Hall was a full practice participant on Friday. Abanikanda and Cook were limited.
A full Friday practice nearly always equates to a clearance by Sunday, so we should feel pretty good about Breece Hall being in our lineups for Week 13. His offensive environment could easily be considered the worst in the league, but his total involvement in all facets gives him a great floor, as he's averaged five receptions per game since the team's Week 7 bye.
Carter wasn't happy when the team went out and signed Cook before the season started, but Cook - as it turns out - hasn't really been a factor this year. The release of Cook means the team will likely give the RB3 duties to the rookie Abanikanda, the story said, who was a fifth round pick this past spring. Those in the dynasty world had hopes on Abanikanda going to a team that would have used him more than the Jets, at least to this point. But Abanikanda's role should increase, and he's a Cook injury away from being the team's RB2. He's at least worth picking up in deeper leagues.
It was the biggest fear since the injury happened during the Jets opening drive. HC Robert Saleh has already said the team will ride with Wilson, but it's a huge fantasy downgrade for the Jets WR group. The team could lean more on running backs Cook and Hall and the running game as a whole, as Hall was an obvious bright spot on Monday night. The Jets will likely bring in another quarterback, but for now the team looks primed to ride this out with Wilson at QB - and a very good defense.
The Jets plan to have running backs Breece Hall and Dalvin Cook in the lineup against the Bills on Monday night.
Jets head coach Robert Saleh said at a press conference that Hall will not practice on Monday because of a planned rest day as he returns from last season’s torn ACL, but that he is on track to be in the lineup for the season opener. Hall has been practicing with the team since being activated off the PUP list on August 15. That’s the same day that Cook signed with the Jets.
Given the limited practice time for both players, Saleh said that the Jets will be smart with how they deploy both backs in the opener.
Cook only recently started practicing with the team because of the birth of his child after signing his contract. Cook will get in a full week of work this week, though, and Saleh said he’ll play against Buffalo as well. It also appears neither back will have a snap count for Week 1, according to the story. Speculation has been the two backs will split work early on in the season, but eventually the talent and youth of Hall will shine through as the season goes on. For Week 1, we rank Hall at 21st and Cook at 34th in what is expected to be a tough matchup against a good Bills defense.