Chris Johnson, RB, Tennessee Titans
School: East Carolina
FANTASY FOOTBALL ANALYSIS
CJ2K redeemed himself in 2012 after an abysmal 2011 campaign but he still has work to do if we want to consider him one of the best again. Sure he found ways to make us remember the good ole’ days but if he thinks we, the fantasy football community, are just gonna forget about what he did to us in 2011, he can forget it. Because we don’t just let things go. We hold onto them forever… or until he at least gives us a good return on investment two years in a row!
And I’m a believer.
Early on last season, I thought that Chris Johnson had turned the corner and I was right. He continued to play pretty well the rest of the season even with a terrible passing situation. But the consistency doesn’t warrant a fantasy owner taking him early. If someone wants to take a chance on him, let them. I would feel safe if he was the 12th RB off the board at this point.
The big problem I have with Chris Johnson isn’t Chris Johnson. It’s Jake Locker. I don’t think he scares any defenses to play off the line. And Chris Johnson isn’t Adrian Peterson, he needs a hole to open up for him to be effective. If Locker doesn’t progress in year three it could be another long season for CJ and his owners.