Updated: Aug 31
Written By Christian Skutevik
The Stats Speak for Themselves
While everyone is busy with the "Lamar vs Pat" argument, I would like to stand up and say that Russell Wilson is the one quarterback who is(arguably) better then the both of them. Despite his consistent dominance from both a winning and statistical standpoint, Russell Wilson is often mistakenly overlooked as a stud fantasy option. I won't ask you to trust me on this, his stats more than speak for themselves.
Touchdowns are king and there is no one better than Russell Wilson at throwing the ball in the end-zone. Over the last 3 seasons, Wilson has topped 30 touchdown passes all three years and is the ONLY quarterback to top 30 more than once... Yes, you read that right, I was just as surprised as you probably are. Naturally, all of those touchdowns have to lead to big fantasy points. Since 2017, he has combined for 975 fantasy points the most out of any QB.
It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Wilson is leading all QBs in fantasy points over that span, after all, he is one of if not the most accurate and efficient passer in the NFL. His adjusted completion percentage of 76.5, play action passer rating of 99.7, and passer rating while under pressure of 89.3 each lead all qualifying quarterbacks last season. Importantly last year was not a fluke either, his career quarterback rating of 101.2 is the 2nd highest efficiency mark of all time.
I could go on and on about Wilson‘s elite stat line all day but the most impressive part of his already illustrious career is what he has over come to get those stats. He entered the NFL as a mid round pick nobody cared about on a defense focused team. When the ‘Legion of Boom’ imploded Wilson pushed through a bad offense line, lacking tight end group and average receiving corps. This genuinely feels like the first time in his career he has had a solid supporting cast heading into the season and I cannot wait to see what he is going to do with it.