RB Chris Johnson - New York Jets
|5-11, 197||Born: 9-23-1985||College: East Carolina||Drafted: Round 1, pick 24|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 20): Don't laugh. Johnson is running hard and Chris Ivory has never been known to stay healthy for long. With the addition of Percy Harvin, this offense could be fun to watch again, and if Johnson ends up as the lead back because of an Ivory injury, he will have value beyond the mere desperation play he is right now.
Week 8: vs Buffalo Bills
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2014 Week 5 vs SD (7 / 24 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / -2 / 0 rec)
Chris Johnson continues to play poorly. Johnson was routinely corralled by the first tackler and lost his first fumble of the season. Early in the second quarter, after New York's defense forced an interception, Johnson took a carry off right tackle and fumbled the ball back to San Diego. Johnson's ball security was poor as he held the ball high and loose. The ball was easily stripped away.
2014 Week 6 vs DEN (3 / 9 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
For the fifth straight week, Johnson's effort was poor. His offensive line also played poorly, but Johnson was routinely brought down on first contact for minimal gains. Judging from his body language, Johnson mentally checks out once his team is facing a big deficit. That has been a reoccurring theme for his team.
2014 Week 7 vs NE (13 / 61 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Chris Johnson ran as New York's second running back, but received plenty of touches. Unlike the last few weeks, Johnson appeared to be motivated and ran decisively. Johnson had a long-run of 15 yards, but was patient on each of his runs as he allowed his offensive line to set-up their blocks before accelerating through open creases. Game flow clearly indicates how effective Johnson will be. In this pivotal, closely contested AFC East match-up, Johnson was motivated, ran with purpose and displayed some of his signature slashing running style. Johnson also contributed in the passing game for the first time in weeks. During New York's final drive, Johnson caught two passes for 19 yards and earned one first down.
Latest NewsJets | Chris Johnson fully participates (Wed Oct 15, 04:40 PM) - New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15. Our View: Great. Johnson is nothing more than a RB3/flex play against the Patriots on Thursday night.
link to story Jets | Chris Johnson fully participates (Tue Oct 14, 04:39 PM) - New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle) was a full participant in practice Tuesday, Oct. 14. Our View: Johnson should be good to go for the Thursday night game against the Patriots. We're not going to recommend him as anything more than a 'what the heck' flex in Week 7.
link to story Jets | Chris Johnson a full participant (Mon Oct 13, 05:59 PM) - New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle) was a full participant Monday, Oct. 13. The team did not practice Monday, but was required to provide the status of injured players if they had practiced. Our View: Awesome--we still don't want you starting him on Thursday night against the Patriots.
Jets | Chris Johnson listed as probable (Fri Oct 10, 02:51 PM) - New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 10, and is listed as probable for Week 6. link to story Jets | Chris Johnson fully practices (Thu Oct 9, 04:54 PM) - New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 9. Our View: Johnson will be good to go for the game against the Broncos on Sunday. We can only recommend him as a RB4/flex play in Week 6.
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