Russell Wilson Fantasy Value Continues to Soar With Monster Game Against Buccaneers in Week 9

David Kaestle
Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Seattle Seahawks
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Russell Wilson continued his MVP-caliber season on Sunday in an overtime victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 40-34. Wilson finished with 378 passing yards and five touchdowns. This resulted in 39.2 fantasy points, his second-highest mark of the season.

The Bucs' pass defense was ranked No. 31 in the NFL heading into Week 9, so while Wilson's outlook in this game was good, the performance is still impressive and noteworthy.

Tyler Lockett Fantasy Outlook

When a quarterback turns in a performance like Wilson did, there's always receivers on the other end of those passes who benefit as well. Tyler Lockett, Seattle's No. 1 receiver had a huge day, posting 13 catches for 152 yards and two touchdowns (33.7 fantasy points, his highest total of the year).

D.K. Metcalf Fantasy Outlook

Lockett wasn't the only one who had a big day though, rookie wide receiver D.K. Metcalf also put up gaudy numbers. The former Ole' Miss product posted six catches for 123 yards and a touchdown (24 fantasy points, a season high).

Looking forward, the Seahawks get the San Francisco 49ers and their No. 1 pass defense next week and in Week 17 to close the season. Although, they do still have a few favorable matchups left on the calendar with the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 12 (No. 21 pass defense), Los Angeles Rams in Week 14 (No. 18 pass defense) and Arizona Cardinals in Week 16 (No. 29 pass defense).

Wilson, Lockett and Metcalf should be every-week starters moving forward, outside of the two games against the 49ers and their lockdown pass defense. For those weeks, it will all depend on what other matchups you can exploit on your bench or off the waiver wire.


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