News: Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson remained active and finished with four tackles during New York's 28-9 loss at Buffalo in Week 17. Wilkerson, who was listed as probable on the injury report with a concussion and knee injury, also tallied three hits on quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Analysis: Wilkerson made tremendous strides in his second season with the Jets and cemented a spot in the starting lineup at defensive end. He finished with 70 tackles and five sacks, three of which came in the final five games. Wilkerson could be a hot commodity in Fantasy IDP drafts for next season and should be targeted in the middle rounds.
News: Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson may have to miss the Week 17 regular-season finale at Buffalo Sunday, reports the New York Daily News Wednesday. Wilkerson suffered a concussion Week 16 against the Bills. "It was kind of news to me that he has a concussion," said coach Rex Ryan. "Hopefully he'll be able to play I know I wasn't aware of it until, actually, yesterday."
Analysis: Wilkerson has 66 tackles this season to go with five sacks and has been a defensive presence for the Jets all year. That said, this Week 17 game is pretty meaningless for the team and they don't want him risking further injury. Fantasy owners in IDP formats should leave him alone for the finale.
News: Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson tallied five tackles and a sack during New York's 27-17 loss to San Diego in Week 16. Wilkerson posted one of the four sacks the Jets managed on Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers to give him five total sacks on the season.
Analysis: Wilkerson, in his second season out of Temple, has shined during the second half of the year as four of his five sacks have come since Week 11. He has emerged into one of the top young defensive ends in the league and is worth keeping active in deeper Fantasy IDP formats.
News: Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson continued to make his presence felt in Week 15 against the Titans. He blocked a 46-yard field goal on Tennessee's first drive of the game and finished with five tackles (one solo) with a pass defended in the 14-10 loss.
Analysis: Wilkerson had made some solid strides in his second year out of Temple as he already has career marks with 61 tackles and four sacks. The 23-year-old has a bright future in Fantasy and should remain active in deeper IDP formats heading into Week 16 against the Chargers.
News: Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson finished with three tackles and a sack during New York's 17-10 victory over Jacksonville in Week 14. Wilkerson barged through the Jaguars' overmatched offensive line to sack quarterback Chad Henne, one of three the Jets recorded in the game.
Analysis: Similar to last season, Wilkerson is surging late for the Jets and has racked up three of his four sacks on the season in the past four games. He has also established a career high with 56 tackles and has developed into a quality Fantasy option in most IDP formats.
News: Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson registered three tackles and assisted on a sack during New York's 7-6 victory over Arizona in Week 13. Wilkerson paired up with David Harris on a takedown of Ryan Lindley in the fourth quarter -- one of two sacks by the Jets in the game.
Analysis: Wilkerson has arguably served as the Jets' most valuable player on defense recently and totaled 1.5 sacks over his past three games. In that span, he has also established a career high with 53 tackles and is blossoming into a force at the end of the team's defensive line. Consider him a quality option in deeper Fantasy IDP formats at this point.
News: Jets defensive back Muhammad Wilkerson posted his least-productive game in seven weeks against the Patriots Thursday in Week 12. Wilkerson had just three assisted tackles, in a 49-19 loss.
Analysis: Wilkerson surpassed his rookie season tackle total in the game, as he is now at 50 for the year. He also has three forced fumbles on the year, with two sacks. He remains more of a low-end Fantasy IDP option moving forward.
News: Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson finished with four tackles and a sack during New York's 27-13 victory over St. Louis in Week 11. Wilkerson took down Rams quarterback Sam Bradford for the team's only sack of the game and now has two sacks on the season.
Analysis: Wilkerson also forced a fumble for the second game in a row as he is starting to effectively bulldoze his way through the line of scrimmage and into the pocket. He has now forced three strips this season while responding to additional playing time. Fantasy owners should consider him a decent addition for the bench in deeper IDP formats.
News: Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson matched a team high with seven tackles and also scored a touchdown on a fumble return during New York's 28-7 loss at Seattle in Week 10. Wilkerson scooped up a fumble after Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was sacked in the first quarter and rumbled 21 yards for the score. The first touchdown of his career also accounted for the Jets' only score of the game.
Analysis: Wilkerson has improved his production over the past four games and netted 24 tackles in that span to establish himself as a solid member of the Jets' defensive line. The second-year defensive end remains stuck on one sack for the season, but it's encouraging his tackle totals are increasing. He's worth an addition as a bench player in deeper Fantasy IDP formats.
News: Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson managed five solo tackles during New York's 29-26 overtime loss at New England in Week 7. A week after finishing among the team leaders with seven tackles, Wilkerson ranked tied for fifth with Yeremiah Bell with his modest total.
Analysis: Wilkerson turned in one of the finest outings of his career last Sunday against Indianapolis when he totaled seven tackles, a sack and forced a fumble. But the 23-year-old has had troubles with consistency during his brief tenure with the Jets and was unable to duplicate that effort as New York managed one sack on Tom Brady. Fantasy owners should continue to track Wilkerson's production in deeper formats for now.
News: Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson posted a career-high nine tackles, including six solo stops, during New York's 23-20 overtime win over Miami in Week 3. Wilkerson had not recorded more than six tackles during his brief NFL career. The 22-year-old has amassed 14 tackles through three games this season after totaling 49 stops during his rookie campaign a year ago.
Analysis: Wilkerson, the Jets' first-round draft pick in 2011, dropped 10 pounds during the offseason to help improve his quickness and is already making strides. He has yet to record a sack this season, but he has shown the ability to reach the quarterback. "I just think he's going to have a great year," coach Rex Ryan said during the offseason. "He knows the system, and I'd be shocked if he doesn't have a huge year." Wilkerson certainly has plenty of potential and is worth keeping an eye on in the majority of Fantasy IDP formats.
News: Jets' defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson suffered no serious injuries early Saturday morning when the car he was driving overturned after hitting another vehicle, according to an ESPN report. Wilkerson was transported to a Newark hospital after the accident on Garden State Parkway per The Sports Xchange. His 2011 Dodge Challenger struck a Toyota Siena just before 4:30 a.m. Saturday. Wilkerson was charged with careless driving and failure to maintain his lane. Wilkerson, 6-4, 315, reported to the team facility Monday. The team hasn't commented on his status or the incident.
Analysis: Wilkerson doesn't have a lot of sizzle for Fantasy purposes and shouldn't be a part of standard rosters at this point.
News: Jets DL Muhammad Wilkerson totaled five tackles (three solo) and one sack Week 16 against the Giants. He now has a sack in two straight games and three on the season.
Analysis: Wilkerson has 11 tackles and two sacks in his last two games, and is starting to show why the Jets selected him in the first round of the NFL draft. He is just a low-end Fantasy DL in 2011, but his late-season surge could put him as a late-round Fantasy sleeper on Draft Day 2012.
News: Jets LB Muhammad Wilkerson had six tackles - all solo a sack, and a forced fumble in the Jets 45-19 loss to the Eagles in Week 15.
Analysis: Wilkerson was the Jets first round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, and he produced early on in the season a little. However he had gone 11 games between tackles before Week 15. Hes not much of a Fantasy option in IDP formats because of his inconsistencies.
News: Jets rookie DL Muhammad Wilkerson notched two tackles and a sack during New York's 32-3 victory over Jacksonville in Week 1 on Sunday. His takedown of Jaguars QB Luke McCown in the opening quarter and the subsequent safety were the first of his NFL career. In fact, it was Wilkerson's first safety ever, having never had one in college or high school.
Analysis: Wilkerson was the Jets' first-round selection in the 2011 NFL Draft and he quickly showed his potential. The 21-year-old managed just one tackle during the season-opener against Dallas, but produced a better output Sunday. Still, he remains a low-end option in Fantasy IDP formats until he displays he can consistently produce.
News: Jets rookie defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, who was ejected for throwing punches during the preseason game against the Giants on Aug. 29, was fined by the NFL on Friday. Several sources reported that the amount was $10,000 for the swings he took on RB Brandon Jacobs, who was hit with a $20,000 fine.
Analysis: Wilkerson got the lesser fine because it was his first offense, but Fantasy owners should keep an eye on his behavior for the rest of his rookie campaign. He was selected by New York in the first-round of April's NFL draft, so the team has big plans for him in their aggressive 3-4 scheme. Still, until his play speaks for itself, Wilkerson should be considered a low-end IDP option.
News: Following some after-play skirmishes on a few plays during the third quarter, Jets rookie DE Muhammad Wilkerson and Giants RB Brandon Jacobs were each ejected for throwing punches at each other.
Analysis: Wilkerson had three tackles before the early exit, as he started the game against the vaunted Giants offensive line. He has showed some flashes of why he was the team's top pick in April's NFL draft, but he remains an option to target in the late rounds in Fantasy drafts. Wilkerson has plenty of upside though.
News: Jets coach Rex Ryan said that first-round pick, DL Muhammad Wilkerson, will start. Wilkerson's response: "I can't really think about starting, I have to think about learning the defense." Wilkerson said he has been receiving a lot of help and guidance from DLs Mike DeVito , Sione Pouha and Ropati Pitoitua.
Analysis: The fact his head coach is already touting him as a starter means the Jets think the world of their first-round pick. Wilkerson, a 6-foot-4, 305-pound brute, will give New York an intimidating pass rusher that should fit nicely into Ryan's aggressive defensive system. Fantasy owners should look for him in the later rounds of upcoming rookie-only drafts.
News: Rookie DE Muhammad Wilkerson, the Jets' first-round draft pick from Temple, has agreed to a four-year deal. He said on his Twitter account Saturday that he is headed to the team's facility in Florham Park, N.J., to sign his contract. Wilkerson recorded 9 1/2 sacks with Temple last season.
Analysis: Wilkerson, a 6-foot-4, 305-pound brute, will give New York an intimidating pass rusher that should fit nicely into head coach Rex Ryan's aggressive defensive system. He shined during his senior season with the Owls and racked up 70 tackles and forced two fumbles, in addition to his sack total. Fantasy owners should look for him in the later rounds of upcoming rookie-only drafts.
News: The Jets selected Temple DL Muhammad Wilkerson, giving Rex Ryan and his aggressive defense the big-time pass rusher they coveted. The 6-foot-4 1/2, 305-pound Wilkerson had 9 1/2 sacks last year for the Owls, and should immediately help the Jets. "I don't see him as a nose tackle, but this young man can play defensive end in our system and (defensive) tackle as well," Ryan said. "I see him as a possible three-down contributor for us. We'll see. His work ethic, he's going to have to come in here and earn his reps and everything else, but we think he's going to be an outstanding player for us."
Analysis: Rare is the lineman in a 3-4 scheme that produces robust stats for Fantasy. Of the Top 10 defensive linemen in standard leagues, two came from 3-4 systems. Wilkerson has potential to be a big factor for the Jets defense, but his personal statistics aren't expected to be huge. He's worth a late-round pick in the deepest of rookie-only drafts.