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Bilal Powell | Running Back

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 204
College: Louisville
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Bilal Powell is expected to battle Daryl Richardson for the Jets' No. 3 tailback job in training camp.
Powell's snaps will be scaled back heavily from last year, when he operated as a committee member and passing-down back alongside Chris Ivory. The Jets claimed Richardson off waivers and signed Chris Johnson, putting Powell on the bubble. The 25-year-old is averaging 3.86 YPC through three NFL seasons. Jun 16 - 2:36 PM

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Bilal Powell had 21 carries for 76 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Dolphins.

Powell saw limited playing time in the first quarter, but got the majority of touches in the second half with Chris Ivory dealing with an undisclosed injury. He averaged just 3.6 YPC despite his 21 carries and wasn't a factor out of the backfield, adding just one catch for negative-four yards. Powell's season ends with 212 touches, 969 total yards, and one touchdown. Under contract through 2014, Powell should remain the Jets' primary passing down back.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 04:48:00 PM

Bilal Powell rushed for 54 yards on seven attempts in Week 16 versus Cleveland.

Powell reeled in four of his five targets in the passing game for another 26 yards. He worked in as the clear-cut passing-down back behind Chris Ivory. The two have formed a strong tandem for much of the season. Powell hasn't been fantasy-relevant for weeks and will wrap up his season next week in Miami.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 05:18:00 PM

Bilal Powell rushed eight times for 37 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to Carolina.

Powell played on all passing downs and was used in committee with Chris Ivory. He added just four catches for 19 yards, with his best play coming on a 15-yard run up the middle in the second quarter. Powell has only one touchdown this season and remains nothing more than a low-end RB4 for the final week of the fantasy playoffs.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:10:00 PM

Bilal Powell rushed eight times for 14 yards in Sunday's Week 14 win over the Raiders.

He added one catch for 24 yards. Powell was used on third downs and in a change-of-pace role behind Chris Ivory, finishing with only nine touches. He's averaging just 54 total yards over the last three games and won't be a recommended fantasy option in Week 15 against the Panthers.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 05:09:00 PM

Bilal Powell rushed seven times for 34 yards in Sunday's Week 13 loss to the Dolphins.

He added three catches for 25 yards. Powell was used in a committee and split goal-line work with Chris Ivory, but saw more playing in the second half with the Jets playing from behind. He was targeted five times in the passing game and finished with 10 touches. Powell will be just a low-end RB3/FLEX option in Week 14 against the Raiders.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 05:06:00 PM

Bilal Powell rushed 11 times for 41 yards and caught three balls for 24 yards in the Jets' Week 12 loss to Baltimore.

Powell experienced an uptick in playing time because the Jets fell behind on the scoreboard and he is their passing-down back. Chris Ivory rushed just nine times for 35 yards. Powell's snaps are always dependent on what's happening on the scoreboard, leaving him with very little re-draft-league fantasy value. He won't be a recommended flex play in Week 13 against Miami.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 04:35:00 PM

Bilal Powell rushed for 27 yards on five carries and caught one pass for one yard in the Jets' Week 11 loss to Buffalo.

Powell has settled in as the change-of-pace back and third-down specialist behind Chris Ivory. Powell only has handcuff/stash appeal in re-draft leagues.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 04:38:00 PM

Bilal Powell rushed nine times for 29 yards and did not catch a pass in Sunday's Week 9 win over the Saints.

Unlike last week, the Jets never trailed by more than eight points and held a lead for the entire second half. Therefore, it was the Chris Ivory show. Owners are going to have to predict how the Jets will fare on a week-to-week basis in order to project running back usage. We suspect they'll have a lead or be close against the Bills in Week 11 (they have a bye in Week 10), making Powell a hands-off fantasy play.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 04:45:00 PM

Bilal Powell rushed for 19 yards on ten carries in Week 8 against the Bengals.

Powell was back in the saddle as the lead dog in the Jets' backfield. It likely had to do with the Jets trailing early and big on the scoreboard. Powell is the team's passing-down and no-huddle back. He also caught four passes for 20 yards. Chris Ivory rushed for just 11 yards on six carries. This is going to be a timeshare moving forward. The Jets host the Saints in Week 9.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 07:43:00 PM

Coach Rex Ryan did not suggest injury as a reason for Bilal Powell's three touches in Sunday's win over the Patriots.

The Jets liked the matchup of the powerful Chris Ivory (34/104/0) against the Patriots' injury-ravaged front seven. "Bilal only carried three times but Ivory had the hot hand and we fed him," Ryan said. "We rode Ivory a little more than normal." We wouldn't completely give up on Powell, especially with the Bengals' supremely talented front four on deck in Week 8. But in a best-case scenario, owners should be expecting a timeshare.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 08:51:00 PM

Bilal Powell carried the ball only three times for six yards in New York's Week 7 win over the Patriots, and was held without a catch.

Just like that, the Jets sent Powell to the bench, giving him three touches to Chris Ivory's 35. It's unclear if Gang Green will stick with the same approach for Week 8 — Ivory averaged only 3.1 yards per carry — but Powell can no longer be considered more than a desperation FLEX option. He doesn't provide the power the Jets suddenly appear to be craving in their run game.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 05:29:00 PM

Bilal Powell (neck) is practicing in full for Week 7.

Powell tweaked his neck/shoulder area in Sunday's loss, but insisted on Monday that he was fine. His practice status would support that. He'll be an RB2/FLEX in a tough matchup with the Patriots.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 05:57:00 PM

Bilal Powell suffered a shoulder injury late in Sunday's Week 6 loss to the Steelers, but insists he's fine.

The injury was unknown until coach Rex Ryan's post-game press conference. "I just took a little hit, came out and took a breather," Powell said afterwards. "Came in and everything is good." Assuming Powell was only dinged, he'll remain the Jets' lead back going forward and could benefit in box scores to come if Mike Goodson's knee injury is revealed as severe as feared on Monday's MRI.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 08:33:00 AM

Bilal Powell rushed nine times for 30 yards and caught three passes for 20 yards in the Jets' Week 6 loss to Pittsburgh.

Mike Goodson finished with five touches, and Chris Ivory had four (all carries). Powell remains the lead back in New York's three-headed committee, but offers minimal big-play ability and won't be a 20-touch workhorse moving forward. He'll be a dicey, low-end flex against New England in Week 7.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 05:20:00 PM