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Jets RB Michael Carter activated off injured reserve for Week 15 game vs. Dolphins

We break down the news that Michael Carter will play in Week 15

Michael Carter #32 of the New York Jets carries the ball during the game against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on November 21, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

Saturday update: The Jets have activated Carter off injured reserve, meaning the rookie should be good to go for Sunday’s Week 15 game against the Dolphins

New York Jets running back Michael Carter is expected to return to the field this week, per his head coach and Al Iannazzone. Carter is still officially on injured reserve, so we won’t get official injury reports on him, but head coach Robert Saleh says that he expects the rookie to play.

Carter injured his ankle in Week 11, just as he had built some consistency as the starting back. After the Week 6 bye, Carter had 19, 24, 14 and 20 touches before his Week 11 injury. Much of that work came through the air, which gave him a solid floor in PPR scoring leagues.

No back has really done much after he left, as Tevin Coleman suffered a concussion and Ty Johnson had a drop-fest last week.

Fantasy football implications

Carter should return to the lead role and a good workload this week against the Dolphins. He is a good start in PPR leagues and an okay start in non-PPR leagues.