Bilal Powell

Bilal Powell

RB - NYJ - Questionable
Height: 5' 10"Weight: 204 lbsAge: 29College: LouisvilleDrafted: #126 (4th Rd. by New York)

2017 Outlook

2nd easiest for RBs
Strength of Schedule
Draft Rank (ECR) #61
Best / Worst #28 / #111
ADP #74


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Despite touching the ball 59 fewer times than Matt Forte, Powell put up 29 more yards than the veteran. It's likely why we saw Powell average 25.8 touches over the final four weeks, after averaging just 7.2 touches during the first 12 games. Forte missed two of those games with injury, but he never got the starting job back when he returned.

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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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Dynasty #41#25#7317
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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