Ty Johnson enters season as NY Jets lead back
However, the first week of the regular season showed a completely different picture. Ty Johnson was on the field for 53.8 percent of the snaps and had nine rushing attempts.
In contrast, Tevin Coleman and Michael Carter were on the field for only 26.2 percent and 24.6 percent of the snaps, respectively, and each had only four rushing attempts.
The result was very manageable for all three. None of the running backs scored more than 3.0 fantasy points in PPR formats.
In the following weeks, Carter's workload increased more and more. From Week 2 on, he always put up double-digit rushing attempts.
This finally led to Michael Carter's first NFL touchdown in Week 4 and the Jets' first rushing touchdown of the season. Only Johnson was able to match those numbers until Week 4.
Then in the Jets' visit to London in Week 5, it finally became clear that this backfield belonged to Carter. With an opportunity share of 54.17 percent, Carter was able to claim more than half of all rushing attempts and running back targets in that game.
This trend should continue in the coming weeks.