Chris Johnson falls just short of 100-yard mark for fantasy owners


Chris Johnson rushed for 99 yards on 21 carries during the Titans' overtime loss to the Colts on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Chris Johnson had 21 carries for 99 yards during the Tennessee Titans' overtime loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. He also had two receptions for 18 yards off three targets.

Johnson has now rushed for over 90 yards in four of his last five games. On the year, he is averaging over 4.5 yards per carry after rushing for a career-low 4.0 YPC during the 2011 season.

Fantasy Impact: Granted it was a weak matchup, but it is safe to say at this point that Johnson is back. The offensive line is doing a nice job creating holes, and Johnson looks decisive running the ball. He had a solid day, though some owners will be disappointed Johnson didn't go over the century mark and trigger a point bonus.

That said, next week's game against the Chicago Bears is a bad one. The Bears have been absolutely dominant on defense this season, and currently lead the league allowing just 71 yards rushing per game. Week 9 could be a good time to let Johnson sit on the bench, if you can afford to.

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