The New York Jets will host the Houston Texans in Week 14 of the NFL season. New York is returning to Zach Wilson under center but may be missing a piece in the backfield. Starting running back Breece Hall is dealing with an ankle injury. Backup running back Dalvin Cook was a big signing in training camp, and he may finally be forced into a prominent role if Hall sits.
Breece Hall injury updates
Friday PM update: Hall is officially questionable to play on Sunday with an ankle injury. He did get in a limited practice and has sounded positive about being able to play.
Friday update: Hall was limited in Friday’s practice ahead of Week 14. Head coach Robert Saleh said he feels good about Hall’s chances on Sunday, which Hall himself has also indicated.
Thursday update: Hall didn’t practice again on Thursday. He will have one more day of practice to try and at least log a limited participation and head into the weekend questionable rather than ruled out. For what it is worth, Hall did say that he expects to play on Sunday.
Wednesday update: Hall didn’t practice on Wednesday, but it is just the beginning of the week, so no cause for concern at the moment.
Fantasy football analysis
Hall heads into this week as the overall RB17 in half-PPR scoring formats. He has played in 12 games and has 585 yards and two touchdowns on 137 carries. Hall has added 349 yards and two additional touchdowns on 44 receptions. He has a decent matchup, as Houston’s defense allows middle-of-the-road numbers per game to opposing running backs.
If Hall is active, he can be started in 10-team leagues or larger. If he is inactive, you could start Cook in 14-team leagues or larger, but if Hall plays, Cook doesn’t retain much value based on his past workload this season.