The New York Jets continue to focus their offense more and more on Bilal Powell, which will continue vs. the Cleveland Browns in Week 5.
Coming into the season, Powell was expected to be in a time share with Matt Forte in the Jets backfield, even though Powell had a strong finish to 2016. However, Forte missed Week 4 due to injury, allowing Powell to get most of the touches against the Dolphins.
Powell then had his best game of the season, rushing for 163 yards and one score on 21 carries, good for 7.8 yards per carry, one of the highest marks any NFL back has recorded this season.
Also, Forte has been ruled out again for Week 5, so Powell should get another heavy workload against the Browns.
Fantasy impact: Powell will face a stingy Browns defense that ranks 14th in fantasy points allowed to running backs. Even so, start Powell this Sunday.