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Inside the New York Jets’ Wide Receiver Room

We take a closer look at the dynasty options in the New York Jets’ receiver room.

Garrett Wilson

As the New York Jets look to end the NFL’s longest active playoff drought, they have done their part to build an offense worthy of such. Zach Wilson will likely be out for a few games to start the 2022 season, but for the rest of us, the realm of dynasty football has no time limit.

Looking at the Jets’ wide receiver room, it’s the most enticing it’s been since the days of Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker (or to a lesser extent, Robbie Anderson and Jermaine Kearse). We’ll be taking a look at four wide receivers today (sorry, CJ Uzomah), their skill sets, and long-term dynasty value.

Welcome inside the Jets’ wide receiving room.

Elijah Moore

Moore was a favorite among draft scouts back in 2021, and in the 11 games of his rookie season, he gave Jets fans a taste of his capabilities in the NFL.

In those 11 games, Moore caught 43 passes for 538 yards and five touchdowns. Those numbers allowed him to collect 95.2 fantasy points, making him the WR46 on Fantasy Data’s metrics. In a full 17-game season, he would’ve been on pace for about 147.13 points, which would’ve made him the WR17 ahead of guys like Tee Higgins, DJ Moore, Chris Godwin, and Jaylen Waddle.

Injuries forced the Jets to shuffle around between Zach Wilson, Mike White, Joe Flacco, and Josh Johnson, but impressively, Moore was able to catch a touchdown from each quarterback.

In college, Moore was a really good route runner, but was seen as someone whose effectiveness could only be realized in the slot. But according to Rotowire, last season approximately 43% of Moore’s targets came out wide, a larger percentage than any of the team’s major receiving targets in 2021.

At 22 years of age, this young receiver has quickly become a fan favorite among Jet faithful, and their collective vision isn’t all that blind. He has great hands (just one drop according to Pro Football Reference), runs nice routes, and has excellent speed. An eighth to tenth-round selection should be a no-brainer.

Corey Davis

2017 fifth overall pick Davis hasn’t had a bad career, but one that’s come up short of his draft status for sure. And much like Moore, Davis had last season cut far short due to injury, only playing in nine games in his first season with the Jets.

In those nine games, Davis caught 34 passes for 492 yards and four touchdowns, giving him a WR63 status on Fantasy Data with 71.2 points. For a 17-game pace, he would’ve finished with 134.48 points, WR27 territory.

It feels like Davis has been in the league forever, but he’s still just 27 years young. He’s quite athletic after the catch and has a sharp, turn-on-a-dime route running ability that made him so tantalizing to begin with. Perhaps he could never reach WR1 status, but as a WR2 or WR3, you could do far worse.

One concern comes from Davis’ injury history; He sustained a hamstring injury for his rookie season, started 2020 on the PUP list, and recently had core muscle surgery. He’s more than young enough where he can play well coming off these setbacks, but the risk obviously comes from the paranoia of him sustaining another injury. That would be more tolerable if he was consistently producing 1,000-yard seasons, but Davis has yet to reach that mark in his career.

This is one of those cases where I like the player, but feel iffy on the dynasty value. If you can get Davis in the last third of your dynasty draft, there’s a solid fit long-term.

Garrett Wilson

Wilson is a player I’m a big fan of.  He had an extremely productive career at Ohio State, totaling 143 catches, 2,213 yards, 23 touchdowns, 15.5 yards per reception, and an additional 143 yards with a touchdown on six carries off the ground.

He battled for attention with teammate and Saints rookie Chris Olave, yet was still able to make the All-Big-Ten team in his last two seasons. That’s all you need to know if you’re the Jets, a team that hasn’t drafted an elite receiver in a long time.

Wilson is a shifty, sudden route runner who excels against press coverage and has a Davante Adams/Stefon Diggs-esque approach to his routes. He has a great break, and similar all-around skills as Olave, which include fluid YAC movement.

Moore’s skill set is enticing, but to me, Wilson presents more the potential homegrown superstar the team has been missing for so long. He has a natural feel as an X receiver, and also fits in perfectly with the team’s slot-heavy formations from 2021. There’s a spot to grab him at just before the draft reaches double draft rounds, and that’s where he can provide tremendous value.

Braxton Berrios

Finally, the fourth slot came down to either Braxton Berrios or Denzel Mims, and I chose Berrios since his special teams expertise makes him a more likely dynasty opportunity than the struggling Mims.

In 2021, Berrios caught 46 passes for 431 yards and a pair of touchdowns, giving him a tight 69.1 fantasy points, finishing with WR65 status. Jets fans referred to him as one of the team’s more productive receivers, but not in a complimentary way!

At best Berrios offers a sometimes half-decent WR3, but it’s his ability as a returner that’s hogged the attention: Last season as a punt returner he had 28 carries for 852 yards, 102 of which resulted in a long touchdown. His speed would make investing in the Jets’ defense and special teams, but that would imply investing in the Jets’ defense, which still has massive holes in the secondary.

Overall, I would avoid selecting Berrios altogether, as I don’t see a plan where making any kind of long-term investment in him would be worth it.

But with this in mind, what are your thoughts on these Jets receivers? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Inside the New York Jets’ Wide Receiver Room
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Tim Klett
30 days ago

I love me some Moore…he is special

Michael Anderson
28 days ago

Clearly you’re a fellow Jets fan, as you know we haven’t had top WR talent since Keyshawn and Chrebet…hopefully under JD we turn things around.

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