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Trio of Jets RBs combine for 100-plus yards in Week 16


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) Jets running backs Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell were able to combine for 100-plus rushing yards in a 17-16 defeat to the Patriots in Week 16.

Johnson and Ivory each had 10-plus carries, while Powell took five handoffs for 21 yards. Ivory led the way with 11 carries for 53 yards. Johnson carried the ball 10 times for 30 yards. He caught his lone target for a gain of 3 yards.

New York will face Miami in Week 17.


Jets list Muhammad Wilkerson as questionable Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) The Jets listed defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Patriots.

Wilkerson has missed the last three games with a toe injury and was a limited participant all week at practice.

Also listed as questionable on the Jets’ final injury report of Week 16 were wideout Saalim Hakim (quad) and safety Jaiquawn Jarrett (shoulder). Safety Rontez Miles (shin) is out.

The Jets listed the following players as probable: Antonio Allen, Willie Colon, Nick Folk, Percy Harvin, Chris Johnson, Nick Mangold and Calvin Pryor.

The Jets are 10 1/2-point underdogs to the Patriots.


Jets fail to get Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory on track Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) 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
(12/11/2014) 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
(12/7/2014) 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
(12/5/2014) 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
(12/2/2014) 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.


Jets RB Chris Johnson turns back the clock


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) Jets running back Chris Johnson looked like a younger version of himself in Monday's loss to the Dolphins. Johnson ran 17 times for 105 yards, averaging 6.2 yards per carry and producing his first 100-yard game this season.

Johnson showed great burst on a 47-yard cutback run in the first quarter. He has now exceeded 100 yards rushing in all four of his career games against Miami.

Johnson was not targeted in the passing game. He'll visit the Vikings in Week 14.


Jets' runners ready to roll


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) Jets running backs Chris Ivory (shoulder), Chris Johnson (knee) and Bilal Powell (illness) are active for the game against the Dolphins after being listed as probable.

Probables dominate injury report released by Jets


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/29/2014) The Jets have ruled out defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (toe) and tight end Jace Amaro (concussion) for the Monday night game against Miami.

The team is otherwise healthy. All others on their injury report are probable, including quarterback Michael Vick (wrist) and running backs Chris Ivory (shoulder), Chris Johnson (knee), Bilal Powell (illness) and John Conner (groin). The other offensive probables are linemen Nick Mangold (shoulder), Oday Aboushi (shoulder) and Willie Colon (knee) and wideout Eric Decker (toe).

The defensive probables are linebackers Antwan Barnes (knee) and David Harris (shoulder), defensive back Jaiquawn Jarrett (calf) and defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson (back).


Jets get away from running game in Week 12 loss


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2014) Jets running backs Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory each ran seven times in Monday's 38-3 loss to the Bills. Johnson gained 40 yards, Ivory 31, but the Jets got away from the ground game as their deficit mounted.

Johnson caught three of four passes for 22 yards, while Ivory hauled in all three of his targets for 7 yards.

They'll face the Dolphins in Week 13.


Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson among Jets cleared to play


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2014) All the Jets who were probable on the injury report are active for Monday's game against the Bills in Detroit.

The list includes running backs Chris Ivory (shoulder) and Chris Johnson (knee), guard Oday Aboushi (shoulder), linebacker Antwan Barnes (knee), guard Willie Colon (knee), wideout T.J. Graham (neck), linebacker David Harris (shoulder), safety Jaiquawn Jarrett (calf), center Nick Mangold (shoulder), linebacker Trevor Reilly (knee), receiver Greg Salas (wrist), cornerback Darrin Walls (calf) and quarterback Geno Smith (right shoulder).


Jets list 11 players as probable for Monday night


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2014) Following a bye week, the Jets appear well rested heading into Week 12. The Jets listed offensive lineman Oday Aboushi (shoulder), wide receiver Eric Decker (hamstring), wide receiver Greg Salas (wrist), running back Chris Ivory (shoulder), running back Chris Johnson (knee), wide receiver T.J. Graham (neck), offensive lineman Willie Colon (knee), center Nick Mangold (shoulder), linebacker Antwan Barnes (knee), defensive back Darrin Walls (calf) and defensive back Jaiquawn Jarrett (calf) as probable for Monday night’s game against Buffalo.

Several Jets backs contribute to upset defeat of Steelers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) The Jets divided up their carries effectively Sunday against Pittsburgh with Chris Ivory leading the way.

Ivory rushed for 33 yards on seven carries early, then did a lot of standing around on the sideline before returning to finish with 51 yards on 14 attempts. All-purpose Percy Harvin had 33 yards on six rushes while adding three catches for 23 yards. Chris Johnson added 23 yards on seven attempts and one reception for 12 yards. Bilal Powell managed four yards on his only run.


Nine injured Jets offensive players probable for Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2014) Nine offensive players for the Jets have been deemed probable for the Sunday game against Pittsburgh with minor injuries, including linemen Oday Aboushi (shoulder), Willie Colon (knee), Breno Giacomini (illness) and Nick Mangold (shoulder).

The other offensive probables are wide receivers Greg Salas (wrist) and Percy Harvin (heel), running back Chris Johnson (ankle) and quarterbacks Michael Vick (foot) and Geno Smith (shoulder).


Jets running backs as unreliable as ever


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/2/2014) Just one week removed from a two-touchdown game and just two weeks removed from a 20-carry game, Chris Ivory gained a measly 22 yards on eight carries Week 9 at Kansas City. Change-of-pace option Chris Johnson was better, gaining 69 yards on 11 carries and 32 on two catches, but he got his usual allotment of touches. If not for a couple big plays -- specifically, a 21-yard run in the second quarter and a 26-yard catch in the third, his performance would have been just as forgettable.

It's further evidence that you have no way to predict how either player will perform in a given week. For Ivory, it depends on both the score of the game (Week 7 was a rare close one for the Jets) and whether or not the Jets get inside the 5-yard line (which they rarely do). For Johnson, it depends whether or not he breaks a long one, which is especially unpredictable on a limited number of touches.

It's why I don't care to start either of running back in a standard 12-team league. In anything deeper, you may not have a choice, but Ivory and Johnson are just too unreliable for Week 10 against Pittsburgh.


Jets RBs total more than 100 rushing yards in Week 9 loss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Jets running back Chris Johnson had one of his better games of the season, and New York running backs totaled more than 100 rushing yards during a 24-10 loss Week 9 at Kansas City.

Johnson led the way with a team-high 69 rushing yards on 11 carries. His longest rush went 21 yards. Chris Ivory added 22 rushing yards on eight carries, while Bilal Powell had 20 rushing yards on five carries. Although, no Jets running back had a touchdown Sunday.

Johnson was the only running back to catch a pass, totaling two receptions for 32 yards. He was targeted three times.

The Jets are back in action Week 10 vs. Pittsburgh.


13 of 15 Jets players on injury report ruled probable for Week 9


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) The Jets enter Week 9 against the Chiefs relatively healthy. Out of 15 players listed on the injury report, Darrin Walls (calf, knee) was ruled doubtful for Sunday.Geno Smith (shoulder) was labeled questionable.

The other 13 players were deemed probable: Oday Aboushi (shoulder), Phillip Adams (groin), Antwan Barnes (knee), Willie Colon (knee), Jeff Cumberland (shoulder, finger), Demario Davis (finger), Eric Decker (hamstring), David Harris (shoulder), Chris Johnson (ankle), Jeremy Kerley (illness), Nick Mangold (shoulder), Trevor Reilly (knee) and Greg Salas (wrist, ankle).


Chris Ivory scores two of Jets' three rushing TDs in Week 8 loss


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Jets running back Chris Ivory led the team's three-headed rushing attack Sunday, racking up 43 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries in his team's 43-23 loss to the Bills in Week 8.

One game after rushing 21 times and posting his second 100-yard effort of the season, Ivory was the leader in the rushing game again, though the team's rushing leader ended up being backup quarterback Michael Vick. Both of Ivory's scores came from two yards out in the second quarter. He has delivered 475 yards on 101 carries with five touchdowns and 12 receptions for 103 yards.

The Jets also saw running back Bilal Powell deliver in limited action, rushing for 28 yards and a touchdown on four carries. Chris Johnson managed only three carries for seven yards while adding two receptions for 13 yards in the loss. The Jets will hit the road to face the Chiefs in Week 9.


Chris Ivory still the No. 1 option


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) If anything good came out of the Jets' 43-23 drubbing at the hands of the Bills in Week 8, it might just be that the team finally seems to be going away from a timeshare at running back.

Chris Johnson received just three carries in Sunday's game, the second time in three games he has recorded that total. His backfield mate Chris Ivory saw the majority of the work, rushing the ball 13 times for 43 yards and two touchdowns, giving him three over the last two weeks.

Ivory has been the more impressive runner for the Jets this season, but Fantasy owners have had to deal with concerns about his role throughout the season, with Johnson getting 10-plus carries on four separate occasions. However, Ivory has 46 more carries than Johnson over the last five games, and is clearly the top option.

Ivory makes for a solid Fantasy starter moving forward, while Johnson is little more than a reserve option at this point. Keep Ivory active in Week 9, even with a tough matchup against the Chiefs on the way.


Jets' Eric Decker, Chris Johnson among probables active Week 8


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) All ten Jets players listed as probable on the team's final injury report are active for Sunday's Week 8 matchup with the Bills, including wide receiver Eric Decker (hamstring) and Chris Johnson (ankle).

Though the roster is stocked with players dealing with bumps and bruises, the Jets are relatively healthy for the intradivision battle. Also active Sunday are running back Bilal Powell (foot), center Nick Mangold (shoulder), guards Willie Colon (knee) and Oday Aboushi (shoulder), linebackers David Harris (shoulder) and Antwan Barnes (knee) and cornerbacks Phillip Adams (groin) and Darrin Walls (knee).


Jets relatively healthy entering Week 8 against Bills


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) The Jets enter Week 8 at home against Buffalo relatively healthy despite having 12 players on the final injury report for Sunday's game. Trevor Reilly (knee) and Greg Salas (wrist, ankle) were the only players deemed questionable for the game.

The following players were labeled probable: Oday Aboushi (shoulder), Phillip Adams (groin), Antwan Barnes (knee), Willie Colon (knee), Eric Decker (hamstring), David Harris (shoulder), Chris Johnson (ankle), Nick Mangold (shoulder), Bilal Powell (foot) and Darrin Walls (knee).

One and done for Jets running backs?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/23/2014) Chris Ivory and Chris Johnson each turned in his best game of the season (or close to it) Week 7 at New England, with Ivory contributing 107 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries and Johnson going for 61 yards on 13 carries. Ivory had averaged just 44.4 rushing yards in his previous five games, and Johnson had averaged just 26.4.

You know the number that jumps out to me in all of that? How likely are those two to get a combined 34 carries again? Their previous combined high was 25, and that came way back in Week 2. They managed to keep it close against the Patriots in Week 7, but that won't be the norm for a 1-6 team with Geno Smith at quarterback.

Besides, they host Buffalo in Week 8. The Bills rank fourth against the run, allowing 80.4 yards per game and 3.2 yards per carry. They haven't allowed a touchdown on the ground all season.

It was nice to see Ivory and Johnson can still perform well when they get the opportunity, but they won't get the opportunity often and wouldn't be able to make the most of it this week anyway. Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both rank Ivory among their top 24 running backs for the week, but for me, that's too high.


Jets RB Chris Johnson racks up 80 yards of total offense


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) Jets running back Chris Johnson got back on track, matching a season high in carries (13) in a Week 7 defeat to the Patriots in Foxboro.

After rushing for only 9 yards the previous week against Denver, bounced back with 80 yards of total offense. He caught two passes -- both on the final drive -- for 19 yards and rushed for 61 yards on 13 carries, averaging 4.7 yards per attempt in a 27-25 defeat. He has cracked the 60-yard mark on the ground just twice through seven games. He has 261 rushing yards this season.

The Jets will take on the Bills at home in Week 8.


Four offensive stars given the green light for Jets in Week 7


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/16/2014) The following offensive players have received the green light for the Jets Week 7 at New England: Tight end Jace Amaro (knee), Eric Decker (hamstring), Chris Johnson (ankle) and David Nelson (ankle).