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Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 6: RB Bilal Powell

By Luis Tirado Jr.
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 08: Josh McCown #15 of the New York Jets hands off the ball to Bilal Powell #29 of the New York Jets in the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 8, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 08: Josh McCown #15 of the New York Jets hands off the ball to Bilal Powell #29 of the New York Jets in the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 8, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Heading into Week 6 fantasy football, running back Bilal Powell has been dealing with a calf injury and missed some practice sessions with the New York Jets. He’s not worth starting against the New England Patriots.

It was just a few weeks ago that running back Bilal Powell of the New York Jets was lighting up the fantasy football scene. Unfortunately, big games like the one he had against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 4 don’t always consistently happen. Last week against the Cleveland Browns, Powell suffered a calf injury and missed the majority of the game. Should fantasy football owners consider starting him this week against the New England Patriots?

When it comes to fantasy football, one always has to go with their gut. The truth of the matter is, it’s hard to give a running back a starting spot on your final lineup if they’re coming off of an injury that will impede their ability to play their respective role well. A calf injury on a running back is not good news at all in the grand scheme of things.

Considering that the defense of the Patriots has a huge weakness when it comes to defending against the pass, easily means the gameplan of the Jets will more than likely revolve around airing it. Yes, the Jets will run the football against the Patriots to set the tempo of the game but it’s hard to believe in Powell to have another big game playing injured.

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At this point in time, as per the Media Relations Department of the Jets, Powell is officially listed as “questionable” for Week 6 due to that calf injury.

Fantasy football owners would be wise to sit Powell this week and if anything, might want to consider looking elsewhere if in need of a running back.

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It’s best to hit the waiver wire and find a viable replacement entering a favorable matchup. Don’t expect much of anything out of Powell this week since he’ll more than likely need another week or two to heal up before getting back to his usual ways.

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