RB Chris Ivory - Buffalo Bills
|6-0, 222||Born: 3-22-1988||College: Tiffin||Drafted: ---|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Chris Ivory's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 17 vs MIA (14 / 45 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 46 / 0 rec)
Chris Ivory backed up LeSean McCoy on Sunday and ran well. Ivory's highlight was a catch on a scramble drill pass from Josh Allen that turned into a 46-yard reception that set up an Allen rushing score. Ivory was able to get to the edge on a sweep for his long gain of 10 yards and ran hard on the interior.
2018 Week 14 vs NYJ (12 / 42 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Chris Ivory took over the Buffalo backfield after LeSean McCoy left in the first quarter with a hamstring injury. Ivory looked quicker than in recent weeks, especially early in the game, but struggled with little offensive line success as the game wore on. LeSean McCoy did get the benefit of a red zone carry from the 6 instead of Ivory, but Ivory got no opportunities in the red zone after McCoy left the game. Ivory was also used in the passing game once but was underthrown by Josh Allen. Ivory profiles as a capable three down back if McCoy misses time, but a low upside play with Josh Allen getting extensive rushing opportunities in the red zone and the offensive line struggling to consistent create running lanes. He will play the Lions next weekend and McCoy's injury status is critical to monitor during the week.
2018 Week 13 vs MIA (6 / 4 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Chris Ivory was minimally involved in the Buffalo offense against the Dolphins. Ivory did not see any touches until the second quarter when he tripped and fumbled his first carry. He only saw six carries for four yards, while spelling LeSean McCoy during the game. Ivory appeared to have an opportunity to get free for a longer gain on one carry but was tracked down by a trailing defender. He had stronger role in the red zone early in the season, but McCoy got the lone carry inside the 5 on Sunday.
2018 Week 12 vs JAX (3 / 14 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Chris Ivory returned form injury but had minimal usage, carrying only three times while operating as the lead back on one drive. Ivory is nothing more than a handcuff to McCoy at this point in the season.
2018 Week 9 vs CHI (7 / 36 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)
Chris Ivory exited Buffalo's game against Chicago with a shoulder injury. The play looked innocuous, but Ivory was reportedly taken to a hospital after the game. Before his injury, Ivory was the most effective Buffalo running back. Ivory's north-south style has been more effective than McCoy's lateral cutting style of late, and Sunday was no exception. Ivory was the primary back on multiple series in the first half. Ivory did get the first goal line opportunity of the game but was stopped short of the end zone on the carry he was injured. Ivory will look to return next Sunday against the Jets.
2018 Week 8 vs NE (6 / 34 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Ivory was arguably the best Bills offensive player in the home loss to New England. Ivory hit interior holes hard with a no-nonsense style compared to LeSean McCoy bouncing plays attempting to hit home runs without success. Ivory had three chunk gains in the game, including exhibiting power and a spin move on his most impressive run. Ivory did log a drop in addition to his successful screen gain in the passing game.
2018 Week 7 vs IND (16 / 81 / 0 rush, 6 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Chris Ivory came in for relief after LeSean McCoy left with a head injury. Ivory ran hard and had some of the better interior running success Buffalo has had this season. He was the clear three down back after McCoy left, with Marcus Murphy rotating into the game in the second half. Ivory left the game briefly but returned and showed no signs of an injury. Ivory is an effective power runner and projects as the lead back if McCoy misses time.
2018 Week 6 vs HOU (6 / 5 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Chris Ivory has solidified himself as the clear backup to LeSean McCoy. Ivory ran hard against Houston and was used early in the game while also operating in short yardage. Buffalo had a late lead and used Ivory as their back trying to grind away the clock.
2018 Week 5 vs TEN (14 / 43 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Chris Ivory saw extensive work in the offense. Ivory was the primary short yardage back, but also got standalone work in relief of LeSean McCoy. Ivory's workload of 14 carries was a product of a game script that allowed Buffalo to run the ball 43 times while only attempting 19 passes. Ivory was physical and broke tackles for conversions and key runs on the final drive to set up a game winning field goal.
2018 Week 4 vs GB (6 / 15 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Chris Ivory worked as the backup to LeSean McCoy. Ivory got some short yardage work early in the game and led Buffalo in carries. Ivory runs hard but is not a fantasy option outside of a McCoy injury or a goal line touchdown.
2018 Week 3 vs MIN (20 / 56 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 70 / 0 rec)
Chris Ivory held the lead back role in relief of an injured LeSean McCoy. Ivory was used in both the running and passing game, running with power and showed capability to get yards after contact. Ivory's big play was a scramble drill where Ivory released out of the backfield and got a long runway down the sideline. Much of Marcus Murphy's workload was in gadget type plays, so Ivory should continue the lead workload if McCoy misses additional time.
2018 Week 2 vs LAC (2 / 7 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 30 / 0 rec)
Chris Ivory was the third back in order of usage in the Buffalo backfield but had the best fantasy performance. Ivory managed a goal line score, and later had a nice catch and run that set up another Buffalo touchdown.
2018 Week 1 vs BAL (3 / 3 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Chris Ivory worked as a backup running back, getting the third opportunity at the position. Ivory only managed 3 yards on his 3 carries, but his job is one to monitor, with Marcus Murphy appearing before Ivory in the game.
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