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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%: 92/49 | Average Draft Position: 146.35
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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.

Chris Ivory leaves with rib injury


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Chris Ivory got the start at running back for the Jets on Thursday against the Colts, but he left in the second quarter with a rib injury. The severity of the injury was unclear.

Ivory finished with 17 yards on seven carries. His longest run went 5 yards.


Jets expect to go with 'committee approach' at running back


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Jets coach Rex Ryan told reporters Tuesday he envisions running back Chris Johnson sharing carries with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell this season.

"I definitely think it's going to be a committee approach," Ryan said, per the New York Daily News.


Chris Ivory listed as Jets' starter


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) The Jets listed Chris Ivory atop their running back depth chart, followed by Chris Johnson and Bilal Powell, reports the New York Daily News. The paper cautions not to read too much into the initial depth chart.

Chris Ivory looks like Jets' goal-line back


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn said the team is leaning toward Chris Ivory as its goal-line and short-yardage back, reports the New York Daily News.

"If we were playing tomorrow, Chris Ivory would be on the goal line, obviously," Lynn said. "Sometimes in those situations you have an extra defender that you can’t block, and you need a back that can take him on."

Ivory (6-foot, 222 pounds) is the "best power runner in the game," Lynn added. Ivory ran for three touchdowns last year.


Chris Ivory back at practice


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/25/2014) After missing some work with a hamstring injury, Chris Ivory of the Jets was back at practice on Friday according to the New York Post

Chris Ivory has 'a little bit of a hamstring' issue


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Jets coach Rex Ryan said running back Chris Ivory has "a little bit of a hamstring, but he's fine," reports ESPN.com. Ivory sat out team drills on the first day of practice.

Ivory has a history of hamstring injuries but was able to play 15 games last year.


Chris Ivory's carries expected to drop


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) With the Jets' addition of Chris Johnson, running back Chris Ivory most likely will get "a decent number of carries, but not as many as he did last year," reports the New York Post. Ivory averaged 12 carries per game last year while amassing 833 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

The paper said it will be interesting to see how Ivory reacts to a smaller workload. "One of the reasons he was unhappy in New Orleans was he was part of a crowded backfield and did not feel he was being used enough," the paper said. "Will he bite his tongue if he is riding the bench?"


Rex Ryan says Chris Ivory ankle injury not serious


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/18/2014) Jets running back Chris Ivory missed the end of the team's minicamp practice Wednesday after he "kind of rolled an ankle" according to coach Rex Ryan via the Newark Star-Ledger. The injury isn't considered "severe" according to Ryan but he said he'd probably hold Ivory out of practice. 

How will the Jets split carries this season?


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/27/2014) The Jets have to figure out who will get the majority of carries this season out of Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell, Daryl Richardson, Alex Green and Mike Goodson, reports ESPN.

The report says two of them likely won't make the team, but figuring out the carries could be tough. Johnson averaged 18 rushes per game in his six seasons with the Titans. Ivory averaged 12 per game last season as the Jets' leading rusher. Powell averaged 11 last season. That's a total of 41 rushes for their top three backs.

"Everybody’s goal is to put wins on the board," said Johnson. "We’re not really worried about the carries, who's going to play this down and that down. We’ve all just got one focus and that’s winning."


Jets backfield takes shape following Johnson signing


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/16/2014) With the Jets signing Chris Johnson on Wednesday, the rest of their backfield should start to take shape, reports the New York Daily News.

The report says Johnson and Chris Ivory will work as a tandem, and Bilal Powell will be the No. 3 running back. Mike Goodson is expected to be released before the start of the season.


Report: Jets like idea of Chris Johnson-Chris Ivory combo


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) The Jets "really like" the idea of a backfield featuring running backs Chris Ivory and Chris Johnson, reports the New York Daily News. Ivory would provide the power, Johnson the speed.

Tennessee cut Johnson on Friday, and the Jets are expected to pursue him. No visit, however, has been scheduled.

Ivory led the Jets last season with 833 rushing yards, averaging 4.6 yards per carry.