Fantasy Football 2015: Top 20 Quarterbacks

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Feb 1, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) reacts on the field during the first quarter against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

3. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

Russell Wilson somewhat slips under the radar in fantasy football, but he was excellent in 2014. Wilson’s 327.60 points was third-best among quarterbacks. 

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Wilson completed 285 passes for 3,475 yards and 20 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. He also rushed 118 times for 849 yards and six touchdowns.

His versatility makes him difficult to defend, but extremely useful in fantasy football. He’s not the traditional pocket passer you will see hitting the 4,000 mark in the air, but his ability to burn defenses on the ground and extend plays makes him a great asset.

He’s found success without a particularly strong group of wide receivers around him, but he will be joined this year by tight end Jimmy Graham.

Graham had a quiet year in 2014 by his standards, but still caught 85 passes for 889 yards and ten touchdowns. He will give the Seahawks a legitimate red zone threat and will directly help Wilson’s fantasy numbers.

When you have a running back as dominant as Marshawn Lynch, opportunities are afforded to receivers to get open, and this will be the case again in 2015.

Wilson needs to improve his passing, but his all-round game makes him one of fantasy football’s premier quarterbacks.

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