The Jets announced today via Twitter that Bilal Powell (neck) was put on injured reserve.
As you would expect, Isaiah Crowell will be the biggest beneficiary of Powell's neck injury. He is a borderline RB1 this week against the Bears and a volume-based RB2 for the rest of the season. Rookie Trenton Cannon will also pick up some work, especially in the passing game. For the uninitiated, he is a thin (185 pounds) speedster with explosive athleticism (91st percentile 40-yard dash, 91st percentile burst score, 84% percentile agility score and a 78th percentile SPARQ score). In 29 snaps last Sunday, he reeled in four receptions for 69 yards, showing breakaway speed at multiple points. He's a sleeper RB4 who is dripping with upside, but seems unlikely to see more than 8-10 touches in any single game.
NYJ RB Bilal Powell - Week 7 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 7 vs. Minnesota Vikings
Bilal Powell carried the ball 16 times for 59 yards last week. He's been consistent in his touches and is basically splitting time with Isaiah Crowell, which limits the value of both. Powell did have a 99 rushing yard game two weeks again but it seems Crowell is having bigger games more often.
Powell will face the Vikings who are ranked 5th in aFPA to running backs. He should still get his touches and his numbers will be pretty consistent unless the Jets change up their strategy. Powell can be in your lineup for Week 7 but only as a low-end RB3 or Flex.