The New York Jets' WR1 is coming off back-to-back productive performances and one fantasy football analyst thinks that run will extend to three games in a row.
Garrett Wilson averaged 7.5 receptions and 95 receiving yards over two consistent efforts in wins over the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants. He has also experienced an uptick in targets lately. Over his past four games, the 2022 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year is averaging 11.5 targets per outing.
Sports Illustrated senior fantasy analyst Michael Fabiano featured Wilson as the "Start of the Week" amongst Week 9 receivers in his Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em column, the ultimate look at the best and worst matchups based on a PPR scoring system.
For the season, Wilson leads the Jets in receptions (39) and receiving yards (469). He has not had fewer than 48 yards receiving in any game this year. The only blemish on his stat line has been a lack of touchdowns. After scoring against Buffalo and Dallas, Wilson has gone without a touchdown in five straight games.
"They got a lot of guys that can score the ball from anywhere on the field, whether it's the running backs, Garrett Wilson," said Chargers' defensive back Derwin James. "We just got to be in tune."
From Start ’Em, Sit ’Em Receivers: Winning With Garrett WIlson:
START OF THE WEEK
Garrett Wilson vs. Chargers (Mon. 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN): Wilson has been on a nice hot streak, scoring 17 or more points in each of his last two games. He’s also put up 15 or more in three of his last four, and a matchup against the Chargers is a positive. Their defense has allowed the second-most points to perimeter receivers, and Wilson runs most of his routes out wide. He has top-15 potential this week.
Fabs’s Top 10 Wide Receivers
1. Tyreek Hill vs. Chiefs (Frankfurt)
2. Ja’Marr Chase vs. Bills
3. A.J. Brown vs. Cowboys
4. Stefon Diggs vs. Bengals
5. CeeDee Lamb at Eagles
6. Keenan Allen vs. Jets
7. Adam Thielen vs. Colts
8. Garrett Wilson vs. Chargers (Mon.)
9. Davante Adams vs. Giants
10. Cooper Kupp at Packers
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