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James Johnson

James Johnson


Height: 6' 7"Weight: 240 lbsAge: 34College: Wake ForestDrafted: #16 (1st Rd.)

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Rank F #155
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James Johnson gets the start on Tuesday, modestly fills the stat sheet

James Johnson put up eight points (4-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt) to go along with three rebounds, three assists, and two steals over 28 minutes in the Mavericks 110-107 win over the Celtics on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact

Kristaps Porzingis missed his second-straight game with lower back tightness and Maxi Kleber was also out with an ankle sprain so Johnson drew the start. He was playing for the first time since February 4th and played a quietly efficient game. Johnson can be an effective fantasy performer if he gets the minutes but he hasn't been playing at all over the last month. Johnson will head back to the bench as soon as Porzingis and Kleber are back in the lineup.

Jon Mathisen1 week ago
James Johnson is available to play against the Timberwolves

James Johnson is available to play against the Timberwolves after dealing with left knee soreness.

Fantasy Impact

Johnson is averaging 18.4 minutes, 6.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.8 blocks. His ability to "stuff" the stat-sheet keep him relevant in DFS formats as a deep flier; however it would be wise not to force him in your lineups.

Joel E. Ruffin Jr.3 weeks ago
James Johnson swats four shots on Wednesday

James Johnson ended up with eight points (4-9 FG, 0-3Pt), seven rebounds, four blocks, three assists, and one steal over 22 minutes in the Mavericks 116-104 loss to the Jazz on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

Johnson swatted a season-high four shots while chipping in seven boards and three dimes. He's been a solid all around contributor for fantasy purposes over the last few weeks but his role could soon decrease as Josh Richardson and Dorian Finney-Smith both returned from long health and safety protocol absences. He'll likely retain some value over the next game or two as the aforementioned duo will take a little time to work themselves into game shape.

Jon Mathisen5 weeks ago
James Johnson provides season-best 16 points on Monday

James Johnson managed 16 points (7-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block over 31minutes as the Mavericks were defeated by the Nuggets 117-113 on Monday.

Fantasy Impact

Johnson made a big impact on Monday when he played 31 minutes and put up 16 points, both of which were season highs for the power forward. He's played a much larger role for Dallas since January 9th, when the team lost Maxi Kleber, Dorian Finney-Smith, Dwight Powell, and Josh Richardson to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Over the last nine games, Johnson is averaging 25.2 minutes, 9.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.5 blocks per game. He's capable of contributing to all categories and is worthy of roster consideration in deeper leagues as long as he continues to play big minutes at a consistent rate.

Jon Mathisen5 weeks ago
James Johnson scores season-high 15 points in Monday's loss

James Johnson provided 15 points (6-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT) with six rebounds, two assists, and one block over 27 minutes in the Mavericks 116-93 loss to the Raptors on Monday.

Fantasy Impact

Johnson put up a season-high 15 points in the blowout loss while shooting 54-percent from the field. He's been a solid contributor for the Mavs all year and has done more heavy lifting recently with Dallas being shorthanded. Through Monday, he's averaging 18.4 minutes, 6.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.4 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.2-percent from the field.

Jon Mathisen6 weeks ago
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