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RB Chris Johnson - New York Jets

5-11, 197Born: 9-23-1985College: East CarolinaDrafted: Round 1, pick 24

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News you need to know

General News (Wed Dec 17): practiced fully on Wednesday.

Week 16: vs New England Patriots

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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12 at BUF 7 40 0 4 3 22 0 0
13 vs MIA 17 105 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 at MIN 16 53 0 2 2 13 0 0
15 at TEN 10 55 0 1 0 0 0 0
16 vs NE PROJ-Dodds 11 * * 1 * * *
16 vs NE PROJ-Tremblay 11 * * 1 * * *
16 vs NE PROJ-Bloom 11 * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 13 vs MIA (17 / 105 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

New York employed a heavy rushing attack and Chris Johnson was the main beneficiary. For the first time in weeks, Johnson looked explosive as New York called plays that got Johnson into open space. Johnson was finally allowed to attack the perimeter instead of taking minimal gains on carries between the tackles. Johnson had a long run of 47 yards where he made a beautiful cutback off left tackle and accelerated into the open field. Still, Chris Johnson split carries with Chris Ivory, so it ultimately ate into both players' final stat lines.

2014 Week 14 vs MIN (16 / 53 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory each received 16 carries as New York remained committed to running the ball and controlling the clock. Johnson, however, did not appear as explosive as he did against Miami. Johnson was routinely corralled by the first tackler and did not appear as shift as he was last week. Johnson did not offer much as a pass catcher, either. Johnson has been Jekyll and Hyde for the majority of this season and he'll have an opportunity to face his former team mates next weekend.

2014 Week 15 vs TEN (10 / 55 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Many expected a big effort from Chris Johnson in his return to Tennessee. The vaunted 'revenge game' narrative definitely came into play after Tennessee jettisoned Johnson. Johnson, however, was relatively quiet in this game. Johnson ripped off a late 37-yard run in the Wildcat formation that set-up Chris Ivory's game-winning touchdown, but was relatively ineffective for long stretches of this game. Tennessee opted to load the box and force Smith to beat them through the air. Tennessee played strict man coverage during the second half and put its safeties in the box. Johnson had a tough time generating yardage against 8-man, 9-man boxes.

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Latest News

Jets | Chris Johnson fully practices (Wed Dec 17, 04:20 PM) - New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.

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Jets | Chris Johnson probable (Fri Dec 12, 04:50 PM) - New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 12, and is probable for Week 15 against the Tennessee Titans.

Our View: Johnson has a good matchup and should get about half of the backfield work against his old team. He's worth a look as a flex play.
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Jets | Chris Johnson a full go (Thu Dec 11, 04:50 PM) - New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 11.

Our View: Johnson could have a strong RB3-ish day against the Titans on Sunday.
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Jets | Chris Johnson a full participant (Wed Dec 10, 04:09 PM) - New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Dec. 10.

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Jets | Chris Johnson a full go (Fri Dec 5, 02:28 PM) - New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) fully practiced Friday, Dec. 5, and is probable for Week 14.

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Schedule

16vs New England Patriots
17@ Miami Dolphins