The New York Jets looked better than expected in Year 1 under Robert Saleh despite a 4-13 record. Quarterback Zach Wilson was able to connect well with some of his receivers, especially Corey Davis and rookie Elijah Moore. Those three, along with running back Michael Carter, will be the key fantasy contributors for the Jets in 2022. Wide receiver Denzel Mims could be phased out after he struggled to break out, while Braxton Berrios could be a nice gadget player after coming back to the team in free agency.
With so much offensive talent growing together, we’ll see what the Jets end up doing in the draft with their early selections. It’s hard to see these picks impacting fantasy strategies, as the Jets are seemingly locked in at quarterback, running back and receiver.
Jets 2022 Draft selections
No. 4: Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, CB, Cincinnati
No. 10: Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
No. 26 (via TEN): Jermaine Johnson, DE, FSU
No. 36 (via NYG): Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State
No. 101: Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State
No. 111: Max Mitchell, OT, Louisiana
No. 117: Michael Clemons, DE, Texas A&M
Fantasy football impact
Quarterback Zach Wilson has receiver weapons with the Jets adding Garrett Wilson to line up opposite from 2021 pick Elijah Moore. Wilson was arguably the top wideout prospect in this class and will warrant consideration as a fantasy starter this season.
Breece Hall gives them a great young running back to pair up with Michael Carter. This will be interesting to see how the Jets go about it, but Hall will likely split carries with Carter. He will get the ball in the passing game a ton.
Jeremy Ruckert is an interesting choice at the end of the first round considering that the team signed both C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Conklin in the offseason. We’ll see if he can get any targets in this offense.