Bilal Powell's Updated 2013 Fantasy Outlook After Week 3
Rex Ryan is a huge fan of ground-and-pound offenses, and Bilal Powell was his battering ram in Week 3.
Powell toted the rock 27 times for 149 yards against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, helping rookie quarterback Geno Smith and the Jets offense chew up the clock at home.
He was a fantasy football stud, but owners shouldn't expect this kind of production from Powell on a weekly basis.
The Bills were without stalwart defensive tackle Marcell Dareus for much of the second half on Sunday. He suffered an ankle injury in the game and didn't return, as noted by the Bills:
His absence opened up huge holes for Powell inside, which is a big reason the running back had such a stellar showing on Sunday.
But Powell isn't an explosive runner, and he isn't a reliable receiver out of the backfield. His career average on the ground is 3.6 yards per carry, and he's only rushed for six touchdowns in three seasons as a pro.
Matchups will be a key factor when deciding whether or not to start Powell the rest of the way, and the smart play most weeks will likely be to keep him on your bench.
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