Larry Johnson was not really winning fantasy owners over so far this season. So he decided to go all next level on the football public.
Frustrated with the Chiefs poor start, Johnson’s acrimony boiled over onto everyone’s current favorite sounding board: Twitter. He called out head coach Todd Haley and maintained internet fights — the best kind — with other Twitterers (Tweeters?).
And if that was not in poor taste enough, Johnson went after the more traditional media with a few not-so-nice choice words.
Needless to say, none of this sat well with Haley. Johnson has been removed from all team activities while an internal investigation is conducted and has apologized for his potty mouth.
Have fantasy owners seen the last of LJ on the field this season? It seems likely with a new coach trying to change the culture in Kansas City. An outburst like Johnson’s does not generally go unpunished when a new coach is trying to settle into his first job.
What Johnson’s public breakdown does, however, is swing the door wide open for backup running back Jamaal Charles. Already averaging more yards per carry this season than LJ, Charles should challenge Shonn Greene as the most added player off the waiver wire in fantasy leagues this week.
Here are today’s great reads:
- Fantasy experts discuss and debate the biggest buy low candidate for the remainder of the season. [Fantasy Football Xtreme]
- Waiver wire advice for those fantasy owners playing in individual defensive player leagues. [Kilroyz Krystal Ball]
- An in-depth look at the target numbers from week 7. Sidney Rice is quickly becoming an every-week starter for fantasy owners. [Roto Arcade]
- Greg Jennings’ fantasy owners can blame his lack of production on the Packers’ lack of protection for quarterback Aaron Rodgers. [Sports Data Hub]
- With Brian Westbrook likely out, LeSean McCoy might be ready to step into a larger role. Fantasy owners also could look to stash Mike Bell for use down the stretch. [Fantasy Football Fools]
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