Tennessee Titans running back Shonn Greene could hurt Chris Johnson’s fantasy value by taking the short-yardage situation carries away from Johnson. That could also translate to goal line situations and will ultimately eat into Johnson’s touchdown totals.
Surprisingly, Chris Johnson is ok with this.
“I’m OK with it,” Johnson said. “I never really get any short-yardage plays, so it doesn’t really matter. … That’s just another piece of this offense — continue to keep the drive going and run more plays.”
Johnson likes the home run threat situations more anyways. While Johnson both claims to never bash the offensive line, yet continually bashes the offensive line, he is excited about their upgrades and how it can help him out.
“If everybody can jell together, we should be OK,” Johnson said. “Just because we’ve got all those great guys, that doesn’t mean there’s always going to be great big holes. Hopefully, we can eliminate getting hit in the backfield and those things, just getting a fair chance.”
Head coach Mike Munchak wants to help Chris Johnson succeed and is focusing on a dominant ground game that controls the ball.
“There’s no doubt he needs to have a big year,” Munchak said. “We’re planning on him having a big year because obviously that means things are going well for us. … Can we win week in, week out without him putting up numbers and doing well? Probably not.”