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Jay Ajayi

25-Year-Old Running Back – Philadelphia Eagles

2017 Rush/Rec Stats

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208

Yds

873

TD

1

Yds

158

TD

1

2018 Rush/Rec Projections

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

Entering last season, Ajayi's career seemed to be on the upswing after he seized control of the starting job in the Miami backfield the year before. He offered game-breaking potential with excellent s...

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2018 ADP:  65.76

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Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 0"   WT: 223   DOB: 6/15/1993  College: Boise State  DRAFTED: 5th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jay Ajayi Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $2.5 million contract with the Dolphins in May of 2015. Traded to the Eagles in October of 2017.

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Eagles executive vice president Howie Roseman said Wednesday that he expects Ajayi to get "more involved" in the team's offensive game plans during the upcoming season, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

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Jay Ajayi NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2012 19 CFB 11 82 548 4 6.7 - - - - - 1 14 14.0 0 0 - - - - - -
2013 20 CFB 13 249 1425 18 5.7 - - - - - 22 222 10.1 1 0 - - - - - -
2014 21 CFB 14 347 1823 28 5.3 - - - - - 50 535 10.7 4 0 - - - - - -
2015 22 MIA 9 49 187 1 3.8 3 0 0 0 0 7 90 12.9 0 11 20 0 0 0 0 0
2016 23 MIA 15 260 1272 8 4.9 10 4 4 3 3 27 151 5.6 0 35 0 0 0 0 4 1
2017 24 MIA 7 138 465 0 3.4 6 2 2 0 0 14 67 4.8 0 20 0 0 0 0 1 1
2017 24 PHI 7 70 408 1 5.8 6 2 2 0 0 10 91 9.1 1 14 0 0 0 0 2 1
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jay Ajayi Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2012 19 CFB 11 7.3 7.4 7.3 7 50 - - - 0 1 - - - -
2013 20 CFB 13 21.4 23.1 22.3 19 110 - - - 2 17 - - - -
2014 21 CFB 14 30.6 34.1 32.3 25 130 - - - 4 38 - - - -
2015 22 MIA 9 3.7 4.5 4.1 5 21 12 6 2 1 10 8.2 1 0 0
2016 23 MIA 15 12.7 14.5 13.6 17 85 32 17 8 2 10 4.3 5 1 0
2017 24 MIA 7 7.6 9.6 8.6 20 66 20 6 1 2 10 3.4 4 0 0
2017 24 PHI 7 8.8 10.3 9.6 10 58 20 6 1 1 13 6.5 4 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jay Ajayi – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

509

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Jay Ajayi was on the field for 509 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Jay Ajayi was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 158 60
2016 582 17
2017 509 0
2017 509 0
Jay Ajayi 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 FREE AGENT Free Agent
2 @LAC 64 0 28 122 0 4.4 1 0 2 4 2.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0
3 @NYJ 33 0 11 16 0 1.5 0 0 2 9 4.5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 NO 32 0 12 46 0 3.8 0 0 1 8 8.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Ten 46 0 25 77 0 3.1 0 0 2 2 1.0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0
6 @Atl 48 0 26 130 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
7 NYJ 51 0 23 51 0 2.2 0 0 3 26 8.7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
8 @Bal 46 0 13 23 0 1.8 1 0 4 18 4.5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Den 17 0 8 77 1 9.6 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Dal 13 0 7 91 0 13.0 1 1 1 10 10.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 Chi 22 0 5 26 0 5.2 1 0 1 7 7.0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Sea 31 0 9 35 0 3.9 0 0 3 11 3.7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
14 @LAR 43 0 15 78 0 5.2 0 0 1 2 2.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 @NYG 35 0 12 49 0 4.1 1 0 2 40 20.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
16 Oak 28 0 14 52 0 3.7 0 0 2 21 10.5 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
17 Dal
Playoffs
Playoffs Atl 29 0 15 54 0 3.6 0 0 3 44 14.7 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
Playoffs Min 30 0 18 73 0 4.1 0 0 3 26 8.7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 0 0
21 PRO BOWL Pro Bowl
Playoffs @NE 0 0 9 57 0 6.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Jay Ajayi  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   6' 0"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   223 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.57 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.10 sec
GREAT
Cone Drill:   7.10 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   32.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   39 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   121 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   19 reps
WEAK

Jay Ajayi: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ajayi (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday.

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Ajayi (ankle) was a limited practice participant Friday.

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Ajayi (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday.

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Ajayi rushed 18 times for 73 yards and caught all three of his targets for 26 more during Sunday's 38-7 win over the Vikings in the NFC championship.

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Ajayi carried 15 times for 54 yards and caught three of five targets for an additional 44 yards during Saturday's 15-10 win over the Falcons.

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Ajayi (knee) was a full practice participant Tuesday.

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Ajayi is dealing with a sore right knee and could be rested during the Eagles' practices this week, Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

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Ajayi (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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The Eagles aren't expected to hand Ajayi extended snaps in Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Paul Domowitch of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Ajayi rushed 14 times for 52 yards and caught two of his three targets for 21 yards and a touchdown, but he also lost a fumble in Monday night's 19-10 win over the Raiders.

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2017

If Miami's signing of Arian Foster last year was intended to motivate Ajayi, mission accomplished. The second-year back did his time in a backup role, and when Foster inevitably broke down Ajayi was ready to seize the lead role for good, immediately reeling off back-to-back games with more than 200 rushing yards. Those huge performances were no fluke, as he possesses the outstanding elusiveness and balance to leave would-be tacklers flailing in the open field, along with a physical edge to his game that allows him to plow through the initial hit. Ajayi's 484 total yards after contact placed him third in the NFL behind Le'Veon Bell and David Johnson and just ahead of Ezekiel Elliott. While the fact that nearly half his production came in just three games -- he torched the Bills defense a second time for over 200 yards in Week 16, becoming the fourth back in NFL history after O.J. Simpson, Earl Campbell and Tiki Barber to top 200 yards three times in a season -- may worry some, that volatility from week to week just leaves plenty of room for growth if he becomes more consistent. He also saw only 35 targets in the passing game, after catching 50 passes in his final season at Boise State -- another area in which Ajayi could improve on his 2016 numbers. Last year's breakout was impressive, but he may just be scratching the surface.

2016

We don't blame anyone who wasn't impressed by Ajayi's first season. His YPC was ordinary and he only caught seven passes. Initially, the Dolphins appeared to make an investment in Ajayi in the offseason, even if it was more indirect than anything. They let Lamar Miller go and they didn't make running back a priority in the draft, though they did add Kenyan Drake from Alabama (third round). The team's addition of Arian Foster, however, gives Ajayi some serious competition, though Foster's health is a concern since he is coming off an Achilles' injury. Thus, both Drake, who had been a contender to get third-down and pass-catching work immediately, and Ajayi -- who was in line to see the bulk of the work on first and second down -- could both lose touches (and fantasy value) thanks to the presence of Foster. Coach Adam Gase went out of his way to praise Ajayi during May's minicamp, saying Ajayi had "separated himself" from the other backs, but the Foster signing suggests otherwise. While it's not uncommon to see a runner take a leap in his second season, and Ajayi has that look to him, he now faces a training camp battle with a big name running back, who has proven productive when healthy.

2015

Ajayi had a legitimate case for being the third back taken in this year's draft after Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon, but concerns about a degenerative knee condition arose at the Combine, dropping him all the way to the fifth round. Ajayi has good size and adequate speed, but it's his impressive elusiveness and agility that really stood out at Boise State, allowing him to work his way through traffic and make people miss in the open field. He also possesses a strong burst through the hole and keeps his pad level low, allowing him to regularly pick up extra yards after contact. Combined with his pass-catching ability, Ajayi profiles as a three-down back, but his regular season NFL debut won't come until midseason, given that the rookie landed on the Dolphins' short-term IR list.