|Date of Birth:||06/15/1993|
|Drafted:||2015 | Round 5 | Pick 149|
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The Eagles are releasing Jay Ajayi, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Ajayi played minimally for Philadelphia after being signed when Jordan Howard (shoulder) went down, but the starter will apparently return in Week 17. There is a chance Ajayi signs elsewhere ahead of the playoffs (perhaps Seattle, who could play the Eagles in a couple of weeks), but he probably wouldn’t make a fantasy impact in the season finale.
The Eagles are expected to sign Jay Ajayi, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport says the two sides are deep in talks, so we expect the deal will be announced later today after everything apparently went well with Ajayi's workout this morning. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson indicated there's a chance Ajayi suits up against the Patriots on Sunday with Darren Sproles done for the year and Jordan Howard (shoulder) not yet cleared for contact, which would be interesting. Ajayi is familiar with Philadelphia's offense after he was with the team during the end of 2017 and into 2018 before a season-ending knee injury, so it won't take him much time to get up to speed.
Jay Ajayi (knee) has been fully cleared by Dr. James Andrews, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Ajayi tore his ACL last season with Philadelphia and has not received much public interest from other teams as a free agent, but he probably won't have to wait much longer to find a home after being cleared. In one-and-a-half years with the Eagles, Ajayi rushed 115 times and averaged 5.1 yards per carry. A team that jumps out as a fit is Tampa Bay, but any potential fantasy value will obviously be dependent on the 26-year-old's new squad. Ajayi may also wait for an injury to hit before signing,
The Eagles have placed Jay Ajayi (knee) on injured reserve.
Ajayi suffered a torn ACL, according to reports, ending his season. This is a surprise, as Ajayi seemed fine during and after yesterday's loss to the Vikings, and he even questioned why the team wasn't running the ball more like he expected to continue playing this season. Ajayi's season ends with 45 carries for 184 yards and three touchdowns along with five receptions for 20 yards in four games, and it's a tough break for a guy that's set to become a free agent after the season. This injury could lead to a trade for Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell, a move that some have speculated the Eagles might make even with Ajayi. For now, expect Wendell Smallwood, who has ran the ball well this season, and Corey Clement to lead Philadelphia's backfield with Darren Sproles (if healthy) and undrafted rookie Josh Adams mixing in.
Jay Ajayi loses costly fumble in Eagles' loss.
The Eagles had a great drive they took inside the ten-yard line, but Ajayi pretty much just lost control of the ball and dropped it before getting hit; it was a big play in a two-point loss for the Eagles. Overall, Ajayi had eight carries for 29 yards and one reception for five yards in the Week 5 loss. The offense continues to throw the ball twice as much as they're running, but perhaps they'll commit to the run more on a short week against the Giants.
Jay Ajayi handles 18 touches in loss to the Titans.
Ajayi rushed 15 times for 70 yards and caught three passes for 11 yards in the overtime defeat. With Corey Clement (quad) and Darren Sproles (hamstring) out, Ajayi handed 75% of the team's running back carries ahead of Wendell Smallwood (25%). Being the starter in a high-powered offense keeps Ajayi on the RB2/FLEX radar for Week 5 against the Vikings, but the matchup combined with the expected returns of Clement and Sproles could make him a risky option next Sunday.
Jay Ajayi (back) was a full participant in today's practice.
As Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said, Ajayi should be back this week, and this full practice indicates he's ready to go. However, Ajayi will be less than 100% and is probably more of a FLEX matchup this week against the Titans. We'll update you if Ajayi pops up with an injury designation tomorrow, but expect to see him out there on Sunday after missing one game.
Jay Ajayi (back) did not practice today.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said he expects Ajayi to play this week after missing one game, so this isn't a huge concern for the team's first practice of the week. We'll update you with Ajayi's practice status tomorrow.
Doug Pederson expects Jay Ajayi (back) to return this week.
We'll monitor the practice report throughout the week, but expect Ajayi to be back in action after missing one game. Remember, Ajayi previously returned to the Week 2 loss to the Bucs with the back injury, so it probably isn't too serious. The Eagles probably just didn't feel the need to rush their top back into action at less than 100%.
Jay Ajayi (back) has been declared out for Week 3.
Ajayi finished last Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers, but this was fully expected after he didn’t practice all week this week. Darren Sproles (hamstring) is also out, and Corey Clement should handle most of the backfield work for the Eagles against the Colts, with Wendell Smallwood and rookie Josh Adams mixing in. Consider Ajayi questionable for Week 4 against the Titans.
Jay Ajayi (back) remains out of practice.
Ajayi's status for Week 3 does not look good despite the fact that he returned to Sunday's loss against the Buccaneers with the back injury. Plan for Ajayi to miss this weekend against the Colts, but we'll see how he's listed on the official injury report for the game when it's released sometime tomorrow.
Jay Ajayi (back) did not practice today.
It's only Wednesday, but there's some pessimism surrounding Ajayi's Week 3 status against the Colts. We'll update you with Ajayi's practice status tomorrow, but we recommend picking up Corey Clement if he's somehow available in your league.
Jay Ajayi (back) might not play this week.
Philadelphia brought undrafted rookie running back Josh Adams from the practice squad, which indicates Ajayi might not be ready to go because of his back injury. Ajayi did return to Sunday's game after injuring his back early in the contest, but the Eagles might want to take things slow with their top back. Darren Sproles (hamstring) also remains banged up, so the running back situation for the Eagles for this week could be interesting. Corey Clement could be headed for a featured role, which we think he would excel in. We'll monitor Ajayi's practice status throughout the week.
Jay Ajayi handles eight touches, finds the end zone in Week 2 loss.
Ajayi, who was apparently set for a featured role against the Bucs, left in the first half with a back injury, but he returned in the second half and finished with seven carries for 23 yards and a score. He also caught a four-yard pass. Ajayi should get an easier matchup against the Colts next Sunday, but he might have missed his opportunity to be a workhorse after Corey Clement impressed on 11 touches in Week 2. Consider the Boise State product a low-end RB2 option.
Jay Ajayi (back) returns against the Buccaneers.
Ajayi missed most of the first half after hurting his back on the first series, but he's back out there to start the second half. The Eagles are currently down 13 points, so Ajayi will look to help them get back into it.
Jay Ajayi (back) leaves game against the Buccaneers.
Ajayi was injured on the first offensive drive for the Eagles, and he came off the field hold his back and getting help walking from someone on the sideline. Ajayi was set for a heavy workload today against the Bucs, so hopefully the injury isn't too serious and he can return soon. He's currently headed to the locker room.
Doug Pederson says we'll see more of Jay Ajayi moving forward.
Pederson explained that Ajayi didn't get a ton of playing time to start the game because he missed a couple of weeks with the lower body injury and wanted to get him back into the flow of the game. "Moving forward, we'll see him more," Pederson said of Ajayi, who ran for two touchdowns and a two-point conversion in the second half against Atlanta. This is still a committee type of backfield that could frustrate at times, but Ajayi is clearly the lead ball-carrier of the bunch.
Jay Ajayi scores twice in 18-12 victory over the Falcons.
Ajayi was barely involved in the first half, but he exploded over the final 30 minutes, finishing with 15 carries for 62 yards and two touchdowns. The British-born runner brings violence that the other backfield options in Philly don't, but fantasy owners probably should get used to the volatility that comes with the committee approach that Doug Pederson favors. Next week, Ajayi should be considered an RB2 option against the Bucs in a game that the Eagles are expected to handle.
Jay Ajayi is "poised to be the featured back" for the Eagles in 2018.
Dave Spadaro and Chris McPherson of PhiladelphiaEagles.com believe that even with impressive second-year back Corey Clement there and Darren Sproles returning, Ajayi will be the guy this season. Running backs coach Duce Staley said "I'm pretty sure that Jay is excited about being able to go out there and dominate and being able to be that guy," and added head coach Doug Pederson is also excited about it, but that "we'll see." So the job won't just be handed to Ajayi, but it sounds like the team considers him the heavy favorite to get the majority of carries this season. Ajayi is currently going outside the top 15 running backs based off early ADP, but he offers obvious RB1 upside in fantasy drafts.
Jay Ajayi gets nine carries as the Eagles win Super Bowl LII.
Ajayi didn't lead the backfield in the Big Game, but he still received a good amount of work and did damage with his carries. The bruising back gained 57 yards on his nine attempts. After getting traded from Miami at the trade deadline, Ajayi probably can't be happier about the results. He should remain a big part of the Eagles' backfield in 2018, and he'll likely be their top fantasy option in the backfield next season.
Jay Ajayi gets 21 touches in Eagles' NFC Championship victory.
Ajayi ran well against Minnesota's stingy defense, running hard and gaining 73 rushing yards on 18 carries. He also added three receptions for 26 receiving yards. Ajayi didn't get into the end zone, but he led the backfield rotation and will continue to do so in Super Bowl LII against the Patriots. He's familiar with New England from his first two seasons with the Dolphins, but he didn't face them this season before getting traded to Philadelphia.
Jay Ajayi operates as clear lead back in playoff win over the Falcons.
Ajayi didn't get off to a good start with a lost fumble on the first drive of the game, but he bounced back and finished with 15 carries for 54 yards and three receptions for 44 yards. He showed good power and burst against a fast but undersized Falcons front, and he should remain the focal point on the ground for Philly next Sunday in the NFC Championship. They will face either the Vikings or Saints.
Jay Ajayi is inactive for Week 17.
Ajayi is the only Eagles offensive starter that's resting today, so it looks like they're going to give him a heavy workload come playoff time. The up-and-down regular season, which included getting traded from Miami to Philadelphia, for Ajayi ends with 208 carries for 873 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown along with 24 receptions for 158 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown in 14 games. Ajayi has averaged 5.8 yard per carry in his seven games with Philadelphia, so he should be a difference-maker in January for a playoff run.
Jay Ajayi leads backfield in Christmas Night win.
Ajayi rushed 14 times for 52 yards, also adding two receptions for 21 yards and a score. The former Dolphin lost a fumble, too, but it came at the end of a hard run, and he was back out there the next series. Philadelphia will likely rest some of their guys in Week 17, and Ajayi could be one of them as the emerging lead back. If he plays, he'd just be a risky FLEX option against Dallas.
Jay Ajayi gets 14 touches n Eagles' win.
Ajayi again worked as the lead back for the Eagles, but the team came out with a throwing gameplan with Nick Foles under center and continued with it throughout the victory. Ajayi had 12 carries for 49 yards and two receptions for 40 yards, so it was still a solid fantasy day for the bruising back. Perhaps the Eagles will go to a more run-heavy gameplan in Week 16 against the Raiders, but Ajayi is a fine fantasy option either way.
Jay Ajayi gets 15 carries against the Rams.
Ajayi gained 78 yards on his 15 attempts, which were by far a team high, and he also added a two-yard reception. With the injury to Carson Wentz, it's possible the Eagles start to commit to the run game more, which would be a boost for Ajayi's fantasy value. Ajayi appears to have taken over as the lead runner in Philadelphia's backfield, and he should be a strong option next week against the Giants.
Jay Ajayi leads the backfield in touches as Philly loses second game of the year.
Ajayi rushed nine times for 35 yards, adding three receptions for 11 yards. Doug Pederson decided to throw it 45 times in the 24-10 loss, and despite facing a tough run defense, the Eagles probably should have had more balance on offense. The good news for fantasy owners is that it looks like Philadelphia could make Ajayi the backfield leader just in time for the fantasy playoffs, but he's still a low-end RB2/FLEX option at best until we see more. Perhaps that will come against the Rams next Sunday.
Jay Ajayi gets six touches in Week 12.
Ajayi carried five times for 26 yards and added one reception for seven yards against the Bears. The big back broke yet another long run in his third game with the team, running for 30 yards—but he was tackled and stripped from behind, and the ball rolled in the end zone and was recovered by teammate Nelson Agholor for a touchdown. Ajayi isn't getting the amount of work once anticipated when he was traded to the Eagles, so he carries risk next week against a still-strong Seahawks run defense.
Jay Ajayi breaks another long run in Eagles’ Sunday night win.
Ajayi carried seven times for 91 yards and added one reception for ten yards, and he nearly broke another long touchdown run but was caught from behind by Cowboys safety Byron Jones. The long run went for 71 yards on a play where he received great blocking and showed great vision. For the second straight game on a long run, though, it’s difficult not to notice how Ajayi’s knees go outward as he’s running. But he still looks pretty fast, and it shouldn’t be a problem as long as he plays well. The Eagles are a committee with four capable guys that can mix in, but it’d be good to see Ajayi get about 15+ carries in a game. While he hasn’t hit ten carries in either of the two games in Philadelphia, Ajayi remains a very good fantasy option and should be in lineups against the Bears next week.
Jay Ajayi breaks long touchdown in first game with the Eagles.
Things couldn't have gone much better for Ajayi in his first game with Philadelphia, as he received eight carries with a limited playbook, gaining 77 yards with the touchdown. The score was on a 46-yarder where he basically read the blocks perfectly and easily raced to the end zone before diving for the pylon. With the Eagles entering their Week 10 bye, Ajayi should have a better grasp of the playbook in the next game—and he should get a bigger workload. Ajayi should be a great RB1 moving forward.
Jay Ajayi will reportedly get 10-15 snaps today.
FOX's Jay Glazer said that's about all he'll get because he just arrived with the team after being traded from the Dolphins before the trade deadline. If you're inserting Ajayi into your fantasy lineup against the Broncos, you're hoping he breaks a long run or scores.
Jay Ajayi might not play this weekend against the Broncos.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said he isn't sure if Ajayi will be active for the game. Considering he just arrived with the team after Tuesday's trade deadline, he's only had a week of practice to get acclimated to the offense. We expect Ajayi to be active with a limited role, getting time with plays he is comfortable with; but it wouldn't be surprising to see him inactive for the game. The Eagles play in the early games on Sunday, so we'll know by 11:30 AM ET if Ajayi is playing versus Denver.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson would not commit to Jay Ajayi playing on Sunday.
Ajayi just arrived with the team after yesterday's trade from the Dolphins, so he needs to learn the playbook and get comfortable with what the Eagles are teaching. We expect him to be active for the game, but Pederson said they might have it so he really knows at least some of the plays that he can be confident with. Pederson also added that he'll have to see how this week of practice goes before committing to how much work he'll get against the Broncos. Remember, this isn't Madden. Ajayi will need to get his old Dolphins offense out of his mind and learn this new offense with the Eagles. In a tough matchup versus Denver while potentially being limited with the playbook, Ajayi is more of an RB2/FLEX option this week—but he should emerge as an RB1 soon enough.
Dolphins trade RB Jay Ajayi to the Eagles.
Woah. Adam Gase was clearly unhappy with his team's performance so far this season and wanted to shake things up, but this is a major surprise. Ajayi was the offensive centerpiece for Miami, and the Dolphins decided to trade him to Philadelphia for a fourth-round pick, according to multiple reports. Though it might take some time to adjust to the offense, the third-year back could step right in as the starter for the Eagles, who have outstanding depth at the position and now have a back that's shown he can be one of the league's best. Because the offense of the Dolphins have been struggling so much, this could be good for Ajayi's fantasy value, as the Eagles have had one of the league's best offenses this season and a much better offensive line than the Dolphins. However, it's worth keeping in mind that Ajayi is unlikely to get the type of workload he had with the Dolphins. In Miami, Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams will carry the load for the Dolphins, with Drake being the recommended fantasy pickup.
Ravens shut down Dolphins' running game in Thursday night win.
Baltimore was getting gashed all season, and it looked like it would happen again after Jay Ajayi's 21-yard run on his first carry of the game. But after that carry, the Ravens limited Ajayi to 12 carries for two yards. Overall, he had 13 carries for 23 yards and four receptions for 18 yards. Ajayi basically received no blocking from his offensive line, so there wasn't much he could have done in this one. The Dolphins will look to take the mini bye week to turn things around with the running game.
Jay Ajayi handles 26 touches in Week 7 win.
Ajayi rushed 23 times for 51 yards, adding 26 yards on three receptions. New York has given the offensive line of the Dolphins fits in both games this season, but the workload is really encouraging for Ajayi owners. He'll be the offensive centerpiece again on Thursday night, and he should push for 25-30 touches with Jay Cutler (ribs) likely out. Keep him in lineups as a workhorse RB1.
Jay Ajayi plays great in Week 6.
After being held under 100 yards in each of the last three games, Ajayi broke back out with a 26-carry, 130-yard game against the Falcons. Throughout the afternoon, the Dolphins bruiser broke off chunk plays and broke tackles, and he averaged 5.0 yards per carry in the win. The only thing missing on the day was a score, which Ajayi has not had this season—but they will come. If an owner in your league is getting impatient with Ajayi's overall scoring so far this season, he's an excellent trade target as someone that the Dolphins would like to get 25+ carries per game. He does face the Jets, who held him to 16 yards on 11 carries in Week 3, next week though.
Jay Ajayi gets 27 touches in Week 5 win.
Ajayi carried 25 times for 77 yards and caught two passes for two yards while also losing a fumble versus the Titans. Though it didn't lead to a huge game, it's great to see Ajayi get fed the ball like he did in the game. If the offensive line improves Ajayi would be one of the top options at the position, but he's still an RB1 either way because of his big workload. He gets the Falcons in Week 6.
Jay Ajayi is not on the Week 5 injury report.
Ajayi didn't practice yesterday, but he practiced fully on Wednesday and today and he's ready to go on Sunday against the Titans. After a surprising two weeks of not putting up big numbers, Ajayi will hopefully be fed the ball more this week. You can insert him into your lineup as an RB1.
Jay Ajayi (knee) did not practice today.
Ajayi was a full participant in practice yesterday, so hopefully this is just an off day for the running back. Off days have been a regularity for Ajayi this season. We'll see how he's listed when the official injury report for the game is released tomorrow.
Jay Ajayi (knee) was a full participant in practice today.
The third-year back had been limited or a non-particpant in some practices recently, but it's good to see him a full participant this early in the week. His knee is not a concern, and he'll be ready to go on Sunday against the Titans. Though he hasn't put up good numbers over the last two weeks, Ajayi remains an RB1.
Jay Ajayi gets 13 touches in Week 4 loss.
Ajayi did not have the hometown return he would have liked, carrying 12 times for 46 yards and adding one reception for eight yards. He had a few nice runs in the game, but the Dolphins simply did not have the ball enough for him to do more damage. Overall, Miami's offense has not been good at all over the last two weeks, but they and Ajayi could flip the switch at any time. He's still an RB1 in Week 5 against the Titans.
Jay Ajayi (knee) is officially active.
This was the expectation despite Ajayi being listed as questionable for the game. The London-born bruiser is playing in his hometown so you can expect him to be ready to go in this one, especially with many of his friends and family at the game. Given his matchup and the fact he's playing in London, Ajayi might be the premiere running back play of Week 4.
Jay Ajayi (knee) did not practice today.
There is no concern for Ajayi's knee ahead of Sunday's game in London. He also missed practice time last week, and it's nothing to worry about. Ajayi has a great matchup against the Saints on Sunday.
Jets shut down the Dolphins on the ground in Week 3.
Considering the Jets were gashed on the ground in Weeks 1 and 2, this was one of the biggest surprises of the week. Jay Ajayi had 11 carries for only 16 yards while catching two passes for nine yards. He should get back to being an elite option next week against the Saints in London. Ajayi is from London, so you can bet he'll want to show up with a huge game in his hometown.
Jay Ajayi (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 3.
There is no "probable" tag anymore, and there is no doubt Ajayi will be out there on Sunday. The bruising running back needs to be in all season-long lineups as an elite play against the Jets, while he's also one of the better options for daily leagues.
Jay Ajayi (knee) did not practice for the Dolphins today.
This could be a common occurrence for Ajayi, as he's going to get a ton of touches this season so the Dolphins could give him some extra days of rest. Ajayi will be fine for Sunday and is locked in as a great RB1 against the Jets.
Jay Ajayi handles 30 touches in 19-17 win over the Chargers.
Ajayi rushed 28 times for 122 yards and caught two passes for four yards. Any concerns about a knee injury during the week should have been erased, as Ajayi handled all but one carry for the running backs, consistently churning out tough yardage against a good defense. He's an elite RB1 for next week's matchup against the Jets.
Jay Ajayi has dealt with knee soreness "for a while."
Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said his star running back, who is listed on the injury report with a knee injury, didn't injure the knee and it's just something he's battling. Ajayi was a full participant in practice on Wednesday, and there's no concern about him missing any time. However, it might be an issue for Ajayi's long-term health. If you remember, Ajayi had questions about his knee during the draft in 2015, which is the only reason the former Boise State beast of a runner lasted until the fifth round. Don't be too alarmed by Ajayi battling knee soreness, but it's something to keep an eye on. Hopefully the 24-year-old back has no issues long-term and continues his pace to a great, long career.
Due to Hurricane Irma, the Buccaneers vs. Dolphins game will be played in Week 11 on Sunday, November 19, the NFL announced.
After weighing its options, the NFL decided this was the best decision. On one hand, the players don't need to play a game with Hurricane Irma on their minds, with many of their friends and families in Florida. On the other hand, both teams will now play 16 straight weeks without a bye. As for fantasy owners, this is less than ideal given they will be without their first-round pick in many cases if they selected Jay Ajayi or Mike Evans. DeVante Parker, Jarvis Landry, Jameis Winston and Jacquizz Rodgers are among the other players you must make sure to take out of your Week 1 lineup.
The Bucs/Dolphins game could be played in Philadelphia or Pittsburgh, according to Jeremy Fowler.
Fowler says those two cities are "under consideration" for neutral sites if the Week 1 game is played this week. Of course, the Steelers and Eagles are on the road to open the season, and they must not have anything else scheduled in their stadiums for Sunday. It's getting late and a decision by the NFL seems unlikely tonight, but it's safe to assume there will be a decision sometime tomorrow so the teams know what they're doing this week.
The Week 1 Buccaneers vs. Dolphins game will not be played on Sunday in Miami.
The NFL made the announcement that because of the incoming Hurricane Irma expected to directly hit Florida, they need to move the game. It's obviously the only decision to make, but now it's unclear if the game will A) be played at a neutral site or B) be re-scheduled to Week 11 when both teams have a bye week. Perhaps moving the game to Friday is another option, but it doesn't seem to be one that's being talked about. The NFL will provide another update with their plans "as soon as possible," and it's expected to be sometime tonight.
Jay Ajayi scores twice in preseason game against the Eagles.
Ajayi looked very good in the Week 3 preseason matchup, rushing nine times for 53 yards including two two-yard touchdowns. The third-year back broke a 26-yard run in his quarter of action and, as usual, was not easy to bring down. The Dolphins decided to pull both Jay Cutler and Ajayi while leaving in the rest of the starters for the first half, and it's clear Ajayi will get more than enough work this regular season. There aren't many better second-round fantasy picks than Ajayi, and you can certainly take him in the first round if you like him enough.
Jay Ajayi gets three touches in Dolphins second preseason game.
Miami's workhorse had two carries for -2 yards and an 11-yard reception. The reception came on a check down by Jay Cutler, something we could see a fair amount of this season, which boosts both Ajayi's floor and upside. Ajayi also exploded for a long run of 19 yards, but it was called back by a holding penalty. Ajayi played the same amount of time as Cutler in the game and is the clear offensive centerpiece for the Dolphins.
Jay Ajayi is expected to play in tonight's preseason game against the Ravens.
Ajayi was cleared of his concussion earlier this week, and he's clearly 100% if he's playing in this game. Kenyan Drake, who now has a concussion, was already ruled out for the game, though. It'll be good to see Miami's starters, including quarterback Jay Cutler, out there tonight.
Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi is out of concussion protocol.
Ajayi was close to getting fully cleared, and he now got over the final hurdle to get out of concussion protocol. The third-year back missed a couple of weeks of practice, but thankfully he's cleared now at at 100%. Ajayi will probably be on the field for this Thursday's preseason game against the Ravens.
Jay Ajayi is still in concussion protocol.
In a very confusing turn of events, Ajayi was first said to be participating in practice and out of protocol, then he left practice, then he was said to just be dehydrated not in protocol, and now the Dolphins confirmed to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald that Ajayi IS still in concussion protocol. Ajayi has been out for about two weeks with this concussion, so it's starting to become concerning. Hopefully he ends up being OK soon.
Jay Ajayi is confirmed to have a concussion.
He will miss at least one week, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. Ajayi got hit hard by Dolphins safety T.J. McDonald in practice yesterday, and it'll cost the team. It'd be a major surprise to see Ajayi in the team's first preseason game. The third-year back should be fine well before the regular season and this shouldn't affect his fantasy value, but concussions can very much linger for several weeks.
Jay Ajayi exited practice early and is being evaluated for a concussion, according to head coach Adam Gase.
Hopefully Ajayi is alright and was just taken off as a precaution, but we'll see when we get official word from the Dolphins. Miami has ten days until their first preseason game, but it wouldn't be a surprise if Ajayi sits out whether or not he does indeed have a concussion. The Dolphins likely want to play it safe with the centerpiece of their offense anyway, so we might only see him in the third preseason game. Ajayi is a borderline first/second round pick in fantasy drafts right now.
ESPN's James Walker projects Jay Ajayi to rush for over 1,400 yards this season.
Walker took into account head coach Adam Gase not being against getting Ajayi 350 carries this season and projected him for 1,435 yards rushing, 482 yards receiving, and 12 touchdowns. This would be over 1,900 yards, which only David Johnson and Ezekiel Elliott did last season. His rushing total projection could be more aggressive, but the receiving yardage projection is optimistic after Ajayi only had 151 receiving yards last season (although there has been talk of getting Ajayi more involved in the passing game). Ajayi is definitely worth drafting as an RB1 in the first two rounds this season.
Jay Ajayi wants to be the best running back in the NFL.
Every running back in the league wants to be the best, but Ajayi said he knows he has to do it all "to be considered the best at the running back position," so he focused on improving his pass catching ability this offseason—he wants to be a true three-down back that stays on the field as much as possible. Head coach Adam Gase said Ajayi is much more advanced mentally than he was at this time last year, and said that Ajayi is asking "beyond next-level" questions about the offense. Ajayi has had quite the turnaround after being a healthy scratch at the start of last season. There's been a lot of talk about the bruising running back getting upwards of 300-350 carries this season; that, along with his pass game role looking to increase, Ajayi might be a total steal if his ADP remains in the second round in 2017 fantasy drafts.
Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen talks up Jay Ajayi.
Christensen said Ajayi is a "different guy" than last season and he might be "the most improved" player. Christensen also said he believes Jay Ajayi could handle 350 carries, as Adam Gase wants. The third-year back had nearly 1,300 yards last season, so it's scary to think of him improving too much—but he might. Ajayi is a great pick in the first two rounds of 2017 fantasy drafts.
When asked about head coach Adam Gase's desire to get Jay Ajayi 22-25 carries a game, Ajayi said, "I'm ready for it."
Ajayi broke out last season with 1,272 rushing yards on 260 carries, and the totals Gase wants would be over 1,700 yards at the same pace of 4.9 yards per carry. That would obviously make Ajayi one of fantasy football's (and the NFL's) top backs, especially in standard leagues. The Dolphins also want him to be better as a pass catcher, but they have other guys like Kenyan Drake that will eat into those snaps. Nonetheless, it will be hard to pass on Ajayi at the top of the second round in fantasy drafts.
Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen talks up Jay Ajayi.
Christensen said Ajayi's receiving skills are "200% better" than last season. He also said there's no doubt he believes Ajayi will be better this season. Considering Ajayi rushed for nearly 1,300 yards last season despite not getting more than seven carries until Week 5, there is major potential for Ajayi. Behind a talented offensive line that could be one of the best in the NFL this season, Ajayi offers top five upside.
Dolphins' run game can't get going in playoff loss to Steelers.
Jay Ajayi had 16 carries for 33 yards and three receptions for 12 yards in the loss. He left late in the game with a shoulder injury, but it doesn't appear too serious. Understandably, Ajayi was visible frustrated late in the game. After a huge breakout year that he was not the starter in until Week 6, Ajayi will be back next season as a clear RB1.
Jay Ajayi rushed 16 times for 59 yards in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.
He also caught three passes for 20 yards. Ajayi is a big reason why the Dolphins are playing in the postseason, as they head to Pittsburgh next Sunday. He finishes the regular season with 260 carries for 1,272 yards (4.9 YPC) and eight touchdowns. He will have to carry Miami in the playoffs.
Jay Ajayi (shoulder) gets in full practice on Friday; listed as questionable.
After being limited on Wednesday and Thursday, Ajayi practiced in full on Friday. Ajayi will be an RB1/RB2 against New England.
Jay Ajayi continues dominance over Buffalo.
Jay Ajayi had 32 carries for 206 yards and one touchdown. Ajayi got off to a fast start and rushed for over 200 yards for the third time this season and his second 200+ yard day against the Bills averaging over 6 yards per carry for the day. In the Dolphins second possession Ajayi had a 19-yard run to set the Dolphins for their first lead to end the 1st quarter all season. Remaining the focus of the Dolphins offense with Tannenhill out, Ajayi made fantasy owners very happy. Ajayi’s 56-yard run in overtime helped set the Dolphins up for a field goal for the road win in Buffalo. Ajayi will be an RB1 against New England in Week 17.
Jay Ajayi doesn't find much running room against the Jets.
Ajayi had 19 carries for just 51 yards against the Jets. New York seemed determined on stopping the run, but quarterback Matt Moore burned them for four touchdowns. This is the second straight down week for Ajayi, but this performance by Matt Moore and the passing offense should help open things up for Ajayi. He gets the Bills next week and will be an RB2.
Jay Ajayi can't find room against the Cardinals in Week 14.
Ajayi had 20 carries for 48 yards and one catch for 15 yards. The Cardinals stifled Ajayi all day. The good news is Ajayi got 21 touches in the game, and should continue to get a heavy workload especially with the injury to quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Ajayi is a no-brainer RB1 on Saturday night against a struggling Jets run defense.
Jay Ajayi gets 18 touches in Week 13.
He had 12 carries for 61 yards and six catches for 26 yards. It's a good fantasy day for Ajayi, condsidering the Dolphins offense couldn't do much in a matchup with a very good Ravens defense. Ajayi has another tough matchup against the Cardinals next week and will be a volume RB1/RB2 again.
Ajayi saves fantasy day with a touchdown.
Jay Ajayi had 18 carries for 45 yards and a touchdown. He also added one reception for 11 yards. The Dolphins had three starting offensive linemen out for the game, which didn't help Ajayi's cause. The 49ers run defense has also been a lot better since their bye week. Ajayi is more of an RB2 than an RB1 next week against the tough Ravens' defense, especially if he is working with a depleted offensive line again.
Jay Ajayi gets 19 touches against the Rams in Week 11.
Aajyi had 16 carries for 77 yards and three catches for seven yards. Kenyon Drake only got one carry behind Ajayi. As a true workhorse, Ajayi is a great RB1. He could be a top five option against the talent-deficient 49ers defense in Week 12. Keep him in your lineup.
Ajayi held relatively in check by Chargers in Week 10.
The Chargers run defense has been legit the past couple of weeks. Ajayi did break a couple of long runs to help his day. He finished with 19 carries for 79 yards and one catch for one yard. The Rams are not an easy matchup this week, but Ajayi is a no-doubt RB1.