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43 John Johnson SS

Los Angeles Rams

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February 27, 2020 12:32 PM
Rams' John Johnson: Progressing in recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Sean McVay said Johnson (shoulder) is "making good progress," Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports.

Johnson compiled 51 tackles (24 solo), two defended passes and two interceptions across six games in 2019 before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury Week 6. Heading into the final year of his rookie contract, the 24-year-old will focus on making a full recovery in time to kick off the 2020 campaign. In the wake of Eric Weddle's retirement, Johnson will be counted on as a regular starter in Los Angeles' secondary.

February 4, 2020 03:44 PM
Rams' John Johnson: Dependable before injury in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (shoulder) posted 51 tackles, two pass breakups and two interceptions over six games in 2019.

Johnson suffered a shoulder injury in Week 6 and was subsequently placed on IR and shut down for the season. In his third pro season, Johnson was an every-down safety and was on track for a second straight 100-tackle campaign. He was making plays in coverage as well. The 24-year-old is heading into the final year of his rookie contract, and he may be in line for a starting role again next year depending on whether Eric Weddle (knee/shoulder) returns.

October 16, 2019 04:32 PM
Rams' John Johnson: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

Johnson will be eligible to return for Week 16's game against the Cardinals, but there's a good chance he's shut down for the season. The Rams' defensive outlook was bleak with Johnson, Clay Matthews (jaw) and Aqib Talib (ribs) all hurting, but they're hoping the addition of cornerback Jalen Ramsey via trade from the Rams can cover some of the weaknesses. Taylor Rapp figures to start at strong safety Sunday against the Falcons.

October 15, 2019 02:32 PM
Rams' John Johnson: Set for more tests
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson will undergo additional testing on his shoulder, and he may be out indefinitely, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

The Rams don't appear optimistic about Johnson's chances of playing anytime soon considering they don't even expect a specific timeline for his return. It seems unlikely Johnson plays Sunday against the Falcons. That would downgrade the Rams' defense, as Johnson has 51 tackles and two picks through six games. Taylor Rapp is the next man up at strong safety.

October 13, 2019 07:28 PM
Rams' John Johnson: Departs with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was forced out of Sunday's game against the 49ers with a shoulder injury, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Johnson left in the fourth quarter and didn't return. He made nine tackles (three solo) before exiting the contest. This would be a major hit to the Rams' secondary if he can't play Week 7 against the Falcons since he's essentially an every-snap player.

September 30, 2019 07:28 PM
Rams' John Johnson: Tallies 11 tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson had 11 tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.

Johnson and fellow safety Eric Weddle combined for 26 tackles as Tampa Bay's wide receivers -- namely Chris Godwin -- were able to find openings all over the field. Johnson has 37 tackles (18 solo) and two interceptions through four games this year.

September 25, 2019 12:04 AM
Rams' John Johnson: Another interception Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson recorded nine tackles (two solo) and an interception across 72 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Browns.

Johnson now has an interception in back-to-back weeks. The third year pro sealed a victory for the Rams with a pick in the end zone as time wound down and the Browns knocking on the door. He also led the Rams in tackles, playing every defensive snap in the contest. There's a good chance the safety's interception streak could continue next week against Jameis Winston, who's already thrown four picks through three games.

September 18, 2019 01:36 PM
Rams' John Johnson: Snags INT in Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson made six tackles (four solo) and an interception in Sunday's win over the Saints.

Johnson continues to be used heavily on defense, playing 63 of 65 possible defensive snaps and looking good in coverage. The third-year pro has solid IDP upside after piling up 119 tackles and 11 pass breakups last year, and he's setting himself up for similar numbers in this campaign. Johnson has a good chance to continue this trend in Week 3 against the Browns, as Baker Mayfield has thrown four interceptions through two games.

September 8, 2019 05:12 PM
Rams' John Johnson: Racks up tackles in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson made 11 tackles (six solo) during Sunday's win over Carolina.

Johnson made his presence felt from his safety position, even getting into the backfield to record a tackle for loss in the win. The 23-year-old may have a new safety partner for Week 2, however, as Eric Weddle was carted off the field and was being evaluated for a concussion. Next Sunday could be a much stiffer test for Johnson and the Rams defense, as Drew Brees and the Saints visit Los Angeles.

December 19, 2018 07:28 PM
Rams' John Johnson: Reaches double-digit tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson had 14 tackles (11 solo) and a pass defensed in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Eagles.

Johnson has come into his own this season and is second on the team with 106 tackles (74 solo) through 14 games. The 22-year-old has four interceptions and a forced fumble, as he's turned into an every-down player in his sophomore season.

December 4, 2018 06:08 AM
Rams' John Johnson: Tames Lions to lead defense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson recorded a team-high 11 tackles (nine solo) during Sunday's 30-16 win over Detroit.

This was the third time Johnson has registered 11 tackles, and he's now up to an impressive 85 with three interceptions for the season. The 22-year-old strong safety is thriving in his first full season as a starter, and the Boston College product should remain a solid IDP option down the fantasy stretch drive.

November 20, 2018 07:16 PM
Rams' John Johnson: Leads team in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson recorded 11 tackles (nine solo) during Monday's 54-51 win over the Chiefs.

Johnson led the Rams in tackles Monday night, managing his second double-digit sack total of the season. The second-year safety out of Boston College has 74 tackles on the year and has transformed into a reliable IDP play.

November 6, 2018 12:44 AM
Rams' John Johnson: Nine tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson recorded nine tackles (five solo) across 71 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Saints.

Johnson tied with Corey Littleton for lead tackler Sunday, bringing his season-total to 57. At 22, Johnson has already cemented his role as the starting strong safety, as he has played in 96 percent of the team's defensive snaps over the past four games.

October 22, 2018 12:12 PM
Rams' John Johnson: Records another interception
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson posted two tackles (both solo) and an interception in Sunday's win over San Francisco.

Johnson's interception is his third of the season and gives him picks in back-to-back games. He and the Rams will look to continue stacking their success as they host the Packers in Week 8.

October 16, 2018 11:24 PM
Rams' John Johnson: Records four tackles against Broncos
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson recorded four tackles (two solo) and one pass defensed in Sunday's 23-20 win against the Broncos.

Johnson is now up to 41 tackles on the season and has carried his high tackle totals from the end of last season into 2018. He will look to keep the ball rolling against the 49ers in Week 7

September 28, 2018 10:40 PM
Rams' John Johnson: Wraps up game-high 11 tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson recorded 11 tackles (six solo) and two pass defensed during Thursday's 38-31 win over Minnesota.

Now up to 31 tackles (20 solo), an interception and five pass defensed through four games, Johnson is proving to be a reliable asset in IDP settings. He finished last season strong, and the 2017 third-round selection has clearly cemented his role as the starting strong safety.

September 18, 2018 08:08 AM
Rams' John Johnson: Continues strong play against Cards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson recorded seven tackles (six solo) and a pass defensed during Sunday's 34-0 win over Arizona.

The sophomore finished the 2017 season strong with 63 tackles (46 solo) over the final 10 games, and he's picked up right where he left off this year. Johnson is now up to 16 tackles (12 solo), three defensed passes and an interception through two games, and he's also played as many snaps as any Los Angeles defender. It helps that he's lining up in a loaded Rams secondary, which only strengthens his fantasy floor. Johnson profiles as a serviceable weekly option in IDP settings moving forward.

September 11, 2018 03:00 PM
Rams' John Johnson: Picks off Carr in season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson posted nine total tackles (six solo) and an interception in Monday's win over the Raiders.

It took just one game for Johnson to match his interceptions total from his rookie season in 2017, and the second-year safety is off to a promising start as part of a loaded Rams secondary. With Johnson adding nine tackles to his pick in the end zone, the 22-year-old seems poised for a strong 2018 season and may end up being a legitimate IDP option this year.

January 12, 2018 07:32 PM
Rams' John Johnson: Starts 11 games in rookie campaign
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson started 11 of 16 games and recorded 75 tackles (56 solo) this season.

The third-round selection out of Boston College had a respectable first tour through the NFL. He quickly climbed into a starting role at strong safety and was a strong fit in defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' 3-4 scheme. Considering his respectable 63 tackles (46 solo) through the final 10 games of the 2017 season, Johnson appears poised to take a step forward and potentially become a weekly fantasy option in IDP settings during his sophomore campaign.

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Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020LAR00000000000
2019LAR65512427020002
2018LAR16161178136044635011
2017LAR1611745519016969011
Total3832245 162.083 0711569024
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/209
Birthdate:
12/19/1995
Age:
24
Hometown:
Takoma Park, MD, USA
School:
Boston College
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: