Powell
Bilal Powell
Bilal Powell
Bilal Powell
Bilal Powell
29-Year-Old RB
2017 Rush/Rec Stats
2018 Rush/Rec Projections
ATT
178
YDS
772
TD
5
YDS
170
TD
-
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Despite saving the Jets' bacon repeatedly when injuries or ineffectiveness sidelined the team's starting RB, it doesn't look like Powell will ever get a chance to handle No. 1 duties on his own. Perhaps it's just as well. His one outstanding trait as a runner might best be... read more
Despite saving the Jets' bacon repeatedly when injuries or ineffectiveness sidelined the team's starting RB, it doesn't look like Powell will ever get a chance to handle No. 1 duties on his own. Perhaps it's just as well. His one outstanding trait as a runner might best be summed up as "gumption" - he won't run away from or around defenders, instead fighting for every extra inch available after contact. That's a profile that looks great in a backup, but could get exposed in a larger workload. Isaiah Crowell is the latest back to keep Powell down, though his lack of receiving polish could lead to a timeshare. New offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates will try to institute a scheme as friendly to Sam Darnold as possible, so don't be surprised if Powell's role in the passing game looks more like it did in 2015-16 than it did last season.
HT: 5'10"   WT: 204 lbs.   DOB: 10/27/1988   College: Louisville   Drafted: 4th Rd, #29 Overall in 2011Show Contract
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Bilal Powell Contract Info:
Signed a three-year, $11.25 million contract with the Jets in March of 2016.
Gets start Thursday
RBNew York Jets
August 17, 2018
Powell rushed six times for 17 yards and caught both of his targets for 20 more in Thursday's 15-13 preseason loss to Washington.
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Bilal Powell NFL Stats
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Bilal Powell 2017 NFL Game Log
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2017 Depth Chart Status
Snap Counts
  • 2017 Offensive Snaps:
    401
  • 2017 Special Teams Snaps:
    65
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2015
367
46
2016
531
58
2017
401
65
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   5' 10"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   204 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.51 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Cone Drill:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Arm Length:   30.88 in
AVERAGE
Hand Length:   8.75 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   0 in
Not Available
Broad Jump:   0 in
Not Available
Bench Press:   18 reps
WEAK
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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2011
  1. Bilal Powell 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Bilal Powell 2017 Preseason Outlook
    The acquisition of Matt Forte seemed to be a blow to Powell's value heading into 2016, but instead he had the most productive season of his career, stealing passing-down work from Forte en route to top-five finishes among RBs in targets and receptions (setting career highs in both categories). Powell then took advantage of a huge four-game stretch at the end of the year when he essentially had the backfield to himself to fuel a career high in rushing yards. He doesn't possess any one outstanding physical trait and is a little undersized for a feature back at 5-10, 204, but he rarely goes down on first contact and seems to will himself into extra yards. Both he and Forte will return to the Jets and the two will form a full-fledged committee this year, but new offensive coordinator John Morton comes from the Saints' pass-happy system, so there should be plenty of targets available for both of them if the team's muddled QB situation cooperates. Powell may not match last season's numbers on the ground, but he should remain productive through the air in an offense that lacks proven targets at wide receiver and tight end.
  3. Bilal Powell 2016 Preseason Outlook
    For a No. 2 back, Powell carved out a handy niche last year — he was 11th among running backs in catches and 15th in receiving yards. He also averaged a career-best 4.5 yards per rush, and cobbled together an end-rank of RB34 in PPR leagues. But with the Jets letting Chris Ivory walk and adding Matt Forte, it puts Powell's role in jeopardy — Forte is at least as good a receiver as Powell, probably better. And the Jets also have Khiry Robinson to pound away as the short-yardage man, if they so desire. Powell still rates as an interesting later-round selection if you don't trust Forte's durability at this stage of his career, but we'd like Powell more if the roster remained static from last year.
  4. Bilal Powell 2015 Preseason Outlook
    A reserve running back, Powell posted career-highs in yards per carry (4.3) and yards per reception (8.4) last season. However, compared to his 212 total touches in 2013, Powell garnered only 44 touches in 2014 on an underwhelming Jets team. Now, New York has added fellow tailbacks Stevan Ridley and Zac Stacy heading into the upcoming campaign, making Powell’s standing on the Jets’ depth chart unclear. While veteran Chris Ivory is expected to start, Powell is more than likely destined for another season of occasionally shuffling in and out as a backup running back this term.
  5. Bilal Powell 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Powell saw action in all 16 of the Jets' games last season, but he only reached paydirt once despite commanding 212 total touches. With New York's signing of high-profile Chris Johnson, it's believed the team will role with Johnson and Chris Ivory as their one-two punch at running back. Powell will be the next in line to provide relief and will have much more fantasy value if an injury occurs.
  6. Bilal Powell 2013 Preseason Outlook
    After a rookie year buried on the depth chart, Powell emerged late in his second season as a quality complement to Shonn Greene, punching in four touchdowns in four games from Weeks 11-14. Greene departed in free agency, but the Jets signed Mike Goodson and sent a fourth-round pick to the Saints for Chris Ivory, leaving Powell in a likely committee situation entering his third year. At 5-10, 204, Powell boasts neither special size nor speed, but he could see an uptick in value depending on how Goodson's offseason legal troubles play out.
  7. Bilal Powell 2012 Preseason Outlook
    In 2011 the second-year running back was active for just two games and carried the ball 13 times for 21 yards. Which is understandable as there wasn't much space at the position with Ladanian Tomlinson on board. This season Powell is competing for the third-down job behind Shonn Greene and Joe McKnight. Powell has reportedly performed slightly better in camp than McKnight.
  8. Bilal Powell 2011 Preseason Outlook
    Powell ran for 1,405 yards and totaled 14 touchdowns during his senior year at Louisville last season, and the Jets snagged him with the No. 126 pick of the draft. He’ll enter training camp battling Joe McKnight for the No. 3 RB role, but LaDainian Tomlinson is hardly a sure bet at this stage of his career, so Powell could conceivably become a factor on the team that has easily led the NFL in rushing attempts over the last two seasons.
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Gets start Thursday
RBNew York Jets
August 17, 2018
Powell rushed six times for 17 yards and caught both of his targets for 20 more in Thursday's 15-13 preseason loss to Washington.
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Splits backfield work in preseason opener
RBNew York Jets
August 11, 2018
Powell rushed six times for five yards and added a seven-yard reception on his lone target in Friday's 17-0 preseason win over Atlanta.
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May lose starting job
RBNew York Jets
March 14, 2018
Powell could lose out on a starting role in 2018 after the Jets signed Isaiah Crowell to a three-year contract Wednesday, Calvin Watkins of Newsday reports.
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Not considered workhorse running back
RBNew York Jets
February 18, 2018
The Jets view Powell as a "complementary" running back, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports.
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Tallies 56 yards
RBNew York Jets
December 31, 2017
Powell rushed for 46 yards on 13 carries and added a 10-yard catch during Sunday's 26-6 loss to New England.
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