Fantasy Football: Is Bilal Powell really worth starting in Week 15?

BY Fansided and Luis Tirado Jr./FanSided via The Jet Press • December 16, 2016

Heading into Week 15 Fantasy Football, should owners really trust running back Bilal Powell in one of the most important weeks of the year?

This is it. All year long, countless hours have been spent by fantasy football owners researching as much as possible and watching football games for this exact moment. It’s postseason time for a select few owners across the globe where every single position in your final roster counts.

Aside from your clutch starting players, there are some other players worth acquiring in the grand scheme of things due to their potential. In Week 15 action, running back Bilal Powell and his New York Jets welcome the Miami Dolphins to MetLife Stadium for an AFC East showdown.

There are plenty of reasons why Powell should start this week in your fantasy football lineup due to the solid matchup he’s entering. It’s no secret that the Dolphins defense might have their hands full with everything Powell brings to the table.

Last week in many leagues, Powell totaled 30+ points which hit the fantasy world by storm. He wasn’t even owned in the majority of leagues as his performance against the San Francisco 49ers makes him a must-start this week against the Dolphins.

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    Powell scored two touchdowns and rushed for close to 150 yards as he was the ultimate sleeper pick. This week, however, fantasy owners should believe the hype as he really is worth starting since he will continue to ride this momentum.

    Easily an RB2 or FLEX option, he’s the perfect candidate to rise to the occasion in your first week of the playoffs. Since it’ll be a very cold night in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Saturday, it’ll be Powell’s time to shine once again since starting running back Matt Forte will more than likely not be playing due to injury.

    Overall, don’t worry when it comes to finalizing your lineup this week with Powell starting. He’ll be worth it and chances are, he’s probably still available via the waiver wire at this point in time. Snatch him before it’s too late and enjoy the plethora of points coming your way this week.

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