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RB Jay Ajayi - Philadelphia Eagles

6-0, 221Born: 6-15-1993College: Boise StateDrafted: Round 5, pick 2015

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 24): Back injuries can derail seasons, so Ajayi's outlook going forward is very murky. He's worth holding now that Carson Wentz is back, but we might be in a holding pattern waiting on his availability in Week 4 at Tennessee.

General News (Mon Sep 24): is expected to play in Week 4 versus the Tennessee Titans, according to beat writer Jeff McLane.

Week 4: at Tennessee Titans

All RB vs TEN

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs ATL 29 15 62 2 0 0 0 0 0 18.2
2 at TB 22 7 23 1 1 1 4 0 0 8.7
4 at TEN PROJ-Tremblay * 11 * * 0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Jay Ajayi's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 2 vs TB (7 / 23 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

For a second straight week, Ajayi's usage was heavily managed. In Week 2, Ajayi dominated snaps on the opening drive, but sparsely played until the second half. While Ajayi managed a goal line touchdown, his snaps were low and he was seen on the sideline working on his lower body between touches at times. Outside of the touchdown, Ajayi's lone impact was a huge hole for 20 yards, most of his production for the game, early in the second half. Even with Darren Sproles out, Ajayi had minimal use in the passing game with a single target and Corey Clement being the clear preferred pass-catcher for the position.

2018 Week 1 vs ATL (15 / 62 / 2 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Ajayi ended up with a decent snap share (39%), but most of his usage came in the second half. Over the first two quarters the Eagles' rotation was firmly Darren Sproles and Corey Clement. Ajayi's lone contribution in the first half was a broken tackle off a spin move for nine yards. In the second half, however, Ajayi dominated the backfield and looked like a feature back. Ajayi nearly broke a long run, but stumbled in the hole after less than 10 yards, a missed opportunity for a big gain. Ajayi's two touchdowns both came in the second half and breaking tackles in the red zone.


Latest News

Eagles | Jay Ajayi, Darren Sproles likely back Week 4 (Mon Sep 24, 12:28 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RBs Jay Ajayi (back) and Darren Sproles (hamstring) are expected to play in Week 4 versus the Tennessee Titans.

Our View: Good news for the Eagles backfield. Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement were the team's leading rushers on Sunday against the Colts with 56 rushing yards each. If Ajayi is in the game, he should be the lead back for the Eagles. Fantasy GMs are familiar with this backfield getting split up, so look at Ajayi as more of a low-end RB2 or flex play when he returns.
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Eagles | Week 3 Philadelphia Eagles inactives (Sun Sep 23, 11:43 AM) - The Philadelphia Eagles have declared WR Alshon Jeffery, RB Darren Sproles, RB Jay Ajayi, OT Matt Pryor, QB Nate Sudfeld, OG Chance Warmack and OT Jordan Mailata inactive for Week 3.

Our View: Corey Clement is active and should get the most snaps of the Eagles backs, but Wendell Smallwood and Josh Adams will also get some work with Ajayi and Sproles out.
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Eagles | Jay Ajayi, Darren Sproles ruled out Week 3 (Fri Sep 21, 01:56 PM) - Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles RB Jay Ajayi (back) and Darren Sproles (hamstring) were ruled out Friday, Sept. 21, for the Week 3 game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Our View: Corey Clement is also questionable, but expected to play and the best play in this backfield against the Colts. Practice squad call-up Josh Adams will get work running between the tackles and Wendell Smallwood should also see increased snaps this week.
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Eagles | Jay Ajayi remains out of practice (Fri Sep 21, 12:01 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB Jay Ajayi (back) was not seen on the field at the start of practice Friday, Sept. 21.

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Eagles | Jay Ajayi still day to day (Fri Sep 21, 11:43 AM) - Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles RB Jay Ajayi (back) remains day to day, Friday, Sept. 21, according to head coach Doug Pederson.

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