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  Russell Wilson
QB - SEA
Russell Wilson
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
 
 
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  Russell Wilson
QB - SEA
Russell Wilson
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at DEN vs. DAL
Week 2 at CHI at ATL
Week 3 vs. DAL vs. CIN
Week 4 at ARIBYE WEEK
Week 5 vs. LAR vs. NYG
Week 6 at OAK at WAS
Week 7BYE WEEK at PHI
Week 8 at DET vs. BAL
Week 9 vs. LAC vs. TB
Week 10 at LAR at PIT
Week 11 vs. GB at DET
Week 12 at CAR vs. SEA
Week 13 vs. SF at TB
Week 14 vs. MIN at CLE
Week 15 at SF vs. NO
Week 16 vs. KC vs. ATL
Week 17 vs. ARI at NO
  Russell Wilson
QB - SEA
Russell Wilson
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Passing
   
Pass Att532.3512.9
Pass Cmp325.1299.6
Pass Yards3,825.53,480.8
Pass TDs26.122.3
Ints12.514.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts90.4120.0
Rush Yards503.1621.4
Rush TDs3.25.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles3.42.7
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points294.8286.5
   
  Russell Wilson
QB - SEA
Russell Wilson
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
2017 Points 
Week 18.313.1
Week 215.311.8
Week 333.58.3
Week 427.633.0
Week 511.526.2
Week 620.7
Week 726.47.4
Week 835.112.6
Week 923.620.1
Week 1019.435.7
Week 1130.9
Week 1223.617.5
Week 1324.220.4
Week 1421.814.5
Week 1511.631.5
Week 1614.615.6
Week 1720.411.1
  Russell Wilson
QB - SEA
Russell Wilson
Cam Newton
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
Expert 
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
Nobody amassed more standard fantasy points than Wilson, who notched a full three points per game more than QB runner-up Cam Newton. Although it's his first QB1 finish, he has cracked the top five three times and has never finished lower than 11 during his six-year career. Wilson's streak of attempting more passes every year is in jeopardy with Seattle eager to rediscover its rushing roots, but the Legion of Boom's demise may force the Seahawks into more shootouts. Wilson's legs (545.8 rushing yards per season), precision (2.0 career INT %) and durability (he has never missed a game) make him an elite contributor worth grabbing if everyone else is ignoring quarterbacks early. Few, if any quarterback brandishes a higher ceiling than Newton, who already boasts four top-four position finishes. The QB17 in each of the other two seasons (2014 and 2016), he's also riskier than his elite peers. He'll welcome back Greg Olsen and is often available beyond the fifth round, so consider pouncing on this potential league-winning pick and hedging him with a steadier backup.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Wilson has finished top 3 at the QB position in three of the past four seasons - his combination of throwing and running skills is unmatched - fear not a run-heavy approach by SEA in '18, big-play shots and Wilson runs will still be a major part of the new offenseAccuracy issues persist, but thanks to regular 500-700 rushing yards, 5-6 rush TDs, Cam has finished top 5 at QB in five of seven seasons - high floor, high ceiling
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Once you get down to around the No. 50 overall pick, the sure things are gone, so why not take one of the elite players at his position? Wilson has now finished as a top-three quarterback in three of the last four seasons and has never fallen out of the top-12 quarterbacks in any of his six seasons. His defense is as bad as its ever been, which should force him to partake in some shootouts that never seemed to happen before. Despite the elite defense that was being played, Wilson has posted QB1 numbers in 47.9 percent of his games, including a career-high 68.8 percent of games in 2017. He offers safety and upside, which is rare at the position.After the failed experiment of trying to dial back Newton's rushing attempts in 2016, it was good to see them unleash him again in 2017. If you take away Newton's ability to run, he wouldn't be a quarterback in this league very long. Fortunately, it seems the Panthers figured that out, making Newton an elite fantasy option once again, rushing for a career-high 754 yards. The upgraded weaponry around him doesn't hurt, but the weakened offensive line does, as they lost Andrew Norwell this offseason, their best lineman. Newton is likely to finish as a top-five quarterback, but he's too expensive in early ADP.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Wilson has been a top-three fantasy QB in three of the past four seasons. Even without weapons or an offensive line, he is a safe bet to deliver once again. With that said, the difference between him and Rodgers is substantial enough that you ought to wait several rounds to even consider Wilson.Newton has a few rough seasons because of two injuries, but every time he has been healthy, fantasy owners have been gifted with a top-five fantasy season among QBs. Granted, he won't throw the ball well, but his rushing stats are sure to keep his non-injury floor high.
Rich Piazza
Fantasy Shed
The Seahawks didn't do much to improve that offensive line in free agency or the draft. Nick Vannett and Ed Dickson just don't get me excited, and the wide receiver group is more or less the same. However, his rushing ability gives him a significant boost in the rankings.  
Staff Rankings
QB List
Considering the fact that the Seahawks have one of the worst offensive lines in football, it's pretty amazing Russell Wilson had the season he had. That line isn't likely to be any different this season unfortunately, and while Duane Brown is a solid left tackle (the most important position on the line, in my opinion), he's also got to deal with having Ethan Pocic at the left guard position who is not good, as well as D.J. Fluker who's had some major problems in the pass blocking game. All that being said, Wilson is absurdly talented and is amazing at evading free rushers. Last year, his passer rating was actually better in a blitz than not (109.3 vs. 90.7). Considering his offensive line, that's just downright impressive. If he could put up the numbers he did last year with the line he had, I don't see any reason he can't do it again. I do have on concern though - last year no quarterback through the ball into contested red zone situations than Russell Wilson, and he was largely successful thanks to Jimmy Graham, finishing the year with 23 touchdown passes in the red zone (third-best in the league). Graham is gone now, and he's replaced by Ed Dickson, who's not even remotely as good as Graham, so I could see that detracting from Wilson's value.Newton was insanely inconsistent last year, putting up some excellent games (like his Week 5 performance) and some total duds (like his Week 12 performance). Newton hasn't ever really been the best pure passer and that was on full display last year, as he had some noticeable accuracy issues, frequently overthrowing his receivers. And it wasn't like he was constantly under pressure or anything, his offensive line is solid, he just didn't throw the ball well-simple as that. When he had a perfectly clean pocket, Newton completed just 72.9% of his passes, the lowest rate of any full-time starter in the league. Add in the fact that the Panthers went with a more conservative approach and the fact that Newton finished the year with a rough -6.9% DVOA (which is right around what Tyrod Taylor, Eli Manning, and Andy Dalton finished with), and there's definitely reason to be concerned about Newton. At the same time though, we know how absurd of an athlete he is and we've seen how he can completely change a game with his legs. We especially saw that last year, as he put up 754 rushing yards, his highest rushing total since 2012. As long as he keeps running, his fantasy floor will be relatively high, even if the passing isn't great.
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
 Cam has been a top 5 QB in five of the past seven years.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Wilson was the top dog last year but he lost a red-zone beast and one of his top WRs. I still respect his upside and dual threat ability, but I'm not drafting him to be that same guy in 2018.Newton's passing numbers aren't very sexy but he's a dual threat monster. His supporting cast only got better this offseason too and let's not forget he was fantasy's #2 guy in 2017
Jody Smith
FantasyPros
Last year's top-ranked QB will be the first QB picked in plenty of leagues. Wilson may have to rely on his arm more this season, as Seattle's once-dominant defense looks to take a major step back. Newton had a down year as a passer but remains an elite runner, which more than supplements his fantasy production.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Wilson averaged 25.7 fantasy points per game and he should still be the top player in this offense, even with a new offensive coordinator, Brian Schottenheimer. He did lose TE Jimmy Graham and WR Paul Richardson in free agency, but his ability to run the football still keeps him in the elite fantasy quarterback discussion. Newton averaged 22.8 fantasy points per game in 2017 and I think a change at offensive coordinator was long overdue. It will be interesting to see if Norv Turner can turn this team into a more efficient offense.