College: Boise State | 5 years
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 223 lbs
Birth Date: 6/15/1993
Depth Chart: RB1.4
2019 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB
Ajayi tore his ACL in Week 5, missing much of last season. He did start of the team before the injury but didn't do a whole lot in that role. He failed to top 70-rushing yards in a game and averaged 4.1 yards per carry. The big positive was his three touchdowns in four games, serving as the goal-line back for the Eagles. Ajayi has a long road back from his major knee injury but should be ready for the start of the season. He is not guaranteed anything upon his return. He will try to carve out a big role for the coming season. Ajayi had two straight seasons with 1,000-plus total yards before last year. Ajayi has great moves in space and is tough to bring down once he gets the ball in his hands. He catches the ball pretty well and is a more than capable three-down back. He does tend to try to make the big play too often, but has improved in that area since entering the league.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Ajayi was not doing much before the injury last year, which is a concern. He has been just so-so the last two seasons when on the field. Consider him more of a No. 3 back for fantasy teams. Ajayi can get around 900 total yards and five or so scores.
Here is how I opened my 2018 Jay Ajayi Player Outlook: "Currently trending as a low end RB2 and going in the middle of the fourth round, Jay Ajayi might be the single worst pick you can make at his current ADP. " I'll give myself one pat on the back for that. Ajayi's career is over. He is a terrible running back that currently does not have a team. Why would anyone sign him? He does nothing well. He is a replacement level between the tackles runner. He is not good in space. He is a below average pass catcher. Maybe some team signs him during the season because of injuries and him being a name they remember, but no team wants to put Ajayi on the field on purpose. I expect him to enter August without a team and to never be fantasy relevant again. Do not draft Ajayi even in the deepest of leagues.
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Philadelphia Eagles running back Jay Ajayi isn't expected to contribute much and likely won't have a fantasy-relevant role in Week 14. If Jordan Howard (shoulder) is forced to miss another game, rookie Miles Sanders will have a near every-down role in the Eagles backfield. Ajayi has totaled just eight touches since joining the team. Any tiny bit of fantasy value Ajayi may have will be washed away upon Howard's return.
Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders handled the bulk of the backfield work for the second week in a row when he played 84 percent of the offensive snaps against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Nov. 24. Jay Ajayi played a total of nine offensive snaps with Jordan Howard out of the lineup.
Fantasy Spin: Sanders ran for 63 yards on 12 carries and caught three of his five targets for 23 yards but failed to find the end zone for a third straight week. It was much more promising than his last two outings, and he'll be a strong play against the Miami Dolphins this week with or without Howard back in the lineup.
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jay Ajayi carried the ball six times for 16 yards in Week 12 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Fantasy Spin: There was talk of a "big role" for Ajayi this week, but it didn't come to fruition. There's no reason to carry him on a roster until the Eagles show he's actually going to have a meaningful role on game day.
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jay Ajayi could have a 'notable role' in Week 12 on Sunday, Nov. 24, especially if fellow RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) misses a second straight game, according to a team beat reporter.
Fantasy Spin: Ajayi didn't play in Week 11, but that was days after being signed off the street. Rookie Miles Sanders' turn as the Philly's lead back didn't net much success (47 yards on 13 total touches) in Sunday's loss to the Patriots, and if Howard does sit out, it sounds like Ajayi would handle most of the Eagles' carries with Sanders reverting back to his pass-catching, change-of-pace role. If Howard is indeed out -- and we likely know for sure until Sunday morning -- throw Ajayi in as a flex/RB2 if you're in late-season need at running back.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Jay Ajayi is likely to have some kind of a role on offense in Week 12. Ajayi was active in Week 11 but never saw the field. He was in uniform despite having signed with the team just two days earlier. With a full week of practice now, Ajayi should see the field for Sunday's matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. How much he plays will depend on whether or not Jordan Howard (shoulder) is cleared to play. Still, Ajayi's role is far too murky to be worth a start in any format, but he should be scooped up from any waiver wires where he's available just in case.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Jay Ajayi, just signed on Friday, was active for Week 11 but did not touch the ball. Rookie Miles Sanders and former special teamer Boston Scott worked out of the Eagles backfield with Jordan Howard (shoulder) inactive. Ajayi will eventually see his role grow, but he'll likely remain behind Sanders and Howard on the depth chart.
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jay Ajayi is expected to make his season debut in Week 11's game against the New England Patriots, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: Ajayi could see a handful of offensive snaps versus New England but does not possess much fantasy value this week because he is behind RBs Miles Sanders and Boston Scott on the depth chart.
Updating a previous report, free-agent RB Jay Ajayi (Eagles) signed an undisclosed contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday, Nov. 15.
Fantasy Spin: Although Ajayi could play in Week 11 in theory because he should have a good grasp on the playbook, he is almost certainly being added for depth purposes behind Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders and nothing more. Then again, Howard himself is questionable for the game with a stinger, so he could see a few snaps. Barring more injuries to the position group as a whole, however, it's unlikely Ajayi is worth adding in most fantasy leagues at this time.
Free-agent RB Jay Ajayi is expected to re-sign with the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday, Nov. 15. Ajayi worked out for the team Friday morning, and a source said the two sides were deep in contract talks afterward.
Fantasy Spin: Darren Sproles is out of the picture with a quadriceps injury, but the Philly backfield has been set for most of the season with Jordan Howard and rookie Miles Sanders averaging a combined 25.2 touches per game. That leaves little room for Ajayi, who only figures to become a fantasy factor if Howard or Sanders were to miss time with an injury.
Free-agent RB Jay Ajayi (Eagles) will visit the Philadelphia Eagles Friday, Nov. 15, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: Ajayi played well for the Eagles in 2017, but knee injuries took a toll on his production. If he does return to the Eagles, he won't have any fantasy appeal in a crowded backfield.
Free-agent RB Jay Ajayi (Eagles) is working out for the Detroit Lions on Friday, Nov. 1.
Fantasy Spin: Something to keep an eye on as Kerryon Johnson's knee injury/placement on IR has left the Lions' backfield an unstable mess.
Free-agent RB Jay Ajayi (Eagles) is working out for the Arizona Cardinals Monday, Oct. 21.
Fantasy Spin: Ajayi has been training and preparing to sign with a team for a few weeks. He's definitely worth stashing in deeper leagues and would be a flex option in the right situation.
Free-agent RB Jay Ajayi (Eagles) is expected to begin working out for teams next week, according to Les Bowen of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Free-agent RB Jay Ajayi (knee) has informed teams that he is fully recovered from his torn anterior cruciate ligament and is ready to play in games, according to a source.
Free-agent RB Jay Ajayi (knee) might be ready to play in a game next week.
Free-agent RB Jay Ajayi (Eagles) has been medically cleared to play after meeting with Dr. James Andrews Wednesday, July 24, according to a source.