It's been a rough start for Russell Wilson and the Broncos. The opening Monday night loss at Seattle was a comedy of errors, and last week's 16-9 win over Houston was only marginally better. Denver has another primetime showcase this week, against a much better opponent (San Francisco).

The good news for Wilson and the Broncos is that he has a really favorable history against them. For his career, including a playoff win, he's 17-4 against this opponent. Those were all with Seattle, of course, and the 49ers were lousy in some of those years. But Wilson's been a winner in those games, and productive in many of them.

So as not to get too historical, I'm just presenting the stats from the 10 meetings over the last five seasons. Wilson's team has gone 8-2 in those games, including winning all four the last two seasons (even with things souring in Seattle).

Better from a fantasy perspective, he's delivered multiple touchdowns five meetings in a row: 2, 4, 2, 3 and 2 in those games.

San Francisco's defense has also had some value in those contests. It's sacked Wilson at least 3 times in half of those games. Not many interceptions though (3 in those 10 games). So edge to Wilson against this opponent. Assuming he's brought any of that fortune with him to Denver, that is.

2017Sea.W 12-919834103
2017S.F.W 24-1322825310
2018Sea.W 43-1618514403
2018S.F.L 23-2623715203
2019S.F.W 27-2423253115
2019Sea.L 21-2623329201
2020Sea.W 37-2726123402
2020S.F.W 26-2318129202
2021S.F.W 28-2114926303
2021Sea.W 30-2323115214

--Andy Richardson