In my NFL Challenge League, a PPR, Powell finished at #16 overall with 201 points last season. RB2 territory. So is it so far fetched that if they up his usage from the beginning of the season this year, he can't be useful?
Saw this on Fantasy Pros:
Bilal Powell to lead Jets' backfield in 2017?
New York Jets beat writer Rich Cimini believes running back Bilal Powell will lead the team's backfield over Matt Forte in 2017.
Forte, who played well in 2016, began to slow down by midseason due to the wear and tear on his 31-year-old body, which is when Powell started to garner more touches. According to Cimini's report via ESPN, "Forte finished  with more offensive touches than Powell -- 248 to 189 -- but Powell was on the field more than Forte -- 51 percent to 47 percent." If this shift carries over to 2017, Powell will be considered the No. 1 back, and now that the Jets are in rebuilding mode, the move makes sense. From a fantasy perspective, view Powell as a high-end RB2 whose upside peaks in PPR scoring formats due to his receiving ability out of the backfield. As for Forte, his stock is falling fast, but he could still present value at the Flex if he is taken in the mid-to-late rounds of a fantasy draft.
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So heaven forbid anybody should bring him up on a FF website. Not when so many of the Sharks who populate this place are "the voice of God", who's opinion is never to be questioned.