Which NY Jets to start/sit in fantasy football for Week 8 vs. the Giants

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NY Jets, Breece Hall, Garrett Wilson
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NY Jets to sit with reservations

  • Tyler Conklin
  • Allen Lazard

I know I've been hyping up Tyler Conklin as a fantasy option even before the season started, and I currently still stand by my claim that he's one of the safer options at tight end in fantasy right now, but I just don't see this game being the breakout game he's looking for.

As mentioned, the Giants' defense has tightened up quite a bit, and they've been particularly more stingy against the pass than the run. Combine this with the fact that Zach Wilson has only had one 200-yard game this season, and I'm only feeling comfortable suggesting one Jets receiver this week.

But of course, even if that WR1 gets 70 yards (which has happened twice), that still leaves about 70ish yards for the rest of the receivers. Running backs might eat into that total, so when they're all said and done, it could be 40 yards for the non-Garrett Wilson or running back entities on the team.

Still, both Lazard and Conklin have served as safety blankets for Wilson at times, and you cannot teach the height and size that Lazard has.

If Zach Wilson ends his two-game drought without a passing touchdown, Lazard and Garrett Wilson are the safest bets to be on the receiving end of the score, but two catches for 16 yards and a touchdown is not enough to warrant starting someone.

NY Jets to start with reservations

  • Garrett Wilson

For the first time this season, Garrett Wilson is on this list instead of the last one. The big reason is that I'd be shocked if Zach Wilson has any more than 180 yards in this game.

I do expect Garrett Wilson to lead the team in targets, catches, and yards, but if that turns out to be six catches for 70 yards, that's nothing spectacular, albeit right in line with what he's been doing this season.

The lower end could be closer to three catches for 48 yards, which would not be a respectable fantasy output. While I do expect (pray) that the passing touchdown drought will be broken this week, I'm not sure if Wilson is a better candidate to catch it than Lazard, big-bodied Uzomah, or the incomparable Breece Hall.