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RB Jay Ajayi - Miami Dolphins

6-0, 221Born: 6-15-1993College: Boise StateDrafted: Round 5

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Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi suffered a concussion in practice on July 31. UPDATE: On August 13th, Ajayi is no longer in the concussion protocol, according to head coach Adam Gase.

Summary

Jay Ajayi is an interesting prospect for 2017. On the one hand, his 1,272 yards and eight touchdowns were solid production considering a shaky offensive line and not always a great amount of pass production. On the other hand, he was very hit or miss. After being left behind as a punishment for the first game, Ajayi struggled to find his groove. Then starting in Week 6, Ajayi had games totalling 204, 214 and 11 yards as well as four touchdowns during those games. He would also reach 206 against the Buffalo Bills in Week 16, but between Week 7 and Week 16, Ajayi went six weeks without reaching 100 yards on the ground, and had just one touchdown. The lack of consistency is a huge concern coming into 2017. Hopefully, a healthy offensive line - Mike Pouncey and Brandon Albert were frequently out last year - and Laremy Tunsil moving to left tackle will give Ajayi more consistent holes to work with and that should make a big difference. (May 22)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 7, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 9, 17
Overall Redraft - 13, 7, 7, 7, 8, 10, 11, 11, 11, 12, 12, 14, 15, 18, 18, 20, 23, 23, 37
RB Redraft PPR - 8, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 9, 20
Overall Redraft PPR - 16, 7, 7, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 14, 15, 15, 18, 18, 18, 18, 20, 21, 23, 23
RB Dynasty - 9, 6, 9, 9, 10, 11, 16
Overall Dynasty - 24, 12, 20, 21, 22, 24, 58

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2015 MIA 9 49 187 1 11 7 90 0
2016 MIA 15 260 1272 8 35 27 151 0 1
2017 PROJ-Dodds 15 263 * * 34 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 15 290 * * 35 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 15 282 * * 34 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 293 * * 29 * * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 13
RB: 7
Overall-PPR: 14
RB-PPR: 7

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Latest News

Dolphins | Jay Ajayi cleared (Tue Aug 15, 08:52 AM) - Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (concussion) has been cleared from the concussion protocol Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Our View: The team will take it easy on Ajayi so he doesn't get concussed again. We should see his use in the preseason dwindle as the team prepares for the start of the regular season.
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Dolphins | Jay Ajayi on the field Sunday (Sun Aug 13, 06:49 PM) - Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (concussion, dehydration) participated in practice Sunday, Aug. 13, but left early because of hydration issues. Ajayi is still technically in the concussion protocol even though he participated in practice.

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Dolphins | Jay Ajayi cleared (Sun Aug 13, 12:17 PM) - Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi is no longer in the concussion protocol, according to head coach Adam Gase.

Our View: Good news for fantasy owners here. Ajayi is a low-end RB1 if healthy. Especially with Jay Cutler at quarterback, we feel the Dolphins are going to be committed to the ground game. He's going off the board at RB9 (2.04) in 12-team PPR leagues. It shouldn't take Ajayi that long to get back up to speed after missing the early portions of training camp due to this concussion.
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Dolphins | Jay Ajayi remains sidelined (Sat Aug 12, 02:35 PM) - Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (concussion) did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 12.

Our View: Ajayi is in the concussion protocol, and there's no telling when he'll be ready to practice. You're taking a chance he'll be fully cleared by the start of the regular season if you select Ajayi at his current ADP near the top of the second round.
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Dolphins | Jay Ajayi remains in protocol (Tue Aug 8, 08:50 AM) - Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (concussion) is on the field Tuesday, Aug. 8, but he remains in the concussion protocol.

Our View: That he's on the field is a good sign that his recovery is going well and this won't be an issue by the time the season opener rolls around.

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2017 Schedule

1vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2@ Los Angeles Chargers
3@ New York Jets
4vs New Orleans Saints
5vs Tennessee Titans
6@ Atlanta Falcons
7vs New York Jets
8@ Baltimore Ravens
9vs Oakland Raiders
10@ Carolina Panthers
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ New England Patriots
13vs Denver Broncos
14vs New England Patriots
15@ Buffalo Bills
16@ Kansas City Chiefs
17vs Buffalo Bills