The Jacksonville Jaguars are a terrible football team.  Only the Arizona Cardinals and the Oakland Raiders have gained less yards (Both had BYE weeks already) and just the Houston Texans have allowed more yards (1 extra game).  In the offseason, the Jags signed Toby Gerhart to be their workhorse.  He is averaging just 2.6 yards per carry on 48 attempts.  Denard Robinson owns a 3.1 YPC over 23 touches.  Gerhart is working through a foot injury and could miss Sundays game against the Tennessee Titans.  Rookie Storm Johnson, Blake Bortles teammate at UCF, would handle the load in his absence.


Johnson was selected 222nd overall in the 7th round of the 2014 NFL Draft, and gained 27 yards on 4 carries in his 1st NFL game against the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday. Last year at the University of Central Florida, Storm rushed for 1139 yards and 14 touchdowns, including 3 in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, in an upset win over Baylor. Johnson gained 124 yards that day on 20 carries. He is also capable of catches passes out of the backfield, hauling in 30 receptions last season at UCF.

The Titans have allowed 136.8 rushing yards per game, including 167 yards to DeMarco Murray in Week 2 & 124 yards to Ben Tate last week.  Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill combined to score 3 TDs against the Titans and even Trent Richardson scored a TD against them.

I myself am seriously considering starting Storm Johnson over Darren Sproles this week with Jamaal Charles, Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas on BYE.  The matchup is great, the opportunity is there and Reddit has made their feelings towards Storm well noted, and the Fantasy Football community there is VERY knowledgeable.