Fantasy owners sure are a fickle bunch. In the weeks leading up to the NFL draft, after it was reported that the New York Jets were interested in trading for Chris Ivory, my Twitter time line was flooded with #FreeIvory hash tags. It seemed that there was finally something the entire fantasy community could agree on – give Chris Ivory starter’s carries, and fantasy goodness would surely follow.
When the Jets finally acquired the former Saints fourth stringer for a mid round pick, I braced myself for a crushing wave of Chris Ivory puff pieces that would send his fantasy price tag soaring. While there are definitely a few glowing write-ups in circulation, I’m surprised by the amount of hedging I’ve seen from analysts and folks in social media, many of whom were banging the table for Ivory’s liberation only a few short days ago. The prevailing scuttlebutt from recent articles I’ve read on Ivory looks something like this:
“He’s a two down back. 1,100 rushing yards is his ceiling.”