Johnson caught 31 passes for 294 yards and three touchdowns and rushed once for six yards in 16 games this season.
The rookie seventh-round pick ended up making six starts -- five while Adam Thielen was sidelined from Weeks 10 to 15 -- but he had only 11 catches for 89 yards and one touchdown in that stretch. Johnson currently sits No. 3 on the depth chart at wide receiver and overall it was a solid debut campaign given his draft position, but it seems likely the Vikings look for an upgrade this offseason behind Thielen and Stefon Diggs.
Johnson caught one of his two targets for a six-yard gain during Monday's 23-10 loss to Green Bay.
Johnson hasn't caught multiple passes in a game since Week 11. The rookie continues to function as the No. 3 WR, with his 24 snaps Monday being 18 more than fellow receiver Alexander Hollins. The Vikings' frequent use of a second tight end over a third receiver, however, limits Johnson's production. The regular season ends Sunday against a Bears team against whom Johnson caught four passes for 35 yards in Week 4.
Johnson (quadriceps) is listed as active Sunday against the Chargers at L.A.
Listed as limited on the Vikings' final two Week 15 practice reports due to a quad injury, Johnson's availability was in question for this contest. While he's available to the offense, the return of Adam Thielen (hamstring) from a four-game absence likely won't afford Johnson many targets, especially with his health compromised.
Johnson (quadriceps) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Johnson was added to Minnesota's injury report Thursday after the quad issue limited his participation in practice that day. The Vikings apparently weren't convinced he was fully healthy after evaluating him in Friday's session, so his Week 15 status will be shrouded in some uncertainty for now. Even if Johnson moves past the injury and is cleared to play Sunday, he may be headed for a downturn in targets with fellow wideout Adam Thielen (hamstring) slated to return from a five-game absence.
Johnson was added to the injury report Thursday as a limited participant due to a quadriceps injury.
The mid-week addition likely means he hurt his quad during practice, so we may need to wait until Friday to figure out if Johnson is in any real danger of missing Sunday's game against the Chargers. The Vikings hope it won't make much difference in terms of their Week 15 gameplan, as Johnson likely will see his snap count drastically reduced if Adam Thielen (hamstring) is finally ready to play.
Johnson had one reception for a nine-yard touchdown on his lone target in Sunday's win over Detroit.
Johnson started opposite Stefon Diggs with Adam Thielen (hamstring) sidelined again. He didn't get many balls thrown his way for a second consecutive week, but did help fantasy players with the touchdown. Despite increased playing time with Thielen out, Johnson has just four targets the past two games. His lack of receptions is troubling considering he's starting in Thielen's absence and had nine targets Week 11.
Johnson is expected to retain a significant workload with Adam Thielen (hamstring) doubtful to play Sunday against the Lions, Kyle Ratke of USA Today reports.
Since Thielen injured his hamstring Week 7 in Detroit, Johnson regularly has been the Vikings' No. 2 wide receiver behind Stefon Diggs. Earning between 56 and 83 percent of the offensive snaps over the last six games, Johnson hasn't done much with the increased snaps, reeling in 16 of 28 targets for 132 yards and two touchdowns. He'll look to make a splash Sunday versus a Detroit defense that has surrendered the fifth-most catches (165) to wide receivers this season.
Johnson had one reception for one yard across three targets in Monday's 37-30 loss to Seattle.
A week after leading the Vikings in targets while Adam Thielen (hamstring) was out, Johnson wasn't as big a factor in the passing game, despite starting opposite Stefon Diggs. The rookie could have a larger role Week 14 against Detroit if Thielen's injury keeps him sidelined for a fourth straight game.
Johnson reeled in five of nine targets for 35 yards during Sunday's 27-23 win over Denver.
With Denver sliding coverage over to Stefon Diggs -- arguably not often enough -- Johnson was given plenty of one-on-one opportunities short during Sunday's game, though he was unable to get loose up the field like some of his teammates. The rookie seventh-round pick has outplayed his draft position, but he hasn't been much of a threat downfield and hasn't put together any big performances in place of Adam Thielen (hamstring). Thielen's status coming out of the bye week will be important to monitor, as the veteran target figures to eat into what production Johnson and tight end Kyle Rudolph have enjoyed in his absence.
Johnson is starting for Adam Thielen (hamstring) on Sunday against the Broncos.
Although Johnson has received at least 71 percent of the offensive snaps in four consecutive games, he's managed to haul in just nine of 16 passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns during that stretch. Expect a similar workload for Johnson in Week 11, but he may find it difficult to produce against a Denver defense that has conceded the fifth-fewest TDs (five) and seventh-fewest YPT (7.4) to wideouts this season.
Johnson started opposite Stefon Diggs at receiver and had two receptions for 25 yards on four targets in Sunday's win at Dallas.
Minnesota's run-heavy approach limited the passes to wide receivers as just 11 of 30 targets went to wideouts. Johnson could remain the No. 2 receiver if Adam Thielen (hamstring) remains out next week against Denver.
Johnson's teammate Adam Thielen (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Dallas.
With Thielen either inactive or suffering an in-game injury the past three weeks, Johnson has played 71, 74 and 83 percent of snaps, catching seven of 12 targets for 71 yards and two touchdowns. The target volume hasn't been encouraging, but he at least figures to see a lot of playing time Sunday night in Dallas.
Johnson had a four-yard touchdown reception on his lone catch on two targets in Sunday's 26-23 loss at Kansas City.
The Vikings perplexingly utilized Laquon Treadwell in the passing game (five targets) after Adam Thielen aggravated a hamstring injury more than Johnson. However, Johnson salvaged his game with a touchdown catch. Johnson should still be seen as the No. 2 receiver if Thielen is out next week as he played 58 snaps on offense to Treadwell's 19 snaps.
Johnson secured both his targets for 27 yards in the Vikings' 19-9 win over the Redskins on Thursday.
Johnson saw expanded opportunity in place of Adam Thielen (hamstring), but his contributions weren't needed too much on a night when Stefon Diggs and Dalvin Cook combined for 12 receptions and 216 yards. Johnson has been a solid performer in his rookie campaign, posting a 15-161-1 line through five games. He'll revert to a reserve role if Thielen is ready to suit up for a Week 9 matchup against the Chiefs a week from Sunday.
Johnson is in line for an elevated role with Adam Thielen (hamstring) ruled out for Thursday's contest against the Redskins, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
Johnson has been a part of the Vikings' wide receiver rotation since Week 4, but his usage ballooned this past Sunday at Detroit when Thielen departed with a right hamstring injury. Overall, Johnson has averaged 7.8 YPT while hauling in 13 of his 17 targets in four appearances. The 2019 seventh-round pick will look for his most-productive outing as a pro Thursday versus Washington's 12th-ranked pass defense.
Johnson had four receptions for 40 yards, including a one-yard touchdown catch, on eight targets in Sunday's win over Detroit.
Johnson got an expanded workload with Adam Thielen going down with a hamstring injury and became a significant part of the passing game. He had season highs in both targets and snaps on offense (52 of 73 plays). With Thielen expected to miss Thursday's game against Washngton, Johnson should get a healthy workload as the No. 2 receiver.
Johnson had one reception for 16 yards on his only target in Sunday's win over the Eagles.
Johnson played 20 snaps on offense, but only went out on routes on nine plays despite the Vikings utilizing the pass more than previous games. The Vikings utilized the tight ends more Sunday, which shows Johnson is going to have a hard time being a factor in the passing offense as the No. 3 receiver that is rarely a priority with Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen getting nearly all the targets.
Johnson had four receptions for 43 yards on four targets in Sunday's win at the Giants.
Johnson has emerged as Minnesota's clear No. 3 receiver. He played on 36 of the offense's 67 snaps in Sunday's contest. While he may not be getting enough targets for most fantasy formats given how little Minnesota throws the ball, he's someone to keep an eye on in case his role expands.
Johnson caught all four of his targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 16-6 loss to the Bears.
After ignoring the rookie receiver for most of the afternoon, Kirk Cousins found Johnson four times in the final five minutes of the fourth quarter as Minnesota ran a hurry-up offense to try and mount a comeback. He's now proved his reliability to his QB in his first NFL action, but Johnson's unlikely to see consistent targets behind Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs in a generally low-volume passing attack.
Johnson is expected to play a bigger role in the wake of Chad Beebe (ankle) landing on injured reserve, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Through three games, the 2019 seventh-rounder has accumulated 22 snaps on offense but no targets, with Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs and Beebe getting all the WR volume. Beebe himself was targeted just two times in what has been a run-heavy Vikings offense to date, so Johnson may have a difficult time making an impact. No matter, Johnson is the next man up and will have an opportunity to show what he can do.