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Chris Ivory | Running Back

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/22/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 223
College: Tiffin
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Bills signed Chris Ivory to a two-year, $5.5 million contract.
The deal includes $3.25 million guaranteed. Ivory did not shine in Jacksonville, but he is just two years removed from a Pro Bowl season in which he rushed for 1,070 yards and seven scores. At worst, he is better than any of the options the Bills had behind LeSean McCoy last season. Mar 6 - 10:40 AM

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent RB Chris Ivory is visiting the Browns on Tuesday.

Released by the Jaguars last week, Ivory visited the Bills on Monday and reportedly has another visit scheduled for Wednesday. The Browns need running back help with Isaiah Crowell expected to leave in free agency, but it is unlikely Ivory would be their only addition to the backfield.
Feb 27 - 12:26 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent RB Chris Ivory visited the Bills on Monday.

Released by the Jaguars last week, Ivory is wasting no time getting his free agency tour going. Rapoport reports the running back "has considerable interest" and "will take a few visits." Turning 30 at the end of March, Ivory is probably not going to find a starting job, but he can be a solid backup and change-of-pace option, something the Bills desperately need behind LeSean McCoy.
Feb 27 - 8:39 AM

Jaguars released RB Chris Ivory.

It was an expected move. Ivory turns 30 next month and fell out of favor in Jacksonville after the team drafted Leonard Fournette. Ivory opened last season as the No. 2, but he was quickly passed up by T.J. Yeldon and Corey Grant. Ivory was inactive week in and week out at the end of the year. He missed multiple games to injury during his time with the Jaguars and averaged a pitiful 3.59 YPC on 229 rushing attempts. The move clears over $3.6 million in cap space.
Feb 23 - 12:28 PM

First Coast News' Mike Kaye believes it's "nothing short of a formality" the Jaguars will release Chris Ivory this offseason.

Ivory led the AFC in rushing in 2015 with the Jets and parlayed it into a big contract with the Jaguars, one he hasn't lived up to in the least bit. Ivory has missed seven games to injury in his two years with Jacksonville and has rushed a combined 229 times for 821 yards (3.59 YPC) and four touchdowns. The Jaguars can clear nearly $6 million in cap space if they designate Ivory as a post-June 1 cut. T.J. Yeldon and Corey Grant are Leonard Fournette's top backfield mates.
Jan 31 - 11:46 AM

Jaguars declared Chris Ivory, OG Chris Reed, DT Eli Ankou, DE Carroll Phillips, OT Josh Walker, OT Will Poehls, and LB Deon King inactive for the AFC Championship Game.

Ivory is a healthy scratch again after sitting out the Divisional Round win last week. T.J. Yeldon went for 77 total yards last week with Ivory on the bench. He is a reasonable DFS dart throw on the short slate.
Jan 21 - 1:42 PM

Jaguars declared RB Chris Ivory, DT Eli Ankou, LB Deon King, WR Jaydon Mickens, OL William Poehls, OL Chris Reed and OL Josh Walker inactive for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Steelers.

Ivory was not listed on the injury report, which means he's a healthy scratch. T.J. Yeldon will back up Leonard Fournette, who rushed for a career-high 181 yards when these teams squared off in Week 5. Blair Brown, who had been questionable with an ankle injury, is active for Jacksonville.
Jan 14 - 11:36 AM

Chris Ivory rushed 17 times for 42 yards in the Jaguars' Week 15 win over the Texans.

Ivory operated as the Jaguars’ primary back when the game was in doubt, but he lost carries to T.J. Yeldon due to ineffectiveness and didn’t play late in the blowout, as Corey Grant mopped up the pieces. With Leonard Fournette (quad, ankle) due back for Week 16 against the 49ers, Ivory will return to backup duties.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 04:22:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Chris Ivory is expected to start Week 15 against the Texans.

He'll get first crack at replacing Leonard Fournette (quad), though T.J. Yeldon will also see work. For what it's worth, Ivory out-touched Yeldon 40-24 in the two games Fournette sat out earlier this year. He'll be in play as a volume-based RB3/flex option for the fantasy semifinals.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 08:02:00 AM

Chris Ivory rushed 20 times for 69 yards in Week 9 against the Bengals.

He added three catches for 34 yards. Ivory didn't have any big plays outside of a 29-yard screen. He split carries with T.J. Yeldon, but got the majority of second-half work with Jacksonville closing out a win. With Leonard Fournette expected to return next week, Ivory won't be more than a handcuff.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 04:20:00 PM

Chris Ivory rushed 17 times for 47 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 against the Colts.

Ivory started with Leonard Fournette sidelined. He scored on a third-down run at the goal-line on the opening drive, but struggled the rest of the game. Ivory missed a block that led to a Blake Bortles fumble, then fumbled on the first drive of second half. With Fournette expected to return after the Week 7 bye, it won't be surprising if Yeldon cuts into Ivory's role.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 04:24:00 PM

Chris Ivory caught 9-of-10 targets for 74 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' Week 6 loss to the Rams.

Stunningly, Ivory tied for the team lead in targets, and more than doubled his season receptions total. Ivory entered Week 6 with 80 career catches. His touchdown was a 22-yarder on a screen. Ivory caught the pass in a whole mess of traffic before somehow getting loose down the right sideline for the score. It was impressive on his part. Ivory is seeing plenty of work behind Leonard Fournette, but it isn't translating to standalone value in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 07:42:00 PM

Chris Ivory rushed eight times for 41 yards in the Jaguars' Week 5 win over the Steelers.

It was the second week in a row with more than 40 yards for Ivory, and he even got a shot at the goal line in the second quarter. Leonard Fournette is going to dominate work, but Ivory is clearly going to get a handful of touches every game. Even so, he is not an option in standard leagues.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 05:20:00 PM

Chris Ivory rushed nine times for 42 yards against the Jets in Week 4.

Ivory also caught 1-of-3 targets for two yards. He continues to spell Leonard Fournette and did get some goal-line snaps in this game. If the Jaguars defense can play well most weeks, Ivory should still be able to flirt with 7-10 touches per game. That said, almost all his value lies as a handcuff, but he likely wouldn't be featured in a best-case scenario anyway.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 04:46:00 PM

Chris Ivory rushed six times for 17 yards and hauled in both his targets for 25 yards in the Jaguars' Week 3 win over the Ravens in London.

T.J. Yeldon was once again a healthy scratch, leaving Ivory as the clear backup behind Leonard Fournette. He made the work count against Baltimore, ripping off a 14-yard gain on a screen pass early in the game and adding a nine-yard run in the second half, but he will at best be a 10-touch player while Fournette is healthy. His only fantasy value is as a handcuff in deeper leagues.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 12:34:00 PM

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QB1A.J. McCarron
2Nathan Peterman
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Chris Ivory
3Travaris Cadet
4Marcus Murphy
5Taiwan Jones
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Chris Ivory
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Travaris Cadet
FB1Patrick DiMarco
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Andre Holmes
3Malachi Dupre
WR21Zay Jones
2Rod Streater
3Brandon Reilly
4Quan Bray
WR31Andre Holmes
TE1Charles Clay
2Nick O'Leary
3Logan Thomas
4Khari Lee
5Jason Croom
LT1Dion Dawkins
2De'Ondre Wesley
LG1Richie Incognito
2Josh James
3Adam Redmond
C1Ryan Groy
2Russell Bodine
RG1Vlad Ducasse
2John Miller
RT1Jordan Mills
2Marshall Newhouse
3Conor McDermott
K1Stephen Hauschka