Fantasy Football Quarterbacks: Top 15 To Target In 2016

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports /
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /

2016 Fantasy Football Quarterbacks: Number Twelve – Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

There is a lot of debate when it comes to how good of a quarterback Russell Wilson is. A lot of fans believe his success is the result of a top shelf defense and the running game.  Then they see his numbers and realize this guy can sling the ball around.  Wilson has quietly become one of the better fantasy football quarterbacks in the league.

Year Two Of Jimmy Graham: Surely by now someone in Seattle has realized that Jimmy Graham is not an in-line blocking tight end.  I mean…they have to understand that now, right?  If so, then the Wilson to Graham connections should be good for quite a few touchdowns on the season.

It’s Not Pete Carrol Football: It still surprises some people to learn that Pete Carrol is a defense-first coach.  Coming out of Southern Cal, most fans assumed he was in line with the high flying offenses of the Pac-12.  That’s not what Pete is about though.  His defensive-minded approach may hinder Wilson some as he isn’t big on taking chances.

Draft Value – 6th Round: Russell Wilson isn’t a bad guy to have on your team, but his effectiveness as a starter could fluctuate during the season.  A lot of it will depend on Jimmy Graham becoming a bigger part of the offense.  Without Marshawn Lynch in the backfield, there is a good chance the Seahawks throw the ball more.  A little risk, but there could be a huge reward.

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