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Chris Ivory | Running Back | #33

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/22/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 222
College: Tiffin
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Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times Union expects the Jaguars' backfield to be a 50/50 split this season.
Colleague Ryan O'Halloran predicted last month that it would be a 55/45 split in Chris Ivory's favor. Through two preseason games, Ivory and T.J. Yeldon have shared first-team snaps equally. Ivory is still the better bet for goal-line work while Yeldon is the more polished receiver. The Jaguars could apply a "hot hand" approach at running back this year, making Ivory and Yeldon difficult players to forecast on a weekly basis. Aug 21 - 9:37 AM

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Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times Union suggests carries could be split about 55/45 in the Jaguars' backfield this season.

55 percent would go to Chris Ivory with T.J. Yeldon responsible for the other 45 percent. O'Halloran suggested the Jags could even use a "hot-hand" approach with one back getting more carries in the second half based on their performance in the first two quarters. The Jags' backfield is going to be a tough puzzle for fantasy owners to solve. Ivory is the projected starter and goal-line back, making him the lesser of two evils. Neither is worthy of more than a middle-round stab in 12-team fantasy drafts.
Jul 17 - 9:27 AM

The Florida Times Union expects the Jaguars to start Chris Ivory over T.J. Yeldon.

They're certainly paying Ivory like a starter, signing him to a five-year deal worth $32.5 million. Based on OTA reps, beat writer Ryan O'Halloran believes Yeldon is "ear-marked for a regular third-down/fill-in early down role" with "Ivory as the initial starter." The Jags refused to give Yeldon the ball in scoring position last season and may envision him as more of a finesse back. Power runner Ivory is the heavy favorite for goal-line work.
Jun 17 - 8:17 PM

Jaguars agreed to terms with RB Chris Ivory, formerly of the Jets, on a five-year contract worth $32.5 million.

This one came out of left field. T.J. Yeldon was the 36th pick in last year's draft, but the Jaguars obviously don't view him as a 20-plus touch-per-game back. Yeldon rarely got opportunities in the red zone as a rookie, with the Jaguars instead opting to go pass-heavy inside the 20-yard line or give looks to fringe RBs Toby Gerhart, Shoelace Robinson, and Jonas Gray. Ivory projects to now handle scoring-position work in a timeshare with Yeldon, who averaged 4.1 YPC in 2015. Yeldon also battled a couple of nagging injuries, including a sprained MCL. Ivory hasn't had health on his side in his career, either, but is a downhill power runner for OC Greg Olson. We suspect he'll log 11-16 touches per game in Jacksonville.
Mar 8 - 9:59 PM

NFL Network's Kimberley Martin reports free agent Chris Ivory is seeking $6.5 million annually and "at minimum" a three-year deal.

Ivory is going to be disappointed with his market, then. He's probably worth no more than $4 million per year as a two-down grinder back with a checkered injury history. Martin confirms "several teams" are eyeing Ivory as a potential signee, but his asking price is getting in the way of negotiations.
Mar 8 - 4:03 PM

The Houston Chronicle reports the Texans "are expected to investigate the feasibility of a potential fit" with free agent Chris Ivory.

The Texans are in the market for a starter after cutting Arian Foster. Ivory received interest from at least seven teams Monday including the Raiders and Bucs. Ivory topped 200 carries and 1,000 yards for the first time in his career last season.
Mar 8 - 8:06 AM

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports the Raiders are "one of a bunch" of teams with interest in free agent Chris Ivory.

According to Caplan, the Raiders are "looking for a power back to pair with Latavius Murray." Roy Helu flopped as a free-agent signing last offseason as the complement to Murray, who looked like he was wearing down during the second half of the year as Oakland's workhorse. Ivory is expected to have a strong market and should be able to net $3-4 million per year on a new deal.
Mar 7 - 6:52 PM

The Bucs have expressed interest in free agent Chris Ivory.

Beat reporter Rick Stroud calls it a "preemptive strike," with Ivory likely serving as a fallback option should the Bucs lose Doug Martin in free agency. Ivory is a similar two-down back who would fit well in tandem with Charles Sims.
Mar 7 - 6:17 PM

The New York Daily News says free agent Chris Ivory "appears to be a goner" from the Jets.

Ivory was a shaky fit in first-year OC Chan Gailey's spread offense last season, and beat reporter Manish Mehta expects "at least one other team will pony up more money" for the 28-year-old back. Ivory posted a 247-1,070-7 rushing line in 2015, averaging 4.33 yards per carry. The cap-strapped Jets figure to look to the draft to replace Ivory. Bilal Powell is also a free agent.
Mar 6 - 9:50 PM

According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, the Patriots are "investigating" free agent RBs Joique Bell, Matt Forte, Chris Ivory and Alfred Morris.

The Patriots' complete lack of a rushing attack crippled them in the playoffs, and now it will be a priority to upgrade in free agency. Two-down banger Ivory might provide the best on-paper fit alongside space back Dion Lewis. Re-signing LeGarrette Blount is a fallback option for the Pats.
Feb 28 - 9:41 AM

Free agent Chris Ivory is expected to test the open market.

Ivory and the Jets have been in contact this offseason, but it's likely he goes to the highest bidder, as this could easily be the soon-to-be 28-year-old's final contract. The Jets have a lot of work to do with all three of Ivory, Bilal Powell, and Stevan Ridley being free agents. Ivory will likely look for $3-4 million per year.
Feb 19 - 11:52 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini said "the indicators suggest" impending free agent Chris Ivory will not re-sign with New York.

Cimini said Ivory is no better than fourth on the free-agent priority list for the Jets, who also need to re-sign QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, DE Muhammad Wilkerson and NT Damon Harrison. Ivory admitted there may not be enough cap space to re-sign him last week, and that will be especially true if the Jets have to place the franchise tag on Wilkerson. Even in a strong free agent class, Ivory should get plenty of interest on the open market.
Source: ESPN
Feb 1 - 1:07 PM

Impending free agent RB Chris Ivory said the Jets may not have the cap space to re-sign him.

"They want to bring me back, but, like I said, I think it's about the cap space," Ivory said. "That's going to be the biggest factor as to whether I'm back or not." Ivory has said he wants to return, but ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini expects he will be priced out of the Jets' range. Despite a puzzling lack of carries in the Week 17 loss which ultimately cost the Jets the playoffs, Ivory set career highs in carries (247), yards (1070) and touchdowns (7). He should get plenty of interest even in a strong free agent class.
Source: ESPN
Jan 30 - 9:29 AM

Chris Ivory rushed six times for 81 yards in the Jets' Week 17 loss to the Bills.

Ivory was surprisingly used as a passing-down-back only against Buffalo after going through a limited practice week due to a knee injury. Stevan Ridley (9-29) was wholly ineffective in the lead back role. Ivory did salvage some fantasy points with a 58-yard run in the third quarter, but ultimately saw very limited usage in a game where Gang Green wound up abandoning the run in the second half. Ivory is an upcoming free agent after posting a 247-1,070-7 rushing line in 2015. Ivory turns 28 this March.
Jan 3 - 4:17 PM

Chris Ivory (knee) is listed as probable for Week 17.

Ivory was limited in Thursday and Friday's practices, but he should be near 100 percent for Sunday's game in Buffalo. Ivory's fantasy outlook gets a bump with Bilal Powell (ankle) not expected to play against the Bills.
Jan 1 - 4:37 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Blake Bortles
2Chad Henne
3Brandon Allen
RB1T.J. Yeldon
2Chris Ivory
3Denard Robinson
4Corey Grant
5Joe Banyard
GLB1Chris Ivory
2T.J. Yeldon
3RB1T.J. Yeldon
2Chris Ivory
WR11Allen Robinson
2Marqise Lee
3Arrelious Benn
4Tony Washington
5Shaq Evans
WR21Allen Hurns
2Rashad Greene
3Bryan Walters
4Shane Wynn
WR31Marqise Lee
TE1Julius Thomas
2Marcedes Lewis
3Nic Jacobs
4Ben Koyack
5Braedon Bowman
LT1Kelvin Beachum
2Rashod Hill
3Pearce Slater
LG1Luke Joeckel
2Mackenzy Bernadeau
3Tyler Shatley
C1Brandon Linder
2Jacques McClendon
RG1A.J. Cann
2Patrick Omameh
3Kadeem Edwards
4Chris Reed
RT1Jermey Parnell
2Jeff Linkenbach
3Josh Wells
K1Jason Myers