Breece Hall
Breece Hall And Dalvin Cook Will Both Play In Opener
10 months ago

New York Jets Head Coach Robert Saleh confirmed today that both Breece Hall And Dalvin Cook will see action on the road in Week 1 versus Buffalo.

In a bout of good news for the Jets, Robert Saleh told reporters Breece Hall’s absence from practice was purely a maintenance day and he will play Week 1.  Both Breece Hall and newly acquired free agent RB Dalvin Cook will see work against the Bills. The head coach didn’t go into specific detail but did say the Jets would be “smart with Hall in his return”, per Ian Rappaport.

Consider both Jet running backs as fantasy RB2s. Dalvin Cook projects to have a lower ceiling and higher floor despite touchdown equity, with Hall needing to thrive on efficiency. That said, if Breece Hall is in fact game-ready and in line to split touches at full strength, he can explode. The former 36th overall pick posted top-5 metrics among all RBs on both sides of the offense last year in Yards Per Attempt (5.8), Yards After Contact Per Attempt (4.12), EPA/Rush (0.15), Explosive Rush Rate (15.0%), Target Per Route (28.7%), Yards Per Route (2.02), and Yards Per Reception (11.5).