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|Once considered a viable every week fantasy starter, new Chargers
wideout Steve Johnson may be one of the biggest boom-or-bust receivers
on the fantasy market in 2015.
Johnson eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards for three straight seasons
as a member of the Bills in 2010 through 2012 before an injury-plagued
2013 saw him fail to get to 600 yards. Johnson looked to revitalize
his career as a member of the 49ers in 2014, but could never get
on the same page with quarterback Colin Kaepernick and ended up
finishing fourth in snaps at the position behind Anquan Boldin,
Michael Crabtree and Brandon Lloyd.
A new offense and a more traditional quarterback could do wonders
for Johnson, who will look to get back to where he was in 2010-2012
which made him one of the more valuable fantasy receivers in the
game. Expect him to start as the team's WR2 and potentially
be a big player in the downfield passing game. If he and Rivers
get off to a quick start, there is no reason why Johnson couldn't
return low-end fantasy WR2 numbers while costing significantly
less than that to acquire in your draft.
| Stevie Johnson limited, questionable for Thu.|
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Dec 23, 2:20 pm
|Chargers LT Dunlap (ankle), OLB Emanuel (concussion), NT Lissemore (shoulder) out vs. OAK. TE Green (ankle), WR Steve Johnson (groin) questionable (Michael Gehlken on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Johnson has missed the last three games with a groin injury but has been practicing on a limited basis this week. He'll likely be a gametime decision Thursday night against the Raiders. If he plays, he'll be low-end WR3.
| San Diego WR Steve Johnson misses practice|
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Dec 16, 2:33 pm
|WR Dontrelle Inman (neck) ahead of Stevie Johnson (groin) in recovery from Dec. 6 injury. Inman doing position drills. Johnson not. (Michael Gehlken via Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Dontrelle Inman appears to be making progress and could be cleared to play this weekend against the Dolphins. Meanwhile, Steve Johnson's status is very much up in the air after missing Wednesday's practice. If cleared to play, Inman would see enough targets to put him on the radar as a flex option in deeper formats.