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Chris Ivory | Running Back

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/22/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 222
College: Tiffin
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The former Jets coaching staff limited Chris Ivory's carries because they were worried about injury.
The annually effective Ivory was frustratingly forced to share carries last season with liability Chris Johnson, leading to just 12.3 carries per game. Ivory still finished as fantasy's No. 19 RB. Now the tackle-breaking machine is competing with Stevan Ridley (ACL) and Zac Stacy for the running-down work under a new staff led by Todd Bowles and OC Chan Gailey. If Ivory gets rolling, the new staff should take the shackles off and ride him a bit. He's very interesting at a 10th-round price tag. Jul 16 - 7:56 AM

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Coach Todd Bowles said Chris Ivory currently sits atop the running back depth chart.

Bilal Powell is the No. 2, and Daryl Richardson is No. 3. Meanwhile, newcomers Stevan Ridley and Zac Stacy are still recovering from injury (Ridley) and learning the offense (Stacy). This is possibly the muddiest running back situation in the league. It has the makings of a true committee. Ivory, Ridley, and Stacy should compete for early-down work, while the Jets seem hellbent on involving Powell.
Jun 11 - 1:13 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini expects New York to use a backfield-by-committee approach.

Cimini expects Chris Ivory to open training camp as the No. 1, but Stevan Ridley, Zac Stacy and Bilal Powell will all be given looks as well. The Jets appear to envision Powell as the third-down back, but the other three are almost carbon copies of one another. This backfield is as muddled as any heading into offseason workouts. It is shaping up as a situation to avoid in fantasy.
May 16 - 12:01 PM believes Chris Ivory and Stevan Ridley could share the backfield duties for the Jets this season.

"Regarding the running game, expect Chris Ivory and Stevan Ridley to share the bulk of the load," beat writer Dom Cosentino said. "One of those two might get 20 to 30 carries more than the other guy, but it won't be a huge gap, provided both backs stay healthy." It is an interesting take on the situation, but one that seems very unlikely. Neither Ivory nor Ridley has the pass-game chops OC Chan Gailey has required from his backs in the past, and the Jets look poised to add a running back in the draft. There will be a role for a back like Ridley or Ivory in the offense, but the Jets only need one of them on the roster to fill it.
Apr 25 - 11:05 AM

ESPN New York wonders if the Jets new coaching staff has questions about Chris Ivory.

Ivory, a two-down pounder with no pass-game skills, is a very questionable fit for OC Chan Gailey's offense. We could say the same thing about newly signed Stevan Ridley, but the new staff just went after and signed him. Ivory, meanwhile, is a holdover from the Rex Ryan ground-n-pound scheme. Perhaps these two big backs will battle for one roster spot come training camp.
Apr 9 - 8:23 AM

Chris Ivory rushed 13 times for 29 yards and caught an eight-yard touchdown pass in the Jets' Week 17 win over the Dolphins.

The Dolphins' defense didn't even cover Ivory on his eight-yard touchdown catch in the first half. Pass catching really isn't a part of Ivory's game, but he again proved to be an above-average ball carrier for the Jets in 2014, turning 198 rushing attempts into 821 yards (4.15 YPC) and scoring seven all-purpose TDs. Turning 27 in March, Ivory will return to the Jets in 2015 at his cheap base salary of $2 million. Ivory's receiving limitations and past proneness to injury, however, will likely always render him a committee back.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:21:00 PM

Chris Ivory (hamstring) returned to a full practice on Friday.

Ivory will be in uniform when the Jets visit Miami in Week 17.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 01:45:00 PM

Chris Ivory was added to the Jets' injury report Thursday, getting in a limited session with a hamstring issue.

Ivory must have tweaked something in Wednesday's session, as the Jets didn't practice on Thursday. Their injury report was just an approximation. Ivory has a long history of hamstring issues, but the "limited" tag — as opposed to "DNP" — suggests he'll be ready for Sunday's finale against the Dolphins. Ivory's status will be updated on Friday.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 06:12:00 PM

Chris Ivory rushed 11 times for 53 yards in the Jets' Week 16 loss to the Patriots.

He wasn't targeted in the passing game. Ivory found himself in an even timeshare with Chris Johnson, who also touched the ball 11 times. Ivory enters Week 17 needing 95 yards from scrimmage to reach 1,000 on the season. It would be the first 1K campaign of the fifth-year pro's career.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:44:00 PM

Chris Ivory rushed 12 times for 25 yards and a touchdown Week 15 against the Titans.

Ivory struggled against what had been a terrible rush defense, only managing 2.1 yards a carry. Ivory saved his fantasy day with a game-winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter, but overall it was a disappointing performance. Ivory will look to get back on track against the Patriots Week 16.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 07:20:00 PM

Chris Ivory rushed 16 times for 73 yards in Sunday's Week 14 loss to the Vikings.

The Jets gave Ivory and Chris Johnson both 16 carries. Ivory got red-zone work, but lost a fumble inside the five-yard line in the second quarter. He added just one catch for four yards on two targets. Ivory will be on the RB2 radar for Week 15.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 04:50:00 PM

ESPN New York's Rich Cimini believes the Jets' Week 14 matchup with the Vikings has "Chris Ivory written all over it."

We feel the same. The Vikings struggle to tackle. Chris Ivory is in the top part of the league in terms of breaking tackles. Minnesota allows plenty of yards after contact, and that's where Ivory wins. The Jets are going to lean on the run game again this week, and we'd expect 15-plus carries from Ivory. He's also the favorite for goal-line work. Ivory is on the RB2 radar for Week 14.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 08:30:00 AM

Chris Ivory rushed 16 times for 62 yards in the Jets' Week 13 loss to the Dolphins.

Ivory and Chris Johnson split carries, with Johnson seeing 17 totes. The 62 yards were a five-game high for Ivory, and he hasn't found the end zone since Week 8. Every offensive player on the Jets needs to be avoided for the remainder of the season. Ivory is barely on the RB3 radar for Week 14 in Minnesota.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 11:57:00 PM

Chris Ivory (shoulder) is listed as probable for Week 13.

Ivory practiced in full this week. He's a low-end RB3 for Monday night. The Jets also listed Chris Johnson (knee) as probable.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 03:22:00 PM

Chris Ivory was held to seven carries for 31 yards in Monday night's Week 12 loss to Buffalo.

He added three catches for seven yards. Ivory was effective on limited touches, but the Jets were forced to abandon the run and couldn't get anything going against the Bills. The Jets have got Chris Johnson more involved over the last three games, and removed Ivory on all third downs. Ivory will be a touchdown-dependent RB3 in Week 13 against Miami.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 10:46:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Geno Smith
2Ryan Fitzpatrick
3Bryce Petty
4Jake Heaps
RB1Chris Ivory
2Bilal Powell
3Stevan Ridley
4Zac Stacy
5Daryl Richardson
GLB1Chris Ivory
2Stevan Ridley
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Stevan Ridley
FB1Tommy Bohanon
2J.C. Copeland
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Jeremy Kerley
3Chris Owusu
4Shaq Evans
5Quincy Enunwa
WR21Eric Decker
2Devin Smith
3DeVier Posey
4T.J. Graham
5Saalim Hakim
WR31Devin Smith
TE1Jace Amaro
2Jeff Cumberland
3Kellen Davis
4Steve Maneri
5Wes Saxton
K1Nick Folk