Garrett Wilson

Garrett Wilson

WR - NYJ
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College: Ohio State
N.Y. Jets

2023 Season Outlooks

The Jets receiving corps got crowded this offseason with the additions of Allen Lazard, Mecole Hardman and Randall Cobb, even with the loss of Elijah Moore. But Wilson is the lead singer and should be the best receiver for the Jets -- and one of the best for Fantasy managers as well. The addition of quarterback Aaron Rodgers should bring out the best in Wilson, who thrived as a rookie in 2022 with every quarterback aside from Zach Wilson. In seven games with Joe Flacco or Mike White, Garrett Wilson averaged 17.6 PPR points per game, including three outings with at least 24 PPR points. At that average, he would have been the No. 7 PPR receiver in 2022. That's the type of upside Wilson has, and hopefully Rodgers can help him play at that level for a full season. Wilson is worth drafting in late Round 2 or early Round 3 in all leagues, and he should be viewed as a top-10 Fantasy receiver in all formats.

Wilson excelled as a Round 1 rookie despite awful QB play.
Year two brings greater target competition, but more importantly, the arrival of QB Aaron Rodgers. If fed another target share around 25% – as projected – Wilson should finish as a WR1.
With an ADP in Round 2, however, fantasy drafters shouldn’t expect to get him at a discount.
What We Learned Last YearWilson led all rookies in catches and receiving yards.He posted the 13th most receiving yards by a rookie in league history.He tallied five top-12 PPR fantasy finishes, with four coming over the final seven games.Among 41 WRs with 40+ targets, Wilson ranked ninth in Pro Football Focus receiving grade, 16th in yards per catch, 14th in yards after catch per reception, and 23rd in yards per route run.Wilson earned a 25% target share – an elite mark. Only 5 WRs topped his 147 targets.He caught only 59.7% of his targets, despite only two drops. All told, Wilson’s tape showed excellent separation skills and a knack for making tough catches. That he delivered with Zach WIlson, Joe Flacco, and Mike White only solidifies his high-end talent.Despite a relatively thin frame, Wilson didn’t miss any games due to injury.What to Expect in 2023Wilson received a major QB upgrade with the arrival of Aaron Rodgers.Rodgers’ play declined from its MVP level in 2020 and 2021, but he still ranked top-12 in Pro Football Focus passing grade and second in on-target percentage (per Pro Football Reference).WRs Allen Lazard and Mecole Hardman signed in free agency.Lazard brings five years of experience alongside Rodgers but is maxed out as a real-life WR2.Hardman never delivered on his Round 2 draft capital in Kansas City. He’s also coming off February groin surgery.WR Corey Davis has been a cut/trade candidate this offseason but appears likely to stick around. He’s missed 11 games over the past two seasons. The Jets let go of OC Mike LaFleur and brought in Rodgers’ former OC, Nathaniel Hackett.Hackett flopped as HC in Denver, but his reunion with Rodgers should only help this offense perform at its peak.Current projections have the Jets at 588 pass attempts, a figure that would’ve ranked 10th in 2022.Only 23, Wilson should remain on the ascent entering his first full NFL offseason. We'll just need to keep an eye on a low-ankle sprain suffered at training camp in late July.

The Jets quarterback situation was rough last season, but that didn't stop Wilson from salvaging a terrific rookie campaign. The first-round pick out of Ohio State finished sixth in targets and fifth in end zone targets (13), which powered him to a 21st-place finish in fantasy points. Improved QB play would've pushed Wilson even higher, as he was held to four TDs (7.9 expected) and his 56% catch rate ranked near the basement of the league. Help is, of course, on the way, as the Jets traded for Aaron Rodgers during the offseason. With the future MVP under center, the sky is the limit for Wilson. The 23-year-old is a fringe fantasy WR1 with elite upside.

2023 Fantasy Football Rankings

Standard

#18

PPR

#17

Half-PPR

#17

Superflex

#24

2023 Fantasy Football Draft Projections

Rush Yds Rush TD Rec Rec Yds Rec TD
86.3 1177.7 6.1

2023 Average Draft Position (ADP)

Standard

#20

Pick 2.08

PPR

#17

Pick 2.05

Half-PPR

#18

Pick 2.06

Superflex

#21

Pick 2.09

Injury Risk

Injury Risk:
Low

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