Jay Ajayi

#36 RB / Philadelphia Eagles / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 223 lb Age: 24 College: Boise State Bye 10

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  • Ajayi carried 15 times for 78 yards and caught one pass for an additional two yards during Sunday's 43-35 win over the Rams. Ajayi led the team in carries and rushing yardage in this one, with the other backs totaling just 36 yards on 13 totes. His long gain went for 19 yards, but he spent most of the afternoon accumulating tough yards in between the tackles. Fresh off his largest workload as an Eagle, Ajayi could all experience an increase in usage next week against the Giants if Carson Wentz (knee) is forced to miss time with an injury he sustained late in this game.

  • Eagles' Jay Ajayi: Leads backfield in snaps
    By RotoWire Staff

    Ajayi led the Eagles backfield with 31 snaps (41 percent) in Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Seahawks, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Corey Clement nearly matched Ajayi with 28 snaps, while LeGarrette Blount (14) and Kenjon Barner (two) spent most of the night observing. Blount did take eight carries for 26 yards, but this nonetheless marked a major departure from the previous few weeks when he clearly operated as the lead back ahead of Ajayi and Clement. Ajayi finished Sunday's game with nine carries for 35 yard and three catches for 11 yards on four targets, while Clement gained seven yards on three carries and caught each of his three targets for 30 yards. It's nothing new for Blount to disappear when his team plays from behind, and it does seem the Eagles are comfortable using both Ajayi and Clement in passing situations. While this was a step in the right direction, Ajayi will still be difficult to trust when the Eagles travel to Los Angeles to face the Rams on Sunday.

  • Eagles' Jay Ajayi: Only gets six touches
    By RotoWire Staff

    Ajayi gained 26 yards on five carries and seven yards on one reception in Sunday's 31-3 win over the Bears. Ajayi made the most of limited workloads in his first two games with the Eagles, using a pair of long runs to pile up 168 yards on only 15 carries. He broke off another long one in Sunday's blowout, only to cough the ball up inside the Chicago 5-yard line. Nelson Agholor fell on it for an Eagles touchdown, while LeGarrette Blount wasn't so lucky and lost a fumble of his own, albeit as part of a 15-carry, 97-yard performance. With Corey Clement also chipping in four carries for 27 yards, Ajayi doesn't have a clear path to emerge from this timeshare as the Eagles prepare for a Week 13 road game against Seattle. The team still seems pleased with Blount's work in the lead role.

  • Eagles' Jay Ajayi: Busts 71-yard run
    By RotoWire Staff

    Ajayi rushed seven times for 91 yards during Sunday's 37-9 victory over the Cowboys. He added 10 yards on one reception. The Eagles essentially deployed a three-headed committee at running back Sunday, with LeGarrette Blount (13 carries for 57 yards) leading the charge and Corey Clement (six for 50) mixing in. All were seemingly effective considering each averaged at least 4.3 yards per carry, but Ajayi stole the show with a 71-yard outburst in the second half that thoroughly demoralized the opposing Cowboys. He had a chance to get in the end zone, too, but was tripped up from behind. The Boise State product only figures to see more work with each passing week and will take aim at a Bears run defense allowing 3.9 YPC this year.

  • Eagles' Jay Ajayi: Role set to increase
    By RotoWire Staff

    Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday that the team will "keep increasing" Ajayi's role in the offense "a little bit each week," Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports. After being acquired from the Dolphins prior to the Oct. 31 trade deadline, Ajayi made his Eagles debut just five days later in a win over the Broncos and shined while playing only 17 snaps, logging 77 yards and a touchdown on eight carries. With a bye week to better familiarize himself with the Eagles' playbook, Ajayi should see a steady uptick in snaps Sunday against the Cowboys, which probably translates to fewer opportunities for the likes of LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement. Blount may still garner the start at running back, but Ajayi's three-down skill set and superior explosiveness would seemingly make him the better fantasy play of the two.

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