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 Elijah McGuire - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 at New England Patriots
The Jets are determined to see what Elijah McGuire can do and so far the results have been acceptable. He now has touchdown runs in three straight games and is getting the bulk of the touches out of the backfield.
McGuire will get the start for the first time against New England who is ranked 18th in aFPA to running backs. We expect him to get 15-20 touches which gives him some value for Week 17. Start him as a solid RB2 in all leagues and formats.