Chris Johnson, RB New York Jets

2014 Strength of Schedule - NYJ
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
30
OAK
27
@GB
24
CHI
7
DET
11
@SD
15
DEN
25
@NE
21
BUF
26
@KC
20
PIT
BYE21
@BUF
22
MIA
16
@MIN
31
@TEN
25
NE
22
@MIA

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2013 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCSnaps%
1PIT2570002.800000-43/6764%
2HOU2596003.8411011.0057/7081%
3SD1990004.7411021.0062/6990%
4NYJ1521001.40210025.0045/6767%
5KC1017001.704631515.7552/6975%
6SEA1233002.75321047.0050/5296%
7SF939004.334711417.7551/5986%
8BYE------------
9STL23150206.52320046.6747/6276%
10JAX1230012.50543078.6055/7375%
11IND1786205.061-201-2.0045/5680%
12OAK2073003.6538052.6760/7976%
13IND1869003.83632175.3353/7571%
14DEN1246113.8329034.5030/5060%
15ARI1340003.083511317.0059/8669%
16JAX2290004.0913013.0039/7353%
17HOU27127104.70314034.6749/6773%
Totals2791077623.86423454528.21797/107474%

Most Recent News

QB Geno Smith officially named Jets' starter

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:55am

NY Post - [Full Article]

Geno Smith lost the Snoopy Bowl, but he won the Jets’ starting quarterback job.

After the Jets’ 35-24 preseason loss to the Giants on Friday night, coach Rex Ryan made it official — Smith will start the season opener against the Raiders on Sept. 7.

It did not come as a surprise, as Smith has been the expected starter all offseason, but Ryan had refused to say Smith would be the starter — and Michael Vick the backup — until Friday night.

Fantasy Impact:
OC Marty Mornhinweg lauded Smith's play in the final four games of the season. He did average 20.0 fantasy points during that span, compared with just 10.0 FP in the first 12 games. He ran for three TDs down the stretch while throwing for just 198 yards and 1.0 TD. He has some upside now that the team added Eric Decker, Jace Amaro in the passing game and Chris Johnson at running back.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside
The Jets brought in Chris Johnson with the hope he can return to his former self. The last three seasons have been okay, but not as good as the standard Johnson had set with Tennessee earlier in his career. New York will use Johnson as their No. 1 back and he should get a heavy workload. He was a high end RB2 last season with 1,077 yards which ranked him 11th in the league. Johnson also got into the end zone last season 9 times which tied for 8th. No doubt Johnson still has gas in the tank and the Jets want to give him the opportunity to show it.

Fantasy Downside
Many critics have been down on Johnson for the perceived notion he doesn't run hard anymore. Even if that is true, there are other concerns. Anytime a running back with a pedigree goes to a new team, questions marks like carries and touches always come up. The Jets have Chris Ivory, who has been a starter in the league. He could end up taking away some of Johnson's touches.

Bottom Line
Johnson is very intriguing because of his past, but the last three seasons have us concerned with both his desire and productivity. Although Johnson will be the starter and Jets want to run, run, run, Ivory and Bilal Powell could be a big part of New York's plan. Johnson's ADP is 61 and you can take him higher in a standard league. He has a good chance to be a RB2 again and even with other backs who are decent around him, he will help your team.