Even though Chris Ivory is entering his fourth NFL season, this is the first summer in which his viability as a fantasy option has been considered. This, despite the fact that he has literally exploded into our collective consciousness at times during his career. But his noteworthy performances have been overshadowed by the voluminous amount of games in which he was not even allowed to enter the field. As a result, it was easy for fantasy owners to temporarily acknowledge his impressive runs, then move on to more pertinent topics when Ivory’s lack of playing time rendered him insignificant in fantasy discussions. However, Ivory has been released from that unrelenting purgatory that found him perpetually and deeply entrenched behind three other backs on the Saints’ depth chart.