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Russell Wilson is hands down one of the best quarterbacks in the league. Last season, everyone in the America watched as he led his Seattle Seahawks team to a dominating Super Bowl win over Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. In this game, and throughout the playoffs, Wilson played amazing. His pocket presence was fantastic, his throws were accurate, and his decision making skills could not have been better. Having said that, there are many who are not confident in Wilson’s ability to be a good fantasy quarterback. There is a difference between good NFL quarterbacks and good fantasy quarterbacks. For example, Tom Brady is undoubtedly one of the best quarterbacks of all time; however, last season, his fantasy numbers were downright terrible. People have similar concerns about Russell Wilson. He is undoubtedly one of the future stars of the NFL, and he has already proved his worth by winning a Super Bowl; however, many feel as though he is not a good fantasy option because his defense carries his teams. Though the Seattle defense is amazing, Wilson will still manage to be a very viable fantasy quarterback in 2014.
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Russell Wilson is a very unique QB. Normally, a quarterback is one of two things. On one hand, you see the Peyton Manning and Tom Brady type of quarterback. These are the QBs who will sit in the pocket until their offensive line collapses and will only run as a last resort. On the other side are mobile quarterbacks, who are quarterbacks more similar to RGIII. These are the quarterbacks who you know are going to run for most plays because they cannot play in the pocket at all, but their legs are good enough to run the ball for a first down. Wilson is a mix of both of these types of quarterbacks. When watching Russell Wilson play, you can easily notice that he gives the pocket a chance. He will stay in there and get a good look at the defensive ends and he will make a decision based on their reaction.
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Because he is so athletic, Wilson has the ability to burn defenders with both his legs and his throwing arm, and teams always have a very difficult time covering him. Because of this versatility, Wilson is a huge fantasy asset because he can put up a high number of BOTH passing and rushing yards, which is obviously an asset to any team. Aside from this, Wilson is also poised to do well next season due to the return of Percy Harvin. From watching the Super Bowl, you should know how fast and how talented Percy Harvin is, and with the recent announcement that he will not be the main kick returner, you can expect him to play as receiver for most snaps. This is a great asset for Wilson. Last season, Wilson put up great fantasy numbers with Tate and Rice as his receivers; however, the ability for Harvin to stretch the field will give Wilson much more freedom to throw the ball. Consider Wilson to be a very good fantasy pick.
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In a year that features two of the most productive rookie quarterbacks, there is a third that has been making noise. Can Seattle Seahawks’ rookie Russell Wilson continue to deliver?
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Nobody is confusing Wilson for Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III. In his past five games he has 11 touchdown and just one interception. Very impressive numbers.
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In the for previous weeks, Wilson averaged just  205.3 yards. That has pretty much been his story this year as he has 10 games with fewer than 240 passing yards. Obviously, a low passing total like that doesn’t make fantasy owners happy.
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This week against Chicago was a different story. Wilson tied his career-high with 293 yards against a tough Chicago Bears team. The fact that he helped knock off the Bears in Soldier Field makes the feat all that more impressive. Wilson also did an RG3 impersonation this week by running for a career-high 71 yards.
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While Wilson hasn’t provided a ton of fantasy points on the ground, he has averaged 42.5 yards over the past four games. Wilson has yet to run for a touchdown. When you have a runner as effective as Marshawn Lynch, you’ll lose out on those one-year plunges.
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The Seahawks don’t have an ideal schedule in the coming weeks as the fantasy football playoffs get underway. Next week they face the Arizona Cardinals. They aren’t a great team, but they play the pass effectively. They have serious issues against the run so Lynch should be busy.
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In Week 16, the championship week for most leagues, Wilson faces the San Francisco 49ers. Obviously it would be a serious risk to use him then.
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If you don’t have a steady quarterback penciled in your lineup every week, Wilson is a decent option in Week 15. The Buffalo Bills are terrible against the run, so Lynch owners should be extremely happy, but they have issues defending the pass as well. This could be a nice spot start for Wilson.
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More importantly for actual Seattle Seahawks fans, Wilson looks to be the real deal. The future is bright in Seattle.
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