3. Michael Carter and James Robinson, RB, New York Jets
The Jets are likely going to cut into Michael Carter’s touches this week and try to incorporate the recently acquired James Robinson more. From a general outlook, Robinson could act as a plodder with Carter being more of a passing down back. Robinson was questionable coming into Week 9 with a knee injury so it might just be Carter at the time of kickoff.
Neither has the explosiveness of Bryce Hall, but both probably need high volume to have impact. That’s a tough thing to ask of Carter and Robinson as they face the Bills, who before last week were the toughest matchup for running backs.
The high-scoring nature of the Bills put an increased amount of pressure on opposing offenses to trade punches and try to keep pace with Josh Allen. The Packers showed that you can slow the pace of the game down with the run but eventually, it does swallow an opponent, once they’re facing a two or three-score deficit.