Jets envision RB Chris Ivory as 'a poor man's Marshawn Lynch'
What are you looking for?
Latest NFL News and Rumors...

Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson was a seventh-round pick in last year's draft. He played in nine games and caught two ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
We've been tracking 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore's long road back from his latest devestating knee injury. Most rec... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post wrote Friday that Dolphins wide receivers Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson are exp... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
ESPN's Dan Graziano wrote in his Saturday mailbag column that the Giants "are hearing good things" about running... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
The Raiders have already said publicly that quarterback Terrelle Pryor ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Chris Johnson admitted before last season he "didn't like" that the Titans signed Shonn Greene and said, ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Robert Griffin III may have been "All In for Week 1" last year, but it's clear that he wasn't his usual self. Hi... [read more] [All News & Rumors]

Jets envision RB Chris Ivory as 'a poor man's Marshawn Lynch'

And it's not just the dreads. ESPN New York's Rich Cimini wrote Tuesday that the Jets see running back Chris Ivory @ivory_29 as "a poor man's Marshawn Lynch, a big, bruising runner with the ability to wear down a defense."
Ivory is slated to be the Jets' lead back this year.

Fantasy Analysis:

It's a suitable comparison. Lynch and Ivory have similar builds and both are very determined runners. Ivory had a 5.1 yards-per-carry average over three seasons with the Saints. He deserves to have a larger role, and he will definitely get that with the Jets.
However (because there is always a "however" with any Jets player these days), Ivory has seen injuries shorten his opportunities in the past, and he needs to prove he is not fragile if he wants to be what the Jets need him to be. Also, he is not a great fit for the team's West Coast offense, which traditionally calls for RBs to catch passes. Ivory has three receptions in his career, so he won't be on the field on third downs, and he could be relegated to the sidelines during games in which the Jets trail early and often. Cimini writes that the Jets' offense will be "predictable" when Ivory is in the game.
Ivory is going to get every chance to be the No. 1 player in this backfield, and if he gets 270-300 carries and plays on the same level in New York as he did in New Orleans, he could have a big season. But for everything we don't know about Ivory right now, he's best drafted as a flex option.

ESPN New York

0 Comments | Add Yours

There are no comments on this article yet.

You must login in order to comment:

If you do not have an account yet, register here -- it's free

Warning: You don't have cookies enabled in your internet broswer. Without cookies, you will not be able to login. Some web browsers allow cookies to be managed on a per-site basis.

News Archive
NFL News Feed: XML Feed
Subscribe to FFToolbox NFL News and Rumors by Email
Brian Murphy -
Follow on Twitter
Los Angeles, CA
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2002
Follow me on Twitter: @Spokes_Murphy.

I have played fantasy sports since 2001, specializing in fantasy football and baseball. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I am a journalism/mass communication grad student at Cal State University, Northridge. I am aiming to be a sports reporter for a website, newspaper, magazine, anything. I am a graduate from the University of Central Florida. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.
Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties