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RB Isaiah Crowell - New York Jets

5-11, 224Born: 1-8-1993College: Alabama StateDrafted: ---

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He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 15): Crowell didn't have a big game in Week 6 despite a good matchup, but he did play and the Jets moved the ball with ease against the Colts. His weekly ceiling is intact, although perhaps a little lower against the Vikings this week.

General News (Fri Oct 19): partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

General News (Thu Oct 18): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Oct 17): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 7: vs Minnesota Vikings

All RB vs MIN

FBG says: Bad matchup. The Jets run game came back to Earth in Week 6, with Isaiah Crowell and Bilal Powell managing just 99 yards over 29 rushes. If you take away their longest runs (21 and 16 yards, respectively), the pair averaged a woeful 2.14 per carry. Coming against the Colts' injury-ravaged defense - just a week after a 320-yard eruption - it was quite disappointing. The crash reiterated just how average this ground attack is; it tends to require wide lanes and missed tackles to generate big production. The interior of the line often fails to get a push or open big holes, and lead runner Crowell isn't elusive enough to create consistent yardage on his own. Powell is the more efficient runner, and he's found his share of success, averaging 4.31 yards per attempt thus far. But neither has shown the dynamism to trust as a week-to-week RB2 in fantasy. They're typically volume-based producers. The Minnesota run defense remains among the NFL's toughest to penetrate. Armed with a deep, talented front line that's capable of consistently dominating the trenches, runners find little room in this matchup. Through 6 weeks, only Todd Gurley has topped 59 yards against them, and lead backs are averaging an anemic 2.94 per rush. It all starts with tackle Linval Joseph, who looks destined for his third consecutive Pro Bowl. Joseph and Sheldon Richardson keep absorbing entire interior fronts, allowing the ends to set the edges and the good-not-great linebackers to make plays on the ball. The Jets' shaky interior has its work cut out for itself.

Recent Stats and Projections

3 at CLE 29 16 34 2 3 2 17 0 0 17.1
4 at JAX 20 4 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0.3
5 vs DEN 25 15 219 1 1 1 12 0 0 29.1
6 vs IND 29 13 40 0 2 2 12 0 0 5.2
7 vs MIN PROJ-Dodds * 13 * * 2 * * * *
7 vs MIN PROJ-Tremblay * 11 * * 1 * * * *
7 vs MIN PROJ-Bloom * 11 * * 1 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Isaiah Crowell's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 6 vs IND (13 / 40 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)

A week after a franchise record-setting day and nursing an ankle injury, Crowell took a bit of a back seat to Bilal Powell. Crowell's plays often took him around the edge or off-tackle, and there wasn't much room there for him, but he did have a nice run late in the third quarter where he broke through the middle of the line and bulled his way to a 21-yard gain. It's unclear how much he was hampered by his ankle issue, or what the long-term diagnosis is going forward.

2018 Week 5 vs DEN (15 / 219 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

It was a record-setting day for Isaiah Crowell against the Denver Broncos, as the running back set not only a career best but a franchise best as well. Crowell, who credited his offensive line with the big day, averaged 14.6 yards per carry and benefitted from some massive holes. Not only was he good between the tackles, but Crowell showed speed and athleticism getting to the edge and turning upfield. It was on one of those plays that Crowell broke for his 77-yard touchdown run. On the play, Crowell bounced outside and then made a defender miss as he turned upfield. He cut inside, making another defender grab air, before turning on the afterburners and, with a key block, cruised for an "easy' score. Not long after, Crowell was hit in the backfield by a Broncos defender, but kept his feet moving and slipped the tackle, gaining a first down with the second effort.

2018 Week 4 vs JAX (4 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)

Crowell's most impactful play was also a completely negative one -- though not really his fault. Backed up on their goal line in the early part of the third quarter, the Jets called a run play -- what appeared to be a simple dive -- to get a little breathing room for the offense. But on the play, left guard James Carpenter chipped in to assist center Spencer Long and then stepped up to take on a linebacker, while left tackle Kelvin Beachem for some reason stepped left and had to reach back to try and slow Campbell down. Finally, tight end Eric Tomlinson was clearly supposed to block someone on the outside but why he didn't change course when Campbell was clearly unimpeded is a mystery for the ages.

2018 Week 3 vs CLE (16 / 34 / 2 rush, 3 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)

Crowell had a tough time finding room to run during Thursday night's game, but made up for it with a pair of touchdowns, which he then marred with an idiotic celebration on the second, drawing a penalty. His first touchdown was a nice run outside along the left side of the formation. Quarterback Sam Darnold sold that he was going to keep the ball and a combination of solid blocking by the receivers and defensive players crashing too hard into the backfield left him with nobody between him and the end zone. His second touchdown was the result of more good blocking, including from backup center Jonotthan Harrison, who lined up in the backfield as a fullback and helped open up a fat running lane into the end zone. Crowell saw more carries than Bilal Powell, though did less with them, and was targeted three times to Powell's one, catching two.

2018 Week 2 vs MIA (12 / 35 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 4 / 0 rec)

The backfield continues to split carries and as such, production for the position continues to be shaky. Not that it mattered on a day when the offensive line was being battered by the Dolphins defensive front and Crowell found himself hit at or behind the line of scrimmage too often. With the receivers dropping passes, the Dolphins stacked the box regularly, making it even harder for Crowell to gain positive yards.

2018 Week 1 vs DET (10 / 102 / 2 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Crowell didn't get the start but looked very good in his first regular season game with the Jets. He finished off a critical drive in the first quarter with a 6-yard touchdown run and put the final nail in the Lions' coffin with a late 62-yard score to finish off a 31 point third quarter. On that play, Crowell took the handoff and went right, finding a big hole opened by the Jets offensive line, which played very well Monday night. Crowell ran for the sideline, then followed it to the end zone, out-running the Lions defenders trying to catch him. On the first touchdown, Crowell showed determination and toughness in fighting his way and then stretching for the goal line while being tackled. It's clear Bilal Powell will get plenty of carries -- he actually had 12 to Crowell's 10 -- it certainly looks like Crowell will be a very effective runner when in the game.


Latest News

Jets | NY Jets' injury report for Week 7 (Fri Oct 19, 02:14 PM) - New York Jets WR Quincy Enunwa (ankle), S Marcus Maye (thumb) and CB Buster Skrine (concussion) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings. CB Trumaine Johnson (quad), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (foot) and WR Terrelle Pryor (groin) did not practice Friday, Oct. 19, and are listed as doubtful. RB Isaiah Crowell (foot) was limited in practice Friday and is listed as questionable. S Jamal Adams (ankle), WR Robby Anderson (hamstring), T Kelvin Beachum (foot), LB Brandon Copeland (ankle), QB Sam Darnold (elbow), C Spencer Long (knee, finger), S Doug Middleton (hamstring), WR Charone Peake (hamstring), WR Andre Roberts (foot, ankle), DL Nathan Shepherd (shoulder) and DL Leonard Williams (back) all participated fully in practice Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

Our View: Jermaine Kearse will fill in for Enunwa in the slot and Charone Peake and Andre Roberts will be pressed into duty with the team shorthanded at the position. Rookie tight end Chris Herndon could see more targets.
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Jets | Isaiah Crowell remains idle (Thu Oct 18, 02:53 PM) - New York Jets RB Isaiah Crowell (foot) was absent from practice again Thursday, Oct. 18.

Our View: Bilal Powell could be in line to start this week if Crowell isn't ready for Sunday's tilt with the Vikings, although no running back other than Todd Gurley has broken through for a good fantasy game against Minnesota this year.
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Jets | Isaiah Crowell misses practice (Wed Oct 17, 06:00 PM) - New York Jets RB Isaiah Crowell (foot) did not practice on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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Jets | Wednesday's practice report for NYJ (Wed Oct 17, 05:41 PM) - New York Jets WR Robby Anderson (hamstring), RB Isaiah Crowell (foot), WR Quincy Enunwa (ankle), CB Trumaine Johnson (quadriceps), S Marcus Maye (thumb), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (foot), WR Terrelle Pryor (groin), CB Buster Skrine (concussion) and DL Leonard Williams (back) each did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. C Spencer Long (knee, finger) was listed as a limited participant while S Jamal Adams (ankle), OT Kelvin Beachum (foot), LB Brandon Copeland (ankle), QB Sam Darnold (elbow), S Doug Middleton (hamstring), WR Charone Peake (hamstring), WR Andre Roberts (foot, ankle) and DL Nathan Shepherd (shoulder) were able to practice in full.

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Jets | Isaiah Crowell runs for 40 yards (Sun Oct 14, 09:38 PM) - New York Jets RB Isaiah Crowell rushed 13 times for 40 yards and caught two passes for 12 yards in a 42-34 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 6.

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