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WR Andre Johnson - Indianapolis Colts

6-2, 221Born: 7-11-1981College: MiamiDrafted: Round 1, pick 3

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Recent Stats and Projections

8 at CAR 67 0 0 0 8 4 81 1 0 14.1
9 vs DEN 33 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
11 at ATL 30 0 0 0 2 1 13 0 0 1.3
12 vs TB PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 3 * * * *
12 vs TB PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 3 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 11 vs ATL (2 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)

While Andre Johnson's one catch was an impressive one--a short pass in which he eluded one defender and picked up 10 yards after the catch for a first down--he's still simply not getting enough separation consistently to be a part of the game plan. He's been slowly losing his three-WR set snaps to Griff Whalen, and "the Griffer" had a few key third down targets on Sunday again. Of Johnson's 30 snaps, 11 were in run-blocking, a role that has become more important with the Rob Chudzinski's transition to offensive coordinator.

2015 Week 9 vs DEN (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

The early-season Andre Johnson was back against the Broncos, invisible for most of the game and dropping catchable balls when down the middle of the field he was on the screen. It's Johnson's third no-show game of the season, and there is no reason to assume his role will pick up. Griff Whalen has shown much more life in the middle of the field, and finished with 21 passing snaps to Johnson's 20. Don't be surprised if Whalen continues to eat into Johnson's snap count.

2015 Week 8 vs CAR (8 / 4 / 81 / 1 rec)

With the Panthers locking down the outsides, Andrew Luck turned to the middle of the field during the Colts' late rally on Monday, with Johnson catching passes of 30, 20 and 18 yards, the latter being touchdown. Luck showed trust in Johnson for the first time all season with a couple of back-shoulder throws, and that chemistry could point to more production for the veteran as the season goes on. Johnson did drop one ball on the day, but made up for it with ensuing catches on the touchdown drive. He's still not the old Andre Johnson, but if Luck and he get on the same page, there could be decent opportunity there for the 34-year-old.

2015 Week 7 vs NO (4 / 4 / 44 / 0 rec)

Another day, another unimpressive performance for the former All-Pro wide receiver. Andre Johnson continues to struggle with vertical separation, and the Colts' haven't made him a priority in the quick passing game. A late 35-yard reception on a deep crosser against zone coverage was the only thing that kept Johnson from his fifth game this season of under 30 receiving yards.

2015 Week 6 vs NE (6 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)

Unfortunately for Johnson owners, he continues to show that he's the WR3 in the Colts offense at best, catching just three of his six targets on Sunday. Johnson did catch a nice pass down the sideline to start the game for 16 yards, but he struggled at the catch point during the rest of the contest, missing two opportunities to catch high targets as the Colts attempted to make their comeback. If he continues to underwhelm, Phillip Dorsett might begin to eat into his snaps.

2015 Week 5 vs HOU (7 / 6 / 77 / 2 rec)

Finally, the Colts got Andre Johnson involved on Thursday, as the former Houston Texan took it to his former team to the tune of two touchdowns. Most of Johnson's targets came on high-success opportunities, including a play-action touchdown pass and a quick pick play on the other touchdown. Johnson also had an impressive catch-and-run after a missed tackle on a quick curl on the outside. But his best reception was a deep fade route for 24 yards, as he and Matt Hasselbeck displayed the kind of QB-WR chemistry that hasn't been present yet this year for the veteran. Johnson is becoming more comfortable with his role in the offense. That being said, he's still going to be touchdown dependent for fantasy reasons as the Colts spread the ball and Donte Moncrief remains a part of the offense.

2015 Week 4 vs JAX (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

While the Colts' shift to a more timing-based, short-passing offense for backup Matt Hasselbeck seemed like it would aid the veteran wide receiver, Johnson was held without a catch for the second-consecutive week. Separating from man coverage continues to be an issue, and the Colts haven't figured out how to involve him with his current limitations. With a potential revenge game coming up against Houston on Thursday, Johnson has one more shot to exhibit promising signs, but fantasy owners' patience shouldn't last much longer.

2015 Week 3 vs TEN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Maybe the Texans were right about Andre Johnson. Through three games, Johnson has 18 targets, but just 51 total receiving yards on those targets. His lone target on Sunday was a quick slant over the middle, where there was space, but Johnson stumbled and watched the ball bounce off his hands. Johnson's drops and inconsistencies in contested catch situations has been the biggest concern so far this season. He still looks like he has some left in the tank as a rhythm/short-area receiver, but it won't result in production until he and Andrew Luck get on the same page.

2015 Week 2 vs NYJ (7 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)

Easily the most disappointing newcomer in Indianapolis, Andre Johnson had another horrible day on Monday, struggling to get separation from defensive backs and being too inconsistent against contested catches to make up for it. Johnson has an abysmal 41.2 percent catch rate through two weeks, and has yet to gain more than 12 yards on a single reception. He'll have better days against less talented secondaries, but he isn't having nearly the impact the Colts hoped he might.

2015 Week 1 vs BUF (10 / 4 / 24 / 0 rec)

The former Texan didn't have as explosive of a debut as hoped, looking much more sluggish than anticipated. While the Bills had discussed using Stephon Gilmore to shadow No. 1 receivers, they did no such thing on Sunday, and Johnson struggled to get open when matched up against the emerging cornerback. Johnson also had two drops and was off on his timing with Luck, although part of that was due to wet conditions that affected the whole team. On a positive note, the future Hall-of-Famer had a beautiful catch going to the ground on a slant under duress, the kind of contested catch the Colts will want to see more of in the future. Johnson saw 10 targets on Sunday, most of which came with T.Y. Hilton nursing an injury. If Hilton misses extended time, Johnson should be Luck's go-to receiver.


Latest News

Colts | Week 11 injury report (Fri Nov 20, 01:39 PM) - Indianapolis Colts S Mike Adams (ankle), WR Phillip Dorsett (ankle) and QB Andrew Luck (abdomen, kidney) have been ruled out for Week 11 against the Atlanta Falcons. LB Josh McNary (groin) is questionable, while LB Nate Irving (knee) and LB D'Qwell Jackson (hamstring) are probable. Adams, Dorsett, Luck and McNary didn't practice Friday, Nov. 20, while Irving and Jackson practiced in full. WR Andre Johnson (rest) and LB Robert Mathis (rest) were removed from the report.

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Colts | Andre Johnson has full practice (Thu Nov 19, 03:08 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson (rest) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 19, after resting Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Our View: Johnson had a brief time where he was a decent play, but that is done. We're not sure what his role will be with Matt Hasselbeck likely under center, and we don't expect more than WR5/WR6 numbers.
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Colts | Andre Johnson resting Wednesday (Wed Nov 18, 03:43 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson (rest) sat out of practice to rest Wednesday, Nov. 18.

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