• Zach Wilson

  • QB
  • , New York Jets
  • 52
  • lbs
  • 0' 0"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Wilson is a surefire Week 1 starter and should enjoy a better environment than Sam Darnold did the last few years. Robert Saleh should offer more competency than Adam Gase and Mike LaFleur should solidify an offense after spending the last few seasons as Kyle Shanahan’s passing game coordinator in San Francisco. The receivers are also better. The Jets signed Corey Davis, who just had a breakout season with the Titans, and also added veteran Keelan Cole from the Jaguars. The Jets drafted Elijah Moore, who is drawing rave reviews during offseason activities. Jamison Crowder, Denzel Mims and Braxton Berrios return, so the Jets’ receiving corps is certainly deeper than last season. Wilson fared very well in my rookie quarterback model, posting top 11 projections in completion percentage, touchdown percentage, yards per attempt, interception percentage and projected rushing touchdowns. The model projects Wilson for 16.9 rushing yards per game, which should offer a nice floor.

Scouting report

by Chris Kucharski

NYJ QB Zach Wilson - 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
We know one thing. Zach Wilson will start Week 1 for the Jets. The team didn't bring in a veteran QB and the other guys who play the position on the roster are unknowns. With that said, Wilson looked every bit an NFL quarterback last season at BYU. He threw for 3,692 yards, 33 touchdowns and three interceptions. Scouts raved about his ability to make off-platform throws i.e. Patrick Mahomes while throwing the ball downfield with consistency.

Fantasy Downside
Wilson is being thrown into the fire in New York on a franchise that has been considered incompetent and dysfunctional. Yes, there is a new coaching staff and new hope, but it seems the Jets have had issues getting it together for a while. Wilson also was a non-prospect until last season when he broke out with the Cougars which some considered a very soft schedule.

Bottom Line
Wilson has some fantasy value for 2021, mainly because he is already the starter and there is zero competition. The Jets did get him some help offensively but that might be a work in progress. If you are in a keeper league, Wilson is definitely worth having on your roster as a third QB, but you can also get away with him as QB2 if you have a top 4 quarterback. A 4,000 yard passing season is definitely possible with 20+ TD passes which are serviceable numbers for a No. 2 and rookie QB.

2021 Strength of Schedule - NYJ

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
15
@CAR
2
NE
13
@DEN
30
TEN
31
@ATL
BYE2
@NE
18
CIN
8
@IND
17
BUF
11
MIA
24
@HOU
21
PHI
5
NO
11
@MIA
28
JAX
16
TB

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

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