Wilson's rookie season in 2021 was marred by injuries and inconsistent play, but the Jets have given him plenty of help to succeed in his sophomore campaign. We'll find out if that leads to better Fantasy production, but he heads into the season as a No. 2 quarterback in one-quarterback leagues, which means he's not worth drafting in the majority of those formats. In two-quarterback and Superflex leagues, Wilson is worth a mid-round selection as a low-end starter. He missed four games as a rookie with a knee injury and scored more than 20 Fantasy points just four times, averaging only 13.0 points per game for the season. But the Jets drafted standout rookies in Garrett Wilson, Breece Hall and Jeremy Ruckert, signed C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Conklin and still have Elijah Moore, Corey Davis and Michael Carter on the roster. With a quality offensive line, Wilson has the chance to surprise Fantasy managers in one-quarterback leagues. If he starts off the season playing well, add Wilson off waivers. It will be great if he's excelling and giving all of his weapons the chance to make plays.
Wilson has raised his weight from 208 pounds to 221 by working with a nutritionist and chef in the offseason, and the second-year quarterback believes the increased weight will help him from an athleticism standpoint, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. The 6-foot-2 Wilson is on the smaller side for a quarterback, so he's hoping that putting on weight will help him avoid injuries without hampering the decent running ability he showcased en route to scoring four touchdowns on the ground as a rookie. Between Wilson's dedication and New York's universally lauded draft class, the Jets have had an encouraging offseason, but that won't mean much until it leads to positive results on the field.
Wilson will be getting a prominent new target, as the Jets selected wide receiver Garrett Wilson 10th overall in the 2022 NFL Draft, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports. GM Joe Douglas has completely revamped New York's offense in just two offseasons. He signed Corey Davis before drafting Zach Wilson and Elijah Moore in 2021, then added Garrett Wilson (no relation) in the 2022 Draft. The Jets also added veteran tight ends C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Conklin as well as rookie Jeremy Ruckert (third round) this offseason, plus second-round running back Breece Hall to complement 2021 fourth-rounder Michael Carter. Even if the Wilson-to-Wilson connection takes awhile to take off, the recent influx of playmakers has put the 2021 second overall pick in position to succeed under center.
Wilson completed seven of 20 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown and gained 24 yards on two carries in Sunday's 27-10 loss to the Bills. It was an awful end to Wilson's rookie season, as aside from a 40-yard TD toss to Keelan Cole in the second quarter, the QB had almost no success through the air. He finishes with a poor 9:11 TD:INT, 2,334 passing yards and a 55.6 percent completion rate over 13 games, but the Jets will continue to build around Wilson this offseason and hope he can take a very large step forward in 2022.
Wilson completed 18 of 32 passes for 224 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-24 loss to Tampa Bay. He added two rushing attempts for no gain. Wilson continued to take care of the ball, and he actually guided the Jets to a 24-10 lead in the third quarter before the Buccaneers stormed back. His touchdown came on a nine-yard pass to Braxton Berrios in the second quarter. Berrios also had a one-yard touchdown run, as did Ty Johnson. Wilson will bring an 8:11 TD:INT into the final start of his rookie season against Buffalo, though he's gone four consecutive games without an interception while working with an undermanned receiving corps of late.
Wilson completed 14 of 22 passes for 102 yards and a touchdown while rushing four times for 91 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-21 win over the Jaguars. Wilson made one of the most exciting plays of his young NFL career in the first quarter, tiptoeing the sideline and making a pair of Jaguars defenders miss to get the Jets on the board with a 52-yard touchdown run. He didn't get much going as a passer while throwing to a depleted receiving corps, and Wilson threw consecutive incompletions from Jacksonville's two-yard line to turn it over on downs just before halftime. Wilson redeemed himself on another 4th-and-goal opportunity in the fourth quarter, putting the Jets up 23-15 with a one-yard touchdown pass to offensive lineman Conor McDermott. The rookie second-overall pick's 7:11 TD:INT is nothing to write home about, but Wilson has been quietly effective with his legs, scoring four rushing touchdowns in his last five games. His banged-up receiving corps and up-and-down play will make Wilson tough to trust in Week 17 against the Buccaneers.
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|6||10/16||@Green Bay Packers||19||19.44|
|8||10/30||New England Patriots||2||15.56|
|11||11/20||@New England Patriots||2||15.56|
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