RB Bilal Powell - New York Jets
|5-11, 207||Born: 10-27-1988||College: Louisville||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2011|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 22): Powell left Week 7 with a neck injury. He can be dropped in typical leagues with his committee role already limiting his ceiling.
General News (Mon Oct 22): was knocked out of the team's Week 7 with a neck injury.
Week 8: at Chicago Bears
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
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
2018 Week 6 vs IND (16 / 59 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The Indianapolis Colts were determined to stop the Jets on the ground, and make the Jets beat them in the air. That didn't work out so well for them on a macro level, but they were able to bottle up the Jets backfield. Powell was once again the back with more carries, but he was often met at or behind the line of scrimmage and had a hard time gaining forward progress. He fought hard, though, and continues to show the ability to fighting for tough yards as well as breaking off the occasional long run, as he did early in the third quarter on a 16-yard run. Powell seemed to have more success going inside, as just about all of his longer runs came through the middle of the field, while he had more problems turning the corner.
2018 Week 5 vs DEN (20 / 99 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
With a franchise record day set by another member of the backfield, it's easy to overlook Powell's efforts, especially as his day began with a fumble on the Jets' 19 yard line which led to a Broncos touchdown. Powell got back on the field though, and actually had more carries than Isaiah Crowell, along with a very respectable 5 yards per carry average. Powell showed some nice speed at times, and the ability to run hard to gain some extra yards.
2018 Week 4 vs JAX (8 / 26 / 0 rush, 7 / 4 / 26 / 0 rec)
The Jets ran fourteen times all day, and just six times in the first half. Powell got twice as many carries as Isaiah Crowell, but that amounted to almost nothing on the day. Aside from a complete lack of commitment to the run even when the game was close, the offensive line did a poor job of run-blocking and Powell struggled as much as anyone with the situation. What he was able to contribute was several nice catches. Powell's ability to snag a throw -- even though rookie quarterback Sam Darnold overthrew him a couple of times -- makes him a more consistent tool than Crowell, which might be why the team is starting Powell the last two weeks.
2018 Week 3 vs CLE (14 / 73 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Every season it seems Bilal Powell gets notched as the number two running back but then finds ways to perform like he's the lead. Thursday night was another example of this, as Powell did more than Isaiah Crowell with two fewer carries, showing good vision to find the lanes, decent speed and the grit to push for a couple of extra yards when needed. Crowell got the two scores, but Powell saw more green to run on. Interestingly, Powell saw only one target compared to Crowell's three and didn't catch it.
2018 Week 2 vs MIA (5 / 6 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 74 / 1 rec)
Powell got the start but made very little headway against a tough defensive front. He was heavily used in the passing game, however, and was the sole player who found the end zone for the Jets with a 28-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Sam Darnold. Powell ran an intermediate route up the middle where Powell made the grab and then carried the ball the last ten yards for a score.
2018 Week 1 vs DET (12 / 60 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Powell started the game on six straight plays but had to leave with an eye issue. While Isaiah Crowell's numbers might make it tough to notice, Powell had a good day as well, averaging 5 yards per carry. He showed some good burst and the ability to run for tough yards as well. Powell and Crowell look like they are going to split carries, even when one has the hot hand, which Crowell seemed to.
Latest NewsJets | Bilal Powell injures neck (Sun Oct 21, 03:09 PM) - New York Jets RB Bilal Powell (neck) suffered a neck injury during the Week 7 game and will not return. Our View: Isaiah Crowell has another tough matchup against the Bears next week, but neck injuries can be delicate so he might start for more than just one fill-in week. Elijah McGuire is getting healthy and should take over a role in this offense if Powell is out for a while.
link to story Jets | Bilal Powell runs 16 times (Sun Oct 14, 09:35 PM) - New York Jets RB Bilal Powell rushed 16 times for 59 yards in a 42-34 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 6. link to story
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