Chris Johnson is in the business of winning actual football games—not helping out your fantasy team.
After running for a sparse 21 yards on 15 carries against the New York Jets on Sunday, the Tennessee Titans running back issued a PSA over Twitter, addressing fantasy owners who expected better numbers.
The tweets were spotted by Larry Brown of Larry Brown Sports, and the thrust of Johnson’s message was simple: He doesn’t play to win your office league, and it’s your fault for starting him.
Johnson tweeted the following after the Titans’ 38-13 win over the Jets on Sunday:
“Public service announcement: I can care less about fantasy football. Key word fantasy. As long as we win I’m happy. I rush for 200 n lose y’all happy”
He followed it up with another tweet putting the onus on fantasy owners to make better decisions.
“U r the coach n the owner of ur fantasy team so u should be mad at urself I didn’t ask any of u to draft me so if I’m so sorry y start me.”
Of course, this was all precipitated by fantasy owners tweeting their disappointment at Johnson, who has yet to crack the double-digit mark in a single game in fantasy points this season.
I'll knock you out @ChrisJohnson28 if you get me single digit fantasy points again— Ryan Rozay (@DaFakeNoriega) September 30, 2013
Chris Johnson sucks in fantasy football I'm bout to trade him— Nikiel Franklin (@sooimhungry) September 29, 2013
So @ChrisJohnson28 says he is going to rush for 2k yards again. Today 15 carries for 21 yards. He needs 1500 carries this season to do it.— Curtis Knisley (@CurtisWKnisley) September 30, 2013
Granted, earlier this year Johnson did say he felt confident he could rush for 2,000 yards—but should fantasy owners actually consider this a guarantee for a huge season?
Any player who has had a breakout year before is always expecting further success down the line, and it’s up to fantasy owners to do the research and decide if the player can actually deliver.
It could be worse, Johnson owners. You could have Steven Jackson in two leagues and not even have an RB2. Sigh.
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