The New York Jets have officially listed star wide receiver Garrett Wilson as “questionable” for Sunday’s Week 11 matchup against the Buffalo Bills. The second-year player out of Ohio State has been limited in practice this week, as he fights through an elbow injury he suffered in the team’s 16-12 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday night.
Jets coach Robert Saleh said that Wilson still has to go through a couple of hurdles in order to play on Sunday. We’re here to remind you that Saleh has often not been reliable about his team’s injury reports leading up to the game, as head coaches never truly are.
Wilson told reporters on Friday that his elbow was bothering him when offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett dialed up a double pass play, which involved him throwing the ball and missing a wide-open Allen Lazard. But he also told reporters another interesting detail.
Forget the questionable designation, he’s playing on Sunday.
“It’s doing better man,” Wilson said of his elbow. “I’m feeling good. We’re gonna rock this weekend.”
A reporter asked Wilson if he was good to go for Sunday’s game, and he didn’t hesitate to say he’d be out there.
Not good: #Jets WR Garrett Wilson said that his elbow was bothering him when Nathaniel Hackett dialed up the play that involved him throwing the ball.
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) November 17, 2023
At the same time, Wilson did indicate that he anticipates the injury affecting him on the field Sunday. But if the Jets are going to beat the Bills, they are going to need their star wide receiver out there, and he’s played through injury time and time again this season.
From a fantasy football standpoint, this is great news.
Wilson, despite battling an elbow injury, tied his career high for receptions against the Raiders. The Bills, with their depleted secondary, are giving up an average of 12.2 receptions, 142.1 yards, and 11.65 fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season.
Wilson’s status for Sunday should have fantasy owners rejoicing, as Fantasy Pros considers him a top-15 wide receiver play in both PPR and standard leagues for Week 11.