Jay Ajayi, RB Miami Dolphins

General Info

  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 221 lbs
  • DOB: 06-15-1993

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Gase: Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi could see '350 rushing attempts'

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 11:45pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Jay Ajayi is entering 2017 as a full-time starter for the first time in his NFL career. Dolphins head coach Adam Gase recently said Ajayi could get as many as 350 rushing attempts if the running back stays healthy and plays all 16 games, which is 90 more attempts than last season.

"I'm ready for it," Ajayi said Tuesday during the opening of Miami's organized team activities. "I prepare myself every season to take a huge workload and be able to carry the team, and I think I'm ready for that."

Fantasy Impact:

Since 2010, 20 running backs have surpassed the 300-carry mark, and they all played at least 15 games, so staying healthy will be key for Ajayi. Those 20 backs averaged 284.3 fantasy points (PPR), or 17.8 FP per game. That's about what Devonta Freeman scored and averaged as last year's #6 fantasy back. From Week 5 on, Ajayi averaged 16.1 FP and 20.2 carries per game. That puts him at a 258-point, 323-carry pace over a full, 16-game season.

2017 Strength of Schedule - MIA
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
20
TB
22
@LAC
14
@NYJ
31
NO
12
TEN
25
@ATL
14
NYJ
10
@BAL
23
OAK
1
@CAR
BYE6
@NE
18
DEN
6
NE
27
@BUF
7
@KC
27
BUF

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2016 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1SEA------------
2NE514012.80431047.752.56.537/6556.92%
3CLE728104.000000-8.88.818/6726.87%
4CIN633005.50213026.504.66.614/4531.11%
5TEN1342103.230001-10.210.230/4468.18%
6PIT25204208.1613023.0032.733.748/7068.57%
7BUF28214107.6412012.0027.628.647/7364.38%
8BYE------------
9NYJ24111104.62319046.3319.022.046/6373.02%
10LAC1979004.1611011.008.09.038/5174.51%
11LAR1677004.8137042.338.411.448/6080.00%
12SF1845102.501110211.0011.612.647/5979.66%
13BAL1261005.08626074.338.714.740/6264.52%
14ARI2048002.401150315.006.37.342/6070.00%
15NYJ1951002.680000-5.15.141/4885.42%
16BUF32206106.4413013.0026.927.952/6975.36%
17NE1659003.69320036.677.910.934/5957.63%
Per game17.3384.800.530.074.891.8010.0702.335.5912.5514.3538.80/59.6765.08%
Totals2601272814.89271510355.59188.3215.3582/89565.08%

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