It is hard to say which Chris Johnson has been more invisible this season. The Titans’ Chris Johnson hasn’t missed a game all season but as largely been non-existent for fantasy owners. The Raiders’ Chris Johnson hasn’t played in what feels like months…oh right. Cause it has been months since CJ suited up for the Silver and Black.
Well, with Tennessee’s Johnson coming off his best effort of the season last week and Oakland’s man of the same name is probable for the first time in a long time. So we could have the double CJ sighting on Sunday.
Oakland’s injury report lists Johnson as probable for tomorrow’s tilt in Miami. All season long the Raiders’ secondary has been thinner than DeMarcus Van Dyke’s ankles. Still they’ve found a way, by hook or crook, to get the job done.
Lito Sheppard will more than likely get another start opposite Stanford Routt leaving Johnson to possibly see action in nickel and dime packages.
While never the model of consistency, Johnson’s veteran presence and great closing speed has been missed as evident by the mixed results Michael Huff has produced as a nickel corner.
Hopefully this will be a continuing trend of Raiders getting healthy for the playoff push. It is going to be an all hands on deck decree from Hue Jackson in the coming weeks.