Jay Ajayi

Jay Ajayi

Height: 6' Weight: 223 lbsAge: 25College: Boise StateDrafted: #149 (5th Rd. by Miami)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
24th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #39
Best / Worst #17 / #74
ADP #36


Expert Note
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I know that by ranking Ajayi outside the top-24 running backs, he won't wind up on any of my teams, and that's something I'm okay with. Doug Pederson has shown us that he wants to use a committee approach in his offense, He topped 34 snaps just once during his time with the Eagles, with none of the final four games netting any more than 30 snaps. When you're playing that many snaps, your upside goes out the window and you'll be extremely touchdown dependent. With Darren Sproles returning and Corey Clement showing off late in the season, there's no reason to expect it to change. He's going to be frustrating to own, even if he is a top-24 running back at year's end.

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Jay Ajayi 'is the Eagles' lead running back'

Zach Berman of Philly.com writes that the Eagles will be moving away from their backfield-by-committee approach and plan to feature Jay Ajayi more in 2018. Ajayi, who is in a contract year, “came in last year and obviously proved to us that he can handle it,” coach Doug Pederson said. “He’s definitely going into camp as the No. 1 guy.”

Fantasy Impact

Ajayi averaged 5.8 yards-per-carry with Philadelphia and broke off four carries of 20-plus yards in his 70 attempts. Pro Football Focus graded Ajayi as the No. 4 pure runner last season but he didn't fare as well as a pass-catcher. Corey Clement and Darren Sproles are also there to vie for carries and are more likely to make an impact in passing situations, but it sounds like Ajayi is going to have the opportunity to have a bigger role with one of the league's most potent offenses. Ajayi is certainly worth a look as an RB2 with double-digit touchdown potential.

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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftRB #18RB #11RB #3287
Dynasty RB #24RB #15RB #4037
Running Backs#18#19#21#18#18
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Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week520211.3
Last 3 Weeks59.701.79.4
Season to Date62.
Game Log
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OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 16vs. OAK520211.3
Week 15@ NYG49028.9
Week 14@ LAR78018
Week 13@ SEA35034.6
Strength of Schedule
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Next Gamevs. ATL3rd easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesTB, IND, TEN3rd easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)DAL, LAR, HOU11th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--7th easiest remaining opponents