Jay Ajayi

#23 RB / Miami Dolphins / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 223 lb Age: 24 College: Boise State Bye 11

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99%
Start
81%
RB Rank
8

Player Outlook

Jay Ajayi had one of the more remarkable seasons of any running back in 2016. He started the season on the inactive list in Week 1 because he was unhappy with his role as the backup to Arian Foster, but he finished as the No. 11 Fantasy running back in standard leagues with 260 carries for 1,272 yards (4.89 yards per carry) and eight touchdowns and 27 catches for 151 yards. Ajayi thrived when the Dolphins offensive line was intact, including a three-game stretch starting in Week 6 against Pittsburgh, Buffalo and the Jets when he had at least 18 Fantasy points in a standard league and two games with at least 200 rushing yards. He added a third game with 200 rushing yards in Week 16 at Buffalo, and the bulk of his production came in those four dominant outings. But he also had at least seven Fantasy points in a standard league in 11 games, which showed he didn't hurt you most weeks. Miami brings back four starting offensive linemen from last season, which should help Ajayi. Hurting Ajayi is a concussion suffered in the early days of training camp, but it's not something that should sway you from taking him. Given his potential, Ajayi is worth drafting as a low-end No. 1 Fantasy running back in all leagues in Round 2. 

Player News
  • Dolphins' Jay Ajayi: May not play Thursday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Dolphins coach Adam Gase said he's still deciding whether Ajayi will play in Thursday's exhibition against Baltimore, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. It won't be surprising if Ajayi is held out, as he suffered a concussion July 31 and didn't return to practice until Sunday. He did pass through the final stage of the NFL's concussion protocol either Monday or Tuesday, gaining clearance from an independent neurologist to take part in all activities. With Kenyan Drake now nursing his own concussion, Damien Williams could get significant run throughout the first half of Thursday's game.

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  • Ajayi (head) is no longer in the NFL's concussion protocol, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. Ajayi suffered the concussion July 31 and returned to practice Sunday. He should now be cleared for full-contact work, which gives him a shot to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Ravens. The Dolphins might still opt to hold him out, as the team would have two more opportunities to give its star runner a tune-up before Week 1. Meanwhile, backup running back Kenyan Drake entered the league's protocol after suffering a concussion at Monday's practice.

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  • The Dolphins clarified that Ajayi actually is still in the NFL's concussion protocol, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. Dolphins coach Adam Gase initially said Ajayi left Sunday's practice to hydrate and isn't in the concussion protocol anymore, but the second part apparently wasn't accurate. The situation will still require careful monitoring throughout the week, particularly considering that the symptoms of dehydration could easily be mistaken with concussion symptoms. On a more optimistic note, Ajayi took part in team drills prior to his early exit from Sunday's session.

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  • Dolphins' Jay Ajayi: Removed from protocol
    By RotoWire Staff

    Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Ajayi (concussion) left Sunday's practice to hydrate, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. There was some initial concern when Ajayi left the practice field before his teammates, but he apparently was just a bit dehydrated on a hot day in South Florida. He participated in team drills prior to his exit, and Gase said his star running back has been removed from the concussion protocol. Ajayi's practice status Monday will still be of interest.

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  • Ajayi (concussion) isn't expected to play in the Dolphins' preseason opener Thursday against the Falcons, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. Ajayi is bouncing back from concussion symptoms, so him sitting out Thursday would be no surprise. Look for Damien Williams and Kenyan Drake to work with the starters in Ajayi's absence.

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Completed Games

WK OPP RUATT RUYD RUTD RECPT REYD RETD FPTS
*1 @SEA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @NE 5 14 0 4 31 0 4
3 CLE 7 28 1 0 0 0 8
4 @CIN 6 33 0 2 13 0 4
5 TEN 13 42 1 0 0 0 10
6 PIT 25 204 2 1 3 0 32
7 BUF 28 214 1 1 2 0 27
8 BYE - - - - - - -
9 NYJ 24 111 1 3 19 0 18
10 @SD 19 79 0 1 1 0 7
11 @LAR 16 77 0 3 7 0 7
12 SF 18 45 1 1 11 0 11
13 @BAL 12 61 0 6 26 0 8
14 ARI 20 48 0 1 15 0 5
15 @NYJ 19 51 0 0 0 0 5
16 @BUF 32 206 1 1 3 0 26
17 NE 16 59 0 3 20 0 7
PROJECTION 259 1146 7.7 32 199 0.8 170

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
1 09/10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 22 18.75
2 09/17 @Los Angeles Chargers 27 19.88
3 09/24 @New York Jets 15 17.00
4 10/01 New Orleans Saints 31 21.63
5 10/08 Tennessee Titans 1 14.00
6 10/15 @Atlanta Falcons 24 19.37
7 10/22 New York Jets 15 17.00
8 10/27 @Baltimore Ravens 6 14.88
9 11/06 Oakland Raiders 25 19.71
10 11/14 @Carolina Panthers 4 14.50
11 BYE - - -
12 11/26 @New England Patriots 9 15.26
13 12/03 Denver Broncos 20 18.13
14 12/12 New England Patriots 9 15.26
15 12/17 @Buffalo Bills 30 21.13
16 12/24 @Kansas City Chiefs 17 17.59
17 12/31 Buffalo Bills 30 21.13

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Career Stats

Season RuAtt RuYd RuTD Recpt ReYd ReTD FPTS
2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 260 1272 8 27 151 0 190
2015 49 187 1 7 90 0 33
3 Year Avg 154 730 4 17 120 0 109
Career 309 1459 9 34 241 0

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