Though it wasn't the case Week 6 against Dallas, when the
He also had three touchdowns -- two through the air and one on the ground -- giving him multiple scores in five of the team's six games this season. He had multiple scores in only eight of 16 games last season.
Though the Seahawks have done a fine job limiting yardage, they haven't been as dominant defensively as they were last season, and that's given them a greater need for offense late in games. Though they won't always be playing from behind against a defense that will allow them to make up ground, they may need to throw in the fourth quarter often enough for Wilson to keep this up.
He's a good choice to start again Week 8 at Carolina.
Wilson scored a rushing touchdown for the third straight week when he scooted 19 yards on a zone-read play in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Wilson broke containment for a career-long 52-yard scamper.
He threw both touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, hitting tight end Cooper Helfet for 19 yards and wideout Doug Baldwin for 9 yards.
Wilson, who's thrown two touchdowns in five of six starts, visits the Panthers in Week 8.
Well, that wasn't supposed to happen.
Not after throwing for two touchdowns in each of his first four games, not against a defense that entered the day ranked 18th against the pass and certainly not at home, where he's been at his best since entering the league in 2012. But yes,
Wilson is no stranger to stinkers in Fantasy, but in the past, they've come when the
So does this change our assessment of him in Fantasy? Well, maybe I did go a little far with the must-start talk. But I think the Seahawks will need to rely on Wilson more this year than in years past, and I still think that means he'll be more consistent overall. Don't lose faith.
This was Wilson's worst performance since a Week 16 home loss to Arizona last year. Aside from his 53-yard completion to Jermaine Kearse, Wilson passed for 73 yards on 27 other throws. Wilson averaged 4.5 yards per attempt and posted a 47.6 passer rating.
Wilson scored a rushing touchdown for the second straight week. He'll visit the Rams in Week 7.
Coming into the season, one common strategy for using
But then he goes and does what he did Week 5 at Washington, rushing for 122 yards and throwing for 201 with three combined touchdowns. It was by far his best performance of the season, and moreover, it came on the road.
In my latest post the Fantasy Football Today blog, I review some of Wilson's past road performances and wonder if we should be sitting him at all. Be sure to check it out.
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