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Jay Ajayi

24-Year-Old Running Back – Miami Dolphins

2016 Rush/Rec Stats

Att

260

Yds

1272

TD

8

Yds

151

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:  19.8

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Bye Week:  11

HT: 6' 0"   WT: 229   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.

August 17, 2017  –  Jay Ajayi News

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Ajayi lost two yards on two carries and gained 11 yards on one reception in Thursday's preseason game against Baltimore.

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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 - - - - - -
2013 20 CFB 13 249 1425 18 5.7 - - - - - 22 222 10.1 1 - - - - - -
2014 21 CFB 14 347 1823 28 5.3 - - - - - 50 535 10.7 4 - - - - - -
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 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 Proj 24 MIA Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Jay Ajayi

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Jay Ajayi – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

582

Offensive Snaps in 2016

Jay Ajayi was on the field for 582 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.

17

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Jay Ajayi was on the field for 17 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014
2015 158 60
2016 582 17
Jay Ajayi 2016 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 @Sea
2 @NE 37 9 5 14 0 2.8 0 0 4 31 7.8 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Cle 18 5 7 28 1 4.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Cin 14 1 6 33 0 5.5 0 0 2 13 6.5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Ten 30 2 13 42 1 3.2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 0 0
6 Pit 48 0 25 204 2 8.2 3 1 1 3 3.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 2 2 0 0
7 Buf 47 0 28 214 1 7.6 1 1 1 2 2.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
8 BYE Bye Week
9 NYJ 46 0 24 111 1 4.6 2 0 3 19 6.3 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 0
10 @SD 38 0 19 79 0 4.2 2 1 1 1 1.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
11 @LA 48 0 16 77 0 4.8 1 0 3 7 2.3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
12 SF 47 0 18 45 1 2.5 0 0 1 11 11.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0
13 @Bal 40 0 12 61 0 5.1 0 0 6 26 4.3 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Ari 42 0 20 48 0 2.4 0 0 1 15 15.0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
15 @NYJ 41 0 19 51 0 2.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
16 @Buf 52 0 32 206 1 6.4 1 1 1 3 3.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 1 0 0 0
17 NE 34 0 16 59 0 3.7 0 0 3 20 6.7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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:   229 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
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Jay Ajayi: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ajayi is in uniform and expected to play in Thursday's preseason game against Baltimore, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

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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.

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Ajayi (head) is no longer in the NFL's concussion protocol, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

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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.

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Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Ajayi (concussion) left Sunday's practice to hydrate, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

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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.

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Ajayi (concussion) is doing individual work at Tuesday's practice, but he remains in the concussion protocol and won't take part in contact drills, Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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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.