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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.

Breaking Football | Aug 21st
CJ2k wants 2k yds again. Not too likely without a true feature role, but he can still offer RB2 upside.
The New York Times | Aug 21st
Favorite to lead the run-heavy committee in NY.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Aug 21st
His role as an every down back are fading and he is going to be a bit of a gamble pick and may go too early in drafts.
The Football Girl | Aug 21st
Wildly erratic from week to week. Let someone else deal with the frustration.
Legion Report | Aug 21st
Rex Ryan said Chris “CJ?K” Johnson was “flying” in the mandatory conditioning running. CJ?K was recently cleared after surgery on his 2013 torn meniscus injury. He’s in line to share a workload with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell and remains a low end RB2. Remember when Chris Johnson GUARANTEED to rush for 2,500 yards and win MVP, Geno Smith has GUARANTEED the Playoffs to New York in 2014 and Rex Ryan GUARANTEES everything. In other news, ESPN New York expects a timeshare/backfield by committee approach between CJ?K and Powell/Ivory this season. Johnson will see much less volume than he did in Tennessee and shouldn’t be viewed as the option he was in years past.
The Fake Football | Aug 20th
Not sure what to do with CJwhocaresK. He still has the speed and skill, but can you trust him to break a tackle? Sometimes, yes, so he has to be drafted. He'll be up and down all season, but put up a few big games to keep you believing.
FFLockerRoom | Aug 20th
CJ2K may not be a Titan heading into the season, make sure to keep track of his situation during the off season. Word is that the Titans have put Chris on the trading block. But that won't do any good. No one will take that contract, we will have to wait when the Titans finally release him.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Aug 19th
Johnson was viewed as a disappointment last year, but still finished as the 9th overall fantasy running back with 1,422 yards from scrimmage and 10 total touchdowns. He should lead the New York Jets in rushing attempts, but he will be in a timeshare with RB Chris Ivory.
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 9th
Chris Johnson has joined the New York Jets and anyone who does not recognize the fear a Michael Vick/Chris Johnson tandem will instill in opposing defensive coordinators has not been following football close enough. The ‘fastest backfield ever built’ could propel the Jets to the playoffs and Johnson to RB1 numbers...but Geno Smith is being pushed by team brass to be the starter limiting Johnson’s fantasy value. Chris Ivory is a legit threat to steal carries but it would be very surprising to see Ivory not miss games with an injury or two this season.
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 […] Original So...
NFL.com | Jul 2nd
In today's Three and Out: The Jets say Chris Johnson will be in a timeshare ... Johnson disagrees.
EDSFootball | Jun 26th
Back in 2009, Chris Johnson rushed for 2,006 yards in only his second NFL season. Signing a free-agent deal with the Jets this offseason, Johnson has recently said that he thinks he has another 2,000-yard season in him. As unrealistic as that may be, it could be a long shot that he reaches 1,000 rushing yards this season based on some comments from Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn. "He's...