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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    OAK @ NYJ

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    NYJ @ GB

  • Week 3 - Sep 22

    CHI @ NYJ

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    DET @ NYJ

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    NYJ @ SD

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    DEN @ NYJ

  • Week 7 - Oct 16

    NYJ @ NE

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    BUF @ NYJ

  • Week 9 - Nov 02

    NYJ @ KC

  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    PIT @ NYJ

  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    bye

  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    NYJ @ BUF

  • Week 13 - Dec 01

    MIA @ NYJ

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    NYJ @ MIN

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    NYJ @ TEN

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    NE @ NYJ

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    NYJ @ MIA

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    BUF 28 @ NYJ 48

  • Week 2 - Sep 16

    NYJ 10 @ PIT 27

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    NYJ 23 @ MIA 20

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    SF 34 @ NYJ 0

  • Week 6 - Oct 08

    HOU 23 @ NYJ 17

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    NYJ @ NE

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    MIA @ NYJ

  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    bye

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    NYJ @ SEA

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    NYJ @ STL

  • Week 12 - Nov 22

    NE @ NYJ

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    ARI @ NYJ

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    DAL 24 @ NYJ 27

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    JAC 3 @ NYJ 32

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    NYJ 24 @ OAK 34

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    NYJ 17 @ BAL 34

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    NYJ 21 @ NE 30

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    MIA 6 @ NYJ 24

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    SD 21 @ NYJ 27

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    bye

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    NYJ 27 @ BUF 11

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    NE 37 @ NYJ 16

  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    BUF 24 @ NYJ 28

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    NYJ 34 @ WAS 19

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    KC 10 @ NYJ 37

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    NYJ 19 @ PHI 45

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    NYG 29 @ NYJ 14

  • Week 1 - Sep 13

    BAL 10 @ NYJ 9

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    NE 14 @ NYJ 28

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    NYJ 31 @ MIA 23

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    NYJ 38 @ BUF 14

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    TEN 34 @ DAL 27

    19 rushes

    131 rush yards

    2 TDs

    1 receptions

    1 rec yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    NYJ 24 @ DEN 20

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    bye

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    GB 9 @ NYJ 0

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    NYJ 23 @ DET 20

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    NYJ 26 @ CLE 20

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    HOU 27 @ NYJ 30

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    CIN 10 @ NYJ 26

  • Week 13 - Dec 06

    NYJ 3 @ NE 45

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    MIA 10 @ NYJ 6

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    NYJ 22 @ PIT 17

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    NYJ 34 @ CHI 38

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    BUF 7 @ NYJ 38

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Chris Johnson

New York Jets

2008 - 2011 Statistics

                           RUSHING                            RECEIVING                            FANTASY



                            Rush    Yards    TD         Rec   Targets   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm


2011 Stats         262     1047      4        57        79        418      0         170.5     10.7


2010 Stats         316     1364     11       44        57        245      1          232.9     14.6


2009 Stats         358     2006     14       50        71        503      2          346.9     21.7


2008 Stats         251     1228      9        43        62        260      1         208.8     13.9




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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) Considering his decline the last two years since his 2,000-yard season, he's a bit off the fantasy radar at this point


(+) That said, CJ2K is one of six RBs to ever run for 2,000+ yards and currently holds the NFL record for total yards in a season


(+) Chris had a lot of targets (79) and still caught 57 passes in what most would consider a “down season”


(+) His speed (4.24 in the 40-yard dash) as a running back is unprecedented and still allows him to take it to the house any time he touches the ball


(+) The Titans new-look offensive line has had enough time to gel and veteran G Steve Hutchinson was added to the mix, so Johnson should see more holes this season


(+) Johnson won’t be holding out for a contract this year and has been a full-go in all off-season activities. 2011’s woes could have been a reflection on his off-season holdout, but that won’t be the case in 2012


(+) Kenny Britt, Nate Washington, Kendall Wright and Jared Cook give Tennessee plenty of other options that will ease the defensive pressure off of Johnson at the line of scrimmage


(+) After the contract he signed in September of ’11 (six years, $55.26 million with $30 million guaranteed), Johnson has A LOT to prove in 2012


(–) CJ2K averaged over 4.0 yards-per-carry in just six games last season and 2.7 YPC or less in SEVEN games


(–) CJ had only four 100-yard games and scored just four total TDs in 2011


(–) His 4.24 speed may be in the last as he definitely looked slower last season

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2009 Review

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What has 2 turbo rocket engines, 2,500 yards and not a single MVP vote? That would be our man Chris Johnson (aka “CJ28”, aka “CJ2K”, aka “Every Coach’s Dream”). Yup, the man who set the NFL RECORD for yards from scrimmage in a single season with 2,509- moving past Marshall Faulk who had 2,429- won NFL Offensive Player of the Year but didn't get one MVP vote. He also became just the sixth player in NFL history to rush for over 2,000 yards in a season. That's robbery on par with Oceans 11. Not too shabby for a 24-year old kid out of unheralded East Carolina University.


players to rush for 2,000 yards in a single season


top-10 single season - total yards from scrimmage ever NFL


 Some other amazing facts about CJ28's stellar season:


~ He can catch the ball too.  He was second in receiving out of the backfield with 503 yards (Ray Rice, 702) and eighth in RB receptions with 50.


~ Put up a combined 16 TDs, tied for second most in the NFL with Maurice Jones-Drew (Adrian Peterson, 18)


~ Recorded a rush for for 85+ yards three separate times in 2009.  No other running back has ever had that many in their career


~ Rushed for 12 100-yard games on the year, which ties him with Eric Dickerson (HOF), Jamal Anderson, Jamal Lewis, and Barry Foster for second most 100-yard games in a single season (Barry Sanders (HOF), 14)


~ Ended the 2009 season with 11 consecutive 100-yard games, which ties him with Marcus Allen (HOF) for second most all-time (Barry Sanders (HOF), 14)


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2010 Fantasy Outlook







CJ28’s huge 2009 season has forced fantasy footballers to look towards the 2010 season asking the question, “Who’s better, AP28 or CJ28?”  As you can see from the graphic below, these two juggernauts started their careers in nearly identical fashion, so it will be very interesting to see which one comes out on top this next year.  Johnson will be riding an 11-game streak of 100+ yard games dating back to Week 6 of last season, so his motivation and determination should be there from the start.  Also, he doesn't fumble as much as a teenager on his first date like Purple Jesus does. Can the 5’11”, 195-lb running back keep up this pace for another year?  The bullet points below say that he will…


- Vince Young will start from Week 1.  CJ28 played far better with Vince Young at the helm than with Kerry Collins, as he averaged 178.7 total yards (141.0 rushing, 37.7 receiving) with Young under center, compared to 120.3 total yards (99.3 rushing, 21.0 receiving) on 18.5 touches per game with Collins at QB.


- The Offensive Line was one of the best in the league, and even though they let go of 39-year old Pro-Bowl Center Kevin Mawae, they re-signed the much younger excellent Guard, Eugene Amano.  They also have another good young lineman waiting in the wings named Leroy Harris whom they will plug in Mawae’s place.


- Because of their mediocre record in 2009, their schedule is slightly easier in 2010.


- CJ is pissed off because he didn’t get a single MVP vote, and that’s not an opinion.  He said so himself


...But the graphic two slots below spells doom for the 358-carry guy in 2009.  Nearly without fail, the 21 guys listed who carried the rock over 350 times in a season had dramatically decreased production the following year.  However, we figure the younger, stronger CJ28 could be an exception to the rule.



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CJ28 vs AP28 thru their first 31 games in the NFL

CJ28 vs AP28 thru their first 31 games in the NFL

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The Curse of 350+ Carries

the curse of 350+ carries

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Twitter

Chris Johnson (@ChrisJohnson28) can be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ChrisJohnson28


 


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Sound FX: Chris Johnson mic'd up








 


Chris Johnson 2009-2010 Highlights:


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Chris Johnson's Ultimate NFL Highlight Reel








 


Chris Johnson College Highlights (East Carolina University):


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Contract

Johnson signed a five-year, $12 million rookie deal in the summer of ‘08 that included $7 million guaranteed and almost $5 million in roster bonuses over those first two years. The remainder of the contract pays out as follows, though these numbers are certain to change in the near future:


2010 - $550,000


2011 - $800,000


2012 - $960,000


2013 - Free Agent


 


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Handcuff

Javon Ringer is the handcuff to CJ28 this year.  If The Human Blur happens to go down, Ringer is very capable of taking over the role, though not even close to being as dynamic as Johnson.

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Team Analysis

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Strength of Schedule

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THE BATTLE FOR YOUR FANTASY SOUL

AP28 vs CJ28 for first pick in 2010 fantasy football drafts


The Battle for your Fantasy Soul

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Injury Report

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CJ28 is healthy and in great shape yet again going into 2010. Draft at will.

Johnson said the Titans were predictable

Jets running back Chris Johnson’s obviously still confident he can be a great back.

In fact, he thinks he could have been even better his last few years with the Titans except for his play-callers.

“When I was in Tennessee, a lot of the plays when the offensive coordinator was calling them, they were predictable,” Johnson told ESPN.com’s Rich Cimini. “Everybody could tell what was coming. With Marty [Mornhinweg], the plays aren’t predictable.”

Specifically, he was talking about the Chris Palmer and Dowell Loggains years, as he had his best seasons under former Titans coordinator Mike Heimerdinger, who was fired after the 2010 season and died a few months later.

Pyro's take: To me this sounds like a guy who has struggled for a few seasons, and looking for someone else to blame. The fact is that since 2010 Chris Johnson has been a shell of the running back he was when he became CJ2K. In the years since that 2,000 yard season Johnson has looked to make the big splash play all the time, which caused him to falter. Now he is going to be seeing less carries in the Jets offense, and most likely will still be looking for the big splash play. If he hits on the big run it can lead to big weeks, but when you are always trying to hit the home run, you also strike out a lot. The other issue in New York is that he is not being pegged as the goal line back. He will still have value, but it will never be the same as it was in 2010.

08/17/14, 05:13 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

CJ 2 NYJ

Chris Johnson will now be part of the New York Jets. He signed a two-year contract after being released from the Titans. His new contract has a base of $8 million with yardage incentives. He will join the backfield of Bilal Powell and Chris Ivory. He will also join the new-comers of Michael Vick, Eric Decker, and Jacoby Ford.

Pyro's take: This guy really hasn't done much since his 2,000 yard 16 touchdown performance in 2009. In his last three years he has averaged just 1,123 yards on 272 carries which is a low 4.1 yards per carry average, and over that span has only scored 16 touchdowns. Last year they brought in Shonn Greene to push Johnson, and now he joins a team with two running backs already established with the team in Ivory and Powell. Obviously, Johnson is more talented, but he lacks the rugged carry style of Ivory, and Powell is a better receiver. More than likely, Chris Ivory will be the goal-line and short yardage back, Powell the third-down back, and Johnson in between all of that. Look for CJ to have a small dip in last years all-around numbers

04/17/14, 02:52 PM CDT by Vaaal verde
Source: www.usatoday.com

Johnson released from Titans

"As an organization, we want to thank Chris for his contributions to the Titans," general manager Ruston Webster said in a release. "Chris produced many memorable moments, broke franchise records and was durable over his six-year career with our team. We have had an open dialogue with Chris' agent, Joel Segal, over the last few weeks, and we appreciate the patience and professionalism they have shown throughout this process.

Pyro's take: Johnson will now be looking for a new team for next season and while it is very late in free agency he should still have quite a few suitors. While many teams have already filled their starting running back roles earlier in free agency, Johnson should find a new home in the next week or so. Johnson will be looking for a starting role that he might not be able to find at this stage in his career.

Johnson looks like a candidate to become a strong complimentary back in a committee if he can find the right situation. Johnson still possesses game breaking speed and the ability to take it the distance from anywhere on the field. It is hard to see a fit where Johnson gets as many carries as he has with the Titans the last few years but he will still be a player to keep your eyes on draft day even though he might no longer be CJ2K.

04/04/14, 11:38 AM CDT by Stagg Party
Source: www.espn.com

Surgery to repair a cartilage tear then free-agency

Jim Wyatt reported on Twitter today that Chris Johnson will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee that he suffered in Week 3 of the season.

This news comes after CJ1K said there is "no way" he would take a pay cut to stay with the Titans back in December. So it looks like right when he's healed, he'll be dealt or dumped.

Pyro's take: I'm in the camp that Chris Johnson is a goner from the Titans, and this news of surgery, however minor it may be - doesn't bode well for the money the free-agent market Chris is walking into presents the 28 year old.

He's one of seven 2,000 yard rushers in the history of the NFL, but he carries some baggage and a e first attitude with him at his next stop, wherever it may be.

I think he can carry the full load and continue to be an every-down back if given the right scheme to get him the space he needs to break past that first line of defense. Personally if I were newly-hired coach Ken Wisenhunt I would want to keep him around... but I'm d-Rx®, and my vote doesn't count here.

01/27/14, 01:26 PM CST by d-Rx
Source: twitter.com

Mike Munchak explains the lack of second half touches for CJ2K

(on Chris Johnson not having as many carries or yards in the second half against the Colts)

The thing is a lot gets thought about the adjustments. A lot of times it’s just they (the Colts) didn’t miss a tackle, they played their scheme better. There really wasn’t anything different they did. They didn’t start blitzing, they didn’t start adding another guy. They already had eight guys up—you can’t put nine up. They just played a little better at times. He didn’t have as many opportunities when we had the cold front there where we didn’t have the ball when they scored 17 unanswered, and the offense didn’t get one play in. It had a lot to do with that, but there wasn’t anything dramatic that happened. We lost opportunities, lost our momentum a little bit, and that’s kind of where it went. We needed that done a little differently than it did, but that’s how it is during games. You’re going to have your ebbs and flows, but we need to do a better job finishing stronger in the fourth quarter with running the football.

Pyro's take: Johnson had a great first quarter to the game last week, but he was not able to turn it into a monster game. This is not the first time this has happened to Johnson and the Titans.

In order for CJ to score big he needs the kind of start he had last week, but he also needs his team to continue to hold the lead in the second half. When the Colts stormed back last week, I knew it was over for Johnson.

Johnson will have another chance to breakout this week against the Raiders. If McGloin turns the ball over a lot, it could be huge for CJ2K.

11/21/13, 05:29 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.titansonline.com

CJ2K hoping for goal line work

It’s easy to see why the Titans favor the 6-foot-2, 240-pound Jackie Battle in short-yardage situations over smaller Chris Johnson, but maybe it’s time to give Johnson more short-yardage tries.

Battle was unable to pick up 1-yard gains on three occasions against the Chiefs — once on a third-and-1 in the first quarter, and twice during a first-and-goal sequence from the 1 in the second quarter.

Meanwhile, Johnson picked up two yards — and a first down — on a second-and-1 in the third quarter.

Asked if he felt he should be on the field during the goal-line situation, Johnson said: “Of course I feel like I should be out there, but (offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains) makes the calls, so there’s nothing I can do about it.”

Pyro's take: CJ only has one touchdown on the season and that was the receiving touchdown he had this week. You only have to go back to 2009 and 2010 when Johnson rushed for 14 and 11 touchdowns. His productivity fell off after that, but that was also due in part to having carried the ball 674 times during those two seasons. The Titans should give him a chance because Battle sucks, and CJ2K is supposed to be a fantasy threat!!!

10/07/13, 09:49 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.tennessean.com

Chris Johnson explodes for a 58-yard touchdown

Chris Johnson only had 2 carries in the Titans first preseason game, but he took one of them to the house for a 58-yard touchdown run.

Pyro's take: Chris Johnson showed he still has that amazing burst that allows him to outrun the defense. He made a great cutback move and was gone, it was an amazing run. Johnson is still that big play threat, and if the new additions on the offensive line continue to open up holes for him in the preseason he is going to continue to climb up the rankings.

08/10/13, 07:00 PM CDT by Houdini
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CJ28 to have less carries and more receptions going forward

Titans GM Mike Reinfeldt alluded to the fact that the team will seek to limit his carries and look to get CJ28 the ball in open space more often moving forward.

Pyro's take: We just talked about this in last night's episode of the Fantasy Pharmacy. CJ28 cannot handle another year with 350+ carries, and whoever blows a #1 or #2 pick on him next year, needs to understand that there is risk to drafting him that high. But oh gee, there's risk with everyone. We will keep an eye on this throughout the off-season - cuz we are obsessed with fantasy.

01/14/10, 01:00 PM CST by
Source: www.tennessean.com

Chris Johnson named Offensive Player of the Year

Titans running back Chris Johnson was named the NFL's Offensive Player of the Year today.

Pyro's take: CJ28 earned 38.5 votes out of 50, while Drew Brees came in second with 9, Peyton Manning in third with 1.5, and Philip Rivers in fourth with 1. Johnson was ridiculous this year putting up just the sixth 2,000-yard rushing season, 16 TDs, and 11 straight 100-yard games (including 6 straight of 125+ yards). He has pretty much established himself as a top-3 pick in the 2010 fantasy draft, and likely will be the consensus No. 1.

01/13/10, 12:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: sports.espn.go.com

Chris Johnson ready to take on Rams

Titans running back Chris Johnson (ankle) practiced again on Friday and is listed as probable for the game against the Rams this Sunday.

Pyro's take: Johnson is the top overall RB in fantasy football this week, so don't make the mistake of not getting him in your lineup this weekend.

12/11/09, 02:15 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Chris Johnson returns to limited practice today

Titans running back Chris Johnson (ankle) returned to take part in a limited practice on Thursday and is expected to start as normal this weekend.

Pyro's take: Johnson has become the number one overall RB in fantasy this year, so don't even think about taking him out of your lineup.

12/10/09, 05:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.titansonline.com

Chris Johnson skips Wednesday practice

Titans running back Chris Johnson skipped practice on Wednesday with what the injury report says is an ankle injury.

Pyro's take: So they decided to put an actual affliction on the report instead of saying what it really was... a much deserved day off. CJ28 will be running around like crazy again this weekend against a soft Rams D that loves to give it up to the RBs. He's a fantasy RB1 as usual this week.

12/10/09, 10:45 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.titansonline.com

Chris Johnson challenges Rondo to a race

On Tuesday, Titans running back Chris Johnson issued a challenge via twitter to Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo. Johnson found out from his friend, Marquis Daniels (also on the Celtics), that Rondo said he could beat him in a footrace.
"That is easy money if he wants to lose $200,000," Johnson said. "He must be stupid. It won't be no close race."

Pyro's take: Said Titans linebacker Keith Bulluck: "Rajon Rondo doesn't want any piece of C.J. As a matter of fact, if you can get the message to Rondo, we'll match him bill for bill, whatever he wants to do. Our money is on C.J. I am faster than Rondo."

No Keith, you aren't, but CJ28 most definitely is. In fact, besides Bo Jackson, Chris Johnson is maybe the fastest football player we've ever seen.
Save your money Rondo, or better yet, go make a contribution to the Save Antoine Walker fund!

12/03/09, 12:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.tennessean.com

Chris getting the carries... and praise

Titans coach Jeff Fisher said that he will continue to give the ball to running back Chris Johnson (25 carries in Week 9) because he feels like the way for him to beat teams right now is with speed.
"I'd like to see LenDale get more carries but it is the nature of the teams we play," Fisher said. "We feel like we need to beat them with speed."

Other quotes of note:
- "He makes plays," quarterback Vince Young said. "If you want to get the ball in somebody's hands you give it to C.J."
- "It is only so often, in any sport, that you get to play with someone that is as talented at their craft," receiver Nate Washington said.

Pyro's take: Another quote we like is from one of the best LBs in the game, Patrick Willis:
"You can't take anything from the guy," 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis said. "If you give him what he is looking for, which is the edge, he can turn and run like there is no tomorrow."

CJ28 might be the top fantasy football running back in the game right now, so don't even think about taking him out of your lineup... for ANY reason.

11/10/09, 12:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.tennessean.com

Chris Johnson still shooting for 2,000

Titans running back Chris Johnson made it clear on Thursday that it's not just his goal to get to 2,000 yards, but his offensive lines goal as well.
"It's a goal of mine," Johnson said. "It's really a goal of the offensive linemen because I told them if I get to 2,000 yards I'd buy them all a car. They want me to get 2,000 yards more than I want to get it."

Pyro's take: CJ28 is on pace for 1,883 at this point, so he could get pretty close. Either way, he's producing like a fantasy football RB1 should right now, much to the delight of his owners.

11/05/09, 02:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.tennessean.com

Chris Johnson having trouble coming by fantasy points

Titans running back Chris Johnson isn't putting up the same type of production as he was last year due to the team constantly having to play from behind. "There just wasn't a lot of opportunity in there," coach Jeff Fisher said. "Again, it's not an individual thing, it's a team thing."

Pyro's take: When the Titans defense is playing well, Chris Johnson is one of the top running backs in the league, fantasy football or otherwise. Let's hope the team gets it together so Johnson can get back to his old studly self.

10/13/09, 10:15 AM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.tennessean.com

Chris Johnson is splitting carries

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson is sharing carries similar to last year with tub-a-lub Patron fanatic Lendale White.

Pyro's take: It was about a 65/35 split when all was said and done - there were no goal-line situations, but its a safe bet that White will be bogarting those. CJ28 will have strong value vs. the cheese defenses, but with match-ups like tonight, his production could be lean.

09/10/09, 08:15 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
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LaDainian Jr.?

Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson has been getting a hefty number of comparisons to LaDainian Tomlinson from the guys around camp. He was that good – we were seeing it happen,” Titans fullback Ahmard Hall said of Johnson. “He’s still got a lot to learn in terms of where to go and how to protect, but once he figures it out and the game starts slowing down for him, he’s going to be one of the best that’s ever played the game.”

Pyro's take: “I’m trying to be The Man,” Johnson says. “If a player doesn’t think that way, he’s not being truthful. I don’t think anybody wants to go down in history [only] as, ‘I was a great team player.’ I’m a team player and I want to get to the Super Bowl. But when all is said and done, I want to be in the Hall of Fame.” Keep up what you started, Chris, and that's exactly where you'll end up. The only reason why Johnson isn't a top-5 fantasy pick this year is because LenDale White will still be stealing the goal-line touches from him. Otherwise, you can still feel confident with him as a RB1 on your team.

08/14/09, 04:00 AM CDT by
Source: sports.yahoo.com

White set up for same basic role in 2009

Tennessee Titans RB LenDale White rushed only six times for 12 yards in the Titans preseason opener, but as he did last year, got the call when the team entered the red-zone. White got consecutive carries down by the goal, and scored on the second try from three yards out.

Pyro's take: Even though LenDale has lost a significant amount of weight since last year, he'll still be the beast with the ball inside the red-zone this season. He probably won't get as many touches as he got last year (205 touches), but he'll still be eating into Chris Johnson's fantasy value a touch and end up with around 10 TDs.

08/10/09, 03:00 AM CDT by
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