Chris Johnson Fantasy News

Titans welcome Randy Moss
Thursday, November 4, 2010, 3:43pm

Titans Insider - [Full Article]

After admiring his talents from afar, the Titans are eager to see Randy Moss up close - and in a Tennessee uniform.

As they closed out their bye week work on Thursday and await Moss' Monday arrival, players and coaches alike sounded excited to add Moss - whom they claimed off waivers from the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday.

Thursday's practice was closed to the media, and reaction to Moss' acquisition was distributed via the Titans' media relations staff.

“I was really excited about the signing,” fullback Ahmard Hall said. “Randy Moss is a legend in this game, and the Titans aren’t really known for making too many big splashes. I think it’s going to bring a lot of energy to this town, a lot of energy to this team.”

Running back Chris Johnson, who has faced plenty of eight-man fronts this season, figures to benefit as much as anyone from Moss' arrival. He, too, recalled watching Moss on TV as a youngster and appears honored to have the chance to be a teammate of the 33-year-old receiver.

“My wish just came true. I’m very excited. That’s a guy we grew up watching,” Johnson said. “We named jump balls after him. When somebody goes up and gets one, it’s named after him. We call it ‘getting a Moss.’ So I’m very excited about the situation, to play with a guy like that, and I’m very excited that he’ll back some of those guys out of the box. I know for a fact they can’t put all those guys in the box with that guy out there.”

Fantasy Impact:

As we talked about here at 4for4 yesterday, Chris Johnson stands to gain the most from this pickup and the Titans probably realize that. Johnson has struggled this year as teams have really focused on shutting him down. Moss replaces the emerging Britt for now, but will definitely force teams to pay attention to the passing game.

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Titans Claim WR Randy Moss
Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 4:17pm

Adam Schefter - Twitter - [Full Article]

Tennessee for Randy Moss. Done.

Fantasy Impact:

The Titans aren't a great landing spot for Randy Moss fantasy wise, but his production shouldn't be any worse than it was recently with Minnesota. Vince Young will see a slight uptick in fantasy stock to balance out the loss of Kenny Britt. Nate Washington should see single coverage, but may also see less targets. The biggest winner is Chris Johnson, who will no longer be facing 8 and 9 man fronts every play.

The Titans are currently on BYE, so assuming Moss is willing to report, they will have an off week to work him into the offense.

Campbell Starting, Miller active for Raiders
Sunday, October 31, 2010, 3:17pm

Raiders Inactives
Michael Bennett RB
Travis Goethel LB
Bruce Gradkowski QB
John Henderson DT
Thomas Howard OLB
Chris Johnson CB
Louis Murphy WR
Chaz Schilens WR

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Sunday, October 24, 2010, 8:53am

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With Titans backup QB Kerry Collins starting for injured Vince Young, it could tighten the running lanes for Chris Johnson. Young runs a lot of bootlegs, something you won’t see from Collins.

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49ers say they will lighten Gore's workload - again
Thursday, October 21, 2010, 6:27pm

San Jose Mercury News - [Full Article]

In what has become an almost weekly ritual, the 49ers pledged to ease up on Frank Gore’s workload.

Offensive coordinator Mike Johnson said it again Thursday, vowing that “there will be a plan going forward to make sure we use other people (so) that he’s not taking as many of those snaps.”

Um … sure.

Coach Mike Singletary said the same thing as far back as draft weekend, after the team selected running back Anthony Dixon. “You have a hard time trying to explain to Frank how some other guy needs to play. He just doesn’t get it,’’ Singletary said in April. “I think as time goes on he’ll be a little more willing to do that.”

Um … right.

Six games into this season, Gore has 116 carries. Dixon has three carries and Brian Westbrook has two.

Fantasy Impact:

We've been hearing a lot of that lately - like with Caddy Williams and Chris Johnson. Johnson gave up 10 carries last week to Javon Ringer, the first significant decrease we've seen in a while. So while no one seems to believe this with Gore, this is the time of year when coaches get really concerned with their big guns wearing down.

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QB Vince Young May Start
Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 9:48am

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Titans head coach Jeff Fisher has said that Vince Young (knee, ankle) could play on Sunday even if he isn't able to practice this week.

Fantasy Impact:

Kerry Collins would be under center if Young cannot play. This could mean heavy emphasis on Chris Johnson.

Sunday, October 17, 2010, 10:28am

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The Cowboys went 19 consecutive games without allowing a 100-yard rusher, but surrendered 106 yards to Houston’s Arian Foster, then 131 yards to Chris Johnson last week. Today, they face Adrian Peterson. “He’s one of the hardest runners in the NFL,” linebacker DeMarcus Ware said. “It doesn’t get any easier, plus he can catch the ball out of the backfield.”

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Sunday, October 10, 2010, 8:53am

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The Cowboys are gearing up to stop Titans RB Chris Johnson, preferring to take their chances with QB Vince Young. It is important, too, that Cowboys NT Jay Ratliff dominates inside because Young doesn’t like pressure in his face. The Titans have won 10 straight against NFC opponents, plus they own a gaudy record of 51-2 when they are ahead going into the fourth quarter on the road. The Cowboys know they are going against a very physical team, but also would like to get big-play Felix Jones untracked.