Johnson had one reception for nine yards in Sunday's loss to Dallas. It was his first reception since Week 5 and he played just four snaps on offense. Meanwhile, Chad Beebe played 17 snaps on offense despite not getting a target. Despite the catch, there isn't any change in Johnson's role as a deep reserve and fourth receiver. However, he could have a larger role this week if Adam Thielen misses time after landing on the COVID-19 list.
Johnson did not haul in his lone target during Monday night's 19-13 win against the Bears. Johnson has not recorded a reception since Week 5, though he did at least break his skid of three consecutive outings without a target Monday night. Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen continue to dominate the wide receiver workload, combining for 12 receptions, 178 yards and two touchdowns against Chicago, while Chad Beebe got involved with two catches and 16 yards of his own. Heading into a Week 11 matchup against the Cowboys, Johnson remains a depth option among perhaps the most top-heavy receiving corps in the NFL.
Johnson was not targeted on any of his eight offensive snaps during Sunday's 34-20 win against the Lions. Johnson has been sparsely involved as Justin Jefferson continues to emerge as a Rookie of the Year candidate, collecting just one reception for 13 yards since Week 3. The 23-year-old receiver started Minnesota's first two games of the season while fielding a combined 75 offensive snaps, but he has compiled just 45 total snaps on that side of the ball over his past six appearances.
Johnson wasn't targeted in Sunday's 28-22 win over Green Bay. Kirk Cousins threw only 14 passes compared to 34 rushing plays, and none of those 14 passes went Johnson's way. Johnson caught three passes for 56 yards in the season opener but hasn't posted a multi-catch performance since.
Johnson had one reception for 13 yards on his only target in Sunday's loss at Seattle. Johnson played just eight snaps on offense, as he's been reduced to a minor role as the fourth receiver with the emergence of Justin Jefferson.
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