Expected to be a top-10 quarterback heading into the season, Seattle’s Russell Wilson put up 320 passing yards and scored a touchdown to help the Seahawks squeak by the Carolina Panthers 12-7 on Week 1. Wilson was very efficient on the day, but it was the Seattle defense that allowed the Hawks to sneak out of Carolina with the win.
When evaluating Wilson’s first week, the second year quarterback day can be described as efficient, but not mind-blowing. One are area that was a disappointment for fantasy owners was Wilson’s rushing totals. He rushed 5 times gaining only 7 yards and left fantasy owners with a pedestrian 15 fantasy points.
With such high expectations, Wilson left fantasy owners flat during Week 1 and Week 2 doesn’t look any better as the Seahawks welcome the 49ers into town. Wilson will square off against a top five San Francisco defense that likes to pressure the quarterback.
While the 49ers just gave up 333 passing yards and 3 scores to Packers’ QB, Aaron Rodgers, Wilson owners shouldn’t expect similar results. Expect the defenses to dominate this week 2 matchup as Wilson is highly unlikely to crack the 300-yard mark. Fantasy owners might want to consider benching Wilson until his Week 3 matchup against the hapless Jaguars.