Even in one of his worst performances of the season, Russell Wilson was still a fantasy monster. He put up nearly 30 fantasy points despite turning the ball over four times and rushing for just 5 yards. This week’s matchup versus the Los Angeles Rams looks difficult on paper, but that may not matter to this MVP candidate.
Fantasy Football analysis: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson
If you get 29.1 points from your quarterback, you’re pretty happy, right? Well, Wilson’s Week 9 finish was below his season average of 31.6 points. He’s just brilliant for fantasy owners, but it may not be a given that he hits that number against the Rams. Only two quarterbacks have scored multiple touchdowns against the Rams this season and none since Week 5. Granted, Wilson is in a different class than Nick Foles, Jimmy Garoppolo and Tua Tagovailoa, but moving the ball against Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey and Co. is easier said than done. Overall, the Rams are allowing just 16.2 DraftKings points per game to quarterbacks.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Bold call: Yes. Even in DFS, Wilson should still be trusted at $7,700. Given the matchup, he might be worth using as a contrarian play in a GPP.