Chris Johnson Fantasy News
Chris Johnson says knee impacted 2013 production
Thursday, March 6, 2014, 12:34pm
Titans RB Chris Johnson said he’s closer to 100 percent after the first surgery of his career. The procedure repaired a torn meniscus, but doctors have not yet cleared him to run. The next phase of rehab will be in a swimming pool, strengthening the muscles around his left knee.
Johnson was injured in the Week 3 win against the Chargers but said he never considered having surgery during the season. He’s rarely missed a practice in six seasons as a pro.
“I have never been a guy to sit out when something was hurt. The only way I would sit out is if there was no way possible I could play. If I can work through it, I want to play. I want to be out there to help my team win, and that’s the way it’s always been,” he said.
“I am not going to make excuses, but you can talk to anybody who’s had a torn meniscus and they know how it affects you. I’m not going to sit here and tell you if I wouldn’t have had a torn meniscus I would have had 1,600-1,700 rushing yards last year, but my teammates know what I was going through.”
Johnson is a bounce back candidate if he lands in a good environment. He obviously blames the knee (at least partially) for his struggles in 2013, but it's not like Shonn Greene (3.8 YPC) was any better. The Titans struggled in run blocking and that hurt Johnson as well. The issue now is his salary, and he has already said he's not going to take a pay cut.
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"I like what I've seen out of him off the tape," Whisenhunt said.
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
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.
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
“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.”
Johnson is likely to be traded (or cut) this summer.
Report: Titans fire HC Mike Munchak
Saturday, January 4, 2014, 2:48pm
According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Titans HC Mike Munchak has been fired.
Jake Locker's season believed to be over
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 8:44pm
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.
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
Munchak: Shonn Greene should get 15 carries per game
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 5:34pm
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