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What to do with Russell Wilson in Week 16 of the fantasy football playoffs

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Russell Wilson ahead of the Seahawks Week 16 matchup against the Rams.

Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks prepares to take on the Washington Football Team at FedExField on December 20, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson hasn’t put up the high numbers in recent weeks, but we’ll see if he can get back to his MVP-like performances we saw earlier in the year this weekend. Fantasy owners likely need a big performance out of him for him in the fantasy playoffs.

Fantasy Football analysis: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson

In his last time out, Wilson threw the ball just 27 times and completed 18 passes for 121 yards with a touchdown and interception in a 20-15 victory over the Washington Football Team. The attempts, completions and yards were all season lows, though he added six carries for 52 yards on the ground.

Wilson threw for more than 300 yards in five of his first eight games but has now gone six straight without hitting that mark.

Wilson will match up with the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, and they come into this one allowing the fewest passing yards per game across the entire NFL. In their last game, the Rams allowed Sam Darnold to complete 22 of 31 passes for 207 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in a 23-20 loss to the New York Jets.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Wilson has moved down to a low-end quarterback No. 1 and potentially a second quarterback option depending who else you have at the position.