WR - FA
Week 13 Outlook
Bisi Johnson was feared to have suffered a torn ACL in Saturday’s preseason game. An MRI on Sunday confirmed the tear, ending Johnson’s season.
A tough break for Johnson who has now torn his ACL in both knees over the last two seasons. Johnson was praised heavily in camp by new head coach Kevin O’Connell as he seemed to be a player that would factor into the offense this year. The 25-year-old is scheduled to be a free agent in the offseason.
Minnesota Vikings WR Olabisi Johnson was placed on injured reserve after suffering a torn ACL on July 31st.
Johnson will miss the 2021 season as he recovers from an ACL tear in his right knee. The non-contact injury occurred during 1-on-1 drills in Friday’s practice. The third-year pro amassed 45 receptions for 483 yards and three touchdowns in his first two seasons with the Vikings. The Vikings signed Dede Westbrook and Chad Beebe to compete for the WR3 position in Minnesota but are likely going to be behind Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen, Dalvin Cook and Irv Smith in targets this season.
Vikings WR Olabisi Johnson suffered a torn ACL in practice Friday, according to Tom Pelissero.
In his first two seasons for the Vikings, Johnson totaled 45 receptions on 64 targets for 483 yards and three touchdowns. Earlier this week, the Vikings signed Dede Westbrook, who is coincidentally working his way back from a torn ACL suffered Week 7 last season.
Olabisi Johnson brought in all seven of his targets for 74 yards and converted a two-point conversion in the Vikings’ 28-27 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
Johnson drew a start in place of Adam Thielen (reserve/COVID list) and produced easily his best game of the season. Sporting a 6/102 receiving line entering this one, Johnson more than doubled his receptions and nearly matched his yardage output through this performance. If Thielen is ruled out for Week 13 against Jacksonville, Johnson offers some flex appeal in deeper leagues, though Kirk Cousins won't be expected to throw 45 passes like he did in Week 12.
The Minnesota Vikings list WR Olabisi Johnson as the starter in place of Adam Thielen (reserve/COVID-19).
Johnson hasn’t gotten a ton of reps of late with Justin Jefferson coming into the scene, but he’ll see a nice uptick in snaps today against the Panthers. He’s still not much more than a WR5 play in Week 12.