Chris Johnson returns to practice Friday: Fantasy prospects improving

Andy Lyons

Chris Johnson returned to practice Friday for the Titans after missing practice Wednesday and Thursday. He is expected to play Sunday despite being listed as questionable on Friday's injury report. We break down the fantasy implications.

Chris Johnson returned to practice Friday for the Tennessee Titans, after missing practice Wednesday and Thursday due to an ankle injury. He is expected to suit up Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean, despite being listed as questionable.

Johnson suffered the injury during last week's game against the Green Bay Packers. He was able to return to the game in the second quarter, but finished with just 28 yards rushing on 11 carries. Johnson has been adamant throughout the week that he will be able to play in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson has been a tough player to rely on consistently for any kind of fantasy production. He has five games with over 100 yards rushing this season, but also has seven games with 51 yards rushing or less. His five total touchdowns also didn't do many favors for fantasy owners.

The matchup is a good one if your fantasy league runs through Week 17. As for next year, Johnson will likely be targeted among RB2 options, placing him in the third or fourth round of fantasy drafts.

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