How To Treat Mike White as Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Target
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Zach Wilson’s abysmal sophomore season hit a new low this past Sunday when Mike White came in and made the Jets offense look like a juggernaut. New York put up 31 points in a drubbing of Chicago, which is more than it scored in two prior contests (30) entering Week 12.
In the process, White, a fifth-round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, pretty much made all Jets pass-catchers fantasy relevant again. Garrett Wilson went off, the formerly disgruntled Elijah Moore scored a touchdown and Tyler Conklin had his best game in weeks.
White is undoubtedly one of Week 13’s hottest adds at quarterback. Action Network’s fantasy football analysts have more on him below.
Sean Koerner: White was able to resuscitate the Jets offense and led them to a 31-10 win over the Bears, posting a solid 315/3/0 passing line. However, his lack of rushing upside makes him a tough add in leagues that only start 1 QB.
He’s going to be a hot commodity in 2QB/Superflex leagues and I think after his Week 12 performance, he has fairly solid job security. Teams desperate at QB, fighting for a playoff berth should be the most aggressive trying to land him.
Samantha Previte: It is a sheer testament to how wonky this season has been that I am writing about Mike White as a potential Week 13 waiver wire pickup.
After watching Zach Wilson flail for the last few weeks, White was a breath of fresh air and led Gang Green to a 31-10 victory over the Bears. He completed 22-of-28 passes for 315 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. He is currently the QB6 with one game left to play.
White connected with 10 pass-catchers and demonstrated a strong rapport with rookie Garrett Wilson and disgruntled Year 2 wideout Elijah Moore. I am cautiously optimistic about the Jets offense moving forward as long as Wilson is benched.
The Jets face the Vikings in Week 13, whose defense has allowed the 10th-most fantasy points to quarterbacks and ranks 27th in pass DVOA. White will be a QB2 with QB1 potential if lightning can strike twice.