Johnson to have surgery: Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson will reportedly undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee. It was the same injury Johnson played a bulk of the season with, likely contributing to a season in which he ran for just 1,077 yards — the second-lowest total of his career. It’s with that production and now a knee surgery that the speedy running back heads into free agency. Since he is adamant against taking a pay cut, it’s hard to imagine Johnson returning to Tennessee next season. However, it could be interesting to see how many teams have an interest in the veteran and what role he would potentially fit into.
Amendola could be cut: Speculation is rising that the New England Patriots could cut ties to wide receiver Danny Amendola in the wake of a disappointing first season with the team. When Amendola signed with the Pats last offseason, it was assumed that he would be the replacement for Wes Welker. Instead, that role ended up going to the more productive Julian Edelman. Edelman is headed toward free agency while Amendola is owed a significant chunk of guaranteed money that could he spread around if he were released. The biggest knock on Amendola has been his inability to stay healthy. If he indeed leaves New England, he can be a productive receiver wherever he might go. The question for fantasy owners will be how much they can trust a player who has missed 24 games in the past three seasons.
Wallace has high hopes: Mike Wallace‘s first season with the Miami Dolphins wasn’t what he likely hoped. While he set a new career-high with 73 catches, he racked up just 930 yards and a career-low five touchdowns. However Wallace believes he could have had a significantly better season, saying he should have had “15 or 20 more touchdowns.” Twenty more touchdowns would have meant setting a single-season record for receiving scores. That seems unlikely, but it’s not crazy to think that he can do better in 2014. Four of his five touchdowns came in the final six weeks of the season. If Wallace truly is building a rapport with Ryan Tannehill, he could have elevated fantasy value next season.
– Follow Marcas on Twitter @MarcasG