The last time the Tennessee Titans (4-8) played the Indianapolis Colts (8-4) was in Week 14. In the game Titans star running back, Chris Johnson, was only able to gain 99 yards on the ground on 21 carries.
In Johnson’s first performance of the year against the division foe, he ironically missed the 100-yard plateau by just one yard, something he will certainly surpass this time around against one of the worst run defenses in the game. The Colts are currently ranked 22nd in the league against the run in the NFL and simply can’t stop anyone on the ground right now.
Also Johnson is finally averaging a respectable 4.9 yards per carry after a handful of big performances, which is certainly reassuring for fantasy football owners heading into the playoffs this week. He is currently averaging 115.3 rushing yards over his last six games, which is ideal numbers from any starting fantasy option.
CJ2K is also running the ball with much more patience then earlier in the year and is finally looking like the top-tier fantasy option he was drafted to be. This is the first week of the fantasy football playoffs, so deciding whom to start and sit could not be more crucial.
Johnson is running the ball too well right now to bench and regardless of his early season struggles; should be viewed as a premier fantasy option in the closing weeks of the season. He will have a huge fantasy performance this weekend and should be started in every fantasy format. CJ2K will rack up a minimum of 100 rushing yards in this round of the playoffs and will score at least one touchdown. Start Johnson if you own him and fear him if you play him.
Week 14 Fantasy Prediction: 22 carries, 118 rushing yards, 1 TD, 35 receiving yards