Johnson had previously fared better with Matt Hasselbeck at quarterback, as he had two touchdowns and nine targets in two games. However, it looks like the switch in quarterback won't change Johnson's fortunes as he continues to disappear most games. He's had six games with three or fewer receptions.
Andre Johnson did not have a reception but was targeted three times in Sunday's win over Denver.
Johnson had 17 receptions and three touchdowns in his past four games as he finally looked to be a regular part of the offense. Unfortunately he returned to being invisible in the offense like he was in Week 3 and Week 4, when he failed to register a reception. Johnson can't be relied upon for consistent receptions in the offense and it's not a good sign he had just three targets in the first game under new offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski.
Andre Johnson caught four passes (on eight targets) for 81 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's overtime loss to the Panthers.
Johnson's 81 yards marked a season-high and actually led all players Monday night, when heavy rain made catching the ball no easy task. The veteran also helped kick-start the Indianapolis Colts ' fourth quarter comeback with an 18-yard touchdown catch, his third score through eight games this season. On the whole, Johnson can be encouraged by his performance Monday, which came against one of the league's best defenses, but his Week 9 matchup versus the Broncos poses yet another stiff test.
Andre Johnson had four receptions for 44 yards in Sunday's loss to Detroit. He was targeted four times.
Since going without a catch in Week 3 and Week 4, Johnson has 13 receptions the past three games. While that's an improvement, he's still not getting enough targets for viable fantasy value in most leagues. He was fifth on the team in targets in Sunday's game.
Indianapolis Colts aging wide receiver Andre Johnson proved he's not done yet in Week 5 when he snagged six passes and took two to the house against his former teammates from Houston. And Bill Belichick, whose New England Patriots play at Indianapolis on Sunday night, certainly noticed.
Belichick linked Johnson with fellow veteran Frank Gore, who has also performed well, in his assessment of the defensive challenge facing New England.
"Johnson had a big game last week against Houston," Belichick told Fox Sports. "But both those guys, it looks like they are still productive, and we're going to have to deal with the size and physicality and experience of both of them."
Johnson totaled 77 yards to go along with the two touchdowns against the Texans, but was blanked on three targets over the previous two games combined and managed just five catches for 51 yards on the year coming into Week 5.
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