Jay Ajayi remains a free agent at the time of publication, and we'll see if he signs with a team as a reserve running back. He should not be drafted in any Fantasy leagues. Ajayi appeared in three games with the Eagles in 2019, but he barely made an impact before being released prior to Week 17. Ajayi, 26, suffered a torn ACL in Week 5 in 2018, and his career might never get back on track. He could end up as a backup running back with a team this season that could give him some work, but it won't be enough to warrant drafting in any Fantasy leagues. At best, Ajayi could be someone to add off the waiver wire during the year.
The Eagles will waive Ajayi, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The move signals that the Eagles are poised to welcome Jordan Howard (shoulder) back to the field this week. Ajayi will now look to catch on with a team looking to add running back depth, such as the Seahawks.
Ajayi did not play in Sunday's win over Washington. The Eagles played 77 offensive snaps in the victory, and Ajayi wasn't on the field for one of them. Meanwhile, Miles Sanders and Boston Scott saw 55 and 35, respectively. It appears it will take an injury for the Boise State product to become relevant again.
Ajayi rushed twice for five yards and couldn't haul in his only target in Monday night's 23-17 win over the Giants. Ajayi got his first carry on the Eagles' third drive of the evening, late in the first quarter. His biggest contribution came in the second quarter, when he converted a third-and-1 for a first down, but he didn't touch the ball again. Instead, Boston Scott played the complementary role to Miles Sanders, seeing 39 snaps and having a huge game in the process. Things are only going to get more muddled for Ajayi when Jordan Howard (shoulder) returns.
Ajayi carried twice for nine yards in Sunday's 37-31 loss to the Dolphins. Ajayi played nine snaps for the second straight week but saw four fewer touches. Meanwhile, Miles Sanders totaled 105 yards, scored, and played 62 snaps. With Jordan Howard nearing a return from a shoulder injury, it seems Ajayi's role in this offense will be limited going forward.
Ajayi carried the ball six times for 16 yards in the team's Week 12 loss to the Seahawks. Ajayi was active for the second consecutive game, but received his first touches as an Eagle in 2019. All told, he saw six of the team's 23 total rush attempts, with Miles Sanders doubling his workload. The majority of Ajayi's yardage came at the end of the first quarter, when he ran off right end for 11 yards. Though he'll likely remain on the team as depth, Ajayi could quickly be relegated to minimal game action if Jordan Howard (shoulder) is able to return for the team's Week 13 matchup against the Dolphins.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/20||Los Angeles Rams||18||18.00|
|4||10/05||@San Francisco 49ers||3||12.16|
|7||10/23||New York Giants||17||17.75|
|10||11/15||@New York Giants||17||17.75|
|13||12/06||@Green Bay Packers||26||21.22|
|14||12/13||New Orleans Saints||5||13.24|
|3 Year Avg||88||362||1||10||59||0||45|