Johnson was not targeted in the passing game and played just nine snaps on offense in Sunday's loss to Green Bay. It's not a good sign for Johnson's fantasy value that he was a non-factor in a game where Minnesota fell behind early and to throw the ball. It looks like Johnson won't have a significant role in the offense the rest of the season unless a few injuries strike the receiving corps.
Johnson had one reception for 25 yards and was targeted just twice in Sunday's win over St. Louis. After missing two games due to a rib injury, Johnson has become a secondary option in the Minnesota passing game with the emergence of Stefon Diggs as the team's primary receiver. Johnson has just three receptions and five targets in the last three games.
Johnson turned his only target into a 35-yard gain in Sunday's win over the Bears. Another very quiet showing from the third-year wideout, who has caught just two passes in two games since a return from injury. Johnson is nothing more than an afterthought in the Minnesota offense at the moment, as Adrian Peterson and Stefon Diggs dominate the rushing and receiving looks, respectively. Johnson will look to break through in Week 9 against the Rams, but expectations should be quite low at this point.
Johnson caught one pass for 21 yards on two targets in Sunday's win over Detroit. Offensive coordinator talked Johnson up during the offseason, but that hasn't translated to the field. Johnson hasn't been targeted more than three times in any game this season, after just four such outings in 12 games last season. Johnson now ranks seventh on the team in both targets and receptions and should not be considered a fantasy factor.
Vikings disappointing wide receiver Charles Johnson (ribs) is active for Sunday game against Detroit, but Stefon Diggs will start at wide receiver. The Vikings have six wide receivers active for the game, so it's not exactly clear how the playing time and targets will be divided. However, Johnson looks risky for Fantasy purposes with Diggs starting and performing well the past two games.
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