Chris Ivory RB JAC 3 months ago

Ivory signed a five-year, $32 million contract with the Jaguars, ESPN's Michael DiRocco reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The contract numbers may seem oddly large for an injury-prone running back that will soon turn 28, but only $10 million of the deal is guaranteed and only $5 million comes from the signing bonus. According to NFL.com's Albert Breer, Ivory's deal can really be thought of as a two-year, $12.5 million contract. Of course, that's still more than enough money to ensure that Ivory is ticketed for a starring role, though 2015 second-round selection T.J. Yeldon also figures to be a big part of the offense.

Chris Ivory RB JAC 5 months ago

Ivory (knee) had six rushes for 81 yards Sunday against the Bills.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ivory just completed the first 1,000-yard season of his career, ending the campaign with 1,070 yards. After starting out this season with four straight excellent performances, he clearly slowed down over the course of the year. He'll go into the off-season as a free agent, as his three-year contract has expired. If he's able to secure a role as a lead runner, he'll continue to be a solid weekly option for fantasy teams.

Chris Ivory RB JAC 5 months ago

Ivory (knee) is active Sunday against the Bills.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ivory could be in line for an expanded workload Sunday, as backup Bilal Powell, who has been very active in the past few weeks, is out because of an ankle injury. Ivory rushed for 99 yards and picked up an additional 36 receiving yards against the Bills back in Week 10.

Chris Ivory RB JAC 5 months ago

Ivory (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Though limited at practice this week, Ivory looks good to go Sunday, which is more than can be said of fellow RB Bilal Powell, who did not practice all week, and is looking very iffy for the Jets' regular season finale. If Powell sits this weekend, Ivory would be a candidate to see added work Sunday, a scenario that would boost his Week 17 fantasy ceiling.

Chris Ivory RB JAC 5 months ago

Ivory (knee) returned to a limited practice Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

We'll have to see how the Jets list Ivory for Sunday's regular season finale against the Bills, but we suspect that he'll be out there this weekend, with the team looking to secure a playoff spot with a win in Week 17.

Chris Ivory RB JAC 5 months ago

Ivory (knee) did not practice Wednesday, NJ.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Nor did fellow RB Bilal Powell, though at this stage, of the two, it appears as though Powell's sore ankle may be of more concern to the Jets as Sunday's regular season finale against the Bills approaches.

Chris Ivory RB JAC 5 months ago

Ivory rushed 11 times for 38 yards while catching all four of his pass targets for an additional 4 yards Sunday against the Patriots.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Despite leading the Jets in rushing attempts, he was easily the least effective running back on the team in this game. While he struggled, his teammates, Bilal Powell and Stevan Ridley turned their 14 carries into 92 yards. He now has rushed for 47 or fewer yards in three of his last four games while not finding the end zone during that span.

Chris Ivory RB JAC 5 months ago

Ivory rushed 13 times for 37 yards and caught one of two pass targets for five yards Saturday against the Cowboys.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ivory struggled against the Cowboys and was stuffed on a pair of short-yardage runs, including one from the two-yard line. During the game, he was frequently on the sidelines while Bilal Powell and Stevan Ridley took over the backfield duties. Despite a couple of solid performances lately, he now has rushed for 47 or fewer yards in six of his last nine contests.

Chris Ivory RB JAC 6 months ago1 Comment

Ivory had 22 carries for 101 yards while catching one of two targets for 6 yards Sunday against the Titans.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Despite the Jets winning in blowout fashion, they threw the ball more than they ran it, keeping Ivory's carries to a modest total. He was on the bench for awhile during the fourth quarter, but he was brought back in the game, getting enough carries to allow him to surpass the 100-yard mark. This was the first time he cracked the century mark since Week 5, though he's rushed for at least 4.1 yards per carry in each of his last five contests.

Chris Ivory RB JAC 6 months ago5 Comments

Ivory rushed 10 times for 47 yards and caught all five of his targets for 22 receiving yards during Sunday's win over the Giants.

Competitive Edge Analysis

While Ivory led the team in rushing, backup running back Bilal Powell was dominant in the passing game, catching eight of 13 targets for 91 yards and a touchdown. Ivory struggled to get much going on the ground, as 20 of his 47 yards came on a single play. He has failed to rush for 100 yards in seven consecutive games, and with how well Powell played Sunday, it's possible he could poach a few more snaps in Week 14 against the Titans.