NY Jets Week 4 Rookie Stock Report: Breece Hall, Jermaine Johnson provide a boost

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Stock up 40% WoW:  Breece Hall, RB, NY Jets ($BREECE)

  • Stats: 17 rushes for 66 yards, 1 rushing touchdown, 2 catches for 16 yards, 66% snap count

Breece Hall is the Jets' RB1. This doesn't take away from fellow running back Michael Carter's talent or ability, but this seemed like a foregone conclusion.

The Jets clearly made it an emphasis of their game plan to establish the run game through Hall. This was capped off with Hall being the main back on the field for the final touchdown drive as he crossed the goal line to give the Jets the lead with a few seconds left on the clock.

Hall showed blends of burst and power against Pittsburgh as he was able to gain extra yards with his aggressive running style in Week 4. He's averaging an impressive 4.7 yards per carry through his first four weeks of the season but has yet to break off a run longer than 23 yards.

It bears repeating every week, but it feels like it will be sooner than later for Hall to break off a few game-changing runs with his vision improving each game.

He also had a very entertaining postgame interview where he gave a big compliment to his quarterback.

Stock down 10% WoW: Garrett Wilson, WR, NY Jets ($GDUB)

  • Stats: 6 targets, 2 catches for 41 yards, 77% snap count

For Zach Wilson's first start of the 2022 season, it was interesting to see where most of his targets went considering the number of viable weapons he has compared to his rookie year.

As much of the offense ran through rookie Garrett Wilson in Weeks 2 and 3, the Jets didn't use him quite as much in Week 4. In an "uglier" game that saw a more balanced script, Wilson only came up with two catches although he was open quite a bit as he has a tendency to be.

Wilson also did have two drops in a row on the opening drive of the second half. While he made up for it with two crucial catches in the fourth quarter to help spark the comeback win, it was a bit of an off game for the rookie receiver.

The Wilson-to-Wilson connection will surely improve as the season goes on, but as Zach has a comfort with Corey Davis, Tyler Conklin, and others, it could be a crowd when it comes to Jets pass catchers.