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RB Bilal Powell - New York Jets

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

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 23): Powell is the handcuff to Chris Ivory, who hasn't been healthy at times this year, and he also has PPR flex value in the meantime.

Week 12: vs Miami Dolphins

All RB vs MIA

Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. The Jets prevailed 27-14 the last time they saw the Dolphins (in Miami, no less) - they pounded the rock for 43/207/2 in that game, led by Chris Ivory's 29/166/1 rushing on the day. Since then, Ivory has retained his grip as the lead back for the Jets, compiling 164/679/6 rushing and 17/165/1 receiving to land at seventh-best fantasy running back in the land. Last week, he handled 8/36/0 rushing and 1/9/0 receiving in a down week as the Jets chased Houston from behind (Bilal Powell had 4/22/0 rushing and 5/67/0 receiving as the pass-catching change-of-pace back). The Dolphins' rush D is ranked 31st in the NFL averaging 138.6 yards allowed per game, with eight rushing scores given out over 10 weeks. They coughed up 38/166/0 to Dallas last week, and 36/83/1 to the Eagles two weeks ago - over the past four weeks (four games) the Dolphins are the second-most generous defense to opposing fantasy backs, averaging 27.5 fantasy points allowed per game. Advantage, New York.

Recent Stats and Projections

11 at HOU 41 4 22 0 7 5 67 0 0 8.9
12 vs MIA 0 6 28 0 5 2 7 0 0 3.5
12 vs MIA PROJ-Dodds * 4 * * 3 * * * *
12 vs MIA PROJ-Tremblay * 4 * * 3 * * * *
12 vs MIA PROJ-Bloom * 4 * * 3 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 11 vs HOU (4 / 22 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 67 / 0 rec)

Playing in his first game since Week 6, Bilal Powell re-took his role as New York's passing down running back. Powell, however, racked up the majority of his yardage during garbage time. Powell served as Fitzpatrick's preferred check down option and found some room to run against Houston's zone coverage. Powell had an impressive 25-yard catch-and-run where he evaded the first defender, cut across the field, and accelerated into the open field.

2015 Week 6 vs WAS (4 / -2 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)

Bilal Powell played limited snaps during the first quarter and left during the second quarter with an ankle injury. Zac Stacy assumed Powell's role after Powell left the game.

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 | Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bilal Powell probable (Fri Nov 20, 04:40 PM) - New York Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (thumb) and RB Bilal Powell (ankle) both practiced in full Friday, Nov. 20, and are probable for Week 11 against the Houston Texans.

Our View: Powell is back as a passing down back and back up to Chris Ivory. It's unclear whether he or Stevan Ridley would get more work if Ivory goes down.
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Jets | Three Jets practice fully (Thu Nov 19, 04:40 PM) - New York Jets WRs Eric Decker (knee) and Brandon Marshall (toe, ankle) and RB Bilal Powell (ankle) participated fully in practice Thursday, Nov. 19.

Our View: We expect Eric Decker to have the best day and he's been consistently productive when healthy. We would take a shot with him as a WR1. Marshall is a nice play against a solid Texans defense, so start him as a good WR2. Poweel won't see enough runs for any value as long as Chris Ivory (RB1) is healthy.
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Jets | Eric Decker, Bilal Powell practice (Wed Nov 18, 06:07 PM) - New York Jets WR Eric Decker (knee) and RB Bilal Powell (ankle) both practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 18.

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Jets | Bilal Powell moves up depth chart (Wed Nov 18, 03:30 PM) - New York Jets RB Bilal Powell will take over the role of RB Zac Stacy (ankle) now that he is fully healthy, according to head coach Todd Bowles.

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