Friday update: Head coach Nathaniel Hackett told reporters on Friday that Russell Wilson will start barring a setback.
Thursday update: Wilson was once again limited on the injury report. He appears ready to play this week.
Wednesday update: Wilson says he’s ready to play this week. We’ll need to wait to see confirmation on his status, but expect him to play at this point.
Russell Wilson: “I feel great. Ready to roll… hopefully get a key win in London”— Zac Stevens (@ZacStevensDNVR) October 26, 2022
Wednesday update: Wilson was limited on Wednesday as he tries to get ready for Sunday. We should learn more about his status before the day’s end.
He does appear to be doing more work in practice and Nathaniel Hackett did seem to believe he was trending toward playing earlier in the week.
For what it’s worth: Russell Wilson looks to me like he’s doing more and with more pace during the open part of practice than he did last week. #Broncos— Parker Gabriel (@ParkerJGabriel) October 26, 2022
The Denver Broncos could get their starting quarterback Russell Wilson back in Week 8, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Wilson missed this week’s loss to the Jets, as he is dealing with a partial tear in his hamstring.
Wilson has not lived up to his big contract or his usual ability this season and injuries are starting to mount for the quarterback. Brett Rypien started in Week 7 and was able to only put up 9 points on the New York Jets in a loss that took them to 2-5.
Fantasy football implications for Week 8
Wilson hasn’t shown the ability to put up fantasy football numbers as a Bronco. The Jaguars can be thrown on, but the Broncos offense is dead in the water. Until they can show signs of life under Nathaniel Hackett, Wilson should remain on the bench or waiver wire.