Bilal Powell is really good. He’s really good at everything, but not excellent at anything. This is great for fantasy football. He can run between the tackles, he can catch the ball, he has been successful at goal line work. If you picked him up, find a way to start him, especially in PPR. I’m not rushing to start him in standard leagues, but he’s still a potential RB2. He can be an RB1 in PPR this week and next.
Forte has a torn meniscus in his knee, and there’s no reason to play him with a MRI confirming it. The Jets are calling him questionable and a game-time decision. Rex Ryan doesn’t coach the Jets anymore, so even if he is active, Powell is the guy who can get a big workload on Saturday night.
He might be in every one of my cash games on Draftkings – $5600. He might seem a bit expensive for a backup, but we know he will get a monster workload with Forte out. The reason why we pay so much for guys like DJ, Bell, Melvin, and even Demarco Murray up until a few weeks ago is because of their massive involvement in both the running and passing game, with hardly any game script going against their favor. Powell is one of those guys in Week 15. With Petty under center, Powell will be force fed the ball. He did have 34 touches last week. That’s elite when it comes to touches.