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
General News (Fri Dec 19): practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.
General News (Thu Dec 18): practiced fully on Thursday.
General News (Wed Dec 17): practiced fully on Wednesday.
Week 16: vs New England Patriots
Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. This is an AFC East grudge match, so season records aren't really relevant - the Jets and the Patriots play each other tough every time they clash. Their last meeting was in Week Seven, when the Patriots prevailed 27-25 by blocking a last-second field-goal attempt by the Jets. Chris Ivory (21/107/1 rushing with 4/18/0 receiving) and Chris Johnson (13/61/0 rushing with 2/19/0 receiving) both had strong performances back in Week Seven - in Tennessee last week, they split the work fairly evenly with 10/55/0 rushing and one target for zero receptions going to Johnson, while Ivory handled 12/25/1 rushing and 1/1/0 receiving during the game. Things haven't changed much in this backfield over the course of the year. The Patriots gave up 23/76/0 rushing to the Dolphins last week, after holding the Chargers to 17/53/0 rushing two weeks ago. Right now, the Patriots are playing stout rush D, despite their season average of 103.5 rushing yards allowed per game. To date, the Patriots have allowed just five rushing scores. This is a tough matchup for the home team, friends.
Recent Stats and Projections
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.
Latest NewsJets | Chris Johnson will play against Pats (Fri Dec 19, 05:28 PM) - New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 19, and is probable for Week 16 against the New England Patriots. link to story Jets | Chris Johnson a full participant (Thu Dec 18, 04:57 PM) - New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) participated fully in practice Thursday, Dec. 18. Our View: At best Johnson is a flex spot running back, in the neighborhood of a RB3 or Rb4. We don't expect him to do much this week against the Patriots, especially if the Jets fall behind early.
link to story 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. link to story 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.
link to story 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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