Bilal Powell | RB | New York Jets
Posted: 9/27/2013 10:31am et
The New York Jets are expected to use RB Bilal Powell as the featured back the next two weeks while they bring RB Chris Ivory and suspended RB Mike Goodson are brought back slowly. Running back coach Anthony Lynn said Powell can be used in most situations. "He's always had a skill set that can cover - between the tackles, outside the tackles, receiving skills, blocking skills. He has a complete skill set, and that allows him to stay on the field. Even if he's not the feature back he would be on the field a lot," Lynn said. Powell said he entered the season more prepared which has allowed him to play faster and be more comfortable.
Huddle Up: The gig Powell inherits allowed Shonn Greene to record top-15 fantasy RB numbers last year, so for the short term at least he'll be a significant fantasy contributor. And since Ivory can't stay healthy and Goodson can't stay out of trouble, Powell's long-term prospects aren't bad, either.