Chris Johnson and Jake Locker's Updated 2013 Fantasy Outlook After Week 3

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Chris Johnson and Jake Locker's Updated 2013 Fantasy Outlook After Week 3
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The Tennessee Titans defeated the San Diego Chargers in Week 3, 20-17, getting a huge performance from young quarterback Jake Locker while Chris Johnson scampered for 90 yards.

But it is more of an anomaly than a sign of great things to come for Locker, and Johnson's performance doesn't change his fantasy prospects.

Coming into the Week 3 clash against the Chargers, Locker had posted a combined 19 fantasy points in two weeks (ESPN standard leagues). That ranked seventh-to-last among all quarterbacks. 

The Chargers came into the contest ranked 31st in the NFL in yards per pass attempt allowed while ceding five passing touchdowns in two games.

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Locker's performance can't exactly be ignored. He posted 299 passing yards and a touchdown to go along with 68 yards and a touchdown on the ground.  

But it wouldn't be surprising if he struggles against the New York Jets next week.

Johnson's performance was more of the same: decent yardage but no touchdowns. He had 16 fantasy points coming into the game and he posted nine points on Sunday. The Titans' offense isn't explosive enough to give him a lot of opportunities, so he needs to score on long runs.

Despite a solid showing against San Diego, I'm still not enthused about the fantasy prospects of Jake Locker and Chris Johnson.

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