Michael Carter
Michael Carter
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
New York Jets
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Carter split the backfield workload at North Carolina almost equally with Javonte Williams last year and gained more yards, but it was the bigger, more physical Williams who got popped early in the second round by the Broncos, while Carter landed with the Jets in the fourth. That might not be the worst thing for his chances of making a splash as a rookie, though. While Williams has Melvin Gordon to compete with for touches, Carter has only Tevin Coleman, La'Mical Perine and Ty Johnson standing between himself and a regular role. Carter's short stature and natural pass-catching skills, as well as his solid showing as a pass protector, mark him as a receiving back in the NFL, but he also has the potential to become more than that. In college, he flashed some power and a willingness to lower his shoulder, though he mostly relied on elusiveness and nimble feet in traffic to create open space. If there's a template for Carter to follow and reach his ceiling, it's Austin Ekeler, though it took Ekeler a couple years to prove he could handle a lead role to the Chargers' satisfaction (and push Gordon aside in the process). Given the state of the Jets' backfield, they may be willing to throw Carter into the fire a little more quickly if he looks the part. Read Past Outlooks
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More involved in Week 2
RBNew York Jets
September 19, 2021
Carter rushed 11 times for 59 yards and caught two of three targets for 29 yards in Sunday's 25-6 loss to New England.
ANALYSIS
Carter and Ty Johnson (12 carries for 50 yards) split primary running back duties, with Tevin Coleman (five carries for 24 yards) mixing in. The rookie fourth-round pick is quickly ascending toward the top of New York's backfield depth chart, and Carter has shown some nice burst in the early going. On the other hand, the Jets are unlikely to abandon the committee approach and have produced only 20 points through two games, so it's tough to trust anybody in their offense heading into a Week 3 trip to Denver.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Michael Carter's 2021 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
13.3%
 
Positive Run %
86.7%
 
% Yds After Contact
75.4%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.3
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
18.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
38.3%
 
Air Yards Per Game
4.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.09
 
% Team Air Yards
0.6%
 
% Team Targets
7.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
60.0%
 
Drop Rate
20.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
12.7
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
52.0
 
Cornerbacks
65.1
 
Safeties
22.7
 
Linebackers
56.3
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Michael Carter's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
5' 8"
 
Weight
201 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.50 sec
 
Shuttle Time
3.98 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.83 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.0 in
 
Broad Jump
119 in
 
Bench Press
16 reps
 
Hand Length
8.75 in
 
Arm Length
29.13 in
 
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Five touches in first game
RBNew York Jets
September 12, 2021
Carter rushed four times for 16 yards and added a 14-yard catch on two targets in Sunday's 19-14 loss to the Panthers.
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Healthy for NFL debut
RBNew York Jets
September 8, 2021
Carter (undisclosed) isn't listed on the Jets' injury report for Sunday's game at Carolina.
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Injury deemed minor
RBNew York Jets
Undisclosed
August 30, 2021
Carter's unspecified injury isn't viewed as a serious issue, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
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May be banged up
RBNew York Jets
Undisclosed
August 30, 2021
Carter may be dealing with an injury, as he was in the rehab area at Monday's practice, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
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Unimpressive in preseason finale
RBNew York Jets
August 28, 2021
Carter carried the ball seven times for 12 yards and caught his only target for seven yards in Friday's preseason tie against the Eagles.
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