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RB Bilal Powell - New York Jets

5-11, 207Born: 10-27-1988College: LouisvilleDrafted: Round 4

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From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 5): Powell left the Jets' game against the Dolphins due to a groin injury and didn't return to action - he'll be evaluated further on Monday. The team has a bye in Week Five so Powell has time to get well before the next contest.

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 5): Powell suffered a groin injury in Week 5 and Chris Ivory roared out of the gate for a career high. Powell isn't even worth carrying as a handcuff until he's back on the field.

Week 5: bye week

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Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs CLE 29 12 62 0 4 2 16 0 0 7.8
2 at IND 37 12 38 0 5 4 16 0 0 4.4
3 vs PHI 66 10 31 0 8 7 44 0 0 7.5
4 at MIA 8 0 0 0 1 1 12 0 0 1.2

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 4 vs MIA (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

With Ivory back from injury, Bilal Powell was relegated to third-down work. Powell caught one pass for twelve yards, but left during the second quarter with a groin injury.

2015 Week 3 vs PHI (10 / 31 / 0 rush, 8 / 7 / 44 / 0 rec)

Bilal Powell started in place of the injured Chris Ivory and was utilized as a true 'bell cow' running back. New York, however, fell into an early double digit hole, relegating Powell to a one-dimension, passing game role. Powell primarily served as a check down option for Fitzpatrick, catching short dump off passes for minimal gains. Powell was able to get what was blocked, but does not possess open field moves to rip off big gains. New York's offensive line had some trouble against Philadelphia's front seven which didn't make matters easier for him.

2015 Week 2 vs IND (12 / 38 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 16 / 0 rec)

Bilal Powell saw 16 touches in this game as he split duties with Chris Ivory against the underrated Colts front seven. The screen passes were largely ineffective all night though Powell did have 4 catches for 16 yards. Powell was stuffed at the line of scrimmage by Vonte Davis, who was injured on the play, in the first half on one of these screen passes. Powell boasted a meager 3.16 yards per carry in this game but was dependable for the Jets. He nearly lost his first fumble of his Jets career in the 4th quarter but they would recover. The very next play Ryan Fitzpatrick hit Powell for a 9-yard gain and first down in the slot. Later on the drive he would break his longest run of the night breaking a few tackles for 23 yards to the left side of the field.

2015 Week 1 vs CLE (12 / 62 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)

Powell played on some third downs during the first three quarters, but didn't receive early down work until late in the fourth quarter. Powell had a few impressive runs against Cleveland's second stringers, which included a 21-yard burst off right tackle. Ivory is the clear 'early down' bellcow for this offense, but Powell is a good pass blocker and e respective pass catcher.


Latest News

Jets | No update on Bilal Powell (Mon Oct 5, 03:47 PM) - New York Jets RB Bilal Powell's (groin) status for the Week 6 game against Washington Redskins will not be updated until after the team's Week 5 bye, according to head coach Todd Bowles.

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Jets | Bilal Powell injures groin in win (Sun Oct 4, 09:13 PM) - New York Jets RB Bilal Powell (groin) left the Week 4 game against the Miami Dolphins in London due to a groin injury.

Our View: Chris Ivory could get a true feature back workload if this is a multi-week issue for Powell. At least the bye is up next.
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Jets | Bilal Powell leaves early (Sun Oct 4, 11:20 AM) - New York Jets RB Bilal Powell (groin) left the Week 4 game early because of a groin injury and is considered questionable to return.

Our View: Chris Ivory is running hot today and this injury could help swing the touch/snap split back greatly in his favor coming out of the bye.
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Jets | Bilal Powell quiet in start (Sun Sep 27, 09:15 PM) - New York Jets RB Bilal Powell had 10 carries for 31 yards and seven catches for 44 yards in a 24-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3.

Our View: Powell was able to bail out a decent game in PPR leagues, but the short week seemed to make the Jets look sleepy and he didn't have a chance to be a part of an efficient offense.
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