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Mike White fantasy outlook: Can the backup Jets QB make the most of his Week 12 opportunity?

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Mike White will start for the New York Jets in Week 12

The New York Jets are experimenting with their quarterback position and will start Mike White in the Week 12 game against the Chicago Bears. The Jets have once again slipped to last place in the AFC East after last week's 3-10 loss to the New England Patriots.

The Jets have been impressive this season and are 6-4. Two of their losses have been to New England, a frustrating stat for the franchise. Due to poor performances and some unhelpful post-match comments from Zach Wilson, the Jets will be starting their backup QB instead.

"Do you feel like you let the defense down?"Zach Wilson's response: "No."https://t.co/wqQDaWltMW

The Jets started veteran QB Joe Flacco in the first three weeks of the regular season, while Zach Wilson was out with an injury. Wilson held the starting job from Week 4 to 11, but failed to put up the numbers the franchise and fantasy managers were looking for.

It will be interesting to see if Wilson gets back to the starting opportunity this season. In Week 12, however, White will get his chance to prove himself. If you have Zach Wilson on your roster, you've likely kept him on the bench for most of the season. This may be an apt time to part ways with the quarterback, who is definitely trending in the wrong direction.

Mike White has the potential to score good fantasy points in Week 12, and we saw that last season. While playing against the Cincinnati Bengals, White threw for 405 yards, three touchdown passes and two interceptions. He scored 26.1 fantasy points in that game. He played only four games last season and earned a total of 44.1 fantasy points.

This presents an interesting situation for managers streaming QBs. Do you take a risk on White? Depending on the size of your league, he could be worth the gamble. If your league is 12+ players, he could be worth a shot, but he is a desperate measure of desperate times. Realistically, there are better options likely available to be streamed.

Fantasy alternatives to Mike White in Week 12 of the 2022 NFL season

The following quarterbacks might be available to stream in Week 12, who are worth looking at before punting on Mike White:

  • Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers
  • Marcus Mariots, Atlanta Falcons
  • Geno Smith, Seattle Seahawks
  • Matt Ryan, Indianapolis Colts
  • Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans

If these are not available, Mike White could be your best bet.

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Mike White's NFL timeline

The New York Jets took White as the 171st overall pick in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL draft. He is currently playing his second season in the NFL with the Jets. White played in four games and started in three for the Jets last season. He threw for 953 yards, five touchdowns and eight interceptions on 132 pass attempts.

He will play his first game of the season against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, 27th November.

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Edited by John Maxwell
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