Draft Russell Wilson as the #11 QB... Ahead of Drew Brees and After Jameis Winston

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Draft Russell Wilson as a week-to-week fantasy spot starter in 2019. His 352 projected fantasy points puts him at #11 behind Jameis Winston and ahead of Drew Brees. He has averaged 22.9 fantasy points in his past 16 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 22 fantasy points. He is slightly overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 97%, he is the #8 most highly owned quarterback. Russell Wilson is expected to come up short of last season's #6 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON QB RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#9 Carson Wentz (88% OWN)353 FP, 22.1 per game233 FP, 11 gp, 21.2 per game (#14)
#10 Jameis Winston (82% OWN)353 FP, 22.1 per game234 FP, 11 gp, 21.3 per game (#12)
#11 Russell Wilson (97% OWN)352 FP, 22 per game366 FP, 16 gp, 22.9 per game (#9)
#12 Drew Brees (98% OWN)347 FP, 21.7 per game366 FP, 15 gp, 24.4 per game (#5)
#13 Tom Brady (97% OWN)345 FP, 21.6 per game338 FP, 16 gp, 21.1 per game (#15)

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START RUSSELL WILSON IN WEEK 1... AHEAD OF LAMAR JACKSON

Russell Wilson is projected for 24.8 fantasy points which is good enough to be the #1 ranked quarterback and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is the highest ranked quarterback for the week, ahead of Lamar Jackson. Week 2 will not be as good based on projected rank (#17). He is projected for 20.3 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 QB RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Russell Wilson (97% OWN)24.8 FP22 FP
#2 Lamar Jackson (76% OWN)24.3 FP21.5 FP
#3 Patrick Mahomes (100% OWN)24.3 FP27.6 FP
#4 Carson Wentz (88% OWN)24.1 FP22.1 FP
#5 Jared Goff (98% OWN)23.6 FP22.5 FP
WEEK 2 QB RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#15 Derek Carr (44% OWN)20.6 FP19.2 FP
#16 Philip Rivers (95% OWN)20.4 FP20.8 FP
#17 Russell Wilson (97% OWN)20.3 FP22 FP
#18 Drew Brees (98% OWN)20.2 FP21.7 FP
#19 Dak Prescott (84% OWN)19.4 FP20.4 FP

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Below the projection are actual stats from last season.

RUSSELL WILSONFPPASSYDPASSTDINTRUSHYDRUSHTD
2019 Projection352346831.110.73681.3
-- Per Game (16 Proj)22.02171.940.6723.00.08
Week 1 vs CIN24.82252.300.66240.09
Week 2 @PIT20.32131.700.63220.07
2018 Season36634483573760
-- Per Game (16 GP)22.92162.190.4423.50.00