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Russell Wilson to start in Week 8 vs. Jaguars in London

We break down the news that Russell Wilson has a hamstring injury. What it means for Week 8 and beyond.

Russell Wilson #3 of the Denver Broncos watches his team warm up before their game against the New York Jets at Empower Field At Mile High on October 23, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Friday update: Head coach Nathaniel Hackett told reporters on Friday that Russell Wilson will start barring a setback.

Thursday update: Wilson was once again limited on the injury report. He appears ready to play this week.

Wednesday update: Wilson says he’s ready to play this week. We’ll need to wait to see confirmation on his status, but expect him to play at this point.

Wednesday update: Wilson was limited on Wednesday as he tries to get ready for Sunday. We should learn more about his status before the day’s end.

He does appear to be doing more work in practice and Nathaniel Hackett did seem to believe he was trending toward playing earlier in the week.

The Denver Broncos could get their starting quarterback Russell Wilson back in Week 8, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Wilson missed this week’s loss to the Jets, as he is dealing with a partial tear in his hamstring.

Wilson has not lived up to his big contract or his usual ability this season and injuries are starting to mount for the quarterback. Brett Rypien started in Week 7 and was able to only put up 9 points on the New York Jets in a loss that took them to 2-5.

Fantasy football implications for Week 8

Wilson hasn’t shown the ability to put up fantasy football numbers as a Bronco. The Jaguars can be thrown on, but the Broncos offense is dead in the water. Until they can show signs of life under Nathaniel Hackett, Wilson should remain on the bench or waiver wire.