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KFFL: Johnson Should Score Between 11 and 13 TD’s in 2010

KFFL.com, a premiere fantasy site, says that Titans back Chris Johnson should cross the goal-line 11 to 13 times in 2010, but the holdout could be a major concern:

Pros: Speed … and a lot of it. Johnson makes it all look so effortless as he weaves his way through traffic before turning on the jets. He raced his way to three rushing touchdowns of at least 85 yards last year and added two of at least 66 yards through the air. A quality pass receiver, Johnson is a true dual threat for fantasy owners. He has 93 total receptions and three aerial scores in the past two years. Tennessee’s offense is built around the run. Johnson really exploded after Vince Young took over in Week 8 as the starter last season. With Young entering as the full-time starter in 2010, Johnson could easily pick up right where he left off (11 straight 100-yard games). In nine games, Johnson averaged at least 5.0 yards per carry, and he caught at least three passes in as many contests.

Cons: Johnson is currently holding out – just how long will it last? He is missing valuable time with his new running backs coach. The Titans have yet to re-sign veteran center Kevin Mawae. Johnson isn’t going to sneak up on anyone. NFL teams have a full year of game tape to see exactly how Tennessee utilized him so successfully last season. The biggest concern has to be Johnson’s 358 carries and 408 total touches. Even though his style of play doesn’t meet a lot of contact, that big of a workload takes its toll. History is against Johnson in a big way: Of the five previous 2,000-yard rushers, the next season they averaged 1,013 yards and just 5.6 touchdowns.

Fantasy tip: We feel the Titans will pony up some cash for Johnson, but he still has a lot of risk. We’re not saying he’ll be a total bust. In fact, he’ll probably still have a very good season – that’s why he’s our No. 2 projected back. We prefer Adrian Peterson due to less risk, but it’s tough to argue the Johnson love after such a season. You’ll have to pay the price to see if CJ2K is able to post another stout season.

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One Response to “KFFL: Johnson Should Score Between 11 and 13 TD’s in 2010”

  1. Oilers Forever says:

    Did I miss something? Did Johnson get traded to a real team?

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