Johnson and Titans poised for offensive explosion in 2012


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Chris Johnson had perhaps the most talked about above average, yet disappointing season in fantasy football history during 2011. But in 2012, I’m all in on Chris Johnson, and the Tennessee Titans offense leading to an AFC South title.

Looking past the obvious numbers last season, only four rushing touchdowns and a little over 1,000 yards on the ground, he still averaged 4 yards-per-carry and hauled in a career high 57 catches. Quite frankly, there are only two things to note from Chris Johnson’s disappointing 2011:

Temper expectations for Maurice Jones-Drew this season;
Even in a down year, CJ is better than over half the starting backs in the NFL.

With Jake Locker named the Week 1 starter and Head Coach Mike Munchak entering his second season leading the team, the Titans offense is much improved. Chris Johnson has a similar offensive situation in comparison to his historic 2009 campaign with Vince Young at quarterback. The one difference between Locker and Young may actually be a positive for Chris Johnson. While Young would immediately look to run, Locker may look to dump off short yardage screen passes to Chris Johnson in the open field.  Read More…