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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.

The New York Times | Jul 28th
Favorite to lead the run-heavy committee in NY.
Breaking Football | Jul 28th
CJ2k wants 2k yds again. Not too likely without a true feature role, but he can still offer RB2 upside.
FFLockerRoom | Jul 28th
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.
ProFootballTalk | Jul 28th
Maybe Eagles running back LeSean McCoy’s feelings were a little hurt, that former teammate Michael Vick was willing to race him last year, but won’t run against new Jets teammate Chris Johnson. So the man called Shady threw some shade in the direction of the artist formerly known as CJ2K. “That’s Mike for you,” McCoy…
Win My Fantasy League | Jul 26th
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.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Jul 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.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Jul 15th
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.
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...