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Height/Weight: 5-11/206 | Birthdate: 11/29/1988 | Birthplace: Richmond, VA, USA | Team: Seattle | College: Wisconsin | NFL Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 98/62 | Average Draft Position: 90.84
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Losing does wonders for Russell Wilson's numbers


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/19/2014) Though it wasn't the case Week 6 against Dallas, when the Seahawks began what's now their first losing streak since 2012, quarterback Russell Wilson has thrived with the team's diminished dominance this season. Never was it more apparent than Week 7 at St. Louis, when a come-from-behind effort translated to a career high in total yards. He completed 23 of 36 passes for 313 yards and ran seven times for 106. It was his second 100-yard rushing effort in his last three games.

He also had three touchdowns -- two through the air and one on the ground -- giving him multiple scores in five of the team's six games this season. He had multiple scores in only eight of 16 games last season.

Though the Seahawks have done a fine job limiting yardage, they haven't been as dominant defensively as they were last season, and that's given them a greater need for offense late in games. Though they won't always be playing from behind against a defense that will allow them to make up ground, they may need to throw in the fourth quarter often enough for Wilson to keep this up.

He's a good choice to start again Week 8 at Carolina.


Russell Wilson explodes for 419 total yards, 3 TDs


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, held to 138 total yards by the Cowboys in Week 6, erupted in the Week 7 loss at St. Louis. Wilson hit 23 of 36 throws for 313 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions, and he ran seven times for 106 yards and another score.

Wilson scored a rushing touchdown for the third straight week when he scooted 19 yards on a zone-read play in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Wilson broke containment for a career-long 52-yard scamper.

He threw both touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, hitting tight end Cooper Helfet for 19 yards and wideout Doug Baldwin for 9 yards.

Wilson, who's thrown two touchdowns in five of six starts, visits the Panthers in Week 8.


Bad Russell Wilson shows up again


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/13/2014) Well, that wasn't supposed to happen.

Not after throwing for two touchdowns in each of his first four games, not against a defense that entered the day ranked 18th against the pass and certainly not at home, where he's been at his best since entering the league in 2012. But yes, Russell Wilson let down those Fantasy owners who had just begun to think they could rely on him on an every-week basis, turning in a stinker Week 6 against Dallas.

Wilson is no stranger to stinkers in Fantasy, but in the past, they've come when the Seahawks didn't need anything from him, whether because of their defense or running back Marshawn Lynch. But this time, he just didn't play well, completing half his passes for 126 yards and one interception.

So does this change our assessment of him in Fantasy? Well, maybe I did go a little far with the must-start talk. But I think the Seahawks will need to rely on Wilson more this year than in years past, and I still think that means he'll be more consistent overall. Don't lose faith.


Russell Wilson struggles mightily against Cowboys


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson saw his brilliant start to the season come to a crashing halt Sunday against the Cowboys. In a surprisingly poor performance at home, Wilson completed 14 of 28 throws for 126 yards and no touchdowns with one interception. He rushed twice for 12 yards, including a 9-yard touchdown.

This was Wilson's worst performance since a Week 16 home loss to Arizona last year. Aside from his 53-yard completion to Jermaine Kearse, Wilson passed for 73 yards on 27 other throws. Wilson averaged 4.5 yards per attempt and posted a 47.6 passer rating.

Wilson scored a rushing touchdown for the second straight week. He'll visit the Rams in Week 7. 


Russell Wilson at his best in road game


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/7/2014) Coming into the season, one common strategy for using Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was to start him at home and sit him on the road. It's not that he's been bad on the road, but in an equal number of home and road games in his career, he has 10 more touchdown passes at home than on the road. For an inconsistent performer (at least in terms of Fantasy production), it just seemed like one way to improve the odds.

But then he goes and does what he did Week 5 at Washington, rushing for 122 yards and throwing for 201 with three combined touchdowns. It was by far his best performance of the season, and moreover, it came on the road.

In my latest post the Fantasy Football Today blog, I review some of Wilson's past road performances and wonder if we should be sitting him at all. Be sure to check it out.


Russell Wilson runs wild in MNF victory


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson ran for a career-high 122 yards and a touchdown and threw for 201 yards and two more scores in Monday's win at Washington. Shredding the Redskins on zone-read plays and scrambles, Wilson averaged 11.1 yards on his 11 carries as he recorded the most rushing yards by a quarterback in Monday Night Football history.

Wilson threw two touchdowns for the fourth straight game and has accounted for nine scores and one turnover this season. He hit wideout Jermaine Kearse for a 15-yard touchdown in the first quarter and running back Marshawn Lynch for a 9-yard score in the fourth. In between, Wilson faked a handoff to Lynch and scooted 9 yards for an easy rushing touchdown.

Wilson completed 18 of 24 passes (75 percent) and did not commit a turnover despite taking three sacks. With Seattle protecting a 7-point lead and just over two minutes left, Wilson eluded three rushers on 3rd-and-4 and floated one to Lynch for a 30-yard gain.

Wilson plays the Cowboys in Week 6.

Russell Wilson scores twice in Super Bowl rematch


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson found the end zone twice and did just enough to manage an overtime victory over the Broncos at home in Week 3.

Wilson fired a 39-yard touchdown pass to Ricardo Lockette and found Marshawn Lynch for a 5-yard strike -- all in the second quarter. He was picked off by Chris Harris in the fourth quarter for his only blemish of the afternoon. He bounced back and led his team to a 13-play, 80-yard drive which resulted in a game-winning touchdown run from Lynch in overtime.

Wilson completed 24 of 34 passes for 258 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception. He was sacked three times. He rushed for 40 yards on nine carries.

Seattle is on a bye before returning to action in Week 5 at Washington.


Russell Wilson to stay hot at home


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/18/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson should continue to roll against the Broncos at home in Week 3.

Wilson will face a tougher defense this time around in the rematch of the Super Bowl against the Broncos, but he did well in the last meeting when it mattered most. Wilson had 206 passing yards and two touchdowns and three carries for 26 yards.

He's coming off two games in a row with 21 Fantasy points against Green Bay and San Diego, and Wilson typically fares better at home than on the road with at least 18 Fantasy points in 11 of the 17 games he's played in Seattle in his career. Wilson likely won't match Peyton Manning in the stat category this week, but he won't be far behind. He's a quality starting option in all formats. 

For a complete list of Week 3 options, read my latest Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.


Russell Wilson tosses two touchdowns in loss


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson tossed two touchdown passes Week 2 against the Chargers.

Despite the fact that the Seahawks didn't possess the ball all that long, Wilson was able to get the team moving down the field. Wilson didn't strike until the end of the second quarter. With time running out, he found Robert Turbin on a 3 yard strike. Wilson did the same thing in the third, hitting Marshawn Lynch for the 14 yard score. 

Wilson finished 17 of 25, for 202 yards and two scores. He also had 18 rushing yards during the contest. He'll take on the Broncos Week 3. 


Russell Wilson tosses two touchdowns opening night


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw two touchdowns in the season opener against the Packers. 

Wilson was efficient, completing 19 of 28 passes for 191 yards. He seemed to enjoy having a healthy Percy Harvin in the lineup. Harvin led the team with seven receptions. On his two touchdown throws, Harvin was not the target. On his second quarter touchdown pass, Wilson got the Packers cornerback to bite after a read-option play. This freed up Ricardo Lockette, who broke a tackle en route to a 33 yard score. 

With the Seahawks trying to run out the clock late, Wilson managed to chip in another touchdown. On a fourth and one play, Wilson faked to running back Marshawn Lynch before hitting a wide open Derrick Coleman for the score. 

Wilson was nearly picked off twice during the contest, but had both balls knocked away by his receivers. He was sacked once by the Packers defense. Wilson also ran for 29 yards. 

Wilson will take on the Chargers Week 2. 


Russell Wilson ready to shine Week 1?


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson begins his post-Super Bowl year with a strong matchup against the Packers Week 1. 

Wilson performed well during the preseason, completing 78.6 percent of his passes. He threw for three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Wilson also managed three rushing touchdowns to cap off a strong preseason.

His ability to put up solid Fantasy numbers should be tested Week 1. The Packers did not boast a great defense against the pass last season. The team allowed quarterbacks to score 20.65 Fantasy points, which was the seventh worst clip in the league. Green Bay has been proactive in resolving the issue, drafting Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the first round, but it’s unclear how much better the team’s defensive backs will perform. 

The bigger question will be whether the Seahawks open up the offense for Wilson this season. With Marshawn Lynch out for much of the preseason, Wilson showed the ability to carry the team with his arm. Now that Lynch is back, the team could opt to get back to conservative play-calling with the franchise quarterback. Wilson has all the makings of a strong matchup here, but could get the short end of the stick if the Seahawks pound Lynch.


Russell Wilson catches fire with three scores Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson caught fire again during Friday's preseason game against the Bears.

Wilson scored a seven yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter. In the second quarter, he Jermaine Kearse for a 12-yard strike and Christine Michael for a 7-yard strike. He completed 15 of 20 passes for 202 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He was sacked once and finished with four carries for 23 yards and a touchdown through the ground.

Wilson has compiled 360 yards through the air while completing 30 of 39 passes this preseason. He has five touchdowns, three of which have come through the ground. While completing 79.6 percent of his passes, he has not committed a turnover.

Russell Wilson scores twice on the ground vs. San Diego


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson scored two rushing touchdowns during Friday's preseason game at home against San Diego.

Wilson punched it in the end zone from 1-yard out and had 5-yard touchdown run all in the second quarter. He played nearly a half of football before donning a baseball cap on the sidelines.

Wilson completed 11 of 13 pass attempts for 121, with one touchdown and no interceptions. He rushed for 31 yards on four carries. Through two preseason games, he's completed 15 of 22 passes for 158 yards.

Russell Wilson plays two series in preseason opener


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson looked sharp in his first preseason game Thursday night against the Broncos in Denver.

Wilson played with the first-team offense for two series, highlighted by a 14-play, 90-yard drive which resulted in a Christine Michael touchdown in the second quarter. Wilson completed 4 of 6 passes for 37 yards. He was sacked twice and also had one run for a gain of 7 yards. 

Wilson and the Seahawks will host the Chargers on Aug. 15.

Russell Wilson talks up chemistry with Percy Harvin


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin made one regular-season catch in 2013 as he missed most of the year with a hip injury. Quarterback Russell Wilson told NFL Network the duo is building chemistry quickly.

"We've connected so much, and he's so fired up," Wilson said. "He looks so good."


Russell Wilson excited for this year


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/26/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson sees great things ahead for the defending Super Bowl champions, reports ESPN.

"Right now I definitely believe we're way further ahead," Wilson said. "It's exciting. You have an itch because you know how to do it at a very high level. And the best part about it is we can continue to do it better."

The Seahawks changed some things at receiver with Golden Tate gone, Percy Harvin healthy and new additions with rookies Paul Richardson and Kevin Norwood. 

"There's a lot more ways we can be better," Wilson said. "And there's a lot more ways that I can get better. That’s the great part about it. I continue to try to stay focused on what I can control and continue to grow in every way possible."


Coaches don't expect Russell Wilson to throw '500 times'


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/5/2014) Speaking at a Town Hall event on Wednesday, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell helped make it clear that the Seahawks are going to keep being a running team. Per the Seattle Times, the Seahawks will have to adapt to the flow of the game but, as Bevell said, "to sit here and tell you we are going to throw it 500 times, that's probably not going to happen. That's not our philosophy. That's not how we are built."

The Seahawks attempted 420 passes last year, 407 by Russell Wilson, who averaged 192.8 yards per game. Twenty-eight teams passed over 500 times last year, including nine that threw over 600 times. 


Russell Wilson enjoying his new receivers


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/3/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been impressed with his receiving corps so far, reports ESPN.

"To be honest with you, the receivers have been the best-looking position so far," Wilson said Monday. "They’ve done a tremendous job showing their explosiveness. They’ve been exceptional."

Wilson has some new weapons in rookies Paul Richardson and Kevin Norwood, along with free-agent signees Chris Matthews and Taylor Price. And Wilson also is pleased to have Percy Harvin on the field without any injury issues.

"It's great having Percy being out here finally healthy," Wilson said. "He feels great and looks great. He catching the ball extremely well."

The Seahawks are trying to replace the departed Golden Tate, who signed as a free agent in Detroit, and Sidney Rice is coming back from a torn ACL.


Russell Wilson's goal: Be the best ever


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is setting a lofty goal after winning the Super Bowl. "Why can't I be the best quarterback to ever play the game one day?' Wilson said, per ESPN.com. "I'm not right now. I've got a long way to go. But one day, you know?"

Wilson said he was inspired by his late father, who always used to tell him: "Russ, why not you?"

Wilson said he's going through "a championship offseason" and that he and his teammates are hungry for another title, the report said.


Russell Wilson getting no special treatment


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said quarterback Russell Wilson is still "a young guy figuring it out."

"He needs all the attention that everyone else needs, and he’s gonna get it,” Carroll said. “Russell’s just a young guy figuring it out. Of course, he applies himself so well that you think that he’s okay. I think that would be a tragic mistake. He’s just developing. He’s just coming on. He needs work fundamentally. He needs work on the principles of what we’re doing. He needs repetitions with the guys he plays with. All of that will just continue to add to his play.

"So we’re not going to treat him any differently than anybody else. We’re gonna battle like crazy to make him push his game as far as he can take it."


Russell Wilson to participate in Texas Rangers' workout


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will participate in the Texas Rangers' spring training workout Monday morning before that day's game against the Cleveland Indians, reports MLB.com. While Wilson will be in uniform for the game, Rangers manager Ron Washington said Wilson won't bat.

The Rangers selected Wilson in the Rule 5 draft last December. He spent two years in the Colorado Rockies' minor-league system, batting .229.

"The guy has had a lot of success and he has a championship attitude," Washington told MLB.com."We're going to give him a chance to talk to our young kids and see what happens. Maybe [shortstop Elvis Andrus] and some of those young guys can hang with him and see what he has to offer."


Russell Wilson tweets he'll show up at Rangers spring training


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson confirmed via Twitter that he'll attend Rangers spring training on March 3, reports Fox Sports. It's still unclear what exactly Wilson will do. He might just speak to the players about his experiences.

Wilson played two years in the Rockies' organization and later was selected by Texas in the Rule 5 draft.


Seahawks looking for 'big step forward' from Russell Wilson


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/6/2014) Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told the media Wednesday that everything Russell Wilson did this season was within expectations and that even though he left yards on the field, he was still a very effective quarterback. He followed it up by saying he wants more from Wilson starting in 2014. 

"[W]e go into this offseason with my hopes are that he is really going to take another big step forward," Carroll said of Wilson according to the Seattle Times

Wilson finished the regualr season with 3,357 passing yards and 26 touchdowns with only nine interceptions, tacking on 539 rush yards and a rushing score. He added 524 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptiions in the playoffs along with 42 rush yards. 


Russell Wilson's spring training plans on hold


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/4/2014) A day after it appeared Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson was going to carry through on making an appearance at spring training with the Rangers, it's now a lot less a sure thing, according to ESPN. Wilson's agent, Mark Rodgers, confirmed in a text message Tuesday that his client's schedule was "too fluid to commit to anything" at this time.

"I know he was honored to be drafted by the Rangers, but there is no pressure or obligation to report," Rodgers said. "Ideally, people will allow Russell to enjoy the Super Bowl victory and relish in that accomplishment before making any firm commitments for the offseason."

The Rangers are echoing similar sentiments. General manager Jon Daniels said Monday he hasn't reached out to Rodgers or Wilson, preferring to give Wilson "time to enjoy the 'W'."

"We'll connect when he comes up for air," Daniels said.

After he was selected in December's Rule 5 draft from the Rockies, Wilson expressed interest about joining the Rangers in spring training.

"I'm sure I'll go down there for spring training and just talk to some of their players and hang out some," Wilson said in December. "It'll be kinda cool. But that's down the road."


Russell Wilson to show up for Rangers' spring training


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/3/2014) Russell Wilson's football career seems to be going well, but the Seahawks quarterback won't reneg on his pledge to show up at Rangers' spring training, reports FOX Sports. The Rangers picked Wilson, who spent two seasons in the Rockies' farm system, in the Rule 5 draft in December.

Wilson said then he'd love to show up to spring training, and his agent says nothing has changed. It's unclear, however, what Wilson will do there. Take batting practice? Speak to the team? 

A second baseman, Wilson batted .229 in 93 minor-league games after the Rockes drafted him in the fourth round in 2010.