The best fantasy football QBs, No. 3: Russell Wilson
Wilson is coming off his best season as a pro, in which he set new career highs in yards (4,024), touchdowns (34), YPA (8.33), completion percentage (68.1) and quarterback rating (110.1), all while throwing just eight interceptions. Wilson has never been a running quarterback, but rather a quarterback who runs. He’s determined to keep passing plays alive, getting the majority of his rushing yards on designed runs. He carried the ball 103 times last year for 553 yards, but just one touchdown. Since the merger, there have been 21 quarterback seasons with at least 100 rushing attempts and 500 rushing yards. Those quarterbacks, not including Wilson last year, averaged 6.5 rushing scores per year. If Wilson matches his attempt and yardage output, his touchdowns will come up. If his rapport with Doug Baldwin was a portent of things to come, he’ll remain efficient and explosive through the air. It’s possible we have yet to see his fantasy best.