If Garrett Wilson isn’t on your Fantasy list yet, you may have missed your opportunity. As of Wednesday morning, he is represented in 76% of the leagues, and I expect that number to exceed 90% by Thursday morning. As it should be.
If you have Wilson on your roster, you might be wondering if he’s an auto start or if you should just wait a few weeks to see where he goes next. Looking at those 30 fantasy points on my bench in week two, I’ll probably be starting it everywhere, and it’s not just FOMO that makes me make this choice.
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First, it’s a pedigree. Wilson was my favorite wide receiver in this class before the NFL Draft and was in the top three in the rookie draft. Wilson was a five-star prospect after graduating from high school and continued to shine at Ohio State. He came into the league at lightning speed (look at his 4:38-40 time) and earned a 26% college share target, which was even more impressive because he played alongside fellow first-round pick Chris Olav.
The fact that a guy with that profile came into the league and scored 14 goals in his second NFL game really thrilled me. I wasn’t the only one with his teammate DJ Reed saying Wilson had it”Justin JeffersonThis all came after the Jets staff met before the second week and came to the decision that they needed to play more with Wilson. Even in this game, he only played 61% of snaps, up from 49% in Week 1. I expect this to only increase from now on.
The fly in the ointment here is that Elijah Moore is also a very good young wide receiver and Corey Davis is not going to leave either. In the future, changing the quarterback could also stir up the situation. But if a talented player like Wilson is on my list, I don’t need to see anything more than what I saw in week 2 to start it. And it’s not just a one-week decision. I see him as a starting wide receiver, which means one bad game won’t knock him out of my lineups.
Here’s the rest of the week 3 WR preview:
Who got out
The following players are currently not scheduled to participate in Week 3. Here’s what that means:
Numbers to know
- 334 — Air yards for Chris Olave in week two. Somehow, he only got five receptions for 80 yards.
- 48% – Week 2 share target for Drake London, the highest of the week. Obviously, he was Marcus Mariota’s favorite target, and this is reflected in the statistics of Kyle Pitts.
- 71 – George Pickens ran the route on 71 of Pittsburgh’s 77 throws, but he only has six targets for two receptions and 26 yards to show it.
- 5 – Five redzone targets for Garrett Wilson in week two, two of which were converted to touchdowns.
- 524 – The combined receiving yards for Tyreke Hill and Jaylen Waddle in two weeks is more than the teammate duo has had since 2000.
- eight – Since last year, Amon-Ra St. Brown has pulled eight catches in eight consecutive games. Only two other receivers have accomplished this feat: Antonio Brown and Michael Thomas.
- 146.3 – Justin Jefferson has been an absolute monster in his last three games against the Lions, averaging 146.3 yards per game.
Matches that matter
Goals of ditching wires