The Jaguars running backs haven't had a major fantasy impact since the days of Maurice Jones-Drew, but that could change in 2016. Second year running back T.J. Yeldon and the AFCs leading rusher from 2015, Chris Ivory, will be a two headed beast for the Jaguars in 2016. Sure, they will eat at each others carries and production, but together they will be much better than they would be apart. Yeldon and Ivory's running styles compliment each other well. Yeldon is the ultra patient runner with incredible vision, while Ivory is physical bruiser that runs north and south. Both players have proven that they are good out of the backfield and in pass protection which will go along way towards them being an effective tandem.
So, we know both runners are really good, and both runners will have an impact in fantasy football this season. But how much of an impact will the have and where should they be drafted?
It seems to me that Yeldon will probably start most games, but could come off the bench depending on match ups and who has the hot hand. All in all I think both rushers will end up averaging in between 12 and 15 touches a game which is more than enough to have a fantasy impact in an offense that is loaded with talent at seemingly every position. There is always risk in drafting players that are in a timeshare, but if drafted in the right round, either of these players could help your team. I wouldn't touch either until the middle rounds, maybe around the 7th or 8th Round. They should be you're third or fourth option at running back. If I had to pick one or the other, I would pick Yeldon because I think he has a higher upside and already knows the Jaguars scheme. I think the Jaguars rushing attack will see a great awakening in 2016 and you could benefit from this in the later rounds by taking either of these talented runners.
Beyond Yeldon and Ivory all the other Jaguars running backs are undraftable as it isn't even clear which ones will make the team at this point.
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