RB Chris Johnson - New York Jets
|5-11, 197||Born: 9-23-1985||College: East Carolina||Drafted: Round 1, pick 24|
He is listed as probable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
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.
General News (Fri Oct 24): practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.
General News (Thu Oct 23): practiced fully on Thursday.
General News (Wed Oct 22): practiced fully on Wednesday.
Week 8: vs Buffalo Bills
Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. The Jets' 'Chrises' combination of Chris Ivory (21/107/1 rushing with 4/18/0 receiving) and Chris Johnson (13/61/0 rushing with 2/19/0 receiving) moved the ball very well indeed at New England, with 43/218/1 rushing as a team when the dust settled on a narrow two-point loss to Tom Brady and company. Ivory has gradually become the lead back in this committee, though Johnson still sees a non-trivial amount of touches when the Jets' offense is grinding well. Ivory is the best bet to be a solid fantasy back, though. The Bills' rush D is really stout, ranking fourth in terms of average yards allowed per game (80.4), and they are tied with K.C. for first in the NFL with zero rushing scores given up to date. Last week, Minnesota managed 29/158/0 rushing at Buffalo, though, after New England had 27/50/0 rushing there two games back. Most weeks, teams are well under 100 yards rushing when the Bills are playing across from them. This looks like a tough matchup for the home-team Chrises.
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 will play (Fri Oct 24, 04:25 PM) - New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 24, and is probable for Week 8. link to story Jets | Full practice for Chris Johnson (Thu Oct 23, 02:21 PM) - New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 23. Our View: Johnson has been a bust in this offense and even when they use him correctly, he hasn't performed. He's a bench warmer for fantasy purposes, no better than a RB4 right now. Ivory aka "a bowling ball made of knives" is the guy to own in this offense and is a low-end RB2 or a great RB3/flex.
link to story Jets | Chris Johnson practices fully (Wed Oct 22, 04:03 PM) - New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22. link to story Jets | 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.
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