NY Jets Fantasy Football: Top Players to start and sit in Week 12

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Sit: Zach Wilson, QB, NY Jets

Zach Wilson is back. Enough has already been written about that over the last few days, but is his return also fantasy football relevant? Is Wilson coming back stronger even from his injury hiatus? Because if we're being honest, the Jets offense looked significantly better in Wilson's absence than it did with him.

In the first five games with Zach Wilson as the starter, the Jets scored just four passing touchdowns. In the games after that with backup quarterbacks Mike White, Josh Johnson, and Joe Flacco, the total was 11 passing touchdowns.

Players like Elijah Moore and Michael Carter have really blossomed in Wilson's absence and have become hopefuls. So it remains to be seen how the Jets offense will develop with the return of Zach Wilson.

In his first game, Wilson gets to go head-to-head with a decent defense that has allowed just two passing touchdowns and thrown six interceptions in the last three games. Among all the aspects listed, Wilson is clearly a must-sit this week. 

Sit: Rex Burkhead, RB, Houston Texans

Yes, the Jets have had the league's weakest run defense over the last three weeks (39.2 fantasy points per game for running backs). However, I think that could change a bit this week.

The Texans' running backs aren't the youngest anymore. David Johnson has long since passed his zenith and Rex Burkhead has not made enough of his opportunities in recent games. Against the Titans, Rex Burkhead had 18 carries for 40 yards.

However, that was only good enough for 4.0 fantasy points. Because of this, you should refrain from starting Burkhead on your fantasy football teams. 

Sit: Ty Johnson / Tevin Coleman, RB, NY Jets

Even though Michael Carter, the Jets lead back is missing due to injury, I wouldn't start any of the other Jets running backs. The performances from both have been very disappointing this season. Ty Johnson has only scored more than 10 fantasy points twice so far this season — Tevin Coleman none.

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Add to that a pretty strong run defense by the Houston Texans, who have allowed a total of just one touchdown and only 140 rushing yards over the last three weeks — the third-fewest in the league. As a result, you might want to leave the NY Jets' running backs on the bench this week.