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

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 16:  Jake Locker #10 of the Tennessee Titans hands off to Chris Johnson #28 of the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on September 16, 2012 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer ISeptember 22, 2013

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.

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 22:  Quarterback Jake Locker #10 of the Tennessee Titans scrambles against the San Diego Chargers at LP Field on September 22, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
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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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