Bilal Powell RB NYJ 3 Months

Making his 2014 preseason debut, Powell (hamstring) had four carries for 41 yards and a touchdown and two receptions for 13 yards on two targets Saturday against the Bengals.

Chris Ivory (ribs) didn't play, allowing Powell to work as the No. 2 running back behind starter Chris Johnson. While Johnson and Ivory are expected to handle most of the workload this season, Ivory has always struggled to stay healthy, and Johnson isn't the same guy who once rushed for 2,000 yards. Powell seems to be locked in as the No. 3 running back, leaving him one injury away from what would likely be a significant role in the offense.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ 3 Months

Powell (hamstring) did not play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Colts, the Daily News' Manish Mehta reports.

Powell practiced on a limited basis earlier in the week, as his injury isn't though to be particularly serious. The Jets listed Powell, Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory (ribs) as co-starters on the initial depth chart, but Powell seems more likely to work as a No. 3. Ivory, who is known for his susceptibility to injuries as much as his hard running, left Thursday's contest with a rib issue that coach Rex Ryan downplayed after the game.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ 3 Months

Powell (hamstring), who practiced on limited basis Tuesday, could play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Colts, the Daily News reports.

Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory and Powell are currently listed as first-teamers on the Jets' depth chart and while we suspect that when all three are healthy, Powell slots in behind Johnson and Ivory, coach Rex Ryan suggests that the team is inclined to use a committee approach at running back this season. "I definitely think it's going to be a committee approach. When you have Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson and Bilal Powell, I think that's a pretty safe bet," Ryan noted.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ 3 Months

Powell (hamstring) participated in positional drills during Tuesday's practice, ESPN New York reports.

Powell exited last Tuesday's practice after tweaking his hamstring and had been sidelined ever since. Following a week of rest, Powell re-joined the Jets' running backs in drill work Tuesday; however, given the time he missed, it's probably unlikely Powell will be allowed to play in Thursday's preseason opener. Nonetheless, a healthy Powell figures to compete Daryl Richardson for third-string duties behind Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory.

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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.

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

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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 remain nothing more than a low-end RB4 for the final week of the fantasy playoffs

Bilal Powell RB NYJ 11 Months

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.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ 11 Months

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.

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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.