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Chris Johnson

28-Year-Old Running Back – New York Jets

2013 Rush/Rec Stats

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279

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1077

TD

6

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345

TD

4

2013 Rush/Rec Projections

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2013 Fantasy Football Outlook

Johnson rebounded somewhat from a disappointing 2011 season in 2012, but he still had seven games last year in which he rushed for fewer than 60 yards and failed to score. And were it not for three to...

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2013 ADP:  21

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  10

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Knee
HT: 5' 11"   WT: 203   DOB: 9/23/1985
College: East Carolina  Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Johnson Contract Information:

Signed a two-year deal with the Jets in April of 2014, with a base value of $8 million.

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Coch Rex Ryan suggests that Johnson's role with the Jets has yet to be determined, ESPN.com reports.

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Chris Johnson NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2008 22 15 251 1228 9 4.9 - - - - - 43 260 6.0 1 62 - - - - - -
2009 23 16 358 2006 14 5.6 22 7 - - - 50 503 10.1 2 67 - - - - - -
2010 24 Ten 16 316 1364 11 4.3 13 4 8 0 0 44 245 5.6 1 57 0 0 0 0 3 2
2011 25 Ten 16 262 1047 4 4.0 11 1 4 2 0 57 418 7.3 0 79 0 0 0 0 3 1
2012 26 Ten 16 276 1243 6 4.5 8 3 5 1 0 36 232 6.4 0 49 0 0 0 0 5 4
2013 27 Ten 16 279 1077 6 3.9 4 0 0 0 0 42 345 8.2 4 52 0 0 0 0 3 2
2013 Proj 27 NYJ Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Chris Johnson

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Chris Johnson Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2008 22 15 13.9 16.8 15.4 17 82 29 - - 3 17 4.2 10 - -
2009 23 16 21.7 24.8 23.2 22 125 36 22 12 3 31 7.5 5 2 0
2010 24 Ten 16 14.6 17.3 15.9 20 85 51 24 19 3 15 4.3 4 1 0
2011 25 Ten 16 10.7 14.2 12.4 16 65 18 9 6 4 26 5.3 5 2 1
2012 26 Ten 16 11.5 13.7 12.6 17 78 27 9 4 2 15 4.7 1 0 0
2013 27 Ten 16 12.6 15.3 14.0 17 67 32 7 1 3 22 6.6 6 2 1
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Chris Johnson – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

749

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Chris Johnson was on the field for 749 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Chris Johnson was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 815 0
2013 749 0

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Chris Johnson 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 TB 43 0 25 70 0 2.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 0
2 @NE
3 Buf 62 0 19 90 0 4.7 1 0 1 1 1.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
4 @Ten 45 0 15 21 0 1.4 0 0 2 10 5.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0
5 @Atl
6 Pit 50 0 12 33 0 2.8 0 0 3 21 7.0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 NE 52 0 9 39 0 4.3 0 0 4 71 17.8 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Cin
9 NO 47 0 23 150 2 6.5 2 0 3 20 6.7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Buf
12 @Bal 60 0 20 73 0 3.7 0 0 3 8 2.7 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0
13 Mia 53 0 18 69 0 3.8 0 0 6 32 5.3 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 1
14 Oak 30 0 12 46 1 3.8 0 0 2 9 4.5 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
15 @Car 59 0 13 40 0 3.1 0 0 3 51 17.0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Cle 39 0 22 90 0 4.1 0 0 1 3 3.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Mia 0 0 27 127 1 4.7 0 0 3 14 4.7 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Chris Johnson
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 11"
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Weight:   203 lbs
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Chris Johnson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Johnson, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery back in January to repair a meniscus tear, indicated Thursday that there are no signs of arthritis in his knee, the Daily News reports. "No, thatís not accurate," said Johnson, who signed with the Jets on Wednesday. "I'm pretty sure if they had major concerns of my knee or whatever, pretty sure I wouldnít have passed the physical."

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It remains to be seen how much Johnson -- who has not missed a game over his last five seasons -- will be able to do once the Jets' offseason program gets going, but in any case, the running back doesn't believe that his knee will be an issue come training camp. "Once offseason workouts start, Iím ready to get in there with the trainers of the Jets and weíll see where Iím at and go from there," Johnson noted Thursday.
While ESPN's Adam Schefter suggests that the Jets have some concerns about the condition of Johnson's knee, said concerns were evidently not serious enough to deter the team from inking the running back to a two-year deal.

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While Schefter's report suggests that Johnson (who is bouncing back from a January procedure to address a meniscus issue) has some arthritis in his knee, it must be pointed out that the 28-year-old back has played in all 16 games five seasons in a row. In any case, with Chris Ivory in the Jets' backfield and Bilal Powell on hand as well, it's reasonable to expect Johnson's workload (he had 279 carries in 2013) to take a hit this season, though he was presumably added to the mix for his big-play potential and thus figures to see his share of touches, even if the Jets employ an Ivory (power) and Johnson (speed) combo in 2014.
Johnson (knee) has signed a two-year deal with the Jets, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. The base value of his deal is reportedly $8 million.

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While it figures to be difficult for Johnson to see as many carries (279) as he did last season en route to recording 1,077 rushing yards for the Titans, he makes for a nice complement to Chris Ivory, who emerged as the Jets' busiest back down the stretch last season. Moreover, Johnson's ability as a pass-catcher figures to boost the team's backfield -- which also rosters Bilal Powell -- while his durability (he's suited up for all 16 games in his last five seasons) is also a plus, given Ivory's injury history.
Johnson (knee) is slated to visit the Jets on Tuesday, the Daily News reports.

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The report suggests that the Jets are one of three teams interested in signing Johnson, who was recently released by the Titans. If he ends up joining the Jets' backfield, he'd be a nice complement to Chris Ivory, but in such a scenario it's hard to imagine Johnson seeing as many carries (279) as he did last season en route to recording 1,077 rushing yards.
Manish Mehta of the Daily News suggests that the Jets are intrigued by the notion of a backfield that could potentially include both Johnson and Chris Ivory.

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2013

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2012

Johnson was considered a bust last year, and while that may seem harsh after he totaled 1,463 yards, he scored just four touchdowns and finished below 4.0 YPC, easily a career low. In fact, Johnsonís 2.1 YPC after contact tied for 58th in the NFL, and he saw just six goal-line carries, while 25 other backs were given more. Part of the problem was Tennesseeís continuing decline in run blocking, but thereís no doubt Johnson showed up after his holdout a different player, notably lacking explosiveness and unable to make defenders miss on his own. Still, the low TD total was what really killed his value, something that was largely out of his control. With the exciting Jake Locker, who got 8.2 YPA during his rookie season, possibly taking over at QB combined with the likely return of Kenny Britt, an emerging superstar before suffering a knee injury last year, this offense has upside, especially with Jared Cook looking like a breakout candidate at tight end and the team spending a first-round pick on WR Kendall Wright. Johnson is still just 26 years old with a modest career workload and participated in the teamís offseason program for the first time since his 2,006-yard season. After coming off a year in which he took a lot of criticism, he should be motivated for a big rebound in 2012.

2011

After totaling an NFL-record 2,509 yards from scrimmage in 2009, Johnson came back to earth last year with 1,609 total yards and five fewer touchdowns. There were two main culprits at play: Tennessee went from a pretty good run blocking unit in 2009 to quite possibly the worst in the NFL last season, and Johnson played through a painful thigh injury over a six-game stretch. Both contributed to his YPC dropping from 5.6 all the way to 4.3. Johnson isnít the best goal-line runner (5-for-15 last year), but he remains one of the most explosive backs in the league, as his 13 carries for 20-plus yards tied for the second-most in the NFL. Heís also clearly the Titansí offensive centerpiece despite the addition of Matt Hasselbeck as the team's starting quarterback. Hasselbeck is solid, but has an injury history and the team's backup is rookie Jake Locker. While the shaky QB situation is hardly ideal, itís also something Johnson has dealt with throughout his career in Tennessee, and the teamís offensive line can go nowhere but up. Moreover, wide receiver Kenny Britt is emerging as a legitimate superstar, so opposing defenses canít entirely focus on stopping Johnson.

2010

Johnson was fantasy footballís most valuable player in 2009, setting an NFL-record with 2,509 yards from scrimmage. He led the league in carries (358) and became just the sixth RB in NFL history to eclipse 2,000 yards rushing. Johnson also finished with 16 total touchdowns, which tied him for the second-most in the NFL. He is a shifty runner, whose 61 broken tackles last year led the league, and his 22 runs for 20-plus yards were 10 more than the next highest (Adrian Peterson), so Johnsonís combination of speed and strength is impressive. In fact, the three longest runs in the league last year were all by him (91, 89, 85). Heís proven plenty durable, showing no signs of slowing down while averaging 26.3 rushing attempts over the final 10 weeks, which is a season pace of 421 carries. Still, thatís a heavy workload (he totaled 408 touches on the year) for a back whoís 5-11, 200, and coach Jeff Fisher has stated his desire to lessen Johnsonís mileage in 2010. Johnson ended last season with 11 straight 100-yard rushing games, and 10 of those came after Vince Young took over starting quarterback duties. Young enters 2010 as the unquestioned starter, so while Johnson may see a decrease in carries, the Titansí offensive philosophy should remain ground-heavy. Johnsonís role as goal-line back should remain secure with LenDale White gone, and considering 18 other running backs had as many or more goalline carries than Johnson last season, more touchdowns could be in store. In fact, only five of Johnsonís 16 scores came from in close, so more easy opportunities would be nice. Thereís some concern over his unhappiness with his contract, and a hold out in training camp canít be ruled out, but Johnson has proven before that heís just fine while working out by himself away from the team, so come Week 1, expect the most explosive player in the league to once again be the focal point of the Titans offense.

2009

As a rookie, Johnson fast established himself as one of the best backs in the league, totaling 1,488 yards with 10 touchdowns despite finishing outside the top-10 in carries. He averaged 4.9 yards per carry, including 6.2 over his final four games, while exhibiting good skills as a receiver. Johnson also received 20 carries in a game just one time, though itís clear the Titans know heís the teamís best offensive player by far, so expect that to change in 2009. Johnson possesses elite speed but is also tough enough to run between the tackles. Elusive in the open field with terrific cutting ability, heís only likely to get better with experience. His one drawback is LenDale Whiteís presence, as Johnson saw just four goal-line carries to Whiteís 21 last season. Because White converted 12 of those into scores, heíll likely remain the No. 1 option from in close. Still, Johnson found the end zone 10 times anyway, and like Brian Westbrook has done for years, heís capable of scoring double-digit touchdowns despite the lack of goal-line work. White averaged just 3.6 YPC over the second half of last year and offers nothing in the passing game, so Johnson is going to take the majority of Tennesseeís carries between the 20s. Despite the loss of Albert Haynesworth, the Titans should once again field one of the NFLís best defenses, and the offensive line is stout as well. The first-round selection of wide receiver Kenny Britt and the free-agent acquisition of Nate Washington could improve the passing game, but this will remain a run-heavy scheme. Johnson is a special talent, more likely to be ranked No. 1 overall next year than to disappoint.

2008

Johnson ran a 4.24 40 at the combine, the fastest of any player. The Titans will have to hope he's not just a workout wonder like last yearís draft pick, Chris Henry, who appears to be a bust. Tennessee has selected a running back in the top two rounds of the draft for three straight years, so the team clearly wants increased production from the position. Coach Jeff Fisher believes Johnson is more than just a track star, because he's able to change direction and has lateral quickness, not just straight-ahead speed. Offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger plans on using him all over the field, including lining him up out wide to take advantage of his skills as a receiver. Still, heís more of a third-down back than a workhorse.