Chris Johnson Fantasy News

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 11:41am

Jim Wyatt, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Titans have agreed to terms with RB Jackie Battle, per sources. He'll be back in 2014.

Fantasy Impact:

With Chris Johnson likely on his way out, the Titans are securing some depth by re-signing Battle. He's a capable back that can carry the load in a pinch.

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Monday, February 24, 2014, 1:28pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Titans HC Ken Whisenhunt lauded Chris Johnson's durability, but he was even more sunny when talking about Shonn Greene.

"I like what I've seen out of him off the tape," Whisenhunt said.

Fantasy Impact:

Greene is an uninspiring option, but may be fantasy relevant in 2014 if Johnson departs and the team doesn't bring in talent at the running back position.

Chris Johnson to have knee scope

Monday, January 27, 2014, 10:53am

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

Former Pro Bowl running back Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans will have a knee scope Tuesday to repair a meniscus he tore in Week 3, according to a league source, and seems a virtual certainty to hit the free-agent market this spring.

Fantasy Impact:

A torn meniscus is usually not a big deal, but it's another red flag for Johnson, who set a career low in YPC (3.9), though it might explain why he struggled running the ball. He turns 29 in September, so he may be disappointed with the type of deal he gets in free agency.

Chris Johnson wants to be 'fed'

Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 12:13pm

The Tennessean - [Full Article]

If the Titans don’t plan on giving him a bigger role under their next head coach, RB Chris Johnson said he’d rather be elsewhere.

“I feel like if they are not going to use me the way I am supposed to be used and let me be the horse, then I would rather them let me move on. Their money would be wasted on me,” Johnson said. “I feel like if they are not going to use me right, let somebody get me that’s going to use me the right way.”

“I have to be fed. A lot of games I started getting hot and they took me out. I know a lot of people say I didn’t have any home runs this year. Well, those runs don’t come easy. They come once you keep getting the ball.”

Fantasy Impact:

Johnson is likely to be traded (or cut) this summer.

Report: Titans fire HC Mike Munchak

Saturday, January 4, 2014, 2:48pm

Chris Mortensen, Twitter - [Full Article]

According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Titans HC Mike Munchak has been fired.

Fantasy Impact:

The franchise is in a fluid state. Chris Johnson may not be back, but the Titans do have a couple of good young receivers in Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter and a solid TE in Delanie Walker.

Friday, December 20, 2013, 6:36pm

Titans RB Chris Johnson (knee, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 16. Johnson should be fine to play against the Jaguars.

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 6:43pm

Titans RB Chris Johnson (knee) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Johnson should be fine to play against the Jaguars.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 6:32pm

Titans RB Chris Johnson (knee) did not practice Wednesday. No injury was reported on Sunday, so CJ?K is probably just getting a day of rest.

Jake Locker's season believed to be over

Sunday, November 10, 2013, 8:44pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Tennessee Titans have lost QB Jake Locker again. This time, it might be for good in 2013.

The Titans believe that Locker will miss the rest of the season with a Lisfranc injury, a team source told NFL Media's Albert Breer on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact:

It's been a disappointing two weeks for those who played Locker. He suffered the injury while handing the ball off to Chris Johnson in the second quarter of Sunday's 29-27 loss. Locker wasn't touched on the play. He limped to the locker room and was replaced at quarterback by Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitz played pretty well trying to catch up, and looks to be the starter going forward. There's not a ton of drop off here, and Fitzpatrick will probably fall in the QB2 range more weeks much like Locker did.

Chris Johnson still RB1 in Tennessee

Thursday, October 31, 2013, 10:02am

Jim Wyatt, Twitter - [Full Article]

When Mike Munchak talked today about Shonn Greene ideally getting 15 carries, he said he'd like for Chris Johnson to get 20.

Fantasy Impact:

The important thing to note is the split between the two players because the chances of the Titans' RBs carrying the ball 35 times in any game are pretty slim. Johnson has a nice matchup with the Rams, but his upside is limited by the return of Greene.

Munchak: Shonn Greene should get 15 carries per game

Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 5:34pm

Jim Wyatt, Twitter - [Full Article]

Titans HC Mike Munchak said RB Shonn Greene should be in the 15-carry range moving forward if all goes well.

Fantasy Impact:

Considering the Titans are running 27.1 times a game, and 4.6 of those carries have been by the QB, giving Greene 15 carries would leave just 7.5 carries for Chris Johnson. We don't see this happening, as the "if all goes well" portion of the comment could mean that the team is hoping to run 35 times a game. Munchak's comments are worrisome, however, since Johnson isn't exactly lighting it up in the YPC department (3.2 YPC on 115 carries). This could be a 50/50 split going forward, which would put a serious dent in whatever value Johnson has left.

Locker starting, Shonn Greene active for Titans

Sunday, October 20, 2013, 2:43pm

Titans Inactives
Patrick Bailey LB
Moise Fokou MLB
Zaviar Gooden OLB
Derrick Morgan DE
Rusty Smith QB
Byron Stingily T
Robert Turner C

Fantasy Impact:

Jake Locker will get the start, but will likely be limited in mobility. Shonn Greene returns and will back up Chris Johnson.

Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:10pm

Titans RB Shonn Greene (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 7. Greene may make his return this week. He could eat into Chris Johnson's upside if he sees more work than Jackie Battle has in recent weeks (5.5 touches per game over the last four weeks).

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 6:27pm

Titans RB Shonn Greene (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Greene may make his return this week. He could eat into Chris Johnson's upside if he sees more work than Jackie Battle has in recent weeks (5.5 touches per game over the last four weeks).

Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 10:07am

National Football Post - [Full Article]

Titans head coach Mike Munchak said:

Shonn Greene, starting today, [will] be a lot more active. Now it's just a matter of seeing how [he handles] more activity. I think the rest part and the light stuff is over, and now he can get more into real football stuff, and now it's just a matter of how quickly he progresses without pain. We'll see how Shonn is this week running and how he handles and how his knee responds to more football-like activity."

Fantasy Impact:

Greene has been out since Week 2, and with Jackie Battle injured last week, the timing is good for the Titans and their struggling running game. The struggles could continue this week, though, in a late afternoon game against the 49ers. Greene is expected to go back to being the goal line back when he returns. Battle would be the team's RB3 behind Chris Johnson.