Adam Schefter reports that Johnson signed with Drew Rosenhaus' agency and that he is still seeking a trade. Schefter also gives us some context for Johnson's switch in representation when he tweets, "keep in mind, Rosenhaus helped facilitate a trade for the Browns and his client, Emmanuel Ogbah, and got Breshad Perriman out of his deal in Cleveland."
Johnson wanted out of Cleveland after the Browns signed Kareem Hunt, but the team never budged. We'll see if Rosenhaus can change their minds.
Johnson was an afterthought on the field last season despite his ability and a change of scenery would likely be a boom to his fantasy output. If his new representation can get the Browns to budge on dealing Johnson, his landing spot would dictate his fantasy upside, but there's a good chance his new team would give him more work than the Browns did last season when he saw an anemic 5.4 touches per game.
KC RB Kareem Hunt - Week 13 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 13 at Oakland Raiders
UPDATE: Kareem Hunt has been released by the Chiefs and placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt List. He is unlikely to play again this season.
Kareem Hunt finished with 111 total yards (70 rushing, 41 receiving), while also finding the end zone. He now has a touchdown in every game but two this season as well as at least 80 yards in all but two games. He's a big factor in the Chiefs' high-powered offense, and should continue to produce at a high rate.
He gets a favorable matchup this week against the Raiders who have allowed at least 110 rushing yards to backs in every game but two this season. In fact, Oakland is allowing the most rush yards per game (151.4) as well as the fifth-most yards per carry (4.9). Hunt can be viewed as a strong must-start RB1 option.