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WR Steve Johnson - San Francisco 49ers

6-1, 210Born: 7-22-1986College: KentuckyDrafted: Round 7

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 20): Johnson has two straight five catch weeks, and he looks as good as he did when he was the Bills #1 receiver. The 49ers offense has the problem of five viable targets right now, but Johnson is still generating PPR value in this situation.

General News (Wed Oct 22): partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this weekend.

General News (Tue Oct 21): did not practice on Tuesday.

Week 8: bye week

Recent Stats and Projections

4 vs PHI 0 0 0 2 1 12 1 0
5 vs KC 0 0 0 2 1 9 1 0
6 at STL 0 0 0 6 5 53 0 0
7 at DEN 0 0 0 7 5 79 1 0

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 6 vs STL (6 / 5 / 53 / 0 rec)

Johnson picked up 13 yards on a slant on the 49ers first drive but didn't see another target until the third quarter. He was used extensively in the third quarter on short routes, and broke a tackle in flats for a nine yard gain on one of those targets. His 20 yard reception came on a good hands catch on a high pass over the middle from Kaepernick. Johnson left the game in the 4th quarter after being injured recovering an onside kick. He was able to leave under his own power.

2014 Week 7 vs DEN (7 / 5 / 79 / 1 rec)

On a day when several of the receivers were inconsistent, Johnson was pretty outstanding. On his first catch he beat corner on a post then broke a tackle to turn it into a 31 yard gain. He had a 16 yard gain to start the next drive, and finished the drive as well. His 25 yard reception was a sliding catch at the 4 yard line on a bullet from Kaepernick. On the next play he sprinted across the back of the end zone and Kaepernick found him for the score. Johnson was by far the most reliable option and also made a couple of outstanding plays.


Latest News

49ers | Stevie Johnson very productive (Fri Oct 24, 02:39 PM) - San Francisco 49ers WR Stevie Johnson has played only 20 percent of the snaps in the last month, but he's been the team's most effective receiver in that time. WR Brandon Lloyd has played 40 percent of the offensive snaps, but QB Colin Kaepernick has a passer rating of 127.8 on passes to Johnson and just 87.8 to Lloyd.

Our View: Both of them are capping the Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree's weekly value without creating much of their own. It is a help for Colin Kaepernick's value as a passer.
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49ers | Stevie Johnson probable (Fri Oct 17, 06:21 PM) - San Francisco 49ers WR Stevie Johnson (hip) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 17, and is probable for Week 7 against the Denver Broncos.

49ers | Thursday practice report (Thu Oct 16, 08:34 PM) - San Francisco 49ers OG Mike Iupati (concussion), SS Jimmie Ward (quadriceps) and LB Patrick Willis (toe) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 16. CB Tramaine Brock (toe), CB Chris Cook (quadriceps), CB Perrish Cox (quadriceps), CB Chris Culliver (shoulder), OT Anthony Davis (knee, ankle), DE Tony Jerod-Eddie (shoulder), WR Stevie Johnson (hip) and DT Ian Williams (ankle, shoulder) were limited participants, and DE Justin Smith (non-injury related) was a full participant.

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49ers | Stevie Johnson limited in practice (Wed Oct 15, 07:53 PM) - Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers WR Stevie Johnson (hip) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15.

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49ers | Stevie Johnson has minor injury (Wed Oct 15, 02:27 PM) - San Francisco 49ers WR Stevie Johnson (hip) is sore but does not have a long-term injury, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Our View: Johnson should be good to go for the Sunday night game against the Broncos. He'll likely be matched up against rookie CB Bradley Roby, and that makes Johnson a 'what the heck' flex play in Week 7.
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8--- BYE WEEK ---
9vs St. Louis Rams
10@ New Orleans Saints
11@ New York Giants
12vs Washington Redskins
13vs Seattle Seahawks
14@ Oakland Raiders
15@ Seattle Seahawks
16vs San Diego Chargers
17vs Arizona Cardinals