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  Russell Wilson
QB - SEA
Russell Wilson
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 7# 8-
Best Rank# 3# 3-
Worst Rank# 16# 21-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total298.4282.6-
Avg Game18.720.2-
Avg Projection286.1301.1-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank1612-
    
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  Russell Wilson
QB - SEA
Russell Wilson
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. CIN vs. LAR
Week 2 at PIT vs. TB
Week 3 vs. NO at ARI
Week 4 at ARI at HOU
Week 5 vs. LAR vs. JAC
Week 6 at CLE at TB
Week 7 vs. BALBYE WEEK
Week 8 at ATL at SF
Week 9 vs. TB vs. TEN
Week 10 at SF at GB
Week 11BYE WEEK vs. ATL
Week 12 at PHI at NO
Week 13 vs. MIN vs. WAS
Week 14 at LAR at ATL
Week 15 at CAR vs. SEA
Week 16 vs. ARI at IND
Week 17 vs. SF vs. NO
  Russell Wilson
QB - SEA
Russell Wilson
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Passing
   
Pass Att453.0513.5
Pass Cmp292.1336.6
Pass Yards3,565.23,776.0
Pass TDs28.225.0
Ints9.513.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts73.9113.1
Rush Yards394.5543.6
Rush TDs2.44.4
   
Misc
   
Fumbles2.11.7
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points286.1301.1
   
  Russell Wilson
QB - SEA
Russell Wilson
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
2018 Points 
Week 120.418.2
Week 214.727.6
Week 315.629.6
Week 49.0
Week 519.916.4
Week 620.923.3
Week 725.7
Week 823.428.0
Week 919.521.2
Week 1026.214.7
Week 1117.624.5
Week 1222.022.5
Week 1324.815.3
Week 149.010.9
Week 1519.04.7
Week 1628.5
Week 177.9
  Russell Wilson
QB - SEA
Russell Wilson
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Expert 
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
I will not be drafting Russell Wilson this season. The Seahawks have scripted far fewer QB runs than they did earlier in his career, and they've implemented a run first approach to the offense. Last season Wilson had an 8.2% TD rate, which was significantly above his career average, and is significantly higher than any QB can sustain. Even Peyton Manning had a career 5.7% TD rate, and had just two seasons in his career above 6.5%. Wilson is GOING TO SEE REGRESSION with his TD rate, and since there's no reason to expect his volume to increase, there's no reason we should be targeting him in drafts. He's being taken as the QB 8 right now. In the season I just talked about being hyperly efficient...he was the QB 9.Cam Newton is a great pick if you want to take a QB early. I typically wait on QB, but Newton is one that I'm OK spending a mid round pick on. Newton had his best season by a mile in terms of completion percentage last season, beating his next best season by over 6%. The reasoning for that makes perfect sense too. The Panthers have built their offense to thrive on the short passing game. McCaffrey is one of the best receiving backs in the NFL, and the combination of Samuels and Moore gives Newton two receivers that can make plays after the catch. This allowed Newton to finish with the second most yards per game in his career...even with the 32nd deepest ADOT. What you also get with Newton is the rushing floor. He's going to be around 500-600 rushing yards with 5-6 rushing TD's. That's a really secure floor, and also gives him massive weekly upside. I expect Newton to have one of the best seasons of his career, and yet this is the latest we've been able to draft him since 2015.
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
Russ is a slow starter and not someone I'm super excited to draft. He'll probably end up in the top-10, but I'm barely ranking him as such.I had him way down at QB18 in my last update, but assuming he's good to go Week 1, he should be in the top-10. If his shoulder injury is more serious, I'll move him back down.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Wilson was 9th among fantasy quarterbacks in 2018, despite having only 427 passing attempts. His rushing ability and his 8.2 touchdown percentage make him a great QB1 in fantasy football.Newton was 12th among fantasy quarterbacks, despite playing with a bum shoulder that prevented him from throwing the ball further than 30-yards downfield. He should be healthier this year and rebound to QB1 status in 2019, but he needs to be healthy if he is going to be a QB1.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
As odd as it may seem with Wilson finishing as the fantasy QB9, he had the most efficient passing season of his career in 2018. The differences, of course, were that the rest of the league caught up, Seattle ran the snot out of the ball, and that Wilson himself only rushed for 376 yards with 0 scores. Unless they throw more or he returns to scrambling as a 30-year-old, he isn't likely to improve on that QB9 ranking this season.Cam is expected back for Week 1, but that may be a mistake, as shoulders more than often require babying so they don't flare back up. Whichever way they take this, Newton will either miss a few weeks to open the season or struggle in the passing game like he did in 2018. Regardless, his legs, and especially in the end zone, make him a lock to be a top 10 performer while he is on the field, and perhaps as high as top 3 as we've seen from Cam numerous times.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The change in offense really hurt Wilson's potential in 2018 and you have to wonder if it'll be the same in 2019. After seeing his pass attempts rise every year in the league, Wilson saw them dip down to just 427 of them in 2018. Losing Doug Baldwin surely won't help, though the addition of D.K. Metcalf won't hurt. Wilson is likely a lock to finish top-10 at his position, but his upside has diminished greatly.As of now, we have to wonder if Cam Newton will be ready for the start of the season, as he continues to rehab from his offseason shoulder surgery. He started throwing in May, but we heard similar things about Andrew Luck a few years ago. No matter which way you slice it, Newton comes with plenty of risk. Christian McCaffrey played extremely well around the goal-line, which takes away the thing that put Newton over the top as a fantasy quarterback - his rushing totals. Unless Newton can turn into a more polished passer, his days as a top-five quarterback are likely over.