Jets Beat: Team needs to cut down Chris Ivory's carries

Newsday - [Full Article]

There is no denying how important Chris Ivory is to the Jets' offense, not after what we've seen from him the first month of the season. You can make the case that he's the team's best and most important offensive player.

Brandon Marshall even made the case this past week that Ivory is the best running back in any offense, suggesting that he is capable of being a 1,500-yard rusher, nearly triple what Ivory averaged in the previous five years.

But a word of caution. It is not in the Jets' best interests to turn Ivory into a workhorse running back in the mold of Adrian Peterson, Marshawn Lynch or Le'Veon Bell (all three of whom are better than Ivory, with all due respect to Marshall's assessment).

Ivory's running style and his history of injury argue against the idea that he should be used as a feature back in the traditional sense.

Fantasy Impact: 

It's not what fantasy owners want to hear but the author may have a point. He added if the coaching staff makes the mistake of overusing Ivory, there's a good chance he will wear down as the season goes along and become a far less effective runner than he is now. Bilal Powell is probably a good add for Ivory owners.

Filed Under: 2015, W6

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