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33 Chris Ivory RB
Height/Weight: 6-0/222 | Birthdate: 3/22/1988 | Birthplace: Longview, TX, USA | Team: New York | College: Tiffin University | NFL Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 91/37 | Average Draft Position: 146.35
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Jets list 11 players as probable for Monday night


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4:54 pm ET) Following a bye week, the Jets appear well rested heading into Week 12. The Jets listed offensive lineman Oday Aboushi (shoulder), wide receiver Eric Decker (hamstring), wide receiver Greg Salas (wrist), running back Chris Ivory (shoulder), running back Chris Johnson (knee), wide receiver T.J. Graham (neck), offensive lineman Willie Colon (knee), center Nick Mangold (shoulder), linebacker Antwan Barnes (knee), defensive back Darrin Walls (calf) and defensive back Jaiquawn Jarrett (calf) as probable for Monday night’s game against Buffalo.

Several Jets backs contribute to upset defeat of Steelers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) The Jets divided up their carries effectively Sunday against Pittsburgh with Chris Ivory leading the way.

Ivory rushed for 33 yards on seven carries early, then did a lot of standing around on the sideline before returning to finish with 51 yards on 14 attempts. All-purpose Percy Harvin had 33 yards on six rushes while adding three catches for 23 yards. Chris Johnson added 23 yards on seven attempts and one reception for 12 yards. Bilal Powell managed four yards on his only run.


Jets running backs as unreliable as ever


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/2/2014) Just one week removed from a two-touchdown game and just two weeks removed from a 20-carry game, Chris Ivory gained a measly 22 yards on eight carries Week 9 at Kansas City. Change-of-pace option Chris Johnson was better, gaining 69 yards on 11 carries and 32 on two catches, but he got his usual allotment of touches. If not for a couple big plays -- specifically, a 21-yard run in the second quarter and a 26-yard catch in the third, his performance would have been just as forgettable.

It's further evidence that you have no way to predict how either player will perform in a given week. For Ivory, it depends on both the score of the game (Week 7 was a rare close one for the Jets) and whether or not the Jets get inside the 5-yard line (which they rarely do). For Johnson, it depends whether or not he breaks a long one, which is especially unpredictable on a limited number of touches.

It's why I don't care to start either of running back in a standard 12-team league. In anything deeper, you may not have a choice, but Ivory and Johnson are just too unreliable for Week 10 against Pittsburgh.


Jets RBs total more than 100 rushing yards in Week 9 loss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Jets running back Chris Johnson had one of his better games of the season, and New York running backs totaled more than 100 rushing yards during a 24-10 loss Week 9 at Kansas City.

Johnson led the way with a team-high 69 rushing yards on 11 carries. His longest rush went 21 yards. Chris Ivory added 22 rushing yards on eight carries, while Bilal Powell had 20 rushing yards on five carries. Although, no Jets running back had a touchdown Sunday.

Johnson was the only running back to catch a pass, totaling two receptions for 32 yards. He was targeted three times.

The Jets are back in action Week 10 vs. Pittsburgh.


Chris Ivory scores two of Jets' three rushing TDs in Week 8 loss


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) 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
(10/26/2014) 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
(10/23/2014) 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
(10/17/2014) 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
(10/12/2014) 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.


Jets backfield trio comes up with huge dud on Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) The Jets backfield could not exactly be called a three-headed monster after their performance Sunday against the Broncos - though their production could be called monstrous.

Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson and Bilal Powell combined for just 20 yards rushing on 13 carries. Ivory, who had been performing well recently, was mired at minus-1 yard after five attempts and finished with seven yards on eight rushes. He did snag a pass for 14 yards while Johnson added a reception for two yards.


Jets' Chris Ivory leads team in rushing yards Week 5


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Jets running back Chris Ivory led the club with 44 rushing yards Week 5.

It was an awful game for the Jets on offense. The team's quarterbacks had just 60 passing yards. Ivory only received nine carries, but made the most of his work, averaging 4.9 yards per carry. He was targeted in the passing game once, but couldn't come up with the ball. 

Ivory will take on the Broncos Week 6. 


Chris Ivory dominating the playing time in New York


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2014) For the first time all season, Chris Johnson averaged more yards per carry than Chris Ivory for the Jets in Week 4 against the Lions Sunday. Still, Ivory dominated the playing time, as he continues to look like the best option in the Jets' backfield.

Johnson led the team with 7.3 yards per carry, though that number is skewed by the way his day went. Johnson had just 9 yards on five carries until his 35-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, his first play of more than 12 yards on the season. By comparison, Ivory's 84 yards on 17 carries still looks pretty solid, especially for Fantasy owners looking forward.

The snap count numbers aren't much better for Johnson, who saw the field for just 28 percent of the team's plays; that was down from 36 the previous week. Ivory, on the other hand, jumped up from 34 percent to 58 percent in Week 4.

Johnson isn't going to disappear, especially not if he can show more examples of the big-play ability that made him so dangerous in the past. However, Fantasy owners should absolutely consider Ivory the top option in the Jets' backfield until further notice. 


Chris Ivory racks up 100 yards of total offense


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Jets running back Chris Ivory racked up 100 yards of total offense in a Week 4 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

Ivory got the start and ripped a 17-yard run right before the end of the first half, his longest gain of the day. He took 17 carries for 84 yards, averaging 4.9 yards per attempt. He also caught two of the six passes thrown his way for 16 yards in a 24-17 defeat.

Ivory has 50 carries for 274 yards on the ground through four games. He will look to shoulder the load in Week 5 against San Diego.


Chris Ivory outshining Chris Johnson through three games


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) When perusing ProFootballFocus.com's stats on running backs, I discovered some interesting numbers for the Jets' backfield, and they shouldn't make Chris Johnson owners very happy.

Through the first three games of the season, Chris Ivory leads the league in Yards After Contact, per rushing attempt, at 3.9 yards. That goes a long way in explaining how Ivory ranks among the league leaders in yards per carry overall, at 5.7. Unfortunately, it also makes it hard to forgive Johnson's poor performance this far, as he is averaging just 3.5 yards per carry overall.

Johnson and Ivory have seen a nearly identical workload through three games, but Ivory has looked like the more competent back. Johnson is averaging nearly half as many yards after contact as Ivory, at just 2.1 -- this despite running behind the same line.

Head coach Rex Ryan suggested after Week 3 that Ivory is likely to cut into Johnson's playing time moving forward, noting, "There's not a whole lot of guys who want to tackle him." The duo has split playing time nearly evenly so far, but Ivory looks like the better bet moving forward.

The Jets face a tough run defense in Week 4 with the Lions coming into town, so you might not want to rely on either one this Sunday. Moving forward, however, Ivory looks like the guy to own here. 


It's a 'possibility' Chris Ivory will get more playing time


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) After totaling 94 yards (44 rushing) during Monday's loss against the Bears and averaging 5.7 yards per carry through three games, Jets running back Chris Ivory might start to see more reps moving forward.

"Maybe Chris Ivory will get more time," coach Rex Ryan told reporters Tuesday. "He's running hard and there's not a whole lot of guys who want to tackle him. Will we play Chris Ivory more? That's a possibility."


Chris Ivory delivers a punishing 96 yards


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Jets running back Chris Ivory bowled over multiple would-be tacklers in Monday night's loss to the Bears. He ran 10 times for 44 yards and caught all four of his targets for 52 yards.

Ivory was clearly more effective than backfield partner Chris Johnson, who averaged 3.4 yards per carry and did not make a catch. Ivory plays the Lions in Week 4.


Chris Ivory reaches end zone again in Week 2


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Jets running back Chris Ivory gained 43 yards on 13 carries with one touchdown while also adding three yards on one reception in his team's 31-24 loss to the Packers in Week 2.

For the second straight week, Ivory and Chris Johnson both received at least 10 carries, and for the second straight week, Ivory led the team in rushing. With the team already up 14-3, he took a handoff up the middle for a four-yard touchdown, which was upheld upon review, early in the second quarter. It was his second touchdown in as many weeks after breaking off a 71-yard score in Week 1.

The Jets could shift the focus of the running game towards Ivory after he impressed in each of the team's first two games. He'll look to keep rolling when the Bears come to town in Week 3.


Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson shine in Week 1


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) The Jets running back duo of Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory played at a high level Sunday in Week 1 against the Raiders in a 19-14 victory.

Johnson had 13 carries for 68 yards and five catches for 38 yards and a touchdown on five targets. And Ivory had 10 carries for 102 yards and a touchdown, which came on a 71-yard run.

The Jets play at Green Bay in Week 2.


Jets three-headed backfield precludes strong Fantasy option


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) They say if you have two quarterbacks vying for the starting spot, you actually have no starting quarterback. The same might be said about featured backs.

At least those seeking that title with the Jets. Though newly acquired Chris Johnson is coming off a sixth consecutive 1,000-yard season with Tennessee, but his 3.9 YPC average in 2013 was the worst of his career. Chris Ivory followed strong performances with weak ones throughout last season and Bilal Powell also proved inconsistent.

The trio combined to rush for 223 yards on 43 carries for a 5.2 average in the preseason, which prompted Rex Ryan to declare that the three will alternate in the regular season. Though Johnson is the most likely to emerge as the featured back, it seems clear that all will receive enough opportunities in the season opener Sunday against an improved Oakland defense to make none of them more than a second option in shallower leagues and flex in deeper ones.

Fantasy owners should monitor their reps to determine if any of them emerge as a featured back.


Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory in midseason form vs. Giants


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Jets running backs Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory both looked sharp Friday night against the Giants in exhibition play.

Johnson ripped a 17-yards run in the opening quarter and turned a pair of short passes into long plays. He played into the first series of the third quarter with the backups and racked up 77 yards of total offense. He took nine handoffs for 42 yards, averaging 4.7 yards per attempt. He caught both of his targets for 35 yards.

Ivory returned to action and made his presence felt as well. He ripped an 18-yard run and finished the game with a team-high 50 yards on six carries while being limited to one half of work. He caught one pass for 23 yards.

Jets list inactives for preseason game No. 2


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) The following players will not dress for the Jets against the Bengals Saturday night: Wide receiver Eric Decker, tight end Jeff Cumberland, wide receiver Shaq Evans, tackle Markus Zusevics, cornerback Dexter McDougle, running back Chris Ivory, cornerback Dee Milliner, cornerback Dimitri Patterson and wide reciever Jalen Saunders.

Chris Ivory expected to play Saturday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Jets coach Rex Ryan told reporters he expects running back Chris Ivory to play Saturday against the Bengals. Ivory is dealing with a rib cartilage injury that's not believed to be serious.

Update: Chris Ivory has rib cartilage injury


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Updating a previous item, Jets running back Chris Ivory was in pads for Sunday's practice but participated on a limited basis at best. Ivory said afterward he has a rib cartilage injury and "felt some movement in there" during the preseason opener.

Ivory said he's unsure if he'll play Saturday at Cincinnati.


Chris Ivory returns to practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Jets running back Chris Ivory, who bruised his ribs in Thursday's preseason opener, returned to practice Sunday, reports the New York Daily News. Ivory was unable to practice Saturday.

Rex Ryan: Chris Ivory 'will be fine'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Jets running back Chris Ivory, who left the preseason opener with a rib injury, "will be fine," coach Rex Ryan told reporters. Ivory gained 17 yards on seven carries.