Cannon rushed four times for 30 yards and added a five-yard catch on four targets in Sunday's 41-10 loss to the Bills. Cannon got fewer touches than both Elijah McGuire and Isaiah Crowell, who finished with nine apiece. If both of those guys can stay healthy after New York's Week 11 bye, Cannon will have a hard time carving out a large enough role to attract attention outside the deepest leagues.
Cannon caught his lone target for 15 yards and didn't get a single carry in Sunday's 13-6 loss to the Dolphins. Cannon's role shrank dramatically with Elijah McGuire (foot) back from injured reserve to split carries with Isaiah Crowell. The speedy rookie will be tough to depend upon in fantasy as long as the Jets have two healthy running backs ahead of him. Cannon's touches will likely be limited again in Week 10 against the Bills.
Cannon rushed six times for 10 yards and caught three of four targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 24-10 loss to Chicago. Cannon got the passing-down work with Bilal Powell (neck) on injured reserve. New York's running back situation could get more muddled against the Dolphins in Week 9, with Elijah McGuire (foot) eligible to come off injured reserve to join Cannon and Isaiah Crowell in the backfield.
Cannon is expected to act as the primary backup to Isaiah Crowell during Sunday's game in Chicago following Bilal Powell's (neck) placement on injured reserve, ESPN.com reports. Cannon was the clear third option on the Jets' backfield depth chart through the first seven weeks of the season, with his only touches coming in garbage time in the season opener and during last Sunday's 37-17 loss to the Vikings following Powell's departure. The rookie sixth-round pick made a positive impression when he was thrust into action in relief of Powell, hauling in four of five targets for 69 yards and taking two carries for four yards. While Crowell should pick up some of Powell's carries and perhaps gain more usage on passing downs as well, the Jets probably aren't eager to dramatically increase Crowell's workload since he has been battling a foot injury of his own the last few games. That should pave the way for Cannon to at least temporarily see an enhanced role in a change-of-pace capacity, though his outlook beyond Week 8 appears somewhat muddled. Elijah McGuire (foot) returned to practice last Wednesday and is eligible to return from IR in Week 9, at which point he could be a candidate to assume some of the work that had fallen to Powell.
Cannon survived Saturday's round of cuts, and will open the season on the Jets' 53-man roster. Cannon's fumbling issues in the preseason will probably prevent him from returning kicks or punts this year, but the rookie sixth-rounder out of Virginia State proved his speed is a legitimate asset at the NFL level. New York probably would have preferred to stash Cannon on the practice squad, but he likely would have been claimed by another team if the Jets didn't keep him on the roster. Cannon should serve as the No. 3 running back behind Isaiah Crowell and Bilal Powell, at least until Elijah McGuire (foot) returns from the IR in the second half of the season.
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