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By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Thu, Jun 11th 7:22pm EDT

New York Jets head coach has identified running back Chris Ivory as 'atop the depth chart' at the position. He sits above Zac Stacy, who is still learning the playbook, and the injured Stevan Ridley, as well as Bilal Powell and Darryl Richardson. (Source: The Jets Blog)

Fantasy Impact: Although being at the top of the depth chart is an encouraging sign for Ivory, it doesn't guarantee that he will see the ball as much as prospective fantasy owners would like. He'll have to contend with four other running backs - two of which have a very good chance to take a significant amount carries away from the former New Orleans Saint. At this point in time, it looks as though Jets running backs should be on the avoid list.


By Steve Painter, Jets Correspondent, Thu, Jun 11th 6:51pm EDT

Bilal Powell is No, 2, while Daryl Richardson sits third. Newcomers Zac Stacy is still learning the offense, while Stevan Ridley is still injured. (Source: Rich Cimini on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a difficult situation for fantasy players as it has all appearances of a RBBC. For now, it's best to avoid if possible.


By Isaac Leicht, Jets Correspondent, Sat, Apr 25th 6:38pm EDT believes Chris Ivory and Stevan Ridley will likely split carries in the Jets backfield should the Jets not draft a stud running back. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Ivory and Ridley are similar backs, both power runners. It'll be a headache for fantasy owners if they split carries this season. Consider them both flex running backs as of now as splitting carries should considerably negate steady production.


By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Sun, Dec 28th 5:26pm EST

New York Jets running back scored an eight-yard touchdown on a pass from Geno Smith as the team defeated the Miami Dolphins on the road 37-24. Aside from the score, Ivory had a relatively quiet day, gaining just 29 yards on the ground. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Chris Ivory finished the season as a low-end RB2/flex player. Whilst he wasn't spectacular, Ivory was a solid play most weeks, helped out by the seven touchdowns he had on the year.


By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Sat, Dec 27th 12:37pm EST

The New York Jets made an addition to their injury report Thursday - running back Chris Ivory, who apparently injured a hamstring Wednesday. The Jets didn't practice on Christmas Day, so the practice status is a projection, and Ivory was listed as limited participation. He didn't appear on Wednesday's injury report. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Chris Ivory has been playing at an RB3 level this year, so he'll still be in some starting lineups this Sunday. Although listed as having a hamstring injury, whether the former New Orleans Saint starts or not will likely be a game time decision, so he'll be one to keep an eye out for as kick-off approached on Sunday afternoon.


By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Sun, Dec 14th 7:32pm EST

Chris Ivory scored a touchdown, but only managed 25 yards from 12 carries as the New York Jets defeated the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on Sunday afternoon. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Ivory has been a bit of a hit-and-miss running back this season, and despite the touchdown this week he left a lot to be desired, highlighted by a poor 2.1 yards per carry average for this week. His value remains at around the RB3 level going forward.


By Brian Tesch, Jets Correspondent, Mon, Dec 8th 10:36pm EST

Chris Ivory rushed 16 times for 73 yards, and chipped in a catch for two yards, he also lost his first fumble of the year.

Fantasy Impact: It was an especially deflating faux pas for managers needing a big day from the Jets back, as he was within a yard of the endzone and falling forward towards a touchdown when the Vikings put a helmet on the ball and jarred it loose. Ivory is split the rushing work 50/50 with Chris Johnson, but was the superior back this week, and is getting the red-zone carries. He's an interesting flex play in a bizarrely intriguing game (for fantasy purposes) against the Titans in Week 15.


By Cole Patterson, Jets Correspondent, Tue, Dec 2nd 1:13pm EST

Chis Ivory rushed 16 times for 62 yards in the Jets Monday night loss to Miami. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Though his backfield partner Chris Johnson ran 17 times, Ivory was still the clear favorite in the backfield. In tough situations and on third down he was the Jets go to. With Geno Smith and the passing game likely hand cuffed by the game plan going forward, Ivory is a high potential FLEX start for your fantasy football playoffs.


By Cole Patterson, Jets Correspondent, Tue, Nov 25th 11:43am EST

Chris Ivory ran 7 times for 31 yards in the Jets loss to the Bills on Monday night. Over half of his total yards (17) came on one play. Not counting this play, Ivory averaged 2.3 yards per carry. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Ivory's 7 carries on the night were matched by Chris Johnson, who had an equally ineffective night. Despite the stat line, Ivory ran hard all night and still looked to be the more effective backfield option. He is the back to own when it comes to the Jets but if the team keeps getting behind early, his usage will be limited (as it was last night).


By Chris Zolli, Jets Correspondent, Thu, Nov 13th 3:45pm EST

Christopher Ivory has been the best player on the Jets' offense this year, boosting the third ranked rush offense. (Source: New York Jets)

Fantasy Impact: Ivory has had three 100 yard all purpose games this year, which matches his 2013 total, and the Jets do have a great fantasy playoff schedule coming up. He has five rushing touchdowns and 531 yards and may be a top-15 or fringe top-10 running back option for the rest of the season. The Jets do play the Bills and Dolphins top-10 rushing defenses, but the team will face bottom half rushing defenses in Minnesota, Tennessee, and New England during the playoff run. The Jets are on a bye this week, so you may be able to bye Ivory low for the playoff push; do so and reap the rewards.


By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Mon, Nov 3rd 6:15am EST

Chris Ivory carried the ball just eight times for 22 yards, as the New York Jets fell to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday afternoon. Chris Johnson had more carries, receptions and yards, and appeared to be the lead back for the team. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Chris Ivory should still be seen as a more solid fantasy play than Chris Johnson, but his Week 9 display is a cause for concern. He still is an RB3 or flex selection, but if this trend continue then Ivory may fall out of starting contention.


By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Sun, Oct 26th 6:43pm EDT

Despite the combined performances of New York Jets quarterbacks Geno Smith and Michael Vick, Chris Ivory managed to have a solid fantasy outing as he had 13 carries for 43 yards and two touchdowns. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Whilst 43 yards is nothing to get excited about, the fact that Ivory reached the end zone twice will have delighted his owners who started him. It's a good sign for Ivory's fantasy production, as the Jets may shape up to run the ball even more next week against the Kansas City Chiefs. Ivory should be considered as an RB2 in Week 9.


By James Glatter, Jets Correspondent, Sun, Oct 19th 7:39pm EDT

Chris Ivory had 21 rushes for 107 yards and a touchdown in a Week 7 loss to the Patriots. Ivory received the majority of the carries and averaged 5.1 yards per carry.

Fantasy Impact: Ivory is clearly the better running back in the Jets offense and should be considered a high end RB2 in standard leagues. The Jets addition of Percy Harvin should only open up the run game more for Ivory and the Jets.


By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Sun, Oct 5th 8:02pm EDT

Chris Ivory rushed for 44 yards on nine carries, as the Jets fell to the Chargers 31-0 in San Diego. It is the first time this season that Ivory has not reached the end zone nor amassed at least 80 yards in a single game. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Chris Ivory didn't have a good game on Sunday afternoon, but he wasn't helped out by poor offensive line play. This was the first game this season in which Ivory will have disappointed his fantasy owners. But they should have no qualms about starting him in Week 6, as he should return to form against the Broncos.


By Jim Cunningham, Jets Correspondent, Mon, Sep 29th 12:07pm EDT

Chris Ivory led all Jets running backs in touches and total yards on Sunday against the Lions. He racked up 100 total yards from scrimmage on 17 carries and two catches.

Fantasy Impact: Once again Ivory took control of the Jets backfield and made fantasy owners happy. Because of the presence of Chris Johnson he still isn't a top running back but he is a borderline RB2 and a must start flex option. Should Chris Johnson go down with an injury Ivory could become a top-15 running back in the run heavy Jets offense. He will continue to get most, if not all, of the goal line carries and even saw some playing time on third downs. Keep him in your lineup as long as he is healthy.


By Jim Cunningham, Jets Correspondent, Tue, Sep 23rd 3:41pm EDT

Jets running back Chris Ivory finished Monday night's loss to Chicago with 10 carries for 44 yards. He also added 4 catches for 52 yards, giving him 96 total yards in the game.

Fantasy Impact: It should be noted that Ivory out-touched fellow running back Chris Johnson with his four grabs. If Ivory can average 15 touches per game going forward, and there is no reason right now to think otherwise, he will remain a perfect flex/bye week play. He will get most of the goal-line carries and is looking more and more like the number one back for the Jets. Do your best to grab him while you can. He is still available in over 30% of most leagues.


By Cole Patterson, Jets Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 4:58pm EDT

Chris Ivory carried the ball 10 times for 102 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' season opener against the Raiders, including a 71-yard run in the fourth quarter. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The Jets' backfield had a solid rushing day for owners. Ivory showed that despite being in a time share, he is a viable fantasy option as he is a tough tackle and wont to break long runs.


By Jim Cunningham, Jets Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 8:22am EDT

Chris Ivory carried the ball six times for 50 yards and added one catch for 23 yards in Fridays game against the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: It looks like Ivory is out to prove to everyone he is more than just a backup RB. He ran with a purpose and nearly took his lone reception all the way. Though he might not be a big part of the passing game, expect Ivory to see plenty of work in the red-zone, especially in goal-line situations. It isn't clear yet just how the Jets will split carries between Chris Johnson and Ivory but he is very draftable in nearly every league, especially as a handcuff to Chris Johnson. Think of him as a Joique Bell type player.


By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Sat, Aug 16th 7:01pm EDT

Chris Ivory, who hurt his ribs last week in the Jets' first preseason game against the Colts, will sit against the Bengals on Saturday night. (Source: New York Daily News)

Fantasy Impact: Missing this game means that Ivory has less of a chance to stake his claim for the starting RB spot in New York. It is likely that Chris Johnson will start over Ivory anyway, but you have to figure that Ivory will now remain behind Johnson on the depth chart.


By Jim Cunningham, Jets Correspondent, Wed, Aug 13th 8:50am EDT

Chris Ivory, who left during the Jets' game against the Colts last Thursday with bruised ribs, is expected to suit up and play Saturday night against the Bengals. (Source: Rich Cimini, ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: This is very good news to hear. Ivory could get more carries than most people think and could be a steal on draft day. He should get the bulk of the goal-line carries and if the newly acquired Chris Johnson struggles, expect the Jets to look Ivory's way. He is a must draft as a handcuff to CJ2K in 2014.


By James Glatter, Jets Correspondent, Thu, Aug 7th 8:29pm EDT

Chris Ivory suffered a rib injury in the second quarter of the first preseason game vs the Colts. He will not return to the game.

Fantasy Impact: Ivory was getting the majority of the carries tonight and hopefully the injury isn't serious. Before the injury Ivory looked solid and was playing like the number one back for the Jets.


By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Tue, Jul 29th 5:49pm EDT

Jets running back Chris Ivory is the early favourite to be the team's goal line specialist, and take over the reigns at running back in short-yardage situations. "If we were playing tomorrow, Chris Ivory would be the would be on the goal line, obviously." Jets running back coach Anthony Lynn said, via the New York Daily News. (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Fantasy Impact: This news would suggest that Chris Johnson is going to be the starting running back for Gang Green, and harms Ivory's status as an RB3/4 at best. For him to be an effective fantasy player, he's going to have to see a lot of these goal line attempts, which seems unlikely in a subpar offense. However, this may not be great news for Johnson owners as well, because this could limit the number of touchdowns he scores.


By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Thu, Jul 24th 5:09pm EDT

The New York Jets opened up their training camp on Thursday, with running back Chris Ivory participating in limited activity. It was reported that Ivory 'tweaked his hamstring' while working out on his own, which happened at some point between last month's minicamp and training camp. (Source: The Star-Ledger)

Fantasy Impact: Ivory should be fine after sustaining the injury to his hamstring, however it may be worth watching his health closely throughout the season. Ivory has a tough, physical running style, so it isn't hard to imagine that he may pick up an injury or two in 2014. However, health isn't the biggest threat to Ivory's fantasy production. Even though it is unclear at the moment, Chris Ivory may see less of the ball this season because of the acquisition of fellow running back Chris Johnson, who has been slated to take the role of lead back for the Jets heading into September. At the moment, it would be hard to see the former Saints rusher as anything more than an RB4.

Fantasy Football Empire | Jul 28th
The Jets should pass the ball more this season with the addition of Brandon Marshall and rookie Devin Smith. That does not bode well for Chris Ivory and Stevan Ridley, regardless if Chris Johnson is no longer in the mix. New offensive coordinator Chan Gailey has not run the football greater than 45% of the time over the past 4 years as an offensive coordinator. It all adds up to another fantasy running back situation that you want to avoid, especially with injury prone Ridley.
The NY Times | Jul 27th
Ivory/Ridley the favorites to front New York's messy running back by committee backfield.
FFLockerRoom | Jul 27th
Another player that is being overlooked this season. The Jets brought in a dinged up Stevan Ridley and an unfamiliar Zac Stacy to compliment the existing Ivory and Powell. He should flirt with 15+ touches a game and is a great value as your RB3.
WalterFootball | Jul 24th
Ivory will get his when he's healthy and getting snaps. He's the best pure runner on the team and should remain the lead back. He's not a sexy pick, but he can be had a value.
Breaking Football | Jul 24th
Ivory is a lot better than the old Jets staff allowed him to be. He's probably always an injury risk because of him battering ram style, but he has monster upside as a value pick.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Jul 15th
Ivory projects to be the lead back in a very crowded Jets backfield.
FFLockerRoom | Jul 8th
View the original article at FFLockerRoom.comCategories: Fantasy Football SleepersTags: Chan GaileyChris IvoryFantasy FootballFFLockerRoomNew York JetsNFLNFL NewsSleeper AlertA lot of you are trying to find players who can outperform their current Average Draft Position (ADP). This is the time of year where every player gets glowing reviews, so no one wants to miss out on “the next big thin...
Gridiron Experts | Jun 19th
Jet’s head coach Todd Bowles has said that Chris Ivory currently sits atop the depth chart. With the off season acquisition of Stevan Ridley, draft day trade for Zac Stacy, and Bilal Powell still looming, it’s easy to understand why people are avoiding Chris Ivory in drafts. When you are looking for a running back early on you do not want someone who could potentially be a part of a co...