Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson: Sit Titans' Running Back in Week 2 versus San Diego Chargers

At what point do we stop starting Tennessee Titans' running back Chris Johnson on the “potential” that he could do something each week?

Unless you are in a PPR league, there is NO way you can comfortably insert Johnson into your starting lineup on a weekly basis. Even as a flex he is questionable.

Fantasy Football 2012: Breaking Down the Tennessee Titans

<p> Fantasy Football 2012: Breaking Down the Tennessee Titans</p>

What can the Tennessee Titans do for you this fantasy season? Check out Athlon Sports' team report as we break down the rookies, veteran players to watch and avoid, fantasy playoff schedule and more to help you get ready for the 2012 season.

Inside the Locker Room
with Nathan Rush, Athlon Sports

How 2011 Fantasy Football Busts Will Do in 2012

These premier players disappointed in 2011, can they rebound in 2012?
<p> How 2011 Fantasy Football Busts Will Do in 2012</p>

There are first-round flops and high-priced mistakes made in every fantasy draft, every season. Here’s a look at those players who failed to live up to their expectations in 2011, and a preview of what to expect from those “busts” in 2012.

Sit Titans running back Chris Johnson in Week 16

Tennessee's running back should be on your bench in week 16
<p> Tennessee's running back should be on your bench in week 16</p>
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Tired of rolling with Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson? Me too.

I’ve held out for as long as I can — you know, until there was one game left in the majority of fantasy football leagues — hoping for the big runs, the string of big games and it just has not happened. Now he’s battling an ankle injury that, while is not expected to keep him out of the Week 16 game against visiting Jacksonville, surely doesn’t give optimism to using arguably fantasy football’s biggest bust of the 2011 season.

Chris Johnson Will Put Up Big Numbers Against the Colts

The TItans running back will shake off inconsistencies against lowly Indianapolis
<p> The TItans running back will shake off inconsistencies against lowly Indianapolis</p>
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It doesn’t get any better than this at the running back position does it? Chris Johsnon, the former 2,000-yard back, who can take it to the house on any play, going against the Indianapolis Colts and their 30th-ranked rush defense. And it’s in your semifinal week.

But let’s pump the brakes a bit.

Drew Brees Dominates on Monday Night

The Saints march over the Giants, as Drew Brees scores five TDs on MNF.
<p> The New Orleans Saints march over the New York Giants, as Drew Brees scores five TDs on Monday Night Football.</p>

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Eli Manning’s New Orleans homecoming was spoiled by the Big Easy’s favorite quarterback. Brees completed 24-of-38 passes for 363 yards, four TDs and zero INTs, while scrambling for another score on the ground — after which the 6'0" passer attempted to dunk the ball over the goal post, settling instead for a finger-roll — during a 49–24 rout on Monday night.

NFL Picks: Every Game, Week 10

A look at every NFL game for Week 10, along with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.
<p> A look at every NFL game for Week 10 — including Steelers at Bengals, Saints at Falcons, Lions at Bears, Giants at 49ers and Patriots at Jets — along with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.</p>

A quick preview of every game on the NFL schedule for Week 10, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan:

Cry all you want, but Chris Johnson is still not worth dropping

This year's biggest first round fantasy bust poses a problem for owners
<p> This year's biggest first round fantasy bust poses a problem for owners, but he's still roster-worthy</p>
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Chris Johnson gets all the heat for being a first-round fantasy bust, and rightfully so.

Johnson has been downright terrible. The use of the lockout is long gone. The excuse of the contract holdout is long gone. He has just been awful at giving fantasy players a return on their investment.

Chris Johnson's Earnings Breakdown So Far This Year

The Titans running back made $32,000 for every yard rushed on Sunday
<p> The Titans running back made $32,000 for every yard rushed on Sunday</p>

Chris Johnson, the once speedy Tennessee Titans running back used to be a game breaker. Then, this offseason, he signed a giant new contract. And something seems different. He doesn't have that same explosiveness he used to. And he's definitely not putting up the same numbers he did in previous years, back when he was a hungry young runner, looking to establish himself in the National Football League.

Rashard Mendenhall, Chris Johnson and Three Other Fantasy Players To Give Up On

When is it time to cut bait and look elsewhere on some of your fantasy football starters
<p> When is it time to cut bait and look elsewhere on some of your fantasy football starters</p>

Rashard Mendenhall is having a bad season. Even when he's not injured, he's not getting the production you probably paid for with a late first or early second round pick. 

So when is it time to cut the cord on some of your starters and look elsewhere? That's a hard decision to make because usually you're so invested in high draft picks, and it also tells the other owners in your league "Look at me, I'm an idiot who was stupid enough to draft this guy." 

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