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Running Back, Philadelphia Eagles

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Draft: 2015 Round 5 (13)
College: Boise State
DOB: 1993-06-15 Age: 24
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#7 2 1.10

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2015 MIA 9 49 187 3.8 1 11 7 90 12.9 0 33.7 3.7
2016 MIA 15 260 1,272 4.9 8 35 27 151 5.6 0 190.3 12.7
2017 PHI 8 146 542 3.7 1 20 14 67 4.8 0 66.9 8.4
2017 (Projected) PHI   260 1,195 4.6 8   36 246 6.8 1 198.1  

2017 Outlook
Depth Chart
The sophomore season for running back Jay Ajayi was one of the more bizarre storylines of the 2016 season, with the Dolphins doing everything in their power to not play the former Boise State Bronco. The Miami front office tried unsuccessfully to bring in C.J. Anderson from Denver, and then settled on an aging Arian Foster to start the season. Instead of using Ajayi as a backup in Week 1 against the Seahawks, the Dolphins front office deactivated the second-year player, citing attitude issues as the reason for the move.

A career-ending injury to Foster forced the staff to give Ajayi the start Week 5 against the Titans. Although the former fifth round pick struggled with only 42 yards on 13 carries, he did manage to find the end zone and post double-digit fantasy points. Ajayi would then follow with consecutive 200-yard performances against Pittsburgh and Buffalo, before posting 111 yards and a touchdown at home against the Jets Week 9.

Ajayi enters 2017 as the clear lead back for an offense that finished 2016 as the 9th best rushing attack in the league. He is a lock for 250 carries, assuming that he can stay healthy and does not lose the favor of the coaching staff. The health of center Mike Pouncey and the Dolphins offensive line is critical to the success of the rushing game - all but one of Ajayi's big games occurred when the O-line was active.

On a negative note, Ajayi's fantasy production was not consistent in 2016, with 57% of his yardage coming in a quarter of his games. Although he delivered two 27-point performances and a whopping 32.7 points against the Steelers Week 6, he failed to post double-digit fantasy points in nine of his 16 games.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Jay Ajayi
RB2RB2 LeGarrette Blount
RB3RB3 Corey Clement
RB4RB4 Wendell Smallwood
RB5RB5 Kenjon Barner
RB6RB6 Darren Sproles
RB7RB7 Donnel Pumphrey
Eagles Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Jay Ajayi to be limited in Week 9?
Eagles have a bye in Week 10
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Nov 4, 1:15 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
Neither Doug Pederson nor running back Jay Ajayi would say whether Ajayi definitely will play Sunday when the Eagles host the Denver Broncos, but the most likely scenario seems to be that Ajayi will be active, working with a limited package of plays. (Philadelphia Enquirer)

FFToday's Take: The most likely scenario is Ajayi being limited in Week 9, especially with the Eagles bye week looming in Week 10, giving him more time dive into the playbook. LeGarrette Blount should see the majority of snaps against a difficult Broncos run defense that's given up the fewest amount of fantasy points to running backs this season.


Jay Ajayi traded to the Eagles
Miami receives 4th round pick
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Oct 31, 8:53 am

Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins have traded running back Jay Ajayi to the Philadelphia Eagles for a fourth-round pick, it was announced Tuesday. The move comes four days after coach Adam Gase said the Dolphins had "the worst offense in football" after the team's 40-0 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night. Miami ranks last in the NFL with 252.4 yards per game. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Whoa. This move improves the chances of Ajayi finally finding the endzone. While Ajayi's fantasy value is boosted, this is a blow for LeGarrette Blount who should see his touches reduced. Miami is now left with Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams who will likely share the backfield moving forward.


Jay Ajayi dealing with knee soreness
HC: "Not a big issue"
By: Doug Orth | Thu Sep 14, 5:30 pm

Miami Dolphins
Jay Ajayi has had some knee soreness for a while. Not a big issue per Adam Gase. (Palm Beach Post - Joe Schad)

FFToday's Take: Ajayi is practicing in full and expected to carry the Dolphins' running game in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Chargers. This news is just a reminder that Miami's workhorse is an injury risk and dropped in the 2015 draft because of concerns over his knee. The Dolphins very much want Kenyan Drake to be the primary backup, but he has his own durability issues. With that said, he's probably the most likely handcuff for Ajayi owners.


Bucs-Dolphins rescheduled for Week 11
Both teams share a bye Week 11
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 6, 8:30 am

Miami Dolphins
The NFL officially postponed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Miami Dolphins tilt until Week 11. With Hurricane Irma gaining steam as it moves toward South Florida, the league announced the matchup will be moved from Sunday to Sunday, Nov. 19. Both the Bucs and Dolphins had a bye in Week 11. The news means that Miami and Tampa will play 16 straight games to close out the season. (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: Mother nature wins again. Moving the game to Pittsburgh or Philadelphia was discussed but in the end, fantasy owners of Jay Cutler, Jay Ajayi, Jameis Winston, Mike Evans, etc need to find other options.



2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
2 at LAC W 19-17 28 122 4.4 0 2 2 4 2.0 0 12.6
3 at NYJ L 6-20 11 16 1.5 0 3 2 9 4.5 0 2.5
4 NO L 0-20 12 46 3.8 0 1 1 8 8.0 0 5.4
5 TEN W 16-10 25 77 3.1 0 3 2 2 1.0 0 7.9
6 at ATL W 20-17 26 130 5.0 0 3 0 0 - 0 13.0
7 NYJ W 31-28 23 51 2.2 0 4 3 26 8.7 0 7.7
8 at BAL L 0-40 13 23 1.8 0 4 4 18 4.5 0 4.1
9 DEN W 51-23 8 77 9.6 1 0 0 0 - 0 13.7

2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
2 at NE L 24-31 5 14 2.8 0 4 4 31 7.8 0 4.5
3 CLE W 30-24 7 28 4.0 1 0 0 0 - 0 8.8
4 at CIN L 7-22 6 33 5.5 0 2 2 13 6.5 0 4.6
5 TEN L 17-30 13 42 3.2 1 1 0 0 - 0 10.2
6 PIT W 30-15 25 204 8.2 2 2 1 3 3.0 0 32.7
7 BUF W 28-25 28 214 7.6 1 1 1 2 2.0 0 27.6
9 NYJ W 27-23 24 111 4.6 1 4 3 19 6.3 0 19.0
10 at SD W 31-24 19 79 4.2 0 1 1 1 1.0 0 8.0
11 at LAR W 14-10 16 77 4.8 0 4 3 7 2.3 0 8.4
12 SF W 31-24 18 45 2.5 1 2 1 11 11.0 0 11.6
13 at BAL L 6-38 12 61 5.1 0 7 6 26 4.3 0 8.7
14 ARI W 26-23 20 48 2.4 0 3 1 15 15.0 0 6.3
15 at NYJ W 34-13 19 51 2.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 5.1
16 at BUF W 34-31 32 206 6.4 1 1 1 3 3.0 0 26.9
17 NE L 14-35 16 59 3.7 0 3 3 20 6.7 0 7.9
WC at PIT L 12-30 16 33 2.1 0 3 3 12 4.0 0 4.5
WC = Wild-Card

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
9 at BUF L 17-33 5 41 8.2 0 0 0 0 - 0 4.1
10 at PHI W 20-19 6 48 8.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 4.8
11 DAL L 14-24 4 13 3.3 0 2 2 23 11.5 0 3.6
12 at NYJ L 20-38 3 6 2.0 0 6 4 52 13.0 0 5.8
13 BAL W 15-13 4 12 3.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.2
14 NYG L 24-31 5 15 3.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.5
15 at SD L 14-30 6 27 4.5 1 3 1 15 15.0 0 10.2
16 IND L 12-18 9 23 2.6 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.3
17 NE W 20-10 7 2 0.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.2

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