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3 Russell Wilson QB
Height/Weight: 5-11/206 | Birthdate: 11/29/1988 | Birthplace: Richmond, VA, USA | Team: Seattle | College: Wisconsin | NFL Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 99/60 | Average Draft Position: 99.35
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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.


Russell Wilson very efficient in Super Bowl victory


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson overthrew tight end Zach Miller on his first Super Bowl pass before settling down to play an extremely efficient game. Wilson finished 18 of 25 for 206 yards and two touchdowns and ran three times for 26 yards.

He did not commit a turnover while posting a 123.1 passer rating and repeatedly converting third downs. In the second half, Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse for a 23-yard touchdown and Doug Baldwin for a 10-yard score.

"It was a great team win," Wilson said, noting Seattle got major contributions from offense, defense and special teams.


Russell Wilson playing with chip on his shoulder


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2014) The Seahawks' Russell Wilson was the sixth quarterback taken in the 2012 draft. The 5-foot-11 Wilson plays like a man with something to prove, and has his team in the Super Bowl.

"I'm very competitive," Wilson told NFL Network. "I believe I could be picked before all those guys, but it wasn't going to affect me either way. I knew that the Seattle Seahawks were going to pick me. I was going to make the 31 other teams regret it."

Russell Wilson could be sneaky Playoff Challenge option


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(1/28/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson might end up being a good option for anyone still alive in Playoff Challenge leagues as Seattle is set to face Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Wilson has been a horrible Fantasy quarterback to close the season. He hasn't been over 17 Fantasy points since Week 14, and in two playoff games against New Orleans and San Francisco he has combined for just 318 passing yards and one touchdown and eight carries for 16 yards and a fumble.

But the Broncos have given up production to quarterbacks of late with Terrelle Pryor, Philip Rivers and Tom Brady all scoring at least 21 Fantasy points in the past three games. And if the Broncos go ahead in this game and Seattle is chasing points, then Wilson will have to make plays to keep the Seahawks alive. That was the case in the NFC Championship Game against the 49ers, when he had 103 passing yards and a touchdown in the second half for 10 Fantasy points, which is the most production he's had in the postseason thus far through two games.

Peyton Manning is obviously the best Fantasy quarterback in this game, but depending on your Playoff Challenge roster, don't be afraid of Wilson. He could surprise us with a big performance when it matters most.


Russell Wilson hoping for snow in Super Bowl


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson wouldn't mind playing Super Bowl XLVIII in a snowstorm. ‘‘Hopefully, it snows,’’ Wilson said. ‘‘That would be kind of fun to play the Super Bowl in the snow.’’

Unfortunately for Wilson, the forecast calls for temperatures in the mid-30s, sunshine and little chance of precipitation.


Terrance Knighton breaks down Russell Wilson's tendencies


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2014) Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, who's been studying film of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, shared a few tendencies with the media, reports ProFootballTalk.com.

"Quarterbacks have tendencies," Knighton said. "His tendency is that he is a right-handed quarterback; he wants to get out to his right and throw. He’s more successful that way. So we’ve got to do a good job of keeping him in the pocket and force him out of his comfort zone.

"When he’s moving left he’ll tend to run it more and when he’s moving right he wants to pass it more. We just have to do a good job of containing him. He’ll get out and he’ll make his plays during the game, but we’ll just have to limit them.”

Knighton praised Wilson, saying he rarely turns the ball over and is improving every week. Knighton is especially wary of Wilson's scrambling ability.

“He extends plays, he’s a smart player and he can beat you with his feet and with his arm,” Knighton said. “We have to keep him in the pocket.”


Seahawks practice inside Monday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2014) While the Broncos practiced outside Monday, the Seahawks practiced indoors at the Giants' facility. Coach Pete Carroll called it a great day of work for quarterback Russell Wilson and his teammates.

Russell Wilson getting Super Bowl advice from Drew Brees


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson looked up to Drew Brees when he was growing up, and Wilson reached out to his idol about how to handle Super Bowl preparations, reports ESPN.com.

“We've been in communication over the past week, just about the experience,” Wilson told the website. “Like I said, he knows I look up to him. He's a great individual and he was just talking about the experience, and it's no different. The biggest thing is taking care of all tickets and taking care of all family early in the week last week, which I was able to do last Monday and just focus on the game.”


Russell Wilson prepared for big game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is prepared for the Super Bowl, according to ESPN.

Head coach Pete Carroll said Wilson’s preparation should put him in a good spot. “I don’t know how anybody could be better prepared to handle it,” Carroll added. Wilson’s preparation has been impressive. He told ESPN earlier in the week that he expects 56 different footballs to be used in the game. He also knows the Super Bowl emblem on the balls will make them slicker. Wilson is also aware of the differences in timing throughout the game. He’ll prepare as normal during the pre-game, but knows he’ll have 25-to-30 extra minutes in between warmups and the game. He’s also aware halftime will take 35-to-40 minutes, which is much longer than the regular season. Wilson is inexperienced when compared to Peyton Manning, but he’s willing to do whatever it takes to close the gap.


Russell Wilson overcomes rough start in title game win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson overcame a rough start in Sunday's NFC Championship victory over the 49ers.

WIlson was stripped and lost a fumble on the opening play of the game, which led to a San Francisco field goal. However, he came up big in the fourth quarter, as he threw a touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse, which gave the lead back to Seattle with 13:52 remaining in the game.

Aldon Smith jumped offside on a 4th-and-7, which gave WIlson a free play, and Wilson hooked up with Kearse, who made a leaping catch over Carlos Rogers in the end zone. It was Wilson's only touchdown pass of the night.

Wilson completed 16 of 25 passes for 215 yards, with one touchdown and no interceptions. He was sacked four times and had five carries for no yards in a 23-17 win. Seattle will travel to MetLife Stadium for a clash against the Broncos in the Super Bowl.

Russell Wilson not playing well heading into title game


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(1/16/2014) The Seahawks play the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, and quarterback Russell Wilson is in need of a big game in this matchup. Based on his recent level of play, it might not happen against San Francisco's defense.

Wilson has struggled of late, and he could have another tough week against the 49ers defense. From Week 14 through the Divisional round of the playoffs he is averaging just 11.2 Fantasy points, and he hit a new low last week against the Saints with just five points.

Wilson struggled against the 49ers in both meetings this year with 12 Fantasy points in Week 2 and 11 points in Week 14. He was awesome against San Francisco at home in 2012 with a four-touchdown performance, but he's been held under 200 passing yards in four career meetings with an interception in each outing.

The 49ers also come into this game having held Aaron Rodgers and Cam Newton to a combined 31 Fantasy points the past two games, and it's hard to trust Wilson right now in any Playoff Challenge league.


Russell Wilson seeing a lot of pressure


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was pressured on 43.8 percent of his dropbacks this season, the highest rate in the league, according to Pro Football Focus. In contrast, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was pressured on 34.7 percent of his dropbacks, right about average.

The two square off in Sunday's NFC Championship Game in Seattle.


Pete Carroll not worried about Russell Wilson's slump


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is averaging 157.6 passing yards with a 78.0 rating over his last five games, but coach Pete Carroll said the second-year pro is "doing great."

"I think he's doing what we need to do in these games," Carroll said, via ProFootballTalk.com. "We can always do better. We're always looking for more and he is too and all that. But as long as our football team is playing well and we're playing within the formula and we're playing good defense, we're running the football, we're playing on teams, and we're taking care of the ball and getting it, we're going to have a really good chance to win and that's what's most important to us.”

Wilson said he needs to improve but "we're winning a lot of football games and that's the best thing. I think that I can always do better, I've always thought that. So there's a lot of room for improvement and that the exciting about it.”


Seahawks' passing game not clicking


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson didn't have to throw much for his team to beat the Saints. But Seattle actually has been in a passing funk for five games.

In that span, Seattle has gone 3-2 with Wilson completing 57 percent of his throws for an average of 157.6 yards. He's averaged 6.6 yards per attempt, with four touchdowns, three interceptions and a 78.0 passer rating.


Russell Wilson watches others do dirty work in playoff win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2014) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson didn't have to do much Saturday against the Saints. Sticking the ball into the gut of featured back Marshawn Lynch and watching his defense perform pretty much sufficed.

Wilson wilted after a strong start in which he completed his first four passes. He finished 9 of 18 for 103 yards, but avoided picks. He also threw a perfect 24-yard pass to wideout Doug Baldwin on 3rd and 3 with just under three minutes remaining in the game to set up a Lynch touchdown that clinched the victory.

That was about all Wilson did right after intermission. He completed no passes in the third quarter, though the windy, rainy conditions played a role in his inconsistency.


Russell Wilson does little in regular-season finale


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) Quarterback Russell Wilson didn't have to do much in the Week 17 win over the Rams as the Seahawks' defense dominated. Wilson started slowly and finished 15 of 23 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown while not committing a turnover.

It was the fourth straight game in which Wilson passed for a single touchdown. He carried five times for minus-1 yard. Wilson's favorite target was Golden Tate: the duo hooked up eight times, including on a 47-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter. 

Wilson finishes the regular season with 3,304 passing yards, 27 total touchdowns and 14 turnovers.