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The New York Jets handed the keys to their offense over to Mike White in Week 12, a move that felt necessary after Zach Wilson's lackluster Week 11 effort, followed by a lack of accountability after the game.
White performed extremely well in Week 12, albeit against a depleted Bears defense, and it sure seems like he'll maintain this job going forward. The praise he has received is truly well earned, and I'm excited to see how he performs in successive weeks.
For fantasy football purposes, the most important development from Sunday was that Garrett Wilson had yet another massive day in a game that was not started by Zach Wilson, as he snatched five catches for 95 yards and two touchdowns.
Garrett Wilson has now played seven games this season with Zach Wilson as the starter, posting a total of 26 catches for 316 yards and no touchdowns.
In four games with Joe Flacco or White as the starter, Garrett Wilson has 23 catches for 309 yards and four touchdowns.
There is some nuance to the stark difference in production that can be noted (the final four teams Zach Wilson started against were the Broncos, Bills and Patriots twice -- all excellent defenses), but the bottom line is that the offense has operated at a much fantasy-friendlier level with Zach Wilson off the field this season.
For Garrett Wilson, this means the chance to earn lineup lock status going forward with his combination of abundant talent and opportunity.
The Jets' schedule also lightens up, as here is where their remaining opponents rank in fantasy points per game allowed to opposing wide receivers:
A ripe opportunity awaits, as Wilson is my WR20 for this week.
Here's more of what's on the mind in our Week 13 Field Pass.