|Team:||New York Jets|
|Ht / Wt:||5'10" / 182 lb.|
|Drafted:||2018 / Rd. 6 (204)|
Cannon finished the 2020 season with 10 carries for 33 yards and three catches on three targets for 16 yards in 14 games played.
Analysis: Cannon enjoyed a depth tailback and special teams role in his first season with the Panthers. While his fantasy value should be even more limited with Christian McCaffrey (thigh) healthy next season, he's at least under contract in Carolina for another year.
Panthers head coach Matt Rhule named Cannon as a candidate to mix into the team's backfield Sunday against the Saints with Christian McCaffrey (thigh) and Mike Davis (ankle) unlikely to play, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Analysis: Cannon has been active for each of the Panthers' last 11 games, but he's worked almost exclusively on special teams during that stretch, garnering a total of 13 touches (10 carries, three receptions) while playing only 37 offensive snaps. With the team's top two backs on track to sit out the season finale, more opportunities could open up for Cannon, but he'll still likely find himself behind Rodney Smith and Curtis Samuel in the pecking order for touches out of the backfield. Even as a low-cost punt play in DFS, Cannon won't have much appeal.
Cannon rushed three times for 17 yards in Sunday's 28-27 loss to the Vikings.
Analysis: Cannon also caught his lone target for a one-yard gain. Despite his increased involvement Sunday compared to usual, the reserve tailback holds little fantasy value and could be inactive if Christian McCaffrey returns following Carolina's bye in Week 13.
Cannon is expected to serve as the backup to Mike Davis with Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) out Sunday against the Buccaneers, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Person mentions that Alex Armah is also an option at running back, while the team could also opt to promote Rodney Smith from the practice squad. Davis has previously proven himself capable of taking on a workhorse role with McCaffrey injured, so there isn't expected to be much work left over for Cannon, who has garnered more than two touches in a game only once this season.
Cannon rushed three times for 12 yards and caught both his targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Bears.
Analysis: Cannon served as Mike Davis' backup at tailback and did decently with his handful of touches. In fact, with a long reception of 19 yards, Cannon actually outgained Davis through the air. As long as Christian McCaffrey and Reggie Bonnafon remain sidelined with ankle injuries, expect Cannon to serve behind Davis and garner mild fantasy value.
Coach Matt Rhule said Friday that Cannon will back up Mike Davis during Sunday's game against the Falcons, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Cannon looks set to serve as Carolina's No. 2 running back versus the Falcons, with Reggie Bonnafon (undisclosed) on the practice squad injured list. Fullback Alex Armah will also play a depth role in the backfield, but Cannon would likely be the primary beneficiary of increased snaps is Davis were to get nicked up.
Cannon secured a spot on the team's 53-man roster Saturday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Cannon secured the third and final spot on the running back depth chart in the wake of the team cutting Reggie Bonnafon. Now on the roster, Pearson points out that Cannon will likely be on every special team for the 2020 season. Don't expect Cannnon to produce any meaningful fantasy numbers for the upcoming campaign.
The Panthers claimed Cannon off waivers Tuesday, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Selected by the Jets in the sixth round of the 2018 draft, Cannon was active for all 16 games as a rookie, averaging 3.0 YPC on 38 rushes, hauling in 17 of 25 targets for 144 yards and scoring one TD. However, he was contained to one offensive snap and four appearances last season before he was placed on injured reserve Nov. 1 due to foot and ankle injuries. Cannon likely will vie with Mike Davis and Jordan Scarlett for one or two spots at the bottom of the Panthers' running back depth chart.
The Jets waived Cannon on Monday, Eric Allen and Randy Lange of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Cannon was caught up in a numbers game in the backfield, as he likely would have found himself on the outside looking in for a spot on the 53-man roster after the Jets signed veteran Frank Gore in the offseason and spent a fourth-round pick on La'Mical Perine in the draft. After compiling 257 total yards and a touchdown in 2018 as a change-of-pace option, Cannon's role diminished considerably in 2019. He appeared in four games and played 58 total snaps, with only one coming on offense.
Cannon (foot/ankle) did not practice Thursday, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Cannon wasn't able to suit up Week 6 against Dallas. He'll have two more opportunities to upgrade his practice activity before Monday's tilt against the Patriots. If the second-year pro is forced to miss more time, expect Ty Montgomery to handle kick return duties once again.
Cannon (foot) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
Analysis: Cannon came into the game doubtful to suit up, so this news isn't quite surprising. Now that he's officially ruled out, Cannon's absence won't effect the offense, but Ty Montgomery looks in line to handle kick return duties Sunday.
Cannon (foot) is doubtful for Sunday's game against Dallas, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.
Analysis: If Cannon sits this one out, Ty Montgomery would likely handle kick return duties. Cannon's role has been limited almost exclusively to special teams, as he's yet to touch the ball on offense this season.
Cannon (foot) is not practicing Thursday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Analysis: Cannon's foot issue has kept him from participating in two consecutive practices. He'll need to upgrade to at least a limited session Friday in order to suit up Week 6. If Cannon were forced to miss any time, Ty Montgomery would serve as New York's top kick returner.
Cannon didn't participate at practice Wednesday due to a foot injury.
Analysis: Cannon entered Sunday's loss to the Eagles nursing ankle and hamstring injuries, but he came out of the contest with a foot injury. The 25-year-old will need to practice in a limited fashion by Friday to have a chance of suiting up Week 6.
Cannon (ankle/hamstring) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game at Philadelphia.
Analysis: Cannon missed some practice time due to ankle and hamstring issues this week, but he practiced fully Friday to avoid an injury tag. The 25-year-old should continue to work as the Jets' No. 1 option returning kicks.
Cannon (hamstring) is a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports.
Analysis: Cannon's hamstring injury has lingered since mid-September. He's previously managed to play through the issue, so he doesn't appear to be in much danger of missing Sunday's tilt against the Eagles. The second-year pro does most of his damage as the Jets' top kick returner.
Cannon is rehabbing a hamstring injury during Wednesday's practice, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Cannon wasn't able to fully shake his hamstring injury during the Jets' bye week, but he no longer appears bothered by his ankle issue. The second-year pro has only played one snap on offense this season, so New York's backfield likely wouldn't be noticeably impacted if he were to miss time. However, any time spend sidelined by Cannon would move Ty Montgomery into the No. 1 kick returner gig.
Cannon (ankle/hamstring) is officially listed as active for Sunday's game against New England.
Analysis: Cannon logged limited practice in the final two sessions of the week heading into the game, and was deemed questionable. The fact that he's active likely won't have an impact on the offense, as he's played just one offensive snap this season, and seems to be buried on the depth chart behind Le'Veon Bell and Ty Montgomery.
Cannon (ankle/hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Patriots.
Analysis: Cannon was a limited participant for the final two practices this week, so he's on track to playing Sunday. Through two games, Cannon has played just one offensive snap. He's not expected to make an offensive impact as long as Le'Veon Bell and Ty Montgomery are healthy.
Cannon (ankle) was limited in Thursday's practice.
Analysis: Cannon's limited participation Thursday is an upgrade from his non-participation Wednesday. The 25-year-old has seen 33 of his 34 snaps on special teams so far this season, and he would figure to continue serving in that role if he can suit up for Sunday's matchup with New England.
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