Russell Wilson has a composite ranking as the 11th best quarterback in this year’s fantasy draft . With an Average Draft Position (ADP) of 67, he will likely be taken in the 5th or 6th round of most 12-team drafts.
Many experts predicted that Wilson was ready to build on his impressive rookie season and turn into a breakout star this year. But much of this excitement has died down since the newly acquired Percy Harvin underwent hip surgery.
While the injury to Harvin may take Wilson down a notch in productivity, he will still be a very effective player. Last year, without Harvin, Wilson was still a top-ten ranked fantasy quarterback.
The biggest negative facing Wilson is the fact that he had the second fewest passing attempts among quarterbacks who started all 16 games. However, the second-year quarterback more than makes up for this lack of passing attempts with his running ability and his nose for the end zone.
Wilson had 26 passing touchdowns last season, tying him for 9th in the league. Wilson also had 489 rushing yards and 4 rushing touchdowns last season. Combine those stats with an elevated level of trust coming from the coaching staff and you have a formula for success.
Look for Wilson to have increased role in the offense during his second season and improve upon his numbers from 2012.