How to Treat Jets WR Garrett Wilson as Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Target
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Garrett Wilson was a highly touted prospect in this year’s draft class, but his landing spot was not ideal.
After two weeks, though, Wilson has proven he can thrive in New York, even with Joe Flacco throwing him the ball. The rookie’s Week 2 outing against the Browns looked like a true breakout moment.
If Wilson is available in your fantasy league, our experts weight in below on how much of a priority he should be to get on your roster.
Sean Koerner: In Week 1, Wilson nearly split time with Braxton Berrios and only ran a route on 56% dropbacks. It was only a matter of time until Wilson was able to separate himself from Berrios and that’s exactly what happened in week 2, with Wilson erupting for a 8/102/2 game on 14 targets.
Not only has he distanced himself from Braxton Berrios, but he is now pushing Elijah Moore to be the most valuable Jets WR in fantasy. I have Wilson pushing low-end WR3 value in my initial Week 3 ranks, and he will likely only go up from there.
Samantha Previte: Wilson is making a legitimate case to be the WR1, both in the 2022 rookie class and the Jets’ offense.
His solid, four-catch, 52-yard Week 1 was completely eclipsed by a monster Week 2 performance in the Jets’ shocking victory over the Browns. He led the team in all receiving categories and tallied eight catches on 14 targets for 102 yards and two touchdowns. The former Buckeye is currently the WR5 in half-PPR scoring entering Monday.
Wilson should be rostered in every league and is worth a premium bid for those playing in FAAB waiver systems.
Chris Raybon: Wilson is a high-priority add. He’s already a high-end WR3 with WR2 upside. Wilson saw his route participation improve from 56% in Week 1 to 75% in Week 2 – the same as Corey Davis and behind only Elijah Moore (92%).
Wilson – not Moore – has looked like the Jets’ best WR this season. The numbers back it up, as Wilson has drawn 22 targets while no one else on the team has drawn more than 13 and would be leading the team in receiving yards (154) if not for Corey Davis (160) getting free on a blown coverage for a 66-yard TD last week. Wilson also leads the league with eight red-zone targets.