Russell Wilson has quiet fantasy day as defense does the work

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The Seahawks quarterback played fine, but his team didn't ask much of him in the blowout. We break down the fantasy implications.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson didn't do a lot Sunday, but he didn't have to. The team's defense did most of the work for Wilson as the Seahawks beat the New York Giants 23-0 in a game that wasn't even really that close.

Wilson completed 18 of 27 passes for 206 yards, a touchdown and an interception against New York. He added eight rushes for 50 yards. The touchdown pass came on a 12-yard connection with wide receiver Doug Baldwin early in the fourth quarter.

Fantasy impact: Wilson was kept in check a week ago by a stout San Francisco 49ers defense. This time, it was more about the team not needing Wilson to do much. Seattle even pulled him late in the game for backup Tarvaris Jackson. His 15 fantasy points were below his season average, but not a performance fantasy owners really need to worry about. Wilson ought to be fine down the stretch, even against the good defenses of the Arizona Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams.

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