Russell Wilson starts slow finishes strong for fantasy owners

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson picks up yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The Seahawks quarterback threw for 217 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 36 yards and one touchdown in the overtime win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We bring you the fantasy implications here.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson started slow against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but finished strong, throwing for 217 yards and two touchdowns while adding 36 yards and a score on the ground. He did throw two interceptions, but he has been largely protective of the football this year.

On the year, Wilson has thrown for 1,845 yards and 15 touchdowns while rushing for 375 yards and one touchdown. He has thrown seven touchdowns in the past three games, but today was his first rushing touchdown.

Fantasy impact: Wilson is a dual-threat quarterback who can make plays with his arm as well as his legs. He is averaging 205 passing yards per game and almost 42 rushing yards per game. He has only had one game where he didn't score and he has been very protective of the football having thrown only six interceptions on the year. The Seahawks will face the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10. Wilson remains a must-start in all fantasy leagues.

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