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By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Mon, Oct 20th 11:58am EDT

Stevie caught 5 passes for 79 yards and a touchdown on Sunday night.

Fantasy Impact: The 49ers played catch up the entire game, but just couldn't get their offense going. The only person who could get open and actually catch passes was Stevie. He may still be behind Crabtree and Boldin on the depth chart, but he's earning Kap's trust and targets. He could be a sneaky WR3 down the stretch.

By Aaron Cross, 49ers Correspondent, Tue, Sep 30th 10:14pm EDT

Johnson made an absolutely great touchdown catch where he leaned out towards the sideline to show off his great hand strength and still managed to tap both feet inbounds. Although his only catch of the game, it made it very apparent why the Niners jumped at the opportunity to get him this off season.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson should continue to provide good numbers as a wide receiver for deeper fantasy leagues. The targets won't be there every week, but he and Kaepernick are on the same page more often than not. He's also very crafty in his route running, so he'll have lots of opportunities against the opposing team's weaker defensive backs, because of being the number 3 WR on the depth chart.

By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Sun, Sep 21st 8:48pm EDT

Stevie Johnson caught 9 balls for 103 yards during San Francisco's second loss.

Fantasy Impact: With Vernon Davis out, Stevie Johnson reaped the benefits. He caught all 9 of the passes that came his way. Once Vernon comes back from his injury, Stevie will go back to being used infrequently. He's not worth a roster spot if Vernon Davis is healthy and active.

By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 8:55pm EDT

The 49ers deactivated Brandon Lloyd and Quinton Patton, which shows how much faith the 49ers have in Stevie Johnson. Johnson caught 2 passes for 26 yards and played on 26 out of 67 offensive plays.

Fantasy Impact: Stevie caught some key passes to allow the 49ers to stay in the game. He may be called upon more, if Vernon Davis is out for an extended period of time. He gets a bump, but you can't start him unless you are in a very deep league.

By Andrew Sears, 49ers Correspondent, Wed, Aug 27th 3:28pm EDT

Both players noted that Johnson has an "unorthodox" route running style and it has caused the QB/WR combo to be off at times. As Johnson puts it, “I set up my routes a little different. It's a gift and a curse. Because it can take some time to build chemistry with quarterbacks. But at the same time, the gift is that you know you can get open.” (Source: Sacramento Bee)

Fantasy Impact: This is mostly a case of a new QB and new WR working out the kinks. Johnson doesn't figure to be anything more than a bit player for fantasy teams this year, anyway. He's currently rated as the 76th best WR at FantasyPros.

RotoBaller | Sep 24th
BALLER MOVE: Add / Stash in Deeper Leagues Owned in 48% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Last week, Stevie Johnson had a breakout game for the 49ers as he caught all 9 of his targets from Colin Kaepernick for 103 total yards. Johnson benefited from TE Vernon Davis being out, and replacement tight end Derek Carrier only being targeted twice. It […]