AJ averaged only 59.6 yards through the first six games of the 2012 season. He simply looked out of shape and off his game. Many fantasy owners traded him away or almost gave up hope on the superstar.
However, the six-time Pro Bowler averaged a jaw-dropping 115.4 yards over his last 10 contests and was huge down the stretch for fantasy owners. His numbers carried many fantasy owners to a title and he was easily the number one receiving option come playoff time.
Johnson picked it up over the second half and finished second in the NFL with 1,598 receiving yards. He also finished fourth in receptions with 112 grabs last year. It was yet another monster season from Johnson, but there was something missing: touchdowns.
Andre 3000 only managed to score just four touchdowns all year long. Houston finished the 2012 season ranked eighth in overall points by scoring 26.2 points, so it is even more shocking that Johnson only managed to grab four scores all year long.
Johnson will once again be an elite yardage receiver next year, but expect him to see an uptick in touchdowns as well. I think Johnson will easily finish with over nine touchdowns and have his best season as a pro.
AJ will be a great second round pick in fantasy football leagues this summer and should not be overlooked again.