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2014 Fantasy Football Profile: QB Russell Wilson

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The quarterback position has become the most important spot in a fantasy football lineup. They score points that anyone else on the field and have the potential to single-handedly win a fantasy matchup. One quarterback that will be a popular late-round gem this summer is Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks.

Positives:

Wilson is a very efficient fantasy quarterback. He has a career quarterback rating of 100.6 and has shockingly throw 26 touchdowns in back-to-back seasons. Wilson also never turns the ball over, as he threw nine interceptions last year and only 10 the year before that. He is the ultimate game manager and he knows how to limit his mistakes on the field.

Wilson can also add fantasy points on the ground. He has added 1,028 rushing yards through his first two NFL seasons and scored five touchdowns. Wilson is a legitimate dual-threat quarterback and he will consistently add yards on the ground as well of fantasy owners.

Negatives:

Wilson may rack up wins and manage the game flawlessly, but he isn’t an elite fantasy quarterback. He had just two 300-yard performances last season and had eight games in which he failed to reach double-digit touchdowns. From a starting fantasy quarterback those are absolute dreadful numbers when compared to the likes of Drew Brees or Peyton Manning.

Seattle’s offense is also a run-first system. They have All-Pro running back Marshawn Lynch in the backfield and his presence will require so many touches per game. Wilson will constantly lose yards, and touchdowns, as long as Lynch is on the field.

Final Verdict:

Despite the shiny Super Bowl ring and countless commercials, Wilson is still just a low-end starter in all one-quarterback leagues. There is no need to reach out to get him this year, because he will once again fall well outside of the top-five signal callers.

Bye Week: 4

Projected Round: 9

Auction Value: $12

 

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.