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Russell Wilson ruled out for Sunday vs. Cardinals

The Broncos QB won’t play in Week 15 vs. Arizona. We break down the fantasy football impact.

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Russell Wilson of the Denver Broncos warms up prior to a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Empower Field At Mile High on December 11, 2022 in Denver, Colorado.
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Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson appeared to finally come alive in the team’s Week 14 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, throwing for three touchdowns passes to bring his team back in the AFC West division showdown before exiting with a head injury. Wilson has officially been placed in concussion protocol and with the Broncos already eliminated from playoff contention, it seems like the team might shut him down for the rest of the year given the investment they’ve made in him.

Russell Wilson injury updates

Friday update: Wilson has been ruled out for Sunday’s game vs. the Cardinals. Rypien will start in his place.

Thursday update: Wilson will get in a limited practice on Thursday, per Mike Klis. He appears to be progressing through the concussion protocol.

Wednesday update: Russell Wilson won’t practice today, per Zac Stevens. If he can’t play, Brett Rypien will get the start.

Fantasy football implications for Week 15

Brett Rypien would be the Broncos quarterback if Wilson cannot go, and this would have cascading fantasy implications for the team. Receivers Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton, if he returns, would likely see less deep throws but could get more value overall in PPR formats if they secure more targets. The Broncos might also run the ball more in an effort to eat up clock. This offense wasn’t effective with Wilson and it’s not going to be much better with Rypien.