Derrick Johnson Injury Update: Questionable Tag Shouldn't Be A Fantasy IDP Issue

August 18, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson (56) looks on in the second half against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams won 31-17. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

Derrick Johnson is questionable. We break down the fantasy implications.

Derrick Johnson (ankle) was limited in practice all week and the Kansas City Cheifs have listed him as questionable for against the Falcons on Sunday.

Analysis: The good news is that the Chiefs fully expect their star middle linebacker to play. If you're one of those fantasy owners that worries all the time, Johnson and the Chiefs get an early game and it will give fantasy owners plenty of contingency plans in the event Johnson has a surprising inactive tag. Johnson is a very strong IDP start and his owners have absolutely no reason to bench him even though the Falcons will be airing it out.

For more on the Kansas City Chiefs, check out Arrowhead Pride and SB Nation Kansas City. For more fantasy info, check out the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 4-8pm ET Monday through Friday, 8am -1pm Sunday. Check out SB Nation's own Fantasy Football game, Pick 6!

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