Chris Johnson realizes that football is far less important than other things in life, however, it is a great way to pay tribute.
During Monday night’s contest against the New York Jets, Johnson had the names of each Sandy Hook victim written on his cleats. He honored them on his feet and in his heart.
Johnson ran out of those special shoes during the game. He ran the football 21 times for 122 yards and one touchdown, coming off of a 94-yard scamper. This score gave CJ2K six career touchdown rushes of over 80 yards, which is now an NFL record. If it weren’t for a 13-yard touchdown from quarterback Jake Locker, Johnson could have possibly added to an already very good night. Other than the monster touchdown run, Johnson only totaled 28 yards on his other 20 carries, but I don’t think fantasy owners really care.
With this game being the final match-up before fantasy championships, it’s safe to say that Johnson either won or lost many fantasy players their leagues this evening. Despite all of the negative attention he has received in fantasy land, Johnson has been pretty solid this year. He has 1,159 rushing yards and five touchdowns heading into Week 16. Tonight, he proved that it is very difficult to sit a guy with the raw skill-set of Johnson. One big play can alter his fantasy production entirely.
While I do cover fantasy football, it certainly isn’t the most important thing in the world. Hats off to Johnson for keeping the city of Newtown in his heart.
Adam Pfeifer is a featured fantasy football columnist for Rant Sports.
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