Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Height: 5' 11"Weight: 215 lbsAge: 29College: WisconsinDrafted: #75 (3rd Rd. by Seattle)

Week 11 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) QB #9
Projection 18.6 pts



Although Russell Wilson hasn't been passing as much this year, we can expect that to change a bit as they take on the Packers in Week 11. Their secondary is weak enough and Wilson has suddenly been running enough that we can rely on him as a top 10 option at the QB position this week.

Wilson, wielding two or three passing scores in all but one game despite averaging 27.4 passes, keeps thwarting calls for touchdown regression. His 133 rushing yards assembled over the last two games also obliterates the 57 posted in his last seven bouts combined. Although fifth in passing defense, the Packers have allowed 7.6 yards per pass attempt. Given the low passing volume, continuing to run is Wilson's ticket to regaining QB1 form.

The Packers D is actually 8th against fantasy quarterbacks and the Seahawks have morphed into a dominant running team this year. Wilson is a QB2 this week, due to his 21 TD passes in 9 games this year.

Seattle's offensive line has exceeded expectations which has led to an improvement in the ground game. Unfortunately, Wilson isn't running as much as he used to but he did get things going in an impressive outing versus the Rams. If he can consistently boost his rushing numbers, Wilson can be a top-10 fantasy option down the stretch.