The 49ers have acquired WR Stevie Johnson from the Bills in exchange for a conditional 2015 4th-round pick that can become a 3rd-rounder, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. There was no room left for Johnson in Buffalo after the team added WR Sammy Watkins on Thursday night. The Bills will roll with Watkins, Mike Williams and Robert Woods as their top 3 receivers. In San Francisco, Johnson will slide in as the #3 WR behind Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin. The 49ers had 3 WRs on the field a league-low 26% of the time last year. That mark will certainly rise in 2014, but Johnson figures to struggle for consistent targets and reliable weekly fantasy value.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Chargers WR Stevie Johnson will miss the entire season following surgery to repair a torn meniscus. San Diego already signed WR James Jones after Johnson's injury, but we're not much interested in him for fantasy purposes. Johnson's absence should mean more for players such as TEs Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry and RB Danny Woodhead.
Chargers WR Stevie Johnson suffered a torn meniscus in Sunday's practice and will undergo surgery soon, according to NFL Network's Michael Silver. It's "unclear" whether the injury will end Johnson's season, Silver adds. It certainly sounds like the 30-year-old is looking at an extended absence, though. He's not worth rostering in redraft fantasy leagues. Johnson is mostly a short-range possession receiver for San Diego, so his absence figures to benefit Keenan Allen, Antonio Gates and Danny Woodhead most. Dontrelle Inman, Javontee Herndon and Tyrell Williams will battle to take Johnson's #3 WR spot.
Chargers WR Stevie Johnson suffered a right knee injury Sunday, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Johnson reportedly applied no pressure to the leg as he was carried off the field. We have yet to see an update on the specific injury. The team is likely awaiting further testing to solidify a diagnosis. We'll keep an eye on the situation. A Johnson injury wouldn't significantly alter fantasy outlooks, though it could mean more targets available for rookie TE Hunter Henry and perhaps help RB Danny Woodhead.
Chargers WR Stevie Johnson (groin) is inactive for today’s game against the Broncos. Malcom Floyd, Dontrelle Inman and Javontee Herndon will serve as San Diego’s top 3 WRs.
Chargers WR Stevie Johnson (groin) is questionable for this weekend's game against the Broncos. He put in a full practice on Wednesday but was limited on Thursday and Friday. At less than 100% in a brutal matchup, Johnson isn't a recommended Week 17 fantasy play.
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