Russell Wilson's Updated 2013 Fantasy Outlook and Trade Value After Week 4

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent ISeptember 29, 2013

Sep 29, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) throws prior to the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
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Russell Wilson and the short-handed Seattle Seahawks offense struggled on the road in Week 4 against the Houston Texans, averaging just 4.7 yards per play, per ESPN's Ed Werder via Twitter:

Wilson only completed 12 of 23 passes for 123 yards and an interception on Sunday, but he still boasts tremendous fantasy trade value as a dual-threat option playing on a Super Bowl-contending team.

Wilson, who is owned in 100 percent of all ESPN fantasy leagues, didn't turn out a truly stellar performance for fantasy owners until Week 3, when he exploded for 202 yards and four touchdowns against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Although Wilson won't be able to beat up on the Jaguars' lowly defense each week, he's still a strong fantasy play moving forward. He was averaging 220 yards and two touchdowns per week prior to Week 4, and therefore there's no reason to bench him or even put him on the trading block.

Seattle will take on just one top-10 defense over the next seven weeks before its Week 12 bye. Matchups with the Cardinals, Rams and Buccaneers should offer Wilson several opportunities to light it up for fantasy owners.