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240 carries, 1008 yards (4.2 avg), 6 touchdowns, 15 receptions, 70 yards
It's assumed that Ivory will be the main workhorse in the Jets' backfield after giving up a fourth-round pick for him, but Ivory will still lose a significant amount of carries to Bilal Powell.
Ivory will ultimately be the Jets top back because of his unique skill set as a tough inside runner with great lateral agility.
Perhaps the biggest worry for Ivory entering 2013 will be his health—for as much potential as he showed in New Orleans, he had a tough time staying available for 16 games. His physical style does not match up with his lighter frame, which predictably leads to a laundry list of injuries for Ivory every year.
130 carries, 560 yards (4,3 avg), 4 touchdowns, 30 receptions, 235 yards
While he is currently listed as the starter headed into the third preseason game, Powell will likely revert to his former role as a third-down back who can also carry the ball on earlier downs.
Powell's best asset is his pass protection, which allows him to be in the game in just about any situation. After all, defenses will not be able to anticipate a run or a pass with him in the game.
The biggest stat jump for Powell will be his receptions. Look for Marty Mornhinweg to use Powell in the same way he used LeSean McCoy: catching passes out of the backfield and being the target of screen passes—a staple of Mornhinweg's offense.
10 carries, 45 yards (4.5 avg), 0 touchdowns, 8 receptions, 60 yards
Still on the fence to make the team, McKnight has yet to establish a full-time role on offense—and there is no reason to believe that is going to change anytime soon, even with a new offensive coaching staff.
McKnight, if he is healthy, will likely retain his duties on special teams. However, unless there is an injury, his production on offense will be limited to just a few, if any, carries per game and a handful of receptions.
15 carries, 56 yards (3.8 avg), 0 touchdowns, 3 receptions, 15 yards
Kahlil is simply a placeholder for if and when Mike Goodson reports. In fact, there is a good chance that Bell will not even be active if the three other runners are healthy.
A solid veteran who can be trusted in pass protection, Bell will get his carries to give Ivory and Powell a break while making a couple of catches along the way.
Tommy Bohanon (FB)
12 carries, 48 yards (4.0 avg), 3 touchdowns, 18 receptions, 120 yards
The Jets' seventh-round pick out of Wake Forest, Bohanon's best trait comes from his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, at least for a fullback. His 120 yards through the air won't warrant a spot on your fantasy roster, but he will be a useful asset out of the backfield.