RB - FA
Week 6 Outlook
Chris Ivory rushed 14 times for 45 yards and caught his only target for 46 yards in the Bills' Week 17 win over the Dolphins.
Ivory was woefully inefficient as a runner in this game, but salvaged a decent fantasy line with his long reception. Ivory has been a handcuff for most of his career, and now that he is approaching age 31, his limited appeal is quickly dwindling.
ESPN's Field Yates is reporting Bills RB Chris Ivory (shoulder) is officially inactive for Week 16.
As expected, Ivory will not play against the Patriots on Sunday. It will be LeSean McCoy and Keith Ford with Marcus Murphy (IR) also out.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Bills RB Chris Ivory (shoulder) is not expected to play in Week 16.
Although it seemed like Ivory was trending in the right direction for his playing status this week -- he practiced in a limited capacity early but ended Thursday's session with an "in full" designation -- Rapoport expects the veteran rusher to sit in Week 16. With LeSean McCoy due to play, it looks like he could be in line for a full workload, ceding change of pace touches to Keith Ford, who totaled 52 yards in last week's win over Detriot with Chris Ivory and McCoy out and Marcus Murphy's early exit. McCoy will look to finish a dismal setback of a season on a positive note with a strong showing against the Patriots, who can be beaten on the ground.
Chris Ivory was able to return to practice fully on Thursday. He's dealing with a hamstring injury.
Ivory is in line to return this weekend, but he'll be no more than a change-of-pace back with LeSean McCoy also expected to return Week 16 against the Patriots. As such, Ivory isn't a factor for fantasy purposes this weekend.
Chris Ivory was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. He's listed with a shoulder injury.
Ivory sat out Week 15 along with starting RB LeSean McCoy. Both were limited Wednesday, indicating that both could be back this weekend against the Patriots. Ivory would need McCoy to sit again in order to carry fantasy relevance, and even if that's the case he'd be no more than an RB3/flex play.