Through four training camp practices, it has been clear that Gase likes the idea of mixing and matching his backs while using them in various ways. There could be multiple ballcarriers lined up at different spots on a given play, presenting a big-time challenge for opposing defenses.
Bell will be the primary ball carrier, obviously, but it seems like the rest could also be involved in all aspects of the offense. The team likely can't keep all five backs listed above, and there have been stories that McGuire and Cannon could be on the roster bubble. Right now, the Jets are taking it easy with Bell and likely making sure to get a good look at the rest of the backfield.
NYJ RB Trenton Cannon - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 16 vs. Green Bay Packers
With the veteran running backs out with injuries for New York, Trenton Cannon has settled in nicely into the backup running back role for the Jets. He has averaged 10 touches per game and although his numbers have not been great, the fantasy impact potential is there.
Cannon faces Green Bay who is average against the run, but since 10 touches seem to be the cap and he is getting about only 30 percent of the snaps, we don't expect his numbers to go up anytime soon. Keep him on the bench for Week 16.