Bilal Powell

Bilal Powell

Height: 5' 10"Weight: 204 lbsAge: 29College: LouisvilleDrafted: #126 (4th Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
2nd easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #63
Best / Worst #27 / #101
ADP #75


Bilal Powell to lead Jets' backfield in 2017?

New York Jets beat writer Rich Cimini believes running back Bilal Powell will lead the team's backfield over Matt Forte in 2017.

Fantasy Impact

Forte, who played well in 2016, began to slow down by midseason due to the wear and tear on his 31-year-old body, which is when Powell started to garner more touches. According to Cimini's report via ESPN, "Forte finished [2016] with more offensive touches than Powell -- 248 to 189 -- but Powell was on the field more than Forte -- 51 percent to 47 percent." If this shift carries over to 2017, Powell will be considered the No. 1 back, and now that the Jets are in rebuilding mode, the move makes sense. From a fantasy perspective, view Powell as a high-end RB2 whose upside peaks in PPR scoring formats due to his receiving ability out of the backfield. As for Forte, his stock is falling fast, but he could still present value at the Flex if he is taken in the mid-to-late rounds of a fantasy draft.

Bilal Powell has a 100-yard game and scores a touchdown in win

Bilal Powell had 22 rushes for 122 yards and three receptions for 15 yards and one touchdown, totaling 137 yards in a 30-10 win against the Bills.

Fantasy Impact

Powell made fantasy owners who started him happy and could make him/her champions. Powell should be the backup behind Matt Forte, like this year, for the start of the 2017 season.

Ben Siebert29 weeks ago
Bilal Powell active for Week 17

New York Jets running back Bilal Powell (illness/knee) is officially active for Week 17.

Fantasy Impact

Powell, who is dealing with a knee injury and an illness, will play Sunday against Buffalo. He is in line for an expanded workload if he can play a full game without limitations as he is the lone reliable running back on New York's depth chart. Facing a Bills defense that struggles to stop the run, Powell is a middling RB2 for Week 17.

Bilal Powell will 'try to play' Week 17

ESPN's Rich Cimini believes New York Jets running back Bilal Powell (illness/knee) will "try to play" Week 17.

Fantasy Impact

Powell, who hasn't practiced all week due to a knee injury and an undisclosed illness, will attempt to play in the season finale Sunday against Buffalo. With Matt Forte already ruled out and Powell's questionable availability, UDFA Brandon Wilds is in line to see an expanded workload for Week 17.

Bilal Powell a dud in blowout loss

Bilal Powell had 15 rushes for 60 yards and two rushes for 14 yards, totaling 74 yards in a 41-3 loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact

Powell and the whole Jets offense couldn't do anything against this tough Patriots DST. For any of you in Week 17 leagues, Powell could be a sleeper if Matt Forte is out with an injury against Buffalo.

Ben Siebert30 weeks ago