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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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He is listed as probable on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

General News (Fri Oct 31): practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

General News (Thu Oct 30): practiced fully on Thursday. Also, Johnson said he is frustrated with his small role on offense as well as the team's struggles. "Of course I'm frustrated," Johnson said. "On top of having a limited role, not playing as much as I want to play and then on top of that we're 1-7. It's frustrating." Johnson and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg discussed the possibility of expanded his role two weeks ago, but that hasn't come to fruition. Head coach Rex Ryan insisted that Johnson isn't being phased out of the offense. Johnson received only 16 snaps in the team's Week 8 game. He rushed for seven yards on three carries and caught two passes for 13 yards.

General News (Wed Oct 29): practiced fully on Wednesday.

Week 9: at Kansas City Chiefs

Mark and Joe say: Bad matchup. The Jets will send Michael Vick into the grinder this week as their new starting quarterback, but he has shown little to inspire confidence in the way of an instant upgrade for New York (46.4% completions this year, with zero TDs and one interception thrown). This may mean a healthy dose of carries for lead back Chris Ivory (34/150/3 rushing and 4/18/0 receiving over the past two games). Change of pace options Bilal Powell (6/35/1 rushing and 1/12/0 receiving) and Chris Johnson (15/68/0 rushing and 4/32/0 receiving during the past two contests) may seen an uptick in their touches as well. However, this weekend the Jets' offense has to operate within deafening Arrowhead Stadium - and the Chiefs know they can stack the box and rush Vick effectively at home. There may be very little in the way of running room (St. Louis managed 19/84/0 rushing last week while Austin Davis took seven sacks for -44 yards at Arrowhead). Advantage, Kansas City.

Recent Stats and Projections

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5 at SD 7 24 0 1 1 -2 0 1
6 vs DEN 3 9 0 2 1 2 0 0
7 at NE 13 61 0 3 2 19 0 0
8 vs BUF 3 7 0 2 2 13 0 0
9 at KC PROJ-Dodds 6 * * 2 * * *
9 at KC PROJ-Tremblay 6 * * 2 * * *
9 at KC PROJ-Bloom 4 * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

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.

2014 Week 8 vs BUF (3 / 7 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

After a spirited effort last week against New England, Johnson was a no-show against Buffalo. Once again, Johnson looked completely disinterested in helping mout a comeback. Johnson went down after first contact and did not try to gain extra yards on his screen passes. Ivory led the backfield in snaps and Johnson played sparingly during the second half.

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Latest News

Jets | Chris Johnson will play in Week 9 (Fri Oct 31, 04:26 PM) - New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle) practiced in full for the third straight day Friday, Oct. 31, and is probable for Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Jets | Chris Johnson frustrated with role (Thu Oct 30, 06:02 PM) - New York Jets RB Chris Johnson, who carried the ball just three times for seven yards in Week 8, said he's frustrated with his limited role in the offense. 'This is the first time I've ever felt this type of frustration, but there's nothing I can really do about it right now,' Johnson said. Johnson and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg discussed the possibility of expanded his role two weeks ago, but that hasn't come to fruition.

Our View: Fantasy owners are frustrated with Johnson's performance so far this year. We're not confident anything will change with the Jets offense...even with a new starting quarterback in Michael Vick. Head coach Rex Ryan insisted that Johnson isn't being phased out of the offense.
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Jets | Chris Johnson practices fully (Thu Oct 30, 05:21 PM) - New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle) participated fully in practice Thursday, Oct. 30.

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Jets | Chris Johnson unhappy with role (Thu Oct 30, 11:12 AM) - New York Jets RB Chris Johnson said he is frustrated with his small role on offense as well as the team's struggles. 'Of course Im frustrated,' Johnson said. 'On top of having a limited role, not playing as much as I want to play and then on top of that were 1-7. Its frustrating.' Johnson received only 16 snaps in the team's Week 8 game. He rushed for seven yards on three carries and caught two passes for 13 yards.

Our View: You can bet the entire team is unhappy with the way the Jets are playing, so he's not alone. This is the opposite of Larry Fitzgerald's "champagne problems" and more like "Box Wine Blues." When Johnson is on the field he hasn't been terribly effective and while he has been on the field almost 60 times less than Chris Ivory, he hasn't been able to make the catches the Jets were looking for from him. We'll see if that changes with Michael Vick under center, but until we see something positive, keep him on your bench.
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Jets | Chris Johnson a full go (Wed Oct 29, 05:12 PM) - New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Our View: Awesome...we still don't trust him as anything more than a low-end flex play in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
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Schedule

9@ Kansas City Chiefs
10vs Pittsburgh Steelers
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ Buffalo Bills
13vs Miami Dolphins
14@ Minnesota Vikings
15@ Tennessee Titans
16vs New England Patriots
17@ Miami Dolphins