3 NY Jets players to stay away from in fantasy football

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3. Garrett Wilson, WR, NY Jets

The Jets selected Garrett Wilson 10th overall in this year's draft because they believed he had the potential to be a legitimate star in this league. And while he certainly possesses that potential, it might take him some time to get going.

Wilson is currently ranked around the WR44-WR50 range by most fantasy outlets in the same tier as players like Chase Claypool, Kadarius Toney, and other rookie wideouts such as Chris Olave and Treylon Burks.

Many will be drafting Wilson with the hope that he can break out in a new-look Jets offense, but it might be best to explore other options. Don't expect big numbers from Wilson, especially early in the year.

The rookie wideout struggled with drops at times this summer and is currently penciled in as WR3 on the Jets' roster. His early-season targets might be limited with the likes of Elijah Moore, Corey Davis, Tyler Conklin, and likely even Breece Hall ahead of him on the pecking order.

There are others like C.J. Uzomah and Braxton Berrios who should factor in as well. The Jets have too many mouths to feed and it's unlikely that Wilson emerges as a top target early on.

It should also be noted that the Mike LaFleur/Kyle Shanahan offensive system is notoriously a challenging one for rookie wide receivers to adapt to. It's why we didn't see Elijah Moore find his groove until the middle of last season.

Wilson is a much more appealing target in dynasty leagues, but if you're looking to target an upside stash at the wide receiver position in re-draft leagues, you might be better off going with someone like Olave or even George Pickens.