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RB Johnson Given “Sleeper” Label by for 2008

With Fantasy Football on the minds of many fans these days, Bengals RB Rudi Johnson is being labeled as a “Slepper” this year by Here is what the site says about the Bengals RB:

A first- or second-round pick in most fantasy drafts a season ago, Johnson battled recurring hamstring issues throughout the 2007 campaign. He appeared in 11 games (nine starts) but registered fewer than 10 carries in four of them. He broke the 100-yard mark just once all season and finished with 497 yards on the year, his lowest total since 2002. While 2007 was undeniably a rough year for Johnson, don’t be too quick to dismiss his work from 2004-06 when he averaged 346 carries for 1,407 yards (4.1 yards per carry) and 12 touchdowns per season. Despite the solid play of backup halfback Kenny Watson last year, the Bengals view Johnson as their starter and are expecting him to rebound in 2008. Start considering Johnson around the late fourth round as your No. 3 back with weak No. 1 or strong No. 2 upside.

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