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Exhibitionist: Christopher Ivory, preseason film star

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; To be perfectly honest, Christopher Ivory(notes) was just a name on a depth chart to me prior to Friday's preseason game between the Saints and Chargers. And then he did this. Click that link. Watch the tape. That's unbelievable. Here, ...

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Old 08-28-2010, 03:46 PM   #1
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Exhibitionist: Christopher Ivory, preseason film star

To be perfectly honest, Christopher Ivory(notes) was just a name on a depth chart to me prior to Friday's preseason game between the Saints and Chargers.

And then he did this.

Click that link. Watch the tape. That's unbelievable. Here, I'll link it again, just to give you a second chance. You will not see a better individual play made by any skill player this preseason. On that 76-yard touchdown reception, Ivory either side-stepped, stiff-armed, outran or bulldozed every member of the San Diego defense.

OK, sure, he was facing defenders who are buried on the depth chart themselves, but still, that was a ridiculous play. If Ivory hadn't already made the Saints, he definitely secured a roster spot on Friday. That was his second TD of the preseason; he's now gained 217 total yards on 38 touches.

And to be perfectly honest for the second time in this blog post an unusual display of honesty around here I have no idea what to do with Ivory for fantasy purposes. When a guy flashes ability like that, and he's connected to one of the NFL's elite offenses, you like to add him somewhere in your fantasy portfolio. I'm looking for spots in deeper formats.

Of course that preseason score may have been the peak of Ivory's football life. Things like that happen all the time. He had as unimpressive a collegiate career as you can imagine check out Ivory's Washington State football bio. Ick. He was fired by the Cougars, then finished up at Division II Tiffin University, which, if I'm not mistaken, is actually a culinary institute that specializes in desserts.

But we know the Saints have a history of turning undrafted players (Pierre Thomas(notes)) and late-round picks (Marques Colston(notes)) into fantasy stars. We also know that Sean Payton prefers a deep rotation of running backs. And we further know that at 6-foot-0 and 222 pounds, Ivory has Mike Bell(notes)-like dimensions. Just keep him on the fantasy radar, and assign him new coordinates on the sleeper grid



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Old 08-28-2010, 04:02 PM   #2
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fantasy radar, not just yet. making the team yes, he accomplished that last night. i believe were going to see betts run for his nfl life next week against the titans. and i think payton wants so much for betts to succede to have that experience in the backfield.
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Yeah Betts did a good job in DC when Portis was hurt, then Betts was sidelined with injury himself. Betts is also a strong competitor and is a team player with a great attitude. But yes Ivory was very impressive and is headed for a roster spot. The good thing is there are options. However I still wish Mike Bell was with us.
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Ya know,,,,,,this "IVORY SOAP" kid,,,looks like Ricky Williams, slash like Barry Sanders...bulldozed like Bo Jackson,,,Stiff arm like Jeremy Shockey,,,,,looks like we got us a good one , people!! Hes a keeper.
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I think right now Chris Ivory has to be the favorite for that #3 RB position. There still is another week worth of practices + 1 more preseason game, but Ivory showed he wants to take charge of that spot and not give the coaches any doubt about his heart and work ethic. That's one of my questions as well: if the Saints decide to go with Ivory for their #3 back, will the Saints keep Ladell Betts? I think they would cut him, to be honest, in that situation.
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Old 08-28-2010, 08:33 PM   #6
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However I still wish Mike Bell was with us.
In case you didn't know, Bell has been injured as well for the Eagles.
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Does Betts make the team ?
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Tough one Q..
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Yeah a tough one
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Do we keep 4?
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