Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson is trying to make up for lost time after skipping OTAs and minicamp. He has about six weeks to grasp new head coach Bill O'Brien's offense and all that it will ask of him. Johnson does have a lot to learn, and that excites him.
"I think it's just gonna be fun for me, me picking up the things I need to pick up, [O'Brien] telling me that he's gonna move me around a lot and stuff like that," Johnson said Saturday. "So it's going to be interesting to see because I really wasn't moved a whole lot before, so I just got to, day-by-day, just progressively get better and make sure that I'm on top of everything .... "
Holdout drama dominated the news around Johnson this spring, but he's back to work and getting ready to play. I understand fantasy owners being skittish of Johnson's prospects with Ryan Fitzpatrick as his quarterback. But Johnson has been one of the NFL's most consistent receivers for years now, and I seem to remember his productivity being just fine with Matt Schaub and Case Keenum last season. Fitzpatrick can't be any worse.
Johnson is a low-end WR1 currently being drafted in the fourth round.