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Chris Ivory (hamstring) returned to Jets practice Friday.

We found Ivory's hamstring tweak noteworthy on Thursday because he dealt with hamstring troubles for much of 2013 training camp, but we don't typically post in-practice injuries in July and August unless they are pretty clearly serious. Ivory is fine. He's an interesting late RB3/flex pick this year.

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Chris Ivory sat out team drills Thursday with a "little bit" of a hamstring injury.

We don't normally post minor training camp injuries, but it's notable whenever Ivory's troublesome hamstring flares up. It's just a reminder that even if Ivory runs circles around Chris Johnson in camp, he can't be trusted as anything more than an RB3/4 for fantasy purposes.

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According to the New York Daily News, the Jets anticipate using Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory in a "1-2 punch."

Beat writer Manish Mehta believes Johnson "won't come close" to his career average of 290 carries per year, and could lose "35-40" percent off his 2013 total of 279. That would put Johnson at 167-181 rushing attempts. Should Johnson improve on his 2013 YPC average of 3.86 to, say, 4.20, that would give him 702-763 rushing yards. Ivory is the superior between-the-tackles runner, but Johnson's contract -- the biggest on the 2014 running back market and worth twice as much on a per-year basis as Ivory's three-year, $6 million deal -- suggests CJ?K will indeed be Gang Green's lead back. Ivory projects as a two-down change-of-pace bruiser off the bench.

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Chris Ivory rushed five times for 19 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Dolphins.

Ivory started, but was sidelined the entire second half with a cracked rib and hip pointer. He got off to a slow start this year, but finished with at least 66 rushing yards in three of his last four games. Ivory will return as the favorite for early down carries in 2014, but could face competition. His first season with the Jets ends with a team-high 833 rushing yards on 182 carries and three touchdowns.

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Chris Ivory (quad, ankle) is practicing in full for Week 17.

Closing out the year on a tear, Ivory should be in for a nice afternoon against Miami's leaky run defense.

Chris Ivory RB NYJ 7 Months

Chris Ivory rushed for 109 yards on 20 carries in Week 16 against the Browns.

Chris Ivory RB NYJ 7 Months

Chris Ivory had 11 carries for 66 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Panthers.

Ivory led the Jets in carries for the third straight week, but lost snaps to Bilal Powell with the Jets playing from behind. He was mostly held in check outside of a 35-yard run in the second quarter and didn't factor in the passing game. Despite losing consecutive goal-line carries to Sheldon Richardson this week, Ivory remains the favorite for red-zone work going forward. He'll be an RB3/FLEX option for Week 16 against the Browns.

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Chris Ivory had 18 carries for 76 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 14 win over the Raiders.

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Chris Ivory (ankle) is practicing in full this week.

Ivory carried the rock 12 times for 61 yards last week against the Dolphins on his gimpy ankle. He'll be the lead back Sunday against the Raiders but is just a flex option. Opposing defenses can load the box to stop the run with Geno Smith playing so terribly. Bilal Powell will mix in on passing downs.

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Chris Ivory (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, as expected.

Ivory quickly shook off the ankle sprain he sustained last week, practicing each day this week. He's a borderline RB2 as he'll share the workload with Bilal Powell.