By Jim Cunningham, Jets Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 8:01am EDT
Jets RB Chris Johnson had another productive game on Friday night against the NY Giants. He ran for 42 yards on 9 carries and caught two passes for 35 yards as well.
Fantasy Impact: Johnson looked like he had no problem planting on either knee Friday night as he regularly made defensive ends and backs look off balance. He was able to make cuts and turn up-field and showed his speed on a 17-yard run in the first half. It looks like Johnson could be a steal in this years fantasy draft. Johnson's draft stock is currently on the rise and is looking more and more like a solid RB2.
By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Fri, Aug 22nd 10:46am EDT
Members of the New York Jets defense have sung the praises of running back Chris Johnson. David Harris commented on his new teammate, saying: "Oh yeah, he still has it. We noticed it the first day we were in Cortland. He's still the fastest guy on the field. He's still got a lot of juice in those legs." Johnson is expected to play in Friday's game against the Giants, after having a couple of rest days this week. (Source: New York Post
Fantasy Impact: Chris Johnson is somewhat of an unknown quantity in fantasy football this season. Last year he was a top-ten back, but has since had surgery to repair his torn meniscus, and has joined the Jets, who also have Chris Ivory. Health and play wise - Johnson still seems to have it. But the main concern here is how much of the ball he'll see. If he manages to establish himself at the top of the pecking order in New York, then at least 1,000 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns is attainable. But a time-share with Ivory could see Johnson dip below four-figure yards for the first time in his professional career. In redrafts, Johnson is worth the risk is the middle rounds. Just be careful not to draft him too early.
By Cole Patterson, Jets Correspondent, Sat, Aug 16th 10:47pm EDT
Chris Johnson had a promising outing in the Jets second preseason game. He ran 10 times for 63 yards. With Chris Ivory out, Johnson saw a lion's share of the carries (Bilal Powell rushed only 4 times on the night). (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Johnson has been abjectly ignored from a fantasy perspective as he is expected to split carries with Ivory and Powell. Tonight, he proved he may still have some value (fantasy wise) against a stout Bengals defense. He may be separating himself from the rest of the Jets backfield as the most viable fantasy option.
By James Glatter, Jets Correspondent, Mon, Aug 4th 12:22pm EDT
The New York Jets released their first official depth chart Monday morning, with Chris Ivory listed as the starting running back and Chris Johnson listed second.
Fantasy Impact: Often times training camp depth charts mean little, but in this case it is definitely a cause for concern. Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn already said Ivory would get majority of the goal line carries and now he could see more carries than Johnson.
By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Fri, Jul 25th 9:20am EDT
The Jets turned a few heads on Thursday, as they gave running back free agent acquisition Chris Johnson some snaps as a receiver. Wide receiver David Nelson said having Johnson running pass patterns will open things up for other receivers. With Johnson's speed, defenses will have to pay attention to him. (Source: New York Post
Fantasy Impact: This is probably something that isn't worth reading a whole lot into. The likelihood is that Johnson may be used as a WR on gadget plays, and will not feature regularly at the position. If he sees significant playing time on the field as a receiver, then he may be used primarily as a decoy so that the quarterback can get the ball to someone else. However, this may mean that the Jets feel comfortable with Johnson catching the ball, as well as running it. CJ2K featured frequently in the passing game when he was a Tennessee Titan, recording no less than 36 catches each season. This news could see Johnson's stock shoot up in PPR leagues, and it will be interesting to see how he progresses as a receiving talent throughout training camp.
By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Wed, Jul 23rd 7:22pm EDT
After recovering from knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus, Chris Johnson has officially been cleared by doctors for full participation, saying that he's "good to go to do everything." He also addressed concerns about his speed. "I don't think they're legitimate," said Johnson. "I don't know too many guys that have been playing with a torn meniscus from week three, and still rushed for 1,000 yards." (Source: The Star-Ledger
Fantasy Impact: Although offseason surgery was a success, his health and durability have never been a real concern. Since coming into the NFL, CJ2K has missed only one game - and that was in his rookie year. The biggest question mark over Johnson's head is how much of the ball he'll see. Even if he's named the Week 1 starter, he may see his touches considerably reduced from the 279 rushing attempts he had last year in Tennessee, due to competition from Chris Ivory who mildly impressed in 2013.
ESPN | Aug 29th
Christopher Harris analyzes Chris Johnson's draft value.
Dynasty League Football | Aug 8th
Chris Johnson was one of many players making their debuts for their new teams tonight.
Fantasy Knuckleheads | Aug 7th
Should You Draft Chris Johnson In 2014?
Chris Johnson has been a fantasy beast at times during his career. The name recognition that he has may have a tendency to inflate his ADP, who doesn’t want CJ2K now that he is playing for the ground and pound Jets. Before falling into that trap, remember the two most important words from the first sentence of this […]