- Stephen A.: Wilson doesn't need another ring to cement legacy
News: 5 days agoWilson completed 31 of 35 passes for 322 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday's 38-25 win over the Falcons.
Spin: With potentially the best set of pass-catchers in his career, Wilson was given a prime opportunity to showcase his talents Sunday as head coach Pete Carroll called just 17 run plays. The star quarterback came out of the gate hot, tossing two touchdowns to Chris Carson before he threw his first incompletion, and he added a 28-yard carry in the first half that put him over 4,000 rushing yards in his career. His efficiency ranked supreme, as he completed 88.6 percent of his passes -- the third-highest rate for a single game (35 attempts minimum) in NFL history -- and averaged a whopping 9.2 yards per attempt. While this was a favorable matchup against the Falcons, it's encouraging to see the Carroll willing to throw the ball early in games. The Seahawks host a much tougher Patriots defense in Week 2.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: The 2019 season was a tale of two halves for Wilson. He was the top-scoring fantasy QB through Week 6 but was held to three top-12 weeks and the 11th-most points the rest of the season. At the end of the day, he had his eighth top-11 fantasy campaign in as many tries, which includes four top-three seasons since 2014. Wilson remains a force with his legs (he's ranked no lower than ninth among QBs in rushing yards in his career), but he's also ranked top-three in passing touchdowns (33.3 per season) in each of the past three seasons. With Tyler Lockett, second-year receiver DK Metcalf and newcomer Greg Olsen at his disposal, the 31-year-old Wilson remains a solid QB1.