Fantasy Football: The Johnsons – Calvin And ChrisBREAKING NEWS, Fantasy Leagues, News Saturday, August 18th, 2012
I know many of you are thinking about your Fantasy Football drafts that are coming up soon. I saw two guys last night who should be on your mind early in the draft. They both have the same name, but one has been off of page one for a year. The other is the man and most everybody knows it.
I’m talking about Detroit’s Calvin “Megatron” Johnson and Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson.
Last night we got a glimpse of “Megatron” doing his thing versus Tampa Bay. His first catch was a 57-yarder down the left sideline and this huge 6’5″ 236 pound wide receiver beat the cornerback because he came up and tried to jam him at the line. There’s not a cornerback in the NFL who can jam this tight-end-size wide receiver at the line of scrimmage.
“Once I saw the corner was pressing and the safety was sliding over, I knew there was a high probability the ball was coming outside,” Johnson said according to the Detroit News.
A few plays after his first catch, Johnson showed why he’s the most dominating wide receiver in the NFL. Stafford threw the ball up for grabs on the right sideline and Johnson went up over a 6’2″ cornerback Jimmy Williams. The big wide receiver went up over Williams and snatched the ball out of the air. It looked a grown man going against his grade-school son.
The combination of tight end Brenden Peddigree and Johnson will make life very difficult for any defense in the league.
Last year Johnson caught 96 passes for 1,691 and 16 touchdowns. That’s averaging a touchdown in each game. It’s what I call consistency. I know he’s already on your radar so I don’t have to remind you of him when you’re getting ready for your Fantasy Football draft.
You may not have been thinking about the other Johnson, running back Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans, but you had better start thinking about him.
Due to the speed of defensive players in the NFL, it’s not a usual thing to see running backs make 14 yard touchdown runs and go into the end zone standing up. Number 28 had two 14 yards touchdown runs in the game. Johnson was prancing for the final five yards of the run of both runs and went into the end zone untouched.
This means he had room to spare on those runs. This is a frightening sight for defensive coordinators.
That’s what Chris Johnson did last night against Tampa Bay. This tells me that Johnson is back at the top of his game and ready for a big year, after last year’s holdout set him up for mediocre campaign.
He looked cat-quick set and was able to exhibit his blazing speed. Johnson is one of the few backs in the league, who needs only two steps to get to full speed.
Titans young quarterback Jake Locker has struggled during the preseason and veteran quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is past his prime, so Tennessee is sure to let Johnson be the foundation of their offense. Remember that he’s ready for a big year, when you get ready to put together your Fantasy Draft.
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