Bilal Powell Fantasy Football News 2018

Jets RB Isaiah Crowell (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Colts. He put in a limited practice on Friday after sitting out the previous 2 days. HC Todd Bowles labeled him a "Sunday decision." We'll get Crowell's official status by noon ET on Sunday, but he'll obviously come with elevated risk if active. If Crowell sits out, Bilal Powell would turn into a feature back -- and a nice RB2 in fantasy lineups.

Jets RB Isaiah Crowell (ankle) remained sidelined for Thursday's practice, putting his availability for this weekend's game against the Colts in question. Crowell's absence would turn Bilal Powell into a feature back. We'll get another update on the situation tomorrow.

The Jets have placed RB Elijah McGuire (foot) on IR. He's presumably a candidate to be designated-for-return and play the 2nd half of the season, but he's not worth a roster spot in redraft leagues. Bilal Powell and Isaiah Crowell are locked in as the Jets' top 2 RBs.

Jets HC Todd Bowles conceded Sunday that RB Elijah McGuire won't be ready for Week 1. He's still recovering from late-July surgery to repair a broken foot. Bowles also wouldn't rule out McGuire landing on short-term IR, according to insider Ralph Vacchiano. That'd cost him the first 8 games. McGuire obviously isn't worth a roster spot in redraft leagues. Bilal Powell and Isaiah Crowell will handle backfield duties for the Jets to open the season.

Jets RB Isaiah Crowell has cleared the concussion protocol, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports. So he should play in Friday night's preseason game against the Giants. Crowell ran behind RB Bilal Powell in the opener, so we're interested to see what the backfield looks like in the all-important 3rd exhibition.

Jets RB Isaiah Crowell (concussion) participated in individual drills during Saturday's practice, according to insider Andy Vasquez. We'll see if Crowell can receive full medical clearance ahead of the 3rd preseason game. He ran behind RB Bilal Powell in the 1st and missed the 2nd.

Jets RB Isaiah Crowell left Friday’s preseason game to be evaluated for a concussion. He took a hard shot to the head right at the goal line. We’ll pass along updates when they’re available, but Crowell has been a top RB value since the spring. He’s currently coming off the board around RB34.

Update: Crowell did sustain a concussion

Jets RB Elijah McGuire will undergo surgery on his broken foot and is expected to miss 3-6 weeks, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. The short end of that timetable would have him back in late August; the long end would keep him out through the season opener. Foot injuries are notoriously tricky to return from, so we're considering McGuire questionable at best for Week 1. He's not worth rostering in most redraft leagues. Look for Bilal Powell to open the season in a pass-catching role behind Isaiah Crowell.

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.

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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.

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.

 
 
 

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