Bilal Powell RB NYJ Jul 25 '79
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.
Bilal Powell RB NYJ Jul 19 '7916 Comments
Bilal Powell rushed for 38 yards on 12 carries in Monday night's Week 5 win over the Falcons.
Bilal Powell RB NYJ Jul 11 '792 Comments
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.
Bilal Powell RB NYJ Jun 30 '79
Bilal Powell (illness) returned to practice Thursday.
Bilal Powell RB NYJ Jun 29 '793 Comments
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.
Bilal Powell RB NYJ Jun 24 '79
Bilal Powell got the start in New York's Week 2 loss to the Patriots, rushing 13 times for 48 yards and a touchdown.
He added two catches for 22 yards. Powell got New York's opening series to himself, but rotated with Chris Ivory thereafter. Ivory looked like the better pure runner, hammering out 52 angry yards on 12 carries, but neither player separated from the other. Powell remains the Jets' exclusive third-down back, and got the Jets' only goal-line carry, which he executed for a touchdown on a read-option play. The duo is doomed for another timeshare in Week 3 against the Bills, making each a low-end FLEX play.
Bilal Powell RB NYJ Jun 20 '791 Comment
Bilal Powell rushed 12 times for 29 yards and caught four passes for 35 yards in the Jets' Week 1 win over Tampa Bay.
He saw 16 touches to Chris Ivory's ten. Powell, at least for the moment, is the Jets' lead back in a two-man committee and passing-down specialist. Because he lacks heavy workloads and big-play ability, and the Jets' offense isn't going to be very good, Powell has very limited appeal in fantasy football.
Bilal Powell RB NYJ Jun 15 '79
Coach Rex Ryan says Bilal Powell "earned the right to start" Sunday's opener against the Bucs.
Ryan said Chris Ivory will get "substantial work." Ivory missed too much training camp and preseason action to get a firm grip on the starting job. However, as long as he stays healthy, his far superior talent should have no trouble uprooting Powell sooner rather than later. Expect Ivory to handle much of the early-down work this week, while Powell "starts" and works in on passing downs.
Bilal Powell RB NYJ Jun 14 '796 Comments
Bilal Powell is listed as the starting running back on the Jets' Week 1 depth chart, with Chris Ivory at No. 2.
Bilal Powell RB NYJ Jun 09 '79
ESPN New York reports Bilal Powell has been struggling to catch the ball out of the backfield and in pass protection.
Beat writer Rich Cimini is handing the third-down job to Mike Goodson once he returns from his four-game suspension. The Jets need someone to fill the role while he's out. Powell's "had a couple of drops and pass-protection issues." Cimini thinks Gang Green could look to ex-Jet Leon Washington to fill the role if he ends up getting cut by the Patriots. Powell has minimal upside and isn't worth a roster spot in standard 10- and 12-team leagues.