Jacksonville Jaguars: 5 early fantasy football options
3) Chris Ivory, running back, Jacksonville Jaguars
Make no mistake, this is not an early round selection for fantasy football owners. Despite making the Pro Bowl in 2015, Ivory is not the kind of stud running back that Todd Gurley or Adrian Peterson are.
Despite being the fifth highest rusher in 2015 (1070 yards) and contributing the ninth most touchdowns (seven rushing, one receiving), Ivory is expected to split time with T.J. Yeldon in 2016.
This hurts both running backs value, but it isn’t an insurmountable role for fantasy football owners. In the split time with Yeldon, Ivory is expected to be the primary back acting as the starter. It wouldn’t be shocking to see him contribute 15 carries or more per game, which should provide plenty of production (only 13 running backs saw that many opportunities in 2015).
Ivory isn’t a sexy fantasy football pick, but he’d be a possible flex option or even second running back option on teams that miss out on the top running backs. The Jags invested a fair amount in him and will look to get their money’s worth.