Posted: 6/09/2019 8:06 pm UTC
New York Jets QB Sam Darnold spoke glowingly of his team's re-signing of RB Bilal Powell this past week. 'Great to have BP back,' Darnold said. 'Can't wait to get to work with him. I haven't seen him in a while, so it's going to be nice to be able to see him. I know BP is a great guy and obviously a great player, so it's great to have him back.'
Huddle Up: Powell played seven games in 2018 before suffering what was initially believed to be a career-threatening neck injury. The 30-year-old rushed for 343 yards and zero touchdowns, but he caught 11 of 18 targets for 110 yards and one score. He'll enter camp battling for a depth position behind No. 1 back Le'Veon Bell.
Posted: 5/08/2019 1:05 pm UTC
Free-agent RB Bilal Powell (neck) was fully cleared from a neck injury that was once thought to threaten his career.
Huddle Up: Powell could return to RB4 relevance in the right situation. Keep tabs on him through the offseason.
Posted: 2/10/2019 1:02 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent RB Tevin Coleman could be signed by the New York Jets to lead their backfield in 2019, according to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com. Cimini also believes the Jets will cut RB Isaiah Crowell and not pursue impending free-agent RB Bilal Powell.
Huddle Up: Coleman was solid, although not spectacular, as the lead back for the Falcons last year. If he does end up as the No. 1 back for the Jets, he should at least be a volume-based RB2.
Posted: 10/24/2018 9:10 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, New York Jets RB Bilal Powell (neck) will have surgery on his injured neck. The injury will not only end Powell's season, but could threaten his career, according to head coach Todd Bowles.
Huddle Up: It's terrible news for the Jets' complementary running back. Obviously he can be dropped in all redraft leagues. Elijah McGuire and Trenton Cannon will take over Powell's change-of-pace, passing-down role going forward with Isaiah Crowell maintaining his starting duties.
Posted: 10/24/2018 2:10 pm UTC
New York Jets RB Bilal Powell (neck) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Huddle Up: Trenton Cannon caught four balls for 69 yards last week, and he figures to take over in that third-down, receiving back role. He's worth a speculative look in PPR formats. Powell can be dropped in most formats. Maybe he's worth keeping in a dynasty league near the end of your roster.
Posted: 10/21/2018 7:10 pm UTC
New York Jets RB Bilal Powell (neck) suffered a neck injury during the Week 7 game and will not return.
Huddle Up: Owners should know the severity of Powell's injury in the next few days. Isaiah Crowell likely would receive most of the work at running back if Powell misses any additional time and can be a No. 2 fantasy running back in all leagues.
Posted: 10/15/2018 1:10 am UTC
New York Jets RB Bilal Powell rushed 16 times for 59 yards in a 42-34 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Powell and Isaiah Crowell continues to split time, but Powell has been a little more consistent as a runner and offers more upside as a receiver. Both backs are flex options, but Powell has a definite edge in PPR formats.
Posted: 10/07/2018 11:10 pm UTC
New York Jets RB Bilal Powell rushed 20 times for 99 yards in Week 5 against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners in leagues rewarding a bonus at 100 rushing yards or 100 total scrimmage yards were certainly a little miffed, but it was a good and unexpected rushing total for Powell, especially considering his backfield mate Isaiah Crowell went for 217 yards and a score. Temper expectations for Powell heading into Week 6 against the Colts. He is still more of a low-end RB3 or flex fantasy play in most leagues of 12 or more teams.
Posted: 10/01/2018 1:10 am UTC
New York Jets RB Bilal Powell rushed eight times for 26 yards in Week 4 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and he added four catches for 26 yards on seven targets.
Huddle Up: It was tough sledding for the Jets offense against the sturdy D of the Jaguars. Powell easily outpaced Isaiah Crowell, but he is still expected to see a smaller workload than Crowell heading into Week 5 against the Broncos.
Posted: 9/21/2018 5:09 am UTC
New York Jets RB Bilal Powell carried the ball 14 times for 73 yards (5.2 YPC) against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Through three games, Powell is averaging almost 73 total yards per contest. That's respectable production. The downside is Isaiah Crowell keeps getting all the goal-line work. Still, Powell is at least worth owning as decent depth with potential as a spot starter.