|Week 16 (NE) - Average||10.0||35.5||0||1.5||9.0||0||3|
|Week 16 (NE) - Dave Richard||9||30||0||2||14||0||4|
|Week 16 (NE) - Jamey Eisenberg||11||41||0||1||4||0||4|
|2014 Season - Average||243.5||1004.5||4.5||36.0||271.0||1.0||138|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||222||920||5||31||231||1||131|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||265||1089||4||41||311||1||148|
|Current Player Ranking: 26|
|Red Zone Stats|
|7||15||0|| 12.5||3||2||7||1|| 5.1|
|Knee - Full practice. Probable for Week 16 vs. New England|
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Jets fail to get Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory on track Sunday
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(12/14/14) Jets running backs Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory failed to combine for 100 rushing yards in a 16-11 victory over the Titans Sunday.
Johnson received 10 carries and produced 55 rushing yards. He was targeted once in the passing game, but failed to catch his only target.
Ivory rushed for 25 yards on 12 carries and scored the game-winning touchdown on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter. He also caught his only passing target for 1 yard.
The Jets host the Patriots Week 16.
Chris Johnson still plenty risky
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(12/11/14) If you haven't checked out Start 'Em and Sit 'Em for this week, you should. You always should. Jamey Eisenberg offers the most helpful and complete start/sit advice there, and he's not afraid to go out on a limb.
For Week 15, he's advising Jets running back Chris Johnson at Tennessee. And certainly, there's some logic to it. I don't know that I buy the whole "revenge" angle because I think the game plan and supporting cast has just as much, if not more, to do with Johnson's performance than Johnson himself, but the game plan and supporting cast may work in his favor this week. He has seen an increase in carries lately, actually getting one more than backfield mate Chris Ivory the last two weeks, and the Titans are dreadful against the run, ranking dead last in the NFL. They're also allowing the second-most Fantasy points per game to running backs.
Still, Johnson is a platoon back for one of the league's worst offenses -- an offense that has averaged 14.0 points in its last five games. Johnson has scored only two touchdowns all season, and the last one came Week 4 against Detroit. He'll need big yardage to measure up in Fantasy, and there are no assurances of that.
It doesn't mean you can't start him, but only if you're in a pinch. I wouldn't get cute and play him over Alfred Morris, Rashad Jennings or Jeremy Hill, as Jamey's rankings suggest.
Jets' Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson held scoreless Sunday
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(12/7/14) Jets running backs Chris Ivory and Chris Johnson did not reach the end zone during the Jets’ 30-24 loss to the Vikings Sunday.
Ivory had a more productive day, producing 73 rushing yards on 16 attempts including catching one pass on two targets for 4 yards. Johnson also had 16 carries, but produced just 53 rushing yards. He also added two catches on two targets for 13 yards.
The Jets will play at Tennessee Week 15.
Jets rule out Muhammad Wilkerson, Jace Amaro for Week 14
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/5/14) Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson (toe) and tight end Jace Amaro (concussion) were the only players ruled out for Sunday's game against Minnesota, per New York's final injury report released on Friday. Both were unable to practice all week because of their respective injuries.
Meanwhile, guard Willie Colon (knee, shoulder), tight end Jeff Cumberland (illness), kicker Nick Folk (right hip), running back Chris Johnson (knee), wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (illness) and cornerback Josh Thomas (illness) were all deemed probable.
Chris Johnson outshining Chris Ivory
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(12/2/14) Jets running back Chris Johnson has showed some signs of life in recent weeks, and appears to have earned a bit of a bigger role in the team's offense after Week 13's 16-13 loss to the Dolphins.
Johnson rushed the ball a season-high 17 times for 105 yards, both of which led the team. This is just the second time he has finished a game with more carries than Chris Ivory in the last six, though they both also had seven in the team's previous game.
Ivory had been the better runner over the first half of the season, but he has fallen off the pace of late, which has allowed Johnson to cut into his playing time a bit. Ivory is averaging 4.4 yards per carry for the season, while Johnson is now up to 4.6, and the gap is mostly from the last five games. Johnson is averaging 5.4 yards per carry, while Ivory is at 3.6 yards per carry in that span.
Neither player is a must-start Fantasy option, but Johnson is starting to show signs of being the player the Jets they were getting when they added him this offseason. The continued split workload makes it hard to rely on either player, however, so view Johnson and Ivory both as just low-end starting Fantasy options down the stretch.
|As a first- or second-round pick, Chris Johnson has been a disappointment in recent years even though he posted at least 1,400 total yards in six straight seasons. But what if Johnson was a fifth-round pick? Would he be a disappointment then? If you think he would be then drafting Johnson shouldn't be in your future. But if you think a back with 1,400-yard, six-score potential is worth a pick, say, 50th overall, then consider the newest member of the Jets backfield. Johnson is talking like he wants to prove to everyone in football that he can still play at a high level, and it's been noted that he gutted out last season with a torn meniscus. We've noticed that Johnson's effort varies from week to week and his numbers typically followed suit. He's not the same guy from 2009. But we've also noticed that he's been a notorious slow starter, averaging less than seven Fantasy points per game over the first six matchups of his past three seasons before averaging over 12 Fantasy points per in his final 10 games year after year. If he keeps pace with that, the move isn't to draft him but to trade for him in October. But if you can't do that and you need either a low-end No. 2 Fantasy rusher or a quality Flex option, then Johnson should be considered in that Round 5 range.
(Updated 5/29/14) |