News:Shontrelle Johnson will miss the Liberty Bowl after injuring his right knee during practice on Saturday, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis:Shontrelle Johnson has only seen double digit touches once in the last 10 games.
News:Shontrelle Johnson had eight carries for 25 yards and a catch for five yards in a loss to West Virginia on Saturday.
Analysis:Shontrelle Johnson seems to be very slightly preferred over other backs, but it's the Cyclones are effectively using a committee approach at running back.
News:Shontrelle Johnson had nine carries for 51 yards in a win over Kansas on Saturday.
Analysis: The Cyclone backfield playing time is being split between Shontrelle Johnson, James White, and Jeff Woody.
News:Shontrelle Johnson finished with nine carries for 57 yards and added a catch for 15 yards in a loss to Texas on Saturday.
Analysis:Shontrelle Johnson has been outplaying James White and it's possible he could see his touches continue to increase as the season closes. He may be a decent matchup play in Big 12-only leagues.
News:Shontrelle Johnson had seven carries for 28 yards and a touchdown in a loss to Oklahoma on Saturday.
Analysis: It looks like the Cyclones will go with a hot-hand approach at running back, as teammate James White only had four carries on the day. The Cyclones also ran twice as many passing plays today than rushing.
News:Shontrelle Johnson had 16 carries for 73 and pulled in a single catch for 13 yards in a win over Baylor on Saturday.
Analysis:Shontrelle Johnson has been decent while filling in at starter, but will likely transition into a backup role again over the next several games.
News:Shontrelle Johnson finished Saturdays loss to Oklahoma State with eight carries for 24 yards and added a catch for seven yards.
Analysis:Shontrelle Johnson is not a good option in any league at this point and there's no signs that will change soon.
News:Shontrelle Johnson was slow again Saturday rushing for just 17 yards on nine carries and added three catches for 17 yards in a loss to Kansas State.
Analysis:Shontrelle Johnson hasn't been effective for a while now and can safely be dropped in all leagues.
News:Shontrelle Johnson had just nine carries for 44 loss in an ugly loss to Texas Tech on Saturday.
Analysis: The Cyclones managed just 189 yards of total offense and turned the ball over four times in what was easily their worst game of the season. Shontrelle Johnson has been losing touches and looks to be in a committee situation. He's a spot starter at best in Big 12-only leagues.
News:Shontrelle Johnson had just four carries for nine yards and one catch for eight yards in Iowa State's 35-21 win Saturday over Western Illinois.
Analysis:Shontrelle Johnson's stock has fallen off a cliff in recent weeks as he's seen his carries fall from 18 to 11 to four this week. It's anyone's guess who will emerge as the Cyclones' top back at this point.
News:Shontrelle Johnson and the Cyclones take on top rival Iowa Saturday in Iowa City.
Analysis:Shontrelle Johnson looked great with 18 carries for 120 yards last week. Iowa's defense last week shut down the passing game but still allowed 146 yards rushing, near their average of 156 yards per game from 2011. Johnson should be able to find success and could put up some very nice numbers yet again.
News:Shontrelle Johnson scored the game clinching touchdown from five yards out in Iowa States 38-23 win over Tulsa.
Analysis:Shontrelle Johnson appeared to be the top option today with 18 carries for 120 yards and the score. Teammate James White had just ten carries for 54 yards.
News:Shontrelle Johnson (neck) has been cleared to play football again, the Des Moines Register reports.
Analysis:Shontrelle Johnson was Iowa State's best runner before suffering the injury last year, but his return doesn't really create any fantasy value for himself so much as it tanks that of James White and Jeff Woody.
News: Iowa State announced that running back Shontrelle Johnson, who suffered a neck injury on Oct. 1 against Texas, is expected to miss the rest of the season.
Analysis: Johnson was the number one guy before his injury, but the emergence of James White (plus the injury to Johnson's neck) will cost him a chance at regaining that spot. Hopefully his rehab goes smoother than expected and he'll be able to return by season's end.
News: Iowa State running back Shontrelle Johnson is doubtful to play Saturday against Missouri after missing last weekend's game against Baylor with a neck injury suffered two weeks ago.
Analysis: Johnson has yet to score this season and is averaging 4.8 yards per carry. It looks like freshman James White will be the guy once again - White is averaging 5.5 yards per carry.
News: Iowa State's freshman running back James White had 15 carries for 148 yards, including a 76-yard touchdown scamper in the Cyclones' loss to Baylor.
Analysis: There was no sign of usual starter Shontrelle Johnson, who is battling a neck injury, but games like this from White show that the future is bright for Iowa State.
News: Iowa State running back Shontrelle Johnson ran the ball 18 times for 108 yards and fumbled once while freshman James White only had 35 yards and a 2.7 yards per carry average. However, White found pay-dirt twice Saturday afternoon against Iowa.
Analysis: In the end, White had a bigger fantasy day, but Johnson should really be the one who gets a longer look from fantasy owners. Even with how often Steele takes off running, these two backs combined for 31 carries on the day and Johnson had a much better average.
News: Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads feels that running back might be the team's deepest position, with Shontrelle Johnson taking a majority of the carries and Jeff Woody to be the Cyclones' short yardage and goal line back.
Analysis: Johnson should also poise a threat in the return game as he was fourth in the Big 12 last season in kickoff return average. With four different backs seeing extended playing time this season, deeper leagues might want to take a look at Woody.
News:Shontrelle Johnson may be the lead back for Iowa State this season, but expect to see the carries distributed a lot more than in years past with four capable tailbacks on the Cyclones' roster.
Analysis: This could be a red flag for fantasy owners as there won't be a primary back for Iowa State - at least for now. Should Johnson or anyone else begin to stand out from the rest, then perhaps we'll see a change in this philosophy.
News: Iowa State sophomore running back Shontrelle Johnson said he put on ten pounds of muscle in the off-season and feels faster and stronger than he did during his freshman campaign.
Analysis: Johnson is listed as the starter for Iowa State in the backfield and since he is only 5'9" 187 lbs, there have been questions about whether he can handle the rigors of the Big Twelve.