RB Chris Ivory - Jacksonville Jaguars
|6-0, 222||Born: 3-22-1988||College: Tiffin||Drafted: ---|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 20): Ivory played through an illness and appeared to restore his status as co-backup to Leonard Fournette, who has an ankle problem that isn't going away. Ivory could have some RB2/Flex value down the stretch if Fournette misses time.
Week 12: at Arizona Cardinals
FBG says: Good matchup. The Jaguars own the league's most potent rushing offense this season. Leonard Fournette has been key in leading the Jaguars to just over 160 rushing yards per game--top in the league. Last week, Fournette rushed for over 100 yards for the third time in his last four games as he logged a staggering 28 carries. This was a particularly impressive outing against a Browns defense that had allowed just 3.1 yards per rush attempt through Week 10. Fournette now has over 20 carries in five of his eight starts this year--an enormous workload for the rookie running back. There are definitely some injuries to consider on this Jaguars rushing offense, including Fournette himself who has been dealing with a banged-up ankle for most of the season. Left tackle Cam Robinson has also been playing with an ankle injury while right tackle Jeremy Parnell was sidelined with a knee injury last week and is questionable for this week's game. The Cardinals have been tough on opposing running backs for most of this season, allowing the 10th fewest fantasy points per game to the position with just 101 rushing yards per game and 3.7 yards per rush attempt. They did allow Texans running backs to rack up 126 rushing yards and a couple touchdowns last week, but this was without elite defensive lineman Corey Peters who was out with an ankle injury. If not for a 34-yard run by D'Onta Foreman, this would have been another impressive day against the run as the Cardinals held lead back Lamar Miller to just 61 yards on 22 attempts. While their linebacker play leaves much to be desired, rookie safety Budda Baker has made a big impact in run defense--particularly last week as he led the team with 11 solo tackles, one sack, and 2.5 tackles for loss, coming up big on a number of occasions against the run. If Corey Peters returns this week, the Cardinals will pose a tough test for Leonard Fournette and this banged up Jaguars defensive line. Without Peters though, this run defense is only average.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 11 vs CLE (6 / 6 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Ivory only got six carries because he was battling an illness, but he was ineffective on each of them, though it was simply because there was not enough blocking room for him and he is not athletic enough to create for himself like Fournette is.
2017 Week 10 vs LAC (1 / 1 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / -5 / 0 rec)
Ivory had one carry for the Jaguars and has clearly fallen behind T.J. Yeldon on the depth chart.
2017 Week 9 vs CIN (20 / 70 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)
Ivory got the start and saw the bulk of the snaps in the Jaguars backfield with Fournette sidelined. As a runner, he picked up a few tough 5-yard gains on power running plays, but he was very ordinary for the most part. He simply is not explosive enough nor does he have the instincts to create big plays on his own, and the big plays were not there for him today. As a pass catcher, he showed great balance and was very in sync with Bortles. He looks his best as a runner after the catch, though he could stand to break more tackles.
2017 Week 7 vs IND (17 / 47 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Ivory saw the bulk of the work in Fournette's absence. He scored a touchdown from the 1-yard line on the first drive and from that point was pretty quiet. He had a few solid 5-yard gains but his vision was still hit or miss and he did not take advantage of lanes. He was good as a blocker though and saw a ton of goal line work. He fumbled in the third quarter.
2017 Week 6 vs LAR (2 / 3 / 0 rush, 10 / 9 / 74 / 1 rec)
Ivory has gotten more and more involved with the offense since the Baltimore game. In this game he made his biggest impact as a pass catcher, taking a nicely designed screen down the field for a touchdown. He did not have any runs that caught the eye but he did not have any plays that were truly negative runs or loss of yards, which he has been prone to during his tenure with the Jaguars. His best trait is his ability to break tackles and play similar to Fournette, but the Jaguars have been using him as a true 3rd down back in certain situations. He lead the team with 9 targets.
2017 Week 5 vs PIT (8 / 41 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Ivory, finally, saw less important snaps this week but he was still the back that the team leaned on when Fournette needed to take a few snaps off. The team is not afraid to run it with Ivory anymore than they are with Fournette so he will always get some work. Against the Steelers, he showed better vision and explosiveness than he typically does, though it was
2017 Week 4 vs NYJ (9 / 42 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
A week after seeing less action than Corey Grant, Ivory played in as many, if not more, crucial snaps as the fourth overall pick did on Sunday. The Jaguars rotation at the position makes no sense and Ivory will randomly get plenty of 3rd-down work. There's no rhyme or reason to it because the execution and production from Ivory still lacks, but the carries are there.
2017 Week 2 vs TEN (6 / 17 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
Chris Ivory saw a ton of snaps this game. And carries. And passing targets. None by merit, as he was grossly ineffective the entire game, but he got them nonetheless. The team took a take it easy approach with Fournette between the 20s and if this continues then Ivory will continue to play. He is slow to the hole and only truly service on downhill run plays but the Jaguars offensive coordinator Nate Hackett must think otherwise.
2017 Week 1 vs HOU (9 / 42 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Ivory was used to spell Fournette and had one of his better performances as a Jaguar. He ran hard, broke tackles, and created his own opportunities as a runner. He is less of an explosive threat than Fournette is but he is still the veteran among the Jaguars running backs and the team seems to value that. His best run came on a counter ran behind the right guard and right tackle. He exploded through the hole and then used leverage to make the inside linebacker miss, and then broke a tackle attempt from a defensive back. He did not get any goal line snaps but he got several 3rd down snaps.
Latest NewsJaguars | Chris Ivory to be limited (Sun Nov 19, 11:19 AM) - Jacksonville Jaguars RB Chris Ivory (illness) will see limited snaps during the team's Week 11 game because he is dealing with an illness, according to a source. Our View: This makes TJ Yeldon a better running back desperation play with Leonard Fournette's ankle issue and the possibility of the Jaguars having to turn to their backup more often today.
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