Titans RB Chris Johnson talks up new O-linemen
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Titans RB Chris Johnson talks up new O-linemen

The Titans have taken steps this offseason to revitalize their running game that was so successful just a few years ago. They signed former Bills guard Andy Levitre to a six-year deal and drafted guard Chance Warmack. Johnson loves what he has seen from the additions in offseason practices.
"It looks like, besides (mauling) people at the line of scrimmage, those guys can get up the field," Johnson said, via Len Pasquarelli of the National Football Post.

Fantasy Analysis:

Johnson was awful in 2011 when he rushed for barely 1,000 yards and a scored a career-low four touchdowns in 16 games. The blame was split between his offensive line for not opening enough running lanes and Johnson for not getting up and through those lanes with his usual quickness.
Fantasy owners remained hopeful that Johnson would rebound in 2012, and he gave us an up-and-down season (mostly down). For the second year in a row, Pro Football Focus ranked the Titans' offensive line in the bottom half of the league in terms of run blocking. With Levitre and Warmack in the fold, fantasy owners are once again hopeful for Johnson.
Granted, Shonn Greene will get the goal-line looks, but Johnson is still going to receive the majority of the carries, and the team has talked about getting him more involved in the passing game. As frustrating as it is to watch him dance way too often in the backfield, I think Johnson is a fine draft pick as an RB2 in the middle of the second round.

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I have played fantasy sports since 2001. I've played mostly in fantasy football and baseball leagues. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I was an undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, and a master's graduate from Cal State University, Northridge specializing in journalism/mass communication. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.

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