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29 Bilal Powell RB
Height/Weight: 5-10/204 | Birthdate: 10/27/1988 | Birthplace: Lakeland, FL, USA | Team: New York | College: Louisville | NFL Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 49/6 | Average Draft Position: 142.19
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Jets backfield takes shape following Johnson signing


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/16/2014) With the Jets signing Chris Johnson on Wednesday, the rest of their backfield should start to take shape, reports the New York Daily News.

The report says Johnson and Chris Ivory will work as a tandem, and Bilal Powell will be the No. 3 running back. Mike Goodson is expected to be released before the start of the season.


Jets 'pretty set' at running back


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2014) The Jets have a ton of needs to address in free agency and the draft, but running back isn't one of them, reports the New York Post. Chris Ivory can be a "strong feature back" if he stays healthy, Bilal Powell is a "nice backup," and Mike Goodson can provide the "speed component" assuming he recovers well from his knee injury, the report said.

The paper says general manager John Idzik doesn't need to chase running backs in free agency but possibly should draft one in the later rounds "to see if you can develop a back behind the top three."


Report: Jets interested in Ben Tate, Donald Brown


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2014) Although their greatest needs are at wide receiver and tight end, the Jets are exploring free agent running backs Ben Tate (Texans) and Donald Brown (Colts), reports ESPN.com. The news could mean the Jets aren't totally satisfied with the backfield combo of Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell.


Bilal Powell outshines Chris Ivory in Week 17


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) Jets running back Chris Ivory took a surprise backseat to Bilal Powell Sunday, in a 20-7 win over the Dolphins in Week 17.

One week after rushing for 109 yards on 20 carries, Ivory touched the ball just five times, finishing with 19 yards on the ground. Instead, Powell got the bulk of the work, carrying the ball 21 times for 76 yards, while adding a 30-yard completion out of the wildcat.

The Jets used a running-back-by-committee approach for much of the season, so the two players ended up with similar overall numbers. Ivory led the team with 833 yards on 182 carries and three touchdowns, while Powell accumulated 697 yards on 176 carries, with one touchdown. 


Long run gives Bilal Powell respectable numbers on Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Jets running back Bilal Powell made one big play Sunday against Cleveland and it made his overall numbers look pretty good.

He bolted up the middle for a season-long 39 yards with 34 seconds remaining in the second quarter to set up a field goal that tied the game at 10-10. He finished with 54 yards on seven attempts, but added 26 yards on four receptions. He managed just 8 yards in five attempts in the second half.

Powell will try to put together a more consistent effort when the Jets finish their season in Week 17 at Miami.


Bilal Powell does little vs. Panthers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Jets running back Bilal Powell failed to make his presence felt during Sunday's loss to the Panthers in Week 15.

Powell broke free for a 15-yard run in the second quarter for his longest gain of the day. He was also involved in the passing game with four catches for 19 yards. He had eight carries for 37 (4.6 yards per carry) in a 30-20 defeat.\

Powell has been held under 42 yards in each of his last 10 games played. He'll look to bounce back in Week 16 against the Browns.

Bilal Powell held to 14 rushing yards Week 14


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) Jets running back Bilal Powell wasn't much of a factor during a 37-27 win Week 14 vs. Oakland. Powell had just 14 rushing yards on eight carries, while adding one catch for 24 yards.

The 14 rushing yards was Powell's lowest output since he rushed for 19 yards Week 8 against the Bengals. The Jets are back in action Week 15 at Carolina.


Bilal Powell just a desperation Fantasy option Week 14


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2013) It's been a while since Jets running back Bilal Powell has hit pay dirt. To be exact, it's been 10 games since Powell last scored a touchdown in Week 2 at New England.

A lot has changed since then, particularly Powell's role on offense. He's become more of a backup to Chris Ivory and has totaled more than 10 carries just twice in the last seven games. Though, Powell still appears to be a key back on passing downs, as he has had at least three catches six times this season.

Running backs have had decent success against the Raiders. In the the last 10 games against Oakland, running backs are averaging 98.1 rushing yards, 38 receiving yards and 18.5 Fantasy points per week. Dallas running backs torched Oakland for 145 rushing yards and three touchdowns Week 13.

The lack of being a featured back and touchdowns has really made Powell a poor Fantasy option. He's averaging just 3.3 Fantasy points in his last eight games. Despite the somewhat favorable matchup, Powell is just a desperation Fantasy start Week 14.


Bilal Powell mostly quiet in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2013) With Chris Ivory recovered from an ankle injury, Jets running back Bilal Powell return to a backup role in week 13 against the Dolphins Sunday.

Powell rushed the ball just seven times, finishing with 34 yards in the game. He was featured more in the passing game than Ivory, however, hauling in three of five passes thrown his way for 25 yards.

Powell has mostly been involved in a timeshare recently, a trend that will likely continue in Week 14 against the Raiders.  


Bilal Powell facing uncertain role


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2013) Jets running back Bilal Powell could be in line for a big game in Week 13 against the Dolphins, but whether that happens might be out of his control. If Chris Ivory is able to play through his ankle injury, Powell will be relegated to backup duty against what could be a great matchup.

If Powell gets the chance, he could run all over the Dolphins, who have been one of the NFL's worst rushing defenses this season. Only four teams allow more Fantasy points per game than the 21.2 the Dolphins have surrendered to opposing running backs.

The Dolphins have had trouble stopping any running backs this season, and their issues have been even more pronounced recently. Four of the team's last five opponents have racked up at least 140 yards on the ground, which bodes very well for the Jets' chances for success.

If Powell ends up getting the start over Ivory due to injury, he should be a viable Fantasy start. Otherwise, he is likely to be little more than a low-end option for Week 13. 


Bilal Powell leads way for Jets


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/24/2013) With Chris Ivory nursing a sprained ankle and the Jets down multiple scores for much of the second half, running back Bilal Powell made his biggest contribution in seven games Week 12 at Baltimore, rushing 11 times for 41 yards to lead the team in both categories. He also caught three passes for 24 yards.

The 65 combined yards were the most he's had since since Week 4, when he accumulated 108 at Tennessee.

Ivory was able to play off and on despite spraining his ankle on his first carry of the game, but he's scheduled to have an MRI. If he's forced to miss time, Powell would likely carry the load Week 13 against the Dolphins.


Bilal Powell unlikely to do much


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/19/2013) Jets running back Bilal Powell's five carries for 27 yards last week at Buffalo weren't exactly out of the ordinary for him. Since Chris Ivory emerged as the lead rusher in Week 7, Powell has averaged 6.8 carries for 20.3 yards in four games, never getting more than 10 or 29.

So you probably shouldn't expect much from him Week 12 at Baltimore, not against the team that has allowed the fewest Fantasy points per game to running backs this season.

The Ravens rank 11th against the run, giving up 102.7 yards per game, but they've allowed one touchdown on the ground all season. They're also surrendering just 3.7 yards per carry.

Powell remains one of the more valuable handcuff options in Fantasy right now given Ivory's injury history and minimal track record, but you'd be playing an enormous hunch by starting him this week.


Bilal Powell held under 30 rushing yards again


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2013) Jets running back Bilal Powell rushed for 149 yards during a Week 3 win against the Bills. He had a much different performance during a 37-14 loss Week 11 at Buffalo.

Powell, who played in a backup role to Chris Ivory, rushed for 27 yards on five carries, with his longest rush going for 12 yards. He added one catch for 1 yard.

Powell got one carry down near the goal line in the third quarter, but was stopped for a 1-yard gain on third-and-goal. On the next play, Ivory scored a 1-yard touchdown on fourth down.

Powell hasn't surpassed 30 rushing yards in his last four games. The Jets are back in action Week 12 at Baltimore.


Bilal Powell unlikely to have repeat performance vs. Bills


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2013) Jets running back Bilal Powell had the best game of his career during a 27-20 win Week 3 vs. Buffalo, totaling 149 rushing yards and one touchdown. Powell and the Jets are set to face Buffalo again Week 11, but this time Powell might not be as successful.

A lot has changed since Week 3, especially the emergence of running back Chris Ivory, who has surpassed 100 rushing yards in two of his last three games. Powell still gets his touches, but he hasn't surpassed 10 carries in his last four games.

Running backs are averaging 103.8 rushing and 25.9 receiving yards per game against Buffalo. However, running backs are averaging 13.6 Fantasy points, which is the eighth-lowest average, because they have totaled just three touchdowns (two rushing) in 10 games against the Bills.

Powell did play well against Buffalo earlier this season and running backs have been able to rack up yards against the Bills. However, Ivory is the Jets running back to start in Fantasy. Powell is a low-end Fantasy option Week 11.


Bilal Powell can't keep up with teammate Week 9


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/3/2013) Jets running back Bilal Powell played a secondary role in the running game to Chris Ivory during a 26-20 win Week 9 vs. New Orleans. While Ivory rushed for a team-high 139 yards, Powell added 29 rushing yards on nine carries.

Powell could have made a bigger impact Sunday, however, he had a 20-yard carry in the second half called back due to a holding penalty. His longest carry went 9 yards, and he failed to catch any of his three targets in the passing game.

The Jets are on a bye Week 10 before returning to action Week 11 at Buffalo. Powell did rush for a season-high 149 yards against the Bills in Week 3.


Bilal Powell not a reliable Fantasy option


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2013) Jets running back Bilal Powell has been an enigma for Fantasy owners since rushing for a career-high 149 yards Week 3 against the Bills. Powell has totaled 159 rushing yards in his last five games heading into Week 9 vs. New Orleans.

Running backs have had moderate success against the Saints. They are averaging 90.9 rushing yards, 37.9 receiving yards and 16.6 Fantasy points per week. Running backs have totaled five rushing touchdowns against New Orleans.

Powell and Chris Ivory have emerged as the top two backs for New York, but it's been very difficult to gauge their success on a weekly basis. It seems whoever gets the hot hand will end up with more work that week, which has made the Jets' running back situation very unreliable.

It's hard for Fantasy owners to expect Powell to turn in a huge performance Week 9. Consider him more of a No. 3 Fantasy running back or flex option.


Jets backfield still muddled after defeat to Bengals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2013) The Jets running back situation got both worse and cloudier Sunday in Cincinnati.

It appeared that Chris Ivory had taken hold of the featured spot in Week 7 with a 104-yard performance on a workmanlike 34 attempts. But he was given just six carries against the Bengals for a mere 11 yards. He was also not targeted in the passing game.

Meanwhile, Bilal Powell took 10 handoffs for only 19 yards. He caught four passes for 20 yards as seven passes were sent his way.

It's obvious that neither has run away with his opportunity. Perhaps more clarity will come from the game next Sunday against New Orleans.


Bilal Powell a Fantasy nightmare heading into Week 8


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2013) There is trending downward and there is falling off the table. The Fantasy stock of Jets running back Bilal Powell has fallen off the table.

Powell has received decidedly fewer carries in every game since peaking in Week 3 with 27 for 149 yards against Buffalo. He bottomed out Sunday against New England with just three attempts for six yards and no receptions as Rex Ryan decided to make Chris Ivory his workhorse.

Add that to the fact that Week 8 foe Cincinnati boasts the eighth-ranked run defense in the NFL in both overall yards (685) and touchdowns allowed (3) and you have a Fantasy disaster waiting to happen in Powell. He should be ignored in all leagues this week.

Powell should also be monitored. He has talent and could be a solid Fantasy option if he receives consistent playing time. That doesn't seem to be a possibility anytime soon, however.


Rex Ryan explains Jets running back use in Week 7


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/20/2013) Jets coach Rex Ryan said after the game he chose to go with Chris Ivory over Bilal Powell because Ivory had the hotter hand. 

"Initially, maybe during the week, we had to see where [Powell] was," Ryan said. "But Ivory was running extremely hard. We thought it was a good matchup for us and that's why we rode him."

Powell had 6 yards on three carries. Ivory had 104 yards on 34 carries along with a catch for minus-2 yards. 


Bilal Powell has six rushing yards in Week 7


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/20/2013) Jets running back Bilal Powell had three carries (including one in the wildcat formation) for six yards in Sunday's 30-27 victory over the Patriots. All of Powell's production came in the first quarter. 

Powell was coming off a nine-carry, 30-yard performance in Week 7, in which he may or may not have hurt his neck or shoulder. There was no immediate word after the game on whether Powell re-aggravated the injury, if the Jets were just being cautious, or if the team just wanted to go with Chris Ivory, who gained 104 yards on 34 carries. Tommy Bohanon also saw more carries than Powell, with six rushing attempts on the day. 

The Jets are on the road in Week 8, traveling to Cincinnati to face the Bengals. 


Bilal Powell active for Week 7


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/20/2013) Jets running back Bilal Powell, who was listed as probable on Friday's injury report with a neck injury, is active for Week 7 against the Patriots. He was able to practice in full all week.

Powell had 13 carries for 48 yards and a touchdown when he faced the Patriots in Week 2.


Bilal Powell all but set for AFC East clash against Patriots


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/18/2013) Jets running back Bilal Powell practiced on Friday to clear the last hurdle toward availability for the Week 7 game against New England. He has been nursing a neck ailment, but is listed as probable.

Bilal Powell practices without limitation Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2013) Jets running back Bilal Powell was able to practice in full Thursday, as his neck injury continues to be a nonfactor. Powell should have no issues playing in Week 7 against the Patriots, assuming he avoids a setback Friday. 

Bilal Powell looking for repeat success against Pats


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/17/2013) Jets running back Bilal Powell has scored one of the three rushing touchdown the Patriots have allowed to opposing running backs this season -- in a 13-carry, 48-yard game in Week 2. Powell also caught two passes for 22 yards, giving him 12 Fantasy points in standard leagues. 

Since that game, Powell has produced two more double-digit performances, but failed to score a touchdown.  And he's been unimpressive lately, with 68 total rushing yards over his last two games, averaging four Fantasy points in that span. 

Powell will likely split carries with Chris Ivory, but may have a better chance at scoring with Mike Goodson out for the year with a knee injury. 

Powell is still a risky start at running back, but with the Patriots not being spectacular against the run this season, there's a decent chance he can flirt with double digits again in Week 7, making him a low-end RB2 option in most formats. 


Bilal Powell says he has 'no injury'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/14/2013) Although Jets coach Rex Ryan said running back Bilal Powell sustained a shoulder injury Week 6 vs. Pittsburgh, Powell downplayed the injury after the game, according to Newsday.

"No injury," said Powell, who gained 30 yards on nine carries and caught three passes for 20 yards. "I just took a little hit, came out and took a breather. Came in and everything is good."