By Christopher Morgan, Texans Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 3:56pm EDT
Johnson caught 6 passes on 7 targets for 74 yards in Sunday's win at Oakland. He has now caught 12 of 16 passes thrown his way for 167 yards but is still looking for his first touchdown of the 2014 season. (Source: NFL.com
Fantasy Impact: While Johnson gets a slight downgrade in standard, he's putting together another solid start for a top season in PPR. The lack of touchdowns is discouraging, but they will come as the season unfolds. Owners shouldn't be spooked by Hopkins' 2 touchdown start to the season; Johnson is still the clear WR1 for the Texans.
By Christopher Morgan, Texans Correspondent, Wed, Sep 10th 7:57pm EDT
Johnson (ankle) showed up on Wednesday's injury report and was limited in practice. (Source: houstontexans.com
Fantasy Impact: While it doesn't seem serious, its worth noting that Johnson showed up on Wednesday's injury report. There no indication that Johnson is likely to miss time this weekend, but the situation is worth monitoring.
By Aaron Hemenway, Texans Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 11:09am EDT
After a long absence, Texans top receiver Andre Johnson has been increasing his activity in this week's joint practice against the Broncos since being sidelined last week against the Falcons. Coach O'Brien calls this a good sign for the team, though it wouldn't surprise me to see Johnson on the bench again this week. There's no point in risking his health with less than two weeks before the start of the season. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: As the No. 12 overall fantasy receiver last year, Johnson ranked 3rd in the NFL in targets(175), 3rd in receptions(109), and 7th in receiving yards(1,407). Despite the QB troubles last year, being able to post such outstanding numbers at 33 years old makes Johnson a low end WR1/WR2.
By Christopher Morgan, Texans Correspondent, Fri, Aug 15th 7:21am EDT
Andre Johnson returned to practice on a limited basis on Thursday. He participated in the individual drills at full speed, but apparently did not participate in the joints drills with the Falcons. (Source: Houston Chronicle
Fantasy Impact: There is still uncertainty surrounding whether or not Johnson will play in Saturday’s preseason game, but returning to the field for two days in a row is a positive sign. Johnson is currently the fourteenth ranked wide receiver.
By Christopher Pryor, Texans Correspondent, Sun, Aug 3rd 10:42pm EDT
Andre Johnson continues to be sidelined with what appears to be a minor hamstring strain. However, the veteran seems optimistic about playing soon, possibly during the Texans first preseason game next Saturday. (Source: Houston Chronicle
Fantasy Impact: With his holdout a distant memory, Johnson is excited to get back to football, and fantasy owners targeting the seven-time Pro Bowler should be as well. However, despite his optimism, it is clear that the coaching staff will make sure Johnson takes all the time he needs to fully recover. Therefore, his status during the preseason should be monitored to ensure he is ready for Week 1. In O'Brien's offense, Johnson is expected to be moved around a lot, and the resulting mismatches should bode well for his fantasy production.
By Christopher Pryor, Texans Correspondent, Fri, Jul 25th 2:11am EDT
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Andre Johnson was present for the first day of training camp, effectively ending his offseason holdout. Discontentment with the organization had led to Johnson missing OTA's and a mandatory minicamp. Despite his absence, Johnson had remained in contact with the team, and now that he has reported to training camp, the offense returns to normal. (Source: NFL.com
Fantasy Impact: Andre Johnson showed last year that despite his age, he can still be extremely productive. He saw the second-most targets of any wideout with 181, and still managed to finish 12th in scoring despite a total collapse at the quarterback position. Factor in an offensive innovator and a mediocre quarterback in need of a safety blanket, and Johnson is primed for another productive season. The only question was whether he would even play this season, so news that he is back with the team vaults his fantasy value to its rightful place with the very best WR's in the league.
ESPN | Aug 29th
Christopher Harris analyzes Andre Johnson's draft value.
EDSFootball | Aug 13th
Both of the top offensive weapons — running back Arian Foster and wide receiver Andre Johnson — for the Houston Texans have been sidelined for the past couple of weeks, but they both returned to the practice field today.
Arian Foster no longer dressed. Day is over. Didn't participate in 11's. Easing him back. Andre still dressed— James Palmer (@JPalmerCSN) August 13, 2014