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Jay Ajayi

24-Year-Old Running Back – Miami Dolphins

2017 Rush/Rec Stats

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39

Yds

138

TD

0

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13

TD

0

2017 Rush/Rec Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

If Miami's signing of Arian Foster last year was intended to motivate Ajayi, mission accomplished. The second-year back did his time in a backup role, and when Foster inevitably broke down Ajayi was r...

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2017 ADP:  17.99

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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HT: 6' 0"   WT: 223   DOB: 6/15/1993  College: Boise State  DRAFTED: 5th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jay Ajayi Contract Information:

Signed a four-year contract with the Dolphins in May of 2015.

September 24, 2017  –  Jay Ajayi News

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Ajayi rushed 11 times for just 16 yards and brought in two of three targets for nine yards in Sunday's 20-6 loss to the Jets.

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Jay Ajayi NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2012 19 CFB 11 82 548 4 6.7 - - - - - 1 14 14.0 0 0 - - - - - -
2013 20 CFB 13 249 1425 18 5.7 - - - - - 22 222 10.1 1 0 - - - - - -
2014 21 CFB 14 347 1823 28 5.3 - - - - - 50 535 10.7 4 0 - - - - - -
2015 22 MIA 9 49 187 1 3.8 3 0 0 0 0 7 90 12.9 0 11 20 0 0 0 0 0
2016 23 MIA 15 260 1272 8 4.9 10 4 4 3 3 27 151 5.6 0 35 0 0 0 0 4 1
2017 24 MIA 2 39 138 0 3.5 1 0 1 0 0 4 13 3.3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 24 MIA Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Jay Ajayi

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jay Ajayi Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2012 19 CFB 11 7.3 7.4 7.3 7 50 - - - 0 1 - - - -
2013 20 CFB 13 21.4 23.1 22.3 19 110 - - - 2 17 - - - -
2014 21 CFB 14 30.6 34.1 32.3 25 130 - - - 4 38 - - - -
2015 22 MIA 9 3.7 4.5 4.1 5 21 12 6 2 1 10 8.2 1 0 0
2016 23 MIA 15 12.7 14.5 13.6 17 85 32 17 8 2 10 4.3 5 1 0
2017 24 MIA 2 7.6 9.6 8.6 20 69 4 2 0 2 7 2.6 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jay Ajayi – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

97

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Jay Ajayi was on the field for 97 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

0

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Jay Ajayi was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 158 60
2016 582 17
2017 97 0
Jay Ajayi 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 FREE AGENT Free Agent
2 @LAC 64 0 28 122 0 4.4 1 0 2 4 2.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0
3 @NYJ 33 0 11 16 0 1.5 0 0 2 9 4.5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 NO
5 Ten
6 @Atl
7 NYJ
8 @Bal
9 Oak
10 @Car
11 TB
12 @NE
13 Den
14 NE
15 @Buf
16 @KC
17 Buf

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Jay Ajayi  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   6' 0"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   223 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.57 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.10 sec
GREAT
Cone Drill:   7.10 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   32.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   39 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   121 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   19 reps
WEAK
Miami Dolphins Team Injury Report
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Ted Larsen  IR
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Koa Misi  IR
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Rashawn Scott  PUP-R
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Jay Ajayi: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ajayi (undisclosed) returned to the field in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Jets after briefly departing earlier in the contest, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

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Ajayi exited Sunday's game against the Jets with an apparent injury, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

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Ajayi (knee) is listed as active Sunday against the Jets in New York, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

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Ajayi (knee) is expected to play Sunday against the Jets, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

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Though Ajayi is listed as a full practice participant Friday, the Dolphins have also categorized him as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets. The running back is, however, on track to suit up this weekend, per Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald.

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Ajayi (knee) returned to practice Friday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

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Though Ajayi (knee) did not practice Thursday, he's expected to play Sunday against the Jets, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016

We don't blame anyone who wasn't impressed by Ajayi's first season. His YPC was ordinary and he only caught seven passes. Initially, the Dolphins appeared to make an investment in Ajayi in the offseason, even if it was more indirect than anything. They let Lamar Miller go and they didn't make running back a priority in the draft, though they did add Kenyan Drake from Alabama (third round). The team's addition of Arian Foster, however, gives Ajayi some serious competition, though Foster's health is a concern since he is coming off an Achilles' injury. Thus, both Drake, who had been a contender to get third-down and pass-catching work immediately, and Ajayi -- who was in line to see the bulk of the work on first and second down -- could both lose touches (and fantasy value) thanks to the presence of Foster. Coach Adam Gase went out of his way to praise Ajayi during May's minicamp, saying Ajayi had "separated himself" from the other backs, but the Foster signing suggests otherwise. While it's not uncommon to see a runner take a leap in his second season, and Ajayi has that look to him, he now faces a training camp battle with a big name running back, who has proven productive when healthy.

2015

Ajayi had a legitimate case for being the third back taken in this year's draft after Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon, but concerns about a degenerative knee condition arose at the Combine, dropping him all the way to the fifth round. Ajayi has good size and adequate speed, but it's his impressive elusiveness and agility that really stood out at Boise State, allowing him to work his way through traffic and make people miss in the open field. He also possesses a strong burst through the hole and keeps his pad level low, allowing him to regularly pick up extra yards after contact. Combined with his pass-catching ability, Ajayi profiles as a three-down back, but his regular season NFL debut won't come until midseason, given that the rookie landed on the Dolphins' short-term IR list.