Fantasy Football Rumors: With Leonard Fournette OUT, Can You Trust Chris Ivory In The Fantasy Playoffs?

The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without starting running back Leonard Fournette in Week 15 vs. the Houston Texans. Fournette was unable to practice this week and yesterday ESPN reporter Chris Mortensen said that Fournette would be out Week 15.

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With Fournette out, back-up running back Chris Ivory is expected to start in his place. Now fantasy owners are left wondering whether or not he is a safe start.

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The matchup for Ivory isn't the best considering the Texans are ranked the third-best defense against running backs in fantasy football. But when you dive into the numbers you realize the Texans have struggled the last three weeks allowing at least 25 points to running backs. From Weeks 1-11 the Texans only allowed one rushing touchdown to a running back, which happened to be Fournette in Week 1. Over the last three weeks, the Texans have surrendered four rushing touchdowns to running backs.

Ivory has started two games in the place of Fournette this season and has produced decent fantasy production in both games. In Week 7 vs. the Colts, he ran 17 times for 47 yards and a touchdown. In Week 9 vs. the Bengals, he rushed 20 times for 70 yards, and also had three receptions for 34 yards.

It is the fantasy playoffs so it's must-win time, so trusting a back-up running back isn't easy. Considering the workload Ivory has been given in his two starts plus the struggles the Texans have shown recently, give me confidence in starting Ivory as a low-end RB2/Flex this week.

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