After spending the 2020 NFL season as a backup in San Francisco, seventh-year running back Tevin Coleman is slated to be the No. 1 guy in the New York Jets backfield — at least to start the year. It's been looking like the Jets could use a committee approach to their running back room, which includes Ty Johnson and Michael Carter.
In other words, Coleman appears to be a risk pick ahead of the upcoming fantasy season.
Tevin Coleman Fantasy Outlook
The Jets averaged 105.2 rushing yards per game in 2020, which ranked just 23rd in the entire league. It'll be interesting to see if the run game improves under new head coach Robert Saleh.
Nevertheless, Coleman would be a risky pick even if he wasn't splitting carries with other running backs. Back in 2019, he rushed for 800 yards and 4 touchdowns with the Atlanta Falcons, however, his statistics have been slipping since then.
Various injuries held Coleman to just eight games played for the San Francisco 49ers in 2020. Unfortunately, he didn't make the most of his limited opportunities, finishing the year with just 53 yards on 28 carriers without a touchdown. Coleman's 1.9 rushing yards per attempt was a career-worst and not exactly the type of performance you'd want to see on your fantasy team.
Tevin Coleman ADP
FantasyPros lists Coleman as RB51 with an average draft position (ADP) of 171.6 in PPR leagues. Meanwhile, he's unlisted on The Duel's fantasy football rankings.
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