Cameron Jordan (DE, NO) - Jordan was disruptive throughout the game, getting to Locker twice while only playing one and a half quarters. Although Locker just barely eluded one of those sack attempts, it’s showing that Jordan might be able to repeat a pretty spectacular pass-rushing season. Russell Wilson (QB, SEA) […]