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Bilal Powell | Running Back | #29

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 204
College: Louisville
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 4 (126) / NYJ
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Bilal Powell played 28-of-52 offensive snaps in Monday's Week 13 loss to the Colts.
That's four more snaps than Matt Forte played. Despite this, Forte still out-touched Powell 12-1. The Jets often go to Powell when they're in catch-up mode but for some reason Bryce Petty seemed to be infatuated with throwing deep passes to Robby Anderson on Monday night. He's not someone fantasy owners should be relying on down the stretch. Dec 6 - 11:22 AM

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Bilal Powell rushed one time for three yards in the Jets' Week 13 loss to the Colts.

He didn't catch a pass on just one target. A week after piling up 43 yards on nine touches against the Patriots, Powell wasn't even in the game plan in this one, despite the Colts blowing the doors off the Jets. C.J. Spiller touched the ball three times behind Matt Forte, totaling 12 yards. Powell might be able to bounce back next week at the 49ers, but he's impossible to trust.
Dec 5 - 11:57 PM

Bilal Powell collected 36 yards on eight carries and secured one-of-three targets for seven yards Sunday in the Jets' Week 12 loss to the Patriots.

Powell didn’t have a huge game, but he was still far more productive than his backfield counterpart Matt Forte, who managed just 27 yards on 13 carries. He played a decidedly smaller role in the passing game on Sunday, which had to be disappointing for fantasy owners after Powell caught seven passes for 52 yards and a touchdown against Los Angeles in Week 10. Powell should be treated as an RB3/4 next week against Indianapolis.
Nov 27 - 9:28 PM

Bilal Powell rushed four times for 37 yards and caught 7-of-8 targets for 52 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' Week 10 loss to the Rams.

Powell's touchdown came on a hook and lateral play deep in scoring position that was officially credited as a receiving TD. Powell hasn't been much of a standalone fantasy play this season, but he does have some lower-end value with a consistent role as the Jets' primary passing-down back. Powell would become an every-week RB2 play if something happened to Matt Forte.
Nov 13 - 4:41 PM

Bilal Powell rushed six times for 22 yards in the Jets' Week 9 loss to the Dolphins.

He caught all four of his targets for another 29 yards. Powell again clearly played behind Matt Forte, though the Jets should have ridden their run game harder in this one. With bye-week crunches over next week, Powell is merely an RB4.
Nov 6 - 4:58 PM

Bilal Powell rushed six times for 76 yards and a touchdown while gaining three yards on one catch Week 8 against the Browns.

Powell came into the game battling a toe injury, but he looked 100 percent against Cleveland. He made a couple big plays including a 35-yard touchdown run in the first half, the Jets only score before the break, but he again played clearly behind Forte. Even in a good matchup and with six teams on bye, he will not be anything more than a desperation FLEX next week against the Dolphins.
Oct 30 - 4:33 PM

Bilal Powell practiced in full on Friday and has been removed from the Jets' Week 8 injury report.

Powell was reported to be dealing with turf toe early in the week, but it was apparently a non-severe case. He will change the pace behind Matt Forte.
Oct 28 - 3:21 PM

Bilal Powell (turf toe) was officially limited in Thursday's return to practice.

Powell could have just been testing his foot out, but he's now on track to suit up against the Browns. The Browns have one of the league's very worst defenses. Powell could be in for 8-10 touches if he's ready to go.
Oct 27 - 2:00 PM

The New York Post's Brian Costello reports Bilal Powell (toe) is "moving well" in Thursday's practice.

Powell is thought to be dealing with turf toe, so it is somewhat surprising he is back on the practice field Thursday. Either way, this practice gives him a good shot to play against the Browns. He is still not worth using with Matt Forte taking back over the lead role last week.
Oct 27 - 11:21 AM

Bilal Powell (toe) did not practice Wednesday.

Powell is battling turf toe, which is typically a multi-week injury. After Matt Forte resurrected from the dead in Week 7 with 155 total yards and two touchdowns on 34 touches, he could be in for a similar workload in a dream spot against the Browns. Forte is back on the RB1 map with Powell out.
Oct 26 - 3:46 PM

Bilal Powell rushed four times for 18 yards in the Jets' Week 7 win over the Ravens.

He was not targeted in the passing game. Powell had out-snapped and out-targeted Matt Forte several consecutive weeks entering Sunday's contest, but he was little more than a "breather" back against the Ravens. Powell can only be viewed as Forte's handcuff entering a Week 8 date with the Browns.
Oct 23 - 4:46 PM

Bilal Powell rushed three times for 10 yards in the Jets' Week 6 loss to the Cardinals.

He caught 3-of-4 targets for 12 yards. Powell saw most of his action in the fourth quarter of the blowout defeat, playing in catch-up mode. Things won't get any easier next week at home against the Ravens.
Oct 17 - 11:47 PM

Bilal Powell caught 6-of-8 targets for 41 yards in the Jets' Week 5 loss to the Rams.

He added four carries for 10 yards. For the third straight week, Powell caught six passes as Matt Forte hauled in two. Powell has firmly re-established himself as the Jets' pass-catching back, one who has RB3 value in PPR leagues. He has a tough Week 6 matchup in the Cardinals.
Oct 9 - 5:04 PM

Bilal Powell rushed four times for 26 yards and caught 6-of-9 targets for 54 yards in the Jets' Week 4 loss to the Seahawks.

Powell has now touched the ball 10 times each in back-to-back weeks. And he's out-producing Matt Forte on top of it. Powell provided some of the only big plays for the Jets' offense against Seattle and needs to be owned in all formats, especially with Forte reportedly carted to the X-rays room after the loss. At the very least, Powell's play has earned him a prominent weekly role.
Oct 2 - 5:59 PM

Bilal Powell hauled in 6-of-7 targets for 41 yards and rushed four times for 30 yards in the Jets' Week 3 loss to the Chiefs.

With the Jets in comeback mode in the second half, Powell saw plenty of targets down the stretch and actually ended up leading the team in catches and receiving yards. He was more involved on third downs and in obvious passing situations this week, but Matt Forte remains the clear lead back. Powell is just a handcuff at this point.
Sep 25 - 7:49 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Bryce Petty
3Christian Hackenberg
4Geno Smith
RB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
3Brandon Wilds
GLB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Matt Forte
FB1Chris Swain
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Robby Anderson
3Charone Peake
WR21Quincy Enunwa
2Jalin Marshall
3Devin Smith
WR31Robby Anderson
TE1Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2Brandon Bostick
3Eric Tomlinson
LT1Brandon Shell
LG1James Carpenter
C1Nick Mangold
2Wesley Johnson
RG1Brian Winters
2Dakota Dozier
RT1Brent Qvale
2Ben Ijalana
3Breno Giacomini
K1Nick Folk