Powell ran for 59 yards on 16 carries during Sunday's 42-34 win over Indianapolis. The Jets' rush offense collectively took a step back coming off a monster game against Denver. The unit figures to get the tougher of the two tests against Minnesota's defense on Sunday. The Vikings are averaging a solid 4.0 yards per opponent rush but have looked lost at times in the pass game. Powell, for what it is worth, offers more than running mate Isaiah Crowell as a receiver.
Powell rushed 14 times for 73 yards and failed to bring in his only target in the Jets' 21-17 loss to the Browns on Thursday. Powell was considerably more effective on a per-carry basis than backfield mate Isaiah Crowell, who rushed 16 times for just 34 yards but found the end zone twice. Powell has surprisingly been a bit player in the passing game in two of the Jets' first three contests, although he's more than made up for it by rushing 26 times for 133 yards in that pair of outings. The division of labor in the backfield appears to be relatively fluid at present, but Powell seems set to be an integral part of the offense under any scenario. He'll look to continue the strong start to his season against the Jaguars in a Week 4 battle.
Powell rushed five times for six yards and caught five of six targets for 74 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-12 loss to the Dolphins. Powell scored New York's only touchdown with a 28-yard reception on the first possession of the second half. Isaiah Crowell got most of the touches on the ground with 35 yards on 12 carries, but Powell had the superior overall performance thanks to his receiving ability. It looks like Powell will see the majority of reps in passing situations, making him the smarter fantasy play when New York's expected to fall behind.
Powell rushed a team-high 12 times for 60 yards and caught one of his two targets for five yards in Monday night's 48-17 win over the Lions. Powell's final totals paled in comparison to backfield mate Isaiah Crowell's 10 rushes for 102 yards and two scores, but the veteran still held his own as usual. Along with leading the Jets in carries despite splitting snaps, Powell averaged an impressive five yards per rush and, unlike Crowell, was used in the passing game, albeit sparingly. All in all, it was a solid season opener for Powell in terms of usage and production, but he was outshone by his new tailback teammate.
Powell rushed 10 times for 24 yards and a touchdown while failing to secure his lone target in Friday's 22-16 preseason loss to the Giants. Powell got the start in this regular season dress rehearsal and capped the game's opening drive with a 10-yard score. Isaiah Crowell returned to action after sitting out the previous game with a possible concussion, but Crowell played just 10 offensive snaps to Powell's 25. While a more even split is expected once the games start to count, Powell's career average of 4.4 yards per carry and ability to catch the ball out of the backfield should allow him to make the most of his touches.
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