Chris Johnson Fantasy Football Jabber

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Tennessee Titans Running Back, Chris Johnson, was the all everything back for fantasy football in 2009. With more than 2500 yards by ground and air, Johnson put out one of the greatest fantasy seasons of all time. 16 TDs were to his credit and he single handedly brought on the demise of LenDale White’s fantasy football career. While his season started out a little inconsistent, he never looked back after week six when he rushed for 100 yards in every game and had five multiple TD games. All this in his second season. What will his third season bring?

The major concern for many fantasy owners is that a guy coming off a 400 plus touch season may wear down a little bit. Especially when that guy is 5’11″ and 200lbs.  With that said, few owners who have the top pick are letting Johnson get past them.

There is the case that teams will focus on Johnson and have had all off season to do it, but they knew they were playing the run first team in the Titans last season when they faced him too. They knew they were going to have to plan for Chris Johnson, even if they may have thought he would share time with White.

Johnson is still trying to get paid, and will do anything in his power to show that the Titans were wrong not to give in to his new contract demands right away. While he did get a little extra cash, it wasn’t what he had in mind.

In leagues that award points per reception (PPR), Johnson is still just as valuable. His receiving ability will keep him on the field and nobody in the league is more of a threat for a home run.

Bottom line is there is not much to dislike about Chris Johnson. There is no way of knowing if the risk of the carries catching up to him outweighs his abilities. It’s hard to look at what he did down that ten game stretch and not take him, especially if you are not in the first draft position and he falls to you. Adrian Peterson and Maurice Jones-Drew may be fine alternatives, but will you look at him as the one that got away?

Johnson’s Average Draft Position is the first overall pick. He is currently ranked #1 in our Running Back Redraft Rankings.

Year Gm Ru-Att Ru-yds Ave R-TD Rec Re-yds Ave Re-TD Fan pts
2009 16 358 2006 5.6 14 50 503 10.1 2 346.9
2008 15 251 1228 4.9 9 43 260 6.0 1 208.8
2007 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
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Lee created Football Jabber in 2007 as a sounding board for a love of the NFL, Fantasy Football, the NFL Draft, and College Football. He may or may not be responsible for the fall of the breakfast drink Tang. Lee tagged this post with: , , Read 130 articles by Lee
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