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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.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ 10 Months

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.

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

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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.

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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.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ 10 Months

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.

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Bilal Powell rushed for 38 yards on 12 carries in Monday night's Week 5 win over the Falcons.

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Bilal Powell rushed for 66 yards on 14 carries and caught three passes for 42 yards in Sunday's Week 4 loss to the Titans.

Powell picked up chunks of yards with ease, but the Jets fell behind early and were forced to call 39 pass plays. Powell barely played in the fourth quarter with FB Tommy Bohanon handling backfield work as Geno Smith continued to sling the ball around. Look for Powell to continue to play the lead-back role in the Jets' backfield next week, even with Mike Goodson returning from suspension. After four games, Powell is on pace to rush for 1,168 yards and four touchdowns on 264 carries. He's on pace to reel in 44 passes for 432 yards. We doubt he'll reach those numbers with Chris Ivory also re-entering the mix when healthy.

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Bilal Powell (illness) returned to practice Thursday.

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Bilal Powell (illness) missed Jets practice Wednesday.

It's not a concern. Powell is a borderline flex play this week against the Bills. He offers minimal upside. Powell has 77 yards rushing and one touchdown on 25 carries through two weeks. He and Chris Ivory are in a timeshare.