For as many times as legendary quarterback Kurt Warner came out and thanked God following a huge win, it was only a matter of time before a player raised his fists to the heavens after a crucial loss.
The Bills players, to their credit, are still sure of Johnson, as many of them rallied around their receiver on Monday offering support. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick told reporters that he had 100 percent confidence in Johnson and that he will keep going the receiver’s way.
Kind of like when Viper told Jester to make sure that Maverick got back up into the air immediately after Goose died in “Top Gun.”
But should fantasy enthusiasts continue to have faith in Johnson? Is he on the verge of becoming the NFL’s version of Rick Ankiel?
Johnson has become a must-start receiver in fantasy circles, but his meltdown was a little disconcerting. Bengals WR Terrell Owens has dropped many passes in his career, but he remains as confident as ever. Owens has never seemed so despondent before… Oh, right. But still, Owens has continued to put up great numbers.
So do not give up on Johnson too early. Expect the Bills to get the ball to Johnson as early as possible on Sunday vs. the Vikings, to build his confidence. Minnesota is actually a favorable matchup, too, having allowed the ninth most points to receivers this season. So keep Johnson in your lineups this week.