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WR Andre Johnson - Houston Texans

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

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Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 23.

He is listed as probable on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

General News (Fri Oct 24): practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

General News (Thu Oct 23): partially participated in Thursday's practice.

Week 8: at Tennessee Titans

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw 21/32 for 262 yards, two TDs and one interception at Pittsburgh, with one sack taken for -1 yard. Houston was actually up 13-0 with three minutes left in the second quarter, but then the Steelers went wild with 24 points scored in the final 98 seconds of the half, and the Texans never quite recovered. DeAndre Hopkins (nine targets for 6/108/0 receiving) and Andre Johnson (nine for 5/77/0) were the main receivers for Fitzpatrick last week, while Arian Foster (3/14/1) and Alfred Blue (1/11/1) handled the TD passes for Fitzpatrick. The Houston passing attack is running well entering Week 8. Divisonal foe Tennessee has lost and won (respectively) their last two games by a margin of two points in each low-scoring contest (17-19 loss to Washington; 16-14 win over Jacksonville). They gave up 21/28 for 251 yards, one TD and one interception thrown to Washingtons' quarterbacks last week (three sacks for -16 yards), while Blake Bortles was sacked six times for -39 yards on the way to 32/46 for 297 net yards, one TD and one interception at Tennessee two weeks ago. To date, Tennessee has an average of 247.9 net passing yards allowed per game (22nd in the NFL), with 12 passing scores given up vs. eight interceptions (tied for third in the NFL) and 18 sacks (tied for 10th in the NFL) to their credit. In Tennessee's house this looks like a neutral matchup for Fitzpatrick and the Texans.

Recent Stats and Projections

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4 vs BUF 0 0 0 7 6 71 0 1
5 at DAL 0 0 0 8 5 58 0 0
6 vs IND 0 0 0 12 7 99 1 1
7 at PIT 0 0 0 9 5 77 0 0
8 at TEN PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 6 * * *
8 at TEN PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 5 * * *
8 at TEN PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 5 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs DAL (8 / 5 / 58 / 0 rec)

Johnson was yet again held without a touchdown on Sunday, which was his 12th consecutive going back to last season. Johnson looked good in the 4th quarter when Fitzpatrick started targeting him regularly, but up to that point Johnson only had 3 receptions for 27 yards. Johnson still has an abundance of physical talent as shown by the tunnel screen he broke for 20 yards on the game tying drive. Unfortunately though, his production is tied hand in hand with Ryan Fitzpatrick. Johnson's fantasy production was once looked upon as quarterback proof, but it seems as though Johnson's talent is not well suited for Fitzpatrick's inconsistency.

2014 Week 6 vs IND (12 / 7 / 99 / 1 rec)

Johnson had a great fantasy night, but a frustrating end in real terms. Johnson converted 7 of his afore mentioned 12 targets into receptions and averaged just over 14 yards per catch. Johnson did suffer one fumble which came at a critical time when the Texans were driving on their second to last drive in the fourth quarter. Johnson fumbled without being touched by a defended well into Colts territory on what would have been a first down catch. Johnson was visibly upset and blamed himself for the loss after the game. Still, this game was incredibly encouraging for Johnson as he not only had his highest statistical output, but was the first read on numerous pass plays. This focal point was evident by the fact that he received 8 more targets than the next receiver, who was actually running back Arian Foster.

2014 Week 7 vs PIT (9 / 5 / 77 / 0 rec)

Johnson was criminally underused considering the future Hall of Fame inductee was covered by Cortez Allen and Brice McCain the whole game. Johnson did take over a drive in the third quarter notching three receptions, but was overthrown in the end zone on what could have been a touchdown to make it a four point game. Johnson had another red zone target but was unable to reel it in because the afore mentioned Allen made a good play and knocked the ball away. Fantasy owners will take 77 receiving yards, but it's easy to think Johnson could have made a much bigger impact with a better quarterback.

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Latest News

Texans | Andre Johnson probable (Fri Oct 24, 05:26 PM) - Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 24, and is probable for Week 8 against the Tennessee Titans.

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Texans | Andre Johnson limited Thursday (Thu Oct 23, 05:17 PM) - Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 23.

Our View: The team is being cautious with the veteran star here. We like him as a WR2 with upside in Week 8 against the Tennessee Titans.
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Texans | Andre Johnson does limited work (Wed Oct 22, 06:54 PM) - Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) was listed as limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Our View: Johnson is a high-end WR2 in Week 8 on the road against the Titans. The team is just wisely being cautious with his ankle.
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Texans | Andre Johnson moves up all-time list (Tue Oct 21, 12:02 PM) - Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson had five catches for 77 yards in a Week 7 loss Monday, Oct. 20, to move past Hall of Famer Steve Largent and into 14th place on the all-time receiving yards list.

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Texans | Andre Johnson listed as probable (Sat Oct 18, 03:44 PM) - Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) participated fully in practice Saturday, Oct. 18 and is probable for Monday, Oct. 20.

Our View: Johnson isn't the elite guy he used to be, but he's still a strong option for your fantasy team. He should be all right as a WR2 with upside against the Steelers.
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Schedule

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