Chris Johnson Fantasy News
Monday, December 26, 2011, 8:08pm
Chris Johnson could miss practice time this week with sore ankle but expected to be a go Sunday.
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Titans assuming CJ1K won't be "himself" against Jaguars
Thursday, December 22, 2011, 12:22pm
Johnson took part in individual drills prior to practice, and Coach Mike Munchak is still expecting the fourth-year pro to play Saturday against the Jaguars at LP Field.
“We’re assuming he is,” Munchak said. “Today was encouraging because even he thought he would be sorer than he was. Again, it’s the old ‘he’s progressing like you’d hoped he would.’ We’ll see how he is (Thursday) when he starts doing some cutting. If he doesn’t have any soreness from that, then we should be in good shape.”
Munchak acknowledged that Johnson is likely to be at less than 100 percent on Saturday, meaning rookie Jamie Harper should see more action.
“We’re assuming Harper will get more carries than he normally would — just because we’re assuming C.J. will be somewhat not himself,” Munchak said. “If for some reason C.J. is not even able to suit up … I would think we’d want Harper to get the majority of the carries depending on how much we run the ball.”
On this news, Johnson is looking like a fringe RB2 this week. The matchup is solid, but expectations need to be low due to his bad ankle and reduced workload.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 8:04pm
Running back Chris Johnson was held out of practice on Tuesday and said his right ankle remains sore.
Johnson suffered a sprained ankle in the latter stages of Sunday’s game, but said he expects to play on Saturday against the Jaguars.
“I think I should be good enough to go,’’ he said. “It’s pretty sore – I haven’t ran on it and … yesterday I was limping pretty bad. But I am doing much better.”
“Any running who runs for over 1,000 yards, it puts you up there in a group with elite running backs,’’ he said. “Even though I am not having the best of years to go over 1,000 yards, that’s something a lot of people thought probably wouldn’t happen this year.”
Titans RB Johnson will be questionable
Monday, December 19, 2011, 6:58pm
Chris Johnson will be questionable this week with ankle.
An update since the last post, Javon Ringer has been placed on IR, ending his season. So if Johnson can't go, Jamie Harper could see a heavy workload and Herb Donaldson could also be in the mix. Either way, it's a messy fantasy situation with the Titans offensive line failing to open up holes all season long.
Friday, December 16, 2011, 1:58pm
In the past month, he has had games of 130, 190 and 153 yards.
"I ain't really tripping," Johnson said. "You look at the numbers this year, I'm having a really bad year and I'm (still) not too far away from the pack."
The Titans are 30th in rushing yards per game. Johnson ranks 16th in the NFL with 875 yards.
"It's a situation where (if) me and my linemen are on the same page and I'm having a better year, there's no problem for me being up there as the top running back in the league," he said. "Me having a down year and still being right there in the pack is sort of a situation that will keep me up."
Sunday, December 11, 2011, 3:37pm
Chris Johnson: "I've found my groove..."
Friday, December 2, 2011, 10:22am
"Yeah, I've found my groove and it's not all about just breaking the big runs," Johnson said. "It's all about getting more touches and things like that. Any time a team is in a game that's close and you're going down to the end, if you want to win that game you want to continue to be able to run the ball and a lot of times that's the main factor on the running back getting his groove and making a lot of good runs."
To their credit, the Bills haven't been as benevolent in allowing rushing touchdowns of late, giving up just four over the last five games.
"Things seem to be coming together in their running game," Bills coach Chan Gailey said. "It had been a while for them. That's a huge challenge for us. It's something that we said coming into the season, we've got to stop the run. It'll be a challenge for us."
Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 2:26pm
Coach Mike Munchak holds the Titans' offensive line responsible for the lack of production.
“As a group, for the limited time we had to run it, we didn't block well. We were very average and inconsistent and that's where you go when you do that for eight carries,” Munchak said. “I'm not going to give any excuses. We would have liked to have had more opportunities, and that's my fault. So if you only get 10 carries, you've got to do a much better job than we did with 10 carries. So that starts with the offensive line, and anytime you have this conversation, it starts with them. They know that, and we need to do better than that.”
“Obviously, we still had eight or nine other shots and everything was one or two yards. So again, I'm disappointed,” Munchak said. “We've got to find a way to make some runs. I thought we would run the ball better. I wish we had 30 carries, but we didn't. We didn't earn the right for 30 carries. You have to get more than one or two yards to get a chance to do it more often.”
Sebastian Janikowski active for Raiders
Thursday, November 10, 2011, 7:24pm
Injury report for Thursday Night Football - Raiders @ Chargers
Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 6:42pm
T Khalif Barnes (shoulder), CB Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring), S Michael Huff (ankle), K Sebastian Janikowski (left hamstring), LB Rolando McClain (ankle), S Michael Mitchell (ankle), S Chinedum Ndukwe (knee), C Samson Satele (knee), DT Richard Seymour (ankle)
San Diego Chargers
DE Luis Castillo (tibia), G Kris Dielman (concussion)
WR Malcom Floyd (hip), LB Shaun Phillips (foot)