F - PHO
Cameron Johnson came alive for the Suns, scoring 19 points (6-11 FG, 3-3 FT), along with grabbing 12 rebounds, handing out four assists, and hitting four three's across 40 minutes in a win against the Mavericks.
Johnson hit two milestones in the win tonight, setting a new career-high in rebounds and also achieving the first double-double of his young career. Johnson may have earned more minutes after this showing, hitting double-figures in his past two games. DFS players take note as he may be trending as a cheap value play if he can string together more performances like this.
Cameron Johnson totaled 19 points (6-12 FG, 4-8 3PT, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, three assists, and three steals in 25 minutes in the Suns’ 117-106 win over the Raptors on Tuesday.
Johnson took advantage of his spot start, in place of Dario Saric, and registered 19 points in the win over the Raptors. After focusing on increasing his physical presence by adding muscle to his 6"8' frame during the break, it seems he has managed to find the right balance to become a constant contributor coming off the bench. In three games, the rookie has averaged 24.7 minutes of playing time, 13.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, and 2.0 steals while shooting 50.0 percent from the floor and 41.2 percent from beyond the arc. There should be a good amount of opportunity for Johnson to take advantage of throughout the eight "seeding" games. Should he find more consistency in his play, he could become a solid acquisition option in deep-league formats, and a possible value flier in DFS as a part of a stars-and-scrubs lineup.
Cameron Johnson appears to have added some muscle throughout the NBA shut down, receiving praise from coach Monty Williams.
The rookie out of the University of North Carolina has done a good job of carving out a consistent role this year coming off the bench. Johnson has played 49 games for the Suns, averaging 20.3 minutes of playing time, 8.1 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and .6 steals per game. His “gains” could lead to new opportunities, making him a possible deep-league play, but for now, it would be best to take a wait-and-see approach.
Cam Johnson (illness) will not play Friday against the Portland Trailblazers.
Unfortunate timing for Johnson, who was coming off a career-high 21 points against the Raptors on Tuesday. Based on how depleted the Phoenix Suns roster is, Johnson will get plenty of chances and deserves to be owned in all formats.
Cameron Johnson amassed 21 points (7-16 FG, 5-13 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, three blocks, two assists, and one steal across 33 minutes as the Suns lost to the Raptors 123-114 on Tuesday.
The 21 points, five three-pointers, and three blocks were season highs for Johnson, who logged 30-plus minutes for the first time since December 27th. He's been up and down all year due to lack of consistent playing time but talent hasn't ever been an issue for the rookie. To say the Suns are shorthanded right now would be an understatement and it presents a massive opportunity for Johnson. He's probably earned more playing time with his performance and with the Suns missing some key contributors Johnson could start to see his minutes expand down the stretch. He's worth keeping tabs on as we enter the final month of the fantasy regular season.