Chris Ivory, RB, Jets
|RB - #48||184.05||NYJ||Active||5 years||26||6'0||222||@ivory_29|
2014 Outlook: Bye Week Fill-inLast updated on Jul-14-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith
Chris Ivory has always put up solid numbers, but has had a hard time staying on the field. Ivory was relatively healthy in 2013, though. Ivory's touches will be limited thanks to the arrival of Chris Johnson. While Ivory averages almost five yards a carry for his career, he has never carried the ball more than 182 times in a season. Ivory is a non-factor in the passing game, which really hurts his PPR value. How the Jets divide up carries is yet to be seen, but expect Johnson to be the top guy in New York. Ivory will also have to contend with Bilal Powell and Daryl Richardson. Ivory will likely lead the Jets in yards per carry; however, Johnson will lead this backfield in fantasy points. Ivory should be drafted as a bench player and maybe even left on the waiver wire in PPR.
Jets running back Chris Johnson has received medical clearance following offseason knee surgery, and according to head coach Rex Ryan, he looked every part of 100 percent on Wednesday. Ryan said Johnson was "flying" through his mandatory conditioning run earlier in the day. The Jets will hold their first full-team practice Thursday.
Johnson had his knee scoped in January to fix a torn meniscus he tore in Week 3 of last season. However, he still played every game and gained more than 1,400 yards from scrimmage. Johnson was sidelined for all of OTAs and minicamp. With the Jets, he'll enter into a timeshare with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell, a condition that Johnson doesn't think will be necessary.
A healthy CJ?K will run for more than 3.9 yards per carry as he did in 2013, but the workload definitely won't be the same. Ivory is slated to be the early down pounder and goal-line back, perhaps splitting carries equally with Johnson. Powell will be sprinkled in as the third tailback. I think there's a chance we could see Johnson set a career-high in receptions -- he caught 57 balls in 2011 -- but his carry count is probably going to drop below 200. A rich man's Pierre Thomas? That may be Johnson this season. Not exactly the Chris Johnson we knew from 2009.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/23 - Jets RB Chris Johnson cleared for training camp, flew threw conditioning run
7/14 - Jets backfield to run by committee
7/3 - Jets RB Chris Johnson doesn't think he will be sharing carries
6/25 - Jets RBs coach on Chris Johnson: 'We're going to have to be strategic in how we use him'
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2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|6.02||FFToolbox - Rob Warner - Injury concerns are a major red flag (played in just 24 games over first 3 seasons) but the Jets boast a solid O-line and will be one of the more run focused offenses whether they have Sanchize or rookie Geno Smith under center. The 25 year old has been mired in a crowded Saints backfield but posted an impressive 5.1 YPC (256 carries for 1,307 yards and eight touchdowns). Ivory is a solid RB2 with RB1 upside if he's able to stay healthy.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
|6.05||Draft TV - Chris Ivory is my ideal RB3. Instant starter, big time upside, and in line for a lot of carries. I will protect him in case of injury, but what other 6th round RB could get 275+ carries?|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
|5.08||DraftSharks - This one felt like a reach, but Ivory could definitely provide this type of value if he stays healthy. The Jets' line remains good, and the team should showcase that again after getting rid of the plodding Shonn Greene. Ivory is the "runs angry" type.|
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