Setting myself up for an epic fail this weekend, but:
Buffalo WR Steve Johnson has virtually come out of nowhere this season and after eight weeks has been a borderline No. 1 Fantasy wide receiver in terms of total Fantasy points. Johnson has overtaken Lee Evans as Ryan Fitzpatrick's go-to receiver. Johnson has at least one touchdown catch in five straight games, tied for the most in franchise history. Not coincidentally, the streak began in Week 3, when Fitzpatrick took over the QB job. Johnson has gone for a first down on 22 of his 30 catches this season so he can be called a big-play receiver.
So there's this glass half empty view:
Johnson has been a fixture in the end zone but he's only topped 66 yards receiving once -- Week 7 at Baltimore when he had eight catches or 158 yards. He just barely kept his consecutive games with a TD streak alive last week in Kansas City and should have an even tougher time Week 9 against Chicago. The Bears are in the top five in terms of teams limiting Fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. They have given up just three touchdowns to the position this entire season, though two have come in the last two weeks. While it won't come easy, Johnson could certainly keep the TD streak alive. We like him as a No. 2 Fantasy WR for the Week 9 game.
I'm still starting him over Brandon Marshall and Mike Williams (TB) in a non-PPR league...I think.