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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 (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. Nov 22 - 5:22 PM

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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.
Nov 20 - 6:49 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.
Nov 9 - 4:21 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.
Nov 7 - 7:19 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.
Nov 6 - 6:13 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.
Nov 2 - 4:43 PM

Jets RB Chris Johnson says he has "nothing to be excited about or look forward to" because he isn't playing enough.

Ever the team player, Johnson said he doesn't want to be viewed as a "complainer," but then went on to heartily complain about his role. "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. Averaging just eight touches over his past five games, Johnson is managing a modest 4.0 yards per carry this season. Considering his usage, that number should be much higher. A shell of the player who rushed for 2,000 yards in 2009, Johnson will soon be out of the league if he can't accept that he's a role player at this stage of his career.
Oct 30 - 6:09 PM

Chris Johnson was held to three carries for seven yards in Sunday's Week 8 loss to the Bills.

He added two catches for 13 yards. Johnson was back to being a non-factor after getting 15 touches last week. The Jets were playing from behind the entire game and were forced to use Bilal Powell in pass protection. Signed to a two-year deal this offseason, Johnson is on pace for just a 134/536/2 line.
Oct 26 - 5:58 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Michael Vick
2Geno Smith
3Matt Simms
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