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Zach Wilson

QB NYJ

College: Brigham Young | Rookie
Height: 6'2" | Weight: 214 lbs
Birth Date: 8/3/1999
2022 Bye Week: 10

Total Pts: 187.4
Avg Pts: 11.02
Rank: 30 QB

Free Agent

2022 RTSports Outlook

Wilson was the starter for the Jets his rookie season but had plenty of growing pains. He really struggled with his accuracy and decision making. He completed just 55.6 percent of his passes. Wilson had big-time accuracy issues, leading all of quarterbacks in bad throw percentage (23.8 percent). He had more interceptions (11) than touchdown passes (9). He did not have a 300-yard game all season. Wilson will look to make big improvements in year two. It is certainly possible. Wilson is a big-time talent at the position. He has a great arm and can make some amazing throws, especially on the run. He is great on the deep ball and does well on the run. He lacks experience, though, and will struggle when pressured.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Wilson can get better but that isn't saying much after last year. Just don't expect him to be a big-time fantasy player just yet. He has some limitations right now, especially in this offense. Consider him a low-end No. 2. He can get around 3,500 yards, 25 total scores and a few hundred rushing yards.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson, despite being drafted number two overall in the 2021 NFL Draft, did not have high expectations to be a fantasy contributor. It didn't take long to see why. Playing behind a solid offensive line, Wilson still had a tendency to hold onto the ball too long and make a lot of rookie mistakes along the way. Wilson finished the season completing only 55.6% of his passes with nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions, though he did manage four touchdowns rushing. The Jets made it a point to add more weapons to the offense as they drafted wide receiver Garrett Wilson and running back Breece Hall in the first two rounds of the draft. They also added tight end C.J. Uzomah in free agency. With returning players such as wide receivers Elijah Moore and Corey Davis and running back Michael Carter, the Jets have an intriguing young nucleus of potential playmakers surrounding Wilson. It remains to be seen if offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur can guide Wilson to a year-two turnaround, but the pieces are there. With the talent surrounding him and his ability to make plays with his legs, Wilson has a chance to outperform his current ADP of QB24.

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson, despite being drafted number two overall in the 2021 NFL Draft, did not have high expectations to be a fantasy contributor. It didn't take long to see why. Playing behind a solid offensive line, Wilson still had a tendency to hold onto the ball too long and make a lot of rookie mistakes along the way. Wilson finished the season completing only 55.6% of his passes with nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions, though he did manage four touchdowns rushing. The Jets made it a point to add more weapons to the offense as they drafted wide receiver Garrett Wilson and running back Breece Hall in the first two rounds of the draft. They also added tight end C.J. Uzomah in free agency. With returning players such as wide receivers Elijah Moore and Corey Davis and running back Michael Carter, the Jets have an intriguing young nucleus of potential playmakers surrounding Wilson. It remains to be seen if offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur can guide Wilson to a year-two turnaround, but the pieces are there. With the talent surrounding him and his ability to make plays with his legs, Wilson has a chance to outperform his current ADP of QB24.

Fantasy WeekPts
Scoring
Week 121.90Zach Wilson 258 passing yds (12.90 pts)
Zach Wilson 2 passing TDs (8.00 pts)
. . . Zach Wilson 22 yd TD pass to Corey Davis
. . . Zach Wilson 8 yd TD pass to Corey Davis
Zach Wilson 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Zach Wilson 1 rushing 2XP (2.00 pts)
Week 28.40Zach Wilson 19 rushing yds (1.90 pts)
Zach Wilson 210 passing yds (10.50 pts)
Zach Wilson 4 interceptions thrown (-4.00 pts)
Week 36.20Zach Wilson 2 rushing yds (0.20 pts)
Zach Wilson 160 passing yds (8.00 pts)
Zach Wilson 2 interceptions thrown (-2.00 pts)
Week 421.85Zach Wilson 297 passing yds (14.85 pts)
Zach Wilson 2 passing TDs (8.00 pts)
. . . Zach Wilson 3 yd TD pass to Jamison Crowder
. . . Zach Wilson 53 yd TD pass to Corey Davis
Zach Wilson 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Week 510.90Zach Wilson 3 rushing yds (0.30 pts)
Zach Wilson 192 passing yds (9.60 pts)
Zach Wilson 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Zach Wilson 1 passing 2XP (2.00 pts)
Week 6
Week 72.55Zach Wilson 51 passing yds (2.55 pts)
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 1212.55Zach Wilson 3 rushing yds (0.30 pts)
Zach Wilson 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Zach Wilson 4 yd rushing TD
Zach Wilson 145 passing yds (7.25 pts)
Zach Wilson 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Week 1324.30Zach Wilson 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Zach Wilson 1 yd rushing TD
Zach Wilson 226 passing yds (11.30 pts)
Zach Wilson 2 passing TDs (8.00 pts)
. . . Zach Wilson 3 yd TD pass to Elijah Moore
. . . Zach Wilson 1 yd TD pass to Ryan Griffin
Zach Wilson 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Week 1413.40Zach Wilson 33 rushing yds (3.30 pts)
Zach Wilson 202 passing yds (10.10 pts)
Playoff Week 114.70Zach Wilson 12 rushing yds (1.20 pts)
Zach Wilson 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Zach Wilson 1 yd rushing TD
Zach Wilson 1 fumble lost (-1.00 pts)
Zach Wilson 170 passing yds (8.50 pts)
Playoff Week 224.20Zach Wilson 91 rushing yds (9.10 pts)
Zach Wilson 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Zach Wilson 52 yd rushing TD
Zach Wilson 102 passing yds (5.10 pts)
Zach Wilson 1 passing TD (4.00 pts)
. . . Zach Wilson 1 yd TD pass to Conor McDermott
Player Notes
Aug 13 10:13am ET

Dynasty | Jets quarterback Zach Wilson exited the team's first preseason game following a non-contact nee injury Dynasty Analysis: Early word is the team believes Wilson's ACL is intact and that the best case scenario is for a return in 2-3 weeks and a worst-case scenario of 4-6. Final result will be known later today following an MRI to confirm the injury. Obviously, anything greater would be a massive blow to Wilson's QB18 dynasty value as the team surrounded the sophomore with weapons to provide a greater foundation for performance in 2022. We'll update further when we learn the severity of his injury

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Aug 12 11:40pm ET

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (knee) is scheduled to have an MRI on Saturday. The 23-year-old suffered a non-contact injury during Friday's preseason clash with the Philadelphia Eagles. While the team is certainly hoping for good news, there is fear that Wilson tore his ACL, likely ending his season. Nonetheless, head coach Robert Saleh may hand the keys over to Joe Flaccowith Wilson out of the equation, despite the veteran's decline in production over the years. Flacco's presence shouldn't favor Elijah Moore, Corey Davis, and rookie Garrett Wilson on the fantasy end. However, it could mean more touches for Breece Hall.

From RotoBaller

Aug 12 9:30pm ET

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (knee) left Friday's preseason matchup against the Eagles. The sophomore signal-caller went down untouched in the first quarter, immediately limping off the field with a right knee injury. Wilson should undergo further testing to determine the severity of the ailment. However, if he misses time this season, Joe Flacco, a favorite of head coach Robert Saleh, may handle things under center.

From RotoBaller

Aug 10 1:00pm ET

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson will play one to two series in the preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles this week. If Wilson takes the offense down the field on the first drive, he'll likely be done for the day. The second-year quarterback has had an inconsistent training camp this summer, but more pieces are in place in the aerial attack for the 23-year-old to take a step forward in Year 2. There will likely still be growing pains along the way, but Wilson should have a higher fantasy football season in 2022, providing that the offensive line doesn't collapse in front of him. In fantasy football leagues, he should be considered a low-end QB2 with upside this year.

From RotoBaller

Aug 9 2:30pm ET

New York Jets former first-round offensive tackle Mekhi Becton (knee) suffered an avulsion fracture of his right kneecap in training camp practice on Monday. He'll visit with a surgeon on Wednesday, but Becton will likely miss all of the 2022 season. It's brutal news for the Jets and the 23-year-old, who missed all but one game last year due to an unrelated knee injury. In his absence, George Fant stepped in at left tackle and did a commendable job protecting quarterback Zach Wilson's blind side in his rookie season. Becton had a solid rookie season in 2020, but injuries in back-to-back seasons have quickly turned him into a bust early in his career.

From RotoBaller

Aug 8 2:40pm ET

New York Jets offensive tackle Mekhi Becton (knee) limped off the field in training camp practice on Monday, but head coach Robert Saleh said Becton's knee is stable and doesn't seem like a big deal in terms of severity. However, he'll head for an MRI exam. It's good news that the 23-year-old's knee injury isn't serious, but it's concerning for a player that missed all but one game in 2021 due to a knee injury. When he was sidelined last year, George Fant filled in and played really well at left tackle, prompting the Jets to move Becton from left tackle to right tackle entering his third NFL season. If the former first-rounder can stay healthy in 2022, it would be great news for New York's offensive line in front of second-year quarterback Zach Wilson.

From RotoBaller

Aug 2 6:13pm ET

Dynasty | Jets sophomore quarterback Zach Wilson continues to struggle with accuracy in camp Dynasty Analysis: Wilson still seems to be trending in the right direction though multiple reports have said the second-year quarterback has been all over the place with his accuracy. The Jets have a retooled offense and it's not uncommon for the defense to have the upper hand until chemistry can be created. Wilson should get a long leash in 2022 though things could get interesting for DLF's QB18 if the team fails to improve late into the season. Wilson remains a developmental QB2 with upside.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Jul 30 1:50pm ET

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson looked more comfortable dealing with pressure from the defensive line at training camp practice on Friday than he did the day prior, but two of his three incompletions on the day were interceptions. It wasn't all bad, though, as Wilson showed improvement in the red zone and threw an impressive touchdown pass to receiver Corey Davis. Wilson's final interception was a bad one and looked to be a miscommunication, but he ended practice with two touchdown passes -- one to rookie Garrett Wilson and the other to Davis. The 22-year-old signal-caller will be expected to decrease his turnovers in Year 2, and he has plenty of offensive weapons to take a leap forward in his sophomore season. But until we actually see it in the regular season, he'll be a low-end QB2 in fantasy.

From RotoBaller

Jul 28 8:00pm ET

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson "looks much more comfortable doing that than he did a year ago," head coach Robert Saleh said about Wilson's ability to improvise and make plays on his own. Improvisation is expected to become a bigger part of Wilson's game in his second NFL season. Wilson was facing constant pressure in training camp practice on Thursday, but he didn't turn the ball over and completed seven of 10 passes. The 22-year-old added muscle in the offseason and is looking to make a Year 2 leap with plenty of weapons in the passing game. Wilson has all the physical tools to be successful as a starter, but until he improves his accuracy and decision-making, he'll continue to be a QB2 with upside.

From RotoBaller

Jul 27 3:10pm ET

New York Jets left tackle Mekhi Becton's left-tackle days "aren't over," according to head coach Robert Saleh. Becton was drafted 11th overall in 2020 out of Louisville and had a strong rookie season, starting 13 games for the Jets. However, it's been all downhill since then, as he played in just one game last year before tearing his MCL and never returning. Backup George Fant stepped in nicely on quarterback Zach Wilson's blind side in 2021 after Becton was injured, but there's still a chance that Becton could win his starting job back if he proves he's fully healthy in training camp. If Becton isn't up to the task, the Jets could move him to right tackle.

From RotoBaller

Jul 11 1:10am ET

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson didn't have the most productive rookie season. He finished with 2,334 yards and nine touchdowns. The 22-year-old also threw 11 picks while completing a miserable 55.6% of his attempts. However, after reports surfaced that Wilson had a lousy spring, Braxton Berrios recently praised the young signal-caller. During an appearance on the Adam Schefter Podcast, the wideout claimed Wilson has "aged so much" since last season, referring to his physical and mental development. Berrios also believes the former BYU Cougar will be "in a different place than he was last year," which could be the case with a season under his belt. Additionally, the Jets made some moves to bolster the offense, adding Breece Hall and Garrett Wilson in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Nevertheless, although Wilson has a way to go before becoming a reliable fantasy contributor in any format, dynasty managers who already have him on the roster may want to hang on to him a bit longer to see what happens.

From RotoBaller

Jul 5 12:20am ET

It's still early in the offseason, but The Athletic's Connor Hughes writes that New York Jets second-year quarterback Zach Wilson wasn't overly impressive through four media-open organized team activity practices. Wilson struggled with his accuracy, and his decision-making was questionable, at best. It wasn't all bad for the 22-year-old, but Hughes was hoping to see more conviction and decisiveness. For what it's worth, the Jets aren't concerned and see signs of improvement as he trusts his reads much more. If Wilson's struggles continue into training camp, then there might be a little panic from the Jets, but for now, it's just something to watch. Wilson has some new toys in the passing game and he should take a step forward in 2022, but he'll still only be a low-end QB2 in fantasy.

From RotoBaller

Jul 3 11:13am ET

Dynasty | Jets sophomore quarterback Zach Wilson was listed as a "Faller" in a recent OTA report Dynasty Analysis: It's obviously very early still and the pads have yet to go on but, nonetheless, it's not the trend we have been looking for. Citing issues with accuracy, ball placement and decision-making, labeled as "questionable at best," interceptions have been frequent. There also have been positive plays but the warning flag is up with training camp getting underway later this month. Wilson is a tenuous QB18 on DLF's quarterback ranking.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Jun 15 3:30pm ET

New York Jets left tackle Mekhi Becton said his knee is close to 100% and said his conditioning is fine. He neglected to reveal his current weight, but said he'll be ready for training camp at the end of July. After starting 13 games in his rookie season in 2020, Becton made only one start in 2021 after suffering an MCL injury in Week 1 that he never recovered from. George Fant replaced Becton on quarterback Zach Wilson's blind side and did a commendable job, so the two will battle for the starting left tackle job in training camp this summer. The 23-year-old might be making progress in regards to his knee injury, but it's far from a certainty that he'll be able to regain the starting gig after he was the 11th overall pick in the 2020 draft.

From RotoBaller

Jun 3 10:30am ET

New York Jets second-year quarterback Zach Wilson didn't look great at the beginning of voluntary organized team activities on Wednesday, but he rebounded in 11-on-11 drills and made three nice throws over the middle of the field. Wilson only completed 55.6% of his passes and tossed nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions as a rookie. He seems to be more confident this year, but Pro Football Network's Mike Kaye doesn't think Wilson is at the point where he can raise the performance of others. However, rookie receiver Garrett Wilson and rookie running back Breece Hall should help Wilson, as well as the continued growth of Elijah Moore and Michael Carter. The Jets offensive line is much-improved, so the pieces are there for Wilson to make a second-year leap.

From RotoBaller

May 16 10:20am ET

When New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson wasn't throwing to his receivers this offseason, he was working to add weight to his 6-foot-2 frame. "He looks beefy -- in a good way," head coach Robert Saleh said. Wilson focused on a healthy diet and was meticulous about what he ate, according to those close to him. He wants to improve from an underwhelming rookie season and is receiving praise for his mature approach heading into his sophomore season. On pass attempts between one and 10 yards, Wilson completed a league-low 62% of his passes, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The Jets added some more weapons to the offense in rookie wide receiver Garrett Wilson and running back Breece Hall, but Wilson will have to take a step forward in 2022 before fantasy managers consider him anything more than a low-end QB2.

From RotoBaller

Apr 30 2:10pm ET

The New York Jets selected tackle Max Mitchell out of Louisiana at pick No. 111 in the 2022 NFL Draft. New York has been one of the most aggressive teams during the draft, selecting playmakers on both sides of the ball. Already with an underrated offensive line, the Jets are aiming to give second-year quarterback Zach Wilson every chance to succeed. The 22-year-old Mitchell also has the zone-blocking experience to complement the team's shiny new toy in running back Breece Hall.

From RotoBaller

Apr 21 12:30pm ET

New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas said that left tackle Mekhi Becton (knee) is not participating in the team's voluntary offseason workouts in Florham Park. Becton is working out on his own in Dallas instead. The former 11th overall pick in 2020 started 13 games at left tackle in his rookie season, but he suffered an MCL injury in the season opener last year and never made it back for the Jets. The 23-year-old now will have to compete with George Fant in training camp if he wants to earn his starting job back on quarterback Zach Wilson's blind side. Becton should be fully healthy for the start of training camp, but it remains to be seen if he can show the team enough to become a starter again.

From RotoBaller

Apr 1 11:40am ET

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson is embracing the "no offseason" vision. The soon-to-be second-year signal caller is traveling across America to work with his teammates in an attempt to develop a better rapport after a rocky 4-13 campaign in 2021. Teammate Braxton Berrios was one of Wilson's first stops and described the QB as "willing to do whatever it takes," per Rich Cimini of ESPN. While New York has reportedly been in the market to add a top pass-catching target, Wilson has focused on working with the ones that he is set to throw to with frequency in '22. The 22-year-old compiled just nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions across his 13 starts during his rookie campaign. His upside will earn him a look in two-QB redraft formats, while he stands to possess some tournament DFS intrigue against favorable defenses.

From RotoBaller

Mar 14 3:40pm ET

The New York Jets are signing free-agent offensive guard Laken Tomlinson to a three-year, $40 million deal on Monday. The maximum value of the deal is $41.2 million, with $27 million guaranteed. The former first-round pick (28th overall) of the Detroit Lions in 2015 has been an important piece of the San Francisco 49ers offensive line over the last five seasons, but now he'll head to New York, where he'll be tasked with improving their O-line in front of young quarterback Zach Wilson. Tomlinson will be reuniting with head coach Robert Saleh in New York. The 30-year-old is coming off his first Pro Bowl season in 2021 when he started all 17 regular season games for the Niners. Tomlinson missed just one game in his five seasons in San Fran.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 29-Jul-2021: NYJ Zach Wilson - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (fifth-year option)
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