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Chris Johnson | Running Back

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 203
College: East Carolina
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Chris Johnson possessed two handguns in his vehicle on Friday night when he was arrested.
Per the New York Post, Johnson initially lied to the arresting officer. The officer asked Johnson if there were other weapons in the car, and Johnson said, "No, that is the only one." Johnson rushed for 663 yards and one touchdown in 2014. If the Jets were to cut him, they would save $3.75 million against their cap. Jan 12 - 2:04 PM

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Jets RB Chris Johnson was arrested for open carrying of a weapon in Orange County, Florida on Friday night.

The offense is just a second-degree misdemeanor, but won't help Johnson's chances of sticking with the Jets in 2015. Johnson's 4.3 YPC average in 2014 looks good on paper, but that number was buoyed by a couple long runs. If he sticks around with New York, Johnson will be a role player at best. The Jets could save $3.75 million against the 2015 cap by cutting Johnson.
Jan 10 - 1:27 PM

Chris Johnson rushed 10 times for 20 yards and lost three on his lone reception in the Jets' Week 17 win over the Dolphins.

Johnson finishes his first year as a Jet with 155 carries for 663 yards (4.28 YPC) and two touchdowns. He added 24 receptions. Johnson's yards-per-carry average looks decent on paper, but was puffed up by a handful of longer runs. He is a classic boom-or-bust runner. Johnson is no better than a role player at this stage of his career, and faces a highly uncertain future in New York. He's 29 years old and owed $4 million in 2015. The Jets' next GM figures to cut ties with Johnson, at which point he would not be a highly-sought-after commodity on the free agent market.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:24:00 PM

Chris Johnson rushed 10 times for 30 yards in the Jets' Week 16 loss to the Patriots, adding a three-yard reception.

CJ2K enters Week 17 203 yards from scrimmage shy of 1,000 on the season. The 29-year-old role player is due $4 million between salary and bonuses in 2015.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:47:00 PM

Chris Johnson rushed 10 times for 55 yards Week 15 against the Titans.

Johnson broke a late 37-yard run to set up the game-winning touchdown but was otherwise quiet in his return to Tennessee. Johnson has reclaimed an equal timeshare with Chris Ivory in the Jets' backfield, but he is not doing much with the work. He will be an RB4 against the Patriots Week 16.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 07:26:00 PM

Over the last four games, Chris Johnson has played 130 snaps and Chris Ivory has played 133.

The touch count has been nearly even as well, with Ivory at 57 and Johnson at 53. We wouldn't expect anything different in Sunday's Toilet Bowl at Tennessee even though it's a "revenge game" for CJ?K. The only difference this week is that the Jets' running game has a bit of upside because the Titans' run defense is among the worst in the league by most metrics. We'd still prefer to start Ivory as the flat-out better running back and the one more likely to score a touchdown.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 09:24:00 AM

Chris Johnson had 16 carries for 53 yards in Sunday's Week 14 loss to the Vikings.

He added two catches for 13 yards. Johnson tied Chris Ivory for a team-high 16 carries, but averaged just 3.3 YPC. It was a step back after he rushed for his first 100-yard game last week. Johnson will be an RB4 option in Week 15 against the Titans.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 04:56:00 PM

Chris Johnson rushed for 105 yards on 17 carries in the Jets' 16-13, Week 13 loss to the Dolphins on Monday night.

The Jets ran ALL OVER the Dolphins in the opening half, managing 210 yards on the ground while Geno Smith attempted just six passes. Gang Green's run-to-pass ratio in the opening 30 minutes was 29-6. They went into the break with a 10-3 lead against a Dolphins team that seemed to morph into the Jets and play god-awful football. Miami's defense managed to get back on its feet in the second half, and the Jets predictably lost the game. Johnson's 105 yards were easily a season-high, but nothing to get excited about. His long run of 47 yards on a cutback left set up Greg Salas' 20-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Continue to ignore CJwhateverK in fantasy.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 11:33:00 PM

Chris Johnson rushed seven times for 40 yards and caught three passes for 22 yards in Monday night's Week 12 loss to the Bills.

Johnson had one of his better games, but the majority of his yardage didn't come until the second half. He's averaging 10 touches over the last three weeks, and continues to play in passing situations over Chris Ivory. Johnson will be just an RB4 option for a matchup with Miami in Week 13.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 10:55:00 PM

Chris Johnson (knee) is probable for Week 12.

Johnson didn't miss any practice time despite being listed with a knee injury. He's taken on a bigger role with Michael Vick at quarterback, but has less than 30 rushing yards in four of his last six games. Johnson isn't a recommended fantasy option for Monday night's matchup with the Bills.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 05:22:00 PM

Chris Johnson is listed on the Week 12 injury report with an ankle issue, but practicing in full.

Johnson is an RB4/5 for this week's tough matchup with the Bills.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 06:49:00 PM

Chris Johnson rushed seven times for 23 yards and caught one pass for 12 yards in Sunday's Week 10 win over the Steelers.

Johnson started, but was predictably out-carried by Chris Ivory 14-7. Even in games the Jets dominate time of possession and have a lead, Johnson is not involved. With less than 30 rushing yards in four of his last six games, CJ?K should have been dropped in shallower formats long ago.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 04:21:00 PM

Chris Johnson (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 10.

Johnson has been playing through his ankle injury all season. Even with six teams on bye, he won't be more than a mid-range RB3/FLEX. The Steelers have allowed just 98 rushing yards over the last two weeks.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 07:19:00 PM

Chris Johnson (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 10.

Although he's coming off his best yardage effort of the season, Johnson remains little more than a mid-range RB3.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 06:13:00 PM

Chris Johnson had 11 carries for 69 yards in Sunday's Week 9 loss to the Chiefs.

The Jets got Johnson more involved after he was limited to five touches last week. He nearly had a touchdown on a 12-yard run, but was ruled out at the three-yard line. Johnson was the primary passing down back, and added two catches for 32 yards. He won't be more than a boom-or-bust RB4 against the Steelers in Week 10.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 04:43:00 PM