Chris Ivory, RB, Jets
|RB - #25||75.84||NYJ||Active||5 years||27||6'0||222||@ivory_29|
2015 Outlook: Gamble (high risk)Last updated on Aug-20-2015 by Shawn Childs
After rushing for 4.6 yards per carry in 2013 and 5.1 over a three-year span with the New Orleans Saints from 2010-12, Ivory recorded a career-low 4.1 YPC in 2014. The Jets' other running backs averaged 4.8 yards per rush. He finished the year with 198 rushes for 821 yards and six rushing scores. He put together two 100-yard rushing games despite having just one week with more than 20 touches. The added depth in the Jets' passing game should open more holes for him, but he'll be facing some very tough defensive lines in the AFC East. Ivory runs hard and breaks tackles at a high rate, but he won't average more than 15 touches per game and doesn't add much as a receiver. He actually set career highs in the passing game last year with 18 receptions and 123 yards. His style of play is boring in the fantasy market and doesn't hold any real impact upside over the course of a full season. At his best, Chris was just a weak RB2 option. This year, he'll compete for playing time with Stevan Ridley and Zac Stacy. However, he could complement his value by becoming a pass catcher more often now that Chris Johnson is no longer on the roster.
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory
New York Jets running back is the unquestioned starter on the team. His performance and usage during the preseason and training camp pretty much confirms this. One of the big men that clears the way for him, Willie Colon, loves the way Ivory plays. "We plan to be physical. That's the only way we're going to be successful, if we're physical and we set the tone and we kind of lead the way," Colon said. "That's our mindset … That's the way Chris runs, since he's been a Jet. He runs physical, he blocks physical. He's one of those guys who flat out gets after it when he's out there. We try to complement him when we're all together … We plan to run the ball, we plan to set the tempo. If we out-physical teams — we want it to be kind of our thing, our swag. If we're able to do that, we should be successful."
Ivory has looked really good this preseason and he's going to see a ton of work. Especially with Stevan Ridley missing the first six games while recovering from ACL surgery. People are starting to catch on about Ivory but he's still a bargain. He's currently being drafted as the RB28. This is great value for an NFL RB1 that doesn't play for the Titans. Snag him if you can.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors9/1 - Jets RB Chris Ivory 'is the unquestioned starter'
8/25 - Jets RB Chris Ivory doing 'a lot more' in the passing attack
8/9 - Jets RB Stevan Ridley 'feels great and is close to a return'
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2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|11.10||Draft Sharks - I think people are underrating how much play Ivory will get this season. He might be a better runner than Chris Johnson at this point of their careers.|
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