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What's Going to Happen in the NY Jets Backfield? - Footballguys

The Footballguys staff offers thoughts on the Jets running back situation

New York has one of many backfields where the roles are not clearly defined. Since running back is one of the most important positions in fantasy football, it's wise to get as clear a picture as possible on every backfield.

Matt Forte has retired, but he was replaced by Isaiah Crowell. Will Crowell simply slide in Forte's old role? Bilal Powell seemed locked into the third-down job, but Elijah McGuire has a lot of ability. Is this a three-headed committee, or will one back take the lead?

Simpkins: I see Crowell taking Forte’s old role and being more effective with it. Bilal Powell has the talent to be the lead guy, but the coaching staff hasn’t shown the inclination to feature him, despite what you or I may wish. He’ll only be of interest if Crowell gets injured. As for Elijah McGuire, I don’t see what many others seem to see. I saw a back last year that struggled to block and identify running lanes. He’s fine as a third option, but I don’t see him supplanting Crowell or Powell.

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