Chris Johnson, RB New York Jets
Standard Scoring: RB23
PPR Scoring: RB26
Depth Chart Rank: 1
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Notes: Johnson has never finished lower than #16 at his position in standard formats and has finished in the top 12 in each of the last two seasons. He’s changing teams, which usually isn’t a good thing, but the Jets are committed to the run and their offensive line is an upgrade over what Johnson was working with in Tennessee. There is some uncertainty with his workload, though he doesn’t see himself in a timeshare and OC Marty Mornhinweg recently called him a “first-ballot Hall of Famer,” so we view it as unlikely that he’s in a strict timeshare with Chris Ivory. Don’t expect Johnson to see the 275-plus carries he has seen in the last two years, but 230-240 carries is a possibility. Throw in 35 or so catches and Johnson could easily post RB2 numbers.
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Chris Johnson 'had a hell of a practice'
July 24, 2014, 8:05pm
NJ.com - [Full Article]
At least for Day 1, RB Chris Johnson showed encouraging signs for the Jets’ offense, particularly in the varied ways they can use him. Coordinator Marty Mornhinweg motioned Johnson from the backfield and split him out wide – just as Johnson did with the Titans, his only previous employer. Johnson, whom the Jets signed this offseason, is a receiving threat, with 272 catches for 2,003 yards during his six-year career.
“He looks great,” Jets coach Rex Ryan told reporters. “You see that speed that he has. If he lost a step, I don’t know, you guys tell me.”
“I was looking forward to seeing exactly where he was at,” RB coach Anthony Lynn said. “I think he’s right on track in his recovery. I thought he had a hell of a practice. I’m sure he could’ve done those (cuts) today, but I didn’t want to see that today.”
Chris Ivory missed practice with a hamstring injury. Johnson figures to see the lion's share of the carries and could post RB2-type numbers with a healthy workload. He's not going to get the carries he saw in Tennessee, but he could still be a productive fantasy back in the Jets "ground and pound" offense. He has finished in the top 16 in each of his six seasons in the NFL.