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) #59
Best / Worst #27 / #110
ADP #68


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The Jets relied on Powell quite a bit to close last season and he came through with impressive efficiency. With that said, Forte has always performed well when he is healthy, which is apparently right now, so although Powell has some potential to his name, Forte seems primed to cut into that or steal all of the thunder for himself.

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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.

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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
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Dynasty RB #37RB #24RB #5223
Running Backs#28#24#28#30#33-
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Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week1220319.7
Last 3 Weeks88.70614.4
Season to Date45.
Game Log
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OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 17vs. BUF1220319.7
Week 16@ NE60037.4
Week 15vs. MIA8401216.2
Week 14@ SF1452529.9
Strength of Schedule
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Next Game@ BUF3rd easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesOAK, MIA, JAC15th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)DEN, NO, LAC8th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--13th easiest remaining opponents