Bilal Powell Fantasy News

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 12:14pm

Manish Mehta, Twitter - [Full Article]

Bilal Powell has agreed to terms with a new deal with the Jets.

Fantasy Impact:

Powell will back up Chris Ivory, but the Jets probably aren't done shoring up the running back position.

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Monday, December 1, 2014, 7:10pm

Jets Inactives
Jace Amaro TE
Dakota Dozier T
Wesley Johnson C
Bilal Powell RB
Matt Simms QB
Muhammad Wilkerson DE

Fantasy Impact:

Amaro (concussion) was ruled out earlier in the week for the Jets, so no surprise here. QB Michael Vick, RBs Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory and WR Eric Decker are all active as expected.

Week 13 MNF Injury Report - Charles Clay DOUBTFUL

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 4:09pm

LB Jonathan Freeny (hamstring), CB Jamar Taylor (shoulder)

TE Charles Clay (hamstring, knee), CB Cortland Finnegan (ankle), T Nate Garner (illness)

T Ja'Wuan James (neck)

G Daryn Colledge (back), WR Rishard Matthews (groin), RB Lamar Miller (knee), C Samson Satele (foot), WR Mike Wallace (chest)

TE Jace Amaro (concussion), DE Muhammad Wilkerson (toe)

T Oday Aboushi (shoulder), LB Antwan Barnes (knee), G Willie Colon (knee), RB John Conner (groin), WR Eric Decker (toe), DE Leger Douzable (ankle), LB David Harris (shoulder), RB Chris Ivory (shoulder), S Jaiquawn Jarrett (calf), RB Chris Johnson (knee), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), RB Bilal Powell (illness), DT Sheldon Richardson (back), QB Michael Vick (right wrist, illness)

Fantasy Impact:

With Clay unlikely to play again, Dion Sims will get the start. He had four catches for 31 yards filling in last week. The good news for Miami is RB Lamar Miller and WR Mike Wallace are both listed as probable. For the Jets, TE Jace Amaro is out as he goes through concussion protocol. Meanwhile, WR Eric Decker, RBs Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson Bilal Powell and QB Michael Vick are all probable in what could be a tough matchup against a solid Dolphins defense.

Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:04pm

Jets RB Bilal Powell (illness) took full practice reps again Friday.

Monday, November 24, 2014, 5:43pm

Jets Inactives
Dakota Dozier T
IK Enemkpali LB
Wesley Johnson C
Bilal Powell RB
Walt Powell WR
Matt Simms QB
Josh Thomas DB

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Jets RB Bilal Powell (foot, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 8.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Jets RB Bilal Powell (foot) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:13pm

Jets RB Bilal Powell (foot) practiced fully Wednesday.

Jets have a plan with their RB use

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 5:15pm

New York Post - [Full Article]

Anthony Lynn has a tough job these days. The Jets running backs coach must find touches for three running backs the team feels are capable.

Dividing the time between Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell is Lynn’s responsibility, and last week’s split against the Bears drew some criticism.

Ivory was averaging 4.4 yards a rush and running over Bears defenders when he ran the ball or caught it. But he had zero touches in the fourth quarter.

Lynn explained this week that each back has situations they are in for, but the Jets had just two possessions in the fourth quarter, and he decided Johnson best fit the first drive and Powell the final drive.

Fantasy Impact:

The story goes on to say that Lynn said Ivory’s situational areas are short yardage on first and second down, goal-line and in their four-minute offense, which means they have the lead. The Jets have been trailing so it's cut into Ivory's time the past two weeks. But Lynn thinks Ivory's role could expand and added: “If Ivory continues to play like that, which I think he has from Day 1, sure, he may end up getting more touches and being the lead bell-cow, but I think keeping those guys fresh and keeping them healthy is important.”

There are a lot of "ifs" and "coulds" in there but it seems like the Jets have a plan when they are going to use each back. With Ivory playing the best of the group, it makes sense he gets more work, at some point, but that likely won't be anything the team announces ahead of time. Out of this group, Ivory looks like the back to have from a fantasy standpoint, but may only offer RB2 or flex numbers.

Chris Ivory could get more work

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 8:59pm

New York Post - [Full Article]

The Jets promised to play the “hot hand” at running back this season with their three-headed backfield of Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell. So far, though, they look like they’re sticking to a democracy.

Johnson had 27 snaps and Ivory 26 in Monday’s loss to the Bears, despite Ivory clearly running better than Johnson. Coach Rex Ryan did not rule out giving Ivory more playing time in a conference call with reporters Tuesday.

“Maybe Chris Ivory will get more time,” Ryan said. “He’s certainly running hard. He’s doing a great job out of the backfield. There’s not a whole lot of guys that want to tackle him. He’s done a great job.”

Fantasy Impact:

Ivory had 10 carries for 44 yards and four catches for 52 yards in Monday’s game. He ran over Bears’ defenders all night, yet found himself on the bench in the fourth quarter when the game was on the line. The Jets keep giving the ball to Johnson despite limited production. Johnson has 123 rushing yards on 35 carries in three games. It was Powell who got work in the fourth quarter, though but it's Ivory who has been the most productive of all the Jet backs.

Jets RB Chris Johnson totals 77 yards on 11 touches vs. Giants

Friday, August 22, 2014, 11:37pm - [Full Article]

On Friday, the Jets’ running backs again looked good. Chris Johnson carried nine times for 42 yards. Chris Ivory carried six times for 50 yards. Bilal Powell carried twice for 6 yards. Johnson and Ivory were also involved in the passing game. Johnson had two catches for 35 yards, with a long of 19. Ivory’s only catch was a quick screen that he turned into a 23-yard gain. The Jets want to have an element in their offense that involves backs catching passes, and Friday was an encouraging development in that regard.

Fantasy Impact:

Johnson looked good doing it on the ground and through the air against the G-Men.

Jets have the backfield to ground and pound

Monday, August 18, 2014, 9:53am

New York Daily News - [Full Article]

If Jets HC Rex Ryan wants to return to the ground and pound, he might just have the backfield to do it. The Jets’ running game emerged in Saturday night’s 25-17 preseason win over the Bengals, and one of the team’s newest weapons shined in the spotlight. Chris Johnson ran for 63 yards on 10 carries in the win.

The Jets displayed the versatility with Johnson that they had shown in training camp, lining him up behind Geno Smith in the pistol formation and out wide as a receiver, and turned it into a successful ground attack.

“We know they have a good football team over there and they pounded us on both sides of the ball last time,” Ryan said, referring to the Bengals’ 49-9 win over the Jets last season. “It wasn’t the case this time, our offense ran it all over them.”

Fantasy Impact:

Ryan cited the team’s 124 yards rushing in the first half, averaging 6.9 yards per carry. It wasn’t only Johnson that had success carrying the rock: Bilal Powell ran four times for 41 yards, including a touchdown. The bulk of Powell’s production came on a 32-yard run in the second quarter. Johnson should get a bulk of the carries with Powell getting mixed in as well. Injured Chris Ivory could also be a factor and is shaping up to be the goal line and short yardage back. All will cut into Johnson's value but he still has value in the middle rounds of drafts.

Jets RB Chris Ivory expected to be fine

Friday, August 8, 2014, 11:39am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Chris Ivory is one of the players expected to be part of that stable stable of running backs the Jets will use this season and he suffered an injury in the preseason opener against the Colts on Thursday night.

Ivory injured his ribs late in the second quarter of the game and did not return. Ivory wasn’t necessarily going to play any more at that point in the game, but the injury would still have an impact if it limited Ivory’s availability in the coming days. Coach Rex Ryan wasn’t overly concerned about that possibility.

“Ivory should be fine,” Ryan said, via

Fantasy Impact:

With Chris Johnson expected to get a bulk of the carries, Ivory was taking reps as the goal line back in camp. He came over in a trade from the Saints last season and had trouble getting on the field because of injuries, but showed glimpses at times. Right now, it looks like a three-headed monster running attack for the Jets, with Bilal Powell also in the mix.

Rex Ryan: Jets running game will be a 'committee approach'

Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 2:56pm - [Full Article]

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan told reporters on Tuesday he foresees Chris Johnson sharing touches with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell this season.

"I definitely think it's going to be a committee approach," Ryan said, according to the New York Daily News.

It's Ryan's first public acknowledgement that Johnson is not currently in line for a featured role. Johnson told Around The League last month that he didn't expect to be part of a time share in New York.

Fantasy Impact:

The word 'committee' means different things to different people. We're already assuming that Ivory will get most of the goal-line work, while Johnson figures to be the Jets' lead back. As long as he sees the bulk of the touches in the Jets’ run-heavy offense, Johnson should post fantasy RB2 numbers.

Monday, August 4, 2014, 11:09am - [Full Article]

Jets announced that Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson, and Bilal Powell are would all be catergorized as first-team running backs on their first depth chart.