2012 Recap: Ivory is getting a ton of hype coming into 2013 fantasy drafts, but maybe it is warranted. In 2012, he didn’t even see the field until week 10 and even though Joe Vitt wanted to run the ball more, Ivory only had one game with 10 carries and only played a total of 67 snaps. A hamstring issue held him to only six games and 40 carries, but he showed some flash with a 5.4 YPC. A beast mode like run against the Falcons, got fantasy players’ panties in a bunch and after his trade, the hype train left the station.
What’s Changed: Switching to the Jets and becoming the front runner as the bell cow makes Ivory a very intriguing choice, but an unknown commodity at the same time. The Jets have an underrated offensive line that sh*tty Shonn Greene couldn’t get it going behind. Ivory is a violent runner, while Green is a passive hippy by comparison. The Jets could have a change a QB, but I would like Ivory even more if Geno Smith is behind center. Rex Ryan wants to run the ball and Marty Mornhinweg has shown he can commit to the run, but his offense is typically a pass heavy attack, which will be interesting with Ivory’s lack of receptions in his NFL career. Mike Goodson was also brought in to compete and is a more complete pass catcher.
Outlook: Chris Ivory has yet to prove he can get it done as a full time RB or a 3 down back, which could lead to a RBBC in New York. He is obviously the most talented guy on the roster and should be given every opportunity to get the majority of the touches. His violent running style could lead to more injuries and Ivory has been prone to fumbling as well, which could end up being a problem. The Jets pass attack may be seriously lacking this season and 8 man fronts could be an every game occurrence. I have him ranked as the 17th RB in my preseason rankings, so I obviously have faith that the creme will rise to the top. I just hope I won’t be disappointed.
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