5 safest NY Jet options for fantasy football this year

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1. Garrett Wilson, WR, NY Jets

This is one of the worst-kept secrets in the NFL, yet his ADP still really isn't climbing, so you still may be able to draft him in the second round of some leagues.

There are seemingly endless reasons to believe Garrett Wilson's usage and efficiency will see elite upticks this season, and Corey Davis's departure will only increase the usage portion of that belief.

What Wilson was able to do last year with four players who should've never been anywhere near QB1 status throwing him the ball was magical — he was rightfully named Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Rodgers only throws to receivers he trusts, and it seems like Wilson has made the cut, so we'll see how much better Wilson will look when he's catching perfectly placed balls time and time again.

Davante Adams, Cooper Kupp, and Stefon Diggs may have the bigger name value and 'star power,' but neither of those things win you fantasy titles: statistics do. Wilson is just as good a bet as any receiver in the NFL to be tops in catches, targets, and yards this season.

I'm hesitant to put him up there for touchdowns, but perhaps that only looks so foreign to me because the Jets were one of four teams who didn't have a player throw for 10+ touchdowns. If no one could even throw for 10+ touchdowns, how is Wilson supposed to catch 10+ touchdowns?

Regardless of touchdowns, he will still be among the absolute best in the league in fantasy scoring if he and Rodgers play all 17 games. If you believe that the touchdowns are coming, then feel comfortable drafting him in the first round, regardless of what pick you have.

If you're too much of a scaredy cat like me, then I'd feel comfortable drafting him with the sixth pick or later. If he is there in the second, please pounce! He will not disappoint.