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Ivory was New York's featured runner in Sunday's loss to Detroit, carrying 17 times for 84 yards. He also caught two passes for 16 yards.

A handy showing from Ivory, especially when you consider how good Detroit's rushing defense has been this year. Chris Johnson, meanwhile, was limited to eight touches (though one went for a 35-yard touchdown). If you have just one running back card to play in this backfield, we suggest you spend it on Ivory.

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Ivory had 10 carries for 44 yards and four receptions for 52 yards on four targets in Monday's 27-19 loss to the Bears.

Chris Johnson had 10 carries for 34 yards, and did not catch a pass on two targets. The two once again split the workload evenly, with Bilal Powell handling some of the snaps in obvious passing situations. Ivory has consistently looked better than Johnson this season, but there's no guarantee that will lead to a larger share of the workload. Johnson hasn't made any egregious mistakes, and the Jets seem fairly committed to their multi-back approach.

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Ivory was the top Jets rusher in Sunday's loss at Green Bay, finishing with 13 carries for 43 yards and a touchdown. He also had a three-yard reception.

Ivory and Chris Johnson were used about the same amount; Johnson finished 12-21 rushing and had one catch for no gain. The timeshare probably isn't going away in New York, no matter the opponent or game situation. Someone should be able to find running room in Week 3's matchup at Chicago, but good luck figuring who it will be.

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Ivory had 10 carries for 102 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Raiders.

Chris Johnson started the game and led the Jets with 13 carries, but it was Ivory's 71-yard touchdown that did the most fantasy damage. Johnson did score a touchdown on a short shovel-pass, but with both backs playing well, it wouldn't be surprising to see them split carries again in Week 2 against the Packers.

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The Jets continue to list three running backs (Ivory, Chris Johnson, Bilal Powell) atop their depth chart, ESPN New York reports.

Ah, those sneaky Jets - anything for a competitive advantage, real or imagined. Ivory looks like the team's No. 2 back on paper, but it's not like Johnson arrived in town without baggage.

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Ivory (ribs) gained 50 yards on six carries in Friday's preseason game against the Giants.

Ivory and Chris Johnson both found success, as did Geno Smith through the air. Johnson started and got the first handful of touches, but Ivory was also quite active with the first-team offense. Ivory should get most of the goal-line carries, while Johnson figures to handle most of the passing-down snaps. Johnson is the best bet to lead the team in Week 1 touches, but the workload division is still worth keeping a close eye on. Ivory seems to have recovered nicely from the rib injury that kept him out of last week's preseason game.

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Ivory (ribs) is expected to play in Saturday's preseason game versus the Giants, the New York Daily News reports.

Ivory hurt his ribs during the Jets' preseason opener and was held out of the team's second exhibition outing last weekend as a precaution. He'll return this Saturday for the Jets' dress rehearsal, when the team's starters are slated to play the entire first half, as well as the first series of the second half. With that in mind, it will be worthwhile to monitor how Ivory, Chris Johnson, and possibly Bilal Powell split snaps with New York's first-team offense.

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Ivory (ribs) won't play against the Bengals on Saturday, the Star-Ledger reports.

Ivory's rib issue is not thought to be serious, however, with his absence Saturday presumably precautionary in nature.

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Ivory (ribs) is thought to be healthy enough to play in the Jets' preseason game Saturday against the Bengals, the New York Daily News reports.

Ivory is currently nursing a rib cartilage injury that forced him out of New York's opening preseason tilt last Thursday. Although the bruising running back has a track record of injury troubles, coach Rex Ryan doesn't seem overly concerned by Ivory's latest ailment, which is reflected in Ryan's thought that Ivory will be fine to play Saturday.

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Ivory indicated that he is dealing with a rib cartilage injury, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.

With regard to his rib issue, Ivory noted that he felt "some movement in there" during Thursday's preseason game against the Colts. While Ivory is not sure if he will play this coming Saturday against the Bengals, the Daily News suggests that at this stage coach Rex Ryan doesn't sound overly concerned about the running back's ailment.