Originally written on Backyard Sports Blog  |  Last updated 10/18/12
The Thursday Night games have been pretty boring this year, with few reasons to watch other than fantasy and gambling implications. This week might be the exception, as the Seahawks travel to face the 49ers.  Every week I'm profiling one sparsely-owned player from Thursday's game that you can (notice I'm not saying should) pick up and start. Ya know, get your Thursday night fantasy fix if you don't have a stud player going. So without further adieu, this week's player is... Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks Besides the sheer awesomeness that comes with being a native Richmonder, Wilson possesses all the attributes you want in a franchise QB, save for height. The 5'11 Wilson hasn't let that get in the way though, and is coming off of a career game against New England, throwing for 293 yards and 3 TDs, good for a 133.7 rating. The Niners D is stout, allowing the fifth-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. However, I think they'll be keyed in on stopping the "Beast Mode" of Marshawn Lynch, allowing for Wilson to potentially hurt them through the air. I see Wilson having a solid game, something to the tune of 225 yards, 2 TDs, and 1 INT, with a smattering of rushing yards thrown in. Nothing spectacular, but with starting QBs like Peyton, Matt Ryan, Mike Vick, and Philip Rivers all on byes, you could do a lot worse...like say, starting Blaine Gabbert. -Kellen Check out our Home Page for more stories and follow us on Twitter and Facebook
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Sony cut scenes from 'Concussion' to avoid angering NFL

Ryan Clark: Trent Richardson is 'worst RB of all time'

Report: David Feherty won't be back at CBS Sports

Warren Moon: RG3 needs to start taking the blame

Lovullo: I don’t see Hanley Ramirez playing left field again in 2015

Judge Berman’s one-sentence order repeats Deflategate decision timeline

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Ishmael Adams suspended indefinitely following arrest

McNair: Pats caused problem by not cooperating with Deflategate

Browns terminate contract of Phil Taylor

WWE’s “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka charged in 30-year-old murder case

Randall Cobb: ‘I don’t plan on missing a game’

Ronda Rousey confirms she was supposed to fight Gina Carano

Terrance Knighton irked by Redskins-Kardsashians comparison

Connor Cook on not being named Michigan State captain: 'It stinks'

Danny Amendola’s advice to those on roster bubble? ‘Control what you can’

Dallas Cowboys: Rookies to watch

Apple reportedly sought exclusive rights to new Bill Simmons podcast

One of Clemson’s 1981 national championship trophies broke

Milan Lucic says playing with Canucks is ‘dream of mine’

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

WATCH: Victoria Azarenka rips chair umpire at US Open

Bill O’Brien starts charity swear jar for cursing on ‘Hard Knocks’

Dikembe Mutombo teared up when Hawks announced franchise will retire his jersey

Royals dealing with chickenpox outbreak

Manfred digs Shoeless Joe Jackson a deeper grave

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

Manfred digs Shoeless Joe a deeper grave

Why Mike Trout ain't right

The Opening Drive: Jamal Anderson warns UM fans before heading to Salt Lake City

Best and worst MLB players in August

RG3 blames intern for liking Instagram post trashing owner

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Caroline Wozniacki smoking cover of ‘Rhapsody’

Everett Golson named FSU's starting QB

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker