Chris Johnson boosts fantasy stock with impressive camp

Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

The 58-yard touchdown against the Redskins isn't the only proof of Chris Johnson's improved play this season. He's been a stud through training camp as well. We break down the fantasy implications.

Chris Johnson may finally be returning to his old form. The team's No. 1 running back has been one of the most impressive players in training camp, according to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Wyatt says Johnson "has looked fresher and more explosive than he was last season." He's also showing nice hands in the receiving game. Wyatt notes the extended running back corps as a potential factor in Johnson's elevated performance.

Fantasy impact: The 2011 season was a huge disappointment for Johnson's owners. Last season he made strides by averaging his highest yards per carry (4.5) since his remarkable 2,000-yard campaign in 2009, but some owners are still having trouble jumping back on the bandwagon.

With Shonn Greene serving as his backup now, it's possible that CJ?K is stepping up his game due to the added competition. Whatever the cause, he looks like a solid RB1 right now. New additions to the Titans offensive line solidify that ranking.

More from SB Nation:

Fantasy War Room

SB Nation Top 100 Big Board

Five new coaching regimes that will help your fantasy team

2013 fantasy football QB rankings

Best wide receiver on all 32 teams

2013 fantasy football running back rankings

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.