AVOID: Larry Johnson, RB, Bengals

AVOID: Larry Johnson, RB, Bengals — Johnson is tempting for anyone who is a fantasy football veteran. For a time in the middle of the decade he was one of the top fantasy guys in the NFL. But that was several years, battered women and homophobic slurs ago. In the last three seasons combined, Johnson has gained only 1,810 yards — after running for more than 1,700 in both 2005 and 2006.
Granted, the new Bengals running back seems to be motivated … to play his old team, at least. In fact, he posted this on his Facebook page on Monday: "Gonna gallop all over the Chiefs. Cleat prints on the chests. Mud in the face masks."
Cincinnati plays Kansas City on December 27th.
And don't think he won't gallop all over you, Chiefs. Larry Johnson's yards per carry these days is about the exact length of a human body. He may never get off of you.