|CJ2K says he'll outrush AP in 2013 -- Fri Mar 1 12:30 pm --|
And thinks he'll make a run at breaking single season record
|Chris Johnson is confident of achieving big things in the 2013 season. Not only does he expect to rush for more yards than Adrian Peterson, he also believes he can make a run at Eric Dickerson's all-time single-season rushing record. The Tennessee Titans running back, coming off a 1,243-yard season in 2012, was asked on ESPN's "NFL Live" on Wednesday if he or the Minnesota Vikings' Peterson, who threatened the all-time rushing record with his 2,097 yards, would have more rushing yards next season. "Of course, '2K," Johnson said, referring to his nickname - CJ2K - which he received after rushing for 2,006 yards in 2009. When asked how confident he felt about his answer, he said he was "very confident." (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Johnson's been fortunate enough to stay healthy throughout his career, but these words should be accepted as nothing more than mere puffery. Both 27-year-old backs have exceptional ability, but Peterson gets more carries. For fantasy purposes, Peterson is much more valuable because of the number of touches he gets near the goal line. Johnson's 10 touchdowns over the past two seasons pale in comparison to Peterson's 26.