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The Athletic's Connor Hughes believes it "might not be long before [Jets RB Michael] Carter starts to see the lion’s share of reps." The rookie has had a "promising" spring and early summer, according to Hughes, and looks like the most explosive and best receiver of the Jets' RBs. Hughes does add that the Jets "prefer a running-back-by-committee approach, so guys like Tevin Coleman, Ty Johnson and/or La'Mical Perine will be involved. But Carter is the most exciting of the group and has a chance to emerge as a weekly fantasy starter this year.

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The Jets have placed RB Michael Carter on IR. He sprained an ankle last week and has been expected to miss at least 2 games. This designation means Carter will miss at least 3 contests. He can now return for the Week 15 rematch with Miami at the earliest.

Jets RB Michael Carter (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Texans. The rookie is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with his high-ankle sprain. His absence leaves New York’s backfield to Ty Johnson and Tevin Coleman. We’re expecting carries to be split fairly evenly, but Johnson should dominate passing-game work.

Jets RB Michael Carter is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with a "low-grade" high-ankle sprain, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. So the rookie figures to miss Week 12 vs. the Texans and Week 13 vs. the Eagles. We'll see if he can make it back for Week 14 vs. the Saints. Carter is worth stashing on fantasy benches for the stretch run. His absence leaves Ty Johnson and Tevin Coleman as New York's top 2 RBs. Carries could be split fairly evenly between them, but Johnson should dominate pass-catching work and is the superior fantasy play.

Jets RB Michael Carter injured his ankle in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Dolphins. He's officially questionable to return. Stay tuned for an update.

Update: Carter has been downgraded to out.

Jets RB Michael Carter is listed 4th (alongside Josh Adams) on the Week 1 depth chart. It's Tevin Coleman 1st, La'Mical Perine 2nd and Ty Johnson 3rd. We never fully buy into these depth charts -- but it's notable after Carter appeared to at least be behind Coleman this preseason. The rookie can't be trusted in Week 1 fantasy lineups. If you need to dabble in this backfield, Coleman is your best bet.

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