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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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ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini believes Chris Ivory is "primed for a career year."
Cimini says 27-year-old Ivory has had his best camp in three years with the Jets and has clearly worked on his pass-game chops. Ivory is the crystal-clear lead dog in the Jets' backfield and could see "about 20 touches per week" with 3-4 looks in the passing game. Not only is Ivory the favorite for early-down duties between the 20s, he also has a stranglehold on goal-line work. Deservedly, Ivory's ADP has soared three full rounds into the fifth since the start of August. Aug 28 - 9:38 AM
Source: ESPN.com

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Chris Ivory says he's been doing a "lot more" in the passing game this summer.

"We did the same stuff with the last coordinator, but the ball wasn't getting to me as much," Ivory said. "Now it's getting to me more. Now, I guess, people can see I can catch the ball." Coach Todd Bowles has been impressed with Ivory's camp. "I knew he was a good player, (but) I didn't know he was as fast as he was," Bowles said. "He's got very good feet. Chris has got very good quickness." Ivory is never going to be Darren Sproles, but even a tiny uptick in receptions could put him squarely on the RB2 radar.
Aug 25 - 6:13 PM

Chris Ivory rushed five times for 36 yards and a touchdown and gained 20 yards on three receptions against the Falcons Friday night.

Ivory was having a poor night on the ground before busting a 33-yard touchdown on his final carry of the game. The real story is Ivory's involvement in the passing game. After catching just 18 passes total last season, Ivory had three receptions in basically a quarter and a half on Friday night. The receptions were all dump offs, and Bilal Powell still came in on most of the obvious passing situations. Still, this game is decent evidence the Jets' talk of getting Ivory more involved in the passing game this season might be legitimate.
Aug 21 - 9:27 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini "can see" Chris Ivory exceeding his 198 carries from last season, "but not by much."

Though he was much more effective than Chris Johnson last season, the Jets maddeningly kept the reins on Ivory all year. Though the new coaching staff could choose to do the same, the reality is the Jets have no one else to give the ball. Stevan Ridley is still recovering from knee surgery, Zac Stacy is as underwhelming as they come and Bilal Powell is better suited in a third-down role. If he can stay healthy, Ivory has a good shot at 225 carries.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 15 - 9:12 AM

ESPN New York believes Chris Ivory could be used in an every-down capacity this season.

Ivory has gotten the "bulk" of first-team reps in camp, and impressed coach Todd Bowles in the process. "He’s as advertised," Bowles said. "We knew he was tough and he could pound it up in there. But he cuts well, he’s got good vision (too)." Unsurprisingly, however, Bowles said Ivory must improve as a receiver. "He has decent hands. He just needs to concentrate a little more." Ivory has always been utilized as a strict two-down back, but doesn't have hands of stone like Andre Williams or Alfred Morris. A three-down role would greatly enhance Ivory's fantasy appeal, and make him a bargain at his current ADP of RB33. Ivory's main competition, Stevan Ridley, remains stashed away on the PUP list as he wraps up his rehab from a torn ACL.
Aug 6 - 6:58 PM

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

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.
Source: ESPN.com
May 16 - 12:01 PM

NJ.com 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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Geno Smith
3Matt Flynn
4Bryce Petty
5Josh Johnson
RB1Chris Ivory
2Bilal Powell
3Zac Stacy
4Stevan Ridley
5Daryl Richardson
GLB1Chris Ivory
2Zac Stacy
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Chris Ivory
FB1Tommy Bohanon
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Quincy Enunwa
3Chris Owusu
4Shaq Evans
5T.J. Graham
WR21Eric Decker
2Jeremy Kerley
3Devin Smith
4DeVier Posey
5Saalim Hakim
WR31Quincy Enunwa
TE1Jace Amaro
2Jeff Cumberland
3Kellen Davis
4Wes Saxton
K1Nick Folk