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Bilal Powell | Running Back | #29

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 204
College: Louisville
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 4 (126) / NYJ
Contract: view contract details

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The New York Post's Brian Costello believes Bilal Powell will see "major touches" this season.
Powell was heavily involved when healthy last year, but new lead back Matt Forte has a much more similar skill set to Powell's than former backfield mate Chris Ivory. Even so, Costello believes OC Chan Gailey "will figure out a way" to keep Powell involved. He might not see the 10.6 touches a game he managed last season, but Powell should remain an important part of the offense. With Khiry Robinson a threat to his short-yardage work as well, Forte is being significantly overvalued in fantasy drafts. Jul 7 - 12:28 PM

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Bilal Powell's three-year deal with the Jets is worth $11.25 million with $6 million guaranteed.

That's only a little less than Matt Forte's getting. Powell missed some time with an ankle injury last season but was a great complement to early-down power-runner Chris Ivory when healthy. He should form a similar tandem with Forte. That leaves Khiry Robinson to fight for scraps.
Mar 10 - 8:14 PM

Jets re-signed RB Bilal Powell.

The numbers are not yet available, but ESPN's Rich Cimini reports Powell was fielding offers of $4 million per year. With Matt Forte coming to town, it will be interesting to see how the work is divvied up in New York. Forte is a true three-down back with some of the best receiving skills in the game, but Powell is primarily a receiving option as well. Powell turned 117 touches into 701 total yards and three touchdowns last season.
Mar 10 - 12:32 PM

The New York Daily News reports free agent Bilal Powell has drawn interest from the Patriots, Cowboys, and Ravens.

The Daily News' Manish Mehta confirms the Jets also want to retain Powell. A versatile back -- but not a feature runner -- Powell would be prudent to sign with the highest bidder entering his age-28 campaign. The Patriots would be an especially intriguing landing spot for Powell with Dion Lewis coming off a torn ACL and James White probably on the roster bubble for 2016.
Mar 8 - 10:52 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini reports coach Todd Bowles is a "fan" of impending free agent RB Bilal Powell.

Powell racked up 701 total yards and three touchdowns in just 11 games last season and looked more explosive than he has at any point in his career. A good fit in OC Chan Gailey's scheme, it would not be surprising if the Jets decided to bring back Powell instead of free agent power back Chris Ivory, who is likely to be more expensive anyway. Cimini believes the Bills and Dolphins would be interested in Powell should he hit the open market.
Source: ESPN
Feb 22 - 9:06 AM

Bilal Powell (ankle) is inactive for Week 17 at Buffalo.

Chris Ivory should be a near-every-down back, with Stevan Ridley spelling him. The rest of the Jets' Week 17 inactives are QB Bryce Petty, OL Dakota Dozier, CB Dee Milliner, S Dion Bailey, LB Taiwan Jones, and LB Josh Martin.
Jan 3 - 11:32 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini reports there is "not much optimism" Bilal Powell (ankle, questionable) will be able to play Week 17 against the Bills.

Powell will attempt to warm up before the game, but that will be difficult in the freezing temperatures in Buffalo. Chris Ivory should handle the lion's share of the work with Powell sidelined, and he rumbled for 135 total yards in his last meeting with the Bills. Ivory is a great value play for DFS.
Jan 3 - 11:09 AM

Bilal Powell (ankle) is questionable for Week 17 against the Bills, but he's not expected to play.

He hasn't practiced at all this week, and the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta calls Powell a "long shot" to play against the Bills. If he misses, Chris Ivory will get most of the reps, while the Jets lean on their passing game.
Jan 1 - 1:00 PM

Bilal Powell (ankle) remained sidelined Thursday.

The Jets are believed to simply be managing Powell's reps, but obviously he needs to return to at least a limited session on Friday. Out-playing Chris Ivory for the better part of a month, Powell has RB2 appeal for Week 17.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 01:33:00 PM

Bilal Powell (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Powell has battled the ankle for the past couple months. He should be fine for Week 17 against the Bills. Powell has out-touched Chris Ivory in 3-of-4 games and will likely be leaned on with everything on the line Sunday.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 04:00:00 PM

Bilal Powell rushed seven times for 56 yards in the Jets' Week 16 win over the Patriots, adding five receptions for 34 additional yards.

Powell got the start, though Chris Ivory still out-touched him 15-12. Powell easily out-gained Ivory, piling up 90 yards to Ivory's 42. Powell has been the Jets' most effective back for the better part of a month, and will be a critical factor in next Sunday's must-win game against the Bills. He looked shot out of a cannon on draws against the Pats. Powell will be on the DFS radar against Rex Ryan's pathetic defense.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 04:45:00 PM

Bilal Powell rushed six times for 25 yards and a touchdown and caught 7-of-7 targets for 54 yards in the Jets' Week 15 win over the Cowboys.

Powell piled up checkdowns from Ryan Fitzpatrick in two-minute situations at the end of each half, and turned a solid fantasy performance into an excellent one with a wide-open 12-yard touchdown run where he wasn't even touched by Dallas' defense. As the Cowboys held a lead for most of Saturday night's contest, game flow wound up working against Chris Ivory and in Powell's favor. Powell figures to be dialed up frequently as a checkdown target again when the Jets host the high-octane Patriots in Week 16.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 11:54:00 PM

Bilal Powell rushed 3 times for 36 yards and caught 5-of-5 targets for 46 yards and a touchdown Week 14 against the Titans.

Tennessee decided they were not interested in tackling Powell Sunday, and he made them pay with two big plays. The first was a 24-yard run in the first quarter where Powell busted through a big hole inside and bounced the run to the left sidelined. The second was a 16-yard catch-and-run where Powell ran through several half-hearted arm tackles and a pathetic tackle attempt at the goal line by Perrish Cox. Powell has looked fast making big plays for the Jets the last two weeks. He has some FLEX appeal in PPR formats.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 04:29:00 PM

Bilal Powell rushed six times for 17 yards and reeled in eight of 13 targets for 91 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' Week 13 win over the Giants.

The flow of this game favored Powell from the beginning as the Jets spent most of the afternoon digging themselves out of a 10-point hole. Powell played a big role on passing downs and impressed with a number of big plays. He tiptoed down the sideline and followed a great block by Eric Decker for a 16-yard grab in the second quarter. He finished the drive with a 25-yard catch-and-run for his first touchdown of the season. Chris Ivory fumbled in the first half and barely out-touched Powell 15 to 14. Even with an inviting matchup against the Titans next week, Powell will be a tough sell as a flex option.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 05:14:00 PM

Bilal Powell rushed six times for 28 yards and caught 2-of-5 targets for seven yards in the Jets' Week 12 win over the Dolphins.

Powell is a useful breather back and change of pace behind Chris Ivory, but he's not a significant threat to Ivory's usage beyond situational and passing-down work. Powell is an RB5 in fantasy football leagues.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 05:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Geno Smith
2Bryce Petty
3Christian Hackenberg
RB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
3Khiry Robinson
4Zac Stacy
5Dominique Williams
GLB1Matt Forte
2Khiry Robinson
3RB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
FB1Tommy Bohanon
2Julian Howsare
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Quincy Enunwa
3Kenbrell Thompkins
4Charone Peake
5Kyle Williams
WR21Eric Decker
2Devin Smith
3Jeremy Ross
4Chandler Worthy
5Titus Davis
WR31Quincy Enunwa
TE1Kellen Davis
2Jace Amaro
3Zach Sudfeld
4Brandon Bostick
5Wes Saxton
LT1Ryan Clady
2Ben Ijalana
LG1James Carpenter
2Craig Watts
3Jesse Davis
C1Nick Mangold
2Wesley Johnson
3Kyle Friend
RG1Brian Winters
2Michael Liedtke
3Jarvis Harrison
RT1Breno Giacomini
2Brent Qvale
3Brandon Shell
K1Nick Folk
2Ross Martin