Seahawks Fantasy Focus — Russell Wilson


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Despite the fact that the 49ers signify a tough matchup for opposing QBs, Aaron Rodgers demonstrated in Week 1 that they can still produce a big fantasy performance. Wilson himself airmailed a 4-TD day the last time they met. Russell Wilson completed 25-of-33 passes for 320 yards and one touchdown in Seattle’s 12-7, Week 1 win over the Panthers. The sophomore QB showed nice chemistry with his receivers as well, and should be able to continue that trend, against a 49er defense that has weakened in the defensive backfield since last season. He’s still a low end QB1 possibility.

Look for Wilson to mix up his runs and passes to keep the Niners off balance. Wilson’s legs should provide a palpable spice for fantasy owners that need a lot of bang for their buck. Wilson went off the board in most leagues drafts between the 7th and 9th rounds, but gives you the production of a top round signal caller —kind of like only paying $7.00 — but getting a whole lot of food at the buffet. Centered on the collective fantasy points permitted by their opponents from Week 1 to Week 16, Wilson has the league’s 16th-most promising schedule among quarterbacks.

I predict 19 points for DangeRuss.