Chris Johnson, RB, Jets: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Chris Johnson, RB, Jets

Position/Rank NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #13 NYJ Active 7 years 28 5'11 191 @ChrisJohnson28

2013 Outlook: Solid/Safe Pick

Last updated on Oct-22-2013 by Rob Warner

UPDATE (10/22): Johnson is averaging just 3.2 yards per carry and has yet to score a rushing touchdown through seven games. On the plus side, in the week 7 loss to San Francisco CJ scored a long distance receiving TD for the second straight week and is averaging 25 yards per game through the air. Despite the pedestrian production, CJ remains a solid buy low candidate with a favorable schedule on the horizon including two matchups with Jacksonville (weeks 10 and 16).
PROFILE: An improved interior offensive line with veteran Andy Levitre and first-round pick Chase Warmack could enable CJ2K to flirt with RB1 numbers as he enters his 6th NFL season, but the presence of potential goal line vulture Shonn Greene is concerning. CJ has topped 1,400 total yards in each of his five NFL seasons, but his inconsistency has been frustrating for fantasy owners. His value in a PPR league is elevated when you consider he has averaged 46 catches per season during his career. Targeting CJ in rounds 2-3 as a high end RB2 is the ideal scenario (he's currently being selected as the #14 fantasy RB according to ADP data). Johnson could produce lower end RB1 numbers this season in an offense that should be more explosive provided Jake Locker can take the next step and force defenses to respect the passing game.

Latest Update

Apr-18-14 Jets RB Chris Johnson is apparently OK with sharing carries now

Chris Johnson admitted before last season he "didn't like" that the Titans signed Shonn Greene and said, "I didn't think it was a smart move."
After the season, Johnson complained that he wasn't being used enough even though he finished with the fifth-most touches in the league. Still, Johnson said he felt that he was "wasting the prime years of my career" in Tennessee. So, now he's playing in New York. He's getting paid less money. He's not expected to be a bell-cow back. And just mere months after he made those comments about being underutilized, Johnson has apparently changed his tune. He was told by head coach Rex Ryan and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg that he will indeed be sharing carries as a Jet. And Johnson sounds cool with that.
"Basically, it's just a situation of coming in and competing and just doing whatever to help the team win," Johnson said Thursday. "Really, it was that. Not really having too much concern about how the carries are going to be."

Fantasy Analysis:

Johnson has no choice; he better fall in line. It can only help if he accepts his new role from the start. I'm not sure if he will remain so team-first for the entire year, but Johnson's words Thursday have to take a little bit of a worry off of the minds of Jets coaches and fantasy owners. Johnson is probably best drafted as a low-end RB2 with Chris Ivory expected to take on most of the early down work.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

4/18 - Jets RB Chris Johnson is apparently OK with sharing carries now
4/4 - Titans finally release RB Chris Johnson

2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
2.10 FFToolbox - Jamie Blackburn - This was the risk of taking Calvin Johnson in the first round. I do like CJ2K to rebound this season, because I really like the offseason OL moves that the Titans made, and Johnson will be their main weapon, but with enough WR threats to keep defenses honest. He should be active in the passing game as well.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
3.02 Scout PRO 
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
3.02 CBSSports - Johnson may never again be a Top 5 running back, but he's still a featured rusher on a team that plans to remain run heavy. The Titans beefed up the offensive line this offseason with Andy Levitre and Chance Warmack, and Johnson has at least 43 catches in four of five seasons. In some ways you can consider him a steal in this spot.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
2.10 FFToolbox 
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