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WR Steve Johnson - San Francisco 49ers

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

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From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Dec 15): Johnson was unable to practice last week due to his injured knee, and he was inactive on Sunday after being listed as out on Friday.

General News (Thu Dec 18): did not practice on Thursday.

Week 16: vs San Diego Chargers

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Colin Kaepernick has posted 11/19 for 141 yards passing, zero TDs and zero interceptions with six sacks taken for -36 yards (and 9/46/0 rushing) at Seattle, after 18/33 for 174 yards, one TD and two interceptions thrown, with five sacks taken for -23 yards (with 3/26/0 rushing) at Oakland two weeks ago. With such anemic passing numbers, none of the receivers have been high-impact fantasy options, though Michael Crabtree (17 targets for 12/75/0 receiving) and Anquan Boldin (13 for 6/77/0) are at least drawing a satisfactory number of targets of late. The Chargers' pass D averages 228.2 net passing yards allowed per game (ninth in the NFL), with 23 passing scores given out vs. seven interceptions (27th in hte NFL) and just 20 sacks (29th) generated to date. An ailing Peyton Manning posted 14/22 for 226 net yards, one TD and zero interceptions thrown last week (one sack taken for -7 yards); Tom Brady ripped this group for 28/44 yielding 310 net yards, two TDs and one interception thrown two weeks ago (also with one sack taken for -7 yards). This looks like a neutral matchup for the faltering 49ers. With very little in the way of running backs likely healthy for this contest, Kaepernick will have to throw it fairly often, but the results of this are questionable given the current state of affairs in San Francisco.

Recent Stats and Projections

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12 vs WAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
13 vs SEA 0 0 0 6 3 28 0 0
14 at OAK 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
16 vs SD PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 2 * * *
16 vs SD PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 1 * * *
16 vs SD PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 0 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 13 vs SEA (6 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)

Johnson made a couple of really nice hands catches in heavy traffic, including one on the sideline that was a sure interception if he hadn't snagged the ball from the defender. Johnson seemed to get a little more separation with his unique route running but still didn't see a lot of targets.

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Latest News

49ers | Thursday practice report (Thu Dec 18, 05:53 PM) - San Francisco 49ers LB Chris Borland (ankle), CB Tramaine Brock (hamstring), WR Stevie Johnson (knee) and OT Jonathan Martin (illness) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. LB Ahmad Brooks (thumb), OT Anthony Davis (concussion), S Raymond Ventrone (groin) and LB Michael Wilhoite (hip) were limited. CBs Perrish Cox (ankle) and Chris Culliver (knee), DT Quinton Dial (knee), DE Tony Jerod-Eddie (foot), C Marcus Martin (knee), LS Kyle Nelson (back) and DE Justin Smith (back) were full participants.

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49ers | Wednesday practice report (Wed Dec 17, 06:43 PM) - San Francisco 49ers LB Chris Borland (ankle), CB Tramaine Brock (hamstring), LB Ahmad Brooks (thumb), WR Stevie Johnson (knee), DE Justin Smith (back) and LB Michael Wilhoite (hip) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 17. CB Perrish Cox (ankle), CB Chris Culliver (knee), OT Anthony Davis (concussion), DT Quinton Dial (knee), DE Tony Jerod-Eddie (foot) and S Ray Ventrone (groin) were limited, while C Marcus Martin (knee) and LS Kyle Nelson (back) practiced in full.

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49ers | Week 15 Inactives (Sun Dec 14, 03:03 PM) - The San Francisco 49ers have declared CB Tramaine Brock, CB Chris Culliver, OT Anthony Davis, QB Josh X. Johnson, WR Stevie Johnson, C Marcus Martin, SS Ray Ventrone inactive for Week 15.

49ers | Friday injury report for Week 15 (Fri Dec 12, 06:37 PM) - San Francisco 49ers LB Navorro Bowman (knee), DT Glenn Dorsey (forearm) and WR Stevie Johnson (knee) all did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 12, and have been ruled out for Week 15. CB Tramaine Brock (hamstring), CB Chris Culliver (knee), T Anthony Davis (concussion), C Marcus Martin (knee) and S Ray Ventrone (groin) all were limited in practice and are questionable. OG Mike Iupati (elbow), DE Ray McDonald (finger), DE Justin Smith (back) all fully participated in practice and are probable.

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49ers | Thursday practice report (Thu Dec 11, 07:36 PM) - San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman (knee), WR Stevie Johnson (knee), DE Justin Smith (back) and S Ray Ventrone (groin) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 11. CB Tramaine Brock (hamstring), CB Chris Culliver (knee), OT Anthony Davis (concussion), DT Glenn Dorsey (forearm), OG Mike Iupati (elbow), C Marcus Martin (knee) and DE Ray McDonald (finger) were limited.

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Schedule

16vs San Diego Chargers
17vs Arizona Cardinals