Johnson saw one target but did not record a catch during Sunday's 33-22 win over Washington. Johnson wasn't needed much on a day when Marquez Callaway and Alvin Kamara shared the team lead with eight targets apiece. With the Saints on bye in Week 6, he'll look to get back on track in Week 7 against the Seahawks.
Johnson caught two of three targets for 20 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 27-21 loss to the Giants. It's becoming clear that Johnson is the Saints' preferred receiving option at tight end. Even though Adam Trautman saw six looks in the season opener, he has seen just two targets in three games since while Johnson has already seen three targets three times this year. While he's not seeing enough volume to be anything more than a touchdown-dependent fantasy option, Johnson's role in the red zone makes him a respectable dart throw for deep-league fantasy owners who are desperate for production.
Johnson was not targeted during Sunday's 28-13 win over the Patriots. Johnson logged a season-low eight offensive snaps and actually saw more action on special teams in this one. Meanwhile, Adam Trautman led Saints tight ends with over 80 percent of the snaps while Garrett Griffin set a new season high with 48 percent. If the Saints move forward with a similar run-heavy approach that involves doses of Taysom Hill, Johnson could struggle for playing time, let alone offensive production.
Johnson caught one of three targets for 23 yards during Sunday's 26-7 loss to Carolina. After seeing 19 percent of the offensive snaps Week 1, Johnson jumped to 41 percent Sunday while Adam Trautman fell from 82 to 52. While it's possible that game script played a large role in those disparities considering the Saints attempted nearly half as many rushing attempts compared to the season opener, Johnson saw three looks in both games, and it looks like he could have some sort of role in the passing game regardless of the situation. Next up is a Week 3 trip to New England.
Johnson hauled in all three of his targets for 21 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 38-3 win over the Packers. Johnson served as a wide receiver during his rookie year in 2020, but he transitioned to tight end during the offseason and became more involved in the offense during camp. The 25-year-old played just 12 offensive snaps Sunday, but he saw some work in the red zone during the blowout win. Although fellow tight end Adam Trautman led the team with six targets against Green Bay, Johnson made an immediate impact at his new position.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||10/31||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||22.29|
|14||12/12||@New York Jets||4||18.00|
|15||12/19||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||22.29|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||10||4||39||0||3||9.75||3|