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WR Andre Johnson - Houston Texans

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

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News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Sep 29): Johnson said the ankle injury that briefly sidelined him on Sunday is 'fine.' 'I was more scared than anything because I felt a pop, so I went in and got checked,' Johnson said. Stay tuned to's Players in the News to see if the ankle problem impacts Johnson's practice reps this week.

General News (Wed Oct 1): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 5: at Dallas Cowboys

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs WAS 0 0 0 9 6 93 0 0
2 at OAK 0 0 0 7 6 74 0 0
3 at NYG 0 0 0 11 4 24 0 0
4 vs BUF 0 0 0 7 6 71 0 1
5 at DAL PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 5 * * *
5 at DAL PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 6 * * *
5 at DAL PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 6 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 2 vs OAK (7 / 6 / 74 / 0 rec)

Johnson amazingly maintains his fantasy relevance despite limited offensive production. Johnson's 74 receiving yards on Sunday were less than ideal, but that accounted for over half of the Texans passing yards for the day. Johnson fought for tough yards over the middle of the field, and despite taking shots at times he didn't drop a pass. In fact, he took a hit the necessitated three stitches on his face but only missed one play. Johnson is clearly Fitzpatrick's favorite target, and the touchdown distribution between he and DeAndre Hopkins should even itself out over the season.

2014 Week 3 vs NYG (11 / 4 / 24 / 0 rec)

Johnson had his worst day in terms of production Sunday, despite the Texans relying more on the pass than previous two games. Johnson was utilized as a glorified possession receiver, as shown by his 6 yards per reception. Johnson was the intended target on two of the three Fitzpatrick receptions however, which shows that he had every intention of getting Johnson the ball. Johnson had a critical drop on third down which would have made it first and goal early in the third quarter, and instead the Texans settled for a field goal. While this play hurt the Texans, Fitzpatrick will not hesitate to continue to feed Johnson the ball in the future. Fitzpatrick regularly targets Johnson in the end zone, so his lack of touch downs will likely end soon.

2014 Week 4 vs BUF (7 / 6 / 71 / 0 rec)

Johnson did not have his best game of the season on Sunday, although he had very similar production to other weeks. Fitzpatrick tends to look Johnson's way when he needs a completion, primarily on third downs. On one drive in the second quarter, Fitzpatrick locked onto Johnson and completed three passes in a row to him before Johnson fumbled the ball and lost it. While Johnson's forward progress looked like it had been stopped, the turnover was very uncharacteristic of the future Hall of Famer. Johnson has likely frustrated fantasy owner thus far this season, but the production to date is likely his floor as Fitzpatrick's number one option. His production will likely increase as well if/when the Texans are forced to play from behind, which could be as early as next week in Dallas.


Latest News

Texans | Andre Johnson sits out (Wed Oct 1, 04:40 PM) - Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Our View: This is probably just veteran rest, but Johnson is yet to give us a signature game to make him seem like a must start. Maybe the Cowboys sometimes decent, sometimes terrible defense will give him the opportunity to go off this weekend.
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Texans | Andre Johnson fine after game (Sun Sep 28, 06:58 PM) - Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) was active in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills, but he was forced to go in and have his injury evaluated during the game. 'I'm fine, I was more scared than anything because I felt a pop, so I went in and got checked,' Johnson said Sunday, Sept. 28, after the game.

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Texans | Andre Johnson will play this weekend (Fri Sep 26, 04:21 PM) - Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) practiced in full again Friday, Sept. 26, and is probable for Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills.

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Texans | Andre Johnson practices in full (Thu Sep 25, 05:41 PM) - Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) practiced in Thursday, Sept. 25, after being limited Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Our View: Johnson should be a nice fantasy play against the Bills in Week 4. We like him as a low-end WR1 with upside.
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Texans | Andre Johnson limited (Wed Sep 24, 06:56 PM) - Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24.

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