When running backs hit their peak, there is no other position that falls to the bottom faster.
After three consecutive seasons of rushing for at least 1,200 yards, including the 2009 season when he ran for more than 2,000 yards, it looked like Chris Johnson was the best running back in the NFL.
He had game-breaking speed that was unmatched. Every time the ball was in his hands, you thought he was going to break off a big run.
Those days are long gone now, though, and it is time that fantasy football owners come to face the facts. After running for more than 1,300 yards in 2010, Johnson was the biggest first-round fantasy bust in 2011, rushing for only 1,047 yards.
Johnson has officially peaked, and he is heading toward rock bottom.
Fantasy football owners thought that 2011 may have been a fluke. However, five games into the 2012 season, it appears that Johnson is a mere shadow of the player he used to be.
In his first five games, Johnson has only surpassed 100 yards rushing in one game and is averaging only 2.9 yards per a carry. Since his historic 2,000-rushing-yard season in 2009, Johnson's yards per-carry average has declined every year.
From 2008-2010, if you had Johnson on your fantasy football team, the rest of the league feared when they had to play you. Today, fantasy football owners fear when they have to start him in their lineups.