Chris Johnson, RB, Titans
|RB - #25||TEN||Active||6 years||27||5'11||191||@ChrisJohnson28|
2012 Outlook: Stud (low risk)Last updated on Jul-16-2012 by Rob Warner
Two years removed from his record setting 2009 season (2006 yards rushing with 16 total TDs), CJ2K was one of the bigger busts of the 2011 season as he finished with just 4 TDs while averaging only 65 YPG. He posted the fastest time at the combine (4.24 in 2008), but the rigors of the NFL appear to have sapped some his playmaking ability (offseason conditioning has also been questioned). Johnson's yards-per-carry average was 4.97 in his first three seasons, but regressed to 4.00 in 2011. Now might be the time to buy low if CJ slips to the end of round 2 / early round 3 as the 26 year old still has the upside potential to become an elite RB1 (especially in PPR leagues) as he topped 40 catches in each of his first four seasons.
UPDATE: Reports from OTAs suggest that CJ2K is in much better shape (added some bulk - close to 200 pounds after playing last season around 190). A rebound season could be in the cards in 2012.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors6/7 - Titans' offense starting over with brand-new playbook
6/5 - Titans RB Chris Johnson: 'I know I have another 2,000-yard season in me'
Average Draft PositionChris Johnson was drafted in 100% of MyFantasyLeague.com leagues with an average drafting position of 23.97
2012 Mock Draft Results
MyFantasyLeague Expert Draft
May 2, 2012
2012 Experts Mock Draft (June)
June 6, 2012 - June 25, 2012
|1.10||DraftSharks.com - Combine the talent, the past production, the motivation to bounce back from last year and a coach who wants to run a lot ... Johnson is not at all difficult to draft at this point. He'll be back this year.|
2012 Experts Mock Draft (July)
July 16 - 27
|1.05||DraftCalc.com - I usually go Calvin here, but I predict a monster bounce-back performance out of CJ2K this year, and in early mocks so far this year, I have not liked my running crew when I've gone WR in the first-round. It's time to test out a draft strategy built around CJ2K at the 1.05!|
2012 Experts Mock Draft (August)
Aug 14 - 24
|1.08||CBSSports.com - I'll let him underwhelm for me. He will bounce back.|
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