2016 Fantasy Football Draft Dilemmas: Which Jaguars RB should you draft?

Most of the focus on the Jacksonville Jaguars is on the passing game. Allen Robinson has developed into one of the best receivers in the league, Blake Bortles is a top-10 quarterback by ADP (but shouldn't be) and even Allen Hurns is more highly thought of than the running game. This is mostly because of the Jaguars playing from behind in 2015 and unsustainable passing TD rate. There are signs that things could change in 2016.

The Jaguars have bolstered their defense and added Chris Ivory to the mix in the running game. They are expected to be more competitive and have talked a lot about improving the run game. If they really are a more competitive team with an improved defense and offensive line, they should have a productive Fantasy back. But which one?

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Chris Ivory BUF • RB • 33
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Initial reports have Ivory as the feature back in Jacksonville, or at least the closest thing they'll have to one. In 2015, Ivory topped 200 carries for the first time in his career and finished as the No. 7 running back in Fantasy. This is a 28-year-old back who struggled with injuries early in his career but has only missed two games in the past three seasons.

If you told me Ivory was going to get 250+ touches again in 2016, I would have to rank him as a top-20 running back. That would give him an excellent shot at 1,200 total yards and 8-10 touchdowns. I just have a hard time seeing that type of workload for Ivory with Yeldon on the roster.

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T.J. Yeldon BUF • RB • 29
2015 stats - 12 games
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Yeldon wasn't bad in 2015, but he did seem to wear down and missed four games due to injury. He also suffered in the touchdown department, which makes sense. The Jaguars threw a lot more touchdowns than you would expect, so naturally their running back ran for less than you would expect. That wouldn't bother me if they hadn't acquired Ivory.

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