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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:04:00 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) will not be limited at the start of training camp, and he was "flying" during his conditioning test, according to head coach Rex Ryan.
Fantasy Tip: That is good news for Johnson's odds of living up to an RB2 billing.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 07:10:39 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson supported Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel, saying he should be his own man when it comes to off the field activities. "Be your own man," Johnson said. "Do what you got to do. It's the offseason. That's when you get time to do whatever you want to do and live your life. I'm pretty sure once the season gets here, he'll be all right. He's going to focus in on football. But this is the time now to where he'll be able to hang out and do some of the things you want to do. Because once the season gets here, you really have no life. It's just football and football."
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:04:37 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson said Tuesday, July 1, that he's confident he'll be the team's lead back this year and won't be too involved in a timeshare with RBs Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell. "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 said he's "pretty much cleared" by Dr. James Andrews after coming off offseason knee surgery, and he said he's close to 100 percent health.
Fantasy Tip: After Johnson's disappointing 2013 season, it's hard to envision him ever returning to his glory days running the football. The Jets will surely look to keep him fresh, but there is room for improvement if he can prove he deserves lead-back touches; the Jets said they'll go with a hot hand if one stands out. For now, consider Johnson a risky RB3 with upside for a bit more.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:44:11 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson's touches will be limited to keep him fresh, according to Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn. "He's got some miles on him," Lynn said. "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." Johnson will be in a committee with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell.
Fantasy Tip: That's quite a different stance than the one reported a couple weeks ago that they were going to give him the ball as much as possible. Johnson is a decent receiver and has more value in PPR leagues as a RB2. Ivory and Powell are depth fantasy backs that could figure in more in good matchups.
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:56:33 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he is pretty optimistic RB Chris Johnson (knee) will be ready to go for training camp, although Johnson could be on a pitch count.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:22:16 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson is excited to run behind a veteran offensive line, and believes he can be a 2,000-yard back in 2014. "I don't feel like I'm getting older or I lost a step. I still feel good. I still feel explosive, I just know the type of player I am, I'd never sell myself short," Johnson said, Wednesday, June 18.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson's optimism and confidence in his offensive line is great, but he hasn't hit 1,500 combined yards since 2010, which should keep your fantasy expectations in check. Continue to value Johnson as a RB3 target with upside based on how much they use him in tandem with Chris Ivory.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:54:32 -0700
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) says he will be ready for training camp in July. Johnson has participated in individual workouts the past two days.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson is a RB3 with upside, who has additional value in PPR formats.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:49:49 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said RB Chris Johnson (knee) will only work in individual drills and not in team drills during the team's minicamp this week.
Fantasy Tip: This appears to be the team continuing to be cautious with their new running back. The real test will come at the start of training camp. For now, it appears that everything is still on schedule.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 06:42:17 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn essentially said the team plans to let RB Chris Johnson run the ball as much as possible. "He's definitely going to get the ball," Lynn said. "So, it's what he does with the ball… He can have as many yards as he wants."
Fantasy Tip: Johnson has been a boom-or-bust pick the last couple of years, but he carries significantly less risk. He'll still be drafted as an RB2, but you can probably land him as an RB3 on occasion. He has something to prove, and if he proves it - he could be one of those risks that make pretenders contenders.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:38:32 -0700
If New York Jets RB Chris Johnson can prove he's still an explosive, dynamic and productive running back, he could be in line for most of the workload, according to a source. The New York Jets' distribution of backfield touches hasn't been panned out yet. Running backs coach Anthony Lynn said Johnson is "definitely going to get the ball" and has plenty left in the tank.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson has been underrated ever since he landed in New York. Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell will take away some playing time, but Johnson is the Jets running back to own this season. As long as he stays healthy, which he has his whole career, he's a safe RB3 option, with RB2 potential if he does end up as the team's main running back.
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