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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$Signed a four-year, $4.29 million contract with the Jets in May of 2021.
Reaches end zone again
RBNew York Jets
October 10, 2021
Carter recorded 10 rushes for 38 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Falcons. He added three receptions for 20 yards.
ANALYSIS
Carter accounted for 10 of the team's 18 rushing attempts, more than doubling the marks of both Ty Johnson and Tevin Coleman. He wasn't particularly effective, as his longest rush went for only nine yards. However, he did plunge into the end zone for a two-yard score midway through the fourth quarter. Carter also supplemented his performance with a career-best three receptions. Though the performance wasn't overly impressive, Carter continues to operate as the team's top back heading into a Week 6 bye.
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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 %
10.6%
 
Positive Run %
83.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
70.3%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.5
 
Rushing TD %
4.3%
 
Touches Per Game
11.2
 
% Snaps w/Touch
44.1%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.02
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.1%
 
% Team Targets
8.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
64.3%
 
Drop Rate
14.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.1
 
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#% of Team Snaps

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7030%
12713%
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167%
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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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Gets first TD in first NFL win
RBNew York Jets
October 3, 2021
Carter rushed 13 times for 38 yards and a touchdown while catching one of three targets for minus-4 yards in Sunday's 27-24 overtime win over Tennessee.
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Limited work as backfield leader
RBNew York Jets
September 26, 2021
Carter recorded nine rushes for 24 yards in Sunday's Week 3 loss to the Broncos. He added two receptions for five yards.
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Time-share with Johnson on tap
RBNew York Jets
September 24, 2021
With Tevin Coleman ruled out with a non-COVID-19 illness, Carter and Ty Johnson are in line to head the Jets backfield Sunday against the Broncos, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
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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.
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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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