Steve Johnson should continue to be the No. 3 receiver for the Chargers, and he's worth a late-round flier in deeper leagues this season. He was the No. 3 option in 2015 and played in 10 games with 45 catches for 497 yards and three touchdowns on 65 targets. He's now gone three seasons since he last had at least 70 catches, 1,000 receiving yards and six touchdowns, and those days are likely behind him given his age (30 in July) and role behind Keenan Allen and Travis Benjamin. He's also failed to play 16 games in the past three seasons, so his Fantasy value is limited in the majority of leagues.
After missing the final four games of the regular season, Johnson finished 2015 with 45 catches for 497 yards and three touchdowns in ten games. Johnson missed a total of six games because a hamstring injury caused him to miss Weeks 5 and 6 in addition to missing the last four games of the year due to a groin injury. When he was healthy, he was a productive slot receiver who would typically make four or five catches per game on a good passing team. Johnson should be back for more of the same in 2016.
Johnson (groin) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Broncos. With Johnson out for the Chargers' season finale, the team's Week 17 wideout corps is in line to be headed by Malcom Floyd, Dontrelle Inman and Javontee Herndon.
Johnson (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. As is fellow wideout Javontee Herndon, with the duo's Week 17 status not likely to be confirmed until the Chargers' inactives are released in advance of Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff. Johnson was limited at practice both Thursday and Friday, after working fully on Wednesday.
Johnson (groin) was limited at practice Thursday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. After practicing fully Wednesday, Johnson was limited Thursday, which clouds the wideout's status for Sunday's game against the Broncos. Johnson last saw action in Week 13 and has since missed the Chargers' last three games.
Johnson (groin) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Raiders. With Johnson still out, the Chargers' Week 16 wideout corps is in line to be headed by Malcom Floyd, Dontrelle Inman and Javontee Herndon.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||@Kansas City Chiefs||21||23.44|
|4||10/02||New Orleans Saints||28||25.13|
|13||12/04||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||27||24.63|
|17||01/01||Kansas City Chiefs||21||23.44|
|3 Year Avg||72||44||510||3||29||11.59||69|