Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 2: RB Bilal Powell

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SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 11: Bilal Powell #29 of the New York Jets rushes for a 19-yard touchdown to beat the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 in overtime of their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on December 11, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 11: Bilal Powell #29 of the New York Jets rushes for a 19-yard touchdown to beat the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 in overtime of their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on December 11, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Heading into Week 2 fantasy football, running back Bilal Powell is worth starting at the FLEX position as he goes up against the Oakland Raiders.

The New York Jets are still searching for some kind of identity on offense. Last week in their loss to the Buffalo Bills, they didn’t commit to the ground game. A football team isn’t going to win many games where journeyman quarterback Josh McCown throws for 39 times in a matchup. The Jets dropped the ball last week as well since they didn’t incorporate running back Bilal Powell like he should have been but that should change this week, much to the rejoice of fantasy football owners.

If you’re looking for a decent FLEX option to start this week, Powell should see much more reps coming his way since he’s a dynamic playmaker that can double up in fantasy points thanks to everything he brings to the table.

Powell can do it all whether being a quality rusher or a versatile receiving threat that can make big plays once the football is in his hands. The Raiders defense is a tough one but if the Jets want to have a shot at doing the unthinkable and actually beating them on the road, it will come down to playmakers like Powell to step up and deliver.

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Depending on how your fantasy football roster is looking like heading into Week 2 it might be worth starting Powell but only at the FLEX position. He’s not there yet as an RB1 or RB2 player but he and wide receiver Jermaine Kearse are the only Jets worth consideration this week.

Expect to see Powell make some quality plays for the Jets as they’ll more than likely tweak their offensive game plan this week to be a bit more aggressive. In order for it to happen, they need to establish the ground game which means Powell should be an x-factor on offense.

Overall, start Powell in the FLEX spot if your other starters are either projected to not do well this week or are entering unfavorable matchups. Powell should be able to earn a decent amount of points and possibly score at least a touchdown against the Raiders.

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