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Who is Chris Ivory?

For those of you getting ready for your fantasy drafts, you might want to read Doug Farrar’s detailed piece on Chris Ivory.

Farrar gives Ivory’s history and goes into extensive detail about what the young running back has done for New Orleans so far this preseason. I’ve got a hunch you’ll see plenty of Ivory in tonight’s preseason finale because the Saints want to make sure they have Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush fully rested for the start of the regular season.

With Lynell Hamilton and P.J. Hill going down with season-ending injuries, Ivory has made the most of his opportunities. If he continues to do that tonight, I think Ivory has a pretty good shot at taking over the third spot in the running back rotation. That’s the spot that was held by Mike Bell last season.

Bush and Thomas are going to get more carries and yards, but Ivory has a chance to be the goal-line back. That could make him a nice sleeper pick in your fantasy league.