Russell Wilson injury updates have been coming out about the Seattle Seahawks quarterback all week. The latest Wilson update comes on Sunday morning (Oct. 2) as the Seahawks prepare to play against the New York Jets on the road. A report from Yahoo! Sports states that not only is Wilson going to suit up against the Jets, but that the Seahawks have removed him from the injury report. There is no doubt that Wilson will lead the Seahawks on the field in a tough AFC matchup.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the experts are completely split when it comes to predicting the Seahawks vs. Jets game. At ESPN.com, the feeling is that the Seahawks are going to easily win this game, but over at CBS.com, the analysts are picking the Jets to emerge with the victory. A hobbled Russell Wilson could certainly prove to be the difference, especially if he has a difficult time evading the pass rush of the Jets for 60 minutes.
The training staff for the Seattle Seahawks came up with a plan to try to ensure that Wilson doesn’t further injure his leg. After suffering an MCL sprain against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3, there had been a lot of questions expressed in the media about whether Wilson would even be able to suit up for the next few weeks. While it’s possible that some of his mobility could be gone, the Seahawks are going to put Wilson in a custom knee brace for this game against the Jets.
By playing with the brace, Russell Wilson should remain active for the Seattle Seahawks and fantasy football owners around the country. Through the first three games of the 2016 NFL season, Wilson has completed 63.4 percent of his passes for 755 yards. He has just two touchdowns and one interception to his credit, rushing for an additional 33 yards on 10 carries. The offensive numbers for Wilson have been down a bit, but the Seahawks still have a 2-1 record thus far.
When it comes to the Week 4 fantasy football quarterback rankings, the Russell Wilson injury has hurt his value in the eyes of most analysts. In the updated list from ESPN.com, he is ranked as the No. 11 overall quarterback. That includes getting pushed down to No. 14 by NFL analyst Matthew Berry. Matthew has players like Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco, and Derek Carr ahead of him in this very important matchup. He is still listed ahead of Dak Prescott and Tyrod Taylor, though, despite being a bit banged up.
Game time is set for 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET, and it appears that Wilson is not going to miss his first start as a quarterback in the NFL. Prior to going down with the MCL sprain against the San Francisco 49ers, Wilson had never even missed a snap since getting drafted by the Seahawks in 2012. This will mark the 68th consecutive start for Wilson since head coach Pete Carroll decided to hand over the team to him in his rookie season. It turned out to be a great move that helped propel the Seahawks to a lot of success.
The Seattle Seahawks vs. New York Jets game is an important one for both teams, showing the value of having a healthy quarterback on the field. The Jets have allowed 78 points through the first three games with the defense getting a bit exposed. The Jets are allowing just 71.7 yards per game on the ground, though, which works out to an average of just 3.3 yards per carry by opposing offenses. That will make Russell Wilson’s job much tougher on Oct. 2, but he isn’t shying away from the challenge.
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