Archive: running back

Giving Chris Johnson a Chance: Why He’s a Top-5 Pick

14th of August, 2012

The question mark in running back Chris Johnson’s new(ish) nickname makes sense. Nobody knows. Once known as CJ2K after rushing for over 2,000 yards in 2009, Chris Johnson has been dubbed CJ?K after failing to perform in 2011. But is it fair?  Should we really be this low on a player who once achieved such […]

Running Back Breakout Seasons: The Sophomore Slump

9th of July, 2012

This isn’t about predicting a breakout season for a running back. Instead, this is about what happens to players after they put up top numbers for the first time in their careers.

For this analysis, I’ve defined “breakout season” as the following:

A player has a breakout season when he finishes in the fantasy football top 20 at his position for the first time in his career.