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ECR# 4# 35-
Best Rank# 1# 34-
Worst Rank# 9# 55-
    
Matchup 
    
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Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp26.621.3
Pass Yds293.6241.2
Pass TD2.12
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total372.6342.8-
Avg Game23.322.9-
2019 Average23.322.9-
    
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Russell WilsonJustin HerbertAdd Player
    
Scott AtkinsS. Atkins
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09/29
#3-
    
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SleeperWire
09/13
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Fantasy Six Pack
09/13
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SleeperWire
09/13
#8-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
09/13
#4-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
09/13
#4-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
09/13
#4-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
09/10
#4#40-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
09/10
#7-
    
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Roto Street Journal
09/13
#4-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
09/10
#3-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
09/10
#4-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
09/13
#4-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
09/13
#8-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
09/13
#3#34-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
09/13
#4-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
09/13
#5-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
09/13
#5-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
09/13
#4#36-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
09/13
#4#35-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
09/13
#4-
    
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New Life Fantasy
09/09
#5-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
09/13
#5-
    
Elvin RyanE. Ryan
The Pregame HQ
09/10
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Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
09/13
#5-
    
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Matt Brandon
08/10
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FF Prophet
09/13
#4-
    
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Fantasy Six Pack
09/13
#5-
    
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Crossroads Fantasy Football
09/13
#5#35-
    
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The Fantasy Headliners
09/13
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SkullKing Sports
09/13
#4-
    
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09/09
#3#35-
    
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Gridiron Experts
09/13
#4#35-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
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09/13
#4-
    
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Razzball
09/13
#4#55-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
09/13
#4#35-
    
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Fantrax
09/10
#4-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
09/13
#4-
    
Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
09/13
#2-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
09/10
#4-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
09/10
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Fantasy Shed
09/09
#4-
    
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The Football Girl
09/10
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09/13
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09/13
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CBS Sports
09/13
#6-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
09/13
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Wolf Sports
09/13
#3#35-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
09/13
#5-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
09/12
#6-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
09/13
#4#35-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
09/13
#3-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
Sports Illustrated
09/13
#4#34-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
09/10
#3#35-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
09/12
#4-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
09/13
#4-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
09/13
#5#35-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
09/13
#1#35-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
09/13
#4#36-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
09/13
#6-
    
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FTN
09/08
#4-
    
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Razzball
09/10
#3#36-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
09/13
#2-
    
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FullTime Fantasy
09/13
#3-
    
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TwoQBs
09/13
#4#35-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
09/10
#4-
    
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Legion Report
09/09
#4-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
09/12
#4-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
09/10
#3-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
09/13
#4-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
09/13
#3-
    
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FantasyPros
09/13
#4-
    
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Fake Teams
09/13
#4-
    
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Mundo Fantasy
09/11
#3#34-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
09/13
#3-
    
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numberFire
09/13
#6-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
SleeperWire
09/09
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Fantasy Hot Read
09/13
#4#34-
    
Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
09/13
#4-
    
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Fantasy Sports LR
09/12
#4-
    
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FantasyPros
09/13
#3-
    
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RotoBaller
09/13
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Important Nonsense
09/10
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Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
09/13
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The Undroppables
09/09
#4-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
09/11
#5-
    
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Real GM
09/09
#3-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
09/13
#4#34-
    
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FTN
09/13
#6-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
09/13
#4-
    
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Fantasy Hot Read
09/09
#3-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
09/13
#4-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
09/13
#3-
    
Clayton CadieuxC. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North
09/12
#5-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
09/13
#4-
    
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
09/13
#6-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
09/10
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Jose Ramon LlacaJ. Ramo...
Estadio Fantasy
09/07
#4-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
09/13
#5-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
09/12
#4-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
09/13
#5#34-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
09/10
#4-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
09/09
#4-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
09/13
#5-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
09/10
#3-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
09/12
#5-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
09/09
#3-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
09/13
#3-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
09/10
#8-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
09/13
#3-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
09/13
#3-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
09/13
#8-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
09/10
#4-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
09/13
#4-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
09/13
#5-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
09/13
#4#35-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
09/08
#4-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
09/13
#4-
    
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
09/13
#3-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
09/13
#4-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown
09/13
#4-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
09/13
#3-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
09/13
#4-
    
Francisco (Chato) RomeroF. (Cha...
Estadio Fantasy
09/13
#5#34-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
09/13
#4-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
09/13
#5-
    
09/10
#4-
    
Frank StampflF. Stampfl
CBS Sports
09/13
#5-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
09/12
#5-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
09/13
#6-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
09/13
#5-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
09/13
#4-
    
Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
09/09
#5-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
09/13
#4-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
09/07
#6#34-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
09/13
#4-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
09/13
#3-
    
09/13
#4-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
09/13
#4-
    
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
09/13
#4-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
09/13
#5-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
09/09
#5-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
09/13
#3-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
09/11
#5-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
09/12
#4-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
09/13
#3-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
09/12
#6-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
09/10
#9-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
09/13
#6-
    
Kyle EnglishK. English
Reality Sports
09/10
#4-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
09/12
#5-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
09/12
#3-
    
DailyRotoD.
DailyRoto
09/13
#4#35-
    
Aaron LarsonA. Larson
FantasyPros
09/09
#3-
    
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
09/13
#4-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
09/04
#5#35-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
09/13
#4-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
09/13
#4-
    
Ellis JohnsonE. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football
09/13
#5#34-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
09/13
#4-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
09/10
#4#35-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
09/09
#4-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
09/01
#3-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
09/09
#5-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
09/10
#4-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
09/13
#4#35-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
09/10
#4-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
09/12
#5-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
09/08
#4-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
09/12
#4-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
09/11
#4-
    
Nicholas YouN. You
The Undroppables
09/11
#4-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
09/13
#4-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
09/10
#4-
    
Dariyan MayburyD. Maybury
Fantasy Football Advice
09/10
#4-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
09/10
#3-
    
Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
Fantasy Foresight
09/10
#4#35-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
09/10
#2#35-
    
Adam MurfetA. Murfet
5 Yard Rush
09/10
#8-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
09/10
#4-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
09/09
#4#36-
    
Blake FincherB. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe
09/09
#4-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
09/08
#6-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
09/08
#4-
    
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
09/07
#3-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
09/10
#4-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at ATL at CIN
Week 2 vs. NE vs. KC
Week 3 vs. DAL vs. CAR
Week 4 at MIA at TB
Week 5 vs. MIN at NO
Week 6BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 7 at ARI vs. JAC
Week 8 vs. SF at DEN
Week 9 at BUF vs. LV
Week 10 at LAR at MIA
Week 11 vs. ARI vs. NYJ
Week 12 at PHI at BUF
Week 13 vs. NYG vs. NE
Week 14 vs. NYJ vs. ATL
Week 15 at WAS at LV
Week 16 vs. LAR vs. DEN
Week 17 at SF at KC
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2020 Points 
Week 131.8
Week 234.423.2
Week 336.815.7
Week 421.924.0
Week 525.527.4
Week 6
Week 732.938.5
Week 828.723.2
Week 924.123.4
Week 1011.921.5
Week 1120.127.7
Week 1214.417.4
Week 1316.06.4
Week 1423.116.7
Week 1513.028.0
Week 1619.916.7
Week 1718.133.0
Total372.6342.8
Average23.322.9
Notes for Player Combination
 
at ATL, Sun 1pm EDT
at CIN, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
If you haven't heard of the hashtag #LetRussCook, you're missing out on the bevy of fantasy enthusiasts who understand what it would be like if Wilson threw the ball 550-plus times. To give you a hint: Wilson has a 6.0 percent career touchdown rate, which is tied with Aaron Rodgers for second-most all-time (minimum 1,000 pass attempts). His 7.87 yards per attempt ranks sixth on that list. Add in his rushing totals and you have yourself what would be an all-time great fantasy quarterback. Does that happen in 2020? The Falcons are a team that allowed eight different quarterbacks to post 8.38 or more yards per attempt against them in 2019, and they'll now be forced to start Isaiah Oliver, rookie A.J. Terrell, and Kendall Sheffield at cornerback. They also lost Adrian Clayborn in free agency, though they added Dante Fowler and Charles Harris to try and offset the loss. Wilson himself threw just 20 passes in their meeting last year, completing 14 of them for 182 yards and two touchdowns while Chris Carson/Rashaad Penny rushed for 145 yards and a touchdown. The final score was 27-20, though it was never that close. Why? Well, Matt Ryan didn't play in that game. It was Matt Schaub who was under center. The Seahawks are projected for roughly 25 points in this game, which seems like it could be low when you consider what happened on just 58 offensive snaps last year. Wilson could explode against this defense if they "let him cook." Given the turnover on the Seahawks defense and potency of the Falcons offense, it's possible he throws the ball 35-plus times here. Start him as a QB1 who offers tremendous upside in the dome. The reason to fade him in cash is due to his playcaller's tendency in positive gamescripts. Brian Schottenheimer has ranked 32nd and 30th in passing rates when his team is ahead. That could crush Wilson's floor, though I do see this game as a competitive one. 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
The methodical Wilson continues to dominate opposing defenses despite playing for a run-heavy team that only lets him air out the ball if absolutely necessary. Still, he's averaged better than 4,200 total yards and 30 total touchdowns per season over his eight-year career, and that steady production shows no signs of slowing down. A Week 1 date with the generous Falcons defense should get him off to a good start for the new season. 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
The Falcons have one of the most cloudy secondary situations in the NFL as they're slated to start rookie corner A.J. Terrell across from one of Isaiah Oliver or Darqueze Denard. Russell Wilson is going to take advantage of the weak coverage and get the ball to his dynamic wide receiver duo - Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf. Greg Olsen should also be a positive contribution to the passing game. The real concern for Wilson in this matchup is the game script - after adding Jamal Adams to a defense that featured Bobby Wagner, the Falcons may struggle to score early in this game. The Seahawks love to run the ball so the passing volume will always be a question, but Russ should be good for a couple of touchdowns in this one. 
Steven Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
Must Start 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Russell Wilson should come out of the gates firing in week one against this Falcons defense. This game should be high scoring and it wouldn't surprise me at all to see it hit the "over". If that's the case, you're starting Russ and his top options. The Seahawks should still be a run heavy team this season, but Wilson's too good to sit in these types of matchups. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Atlanta allowed the 10th most fantasy points to quarterbacks last year, Wilson should be a QB1 in a game that has a chance to become a shootout.