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Russell Wilson Week 1 Outlook - 49ers at Steelers

By Derek Brown (FantasyPros), Sun, Sep 10th 2023, 12:05pm EDT

There were not a lot of positive takeaways from Russell Wilson's 2022 season. Except for his two matchups versus the Las Vegas Raiders, when he posted solid numbers. His highest scoring fantasy game came in Week 4 versus Las Vegas (26.5 fantasy points). The second matchup wasn't as great statistically for fantasy, but he still tossed for 247 yards and completed a season-high 77% of his passes. Wilson can beat this Raiders defense, especially when they are trotting out the likes of Marcus Peters and third-round rookie, Jakorian Bennett, as their two starting CBs. Las Vegas ranked 31st in pass defense DVOA in 2022, so Wilson should be able to start the season off on the right foot as a high-end fantasy QB2 in Sean Payton's debut as Denver's head coach.

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