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3 NY Jets players to stay away from in fantasy football

NY Jets, Zach Wilson
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2. Zach Wilson, QB, NY Jets

The Jets significantly improved their roster this offseason in an effort to surround young quarterback Zach Wilson with as much talent as possible. The goal was to avoid making the same mistakes they made with Sam Darnold.

They're off to a great start too as Wilson has been given an offensive line that's above-average on paper, a much-improved receiving corps, and a running game led by the duo of Breece Hall and Michael Carter.

There's no reason why Wilson shouldn't show significant signs of improvement in 2022, but when it comes to fantasy, he's still a risky play.

Wilson was bad last year, both in fantasy and real-life terms. His supporting cast didn't do him any favors, but many of Wilson's struggles came down to his own inconsistencies.

The Jets hope that Wilson will put those inconsistencies behind him, but that's very much to be determined. Unless you're looking for an upside QB2 in 14-16 team leagues, I'd stay away from Wilson.

Even aside from his inconsistencies, Wilson has now suffered knee injuries in consecutive years. There are legitimate durability concerns and he seems unlikely to suit up for Week 1.

Turn to Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, and obviously Trey Lance before you take a chance on Zach Wilson in fantasy this year.

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