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Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:04:37 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson said Tuesday, July 1, that he's confident he'll be the team's lead back this year and won't be too involved in a timeshare with RBs Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell. "Once the season starts and once we're playing and I'm doing my thing, I'm pretty sure if I'm making plays they're going to want to keep handing the ball off to me," Johnson said. "If they want me to continue making plays, I'm pretty sure I can't do that if I'm on the sideline." Johnson said he's "pretty much cleared" by Dr. James Andrews after coming off offseason knee surgery, and he said he's close to 100 percent health.
Fantasy Tip: After Johnson's disappointing 2013 season, it's hard to envision him ever returning to his glory days running the football. The Jets will surely look to keep him fresh, but there is room for improvement if he can prove he deserves lead-back touches; the Jets said they'll go with a hot hand if one stands out. For now, consider Johnson a risky RB3 with upside for a bit more.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:44:11 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson's touches will be limited to keep him fresh, according to Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn. "He's got some miles on him," Lynn said. "So we're going to have to be strategic in how we use him, and when we use him, to keep him fresh so that he can be the explosive guy that I know that he can be." Johnson will be in a committee with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell.
Fantasy Tip: That's quite a different stance than the one reported a couple weeks ago that they were going to give him the ball as much as possible. Johnson is a decent receiver and has more value in PPR leagues as a RB2. Ivory and Powell are depth fantasy backs that could figure in more in good matchups.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:01:01 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (ankle) rolled his ankle and did not finish the Wednesday, June 18 practice. Head coach Rex Ryan said it's not severe but that Ivory will probably sit out of practice Thursday, June 19.
Fantasy Tip: As long as it doesn't turn out to be anything serious, Ivory should still have an important role behind Chris Johnson. There are still a couple months of watching and waiting left, but consider Ivory a flex option at this point.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:38:32 -0700
If New York Jets RB Chris Johnson can prove he's still an explosive, dynamic and productive running back, he could be in line for most of the workload, according to a source. The New York Jets' distribution of backfield touches hasn't been panned out yet. Running backs coach Anthony Lynn said Johnson is "definitely going to get the ball" and has plenty left in the tank.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson has been underrated ever since he landed in New York. Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell will take away some playing time, but Johnson is the Jets running back to own this season. As long as he stays healthy, which he has his whole career, he's a safe RB3 option, with RB2 potential if he does end up as the team's main running back.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:48:23 -0700
The New York Jets will use RBs Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory as a tandem this upcoming season and have them split carries. RB Bilal Powell will be the team's No. 3 running back.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:29:09 -0700
The New York Jets signed RB Chris Johnson (Titans) to a two-year deal Wednesday, April 16. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson has lost a lot in recent seasons, and he's, at best, a weak RB3 for your fantasy squad. Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell will spell Johnson frequently, and Ivory figures to be the short-yardage, goal-line back. With Marty Mornhinweg as the offensive coordinator, Johnson could be used frequently out of the backfield as a pass catcher, making him more valuable in point-per-reception leagues.
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:42:23 -0700
The New York Jets are not concerned with free-agent RB Chris Johnson's (Titans) work ethic, and they'd be excited with a running back tandem of Johnson and RB Chris Ivory.
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 13:49:11 -0800
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (rib, hip) said he suffered a cracked rib and a hip pointer on his second-to-last carry in Week 17.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 14:34:34 -0800
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (ankle, quadriceps) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is listed as probable for Week 17.
Fantasy Tip: Ivory should be considered a flex option for some owners this week.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:14:40 -0800
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (quadriceps, ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 26.
Wed, 25 Dec 2013 12:15:06 -0800
New York Jets DB Ellis Lankster (jaw) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25. DL Quinton Coples (shoulder), DB Antonio Cromartie (hip) and DL Sheldon Richardson (finger, shoulder) were all limited in practice. DL Kenrick Ellis (back), OL Austin Howard (knee), RB Chris Ivory (quadricep, ankle), WR Jeremy Kerley (elbow), OL Nick Mangold (toe), LB Garret McIntyre (knee) and DL Muhammad Wilkerson (wrist) all did fully participated in practice.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:03:58 -0800
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (ankle) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 6, and is probable for Week 14.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:34:12 -0800
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 5.
Fantasy Tip: Ivory's matchup against the Oakland Raiders is a nice one, but the lack of production from the Jets' offense as a whole makes him a weak play. Use Ivory mainly as a flex option in deeper leagues.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:27:35 -0800
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (ankle) fully practiced Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:24:48 -0800
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 29, and is probable for Week 13.
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 11:31:51 -0800
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 28.
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:42:24 -0800
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Fantasy Tip: It's a good sign that Ivory was able to do at least something in the first day of practice. However, it might take a lot for him to be able to play against the Miami Dolphins. Plan to leave him on your bench.
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:34:59 -0800
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (ankle) was seen on the side working with trainers in practice Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Fantasy Tip: Ivory's injury looks serious enough to keep him out of action this weekend against the Miami Dolphins, so get him out of your lineups. Bilal Powell would become the main runner again and is an RB2 this weekend.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:51:07 -0800
An update on the status of New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (ankle) will come Wednesday, Nov. 27. Ivory suffered an ankle sprain on his first carry in the Week 12 game against the Baltimore Ravens, but he was still able to rush nine times.
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 14:08:51 -0800
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (ankle) suffered a left ankle injury on the first carry of the day in Week 12 against the Baltimore Ravens. He said Sunday, Nov. 24, that he will have an MRI Monday, Nov. 25. When asked if his ankle injury was of the low or high-sprain variety, he answered, "Both."
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:35:35 -0800
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (knee) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 15, and is probable or Week 11.
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:35:46 -0800
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 14.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:17:23 -0800
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Fantasy Tip: Despite continuing to split time with Bilal Powell, Ivory is the better point-per-reception option as a flex play. The matchup against the Buffalo Bills this weekend is a plus, too.
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 15:32:27 -0800
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory carried 18 times for 139 yards and a touchdown in Week 9 against the New Orleans Saints, his former team.
Fantasy Tip: Ivory has managed to go over 100 yards in two of the past three games. While he struggled in Week 8, that was more due to a lopsided score and the team getting away from the run to play catch-up. Ivory has emerged as a must-start RB2 or flex fantasy play in all formats.
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 21:32:48 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory was leaned upon heavily in the Week 7 overtime victory against the New England Patriots, posting a career-high 34 carries for 104 yards. RB Bilal Powell, who had been the primary ball carrier, managed just three touches. "Bilal only carried three times but Ivory had the hot hand and we fed him," head coach Rex Ryan said Sunday, Oct. 20. "We rode Ivory a little more than normal, but it was a good game."
Fantasy Tip: If Ivory can duplicate this type of production, he would be a solid RB2 or flex play in all fantasy formats. However, don't discount Powell just yet, as he showed earlier this season while Ivory was sidelined, that he could carry the mail and do it well. Keep him reserved, but don't drop him just yet.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:45:58 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and is listed as probable for Week 7.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:04:19 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 17.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 13:55:58 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Fantasy Tip: Ivory should be good to go against the New England Patriots. Now that Mike Goodson (knee) is done for the year, Ivory is worth owning in deeper leagues as a handcuff to Bilal Powell.
Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:36:21 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory is expected to have a bigger role in the backfield with RB Mike Goodson (knee) now out for the season. Ivory had only four carries in Week 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he has 115 yards on 34 carries this season. "It hasn't been tough yet," Ivory said. "I don't feel like I'm sitting back waiting on my time. I just feel like we could run the ball more. We're not doing that, but I think it will get better."
Fantasy Tip: Ivory should now be a waiver wire target in deeper leagues for those either hoping to handcuff Bilal Powell or build running back depth.
Tue, 15 Oct 2013 09:19:40 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory said he'd like to see the team run the ball more. "I would like to see us run the ball more," Ivory said. "I really feel like when you can run the ball that opens up everything else. It would take a little (pressure) off (QB Geno Smith)."
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 12:57:52 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 11, but is listed as probable for Week 6.
Fantasy Tip: Ivory likely will share playing time with Mike Goodson as the backups at running back with Bilal Powell getting most of the work at the position. Ivory likely will not be more than a flex option this week.
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 15:10:17 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 10.
Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:43:03 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:54:21 -0700
New York Jets RB Mike Goodson (hamstring) had three carries for 32 yards in the Week 5 game against the Atlanta Falcons in his season debut, and he added one reception for nine yards. RB Chris Ivory carried four times for 27 yards. Both had just four touches to 13 touches for RB Bilal Powell.
Fantasy Tip: Goodson and Ivory need to do a lot more if they are going to unseat Powell as the top RB option on the team. For now, Powell is your best bet for fantasy value among the trio, but Goodson and Ivory could eat into the touches if they start running well and head coach Rex Ryan elects to go with the hot-hand approach. For now, that hot hand belongs to Powell.
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 16:18:30 -0700
New York Jets RBs Mike Goodson (hamstring) and Chris Ivory (hamstring) are each active for the Week 5 game against the Atlanta Falcons Monday, Oct. 7.
Sat, 05 Oct 2013 16:14:14 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) was limited during practice Saturday, Oct. 5, and is listed as probable for Week 5.
Fantasy Tip: Bilal Powell played well while Ivory was out, so Ivory's role this week is uncertain. Ivory could also lose playing time because Mike Goodson has rejoined the team. If he is active, he likely will not be more than a flex option in most leagues.
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 17:27:01 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant in practice Friday, Oct. 4.
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:45:02 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 3.
Fantasy Tip: Ivory took some repetitions in the portion of practice open to the media, however. It's a good sign. But with Bilal Powell remaining the lead back and Mike Goodson back in the picture, it's hard to see Ivory making a huge fantasy impact for at least another week or two.
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 09:10:05 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) is participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 3.
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:42:38 -0700
New York Jets RB Mike Goodson is eligible to rejoin the team for practice Monday, Sept. 30, after serving his four-game suspension for substance abuse.
Fantasy Tip: Don't expect Goodson to be involved much in his first week back, even with Chris Ivory (hamstring) expected to miss another week. Bilal Powell has earned the lion's share of the touches, and Alex Green is in the picture for backup touches.
Sun, 29 Sep 2013 11:40:36 -0700
The New York Jets have declared OG Ben Ijalana, QB Brady Quinn, RB Chris Ivory, CB Dee Milliner, WR Mike Campbell, OT Oday Aboushi, LB Ricky Sapp inactive for Week 4.
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:37:48 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 27, and has been ruled out for Week 4.
Fantasy Tip: Bilal Powell will get most of the carries while Ivory is out of the lineup. He should be considered a No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues for Week 4.
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:43:59 -0700
The New York Jets are expected to use RB Bilal Powell as the featured back the next two weeks while they bring RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) and suspended RB Mike Goodson are brought back slowly. Running back coach Anthony Lynn said Powell can be used in most situations. "He's always had a skill set that can cover - between the tackles, outside the tackles, receiving skills, blocking skills. He has a complete skill set, and that allows him to stay on the field. Even if he's not the feature back he would be on the field a lot," Lynn said. Powell said he entered the season more prepared which has allowed him to play faster and be more comfortable.
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 09:05:22 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) is not participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 26.
Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:44:15 -0700
Updating a previous item, New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) rode a stationary bike during practice Wednesday, Sept. 25, and the team isn't giving any indication that he'll return in Week 4 against the Tennessee Titans. He ran only four times for five yards before coming out of the game in Week 3. There is no timetable for Ivory to return to action.
Wed, 25 Sep 2013 11:24:02 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 25.
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 15:01:40 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Jets RB Chris Ivory's (hamstring) hamstring injury is to the same hamstring he injured during training camp but at a different spot. The team is expecting Ivory to miss some time because he was slow to recover from his first hamstring injury.
Fantasy Tip: Bilal Powell likely will get most of the carries if Ivory has to miss games. Powell is probably owned in all fantasy leagues and should at least be considered for the starting lineup each week.
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:25:15 -0700
New York Jets RB Alex Green worked as the No. 2 running back behind RB Bilal Powell in Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills when RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) injured his hamstring in the first quarter. Green had 14 yards on five carries.
Sun, 22 Sep 2013 20:36:23 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) left the Week 3 game against the Buffalo Bills due to a hamstring injury.
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:41:49 -0700
The New Orleans Saints traded RB Chris Ivory (Jets) during the offseason, unjamming what was a crowded backfield. However, RB Mark Ingram (toe) has yet to take advantage through the first two games, running for just 31 yards on 17 carries. In Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Ingram struggled early, and the team featured RB Pierre Thomas more.
Fantasy Tip: Ingram might need a change of scenery to realize his potential. He is a back who might need 20-25 carries to get into a groove and get stronger as the game goes on, but that isn't the game plan in New Orleans. For now, he is only worth hanging onto if you need an RB3 or flex player in leagues of 12 or more teams. And at least than two yards per carry, so far, even that might be generous.