Bilal Powell, RB, Jets
|RB - #74||334.14||NYJ||Active||4 years||25||5'10||204|
2014 Outlook:Last updated on Jul-14-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith
This former Louisville running back has been a disappointment since being drafted by the Jets in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Powell is averaging 3.9 yards per carry in his career and has never rushed for 700 yards or scored more than five touchdowns in a season. Now Powell finds himself on the outside looking in at a two-headed monster of Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory. Powell's biggest success in the Jets' offense was catching passes out of the backfield last season. He was clearly the superior receiver between himself and Ivory. In 2014, Chris Johnson will surely fill that role and thus push Powell further to the fringes of the game. This leaves Powell in limbo. Unless Johnson gets injured, don't expect Powell to have much fantasy relevance. In a crowded Jets backfield, Powell is not draft worthy in any format because of his limited role in the offense.
The running back coach for the New York Jets organization, Anthony Lynn, has said, "If we were playing tomorrow, Chris Ivory would be on the goal line." The Jets have one of the most crowded backfields in the NFL with the likes of Chris Johnson, Bilal Powell, Chris Ivory, Alex Green and Daryl Richardson. Ivory is one of the largest backs on the depth chart weighing in at 222 pounds and six feet tall. During his first year stint with the Jets in 2013 the back garnered 833 yards and only three touchdowns, but this year may be different.
If you're looking for a cheap running back who will consistently get the ball, Ivory is your man. In the latter portion of 2013 Ivory turned on the Jets and became the teams' best fantasy producer in terms of yardage. In second-half of the season, Ivory touched the ball at least ten times in six games. I would draft Ivory as a matchup-based back who will get you at least 50 yards and possibly a touchdown every other game.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/29 - Jets RB Chris Ivory favorite for goal-line back
7/28 - Jets RB Chris Johnson lining up at WR in camp
7/23 - Jets RB Chris Johnson cleared for training camp, flew threw conditioning run
7/14 - Jets backfield to run by committee
7/3 - Jets RB Chris Johnson doesn't think he will be sharing carries
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2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|17.07||FFToolbox - Cindie Crain - I can't imagine Chris Ivory playing a full season without an injury. Bilal Powell knows the offense and would be the starter in New York if Ivory finds himself on the injury report.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|14.06||BFDFantasy - Needed RB depth and he has a chance to be decent even with Ivory, especially if Ivory gets hurt like he has in past|
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