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Storm Johnson | Running Back

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/10/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 216
College: UCF
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Storm Johnson rushed three times for three yards in the Jags' Week 16 win over the Titans.
The seventh-round rookie was a distant third on the depth chart behind Toby Gerhart and Jordan Todman. Johnson could be in for a bigger role in Week 17 if Gerhart is sidelined by his rib injury. Dec 19 - 12:03 AM

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Jaguars declared RB Storm Johnson, WR Tommy Streeter, CB Jeremy Harris, LB A.J. Edds, LB Khairi Fortt, OL Tyler Shatley, and DE Andre Branch inactive for Week 14 against the Texans.

The Jags have no surprises among their Week 14 inactives.
Dec 7 - 11:42 AM

Jaguars declared RB Storm Johnson, OG Brandon Linder, DE Andre Branch, OT Sam Young, CB Tommie Campbell, LB Jeremiah George and WR Mike Brown inactive for Week 10 against the Cowboys.

Johnson is once again a healthy scratch. Denard Robinson will carry the load again this week, with Toby Gerhart filling in as a change-of-pace option. Linder (shoulder) will be out an extended period. Branch (groin) is week-to-week.
Nov 9 - 11:35 AM

Jaguars declared RB Storm Johnson, WR Mike Brown, LB Dekoda Watson, OG Tyler Shatley, CB Will Blackmon, OT Sam Young, and DE Andre Branch inactive for Week 9 against the Bengals.

Johnson is a healthy scratch once again behind Denard Robinson, Toby Gerhart, and Jordan Todman. Blackmon has a broken finger, while Branch is battling a groin issue. Watson, out with a hamstring injury, has been a disappointment.
Nov 2 - 11:38 AM

Jaguars RB Storm Johnson is a healthy scratch for Week 8 against the Dolphins.

With Toby Gerhart (back), Johnson gets the pine. Denard Robinson will lead the Jaguars' rushing attack against the Dolphins' stout run defense, and is a borderline RB2. Jordan Todman is the No. 3 back. Also inactive for the Jaguars are CB Alan Ball, CB Peyton Thompson, OG Tyler Shatley, OT Sam Young, DE Andre Branch and WR Mike Brown. Dwayne Gratz is active and starting after supposedly being "benched."
Oct 26 - 11:33 AM

Storm Johnson rushed six times for 16 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' Week 7 win over the Browns.

He did not play in the passing game for the second straight week. Demoted in favor of Denard Robinson, Johnson was severely outplayed by Jacksonville's new starter. Fantasy owners who made the mistake of starting Johnson should thank their lucky stars he scored on a garbage-time goal-line carry in the fourth quarter. Johnson is worth dropping in most 12-team leagues.
Oct 19 - 5:24 PM

Coach Gus Bradley stated Friday the Jaguars will continue to use a three-way committee in the backfield.

Per Bradley, Denard Robinson and rookie Storm Johnson will "split first- and second-down snaps," with Jordan Todman "handling third-down duties." Johnson was allegedly on a ten-carry limit in last week's loss to Tennessee, getting nine attempts in the first half but just one in the final two quarters. Johnson will be a low-end, low-ceiling flex option in Week 7 against the Browns.
Oct 17 - 1:30 PM

Jaguars RBs Storm Johnson and Denard Robinson have been splitting first-team reps in this week's practices.

Shoelace out-snapped Johnson 30-19 in Week 6, but Johnson out-touched Robinson 11-8. We'd expect similar usage against the Browns. Johnson is just a desperation FLEX option, while Robinson isn't on the Week 7 radar in 12-14 team leagues.
Oct 16 - 3:40 PM

Coach Gus Bradley said his intent was to give Storm Johnson just 10 carries in Week 6.

With Toby Gerhart inactive, it was assumed the Jags would just let Storm rain on the Titans. That's not how it went as he finished with a 10-21-1 line. "Our whole intent was to get Storm 10 carries and he got 10 carries," said Bradley. This suggests that the Jags aren't terribly high on the seventh-round rookie right now and will likely give Toby Gerhart (questionable, foot) a chance to reclaim his starting job. Ideally, fantasy owners will just avoid this situation heading into a Week 7 game against the Browns. PFF has graded Jacksonville's line 29th in run blocking so far.
Oct 14 - 9:56 AM

Storm Johnson managed 21 yards and a touchdown on ten carries in the Jaguars' Week 6 loss to Tennessee.

He caught his lone pass target for a loss of four yards. Getting his first NFL start, Johnson managed 16 yards on his first nine carries but punched in a one-yard touchdown run to cap Jacksonville's first drive. As Jacksonville's running game never got on track, OC Jedd Fisch resorted to screen passes in the second half in an effort to move the chains. Johnson had just one carry in the final two quarters. The Jaguars' putrid run game against the usually leaky Titans suggests Jacksonville's early-season rushing ineffectiveness was not all Toby Gerhart's fault. Still, expect Johnson to remain the lead back in Week 7 against the Browns.
Oct 12 - 4:27 PM

Storm Johnson is the Jaguars' starting running back in Week 6 at Tennessee.

Fellow rookie Blake Bortles should have a lot of comfort with Johnson; the two played together at UCF last season. Fantasy owners flexing Johnson should be hoping for a goal-line score. He's not really a big-play back (4.64 speed), but runs with power and is a downhill type. Johnson also won't play much in the passing game. Look for Denard Robinson to maintain change-of-pace duties and Jordan Todman to remain a designated blitz protector.
Oct 12 - 11:43 AM

According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, the Jaguars wanted to move Storm Johnson up the depth chart "weeks ago," but Johnson was dealing with a lingering ankle injury at the time.

Johnson missed the first few weeks of the season with a high ankle sprain. The takeaway is that the Jags have been internally high on Johnson for awhile now, and on Sunday he is expected to get a chance to run away with Jacksonville's primary early-down back job. The concerns are that he struggles in the passing game and will be a pure interior runner on a team that run blocks poorly. Consider Johnson a hit-or-miss flex play against Tennessee.
Oct 12 - 10:48 AM

The Florida Times Union says coach Gus Bradley "sure indicated like Storm Johnson would be getting a big shot at playing against the Titans."

Brutally ineffective Toby Gerhart has a sprained foot and Denard Robinson is averaging 3.13 YPC. It makes sense to give Johnson a chance to spark this dormant running game, but we doubt he'll be able to make a big difference. The seventh-round rookie's Combine numbers (4.60 forty, 35 1/2" vertical, 9-foot-10 broad jump) show he's a worse athlete than Gerhart, and this offensive line has graded out 29th in PFF's run-blocking ranks. Johnson is still a deeper-league add because he's now a threat for 12-15 carries. Johnson (ankle) is on the Week 6 injury report, but practicing in full.
Oct 9 - 8:25 AM

Jaguars OC Jedd Fisch said he doesn't like having four running backs carry the ball each week, and wants to get it down to two ball-carriers.

Last week against the Steelers, rookie Storm Johnson made his debut and rushed for 27 yards on four carries across seven snaps. Coach Gus Bradley called the performance "very impressive." In the same game, Toby Gerhart played a season-low 10 snaps and has seen his snaps decrease each week. Denard Robinson is the speed complement, and his snaps have been on the rise. If Fisch wants to play only two backs, Robinson and Johnson may be the most talented two. But Gerhart makes the most money. It's a situation to monitor Sunday.
Oct 8 - 1:21 PM

Speaking Monday, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley called Storm Johnson's Week 5 running "very impressive."

Johnson's eight snaps were fourth amongst the Jags' running backs, but his 27 rushing yards led the team. Jacksonville went with a four-man committee of Johnson, Toby Gerhart, Jordan Todman and Denard Robinson against the Steelers, but probably doesn't want to repeat that approach going forward. There's a real chance Johnson gets a longer look in Week 6 against the Titans. He's worth a flier in 12-14 team leagues.

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Blake Bortles
2Chad Henne
3Stephen Morris
RB1Toby Gerhart
2Jordan Todman
3Storm Johnson
GLB1Toby Gerhart
2Storm Johnson
3RB1Jordan Todman
2Toby Gerhart
FB1Will Ta'ufo'ou
WR11Cecil Shorts
2Marqise Lee
3Tommy Streeter
WR21Allen Hurns
2Ace Sanders
WR31Ace Sanders
TE1Marcedes Lewis
2Nic Jacobs
3Clay Harbor
K1Josh Scobee