Wilson may offer owners last piece to fantasy title
Congratulations! If you're reading this, you likely made it to your league's championship game. (Or you're in your league's third-place game or consolation final, but who's counting?) Bragging rights -- and possibly quite a bit of money -- are on the line this week.
If you're this far into the season, you're probably not looking for much help. You might adjust your defense or your kicker if you play matchups each week, or you might be interested in a quarterback available in 35 percent of fantasy leagues: Russell Wilson.
?Wilson was the top quarterback in any fantasy format in Week 15, going 14-of-23 for 205 yards and a touchdown while also rushing nine times for 92 yards and three touchdowns. It's the sixth time in seven games Wilson has accounted for two or more touchdowns (though it's the first time he scored any on the ground). In Week 14, when Wilson tossed just one touchdown, the Seahawks built a 38-0 halftime lead primarily on turnovers; he only threw 13 passes.
Is Wilson a better option than your current starting quarterback? He's going to have his toughest game in weeks against the 49ers on Sunday. San Francisco held Wilson to just 9-of-23 passing for 122 yards in the 49ers' 13-6 win in Week 7. However, that game was on a Thursday at Candlestick Park; this time Wilson gets a full week of rest and plays at home. Wilson is 6-0 with 12 touchdowns and one interception at home (compared to nine touchdowns and eight interceptions on the road) this season. The Seahawks are undefeated at home.
If you have a big name quarterback -- Brady, Rodgers, etc. -- you don't have a choice; start with the guy who got you there. But if you're looking for a guy to step in for your team and replace the likes of Carson Palmer, go get him.
A note: Keeping a guy for depth or a handcuff -- say, the Vikings' Toby Gerhart -- who's not going to play in the last week of the fantasy season? Feel free to drop these guys to prevent your opponent from grabbing a desirable guy like Wilson from the waiver wire for the title game. Even if you don't need to make a move you can prevent your opponent from getting a starter.