Russell Wilson

QB · Pittsburgh Steelers

Height 5'11" Weight 215
DOB 1988-11-29 Age 35.6
College Wisconsin

2024 Fantasy Rankings

Overall # 192 · QB # 25 (Tier 4) · ADP (12-team PPR): 17.12, 204th

Position Rankings

Tier 4
23Will Levis, TEN525.014.0813.6
24Geno Smith, SEA1033.814.0417.9
25Russell Wilson, PIT935.617.1219.4
26Deshaun Watson, CLE1028.813.0516.0
Tier 5
27Bryce Young, CAR1122.917.0511.9
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2023 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Steelers Coaches Bullish On Russell Wilson

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    Unless something unforeseen happens, quarterback Russell Wilson will be the Pittsburgh Steelers' starting QB in Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons this fall. It's his job to lose in training camp and the preseason. "I'm really pleased with what I heard coming (out) of there with Russ," NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah said on the Rich Eisen Show. "I know there's been a lot of talk with him and Justin Fields. It's Russell Wilson's gig. Everything I've been told, they've been impressed with how he's thrown. Throwing with anticipation." The Athletic's Mark Kaboly also listed Fields as a "loser" in OTAs and minicamp because he feels Wilson has a chokehold on the starting gig right now. It doesn't really change anything from when head coach Mike Tomlin said Wilson would be in pole position as the starter earlier this offseason. Wilson is also embracing a leadership role and has embraced the city of Pittsburgh.

    Jun 25 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Russell Wilson
  • Steelers OC Arthur Smith: Russell Wilson To Enter Training Camp In "Pole Position"

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    Before acquiring Justin Fields via trade, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin made it clear the team intended to use Russell Wilson as their starting quarterback in 2024. Both passers are pending free agents, and training camp looms as an opportunity for Fields to reverse the pecking order. Tomlin later opened the door to Fields unseating Wilson for the starter's gig [...]

    Jun 18 · Pro Football Rumors Pittsburgh Steelers Russell Wilson Justin Fields
  • Russell Wilson Off To Good Start With Steelers

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    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Russell Wilson got off to a good start during organized team activities this offseason, and his leadership was more than noticeable. Wilson also stood out with his arm talent, though, and he did nothing through 12 practices to even slightly indicate that he could lose the QB competition to Justin Fields. Wilson's work ethic, experience, arm talent and the fact that he basically took all the first-team snaps strongly suggest that nothing he can do between July 24 and the Sept. 8 regular-season opener would prevent him from starting to open the year. The 35-year-old veteran is going to need to perform all year to hold off Fields, however, and the lack of experience in the receiving corps is cause for concern from a fantasy standpoint. Wilson bounced back in 2023 in Denver after a bad first year with the Broncos, but he's merely a QB2 in fantasy in 2024 with his new team.

    Jun 17 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Russell Wilson
  • Russ on joining Steelers: 'Revived in every way'

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    New Steelers quarterback Russell Wilson said Tuesday he felt rejuvenated following the team's first mandatory minicamp practice.

    Jun 12 · ESPN Pittsburgh Steelers Russell Wilson
  • Mike Tomlin Receives Extension Through 2027

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers signed head coach Mike Tomlin to an undisclosed three-year contract extension on Monday that takes him through the 2027 season, according to the team. The 52-year-old said in January that he expected to get an extension this offseason after some people were starting to question his future with the organization. Under Tomlin for the last 17 years, the Steelers have never had a losing season, which is already an NFL record. Tomlin has a 173-100-2 regular-season record and is 8-10 in the playoffs as the Steelers' head coach. This year, he'll have an interest situation to navigate at quarterback with veteran Russell Wilson and former first-rounder Justin Fields potentially creating some QB controversy.

    Jun 10 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Justin Fields Russell Wilson
  • Russell Wilson Looking Good At OTAs

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    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Russell Wilson has looked on point during organized team activities this week with his new team, and the 35-year-old still appears to have plenty of arm strength. Wilson's accuracy was spot on this week, whether in warmups, drills or competition periods, including a 70-yard pass in stride to receiver Quez Watkins on Thursday. His ability to sell play-action fakes was also noticeably better than the other QBs this week. Wilson is in pole position to open the 2024 season as Pittsburgh's starter under center for Week 1, but Justin Fields, a former first-rounder, is competing to make starts for the Steelers at some point in 2024 as well in what is a contract year for him. Fields' presence and dual-threat abilities will be a threat to Wilson's value as a QB2 in fantasy in his first year in the Steel City.

    May 24 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Russell Wilson
  • Latest On Steelers' Quarterback Situation

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    Both the Steelers' top two quarterbacks are in Pittsburgh after unusual separations from their previous teams. Jettisoned after a rocky Denver tenure, Russell Wilson counts for a record-shattering dead money figure on the Broncos' payroll. The Bears-Panthers swap for the 2023 No. 1 pick created another No. 1 selection for Chicago after Carolina's 2-15 season, [...]

    May 23 · Pro Football Rumors Pittsburgh Steelers Russell Wilson Justin Fields
  • Justin Fields Says He's "Definitely Competing" With Russell Wilson

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    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Justin Fields said he's "definitely competing... Russell Wilson knows that. We're competing against each other every day." I definitely don't have the mindset of me just sitting all year." Head coach Mike Tomlin said the veteran Wilson will be in pole position to start under center in Week 1 this fall. However, Fields could certainly find himself starting for the Steelers sooner than later in 2024 if Wilson looks more like he did in a disastrous first year for the Denver Broncos in 2022. Because of the fact that Fields is fully expected to be holding a clipboard on the sidelines to begin the season, it will be hard to recommend him as anything more than a QB2 in superflex fantasy leagues with high-end upside if he ends up winning the starting job eventually. The 25-year-old former Bears QB will be a free agent after the 2024 season after having his fifth-year option declined.

    May 21 · Source via Pittsburgh Steelers Justin Fields Russell Wilson
  • Quarterback Stats



    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1LVL 16-1717.01664100.054.735273479.4177202111.0000
    2WASL 33-3530.0366100.057.638183256.33083176569.3301
    3@MIAL 20-7018.31962100.061.338233860.530611100-00
    4@CHIW 31-2824.5948100.066.732212875.02233014133.2500
    5NYJL 21-3120.71363100.060.338203164.51962047497.0001
    6@KCL 8-199.92352100.050.026132259.1951244317.7500
    7GBW 19-1715.81759100.050.830202969.019410112121.0000
    8KCW 24-918.71471100.038.027121963.21143068303.7501
    10@BUFW 24-2220.71175100.050.738242982.81932049303.3300
    11MINW 21-2017.11855100.067.337273577.1259102210.5000
    12CLEW 29-1218.11167100.049.333132259.113410111343.0911
    13@HOUL 17-2220.71060100.060.036152657.718613310444.4010
    14@LACW 24-718.71767100.058.239213363.6224212650.8300
    15@DETL 17-4219.8156093.860.939183256.3223102760.8611
    16NEL 23-2621.91469100.059.441253767.62382054205.0000
    17LACW 16-90.0-----------------
    18@LVL 14-270.0-----------------

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 5, 5, 60, 16, 50, 12, 18, 4, 13, 22, 3, 11, 18, 4, 11, 6, 7, 3, 15, 8, 45, 46, 10, 3, 3, 21
    Rushing: 2, 1, 1


    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@SEAL 16-1721.21466100.065.243294269.0340102122.0000
    2HOUW 16-914.32372100.045.833143145.2219113231.5000
    3SFW 11-1010.92974100.052.739203360.61840046172.8300
    4@LVL 23-3229.4353100.056.630172568.02372034297.2510
    5INDL 9-1213.92473100.058.943213953.82740244225.5000
    6@LACL 16-1915.71558100.055.232152853.61881044235.7500
    7NYJL 9-160.0-----------------
    8@JACW 21-1717.32161100.055.734183060.02521134174.2500
    10@TENL 10-1718.12180100.061.349214250.0286116781.1400
    11LVL 16-2213.22064100.050.032243177.4247003188.0000
    12@CARL 10-239.93360100.061.737193554.3142103284.0001
    13@BALL 9-1011.62753100.045.324172277.318900222110.5000
    14KCL 28-3429.136286.155.640233663.924731645714.2500
    15ARIW 24-150.0-----------------
    16@LARL 14-5113.4215074.643.329152755.62141362178.5000
    17@KCL 24-2726.8570100.060.042263868.42221144276.7521
    18LACW 31-2827.0165100.049.232132454.22833128182.2500

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 67, 22, 5, 20, 39, 6, 66, 1, 18, 5, 66, 11, 25, 3, 24, 20
    Rushing: 3, 16, 4


    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@INDW 28-1629.6754100.051.928182378.3254403591.8000
    2TENL 30-3326.8954100.063.034223171.03432033165.3300
    3@MINL 17-3019.61953100.066.035233271.9298102372.3300
    4@SFW 28-2124.11056100.048.227162369.61492034266.5010
    5LARL 17-2611.6274061.527.718111668.81521122105.0000
    10@GBL 0-179.32261100.073.845204050.01610235326.4000
    11ARIL 13-2310.62749100.057.128142653.8207004221.0000
    12@WASL 15-1722.0947100.070.233203164.52472022168.0000
    13SFW 30-2320.11370100.057.140303781.12312143155.0000
    14@HOUW 33-1321.81361100.049.230172860.7260200284.0000
    15@LARL 10-206.83057100.054.431173154.815601300-00
    16CHIL 24-2518.41456100.051.829162759.31812022136.5000
    17DETW 51-2930.2272100.048.635202969.02364016244.0000
    18@ARIW 38-3027.4658100.051.730152657.7238311451.2511

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 23, 9, 69, 15, 63, 68, 10, 12, 13, 19, 6, 32, 7, 12, 55, 1, 41, 24, 13, 1, 13, 1, 43, 5, 25
    Rushing: 16, 4

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