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Running Back, Free Agent

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Draft: 2008 Round 1 (24)
College: East Carolina
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 191 DOB: 1985-09-23 Age: 28
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#5 2 1.08

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2008 TEN 15 14 251 1,228 4.9 9 62 43 260 6.0 1 208.8 13.9
2009 TEN 16 16 358 2,006 5.6 14 71 50 503 10.1 2 346.9 21.7
2010 TEN 16 16 316 1,364 4.3 11 57 44 245 5.6 1 232.9 14.6
2011 TEN 16 16 262 1,047 4.0 4 79 57 418 7.3 0 170.5 10.7
2012 FA 16 0 276 1,243 4.5 6 49 36 226 6.3 0 182.9 11.4
2012 (Projected) FA     235 1,177 5.0 9   49 385 7.9 1 216.2  

2013 Outlook
After a disastrous 2011 season that featured a holdout and the worst production of his four-year career with just 1,047 rushing yards and four touchdowns, it is hard to find a running back with more polarizing fantasy prospects than the Titans Chris Johnson. Although Johnson agreed on contract terms with Tennessee in time to start on opening day, he showed up out of shape and was not the explosive player that he was during the first three years in the league when he ran for 4,598 yards and 34 touchdowns. Although some of his troubles could be laid at the feet of the team’s offensive line, Johnson looked disinterested and appeared to run tentatively, often times failing to hit the hole hard and turn up field. Removing three solid performances against three of the worst run defenses in the league (Carolina, Tampa Bay and Buffalo), Johnson managed just 574 rushing yards and 9.7 FPts/G in his other 13 contests. The question is can Johnson bounce back in 2012? He has little competition for touches and the supporting cast at the skill positions has been upgraded so defenses will not be able to focus on shutting him down as much as they have in the past. Along the offensive line, Steve Hutchinson was signed to shore up the left guard position but troubles remain at center. While some may view Johnson as a boom/bust pick, he is unlikely to perform worse than he did last season and he has tremendous upside. Expect him to produce at a rate somewhere between what he did in 2010 and 2011, good enough to be taken as a low-end RB1.

News From The Past 90 Days
Chris Johnson and Jets agree     -- Wed Apr 16 3:40 pm --

Joins Vick and Decker as notable free agent additions
After a relatively conservative first month of free agency, the New York Jets made one of the splashiest moves of the offseason, reaching agreement with former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson on a two-year contract, league sources tell ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: CJ2K indicated that he would make visits to other teams but that never took place. Johnson is coming off a carry low 3.9 yards per carry and will likely be in a timeshare with Chris Ivory, resulting in a hit to Johnson's fantasy value. Johnson is also recovering from "minor" knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus.
Chris Johnson visiting the Jets     -- Tue Apr 15 9:59 am --

Three other teams also express interest
Free-agent running back Chris Johnson is visiting the New York Jets on Tuesday, team sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. It marks Johnson's first visit since being cut by the Tennessee Titans on April 4. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: We've heard the CJ2K to New York rumors for weeks now so the visit isn't much of a surprise. ESPN is also reporting the Bills, Dolphins and Falcons have also expressed some form of interest in the former 2000-yard rusher. Johnson rushed for 1077 yards on 279 carries in 2013 (3.9 ypc) but finished 9th among fantasy running backs with 202.2 FPts thanks to 10 total touchdowns (4 receiving).
Titans officially release Chris Johnson     -- Fri Apr 4 1:00 pm --

Set to make $8 million in 2014
Running back Chris Johnson was released by the Tennessee Titans on Friday, the team announced. "We made an effort to trade Chris but were unable to do so. We wish Chris the best and thank him for the six seasons he spent with us." He was scheduled to make $8 million in 2014. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: We knew this was coming and now it's official. Johnson has rushed for at least 1000 yards during his first six years in the league. There has been reported interest from the Jets, Bills, Dolphins, Falcons but with the Dolphins acquiring Knowshon Moreno, you can cross the Fins off the list. Many other teams will be interested now that trade compensation is not a factor.
CJ2K's release "a matter of time"     -- Thu Apr 3 9:18 am --

Titans expected to part ways with running back
The clock continues to tick on Chris Johnson's tenure with the Tennessee Titans. The long-presumed divorce is coming, the running back's agent said, he just doesn't know when. "I think it's a matter of time before Chris won't be with the Titans, I just don't know when," Johnson's agent, Joel Segal, said Wednesday on SiriusXM NFL Radio. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: This has been the speculation for months now as Johnson is simply too expensive. He's scheduled to make $8 million this season in a league that is trending toward paying running backs less and less. Tennessee's off-season program begins Monday so it's possible Johnson could be on the free agent market by this weekend.
Chris Johnson to undergo knee surgery     -- Mon Jan 27 5:25 pm --

Torn meniscus; expected to recover in a month
Titans RB Chris Johnson is scheduled to have surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his knee. Johnson called the procedure “minor” and the recovery time is expected to be roughly a month. “It’s nothing major,” Johnson said. “People don’t know I been playing with it since Week 3 of the season.” Johnson rushed for 1,077 yards and six touchdowns in 2013. (The Tennessean)

FF Today's Take: Johnson's durability has been underrated for some time because his performance has become so inconsistent in recent years. With a scheduled base salary of $8 million in 2014, there's a strong chance he has played his last snap with the Titans after telling The Tennessean last month he has no plans to take a pay cut. That would leave Shonn Greene and a likely draft pick/free agent to serve as the team's main ballcarriers in 2014.
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2012 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 NE L 13-34 11 4 0.4 0 7 6 47 7.8 0 5.1
2 at SD L 10-38 8 17 2.1 0 3 2 11 5.5 0 2.8
3 DET W 44-41 14 24 1.7 0 2 1 5 5.0 0 2.9
4 at HOU L 14-38 25 141 5.6 0 2 2 16 8.0 0 15.7
5 at MIN L 7-30 15 24 1.6 0 1 1 5 5.0 0 2.9
6 PIT W 26-23 19 91 4.8 0 4 4 23 5.8 0 11.4
7 at BUF W 35-34 18 195 10.8 2 2 1 3 3.0 0 31.8
8 IND L 13-19 21 99 4.7 0 3 2 18 9.0 0 11.7
9 CHI L 20-51 16 141 8.8 1 6 4 4 1.0 0 20.5
10 at MIA W 37-3 23 126 5.5 1 2 1 8 8.0 0 19.4
12 at JAC L 19-24 21 80 3.8 0 3 2 29 14.5 0 10.9
13 HOU L 10-24 13 51 3.9 0 5 4 20 5.0 0 7.1
14 at IND L 23-27 19 44 2.3 0 4 3 15 5.0 0 5.9
15 NYJ W 14-10 21 122 5.8 1 0 0 0 - 0 18.2
16 at GB L 7-55 11 28 2.5 0 4 2 13 6.5 0 4.1
17 JAC W 38-20 21 56 2.7 1 1 1 9 9.0 0 12.5

2011 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at JAC L 14-16 9 24 2.7 0 7 6 25 4.2 0 4.9
2 BAL W 26-13 24 53 2.2 0 5 3 12 4.0 0 6.5
3 DEN W 17-14 13 21 1.6 0 7 4 54 13.5 0 7.5
4 at CLE W 31-13 23 101 4.4 0 2 2 11 5.5 0 11.2
5 at PIT L 17-38 14 51 3.6 1 3 3 14 4.7 0 12.5
7 HOU L 7-41 10 18 1.8 0 6 6 27 4.5 0 4.5
8 IND W 27-10 14 34 2.4 0 5 3 17 5.7 0 5.1
9 CIN L 17-24 14 64 4.6 0 6 4 46 11.5 0 11.0
10 at CAR W 30-3 27 130 4.8 1 7 4 44 11.0 0 23.4
11 at ATL L 17-23 12 13 1.1 0 3 3 15 5.0 0 2.8
12 TB W 23-17 23 190 8.3 0 2 1 3 3.0 0 19.3
13 at BUF W 23-17 23 153 6.7 2 1 1 4 4.0 0 27.7
14 NO L 17-22 11 23 2.1 0 6 5 43 8.6 0 6.6
15 at IND L 13-27 15 55 3.7 0 11 8 54 6.8 0 10.9
16 JAC W 23-17 15 56 3.7 0 4 0 0 - 0 5.6
17 at HOU W 23-22 15 61 4.1 0 4 4 49 12.3 0 11.0

TD Distance
Rushing: 1, 1, 48, 4

2010 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 OAK W 38-13 27 142 5.3 2 4 4 8 2.0 0 27.0
2 PIT L 11-19 16 34 2.1 0 6 5 19 3.8 0 5.3
3 at NYG W 29-10 32 125 3.9 2 1 0 0 - 0 24.5
4 DEN L 20-26 19 53 2.8 0 4 3 11 3.7 0 6.4
5 at DAL W 34-27 19 131 6.9 2 1 1 1 1.0 0 25.2
6 at JAC W 30-3 26 111 4.3 1 2 2 20 10.0 0 19.1
7 PHI W 37-19 24 66 2.8 0 4 2 7 3.5 0 7.3
8 at SD L 25-33 15 59 3.9 1 6 5 24 4.8 0 14.3
10 at MIA L 17-29 17 117 6.9 1 3 1 7 7.0 0 18.4
11 WAS L 16-19 21 130 6.2 0 3 2 6 3.0 0 13.6
12 at HOU L 0-20 7 5 0.7 0 3 2 2 1.0 0 0.7
13 JAC L 6-17 13 53 4.1 0 2 2 14 7.0 0 6.7
14 IND L 28-30 22 111 5.0 1 8 8 68 8.5 0 23.9
15 HOU W 31-17 24 130 5.4 1 2 1 7 7.0 0 19.7
16 at KC L 14-34 14 58 4.1 0 2 0 0 - 0 5.8
17 at IND L 20-23 20 39 2.0 0 6 6 51 8.5 1 15.0

TD Distance
Rushing: 76, 4, 1, 8, 1, 1, 35, 29, 17, 1, 11
Receiving: 15

2009 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at PIT L 10-13 15 57 3.8 0 2 1 11 11.0 0 6.8
2 HOU L 31-34 16 197 12.3 2 11 9 87 9.7 1 46.4
3 at NYJ L 17-24 22 97 4.4 0 4 1 8 8.0 0 10.5
4 at JAC L 17-37 16 83 5.2 0 4 3 11 3.7 0 9.4
5 IND L 9-31 9 34 3.8 0 3 2 9 4.5 0 4.3
6 at NE L 0-59 17 128 7.5 0 1 0 0 - 0 12.8
8 JAC W 30-13 24 228 9.5 2 3 2 11 5.5 0 35.9
9 at SF W 34-27 25 135 5.4 2 4 3 25 8.3 0 28.0
10 BUF W 41-17 26 132 5.1 2 9 9 100 11.1 0 35.2
11 at HOU W 20-17 29 151 5.2 0 1 0 0 - 0 15.1
12 ARI W 20-17 18 154 8.6 1 4 3 32 10.7 0 24.6
13 at IND L 17-27 27 113 4.2 0 8 6 28 4.7 0 14.1
14 STL W 47-7 28 117 4.2 2 4 3 69 23.0 1 36.6
15 MIA W 27-24 29 104 3.6 0 3 2 55 27.5 0 15.9
16 SD L 17-42 21 142 6.8 1 4 3 37 12.3 0 23.9
17 at SEA W 17-13 36 134 3.7 2 6 3 20 6.7 0 27.4

TD Distance
Rushing: 57, 91, 52, 89, 1, 2, 28, 1, 85, 39, 3, 30, 6, 1
Receiving: 69, 66

2008 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 JAC W 17-10 15 93 6.2 0 4 3 34 11.3 1 18.7
2 at CIN W 24-7 19 109 5.7 0 3 2 12 6.0 0 12.1
3 HOU W 31-12 16 74 4.6 0 4 2 5 2.5 0 7.9
4 MIN W 30-17 17 61 3.6 2 5 3 14 4.7 0 19.5
5 at BAL W 13-10 18 44 2.4 0 2 2 4 2.0 0 4.8
7 at KC W 34-10 18 168 9.3 1 3 2 4 2.0 0 23.2
8 IND W 31-21 19 77 4.1 1 6 4 19 4.8 0 15.6
9 GB W 19-16 24 89 3.7 1 8 6 72 12.0 0 22.1
10 at CHI W 21-14 14 8 0.6 0 2 2 15 7.5 0 2.3
11 at JAC W 24-14 17 64 3.8 0 8 4 24 6.0 0 8.8
12 NYJ L 13-34 10 46 4.6 0 7 3 15 5.0 0 6.1
13 at DET W 47-10 16 125 7.8 2 2 2 9 4.5 0 25.4
14 CLE W 28-9 19 136 7.2 1 4 4 30 7.5 0 22.6
15 at HOU L 12-13 13 65 5.0 0 2 2 2 1.0 0 6.7
16 PIT W 31-14 16 69 4.3 1 2 2 1 0.5 0 13.0
DP BAL L 10-13 11 72 6.5 1 1 1 28 28.0 0 16.0
DP = Divisional Playoff

TD Distance
Rushing: 1, 6, 66, 16, 3, 6, 58, 25, 21, 8
Receiving: 7

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