RB Bilal Powell - New York Jets
|5-11, 207||Born: 10-27-1988||College: Louisville||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2011|
Week 14: vs Miami Dolphins
FBG says: Great matchup. Even in generous matchups, Le'Veon Bell seems stuck in quicksand and incapable of breaking out. The $35 million Bell has been in on 83% of Jets snaps, but somehow has yet to reach the 600-yard mark through 12 games. He's averaging an anemic 3.2 per rush and 49 a game, lending a ton of credence to the "don't pay running backs" refrain. His low point came last week, with just 32 yards on 10 attempts against the Bengals' laughingstock of a defense. Of course, it doesn't help that Bell is working behind one of the league's weaker front lines, currently ranked 22nd by Footballguys' Matt Bitonti, or that the Jets passing game has been so shaky. But Bell has shown virtually none of his trademark agility or creativity, and he can't be counted on to get much more than what's blocked. The Jets rotate in Bilal Powell and Ty Montgomery for a handful of opportunities, but neither has found much room themselves. It's hard to project more than baseline production for Bell, even in favorable spots like this weekend's meeting with the Dolphins. The Dolphins defense continues to flail badly against the run. Just about every opponent that commits itself at all to the ground game finds plenty of success in this matchup. On the year, lead runners have produced 5.0 yards per carry and 92 per game. With no real difference-makers along the line, the Dolphins' subpar linebacking corps is tasked with virtually all of the pursuit and playmaking. Middle linebacker Raekwon McMillan has enjoyed something of a breakout season, but he gets very little help on the second level. As a result, workhorse backs can generally be trusted to produce at or near the top of their ranges in this matchup. The Jets' Le'Veon Bell churned out close to four yards per carry when these teams met in Week 9 - not very impressive on its face, but resulting in 66 yards, Bell's third-highest total of the year.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Bilal Powell's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 13 vs CIN (4 / 14 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 4 / 0 rec)
Powell saw most of his carries in the first half, and was not a factor in the offense, especially as the Jets abandoned the run.
2019 Week 12 vs OAK (5 / 15 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Powell saw the field for about snaps this weekend, with most of them and his touches coming in the first half. While LeVeon Bell continues to get the lions share of the carries, the rsst of te day was split almost evenly between Powell, Josh Adams and Ty Montgomery.
2019 Week 11 vs WAS (7 / 42 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Powell got more carries than normal in part because the game was so lopsided and he actually looks a little more confident than LeVeon Bell does, hitting the holes more quickly and getting through them more swiftly. As a result Powell was very effective in this game, particularly in the late first quarter when he did most of his damage, including hitting on runs of 14 and 17 yards. As the game progressed, though, Powell saw less and less work and by the end was non-factor.
2019 Week 10 vs NYG (7 / 15 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Powell didn't fare much better then starter LeVeon Bell, and didn't have the fallback of being targeted in the pass game.
2019 Week 9 vs MIA (2 / 16 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Powell once again saw almost no work, though he did have a nice ten yard run in the second quarter, where both of his carries took place.
2019 Week 8 vs JAX (4 / 11 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Powell just did some cleanup work for Bell. He continues to not be a factor.
2019 Week 7 vs NE (1 / 3 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
If Ty Montgomery is barely an afterthought, Bilal Powell must only get on the field by accident. Powell saw just four snaps on offense and had no luck on his single carry.
2019 Week 6 vs DAL (1 / 5 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Powell saw the field more than Ty Montgomery (a dozen offensive snaps compared to six for Montgomery) but didn't see much action from it. He's obviously a distant third for actual touches with Le'Veon bell getting the most carries and Montgomery getting targets.
2019 Week 5 vs PHI (1 / 4 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Powell was dressed - that's the best you can say about him, as he saw just two snaps on offense and carried the ball only once in the fourth quarter.
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