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History Says Big Day for Chiefs RB Larry Johnson Against Raiders

If history were any indication, Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson will be a must-start in fantasy leagues. LJ has, to say the least, owned the Oakland Raiders.

In nine games in which he's logged a carry against the silver and black, the Chiefs have won eight. Every time he's scored a touchdown, the team has won. The one game he did not score, the team lost.

LJ's been good, very good, but the Raiders defense has been bad, very bad. Here's their defensive rank over the last five years when LJ has played them: 31st, 25th, 18th, 26th and 24th.

Here's how LJ has done against the Raiders in his career:

  • 20 rushes, 118 yards, 1 TD (W)
  • 25 rushes, 79 yards, 2 TDs (W)
  • 9 rushes, 41 yards, 1 TD (W)
  • 22 rushes, 107 yards, 2 TDs (W)
  • 31 rushes, 154 yards, 2 TDs (W)
  • 31 rushes, 135 yards, 1 TD (W)
  • 24 rushes, 112 yards, 1 TD (W)
  • 12 rushes, 22 yards, 0 TD (L)
  • 24 rushes, 92 yards, 1 TD (W)

Breaking that down over an entire season: 296 rushes, 1,528 yards, 19.5 TDs

That's supposed to be changing with the addition of Richard Seymour and, if last game is any indication, it has. The Raiders shut down one of the best running back combos in the NFL. LaDainian Tomlinson and Darren Sproles combined for 22 rushes for 78 yards last week.