Each week in Cutting Through the Noise, we will take an objective look at one of the most polarizing players in Dynasty Fantasy Football as decided by the Footballguys Dynasty Discord. We will use the Footballguys consensus rankings to gauge where the player is currently valued.
|26||Deebo Samuel||WR15||SF||31||Garrett Wilson||WR16||NYJ|
|27||Travis Kelce||TE2||KC||32||Dalvin Cook||RB10||Min|
|28||Nick Chubb||RB8||Cle||33||Michael Pittman||WR17||Ind|
|29||Josh Jacobs||RB9||LV||34||Rhamondre Stevenson||RB11||NE|
WR16 and Overall No. 31
Garrett Wilson started the year as the top rookie wide receiver. He’s now the third of the group. Did he deserve to fall off?
In 2019 Wilson kicked off his college career with the Ohio State Buckeyes. He joined fellow 2022 Offensive Rookie of the Year candidate Chris Olave, who was in his second year. They both benefited from excellent quarterback play from Justin Fields in the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Wilson got off to a promising start as a true freshman catching 30 passes for 432 yards and five touchdowns.
In year two, he took over as one of Fields’ top receivers. In just eight games, he caught 43 passes for 723 yards and 6 touchdowns. Year three is when he took his most significant career leap as a junior Wilson put together one of the best seasons in Buckeyes history. He caught 70 passes for 1,054 yards and 12 touchdowns. His incredible season landed him first-team All-American honors alongside Olave. The two became the first pair of Ohio State receivers to receive such nominations in the same season.
Entering the 2022 draft, Wilson was just one of many promising wide receiver prospects. There were six drafted in the top 32 picks alone. Wilson was selected 10th overall, sandwiched between Drake London and his former running mate Olave. In dynasty, there were upward of eight wide receivers being selected in the first round, but Wilson was typically the first off the board.
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