Green Bay Packers wide receiver Dontayvion Wicks is ready to step up into a bigger role once again this season. He may be in line to start for Green Bay next Monday night against the New York Giants if Christian Watson has to miss his fourth game of the season with a hamstring injury.
Watson suffered his hamstring injury during the fourth quarter during the 27-19 win over the Kansas City Chiefs at home on Sunday night. That was Christian Watson’s best game of the regular season. Dontayvion Wicks is not a stranger to stepping in big spots. He has been very good for the Packers this season.
During the win against the Chiefs, he caught three passes for 43 yards receiving. Dontayvion Wicks averaged 14.3 yards per reception in the game. On the year, he has caught 23 passes for 374 yards receiving and one touchdown. Wicks has averaged 16.3 yards per reception and has been targeted 36 times.
He was the number three wide receiver option in three of the games this season when Watson was sidelined. The rookie from the University of Virginia has all of the tools to be a starter on this football team.
Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver Dontayvion Wicks Is Close to a 100-Yard Performance
Wicks has yet to eclipse 100 yards receiving this season, but it feels as if he is really close to hitting that mark. During his last four of five games, he has had 40 or more yards receiving. The closest he got to 100 yards was on 11/19 against the Los Angeles Chargers with 91 yards receiving on three receptions and averaging 30.3 yards per reception.
The New York Giants defense has not been all that sharp this season. New York has a very young secondary. The Packers’ passing game has improved every single game. Even without Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Jayden Reed, and Dontayvion Wicks will be able to do their thing.
If Christian Watson is sidelined on Monday night against the Giants, it would be a surprise if Wicks didn’t play well. He always rises to the challenge when his number is called upon.