RB - NYJ
New York Jets running back Michael Carter did not practice on Wednesday due to a concussion suffered in Week 17.
Carter suffered a concussion in Week 17's loss to the Buc's. We will have to monitor Carters status throughout the week for his gameday status for Week 18. If Carter can't suit up the Jets will have Coleman, Ty Johnson, and Austin Walter available against the Bills.
Michael Carter racked up 118 rushing yards on just 16 carries. He also received three targets, catching two of them for six yards. He did not find the end zone.
Carter was explosive and highly efficient through the run game against the Jaguars. He finished with a 7.4 yard per carry average. Unfortunately, his passing game involvement was lower than expected, but a lot of that was due to the fact that the Jaguars couldn't stop their run game. Carter should be treated as an RB2 moving forward, with a higher value in PPR-leagues. He is a very valuable dynasty asset that continues to increase his value.
Michael Carter had eight carries and just 18 scoreless yards. He received two targets and caught one of them for two yards.
There will be better days ahead for the rookie and it's likely the coaching staff was slowing getting him up to speed after a three-game absence. It's always hard trusting a player after a prolonged absence. While Tevin Coleman will continue to be involved on the ground, the North Carolina rookie should be the primary receiving back. Carter is bested viewed as an RB3 with moderate upside in PPR-leagues.
The Jets activated RB Michael Carter (ankle) from injured reserve.
The rookie will return for Sunday's Week 15 game against the Dolphins. Tevin Coleman and Ty Johnson will likely both be active as well, but Carter is undoubtedly the preferred fantasy start of the trio. How the touches are distributed will determine whether Carter is a RB2 in fantasy or more of a RB3.
New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh said running back Michael Carter (ankle) is expected to be activated from the injured reserve and have a "significant role" in Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins.
Carter was designated to return on Wednesday and is expected to lead the Jets' backfield in Sunday's game against Miami. He has rushed for 102 yards on 25 attempts and a touchdown while catching five of seven targets for 45 yards in his previous two games. The Jets reportedly will also get running back Tevin Coleman (concussion) back for Week 15. Carter faces a surging Miami Dolphins defense but ranks 14th in rush DVOA this season. The fourth-round pick is a high-upside flex option and ranked 32nd among all fantasy backs in the latest FantasyPros expert consensus rankings.
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