Johnson made a seven-yard catch during Sunday's 20-17 defeat in New England. The Cardinals were shorthanded at wide receiver due to Larry Fitzgerald (illness) and Trent Sherfield (undisclosed) residing on the reserve/COVID-19 list. As a result, Johnson got on the field for the first time since Week 5 and almost made the most of his nine offensive snaps. On a short catch-and-run near the goal line before halftime, he was ruled to have broken the plane, but upon a review the play was reversed, and he was credited with the aforementioned grab. If Fitzgerald and/or Sherfield can't make it back to the active roster for Sunday's contest against the Rams, Johnson again may serve as the No. 4 WR behind DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk and Andy Isabella.
Johnson was a healthy scratch for Sunday's 37-34 overtime victory versus the Seahawks. In a game in which the Cardinals had four wide receivers with at least a 50-percent share of the snaps on offense, Johnson's DNP tells much about his standing in the receiving corps. All of DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, Larry Fitzgerald and Andy Isabella met the aforementioned playing criteria, while Trent Sherfield remained busy on special teams Sunday. As a result, Johnson is a fantasy non-entity at the moment.
Johnson (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's game versus the Cowboys. Johnson played just five offensive snaps in a Week 5 win against the Jets, and now he's been pushed completely out of the gameplan. There aren't many reps to go around with DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald handling most of the snaps in three-wide sets, but now Andy Isabella and Trent Sherfield are the only remaining reserves.
Johnson gathered in his only target for five yards during Sunday's 30-10 road victory against the Jets. Johnson's sole offensive look occurred just before the two-minute warning of the fourth quarter, and he got on the field for just five of the Cardinals' 75 plays on offense. On a positive note, he's impacted the box score in both of his appearances this season, so an injury on the depth chart in front of him may result in some targets for the second-year pro.
Johnson was active but didn't play in Sunday's 31-21 loss at Carolina. In fact, Johnson has only made his way onto the field in one of four games this season (Week 3 against the Lions when Christian Kirk was sidelined with a groin injury). If the pattern holds moving forward, Johnson will need an absence from the wide receivers above him on the depth chart to make an impact in the fantasy realm, and all of DeAndre Hopkins, Larry Fitzgerald, Kirk and Andy Isabella earned offensive snaps Sunday.
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