Fantasy Football 2012: Russell Wilson's Hype Crashed Back To Earth

All that pre-season hype surrounding the fantasy potential of quarterback Russell Wilson came crashing a bit back to Earth after the Seahawks lost to the Cardinals 20-16 in Week 1.

Wilson's numbers were only serviceable in the deepest of deep leagues, as the quarterback ended the game with 153 yards, one touchdown, one interception and one fumble lost.

The Seahawks' receiving corps will be slightly bolstered against the Cowboys in Week 2 with the return of a healthy Golden Tate. But he will be going up against a good Dallas Cowboys defense that did a nice job of shutting down Eli Manning in Week 1.

The Cowboys allowed 269 yards to the Giants in Week 1. But the Seahawks will be playing at home where they have one of the bigger home-field advantages this side of the Rockies.

However, after Wilson's first start went a bit awry, it might be time to put him on the bench until he can garner a couple of starts that show he is worth your fantasy time. Most likely, he was a waiver-wire pickup anyway and most teams should have other, more reliable options at quarterback. Use them this week.

For more on the Seahawks, check out Field Gulls. Head over to SB Nation's Fantasy Football hub for coverage throughout the year.

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