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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

General News (Thu Sep 18): practiced fully on Thursday.

General News (Wed Sep 17): practiced fully on Wednesday.

Week 3: at New York Giants

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Ryan Fitzpatrick has avoided turnovers so far this year, with 28/41 for 345 yards passing, three TDs and zero interceptions thrown, with 4/10/0 rushing to his credit. As he's eased his way into the Texans' offense, Fitzpatrick has connected with DeAndre Hopkins (10 targets for 7/111/2 receiving) the most in the end-zone, while venerable Andre Johnson has managed 16 targets for 12/167/0 receiving to lead the team in receiving yards. These two receivers are the main cogs of the passing attack, at least when J.J. Watt (one target for 1/1/1 last week) isn't on the field with the offense. At 2-0, the Texans are charting a winning course through the season so far. The Giants' pass D is ranked 21st in the NFL after two games, with 241.5 net passing yards allowed per game, with two passing scores given up vs. zero interceptions generated. Arizona's backup Drew Stanton was sacked four times for -25 yards last week, but his 14/29 for 142 net yards, zero TDs and zero interceptions was enough to pull out a 25-14 win over Big Blue in Week 2. Fitzpatrick is throwing the ball well enough to win games, while the Giants' pass D is sub-par - advantage, Houston.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
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 PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 6 * * *
3 at NYG PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 5 * * *
3 at NYG PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 6 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs WAS (9 / 6 / 93 / 0 rec)

It doesn't matter if David Carr, Sage Rosenfels, Matt Schaub, Case Keenum or Ryan Fitzpatrick is under center for the Texans; Andre Johnson will find a way to produce. Johnson showed no ill effects of the nagging injury that kept him limited in the preseason while consistently making DeAngelo Hall look silly. After Fitzpatrick only targeted Johnson twice in the first half, he quickly locked onto Johnson in the second frame and threw his way 7 times. Johnson looks just as fast as last season, but he does not solely rely on speed to get open. Johnson showed again on Sunday no one is better at setting up defensive backs with his route running and body position to ensure the quarterback can get him the ball. Of the three targets that Johnson did not real in, none of them were catchable. Johnson will continue to be Fitzpatrick's favorite target, especially after the success they enjoyed in the second half.

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.

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Latest News

Texans | Andre Johnson participates fully (Thu Sep 18, 05:49 PM) - Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.

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Texans | Andre Johnson a full participant (Wed Sep 17, 05:28 PM) - Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Our View: Even with Ryan Fitzpatrick as his quarterback, we like Johnson as a top-10 fantasy receiver in Week 3. The Texans sit atop the AFC South at 2-0, and they face a cellar-dwelling NFC East New York Giants (0-2) in Week 3.
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Texans | Andre Johnson good to go (Sun Sep 14, 03:23 PM) - Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) is active for the team's Week 2 game.

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Texans | Andre Johnson should play (Fri Sep 12, 06:37 PM) - Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 2.

Texans | Andre Johnson limited in practice (Thu Sep 11, 06:01 PM) - Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 11.

Our View: Johnson could have a nice week, and fantasy owners need to consider him a WR2 with upside against a terrible Raiders defense.
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Staff Dynasty Rankings

WR Dynasty - 34, 30, 33, 40, 47
Overall Dynasty - 67, 50, 69

Footballguys Articles

Preseason Roundtable #1
  FBG Staff - June 4
AFC Roster Check Pre-Free Agency
  Jeff Tefertiller - March 3
From The Gut
  Sigmund Bloom - June 6
Examining the Potential Situations for 2014 Rookie Quarterbacks
  Cian Fahey - April 11
How to Project Receiving Yards In 2014
  Chase Stuart - May 14
Coaching Carousel: Kyle Shanahan
  Kyle Wachtel - March 27
The Fade: Week 02
  Justin Bonnema - September 12
Gut Check No.314: 2014 Fantasy If . . . Then
  Matt Waldman - September 1
Talent vs. System: Pump The Brakes or Ready To Fly?
  Ari Ingel - August 28
What Happens if Arian Foster is Lost for the 2014 Season?
  Dan Hindery - August 15

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  Rick Olson - August 27
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  Jamey Eisenberg - August 21

Schedule

3@ New York Giants
4vs Buffalo Bills
5@ Dallas Cowboys
6vs Indianapolis Colts
7@ Pittsburgh Steelers
8@ Tennessee Titans
9vs Philadelphia Eagles
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Cleveland Browns
12vs Cincinnati Bengals
13vs Tennessee Titans
14@ Jacksonville Jaguars
15@ Indianapolis Colts
16vs Baltimore Ravens
17vs Jacksonville Jaguars