Titans Running Back Chris Johnson Looks Sharp Against Buccaneers: Fantasy Implications

INDIANAPOLIS - FILE: Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans runs for a touchdown during NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 2, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. According to reports on September 1, 2011 Johnson and the Titans have agreed to a four year extension for $53 million. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson had an encouraging outing Friday night against the Buccaneers. We examine the fantasy implications.

Running back Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans had an inspiring performance Friday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Johnson carried the ball 10 times for 46 yards that included two trips to the end zone. After a lackluster performance in 2011, considering what he's capable of, Johnson looks like he could be back to his old self in 2012.

Analysis: Johnson was once the most highly coveted player in fantasy football, but a hold out in 2011 affected his rhythm and ultimately his production. In 2012, Johnson will have had a full offseason under his belt and could start fast. In a league with plenty of viable options at running back, Johnson could be a steal in the second round with his game-breaking ability. He is a home-run hitter from the running back position, and could rack up quite a bit of all-purpose yards this season.

For more on the Tennessee Titans, check out Music City Miracles

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