NY Jets to start with confidence
- Breece Hall
- Garrett Wilson
Garrett Wilson is truly one of the best wide receivers in football who simply doesn't get to shine as bright as he can because of QB ineptitude. There was a time when we thought he might eclipse 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns, but now there is a serious concern he may never reach 100 yards in a game this season. So far, he has 225 yards in four games.
He had 102 yards in just the second game of his career, but who knows how much longer that feat would've taken him if Zach Wilson was under center instead of Flacco. It took five tries with Wilson last season to finally accomplish that task, but then they never had that sort of connection again.
His only other 100-yard game came with Mike White at the helm when he got his career-high (162) against the Vikings. Even in Zach Wilson's best game, Garrett Wilson's 14 targets only amounted to 60 yards.
It's a shame to see one of the game's best get hampered in this fashion, but the good news for fantasy owners is that his floor remains relatively high as the clear-cut WR1 in this offense.
For a team that just surrendered 131 yards to D.J. Moore and two touchdowns to Cole Kmet, perhaps there is room for Wilson to finally turn his team-leading target share into a performance that looks just as good on the stat sheet as it does on tape.
My pick for the safest bet to accomplish this feat is Breece Hall, who is finally relieved of his pitch count and is returning to the exact stadium where he suffered his devastating ACL tear. This figures to be a triumphant return of sorts, as Breece Hall's 6.6 yards per carry is second in the NFL among running backs.
He is just as explosive as ever, and without a pitch count, the offensive staff is running out of excuses to keep him off of the field. If Zach Wilson performs anywhere close to where he did last week, the running lanes will be open for Hall to exploit this porous Denver defense.
The big question is, how many touches will he get? If they give him the 18 touches that opposing RB1s average against Denver, then the sky is the limit. He hasn't even had 15 touches in a game yet but can still boast 147 all-purpose yards in a game.
Don't be surprised if his first touchdown of the season is scored this week as well. Good luck!