Coach Mike Mularkey expressed confidence that special teams ace Montell Owens can handle feature-back duties with Reshad Jennings (concussion) ruled out for Sunday versus the Jets.
"I trust Montell Owens," Mularkey said. "When he had chances to carry the ball, I thought, 'Wow, this guy -- I knew he was a good football player but this guy is a decent back. He can actually produce like I wasn't sure of. I think we've got to test the waters.'" Owens is a good bet for 18-20 touches with Jordan Todman and Richard Murphy taking on the appearance of pure backups. Rotoworld ranks Owens No. 31 among running backs for Week 14.