By Aaron Hemenway, Texans 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, Texans 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, Texans 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, Texans 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, Texans 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, 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.
Breaking Football | Oct 20th
A Houston Texans-Pittsburgh Steelers matchup doesn’t exactly jump off the page when it comes to “great” prime time NFL matchups, but these are some fairly evenly-matched teams. So there’s that. They’re both 3-3 and seemingly on the fringe of the AFC playoff picture at the moment. What can we expect when it comes to fantasy tonight? Who should you start? Quarterbacks R...
Rotoworld | Oct 10th
The Rotoworld staff discusses aging WR2s, including Roddy White and Andre Johnson.
Breaking Football | Oct 5th
As always, we have your weekly injury report update heading into Sunday and Monday games right here. After a rough few weeks of injuries to star players, big names are starting to return to the field where we all need them to be. Make sure to check this list a couple hours before game time to make sure your lineups are properly set. Fantasy football is tough enough, don’t let starting an inj...
Yahoo! Sports | Oct 4th
There are a few big names we have to sort through, but overall it's a reasonable injury landscape this week. Get your copay ready and let's sort it out, starting with the wide receivers and tight ends.
• Andre Johnson (ankle) is listed as questionable after a light week. He had a partial practice on Thursday and sat out the other two main days. Even if he goes at Dallas, he won't b...