Chris Ivory Fantasy News
Beat: Jets will use CJ?K and Chris Ivory in 'formidable 1-2 punch'
Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:21am
Ivory and Bilal Powell had a nearly 50-50 split in carries last season, so it’s conceivable that Johnson could see about a 35%-40% decline in carries if the Jets stick to that formula. Johnson also provides insurance if Ivory, who has durability concerns, misses time.
A 35% to 40% decline would put Johnson in the 167-181 carry range, though we'd guess that he'll get at least 190 to 210 carries in the Jets' run-heavy offense. (Bilal Powell rushed the ball 176 times in 2013.) The Jets have averaged 493.5 carries over the past two seasons, so it's conceivable that Ivory and Johnson could both reach around 200 carries, provided they both stay healthy. Assuming 240 total touches for Johnson (200 carries, 40 catches) at his 2012-2013 FP/touch rate (.609), he would score around 146 fantasy points, or RB20 numbers.
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Chris Johnson signs a two-year deal with the Jets
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 5:07pm
Johnson will form a one-two punch with incumbent Chris Ivory, who started to run better as the season wore on. Obviously this is bad news for Ivory, who isn't likely to see a 'bell cow' type workload with Johnson on the roster. Neither player looks like a fantasy RB2 until we have an idea of how the depth chart and workload shake out.
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 7:21pm
Asked if it's a high or low ankle sprain, he said "both." Ivory did play through the injury but Bilal Powell could be a factor going forward if Ivory can't play or is limited in any way.