Chris Johnson doesn't seem to be putting too much stock in offseason talk of a time share in the New York Jets' backfield this season.
"Once the season starts and once we're playing and I'm doing my thing, I'm pretty sure if I'm making plays they're going to want to keep handing the ball off to me," Johnson said. "If they want me to continue making plays, I'm pretty sure I can't do that if I'm on the sideline."
Johnson's comments come one week after running backs coach Anthony Lynn said the Jets needed to be "strategic" in how they use Johnson, who enters his seventh season with 1,742 career carries.
Johnson is ranked 24th among our backs, but we think he'll put up RB2 numbers in the Jets run-heavy offense. He'll have to deal with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell, who both proved to be capable runners at times last year, but when all is said and done he should be the Jets RB1. He has potential to be a useful fantasy RB for his ADP of the middle sixth round.