Bilal Powell, RB, Jets
|RB - #48||NYJ||Active||4 years||25||5'10||204|
2013 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)Last updated on Oct-20-2013 by Chris Weeks
Update (10/20): The Jets will use a running back by committee all season. One week Powell will be the better fantasy start and the next it will be Chris Ivory. Fantasy owners should only use either back as a flex or bye week fill-in.
Update (8-26): The Jets announced Mike Goodson's return to the team on Monday, but also announced he will be suspended the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Powell, who has rushed 16 times for 82 yards during the preseason, is the current primary backup behind Chris Ivory. Considering Ivory's injury history and the Jets passing game woes, Powell is worth drafting in 12-team leagues. However, If Ivory/Powell struggle early on, then Goodson becomes a potential waiver wire addition.
Update (8/21): With Mike Goodson gone, Powell has stepped into the backfield as the Jets' second back. With an injured Chris Ivory watching from the sideline, Powell did little to help his case to become the starting back in New York's first preseason game against the Lions. In their second game Powell's performance was much better, but Ivory returned to the field and looks to be the starter this weekend against the Giants. So long as Ivory is healthy, Powell will be the Jets' second back. He should still see plenty of time on the field and once Ivory becomes injured again, it will be the Bilal Powell show.
Due to recent news in the Mike Goodson saga, Bilal Powell may become the Jets' second back before pre-season even begins. From a rushing perspective, Powell lacks the size and speed head coach Rex Ryan likes in his every down backs. This alone should be cause for concern for fantasy owners. Even if Powell is elevated to the second back and Ivory misses time due to injury, it is unlikely Powell would be the only back. For starters, Ivory would need to miss time and the Jets would need to part ways with Goodson for Powell to hold any fantasy value. These events haven't occurred yet, so there's no need to draft Bilal at this time.
2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|17.07||FFToolbox - Cindie Crain - I can't imagine Chris Ivory playing a full season without an injury. Bilal Powell knows the offense and would be the starter in New York if Ivory finds himself on the injury report.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|14.06||BFDFantasy - Needed RB depth and he has a chance to be decent even with Ivory, especially if Ivory gets hurt like he has in past|
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