BALLER MOVE: Target ~100-110 ( Current ADP: 135, RB47)
ANALYSIS: Ok, so I’m sure most of you know by now that Chris Ivory has some bruised ribs. However, according to some sources I trust it should not impact him for long and he should be fine to start the season. Now let’s get to why I’m recommending Chris Ivory even though the Jets have Chris Johnson as well. In his first season with the Jets, Ivory rushed for 833 yards, 3 touchdowns, 4.6 rushing yards per attempt, 55 yards per game, and about 12 attempts per game while sharing the rushing duties with Bilal Powell. All of this meant that Ivory ended the year at RB37, and due largely to his pass catching abilities, Bilal Powell ended the year at RB35.
So why is the man also known as The Kraken the one I’m recommending, especially with CJ2k in town? Well first, because as I just demonstrated the Jets offense scheme is supportive of making two running backs fantasy relevant. Secondly, because CJ2k is a much more similar back to Powell, I don’t expect him to siphon to many carries from Ivory. If anything were to happen to CJ2k, Ivory would be the Jets RB1 ahead of Powell I expect. Finally, because CJ2k is 5’11 and 195, and Ivory is 6’0 and 222, who do you think the Jets will want rushing in the red zone for touchdown attempts? The smaller back or the bigger back? My bet is that the Jets will release The Kraken, and I think those goal line looks combined with his down hill style of running will make Ivory a great pick around 100 overall or later.