As the 2019 fantasy football season nears, it's time to examine players who could make or break your fantasy team. Here's a look at Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his fantasy outlook for the season ahead.
Russell Wilson Fantasy Outlook
Wilson went from a career-high in pass attempts in 2017 to his lowest total since 2013. But he made up for it with his best-ever passing-TD rate, and he topped 8.0 yards per attempt for the third time. Bet on Seattle remaining among the most run-heavy offenses. Losing Doug Baldwin — the target leader each of the past five seasons — will be a challenge, but Wilson still has Tyler Lockett plus intriguing rookie wideouts DK Metcalf and Gary Jennings.
Size: 5'11", 215
Bye Week: 11
Is Russell Wilson Overvalued?
Yes. Don’t let the lucrative contract seduce you. Wilson may be the highest-paid player in the NFL, but down the stretch the last couple of seasons, he has finished well outside Tier 1 levels in fantasy. A top-10 performer for the 2018 season, Wilson averaged fewer than 190 passing yards per game and totaled just 10 TDs over the last five weeks. There are a number of quarterbacks you can wait for, so don’t go for the name brand when you can get better return with the off brands.
The run-reliant offense and losing Doug Baldwin keep Wilson from making sense any higher than around the No. 8 QB in fantasy rankings. But he should remain a reliable fantasy QB.
Season Projections for 2019
3,754 passing yards, 27 passing TDs, 9 INTs, 406 rushing yards, 2 rushing TDs