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Jets RB Elijah McGuire sustained a fractured foot on Friday. Per NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the 2nd-year RB will undergo surgery and miss an “extended period.” That knocks him off the radar as a late-round flier. Now, New York’s down to Isaiah Crowell and Bilal Powell in the backfield, although they’re hosting Alfred Morris and Orleans Darkwa on free agent visits.

Jets RB Bilal Powell (calf) put in full practices on Thursday and Friday and isn’t listed on the final Week 7 injury report. He’ll play against the Dolphins this weekend, although the workload split between him, Matt Forte and Elijah McGuire is uncertain. Powell is the best fantasy bet of the trio but is just a RB3 or flex play.

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.

11:10am EDT 10/15/17

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.

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 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.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that the Jets have "gauged [the] trade market" for RB Matt Forte. It sure seemed like the Jets were showcasing him when they played him for the first 27 snaps of last weekend's preseason game. The problem, of course, is that Forte is a declining 31-year-old with a guaranteed $4 million 2017 salary. We doubt the Jets find a taker. We'll see if they opt to release him. That'd obviously be excellent news for RB Bilal Powell.

Jets RB Matt Forte put in a full practice Tuesday for the 1st time since suffering a Grade 1 hamstring injury back on July 31, according to NJ.com. Forte said he hopes to play in the team's Saturday night preseason clash with the Giants, though he conceded that will be up to HC Todd Bowles. The fact that it's a Grade 1 strain increases the likelihood that the team held Forte out this long in the name of playing it safe.

Jets HC Todd Bowles "wouldn't say definitively" that RB Matt Forte (hamstring) will be ready for Week 1, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini. Forte has missed the majority of training camp. We weren't sure whether that was due to veteran deference or a legit injury. It sounds like the latter. Forte turns 32 in December, has piled up over 2,200 NFL carries and missed 5 games over the past 2 seasons. The only thing saving his fantasy stock his cheap, 11th-round ADP. Bilal Powell remains the Jets RB to own in fantasy -- and is a nice value at his 7th-round price tag.

Jets RB Matt Forte (hamstring) didn't practice on Thursday and won't play in the team's 2nd preseason game, according to insider Manish Mehta. Forte missed a week with the hammy early in training camp, and it sounds like he's been on and off the field since. It's not a good look for a 31-year-old back who's missed 5 games over the past 2 seasons. Bilal Powell is the Jets RBs to target in fantasy drafts.

Jets RB Bilal Powell participated in team drills Tuesday, a week and a half after suffering a neck injury, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. The relatively quick return tells us this isn't a significant issue. We haven't altered our fantasy outlook for Powell.

The Jets have placed WR Quincy Enunwa (neck) on IR, ending his 2017 season. We still don't know much about the neck injury that he dealt with this spring and evidently aggravated on Sunday. Enunwa leaves behind inarguably the worst WR corps in the league. Robby Anderson is the best guess to lead the group in targets -- only because the rest of the group reads: Marquess Wilson, ArDarius Stewart, Chad Hansen, Charone Peake. We'll see who emerges from the ragtag bunch, but Jets WRs won't be a source of much fantasy goodness this season. Enunwa's injury does boost the target projections for RBs Bilal Powell and Matt Forte -- as well as sleeper TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

Update: HC Todd Bowles said Monday afternoon that Enunwa has a bulging disk in his neck and is expected to be out 6-9 months. It's a big blow to a guy who's set to hit free agency next offseason.

Jets RB Matt Forte tweaked his hamstring and was held out of team drills on Monday. Forte might not miss much time, but the injury is noteworthy for a 31-year-old who’s struggled with durability in recent years. We continue to prefer Bilal Powell in this Jets backfield.

Jets RB Matt Forte said he expects new OC John Morton to increase his 3rd-down usage, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini. ESPN Stats counted just 43 third-down snaps for Forte last year, compared with 169 for Bilal Powell. That's an odd breakdown for a back who averaged 4.1 receptions per game across 8 Bears seasons. And it played a big part in halving Forte's rate to 2.1 catches per contest with the Jets. He still beat Powell by 2.1 yards per reception. Forte mentioned the possibility of playing him and Powell at the same time, and he has lined up at WR spots many times in his career. The Jets, of course, could use all the reliable offensive pieces they can find. More passing-situation usage would obviously help Forte's PPR outlook. We'll see if it's expected to come at Powell's expense.

The Jets grabbed Lousiana-Lafayette RB Elijah McGuire in the 6th round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He topped 1,000 rushing yards in each of the past 3 seasons and totaled 130 grabs over his 4-year college career. McGuire has enough size at 5'10, 214 pounds but struggled to a 19th percentile SPARQ score. He's a developmental prospect for a Jets team with older RBs in Matt Forte (31 years old) and Bilal Powell (28).

The Jets have hired John Morton as their OC. The 47-year-old has spent the past 6 seasons as a WRs coach -- 4 in San Francisco and 2 in New Orleans. His only experience calling plays came at USC in 2009 and 2010. Those squads, piloted by Matt Barkley, ranked 55th and 26th, respectively, in yards per game. This is a wholly uninspiring hire by the Jets.

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