Five fantasy football observations from the season’s halfway point

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1 Tennessee running back Chris Johnson signed a new contract this year worth $53.5 million and has 572 total yards so far this season. That means fantasy’s biggest bust has been paid roughly $94,000 per yard in 2011.

2 Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, on pace to shatter Dan Marino’s single-season passing record, looks like both the real-life and fantasy MVP thus far. If you have him on your team, welcome to the playoffs.

3 Cincinnati and Buffalo were fantasy scrap-heapers last year, but not only are both legitimate contenders this season, each has a fantasy stud on its roster: receiver A.J. Green on the Bengals and running back Fred Jackson on the Bills.

4 If you’re still playing anyone on once-fantasy-rich Indianapolis, you’ve either given up your fantasy season or you’re a Colts fan. Either way, you’re screwed. What a difference a Peyton Manning makes.

5 As always, leagues are won off the waiver wire, not in the drafts. Hope you were among the lucky few who snagged Cam Newton, DeMarco Murray, Victor Cruz, Eric Decker and Antonio Brown.

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