|Week 9 (@KC) - Average||14.5||50.0||1.0||2.0||8.0||0||11|
|Week 9 (@KC) - Dave Richard||14||39||1||2||5||0||9|
|Week 9 (@KC) - Jamey Eisenberg||15||61||1||2||11||0||13|
|2014 Season - Average||161.5||695.0||5.0||3.0||16.0||0||90|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||141||535||4||4||21||0||69|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||182||855||6||2||11||0||110|
|Current Player Ranking: 49|
|Red Zone Stats|
|18||35||4|| 54.5||4||3||19||0|| 10.5|
Rank Among Leaders
Chris Ivory scores two of Jets' three rushing TDs in Week 8 loss
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/26/14) Jets running back Chris Ivory led the team's three-headed rushing attack Sunday, racking up 43 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries in his team's 43-23 loss to the Bills in Week 8.
One game after rushing 21 times and posting his second 100-yard effort of the season, Ivory was the leader in the rushing game again, though the team's rushing leader ended up being backup quarterback Michael Vick. Both of Ivory's scores came from two yards out in the second quarter. He has delivered 475 yards on 101 carries with five touchdowns and 12 receptions for 103 yards.
The Jets also saw running back Bilal Powell deliver in limited action, rushing for 28 yards and a touchdown on four carries. Chris Johnson managed only three carries for seven yards while adding two receptions for 13 yards in the loss. The Jets will hit the road to face the Chiefs in Week 9.
Chris Ivory still the No. 1 option
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(10/26/14) If anything good came out of the Jets' 43-23 drubbing at the hands of the Bills in Week 8, it might just be that the team finally seems to be going away from a timeshare at running back.
Chris Johnson received just three carries in Sunday's game, the second time in three games he has recorded that total. His backfield mate Chris Ivory saw the majority of the work, rushing the ball 13 times for 43 yards and two touchdowns, giving him three over the last two weeks.
Ivory has been the more impressive runner for the Jets this season, but Fantasy owners have had to deal with concerns about his role throughout the season, with Johnson getting 10-plus carries on four separate occasions. However, Ivory has 46 more carries than Johnson over the last five games, and is clearly the top option.
Ivory makes for a solid Fantasy starter moving forward, while Johnson is little more than a reserve option at this point. Keep Ivory active in Week 9, even with a tough matchup against the Chiefs on the way.
One and done for Jets running backs?
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(10/23/14) Chris Ivory and Chris Johnson each turned in his best game of the season (or close to it) Week 7 at New England, with Ivory contributing 107 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries and Johnson going for 61 yards on 13 carries. Ivory had averaged just 44.4 rushing yards in his previous five games, and Johnson had averaged just 26.4.
You know the number that jumps out to me in all of that? How likely are those two to get a combined 34 carries again? Their previous combined high was 25, and that came way back in Week 2. They managed to keep it close against the Patriots in Week 7, but that won't be the norm for a 1-6 team with Geno Smith at quarterback.
Besides, they host Buffalo in Week 8. The Bills rank fourth against the run, allowing 80.4 yards per game and 3.2 yards per carry. They haven't allowed a touchdown on the ground all season.
It was nice to see Ivory and Johnson can still perform well when they get the opportunity, but they won't get the opportunity often and wouldn't be able to make the most of it this week anyway. Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both rank Ivory among their top 24 running backs for the week, but for me, that's too high.
Jets RB Chris Ivory gets back on track in Week 7
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(10/17/14) Jets running back Chris Ivory bounced back with a productive performance, cracking the century mark and scoring his third touchdown of the season in his team's loss to the Patriots in Week 7.
Ivory gashed New England's front line for 69 yards on 14 attempts in the first half. He leaped his way over his blockers and into the end zone from 1 yard out on the opening drive of the second half. Ivory finished the game with a season-high 107 yards on the ground on 21 carries, averaging 5.1 yards per carry. He caught all four of his targets for 18 yards in a 27-25 defeat.
Ivory has rushed for 432 yards through seven games. He has two 100-yard performances this season. He'll look for his third at home Week 8 against the Bills.
Nothing changes for Chris Ivory
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(10/12/14) If you own Chris Ivory in Fantasy, you've probably gotten used to him giving you 40-50 yards on 10-12 carries. So it was nothing less than a shock -- a shock, I say! -- to see him contribute just 7 yards on eight carries Week 6 against Denver.
But it was a tough matchup. The Broncos entered the day allowing 88.3 yards rushing yards per game and just 3.5 per carry. And it's not like some other Jets running back did what Ivory couldn't. Chris Johnson had three carries for 9 yards, and Bilal Powell had two for 4.
Bottom line: This performance for Ivory in no way changes his role or Fantasy relevance, which is both good and bad news. The good news is that he's still the Jets go-to ball carrier. The bad news is he's confined to about 40-50 yards on 10-12 carries in that role.
Ivory is worth rostering in Fantasy as a bye-week replacement and nothing more.
|Chris Ivory is expected to share playing time with Chris Johnson this season, and we’ll find out in training camp who will get more touches. Based on last season, if Ivory gets the ball enough, he could be a beast. Ivory had five games in 2013 with at least 15 carries, and he had double digits in Fantasy points in all five outings. He played as we expected last season, battling a hamstring injury early in the year and losing touches to Bilal Powell, before closing the season with solid production. Adding Johnson clearly hurts the outlook for Ivory, but he can still be a useful flex option. Johnson has to prove he’s better than what he showed with the Titans in 2013 when he averaged 3.9 yards per carry compared to Ivory, who was at 4.6. Ivory is limited as a receiver with five career catches, but if the Jets are smart they’ll lean on him over Johnson as a rusher since he’s more physical and likely has better burst at this point in their respective careers. The best plan for Ivory is let him fall to you in Round 9 or later and hopefully he’ll do better than five games with double digits in Fantasy points this year.
(Updated 5/12/14) |