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Jets RB Bilal Powell (calf) put in a full practice on Thursday. He's on track to return for this weekend's game against the Dolphins. How touches will be divvied in the Jets backfield is anyone's guess, though. Powell is the preferred fantasy play over Matt Forte and Elijah McGuire, but he's no more than a RB3 or flex.

Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson will play against the Patriots today, despite shoulder and toe injuries keeping him out of practice all week. After a sluggish start to the season anyway, Wilkerson could see limited snaps and is likely to deal with limited effectiveness. He'll be a risky IDP option ... though we could also see New England run at him to test Wilkerson's health and limit exposure for Tom Brady's sprained shoulder. Wilkerson sits well down the DL rankings for Week 6 overall.

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Jets RB Bilal Powell (calf) is inactive for today’s game against the Patriots. RB Matt Forte (toe) is active and figures to form a committee with Elijah McGuire. Both guys are shaky fantasy options, but we prefer McGuire as the more explosive player.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Jets RB Bilal Powell (calf) is not expected to play against the Patriots today. That leaves touches available for Elijah McGuire and Matt Forte, but this hasn't been a high-volume backfield when the Jets have trailed. As heavy underdogs against New England, there's a chance for a pass-saturated approach. Add that to the uncertainty of how McGuire and Forte will split the work, and each Jets back makes for a risky fantasy play -- but an option, if you need one.

Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson is questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots. HC Todd Bowles said Friday that Wilkerson will likely be a game-time decision, according to The Associated Press. Wilkerson is not worth waiting on for your IDP lineup, as he has gotten off to a very slow start anyway. Wilkerson is dealing with shoulder and toe injuries.

The Jets list RB Bilal Powell (calf) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots. He didn't practice all week, though, making him a long shot to play. RB Matt Forte, meanwhile, put in a full practice on Friday and is set to return from his toe injury. It's unclear how the backfield work will be split between Forte and Elijah McGuire. That makes both guys risky RB3s.

Jets RB Bilal Powell (calf) remained sidelined on Thursday. He's looking like a poor bet to play against the Patriots. RB Matt Forte (toe) practiced again on Thursday and seems on track to form a committee backfield with Elijah McGuire.

Jets RB Matt Forte (toe) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. That gives him a shot to return for Sunday's game against the Patriots. It's especially noteworthy with RB Bilal Powell iffy with his calf injury. The Week 6 fantasy outlook for the Jets backfield is completely up in the air right now. We'll continue to monitor the situation.

Jets RB Bilal Powell (calf) did not practice on Wednesday. He's considered "day-to-day" but seems iffy for this weekend's game against the Patriots. Check back tomorrow for another update on his status.

Jets HC Todd Bowles on Monday labeled RB Bilal Powell "day-to-day" with a strained calf. So it sounds like he avoided a major injury but is iffy for this weekend's game against the Patriots. With RB Matt Forte still dealing with his turf toe, the Jets might be down to Elijah McGuire as their lead back.

Jets RB Bilal Powell suffered a calf injury near the end of the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Browns. He's officially questionable to return but didn't play on the 1st series of the 2nd half. We'll pass along an update when we get one.

As expected, Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson is active for today's game against the Browns. He was questionable with a shoulder injury that he has already conceded might bother him the rest of the season.

The Jets have ruled Kony Ealy out for Sunday's game against the Browns because of a shoulder injury. His absence hurts an already weak pass rush. DE Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder) is questionable but has been playing through questionable tags since suffering the injury. He put in limited workouts all week.

Jets RB Matt Forte (toe) is out for Sunday’s game against the Browns. He didn’t practice all week and has no timetable for return. Bilal Powell gets another game as the lead back, making him a rock-solid RB2 in fantasy lineups. RB Elijah McGuire could be a bye-week spot-starter in deeper leagues after tallying 12 touches last week.

Jets RB Matt Forte (toe) did not practice on Wednesday. He's dealing with turf toe and has no timetable for return. With Forte sidelined last weekend, RB Bilal Powell played 66% of the offensive snaps and handled 25 touches.

Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder) is active for today's game against the Jaguars. The injury threatens his effectiveness, though, and makes Wilkerson a riskier IDP lineup candidate than we've been used to in past seasons.

Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. We'd bet on him playing through the sprain again, but the injury figures to affect his effectiveness. Wilkerson said this week he might be dealing with the issue all season.

Jets RB Matt Forte (toe) is out for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars. He didn’t practice all week and might miss multiple games. Forte’s absence leaves Bilal Powell as New York’s clear lead back. He produced like a RB1 with significant workloads last year and is worth getting into Week 4 lineups as a borderline RB2.

Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson said this week that he might be dealing with pain from his injured shoulder all season. ESPN's Rich Cimini reports that Wilkerson has a Grade 1 AC joint sprain in his left shoulder. The veteran played through the issue in Week 3 but has gotten off to a sluggish start -- especially statistically.

Jets RB Matt Forte confirmed that he's dealing with turf toe on his left foot. That's been the thought since we learned x-rays ruled out a broken bone. Forte also revealed that he had the same issue as a rookie back in 2008. That injury didn't cost him any games. This one is expected to. Turf toe has a tendency to linger -- and it's a bigger concern for a 31-year-old RB whose body has already shown signs of breaking down.

 
 
 

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