Johnson unhappy with two-back system: Both the Tennessee Titans and Chris Johnson admitted that the running back needed help in the offense. Yet it seems the two sides don’t agree on what “help” means. Johnson is none too pleased with the team’s signing of free agent Shonn Greene from the New York Jets. It’s a development that won’t make too many fantasy owners happy, either. Johnson is likely to remain Tennessee’s lead back, but Greene will probably be the man to see carries in short yardage and near the goal line.
Bush could return punts, kicks: We knew Reggie Bush would be used in multiple ways when he signed with the Detroit Lions. What we didn’t imagine is that he could end up returning punts and kicks, but it has become a possibility. While the veteran back did return a handful of punts early in his career with the New Orleans Saints, he hasn’t been a full-time return man since his days at USC. It shouldn’t mean much for his overall touches within the offense, but it’s a boon for fantasy owners playing in leagues that include individual return yards and touchdowns.
Devin Hester no longer a WR: It’s been a long time coming, but Devin Hester is no longer a wide receiver. New Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman discussed his plans to return the dynamic return man to a specialist role. In five seasons as a wideout, Hester never caught more than 57 passes and last season snagged just 23 receptions. The man from “The U” had never been big on most fantasy radars, but this does open opportunities for Alshon Jeffery to take over as the team’s No. 2 wideout behind Brandon Marshall. With a big void at that position,there is an excellent chance for Jeffery to be a sleeper in 2013.
– Marcas Grant
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