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News: 7 days agoWilson completed 18 of 32 pass attempts for 308 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 35-33 loss to Washington. He added 56 rushing yards on six attempts.
Spin: Wilson turned back the clock and posted a stat line we haven't seen since his days in Seattle. It was the first time the 34-year-old threw for 300 yards with multiple scores since joining Denver last season. Wilson came out with a more aggressive mindset as a passer and runner following an underwhelming debut under head coach Sean Payton in Week 1. He connected for two deep scores to Marvin Mims Jr. and Brandon Johnson, and his 56 rushing yards would have been the second-highest total from his entire 2022 game log. Wilson can regain a chunk of his depleted fantasy value if he can maintain this playing style going forward, starting with a road matchup against the Dolphins next Sunday.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Wilson's first season with the Broncos can safely be filed under "worst-case scenario". The veteran QB missed two games due to injury and managed only 19 TDs in 15 games while taking a league-high 55 sacks. Wilson averaged a career-low 15.1 fantasy PPG and had one weekly outing better than 14th prior to a strong finish (three top-five weeks in his final four games). Wilson hasn't been a reliable fantasy starter the past two seasons, but there is some reason for optimism here with Sean Payton now running the Denver offense. The Broncos also upgraded their offensive line and have a good group of targets, led by Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton. The 34-year-old Wilson is a fine mid-to-late-round flier.