The Jaguars like the 6-foot-6 Johnson, and he could profile as a real red-zone weapon in the long run. However, with DJ Chark, Laviska Shenault, and Marvin Jones around, there doesn't seem to be much room for him to break out. He's an intriguing deep sleeper for Dynasty leagues, but Johnson doesn't need to be selected in re-draft leagues.
Johnson (hamstring) is poised to enter camp as Jacksonville's No. 4 wideout after the signing of Marvin Jones, John Shipley of SI.com reports. The 23-year-old came on strong during the second half of 2020 before the hamstring injury sidelined him for the final two weeks of the season, but he won't begin camp in line for a significant role. Johnson, a 2020 fifth-round pick, flashed his potential with eight catches for 162 yards and one touchdown between Weeks 12 and 13 last year, but he wasn't a likely bet to open 2021 as the team's No. 3 wide receiver. He still figures to be involved in the offense, but Jones, DJ Chark and Laviska Shenault should start out as the Jaguars' top wideouts.
Johnson (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Saturday. Johnson had previously been ruled out for the season finale, but he'll officially shift to IR as the Jaguars signed Terry Godwin to the active roster in a corresponding transaction.
Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone ruled Johnson (hamstring) out for Sunday's game against the Colts, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports. The hamstring injury will cost Johnson the final two games of his rookie season, but before getting hurt, the 23-year-old likely did enough to lock up a regular spot in Jacksonville's receiver rotation entering 2021. Over his 14 appearances this season, Johnson hauled in 18 of 31 targets for 272 yards and two touchdowns.
Johnson (hamstring) won't play Week 16 against Chicago, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports. Johnson was sidelined for a third straight practice Friday, eliminating his chance of suiting up Sunday. The rookie receiver has tailed off since tallying four catches for 96 yards and a touchdown Week 12 versus Cleveland, but his absence this weekend will affect the Jaguars' depth at wideout. Chris Conley should benefit the most from Johnson's absence, as he now has a clearer path to seeing work when one of Jacksonville's top three receivers -- DJ Chark, Laviska Shenault and Keelan Cole -- subs out of the contest.
Johnson (hamstring) did not participate during the Jaguars' practice session Thursday. The rookie wideout's Week 16 status stands in question after he exited last Sunday's loss to the Ravens with his hamstring injury. Given a pair of subsequent practice DNPs Wednesday and Thursday, Johnson is seemingly in danger of missing his first game action of 2020. The Texas product has posted 11 catches for 203 yards and a touchdown over his past four appearances, boosted largely by a four-catch, 96-yard performance Dec. 6 against Minnesota.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|11||11/21||San Francisco 49ers||15||21.50|
|13||12/05||@Los Angeles Rams||1||16.67|
|16||12/26||@New York Jets||18||23.13|
|17||01/02||@New England Patriots||10||20.63|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||31||18||272||2||12||15.11||41|