WR Andre Johnson - Indianapolis Colts
|6-2, 221||Born: 7-11-1981||College: Miami||Drafted: Round 1, pick 3|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 28): This could be the last time Johnson is on this report. Andrew Luck is smartly not looking his way. The only question now is how long before two tight end sets and Phillip Dorsett minimize Johnson's role.
General News (Thu Oct 1): practiced fully on Thursday.
General News (Wed Sep 30): did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused). Also, Johnson sat out most of the fourth quarter Sunday, Sept. 27, in Week 3 and had just one target all game with no catches. There are plenty of options on the waiver wire that have more value than Johnson. He looks old and slow out there, and Andrew Luck doesn't connect well with him. "A lot of people don't realize how hard that is, to try to build being your first time in a new place," Johnson said. "It takes a lot of work. It takes time for a guy to feel very comfortable, to make that relationship very comfortable. It's something we work on every day. Other than that, I'm just here working and trying to get better as a player daily." Andrew Luck and Johnson didn't spend much time together during the preseason, and three of Luck's league-high seven interceptions have come on passes thrown to Johnson.
Week 4: vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. This one is a divisional rivalry - look for both teams to bring their 'A' game to the game on Sunday. Last week Andrew Luck out-gunned Marcus Mariota in a narrow 35-33 win that featured 21 fourth-quarter points by Luck and company, throwing 18/30 for 260 yards passing, two TDs and two interceptions. T.Y. Hilton moved the chains and led the team in targets with seven for 4/94/0 receiving, but the young bucks Donte Moncrief (seven for 4/32/1) and Phillip Dorsett (three for 2/43/1) claimed the TDs last week. Coby Fleener started at tight end with Dwayne Allen ailing, saw six targets for 4/51/0 receiving, but the Colts plugged in reserve tight end Jack Doyle who handled three for 3/32/0 to limit Fleener's upside. The Jaguars were blasted for 51 points in New England last week - Tom Brady pushed them around for 33/42 yielding 358 yards passing with two TDs and zero interceptions thrown. They are currently ranked 25th in the NFL with an average of 282.7 net passing yards allowed per game, with five passing scores given out vs. one interception generated. Jacksonville has six sacks to date (tied for 12th in the NFL). This is a great matchup for Luck and company.
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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 NewsColts | Andre Johnson off injury report (Fri Oct 2, 05:04 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 2, and is no longer on the injury report for Week 4 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. link to story Colts | Andre Johnson back at practice (Thu Oct 1, 05:49 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 1. link to story Colts | Breakout game for Andre Johnson? (Thu Oct 1, 12:03 AM) - Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson will face the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 4. As a member of the Houston Texans last season Johnson had his only double-digit reception and 100-yard game against the Jaguars. He finished with 10 grabs for 134 yards and a touchdown Dec. 28, 2014, against the Jags, and he has three 100-yard games against them in his past six, including a career-high 273 yards in a game Nov. 18, 2012. Our View: You can look at the past all you want, but we prefer to look at the present. Andrew Luck is not having good luck targeting Johnson this year, and the veteran receiver looks old and slow. You have better options out there.
link to story Colts | Andre Johnson not comfortable yet (Wed Sep 30, 07:48 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson has only seven receptions on 18 targets for 51 yards in three games and has been a complete non-factor. 'A lot of people don't realize how hard that is, to try to build being your first time in a new place,' Johnson said. 'It takes a lot of work. It takes time for a guy to feel very comfortable, to make that relationship very comfortable. It's something we work on every day. Other than that, I'm just here working and trying to get better as a player daily.' Our View: It's just not happening for Johnson this year. Andrew Luck and Johnson didn't spend much time together during the preseason, and three of Luck's league-high seven interceptions have come on passes thrown to Johnson.
link to story Colts | Andre Johnson resting (Wed Sep 30, 07:43 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson (non-injury) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 30. Our View: Johnson is a player most fantasy owners should be moving on from.
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