The Eagles no longer have LeGarrette Blount in their backfield, who leaves 181 touches and a ranking in the top 10 among RBs in carries inside the 10 behind. Ajayi put up FLEX numbers after being traded to Philadelphia midseason, with high efficiency at more than five yards per carry. Ajayi should get most of Blount’s carries, which would move him into RB2 territory with high TD upside in a great offense with an elite offensive line.
Corey Clement and Darren Sproles could throw a monkey wrench into Ajayi's volume this season. No RB averaged more than 11.4 touches per game last season on this roster. Doug Pederson indicated this summer the use of his RBs will be game specific. That could pose fantasy headaches for those with Ajayi in redraft leagues.
2018 Bottom Line
Our projection for Ajayi gives him the most volume among RBs being drafted in the fourth or fifth round. That's enticing in a high-scoring offense with an elite offensive line. Pederson's history of running back usage is a concern.