Russell Wilson helps fantasy stock with strong outing


Russell Wilson lit up the Broncos secondary on Saturday night. We break down the fantasy implications.

After a brief showing in the Seahawks preseason opener, Russell Wilson made the most of the 31 snaps he saw against the Broncos on Saturday. Wilson completed 8-of-12 passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns, adding another 10 yards on the ground.

Some sources have suggested the Seahawks will put a limit on Wilson's pass attempts this season, but as long as he remains an efficient passer, he'll keep the offense rolling like we saw against Denver.

Fantasy impact: Wilson isn't going to throw for 4,000 yards. Owners should accept that fact. However, his ability to run the ball boosts his stock and makes him a low-end QB1.

Last season, Wilson rushed for 489 yards and four touchdowns. He also kept the ball in his hands by limiting turnovers. Wilson hasn't committed a turnover yet in two games this preseason. Add these attributes together, and owners should be happy with the progress he makes this year.

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