Chris Johnson Fantasy
- Height / Weight
- 5'11" / 191 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- September 23, 1985 (33)
- 11th Season
- 2008 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 24 (TEN)
- East Carolina
Chris Johnson News
Free-agent running back Chris Johnson announced his retirement from football on his Instagram page on Monday. The 33-year-old was holding out hope to land with a team this year, but it never happened. Johnson earned the nickname CJ2K after rushing for 2,006 yards on the ground with the Titans in 2009, his second year in the NFL. He opened his career with six straight 1,000-yard seasons on the ground, and Johnson was also a force in the passing game. He spent six years with the Titans, one with the Jets and finished out his career with three years in Arizona. Johnson totaled 2,163 carries, 9,651 yards, 55 rushing touchdowns, a 4.5 yard-per-carry average, 307 receptions and nine receiving touchdowns.
The Arizona Cardinals released veteran running back Chris Johnson on Tuesday in order to make room on the roster for recently-acquired running back Adrian Peterson. The Cards cut one 32-year-old veteran in favor of another. Johnson was averaging a terrible 2.5 yards per carry on 45 attempts through four games and wasn't the answer. Not that AP will be behind a bad offensive line, but they're taking their chances. Peterson becomes more intriguing now with more opportunity, but there's no guarantee he'll be any more productive in the desert than he was in New Orleans (27 carries, 81 yards).
Cardinals running back Chris Johnson is expected to have the majority of the carries against the 49ers. However, Johnson has yet to have a successful fantasy outing and should be started with caution by fantasy owners. He will look to split backfield touches with Andre Ellington and Kerwynn Williams, so his workload is also not guaranteed to be large unless the team runs away with the game. With a suspect offensive line, Johnson is nothing more than a low end flex play until he proves otherwise.
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians has stated that running back Chris Johnson will remain the starting running back for the foreseeable future. While this is good news for Johnson owners who believe he can improve on his lackluster performances, owning any piece of the Cardinals running game is a seemingly fruitless endeavor due to the team's inability to create room for their running backs to move during the game. Nevertheless, Johnson should be owned because he is still a starting running back on a team and has the highest chance to perform well, given the circumstances. If you're in a deep PPR league, Andre Ellington may be slightly more intriguing.
Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson is supposed to have an increased workload and could step into the workhorse role if the game script favors the team in Week 3 against the Cowboys. However, it might be difficult to find a rhythm against a high-powered Cowboys office led by motivated young stars Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot as well as elite receiver Dez Bryant. Arizona also has Kerwynn Williams and Andre Ellington that will be mixed in, so Johnson is a last-ditch option as a flex.
Chris Johnson Stats
The following is a breakdown of Chris Johnson stats. This page is updated weekly throughout the NFL season showcasing the RB. Our situational tables show Chris Johnson stats in a number of variations which include different time periods and game situations.