In a surprise move the Seattle Seahawks have announced Russell Wilson to be the teams starter at quarterback for week one against the Cardinals.
When Matt Flynn signed his contract earlier this year, a contract that entailed a guaranteed $8 million for the 2012 season, it was quite obvious he was brought in to lead the team. Yet third-round pick Russell Wilson from North Carolina State played too well in the preseason not to earn himself a starting job.
Matt Flynn has experience and will be ready to step in the second Russell Wilson struggles.
Wilson earned the job by going 35-of-52 (67.3 percent) for 464 yards (8.92 YPA), five touchdowns, and one interception in three preseason games. He’s tacked on 150 rushing yards and a sixth touchdown on 10 scrambles.
With the lack of receiving core in Seattle, Russell Wilson does give the team an added element with his mobility. Wilson’s fantasy value at this point is depth quarterback was upset, one you can stash on the bench for emergency situations.
It should be noted that Shawn Li called this one in our latest version of Fantasy High 5