Discussing Jets RB Chris Johnson...
“He’s got some miles on him,” RB coach Anthony Lynn said, via NJ.com. “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.”
That runs a bit counter to Lynn’s previous comments that Johnson “can have as many yards as he wants” this season, but even that proclamation came with the caveat that Johnson would be splitting time and would have to earn more time than the other backs by showing that he was clearly the best option for the running game. Even that might not happen if the Jets feel limited doses of playing time leaves Johnson likelier to rip off big runs when he does get on the field.
Johnson figures to be the Jets’ RB1, though Chris Ivory will serve in a change-of-pace capacity. As long as he sees the bulk of the touches in the Jets’ run-heavy offense, Johnson should post fantasy RB2 numbers.