Michael Carter

Michael Carter

23-Year-Old Running BackRB
New York Jets
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Carter had some mild preseason buzz as a fourth-round pick out of UNC last year, in part because there was weak competition for touches in the Jets backfield. While his final numbers on the season weren't too exciting, Carter did have three games with 100-plus total yards, including 172 and a TD against the Bengals in Week 8. A November ankle injury cost Carter three and a half games, and ultimately prevented him from topping 1,000 scrimmage yards on the season despite a 100-yard rushing game against the Jaguars in Week 16. A little undersized for a feature back at 5-8, 200, Carter has the receiving skills to hold up that end of the scatback stereotype, but he also offers some 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 step in as the lead runner. Carter could still provide some value on passing downs and as a backup, but he's 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.
Totals 690 yards in second season
RBNew York Jets
January 8, 2023
Carter rushed three times for four yards and caught two of three targets for one yard in Sunday's 11-6 loss to the Dolphins.
ANALYSIS
Carter struggled down the stretch along with the entire Jets offense. He totaled 402 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 114 carries while catching 41 of 554 targets for 288 yards over 16 appearances in 2022. Carter was used primarily in a change-of-pace role in his second NFL season, and he'll likely see similar usage in 2023.
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How do Michael Carter's 2022 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 %
18.4%
 
Positive Run %
83.3%
 
% Yds After Contact
66.9%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.4
 
Rushing TD %
2.6%
 
Touches Per Game
9.7
 
% Snaps w/Touch
32.3%
 
Air Yards Per Game
2.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.09
 
% Team Air Yards
0.9%
 
% Team Targets
9.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
75.9%
 
Drop Rate
3.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.8
 
% Targeted On Route
20.3%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.08
 
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1732%
16415%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2022 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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38 days ago
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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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Just five total yards in Week 17
RBNew York Jets
January 2, 2023
Carter rushed once for two yards and caught two of three targets for three yards in Sunday's 23-6 loss to Seattle.
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Leading receiver in Week 16 loss
RBNew York Jets
December 22, 2022
Carter rushed twice for six yards and brought in all five targets for 44 yards in the Jets' 19-3 loss to the Jaguars on Thursday night.
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Five touches in Week 15
RBNew York Jets
December 18, 2022
Carte rushed four times for 15 yards and caught his only target for 16 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Lions.
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Struggles in return from injury
RBNew York Jets
December 11, 2022
Carter (ankle) rushed five times for five yards and caught three of six targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 20-12 loss to Buffalo. He also lost a fumble.
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Active, could cede work to Knight
RBNew York Jets
December 11, 2022
Carter (ankle) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Bills.
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