Titans RB Chris Johnson was one of the bigger disappointments of Week 1. He carried just 9 times for 24 yards, adding 6 catches for 25 yards. HC Mike Munchak confirmed after the game that they need to get Johnson more involved going forward. “He made some plays here and there, but like I said there wasn’t a lot of running room and if you want to get a back going, he’s got to have more than four carries in the first half," Munchak said. "He has to get more touches, but he didn’t get them. He’ll be fine, but I think this was one of those games where we really couldn’t get him involved because we didn’t have a whole lot of plays.” Tennessee fell behind early in this one, which forced them to air it out more than they would have liked. CJ2K looked fine to us, making some ankle-breaking cuts and displaying his trademark burst. Our concern is that the Titans' offensive line failed to open holes against a subpar Jaguars defense. Let's see how they respond in Week 2. Johnson should remain in your starting lineup.
The Cardinals have released RB Chris Johnson. He stumbled his way to 2.5 yards per carry on 45 attempts over the past 4 weeks. The 32-year-old's NFL career is likely over. Johnson's departure paves the way for Adrian Peterson to take over as Arizona's lead early-down back. Andre Ellington will continue to dominate passing-down work.
Cardinals HC Bruce Arians said Thursday that RB Chris Johnson's carries "will likely go up this week." Johnson led the backfield with 11 attempts and 44 rushing yards in the Week 2 win over the Colts -- although he wasn't targeted in the passing game. We'd still try to avoid this backfield in Week 3 fantasy lineups, but Johnson looks like the best bet if you need to dabble.
The Cardinals have signed RB Chris Johnson. The 31-year-old was released at final cuts after a rough preseason. He's now the most experienced back on Arizona's roster, but the fact that Kerwynn Williams was kept instead of Johnson a few weeks ago makes Williams the better fantasy bet. At least for now. With Andre Ellington and potentially Elijhaa Penny also involved, this is quickly becoming a backfield to stay away from.
The Cardinals have released RB Chris Johnson. The 31-year-old signed in mid-July but struggled this preseason, averaging 3.2 yards per carry and fumbling twice. The former 2,000-yard rusher's NFL career is just about over. Johnson's release leaves Kerwynn Williams as the best handcuff to David Johnson, although he's only worth rostering in deep-bench fantasy leagues.
The Cardinals have re-signed RB Chris Johnson to a 1-year deal. Johnson turns 32 in September, missed 12 games last year with a groin injury and averaged just 3.8 yards per carry in the other 4. He's the favorite to earn the #2 spot on Arizona's depth chart, but it'd likely be a committee backfield if David Johnson misses time this year. Chris Johnson is only worth rostering in fantasy leagues with deep benches.
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