Chris Ivory Fantasy News

Jets Beat: Chris Ivory 'has potential to be one of the best'

Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 11:57am

New York Post - [Full Article]

The Jets have a crowded backfield with Chris Ivory, Stevan Ridley, Zac Stacy and Bilal Powell. How the running backs split the load will be one of the bigger stories of training camp.

Ivory has shown he deserves to be the lead back. He has been very good over the past two seasons while always splitting carries.

During the spring, the Jets used Ivory in spread formations a bunch, lining him up as a wide receiver. Spring is sometimes just experimental, but maybe Chan Gailey thinks he can make Ivory a bigger part of the passing game. If Ivory can become a complete back, he has the potential to be one of the best in football.

Fantasy Impact:

The story talked about how the former coaching staff often seemed to shy away from Ivory, just as he was about to get going. The author pointed out that the Jets former coaches were afraid of Ivory getting injured and often turned to Chris Johnson, which as we all know now wasn't a good move. Ivory is ranked 27th on our RB list and if he happens to be more involved in the offense, could turn out to be a steal with an ADP of the eighth round. However, at least Ridley and Stacy have proven to be reliable backs at times, and it's hard to imagine them not cutting into Ivory's workload.

Jets RB Stevan Ridley (knee) hopes to be ready Week 1

Sunday, June 14, 2015, 12:53pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

It's still unclear if Jets running back Stevan Ridley, an offseason free agent pickup, will fully participate in practice at the start of training camp. Ridley didn't get any 11-on-11 team periods work in the spring. He tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his knee during an October game against the Bills. Ridley isn't sure if he'll be 100 percent healthy by the start of camp. He doesn't want to put any undue pressure on himself with expectations about his return to practice, either.

"I really can't predict the future, man," Ridley said Thursday. "I just know that, for me, I've got to be ready for Week 1. That's the goal right now. I'm not going to set myself up for any false hope or say that I'm going to do something that I'm not. What I will say is I'm working hard. I've just got to make sure that I'm 100 percent healthy, and that when I do hit the field, I'm making an impact." Ridley said his knee is "doing well."

Ridley's standing on the team, as the season approaches and he continues to recover, will partly be determined by "what the guys do in front of him," HC Todd Bowles said.

"If all those guys are playing well and he gets limited time, then it's going to be tough [for Ridley]," Bowles said. "If those guys aren't doing very well, and he comes in and makes a splash, then you go by that. Only time will tell. We knew he needed time [to recover]. We want him healthy, and there's no hurry to get him healthy, because we have good running backs on the roster. When we brought him in, we knew it was going to be a process. We didn't know how long [it would take for Ridley to recover], but we knew he had time, and he can take his time. There's no urgency for him to get healthy."

Fantasy Impact:

It sounds as if RIdley is going to be buried on the depth chart if Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell and Zac Stacy are performing well. Our money is on Ivory to continue to be the lead back for the Jets, but the team did try to upgrade the position this offseason.

Jets RB Stevan Ridley (knee) won't participate in minicamp

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 8:23pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

No Stevan Ridley in minicamp. The running back, signed by the Jets in free agency, sprinted on the far field with cornerback Dee Milliner (Achilles) and safety Marcus Gilchrist (shoulder) during a team period. Ridley is recovering from a torn ACL, sustained last season. Bowles said he won't get any team periods action in this minicamp. It'll be interesting to see how much Ridley can do during the early part of training camp.

Fantasy Impact:

Once healthy, Ridley will eventually compete with Chris Ivory and Zac Stacy for carries. We believe Ivory has the inside track, but the Jets have actively tried to upgrade the position this offseason.

Rams trade RB Zac Stacy to the Jets

Sunday, May 3, 2015, 9:50am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The St. Louis Rams traded Zac Stacy to the New York Jets in exchange for the 224th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Stacy requested a trade after the Rams drafted Georgia's Todd Gurley in the first round on Thursday night.

Stacy will vie for playing time in a crowded Jets backfield, which also features Chris Ivory, Stevan Ridley and Bilal Powell. Similar in skill set as a downhill chain-mover, Stacy will provide insurance in case Ridley suffers a setback in his return from ACL surgery.

Fantasy Impact:

Touches in the Jets' backfield are seemingly up for grabs. The acquisition of Stacy looks like another vote of "no confidence" in the quite-capable Chris Ivory.

Jets Beat: Expect Chris Ivory and Stevan Ridley to split carries

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 12:04pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Regarding the Jets running game, expect Chris Ivory and Stevan Ridley to share the bulk of the load. One of those two might get 20 to 30 carries more than the other guy, but it won't be a huge gap, provided both backs stay healthy all season.

Fantasy Impact:

With Chris Johnson out of the way, it looked like Ivory might be one of the more attractive middle round sleepers at his position, but the team’s decision to sign Stevan Ridley has thrown his status up in the air. He’s a career 4.7 YPC runner, and has averaged 4.4 YPC in two seasons with the Jets. It would have made more sense if the Jets had paired Ivory with a speed back/receiving threat like C.J. Spiller, but the arrival of Ridley is a concern. If the two players do indeed split carries, neither will carry much reliable fantasy value.

Jets sign RB Stevan Ridley

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 8:16pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Jets are signing running back Stevan Ridley to a one-year deal, according to a source close to the situation. Ridley joins the Jets after spending his first four seasons in New England.

Fantasy Impact:

Ridley joins a Jets backfield that includes Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell. Ridley's final season with the Patriots ended in October after he tore his ACL and MCL. An opportunity to play in Chan Gailey's offense was a contributing reason to Ridley's decision to choose the Jets, the story said. As the story also points out, Ridley is an established power back who does his best work between the tackles. The same skill-set can be attributed to Ivory, who might find himself on shaky footing under a new regime in New York. The Jets could still use a home-run hitter type back -- if they grab one in the draft, Ivory might be the odd-man out. Of course, Ridley has had ball-security issues throughout his career but has proved to be an effective fantasy back, and certainly has some potential with the Jets, but will likely have his value capped by the other Jet backs.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 12:14pm

Manish Mehta, Twitter - [Full Article]

Bilal Powell has agreed to terms with a new deal with the Jets.

Fantasy Impact:

Powell will back up Chris Ivory, but the Jets probably aren't done shoring up the running back position.

Chris Johnson will enter free agency after Jets decline to exercise their option

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 3:00pm

NY Jets - [Full Article]

The team will not exercise its option on running back Chris Johnson and he can become an unrestricted free agent on March 10.

Fantasy Impact:

Johnson's release is not a surprise, though there are now approximately 179 touches up for grabs in New York. The team has been linked to free agent C.J. Spiller, who had his best season (250 touches, 1703 total yards, eight touchdowns) under new Jets OC Chan Gailey back in 2012. If the Jets sign Spiller, he would form a one-two punch with Chris Ivory, who rushed for 821 yards (on 4.1 YPC) last season.

Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm

Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 17. Ivory should be fine to face Miami, who has struggled against the run lately.

Monday, December 1, 2014, 7:10pm

Jets Inactives
Jace Amaro TE
Dakota Dozier T
Wesley Johnson C
Bilal Powell RB
Matt Simms QB
Muhammad Wilkerson DE

Fantasy Impact:

Amaro (concussion) was ruled out earlier in the week for the Jets, so no surprise here. QB Michael Vick, RBs Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory and WR Eric Decker are all active as expected.

Week 13 MNF Injury Report - Charles Clay DOUBTFUL

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 4:09pm

Dolphins
OUT
LB Jonathan Freeny (hamstring), CB Jamar Taylor (shoulder)

DOUBTFUL
TE Charles Clay (hamstring, knee), CB Cortland Finnegan (ankle), T Nate Garner (illness)

QUESTIONABLE
T Ja'Wuan James (neck)

PROBABLE
G Daryn Colledge (back), WR Rishard Matthews (groin), RB Lamar Miller (knee), C Samson Satele (foot), WR Mike Wallace (chest)

Jets
OUT
TE Jace Amaro (concussion), DE Muhammad Wilkerson (toe)

PROBABLE
T Oday Aboushi (shoulder), LB Antwan Barnes (knee), G Willie Colon (knee), RB John Conner (groin), WR Eric Decker (toe), DE Leger Douzable (ankle), LB David Harris (shoulder), RB Chris Ivory (shoulder), S Jaiquawn Jarrett (calf), RB Chris Johnson (knee), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), RB Bilal Powell (illness), DT Sheldon Richardson (back), QB Michael Vick (right wrist, illness)

Fantasy Impact:

With Clay unlikely to play again, Dion Sims will get the start. He had four catches for 31 yards filling in last week. The good news for Miami is RB Lamar Miller and WR Mike Wallace are both listed as probable. For the Jets, TE Jace Amaro is out as he goes through concussion protocol. Meanwhile, WR Eric Decker, RBs Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson Bilal Powell and QB Michael Vick are all probable in what could be a tough matchup against a solid Dolphins defense.

Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:04pm

Jets RB Chris Ivory (shoulder) took full practice reps again Friday.

MNF Injury Report Week 12 - Fred Jackson QUESTIONABLE

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 4:36pm

Jets
(New York conducted a walk-through on Saturday)

PROBABLE
T Oday Aboushi (shoulder), LB Antwan Barnes (knee), G Willie Colon (knee), WR T.J. Graham (neck), LB David Harris (shoulder), RB Chris Ivory (shoulder), S Jaiquawn Jarrett (calf), RB Chris Johnson (knee), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), LB Trevor Reilly (knee), WR Greg Salas (wrist), QB Geno Smith (right shoulder), CB Darrin Walls (calf)

Bills
OUT
DE Jarius Wynn (knee)

QUESTIONABLE
CB Ron Brooks (groin), RB Fred Jackson (groin)

PROBABLE
K Dan Carpenter (right groin), WR Marquise Goodwin (ankle), WR Chris Hogan (hip), DE Manny Lawson (ankle), QB Kyle Orton (toe), RB Frank Summers (neck), G Kraig Urbik (shoulder), WR Sammy Watkins (groin)

Fantasy Impact:

Bills RB Fred Jackson is questionable. He's indicated he's going to play, but with the game now Monday night he becomes a bit more risky. It's not a great matchup against the Jets rush defense, but either way owners will need to be prepared just in case Jackson doesn't go. Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown would at least be serviceable backups if needed. Also for the Bills, Watkins and Orton are probable.

For the Jets, Chris Ivory is probable.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Jets RB Chris Ivory (shoulder) was removed from the injury report Friday after taking full practice reps Thursday.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Jets RB Chris Ivory (shoulder) took full practice reps again Thursday. Ivory will be fine to face Buffalo.

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