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Running Back, New York Jets

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Draft: 2008 Round 1 (24)
College: East Carolina
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 191 DOB: 1985-09-23 Age: 28
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#5 2 1.08

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2008 TEN 15 14 251 1,228 4.9 9 62 43 260 6.0 1 208.8 13.9
2009 TEN 16 16 358 2,006 5.6 14 71 50 503 10.1 2 346.9 21.7
2010 TEN 16 16 316 1,364 4.3 11 57 44 245 5.6 1 232.9 14.6
2011 TEN 16 16 262 1,047 4.0 4 79 57 418 7.3 0 170.5 10.7
2012 NYJ 16 0 276 1,243 4.5 6 49 36 226 6.3 0 182.9 11.4
2012 (Projected) NYJ     235 1,177 5.0 9   49 385 7.9 1 216.2  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
After a disastrous 2011 season that featured a holdout and the worst production of his four-year career with just 1,047 rushing yards and four touchdowns, it is hard to find a running back with more polarizing fantasy prospects than the Titans Chris Johnson. Although Johnson agreed on contract terms with Tennessee in time to start on opening day, he showed up out of shape and was not the explosive player that he was during the first three years in the league when he ran for 4,598 yards and 34 touchdowns. Although some of his troubles could be laid at the feet of the teamís offensive line, Johnson looked disinterested and appeared to run tentatively, often times failing to hit the hole hard and turn up field. Removing three solid performances against three of the worst run defenses in the league (Carolina, Tampa Bay and Buffalo), Johnson managed just 574 rushing yards and 9.7 FPts/G in his other 13 contests. The question is can Johnson bounce back in 2012? He has little competition for touches and the supporting cast at the skill positions has been upgraded so defenses will not be able to focus on shutting him down as much as they have in the past. Along the offensive line, Steve Hutchinson was signed to shore up the left guard position but troubles remain at center. While some may view Johnson as a boom/bust pick, he is unlikely to perform worse than he did last season and he has tremendous upside. Expect him to produce at a rate somewhere between what he did in 2010 and 2011, good enough to be taken as a low-end RB1.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Chris Johnson
RB2RB2 Chris Ivory
RB3RB3 Bilal Powell
RB4FB1 Tommy Bohanon
RB5RB4 Daryl Richardson
Jets Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Jets likely to go with "hot hand" at RB     -- Thu Sep 4 4:10 pm --

Johnson expects to start, but does not know exact role
Chris Johnson expects to start Sunday in the New York Jets' season opener, but he's not sure about his exact role -- i.e. how the carries will be divided among the running backs. Johnson might not be certain of the particulars, but he's confident in this: He won't be spending a lot of time on the bench. In six seasons with the Titans, Johnson averaged 18 carries per game. He probably won't reach that number, especially since he's coming off knee surgery. RB coach Anthony Lynn subscribes to the "hot hand" philosophy. (ESPN New York)

FF Today's Take: Johnson, Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell are all listed as starters on the depth chart, for what little that is worth. Johnson is a poor fit for Rex Ryan's preferred "Ground-and-Pound" attack while Ivory is, meaning Johnson could have more than his share of bad fantasy days. The ex-Titan shouldn't be considered anything more than a flex in all leagues until he assumes the lead role for sure, assuming that even happens.
Jets expected to take it easy on Chris Johnson     -- Mon Jul 14 3:55 pm --

Likely to see limited action in preseason
Five years removed from his 2,000-yard season with the Tennessee Titans, Chris Johnson starts over with the Jets, attempting to prove he's still CJ2K. His surgically-repaired knee, which sidelined him for the spring, will be a hot topic throughout camp. The last thing the Jets will want to do is tax Johnson, so look for a modified practice schedule - a "pitch count," as Rex Ryan likes to call it. It doesn't matter how many rushing yards he accumulates in the preseason; the objective is to make sure he's in peak condition for the Sept. 7 opener. (ESPN New York)

FF Today's Take: With Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell and possibly even Daryl Richardson in reserve, the Jets really have no reason to run Johnson into the ground. As the article points out at the end, only two other backs faced more eight-man boxes than Johnson last year, so opposing defensive coordinators still fear him. Still, Johnson should be in line for a shade over 200 carries, which should allow him to be a solid low-end RB2 option.
Chris Johnson not expected to be workhorse RB     -- Wed Jun 25 3:17 pm --

Will share carries with Ivory and Powell
"He's got some miles on him," Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn conceded. "So we're going to have to be strategic in how we use him, and when we use him, to keep him fresh so that he can be the explosive guy that I know that he can be." The Jets plan to incorporate Chris Johnson into a system that already includes Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell, who nearly evenly split the bulk of the team's carries a year ago (182 for Ivory, 176 for Powell) and combined for 1,530 yards on the ground. (NJ.com)

FF Today's Take: RBBC seems the be the path the Jets are headed down. The good news for CJ?K owners is that the Jets should be one of the more run-heavy teams in the league. They ran the ball at a 50.67% clip last season... the fourth highest of any team in the league. Ideally, Johnson would be an RB3 in redraft leagues.

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