Bilal Powell RB NYJ Oct 24 '12

Jets RB Bilal Powell (shoulder) was held out of Wednesday's practice.

The Jets have been targeting Sunday for Powell's return, but that just got a whole lot less realistic. With Shonn Greene on a mini-tear of late, Gang Green doesn't need to rush his backup. That being said, Greene should be in for a rude awakening against the Dolphins' tough run defense this Sunday.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ Oct 15 '12

The Jets are hopeful that Bilal Powell will be able to return from his dislocated shoulder in Week 8 against the Dolphins.

Powell is definitely out for Week 7 against the Patriots. It might make sense for the Jets to hold him out through their Week 9 bye in order to have Powell all healed up for the stretch run. The Jets are currently in first place in the AFC. While that's probably not going to last, they will need Powell healthy to keep Mark Sanchez protected well in obvious passing situations.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ Oct 14 '12

The preliminary diagnosis of Bilal Powell is that he dislocated his right shoulder in Sunday's win over the Colts.

He'll be out indefinitely. The Jets will likely turn back to Shonn Greene as their primary runner, with Joe McKnight in the pace-change and passing-down role. Powell had been key to New York's offense because he can protect the quarterback on passing downs and catch the ball out of the backfield. Wait for more reports on the severity, but Powell is looking drop-able in fantasy leagues.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ Oct 14 '121 Comment

Bilal Powell left Sunday's Week 6 game against the Colts with a shoulder injury and will not return.

Powell went down in the third quarter and was quickly ruled out for the rest of the day. He had four rushes for 14 yards and a one-yard reception before leaving. Joe McKnight came on as Shonn Greene's backup and broke off a 61-yard run near the end of the third quarter.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ Oct 09 '121 Comment

Bilal Powell played more snaps than Shonn Greene for the second straight week Monday night.

Powell saw 25 snaps while Greene was at 24. In Week 4, Powell played 32 snaps compared to 18 for the "starter." We have a committee spearheaded by two below-average runners operating behind a struggling offensive line. Neither one projects as a real fantasy asset going forward.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ Oct 09 '12

Bilal Powell rushed four times for 18 yards in Week 5 against the Texans.

Powell, unofficially, played 24 snaps to Shonn Greene's 23. The fact that the Jets were within striking distance for the entire game, the running back situation is turning into a timeshare. Powell plays on most, if not all, passing downs. Neither running back has been particularly productive on the ground, but Greene has been abysmal, yet continues to start.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ Oct 01 '122 Comments

Bilal Powell played on 32-of-53 offensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

Shonn Greene saw just 18 snaps. Obviously, the count is skewed because the Jets fell behind 17-0 after three quarters and Powell is the passing-down back. But Powell is going to keep putting pressure on the starter simply because Greene has been consistently ineffective. It's a "hands off" backfield for a Week 5 matchup with the Texans.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ Sep 26 '126 Comments

Bilal Powell played on 44 percent of the snaps in the Jets' Week 3 win over the Dolphins.

Compare that with 61 percent for Shonn Greene, who is averaging 2.8 yards per carry with a long of 14 yards this season. Although Greene will continue to start, coach Rex Ryan is finally admitting that a committee approach may be coming. Regardless, this entire backfield is hands off against the 49ers' rugged run defense in Week 4.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ Sep 16 '12

Bilal Powell rushed nine times for 33 yards in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

He was held without a catch. Powell racked up 10 more yards than starter Shonn Greene on two fewer carries, but still wasn't terribly impressive, gaining more than three yards just four times. He out-touched Joe McKnight 9-to-1, however, and is clearly New York's No. 2 back. For now, however, that doesn't translate into fantasy value.

Bilal Powell RB NYJ Sep 06 '12

Coach Rex Ryan said there's "no clear cut" No. 2 running back behind Shonn Greene.

Bilal Powell has won the third-down job, but a Joe McKnight isn't out of the picture just yet. If Greene were to go down, Powell would act as the pounder and McKnight as the change-of-pace option in a committee-style attack.