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Chris Johnson had as bad of a week as any player can, gaining four yards on 11 carries against the New England Patriots. For a player who has rushed for 2,000 yards in a season, his .36 yards per carry average is laughable.
Chances are that fantasy owners are pretty angry Johnson right now and want little to do with him. This is where you step in and make it seem like you are doing them a favor by adding Johnson to your roster.
Johnson still is a dynamic player with a lot of upside. Chances are he will never have a worse game than this, and with an inexperienced quarterback in Jake Locker, Johnson needs to be added to your roster.
This is how you add him.
Remind Johnson's fantasy owner that he struggled to run for 1,000 yards last year, only crossing the mark in the last week of the season. He only had 1,047 yards and four touchdowns in the 2011-12 season and seems to be continuing his downward spiral. Make it be known that Kenny Britt comes back next week, significantly upgrading the passing game.
Use his Week 1 .36 yards per carry average to show how pathetic his performance was. He is an unpredictable player, but when he's on his game, he's a complete beast.
Johnson's stock is at an all time low, but his upside is far too great to overlook. Make a move for Johnson, you probably won't have to give up too much. And once he is yours, he has a clean slate and 15 more games to prove his worth.