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Chris Ivory | Running Back

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/22/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 222
College: Tiffin
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Chris Ivory rushed six times for 50 yards in Friday's preseason game, adding a 23-yard reception.
Ivory came off the bench behind Chris Johnson, but got plenty of run with the first-team offense, getting five touches to Johnson's eight while Geno Smith was in the game. Ivory was quick and angry through the hole, and was a load in the open field. He's rushed 13 times for 67 yards (5.12 YPC) through three preseason games. CJ2K will chair the Jets' committee, but Ivory should get plenty of goal-line looks. He's an RB3/FLEX. Aug 22 - 10:39 PM

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Chris Ivory (ribs) is expected to play in the Jets' second preseason game vs. the Bengals this week.

Ivory got banged up in Thursday night's preseason opener. He's dealing with a rib cartilage injury but is considered day-to-day.
Aug 12 - 1:54 PM

Chris Ivory is dealing with a rib cartilage injury, and it's uncertain if he'll play this week against the Bengals.

Ivory said he felt "some movement" in his ribs prior to exiting the preseason opener against the Colts. The Jets are simply being cautious with Ivory, who continues to add to his laundry list of minor injuries since entering the league.
Aug 10 - 12:50 PM

Coach Rex Ryan stated following Thursday night's preseason opener that Chris Ivory "will be fine" after leaving the game with a rib injury.

Players with rib injuries immediately get X-rays. Rex's comments suggest the X-rays showed no fracture in Ivory's ribs, and he's probably nursing a bruise. It's great news for the Jets, who will need Ivory's smash-mouth running style as a complement to Chris Johnson. Ivory's early departure from Thursday's game led to a goal-line chance for Johnson, which he executed from a yard out. For some reason, that excited people on Twitter. Johnson finished with one yard on three carries. At his 12th-round ADP, Ivory is a better fantasy value pick than Johnson, who is inexplicably being drafted in the fifth round.
Aug 7 - 10:14 PM

Chris Ivory exited Thursday night's preseason opener with a rib injury.

Ivory started the game over Chris Johnson, rushing seven times for 17 yards. We don't know the extent of the injury yet, but the Jets announced Ivory would not return. His absence allowed Chris Johnson to handle a goal-line carry, and Johnson executed from a yard out. We'll update when we know more.
Aug 7 - 8:20 PM

Jets RBs coach Anthony Lynn confirmed Chris Ivory is the favorite to be the Jets' goal-line back this season.

"If we were playing tomorrow, Chris Ivory would be on the goal line, obviously," Lynn said. "Sometimes in those situations you have an extra defender that you can’t block, and you need a back that can take him on." Ivory weighs over 220 pounds and will serve as the short-yardage vulture while Chris Johnson operates as the Jets' lead back between the twenties. Ivory may still struggle for weekly start-ability in fantasy leagues barring a CJ?K injury.
Jul 29 - 9:31 AM

Chris Ivory (hamstring) returned to Jets practice Friday.

We found Ivory's hamstring tweak noteworthy on Thursday because he dealt with hamstring troubles for much of 2013 training camp, but we don't typically post in-practice injuries in July and August unless they are pretty clearly serious. Ivory is fine. He's an interesting late RB3/flex pick this year.
Jul 25 - 1:21 PM

Chris Ivory sat out team drills Thursday with a "little bit" of a hamstring injury.

We don't normally post minor training camp injuries, but it's notable whenever Ivory's troublesome hamstring flares up. It's just a reminder that even if Ivory runs circles around Chris Johnson in camp, he can't be trusted as anything more than an RB3/4 for fantasy purposes.
Jul 24 - 1:28 PM

According to the New York Daily News, the Jets anticipate using Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory in a "1-2 punch."

Beat writer Manish Mehta believes Johnson "won't come close" to his career average of 290 carries per year, and could lose "35-40" percent off his 2013 total of 279. That would put Johnson at 167-181 rushing attempts. Should Johnson improve on his 2013 YPC average of 3.86 to, say, 4.20, that would give him 702-763 rushing yards. Ivory is the superior between-the-tackles runner, but Johnson's contract -- the biggest on the 2014 running back market and worth twice as much on a per-year basis as Ivory's three-year, $6 million deal -- suggests CJ?K will indeed be Gang Green's lead back. Ivory projects as a two-down change-of-pace bruiser off the bench.
Apr 17 - 2:15 AM

Chris Ivory rushed five times for 19 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Dolphins.

Ivory started, but was sidelined the entire second half with a cracked rib and hip pointer. He got off to a slow start this year, but finished with at least 66 rushing yards in three of his last four games. Ivory will return as the favorite for early down carries in 2014, but could face competition. His first season with the Jets ends with a team-high 833 rushing yards on 182 carries and three touchdowns.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 05:03:00 PM

Chris Ivory (quad, ankle) is practicing in full for Week 17.

Closing out the year on a tear, Ivory should be in for a nice afternoon against Miami's leaky run defense.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 07:16:00 PM

Chris Ivory rushed for 109 yards on 20 carries in Week 16 against the Browns.

Ivory ran right through Cleveland's No. 8 run defense. It was his third 100-yard rushing game of the season. Over his past six games, Ivory has rushed for 584 yards and three touchdowns on 103 carries (5.7 YPC). Ivory is a rolling ball of butcher knives and is one of the toughest backs to bring down. Considering the mess at quarterback for the Jets, it's been a solid first season in New York for Ivory. He'll wrap it up next week in Miami.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 04:52:00 PM

Chris Ivory had 11 carries for 66 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Panthers.

Ivory led the Jets in carries for the third straight week, but lost snaps to Bilal Powell with the Jets playing from behind. He was mostly held in check outside of a 35-yard run in the second quarter and didn't factor in the passing game. Despite losing consecutive goal-line carries to Sheldon Richardson this week, Ivory remains the favorite for red-zone work going forward. He'll be an RB3/FLEX option for Week 16 against the Browns.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 07:53:00 PM

Chris Ivory had 18 carries for 76 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 14 win over the Raiders.

Ivory got the majority of carries over Bilal Powell again this week and was the clear-cut preferred option on early downs. He broke multiple tackles and showed good yards after contact on his 15-yard touchdown, but was otherwise limited to short runs inside. Ivory will be just a low-end RB2/FLEX option in Week 15 against the Panthers. He's averaging 57.3 rushing yards and has one touchdown over his last three games.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 04:27:00 PM

Chris Ivory (ankle) is practicing in full this week.

Ivory carried the rock 12 times for 61 yards last week against the Dolphins on his gimpy ankle. He'll be the lead back Sunday against the Raiders but is just a flex option. Opposing defenses can load the box to stop the run with Geno Smith playing so terribly. Bilal Powell will mix in on passing downs.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 05:57:00 PM