By Steve Painter, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Jun 15th 8:32pm EDT
Coach Chuck Pagano says that one always know where the other is when on the field and that Luck is always on the right spot. The massive quarterback upgrade puts Johnson on the fantasy map. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: He is easily a WR2 this season, even though he turn's 34 in July. Think of what Reggie Wayne did in 2012 at the age of 32. Johnson is primed to flourish.
By Clinton, Colts Correspondent, Wed, Mar 11th 4:46pm EDT
After requesting to be released from the Texans, Andre Johnson has signed a reported 3 year, $21 million contract with the Colts. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: His fantasy value immediately takes a jump as he'll now have Andrew Luck throwing him the ball in the high powered Colts offense. If he can stay healthy for an entire season, 2015 may be the year he becomes fantasy relevant again.
By Matt Muller, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Mar 9th 7:06pm EDT
The Texans have officially released Andre Johnson, according to Adam Schefter on Twitter. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: This is not a huge surprise. Andre Johnson is not a young receiver but is still very capable, and will likely be signed by another team very soon. His fantasy value will depend greatly on which team signs him.
By Matt Giraldi, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Mar 2nd 9:23pm EST
The Houston Texans have informed Andre Johnson's agent that the 12 year veteran can seek a trade. Should no suitor emerge for the 34 year old receiver, he will be given his outright release. (Source: Houston Chronicle
Fantasy Impact: The Houston Texans wide receiving corps surely takes a hit losing Andre Johnson. Despite being 33 years old last season, Johnson still accounted for 85 receptions for 936 yards and three touchdowns. This will leave third year receiver DeAndre Hopkins as the Texans' number one receiver heading into the 2015 campaign. Look for the Texans to address their receiving corps in either free agency or the draft.
By Scott Ellinwood, Colts Correspondent, Sun, Dec 14th 9:55am EST
Texans WR Andre Johnson is likely to miss Houston's Week 15 game against the Colts, according to a report originating with NFL Media's Ian Rapoport and published on Pro Football Talk. (Source: ProFootballTalk
Fantasy Impact: Johnson suffered a concussion in Houston's Week 14 win over Jacksonville and apparently has not satisfied the league's concussion protocols for returning to action. Johnson's absence could mean a marked increase in targets for fellow wideout DeAndre Hopkins.
By Aaron Hemenway, Colts Correspondent, Sun, Nov 16th 10:27pm EST
Andre Johnson caught 7-of-9 targets for 68 yards in the Texan's 23-7 victory over the Cleveland Browns. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Despite Ryan Mallet taking over as quarterback, Johnson was able to tie his season-high in receptions and post his highest receiving total in his last three games. Wherever Johnson lined up he was covered by Joe Haden, but Mallet continued to target him. While this may be a good sign moving forward, Johnson is just an every-week WR3. The Texans continue to rely heavily on the run game, expressed by the 50 carries given to their RBs versus only 30 pass plays.
By Christopher Morgan, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Oct 27th 10:27am EDT
Johnson caught 7 passes for 55 yards in Sunday's win over the Titans. Johnson has 46 catches for 551 yards and 1 touchdown through 8 games. (Source: NFL.com
Fantasy Impact: Another decent PPR day for Johnson. He's quietly crept into the Top 10 in terms of receptions, though, it appears the touchdowns simply aren't happening this season. Johnson is a solid WR2 but the lack of touchdowns severely caps his upside going forward.
By Christopher Morgan, Colts Correspondent, Fri, Oct 3rd 7:36pm EDT
Johnson (ankle) did not practice Friday and is listed as 'Questionable' for this weekend's game against Dallas. Johnson also missed practice on Wednesday and was limited on Thursday. (Source: houstontexans.com
Fantasy Impact: Its unclear how serious Johnson's ankle injury is and he could be a game-time decision this weekend. But, it is usually a bad sign when a player doesn't practice on Friday. You may want to start looking at other options this week at wide receiver.
By Christopher Morgan, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Sep 29th 2:11pm EDT
Johnson caught 6 passes for 71 yards in Sunday's win over the Bills to move past former Titan/Oiler Derrick Mason into 12th place all-time in receptions. He also left Sunday's game briefly with an ankle injury but returned. (Source: ESPN.com
Fantasy Impact: On the one hand, this was a big milestone for Johnson. On the other, his somewhat pedestrian state-line seems to be the norm for him this year. In PPR leagues, he is a solid WR2, but in standard he is (unfortunately) no better than WR3/flex.
By Christopher Morgan, Colts Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 7:49pm EDT
Johnson only managed 4 catches for 24 yards in Sunday's loss. Johnson has yet to find the end zone this season but is leading the team in catches. (Source: NFL.com
Fantasy Impact: Johnson is having a somewhat rough debut this season, especially in standard leagues. In PPR, the lack of touchdowns hurts less, but 24 receiving yards is a clunker any way you cut it. Look for a return to form against the 26th ranked passing defense of the Bills in Week 4.
By Christopher Morgan, Colts 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, Colts 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, Colts 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, Colts 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 Saturdayâ€™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, Colts 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, Colts 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.
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