Israel Abanikanda Fantasy
- Height / Weight
- 5'11" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- October 5, 2002 (21)
- 2023 / Rd. 5 / Pk. 143 (NYJ)
Israel Abanikanda News
New York Jets running back Israel Abanikanda (thigh) turned four carries into 30 yards and one reception into one yard before sustaining a leg injury in the team's preseason loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Abanikanda went down in the fourth quarter and was subsequently carted to the locker room. The severity of the injury is currently unknown, but the rookie appeared to be unable to put weight on his right leg. The 20-year-old had looked impressive to this point in the preseason, but his status is very much in question for next week's showdown with the New York Giants.
New York Jets running back Israel Abanikanda finished with 12 carries for 56 yards and three receptions for 31 yards in a 27-0 preseason win over the Carolina Panthers. The rookie checked in late in the first quarter and ultimately led all players in yards from scrimmage. Abanikanda will need to continue to make the most of his opportunities this preseason to earn meaningful snaps in 2023 as both Michael Carter and Zonovan Knight received touches before him on Saturday. Of course, all three are expected to take a backseat to Breece Hall (knee) when he returns from injury. Although the situation is worth monitoring, fantasy managers should not be targeting Abanikanda in drafts at this point.
New York Jets running back Israel Abanikanda handled nine carries for 27 yards and a touchdown in Thursday night's loss to the Cleveland Browns. The rookie added a reception for five yards on his only target. He started the game and played throughout the first half before ceding work to Travis Dye and Damarea Crockett. Abanikanda, a fifth-round draft selection, will need to impress this preseason to earn a role for himself in New York's backfield that also includes Breece Hall, Michael Carter, and Zonovan Knight. With Dalvin Cook in serious talks to join the team, the Jets' running back room could become even more crowded before Week 1. Abanikanda is just an interesting stash in dynasty leagues for the time being.
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New York Jets rookie running back Israel Abanikanda joins a loaded backfield containing Breece Hall, Michael Carter, and Zonovan Knight. While he was productive at Pitt last season, totaling 1,431 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns, the 20-year-old may be buried on a talented depth chart. Hall is expected to carry the load despite coming off of a torn ACL, and Carter and Knight did well in relief of Hall last season. While it is a young and loaded depth chart, Abanikanda offers a level of...