Seattle Seahawks rookie QB Russell Wilson could be named the starter for the regular-season opener if he has a strong performance in his preseason start Friday against the Kansas City Chiefs, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports. Wilson is competing for the starting job with Matt Flynn, who started the team's first two preseason games after signing with the Seahawks in the offseason. Coach Pete Carroll plans to play Wilson through at least the first half, while Flynn could get some first-team snaps in the second half.
Analysis: It sounds like Wilson has a serious shot at winning the job, which is a little surprising after Flynn was signed to a 3-year, $19.5 million contract. However, Flynn and the offense have not done a lot in the preseason and that has opened the door for Wilson. Monitor to see if his play Friday leads to a formal announcement, as it might move him up the rankings in dynasty leagues but most fantasy owners shouldn't need either Seattle quarterback on their roster right now.