Stevie Johnson, WR, Chargers: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Stevie Johnson, WR, Chargers

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
WR - #77 262.03 SD Probable 8 years 29 6'2 207 @StevieJohnson13

2015 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)

Last updated on Dec-05-2015 by Shawn Childs


Week 13 DFS Update (12/5): Johnson had his third straight game with seven catches, which led to a season high in yards (92), with a TD and 28 targets. On the year he has three TDs. The Broncos have the No.1 WR defense in the league and the top slot CB Chris Harris, who is expected to cover Johnson. This is a tough matchup with limited upside.

I don't think there is any doubt Johnson will emerge as the WR2 for the Chargers in 2015. After three straight seasons with 1,000-plus yards and 75-plus catches, Steve struggled through an injury plagued season with Bills in 2013 where he only caught 52 of his 101 targets for 597 yards with three TDs. His value never emerged in 2014 for the 49ers due to him being the third WR in San Fran and QB Colin Kaepernick struggling to make plays in the passing game. He flashed upside in Week 3 when Johnson caught all nine of his targets for 103 yards, but he finished year with the fourth-most WR snaps behind WR Anquan Boldin, WR Michael Crabtree, and WR Brandon Lloyd. This year he'll fill the void created by the loss of WR Eddie Royal (62/778/7 on 91 targets). Johnson will see more value of looks deeper downfield, which give him a baseline of 70-plus catches for 1,000-plus yards and a half dozen TDs. He'll play well in the Fantasy market as a WR3 with some upside. In the early draft season, Johnson has an ADP of 214, which makes him a WR6 as the 68th WR selected. At this price point, there is no risk with high upside.

2015 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
Expert Mock
August 5th, 2015
12.07 RotoCurve - Rathburn - Should emerge as the 2nd WR in SD behind Allen. Rivers going to get 4000 yds/30 TD again. (Comments Added Thu Aug 6 4:27:40 p.m. ET 2015)
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