Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the RB position. The best rating is +16 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the worst rating is -16 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
Since Week 10, the Broncos defense has allowed an average of 110.8 rushing yards and 0.8 rushing touchdowns per contest, but Denver is a little tougher against the run at home. Consider Johnson a so-so play as a fantasy RB2. When the rushing matchups have been challenging, he has stepped up as a receiver.
Despite running behind an injury-depleted offensive line that was missing up to four starters at a time, Johnson managed to cobble together a modest bounce-back campaign in 2012. The sixth-year pro’s receiving stats, however, were the worst of his career, which was the result of the poorly conceived offensive scheme that was used. The Titans have made no secret about their desire to pound the football in 2013. They revamped the offensive line, adding two new starters. There is speculation that Tennessee wants to use backup Shonn Greene the same way former Titan LenDale White was used in a timeshare with Johnson in 2008. During that season, Johnson carried 251 times for 1,228 yards and nine touchdowns, and White rushed 200 times for 773 yards and 15 touchdowns. The 5-foot-11, 191-pound Johnson has elite speed and elusiveness, and he still is Tennessee’s No. 1 runner. Even if the disappointing Jake Locker holds down the entire offense, a small uptick in Johnson’s rushing and receiving numbers seems likely. Losing goal-line carries to Greene obviously will hurt Johnson’s value, but he still is a decent fantasy RB2 with a little more value in PPR leagues.