Bilal Powell Fantasy News

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Jets RB Bilal Powell (knee, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 17. Powell is expected to “try to play” in Week 17, which sounds ominous. It’s a meaningless game, and that makes Powell a dicey start.

Friday, December 23, 2016, 5:51pm

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee, shoulder, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 16. Forte has a shoulder injury in addition to the knee injury that limited him in Week 15. It looks like Bilal Powell will carry the load this week.

Thursday, December 22, 2016, 6:27pm

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee, shoulder) missed practice again Thursday. Forte has a shoulder injury in addition to the knee injury that limited him in Week 15. It looks like Bilal Powell will carry the load this week. He’s a solid RB2 against the Patriots.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 6:42pm

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee, shoulder) did not practice Wednesday. Forte has a shoulder injury in addition to the knee injury that limited him in Week 15. It looks like Bilal Powell will carry the load this week.

Jets RB Matt Forte ACTIVE Saturday night

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 8:23pm

Jets Inactives
Mike Catapano OLB
Christian Hackenberg QB
Jalin Marshall WR
Lorenzo Mauldin OLB
Steve McLendon DT
Khiry Robinson RB
Buster Skrine CB

Related players Matt Forte, Bilal Powell

Fantasy Impact:

Matt Forte is active despite a torn meniscus. Bilal Powell should still be a solid play but this probably means the Jets won't solely rely on Powell.

Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:08pm

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 15. Forte was feeling “cracking and popping” in his knee. He told beat writer Rich Cimini that an MRI revealed a torn meniscus and suspects that he’s been playing with it for a while. We’re planning on Bilal Powell carrying the load in Week 15. Powell is a quality player and is worth a maximum waiver wire bid for owners in need of a running back. HC Todd Bowles said that Forte will be a game-time decision for Saturday’s game, but we’re not holding our breath. Even if he does play, Cimini expects Powell to get “most of the work.”

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:16pm

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Forte was feeling “cracking and popping” in his knee. He told beat writer Rich Cimini that an MRI revealed a torn meniscus and suspects that he’s been playing with it for a while. We’re planning on Bilal Powell carrying the load in Week 15. Powell is a quality player and is worth a maximum waiver wire bid for owners in need of a running back. HC Todd Bowles said that Forte will be a game-time decision for Saturday’s game, but don’t hold your breath.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7:07pm

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Forte was feeling “cracking and popping” in his knee. He told beat writer Rich Cimini that an MRI revealed a torn meniscus and suspects that he’s been playing with it for a while. We’re planning on Bilal Powell carrying the load in Week 15. Powell is a quality player and is worth a maximum waiver wire bid for owners in need of a running back. HC Todd Bowles said that Forte will be a game-time decision for Saturday’s game, but we’re not holding our breath.

Friday, October 28, 2016, 6:30pm

Jets RB Bilal Powell (toe) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Powell is a sneaky play given the excellent matchup against the Browns.

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:49pm

Jets RB Bilal Powell (toe) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. The return to practice is surprising, but Powell was reportedly “moving well” on Thursday. If he’s out, Matt Forte is in line for a huge workload in a great matchup against the Browns.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 7:04pm

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Forte could see a huge workload if Bilal Powell (toe) is out.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 7:04pm

Jets RB Bilal Powell (toe) did not practice Wednesday. Consider Powell iffy with turf toe. If he’s out, Matt Forte is in line for a huge workload in a great matchup against the Browns.

Jets RB Matt Forte plays on 87-percent of snaps

Monday, October 24, 2016, 11:47am

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Aiding in Matt Forte's success was the fact the Jets gave him an opportunity to have success. After seeing his role diminished Weeks 3-5, Forte was on the field for 57 offensive snaps — 87 percent of the Jets' plays.

Related players: Bilal Powell

Fantasy Impact:

Forte's role had taken a hit in the recent past few games, but the Jets also trailed a lot in those contests. Powell was seeing more action in that span.

Jets RB Matt Forte says decline not due to age

Saturday, October 22, 2016, 3:31pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Matt Forte's production dwindled during the New York Jets four-game losing streak.

After opening the year with more than 100 scrimmage yards and 29.5 touches per game in the first two contests, Forte earned fewer than 65 scrimmage yards and 14.3 touches per game in Weeks 3-6.

The 30-year-old running back told the New York Daily News the stat reduction has nothing to do with age.

"I would expect that from people who just look at stats but don't look at the game," Forte said. "If you are a real fan, and actually a fan of football, you would probably watch the film and see that as the total offense, we're not playing very well."

Relate players: Bilal Powell

Fantasy Impact:

Coach Todd Bowles pointed to blocking as the main culprit for Forte's struggles. Forte has also seen less work since the beginning of the year, partly because the team has played from behind.

Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:26pm

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) took full practice reps again Friday. Forte will be fine for a tough matchup on Sunday. He has also lost touches to Bilal Powell in recent weeks.

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