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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 (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 8.
Johnson practiced in full despite being on the injury report. He isn't a recommended option for Sunday's matchup with Buffalo's top-five run defense. Oct 24 - 5:13 PM

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Chris Johnson (ankle) is on the Week 8 injury report, but practicing in full.

CJ?K is fine. He's not a viable RB3 for Week 8 against the Bills' dominant run defense.
Oct 23 - 4:36 PM

Chris Johnson rushed 13 times for 61 yards in New York's Week 7 loss to the Patriots, adding two catches for an additional 19 yards.

Both the touches and yards were Johnson's most since Week 1. It was a game-plan specific outcome, as the Jets were committed to running the ball down New England's throat. CJ?K still got-touched 25-15 by Chris Ivory, and out-gained 125-80. Johnson will remain a middling FLEX play for Week 8, as the Jets will be doing battle with the Bills' elite run defense.
Oct 17 - 12:02 AM

Chris Johnson played 21 of the Jets' 63 offensive snaps in Week 6.

That's 33.3 percent. Slowly but surely, CJdoneK is being phased out of the Jets' offense. His carry totals with New York, in chronological order from Weeks 1-6, are 13, 12, 10, 6, 7, and 3. Johnson is Pro Football Focus' No. 52-graded runner out of 56 qualifiers. He finished last year 48th out of 55.
Oct 13 - 4:21 PM

Chris Johnson rushed three times for nine yards in New York's Week 6 loss to the Broncos, adding a two-yard reception.

CJ?K's lone other target in the passing game was a brutal drop. The 11 total yards were his fewest of the season, but he's now been held under 25 in back-to-back games, and in 3-of-6 2014 efforts. Johnson's lone score came in Week 4. He's a weak RB4.
Oct 12 - 6:47 PM

Chris Johnson (ankle) is officially probable for Week 6.

Johnson has been practicing in full the last two weeks despite his ankle injury. He'll remain a low-end RB3 against the Broncos.
Oct 10 - 5:02 PM

The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta is calling for the Jets to use Chris Johnson more in the passing game.

The problem with this is Johnson is terrible in pass protection and drops too many passes. Just because he has speed doesn't mean Johnson can all of the sudden be Darren Sproles. The coaches seem open to the idea, however. They want to get both Chris Ivory and Johnson on the field together. Johnson is on pace for career-lows across the board. He's barely a FLEX option in fantasy.
Oct 10 - 9:42 AM

Chris Johnson (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 6.

The RB3 will be fine for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Oct 9 - 6:47 PM

Chris Johnson rushed seven times for 24 yards in Sunday's Week 5 loss at San Diego.

Johnson was once again outplayed by Chris Ivory (nine carries, 44 yards) and lost an early fumble. It's going to be a weekly theme for the entire season, leaving CJ?K as the weak half of a timeshare. Quarterback issues or not, Johnson was always a poor bet to resurface this year behind a Jets offensive line that isn't nearly as good as the one he complained about in Tennessee.
Oct 5 - 8:08 PM

Chris Johnson (ankle) is probable for Week 5.

Johnson practiced in full this week despite his ankle injury. He's a low-end RB3/FLEX against the Chargers.
Oct 3 - 8:11 PM

Chris Johnson (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 5.

Chris Ivory's change-of-pace back will be a high-risk RB3 against the Chargers.
Oct 2 - 7:30 PM

Chris Johnson rushed six times for 44 yards and a touchdown against the Lions.

Johnson had done next-to-nothing before popping a somewhat fluky 35-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter. Johnson was out-touched 19-8 by Chris Ivory, and it would have been worse had Ivory not dropped several passes. Ivory is clearly the leader in the Jets' backfield, leaving Johnson as a breather-back until Ivory gets hurt. Johnson is on pace for 164 carries for 668 yards and four touchdowns this season.
Sep 28 - 5:04 PM

Chris Johnson (ankle) is probable for Week 4 against the Lions.

He'll continue to be used in a committee with Chris Ivory. Averaging just 3.5 yards per carry, Johnson is no more than a low-end RB3/FLEX.
Sep 26 - 6:58 PM

Chris Johnson wants more carries.

CJ?K is out-carrying Chris Ivory, 35-33, but that's apparently not enough. However, Johnson is blaming "game situations," and not OC Marty Mornhinweg. He also says both backs would like more carries. "I know we both envisioned probably getting more carries, not just us both getting 10, 12 apiece." Coach Rex Ryan agrees that Ivory deserves more work, but has said no such thing about Johnson. Averaging 3.5 yards per carry, we hope CJ isn't holding his breath.
Sep 25 - 8:16 PM

Chris Johnson (ankle) is on the Week 4 injury report, but practicing in full.

Johnson avoided setbacks in Monday's loss to the Bears. He'll be a mid-range RB3 against the Lions' stout run defense.
Sep 25 - 6:28 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Geno Smith
2Michael Vick
RB1Chris Ivory
2Chris Johnson
3Bilal Powell
GLB1Chris Ivory
2Chris Johnson
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Chris Johnson
FB1Tommy Bohanon
2John Conner
WR11Eric Decker
2Jeremy Kerley
3T.J. Graham
4Chris Owusu
WR21Percy Harvin
2Greg Salas
3Saalim Hakim
WR31Jeremy Kerley
TE1Jeff Cumberland
2Jace Amaro
3Zach Sudfeld
K1Nick Folk