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Russell Wilson
ADP: N/A
Bye: 9
Experience: 10 Yr(s)
Age: 33.8
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 215
40 Time: 4.55
SPARQx (Rank): 109.90 (93%)
Burst Score (Rank): 118.50 (82%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.06 (88%)
Throw Velocity (Rank): 56.00 (61%)

Russell Wilson's Weekly Outlook

Week 5 Projections
Yds TDs INT Rush Yds Fantasy Pts
255.9 1.7 0.6 12.2 18.3
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Rest Of Way Outlook

Yds TDs INT Rush Yds Fantasy Pts
258.3 1.6 0.6 15 18.2

Russell Wilson's 2022 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#9 Quarterback

346.3 Projected Points

ADP Comp/Att P Yds P TD INT Att R Yds Fum
Not Available 374/571 4510.9 33.1 10.3 68 306 0

3D Projections DS 3D Projections

Basic StatsRussell Wilson's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:
  • After spending the first 10 years of his career in Seattle, Wilson was traded to Denver in March along with a 4th-round pick in exchange for QB Drew Lock, TE Noah Fant, DL Shelby Harris, 2 first-round picks, 2 second-round picks and a 5th-round pick.
  • Wilson’s 2021 campaign was interrupted by a right middle finger injury suffered in October that required surgery and forced him to miss 3 games.
  • Those were the first games Wilson missed as a pro.
  • Wilson struggled in the 9 games after returning from that throwing-finger injury:
    • 61.5% completion rate
    • 7.0 yards per attempt
    • A 56.8 Pro Football Focus passing grade that ranked 26th among 35 qualifiers
  • He was much better in 4.5 games before the injury:
    • 72.0% completion rate
    • 9.6 yards per attempt
    • An 89.5 PFF passing grade – 2nd among 34 qualifiers
  • Wilson topped an 86.0 PFF passing grade in each of the 3 seasons prior to last year, finishing 8th, 2nd and 6th league-wide.
  • Wilson ranked 13th among QBs in fantasy points per game last season.
  • He’s finished as a top-13 fantasy QB in 9 of his 10 seasons, including 5 top-8 finishes and 3 top-5s.
  • Wilson set career lows with 3.1 carries and 13.1 rushing yards per game last year.
    • The finger injury didn’t impact those numbers much. He averaged 3.4 carries and 13.6 yards pre-injury; 2.9 carries and 12.8 yards post-injury.
  • Wilson turns 34 in November.
  • His weaponry in Denver might not be as strong at the top as he had in Seattle, but it’s deeper. WRs Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick are a strong trio; WR K.J. Hamler is a big-play threat once recovered from last September's knee and hip injuries; TEs Albert Okwuegbunam and Greg Dulcich boast pass-catching upside; and RBs Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon are weapons in the passing game.
  • Wilson also gets an offensive line upgrade in Denver. The Broncos ranked 9th in Pro Football Focus’ 2021 pass-blocking grades. (Seattle was down at 26th.)
  • The Broncos re-made their coaching staff this offseason, hiring HC Nathaniel Hackett and OC Justin Outten from Green Bay.
    • It’s Hackett’s first crack at a HC gig. He has 8 years of NFL OC experience: 2013-2014 with the Bills, 2016-2018 with the Jaguars and 2019-2021 with the Packers.
      • Hackett’s Bills and Jaguars offenses – piloted by E.J. Manuel, Kyle Orton and Blake Bortles – were run leaning. But Hackett went pass heavier when he hooked up with Aaron Rodgers. The Packers ranked 7th, 9th and 11th in situation-neutral pass rate the last 3 seasons.
    • Outten worked as Green Bay’s TEs coach the past 3 years. Prior to that, he spent 3 seasons in Atlanta, working under OCs Kyle Shanahan and Steve Sarkisian.
  • We’re projecting the Broncos to be a balanced to pass-leaning offense this year. That’d be a significant shift for Wilson, who played in mostly run-first attacks in Seattle. He topped 32.3 pass attempts per game in only 3 of his 10 seasons with the Seahawks. For perspective, 20 QBs averaged more than 32.3 attempts per game last year.
Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

We’re chalking up Wilson’s relatively disappointing 2021 season to the right finger injury he suffered midway through the year. He was good both statistically and in Pro Football Focus grades before that injury and had shown no signs of decline the few years prior.

Wilson has a new offense to learn and new receivers to build chemistry with after the big trade to Denver. But he has a deep group of weapons and might find himself in the pass-heaviest offense of his career.

Wilson, now 33, doesn’t boast the rushing upside he once did. That caps his fantasy upside a bit. But we still like him as a rock-solid QB1 with a chance to finish among the top 8 at his position.

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Wilson carries no injury designation for Week 5

Broncos QB Russell Wilson has been removed from the injury report for Thursday night's game against the Colts. He said earlier in the week that his right-shoulder issue wouldn't inhibit his availability, and it appears Wilson will be a full go.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Broncos QB Russell Wilson is "dealing with a little bit of tendonitis in his throwing shoulder." Wilson has been limited in practice so far this week, ahead of Thursday night's game vs. the Colts. "Doesn't seem like this is a major issue," Rapoport adds. "I'd characterize it as just something to watch."

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Broncos QB Russell Wilson showed some signs of life in Sunday's loss to Vegas, tossing 2 TDs and completing 17-of-25 passes for 237 yards. Obviously, the pass volume (and yardage) isn’t ideal. But the boosted efficiency is nice, and it’s encouraging to see him hitting top targets Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy for scores. Wilson was Pro Football Focus’ 23rd graded QB over the first 3 weeks but jumped up to 4th in Week 4. The loss of Javonte Williams (torn ACL) could push this unit more towards the pass going forward — especially if their run defense doesn’t improve. Wilson belongs in the QB1 conversation for a Thursday night home game vs. Indianapolis.

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Broncos QB Russell Wilson completed just 14 of his 31 pass attempts for 219 yards in Sunday's win over the Texans. He threw a TD to TE Eric Saubert, but also an INT. Denver has scored just 33 points through 2 games, despite matchups with defenses that aren't likely to emerge as tough.

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The Broncos and QB Russell Wilson agreed to a 5-year, $245 million contract extension with $165 million guaranteed, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Wilson is now the league's 2nd-highest-paid QB, behind only Aaron Rodgers. More interestingly, he's now signed for the next 7 seasons. Wilson will have just turned 40 when his current contract is up. We'll see if he's able to play through the life of it.

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Russell Wilson, QB DEN
Dynasty MVP 293.3
Position Rank #17 QB
3yr Projection
5yr Projection
10yr Projection
1,029
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2,001
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Due in part to a lingering finger injury, Wilson finished just 13th in fantasy PPG in 2021, his worst since 2018. A move to Denver gives new life to the 33-year-old's fantasy value. Russ will toss passes to a stacked group of pass catchers led by Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy.
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