Chris Johnson Fantasy News

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:13pm

Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday. Johnson should be fine to face the Bills. It’s a bad matchup.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:35pm

Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle, probable) practiced fully Wednesday. Johnson’s role has diminished in recent weeks. He’s only a desperation RB3/flex type at this point.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 6. Johnson had a forgettable outing against the Chargers (22 total yards on eight touches) just like the rest of his teammates. After 41 touches in the first three games, Johnson has just 16 in his last two. Chris Ivory has taken over the lead back role.

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:46pm

Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. Johnson had a forgettable outing against the Chargers (22 total yards on eight touches) just like the rest of his teammates. After 41 touches in the first three games, Johnson has just 16 in his last two. Chris Ivory has taken over the lead back role.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:37pm

Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday. Johnson had a forgettable outing against the Chargers (22 total yards on eight touches) just like the rest of his teammates. After 41 touches in the first three games, Johnson has just 16 in his last two. Chris Ivory has taken over the lead back role.

Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:19pm

Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 5. Johnson should be fine to face the Chargers, though Chris Ivory is the better start.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. Johnson should be fine to face the Chargers.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 6:31pm

Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday. Johnson should be fine to face the Chargers.

Jets have a plan with their RB use

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 5:15pm

New York Post - [Full Article]

Anthony Lynn has a tough job these days. The Jets running backs coach must find touches for three running backs the team feels are capable.

Dividing the time between Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell is Lynn’s responsibility, and last week’s split against the Bears drew some criticism.

Ivory was averaging 4.4 yards a rush and running over Bears defenders when he ran the ball or caught it. But he had zero touches in the fourth quarter.

Lynn explained this week that each back has situations they are in for, but the Jets had just two possessions in the fourth quarter, and he decided Johnson best fit the first drive and Powell the final drive.

Fantasy Impact:

The story goes on to say that Lynn said Ivory’s situational areas are short yardage on first and second down, goal-line and in their four-minute offense, which means they have the lead. The Jets have been trailing so it's cut into Ivory's time the past two weeks. But Lynn thinks Ivory's role could expand and added: “If Ivory continues to play like that, which I think he has from Day 1, sure, he may end up getting more touches and being the lead bell-cow, but I think keeping those guys fresh and keeping them healthy is important.”

There are a lot of "ifs" and "coulds" in there but it seems like the Jets have a plan when they are going to use each back. With Ivory playing the best of the group, it makes sense he gets more work, at some point, but that likely won't be anything the team announces ahead of time. Out of this group, Ivory looks like the back to have from a fantasy standpoint, but may only offer RB2 or flex numbers.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 4. Johnson is likely to lose snaps and touches to Chris Ivory, who is outplaying him right now.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. Johnson is likely to lose snaps and touches to Chris Ivory, who is outplaying him right now.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:09pm

Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday. Johnson is likely to lose snaps and touches to Chris Ivory, who is outplaying him right now.

Chris Ivory could get more work

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 8:59pm

New York Post - [Full Article]

The Jets promised to play the “hot hand” at running back this season with their three-headed backfield of Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell. So far, though, they look like they’re sticking to a democracy.

Johnson had 27 snaps and Ivory 26 in Monday’s loss to the Bears, despite Ivory clearly running better than Johnson. Coach Rex Ryan did not rule out giving Ivory more playing time in a conference call with reporters Tuesday.

“Maybe Chris Ivory will get more time,” Ryan said. “He’s certainly running hard. He’s doing a great job out of the backfield. There’s not a whole lot of guys that want to tackle him. He’s done a great job.”

Fantasy Impact:

Ivory had 10 carries for 44 yards and four catches for 52 yards in Monday’s game. He ran over Bears’ defenders all night, yet found himself on the bench in the fourth quarter when the game was on the line. The Jets keep giving the ball to Johnson despite limited production. Johnson has 123 rushing yards on 35 carries in three games. It was Powell who got work in the fourth quarter, though but it's Ivory who has been the most productive of all the Jet backs.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 9:43am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Jets beat writer Rich Cimini sees RB Chris Johnson's stock falling:

Let's call it like it is: After three games, Chris Ivory looks a lot better than Johnson, who was held to 34 yards on 10 carries by a suspect Chicago run defense.

Johnson, a former 2,000-yard runner, hasn't demonstrated any of the explosiveness that once made him the most feared back in the sport. It's a new system, and he's coming off knee surgery, so it's too soon to panic. But his average after three games (3.5 per carry) is 2 yards less than Ivory.

Fantasy Impact:

The two have essentially split carries and while Ivory has looked better, he's also produced more. The Jets have some tough matchups coming up and Johnson is no longer looking like an attractive lineup option.

MNF Injury Report: Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Eric Decker all questionable

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 6:06pm

NFL Media

Bears Injury Report

OUT
C Roberto Garza (ankle), LB Shea McClellin (hand), CB Sherrick McManis (quadricep), DT Jay Ratliff (concussion), G Matt Slauson (ankle)

DOUBTFUL
DE Trevor Scott (foot)

QUESTIONABLE
WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring), WR Brandon Marshall (ankle)

PROBABLE
DE Jared Allen (back), S Chris Conte (shoulder), WR Josh Morgan (groin)

Jets Injury Report

DOUBTFUL
CB Dee Milliner (ankle)

QUESTIONABLE
WR Eric Decker (hamstring)

PROBABLE
LB Nick Bellore (hip), S Josh Bush (quadricep), G Willie Colon (calf), LB Quinton Coples (elbow), LB A.J. Edds (hamstring), RB Chris Johnson (ankle), C Nick Mangold (shoulder)

Fantasy Impact:

We're expecting Marshall and Jeffery to play since they played last week and were at least limited on Saturday. Decker was also limited on Saturday, and is expected (per HC Rex Ryan) to play. Consider him at high risk to reaggravate the injury, though he has a great matchup against a shaky Bears defense.

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