QB - DEN
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, QB Russell Wilson underwent arthroscopic knee surgery following the 2022 season to fix an issue that had nagged for multiple years.
Wilson is expected to be ready for OTAs and at full health for the 2023 season, according to Rapoport, and he is already back to working out. Wilson struggled heavily in his first season in Denver, completing a career-low percentage of passes, touchdowns and adjusted yards gained per pass attempt. With health on his side, and a new head coach in Sean Payton, Wilson, who was fantasy QB16, could maybe vault himself back into the QB1 range.
Russell Wilson completed 26-of-38 passes for 222 yards, one touchdown and one interception, while rushing for an additional 27 yards and two touchdowns in a Broncos Week 17 loss to the Chiefs.
Wilson also lost a fumble in the affair, but overall it was a serviceable day in terms of fantasy. He apparently likes facing the Chiefs as each of those matchups this season led to two of his three top scoring weeks. Wilson still struggled with his usual turnovers but was able to keep Denver in the game until the end. Wilson and the Broncos will close out their season with another divisional matchup against the Chargers in Week 18.
Broncos interim head coach Jerry Rosburg confirmed that Russell Wilson will remain the Broncos starting quarterback.
"Russell Wilson's our starting quarterback and will be our starting quarterback," Rosburg said. Wilson did have his best overall performance against the Chiefs a few weeks ago. He is still very tough to trust in championship weeks though unless you're super desperate in a 2-QB or superflex league.
Russell Wilson ruined Christmas for the Broncos on Sunday, completing just 15-of-27 passes for 214 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions as Denver was dismantled by the Rams, 51-14.
Wilson arguably had his worst game of the season on Sunday, which is saying something given how atrocious he has looked through the entire campaign. He threw interceptions on Denver's first two possessions of the game, delivering holiday gifts directly into the hands of waiting Rams' defenders. Wilson was also sacked six times in the affair, showcasing his newly discovered talent of having zero pocket awareness whatsoever any time he touches the football. Wilson was mercifully benched in the fourth quarter giving way to backup Brett Rypien as the game was well out of reach. The Broncos are going to get annihilated by Kansas City in Week 17.
Russell Wilson will be a full go this week, per Nathaniel Hackett.
Wilson reportedly cleared concussion protocols last week but still was ruled out. He should return this week for Sunday's game against the Rams. Courtland Sutton also returned to practice on Wednesday, a good sign for the Broncos offense to try and find some signs of life to end the season.