2013 Fantasy Football: Draft Russell Wilson Late

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There are fantasy football players all around who are watching the National Football League playoffs and making notes for next season already. If you are doing that, I give you a ton of credit and probably don’t want to play in a league with you next season since my odds of winning will go way down. There is one quarterback who will shoot up draft boards for 2013 that needs particular attention in Russell Wilson.

Wilson has proven this season that he can do a very good job of managing a football game and has the Seattle Seahawks within two wins of going to the Super Bowl. Wilson could become a very nice sleeper pick in 2013 if he can avoid a sophomore slump. If Seattle doesn’t make any major moves in the offseason to improve things, Wilson could still throw for over 3,000 yards and rush for another 500 while giving fantasy owners 20-25 touchdowns. With the running game that Seattle possesses with Marshawn Lynch, it allows Wilson to be his own player that can roam freely and that is great for fantasy purposes.

Wilson is a player that should be drafted in the last three or four rounds of the draft as a backup to start with as long as you get a great quarterback in the earlier rounds to go with Wilson. If Wilson starts hot and your team is not doing well early on, making a trade to get Wilson into your starting lineup while using your other quarterback to improve other parts of the team is a wise move. Make a note now to draft Russell Wilson in 2013.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.


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