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Chris Ivory's Updated Fantasy Outlook After Mike Goodson's Injury

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 22: Running back Chris Ivory #33 of the New York Jets carries the ball in the 1st half of the Jets game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on September 22, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)
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Chris RolingFeatured ColumnistOctober 13, 2013

The New York Jets lost a tough game at home Sunday to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but also lost a key component on offense when running back Mike Goodson went down with a knee injury.

So far, the prognosis is not great. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports Goodson is headed for an MRI on Monday, but the outlook is dim:

Goodson's loss means the fantasy status of the backfield in New York becomes a bit clearer. With Goodson out of the picture for an unknown amount of time, Chris Ivory is suddenly catapulted back to fantasy relevancy.

To this point, Ivory has only seen 32 carries on the year, including just four against Pittsburgh. On those attempts, Ivory has mustered just 115 yards and no scores.

The primary back in New York remains Bilal Powell, who to this point has received the majority of the carries. Much of this has to do with his effectiveness, considering he's averaging 4.2 yards per carry to Ivory's 3.3.

With the Goodson news now widely available, Ivory is a back worth owning as he'll see an uptick in production. The jury is out on whether Ivory can make a legitimate fantasy impact, but he should at least be stashed on the bench in all leagues moving forward.

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