2013 Fantasy Football: RB Chris Johnson A Steal In Second Round

By Adam McGill
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This fantasy football season there are some real deals to be had in the second round. One of these great value picks is Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson.

Johnson is currently falling well into the second round on draft day and the veteran can be the perfect RB2 in standard leagues. However, his slow start to the 2012 fantasy season has caused many people to steer clear of Johnson this year.

He started the season off miserably by averaging just 15 rushing yards through the first three games. Johnson quickly turned it up over the next 13 games, though, as he averaged 92.5 rushing yards per game. He even added runs of 80, 83, and 94 yards in leagues that add extra points for long scampers. Johnson looked like vintage CJ2K at the end of the year, but yet people are still sleeping on the three-time Pro Bowler.

Despite everyone hating on Johnson, the speedster still finished with 1,243 rushing yards and six touchdowns. He also hauled in 36 balls for 232 yards. It ended up being a rather decent season for Johnson.

Additionally, Johnson has looked outstanding this preseason. In the team’s first preseason game, Johnson had a 58-yard touchdown run against the Washington Redskins. Johnson carried the ball seven times for 30 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals in the team’s second preseason game. The 27-year-old  looks much healthier this season and seems primed to have a huge fantasy campaign.

Johnson is no longer an elite back in the league, but he can certainly be used as a second back. I consider him a steal this season and would do everything I could to get him after the top-10 guys come off the board.

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Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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