Michael Carter

Michael Carter

23-Year-Old Running BackRB
New York Jets
2022 Fantasy Outlook
A fourth-round pick in last year's draft out of UNC, Carter had some mild preseason buzz, as much due to the lack of appealing competition in the Jets' backfield as his own abilities. While his final numbers on the season weren't too exciting, he did have some big performances including 172 scrimmage yards and a touchdown against the eventual AFC champions, the Bengals, in Week 8. A November ankle injury also cost Carter three games and prevented him from topping 1,000 scrimmage yards on the season. A little undersized for a feature back at 5-8 and 200 pounds, Carter has the receiving skills to hold up that end of the scatback stereotype, but he also possesses enough power and elusiveness to make an impact on the ground. Unfortunately for him, the Jets landed Breece Hall in the second round of this year's draft, and the Iowa State product figures to immediately stop into the starting role. Carter could still provide some value on passing downs and as a backup, but his ceiling looks a lot less appealing with Hall in the picture. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $4.29 million contract with the Jets in May of 2021.
Team adds young stud at RB
RBNew York Jets
May 1, 2022
Carter will be joined by rookie second-round pick Breece Hall in New York's backfield, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Hall was the first running back selected in the 2022 NFL Draft, as the Jets traded up two spots in the second round to grab him 36th overall. The Iowa State product is capable of playing a three-down role, but there still should be plenty of touches left over for Carter working alongside Hall. Carter proved capable of excelling in a timeshare while in college, as he topped 1,000 rushing yards in each of his final two years at UNC, despite splitting carries with Javonte Williams.
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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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
19.0%
 
Positive Run %
81.6%
 
% Yds After Contact
69.6%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.0
 
Rushing TD %
2.7%
 
Touches Per Game
13.1
 
% Snaps w/Touch
42.9%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.02
 
% Team Air Yards
0.2%
 
% Team Targets
9.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
65.5%
 
Drop Rate
7.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.1
 
% Targeted On Route
24.8%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.46
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2021 Michael Carter Split Stats
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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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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.
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Rookie season ends with whimper
RBNew York Jets
January 9, 2022
Carter carried the ball nine times for 19 yards and failed to catch any of his three targets in Sunday's 27-10 loss to the Bills.
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Cleared for season finale
RBNew York Jets
January 7, 2022
Carter (concussion) doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Bills after practicing fully Thursday and Friday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
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Logs full practice
RBNew York Jets
Concussion
January 6, 2022
Carter (concussion) returned to a full practice Thursday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
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Misses practice, could still play
RBNew York Jets
Concussion
January 5, 2022
Carter (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday, but the Jets are optimistic he could play this Sunday against the Bills, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
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Concussion confirmed
RBNew York Jets
Concussion
January 3, 2022
Head coach Robert Saleh confirmed that Carter was placed in the concussion protocol after exiting Sunday's 28-24 loss to the Buccaneers, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.
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