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Michael Carter to be part of three-headed rushing attack, per beat writer

by Robert Lorge | Jets Correspondent | Thu, Aug 26th 3:55pm EDT

The backfield in New York is shaping up to be a running back by committee approach with Michael Carter being one piece of the equation. (The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact:

This news shouldn't be unexpected, Carter is just a rookie after all. To start the season the Jets are expected to use all of their running backs, which includes Tevin Coleman, Ty Johnson, Carter and even La'Michal Perine near the goal line. This certainly lowers Carter's upside, especially in redraft circles. Carter certainly has appeal in dynasty formats since it doesn't appear any of the other three are the long-term answer. However, for the 2021 season, it may be difficult for Carter to return value at his current price of RB32 in half-PPR scoring. Listed at 201 pounds, it's unlikely Carter will see many scoring opportunities not only because Perine and Coleman seem like better bets to get those touches, but also because the Jets' offense isn't expected to be a high-scoring one. The best hope for fantasy success is for the former Tar Heel to carve out a role as the primary pass-catching back for the Jets. On a team that is expected to be chasing points most weeks, he could become a viable flex option in PPR leagues.

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