Tennessee Titans release Chris Johnson

News of the day: the Tennessee Titans release Chris Johnson after he started as their star running back for the past six seasons. The nitty gritty: Supposedly the team tried to trade him and that’s why they released the Johnson so late, ruining his chances to get paid star running back money. [blockquote source=”Ruston Webster, General Manager of the Tennessee Titans”]Chris produced many memorable moments, broke franchise records and was durable over his six-year career with our team. We have had an open dialogue with Chris’ agent, Joel Segal, over the last few weeks, and we appreciate the patience and professionalism they have shown throughout this process.[/blockquote] Hm, with all that well wishing you would think the organization would have realized Johnson’s terrible position. Many teams already acquired the running backs they needed and on the heels of the draft it will be difficult for Johnson to find a home. Early in Johnson’s career he was amazing and in 2009 he ran for 2,006 yards, hence the name CJ2K. He ran for at least 1,000 yards in his first six seasons. Only six other players have done that (lots of sixes): Barry Sanders, Curtis Martin, LaDainian Tomlinson, Eric Dickerson and Corey Dillon. But times, they are a changing. Last year was lackluster in comparison to his early glory days and the Titans picked up Dexter McCluster this off-season to run alongside Shonn Greene next season. And let’s be honest, there are always rookie running backs eager and willing to get the job done. What does this mean to your fantasy team? If Chris Johnson lands the featured running back role...

DeSean Jackson is now a Redskin!

DeSean Jackson has found a home in Washington DC and will now be a Redskin. The deal was made tonight, Tuesday April 1st 2014. No people…this is not an April Fools joke. If that was the case we would be saying he has signed with the Superbowl Bound Oakland Raiders. Just kidding, just kidding. The contract terms have yet to be fully disclosed but it is believed that the deal is for 3 years and was made after courting Jackson for 2 days. Other suiters were the Oakland Raiders and the Buffalo Bills. Dating is the worst, broken hearts all over the place! While the Washington Redskins were a bit of a joke last year between the RG3 meltdown and Mike Shanahan drama; with the additions made in the off season, the redskins have a no joke in your face offense now. Let’s take a look at who they have that will pose some problems for opposing teams next year: Alfred Morris- The ever adorable and solid pocket rocket running back. Morris didn’t have a bad year last year, but expect something special this year now that he won’t be the only offensive weapon. DeSean Jackson- This speedster was the 10th best overall wide receiver last year. This guy can burn you and has embarrassed many a cornerback. Don’t expect this to change with the change of team. Pierre Garçon- Easily the Redskins’ best wide receiver last year and the 14th highest fantasy scoring wide receiver in the league. Sure, sure, there was Santana Moss last year but Moss is not Jackson and DeSean should help open up Garçon...

Is Andre Ellington fantasy football husband material? We make our case.

Why do we love this second year running back from Clemson? How and why do we think he’ll improve next year? Is Andre Ellington fantasy football husband material and how can we commit to him when he was so up and down in 2013? Here are five reasons: Rashard Mendenhall retired. Bruce Arians adored Mendenhall and he tried to best utilize both players. But will Mendenhall leaving football all together the door is wide open for Ellington to make an impact. Most people thought the only thing standing between Ellington and fantasy greatness was more playing time. That will most certainly happen. But they signed Jonathan Dwyer… for a one year deal with only $65,000 guaranteed. That is not a vote of confidence. When asked about Ellington, Coach Bruce Arians actually said on the team website he wants “to build our offense around him.” That’s nice. And as a reminder, last year Arians said over and over again, no matter how well Ellington played, that he wasn’t going to use Ellington as an every down back. In other words, he’s been pretty transparent as far as running back usage is concerned. We can feel encouraged by Arian’s confidence. Andre Ellington has speed, mad skills and ran for 5.5 yards per carry last year. He also caught 39 passes for 371 yards (3.9 yards per catch). And he was a rookie in a time share still figuring out the game. Looking good. Ellington will be a steal because no matter what happens in the off-season, he still won’t go as high as Jamaal Charles, LeSean McCoy, Adrian Peterson, Eddie Lacy,...

Final Fantasy Positional Stats from 2013 – Things to Think About During Free Agency

Sure, Week 17 was three months ago. But with all of the free agency activity it is the prefect time to look back at the final Fantasy Positional Stats from 2013 and make crazy, way-too-early fantasy football predictions. That’s what makes fantasy fun, right? So please, check out each list. Sort as you like. Speculate. Deliberate. Fill that time before the 2014 season kickoff on Thursday, September 4. Let us know if you have any big ideas in the comments below. You can do it! Quarterbacks Running Backs Wide Receivers Tight Ends Kickers...

How Does Golden Tate’s Move To The Detroit Lions Affect Their Fantasy Potential?

How does Golden Tate’s move to the Detroit Lions affect their fantasy potential? Golden Tate was without question the biggest free agent catch for the Detroit Lions and will draw coverage away from the Lions All-World WR Calvin Johnson. Potential fantasy owners may be hesitant to spend a high draft pick on Johnson now because of Tate, but in fantasy football giving a little can go a long way. Now Johnson can get open and be more of a threat done the field and can produce major fantasy points, hopefully ALL season long. The Lions other big move of free agency was the resigning of Joique Bell. Bell’s presence means stability in the backfield, with the often-injured Reggie Bush, and ensures balance on the offense for the Lions. We also get to say “Joique” more on the podcast and we all love that. Here is a high-five to awesome names. Defenses won’t have the luxury of dropping coverage on every play and it should open passing lanes for Johnson and Tate. Bell is one of the most coveted handcuffs in fantasy football next year. The addition of Tate, along with the re-signing of Joique Bell, means that Stafford will have more offensive weapons at his disposal than ever before. Couple this with a young defense that could come of age this season, similar to the Kansas City Defense last year, and there is recipe for success with Stafford. But wait, there’s more. Stafford could come with a bargain price tag in next year’s fantasy draft. Courtesy of our friends at Fantasy Football Calculator, Stafford was going on average in...

Can The Jacksonville Jaguars Be Successful Without Maurice Jones-Drew?

Can the Jacksonville Jaguars be successful without Maurice Jones-Drew? With the first week of the free agency in the books, the fantasy football picture for 2014 is starting to take shape. One of the teams that are quietly making interesting moves is the Jacksonville Jaguars. Not a lot of moves on offense but their defense are looking a lot better. Fantasy football generally focuses on the offense, but paying close attention to the defense can tell you a lot about a player’s potential to put up big fantasy numbers. For example, RB’s on teams with great defenses traditionally fair very well. (i.e. Jamaal Charles, Frank Gore, Marshawn Lynch, etc.). This is because their teams are content to win the game defensively and run the time out. Conversely, WR’s on teams with horrible defenses tend to fair very well (i.e. Dez Bryant, Josh Gordon, Calvin Johnson, etc.). This is because their teams are typically playing from behind and they have no choice but to throw the football. This brings us back to the Jaguars. Last year, the Jaguars had 28th fewest rushing attempts. This was largely because they had one of the worst defenses in the league. That meant that they were throwing the football, A LOT. That all changed when free agency opened and the Jags changed the roster of their defense. Moving quickly the Jags re-signed defensive end Jason Babin and signed defensive ends Red Bryant and Chris Clemons. The latter two players helped anchor the Seahawks defensive line during their Super Bowl run. But Jags didn’t stop on defensive line either. They also picked up one of free...