Andre Johnson | WR | Houston Texans
Posted: 10/11/2013 2:22pm et
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson said he is ready to go in the team's Week 6 game, despite a shin bruise.
Huddle Up: Johnson has a great match-up this week against the Rams. Fantasy owners should start him with confidence even with Matt Schaub's recent struggles.
Posted: 10/9/2013 6:05pm et
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (shin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Huddle Up: Nothing major to note, but keep an eye on him through the rest of the week. We don't want a Calvin Johnson situation to happen to you.
Posted: 9/27/2013 10:31am et
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson thinks he'll play in Week 4.
Huddle Up: Johnson has been battling through a shin injury, but he seems optimistic about his availability this weekend and who are we to argue?
Posted: 9/25/2013 6:00pm et
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak indicated WR Andre Johnson (shin) could be a game-time decision for Week 4 because Johnson's injured shin is still sore. Kubiak said the team will see if Johnson can practice Thursday, Sept. 26.
Huddle Up: Given nagging injuries, it might be time to bench Johnson until further notice. Keep an eye on his injury situation this week if you desperately need him to start.
Posted: 9/23/2013 8:07pm et
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson is being listed as day-to-day with a shin injury. He was injured in the second quarter of Week 2 and did not return against the Baltimore Ravens. Johnson has 25 catches for 258 yards and no touchdowns this season.
Huddle Up: Johnson's injury doesn't sound overly alarming and might be able to play in Week 4. See what the wideout can do in practice this week.
Posted: 9/23/2013 9:19am et
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson is scheduled to have an MRI Monday, Sept. 23, on his bruised shin. He was kicked in the shin in the Week 3 game against the Baltimore Ravens. He attempted to return in the second half after X-rays at halftime came back negative, but he did not remain in the game for long. 'I watched him the first play, we threw the ball the first play, and I wanted to see him run,' head coach Gary Kubiak said. 'I did not think he could run the way he needs to...so we took him out.'
Huddle Up: Rookie DeAndre Hopkins stepped up in Johnson's absence in Week 2, but the Texans didn't have as much success sans Andre in Week 3. We'll await results of the MRI before speculating what it might mean for the Houston passing game, but obviously the loss of AJ for any length of time would be a significant blow.
Posted: 9/19/2013 4:44pm et
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (concussion) returned to practice Thursday, Sept. 19, and is expected to start in Week 3.
Huddle Up: Sounds as if Johnson has cleared all the post-concussion hurdles and will be good to go for Sunday's game in Baltimore.
Posted: 9/19/2013 11:13am et
Updating previous reports, Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson is in the final stage of the concussion protocol to be able to play in Week 3. The last stage is practicing in pads, which could occur Friday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: The plan all along was for Johnson to be ready for Week 3, and he looks to be right on track. Barring a setback, plan on him being available for the Texans' game this weekend.
Posted: 9/18/2013 12:17pm et
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson is expected to play in Week 3.
Huddle Up: Johnson exited the Texans' Week 2 win with a concussion, but all signs point towards him getting the necessary clearance to be on the field in Week 3.
Posted: 9/16/2013 5:22pm et
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said WR Andre Johnson (concussion) is making progress in his recovery from a concussion. Kubiak said the team will determine his status at the end of the week because he has to go through the concussion protocol.
Huddle Up: "Progress" does not guarantee playing time this week. You will have to keep an eye on his situation, but concussion protocol means he could be ruled out even if he is able to practice.
Posted: 9/16/2013 9:53am et
Updating previous reports, Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson was OK and wanted to go back in the Week 2 game after suffering a mild concussion.
Huddle Up: Once it's diagnosed as a concussion, of course, there's a protocol the team must follow before the player returns to the field. Johnson will go through that protocol this week, which means until he passes the proper tests his availability for Week 3 is uncertain. Meanwhile, DeAndre Hopkins looked pretty good stepping up for AJ in the Texans' overtime win.
Posted: 9/15/2013 9:10pm et
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (concussion) suffered a head injury late in the Week 2 game against the Tennessee Titans, and he was undergoing concussion protocol testing afterward.
Huddle Up: Monitor this throughout the week. A concussion could automatically rule Johnson out for a game or two.
Posted: 9/4/2013 12:42am et
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson's salary was reduced from $10.5 million this year to $5 million in base salary and $5.5 million in bonuses. The change was made after the team signed LB Brian Cushing to a new six-year deal.
Huddle Up: Johnson turned 32 in July and is coming off a career year in terms of receiving yardage (1,598). He's currently the seventh WR going in drafts this year with an ADP of 29.98.
Posted: 7/7/2013 11:31pm et
Some opponents believe Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson has lost a half step and do not think he is as explosive has he was in the past.
Huddle Up: Johnson is on the wrong side of 30, turning 32 this month, but sure looked to be more than explosive enough this past season when he established a career high with 1,598 receiving yards while his 14.3 average yards per catch was a half-yard better than his career average of 13.8. In other words, let's not write off AJ just yet . . .
Posted: 6/5/2013 10:17am et
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson caught 112 passes for 1,598 yards in 2012, which ended up being 58.1 percent of all Texans pass targets, a league high percentage. Head coach Gary Kubiak does not intend on scaling back the percentage and spreading it around in 2013. "It's going to happen again," Kubiak said.
Huddle Up: Good news for those banking on AJ in PPR leagues. Now if he could maybe just once get to double-digit touchdowns in a season... Hey, after six total the last two years maybe we should just settle for five.
Posted: 4/21/2013 11:37pm et
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson said he would like to play five more seasons before his career is over.
Huddle Up: Johnson, who will be 32 when the season kicks off, looked to be running a career fade pattern after missing a combined 12 games over the the 2010 and 2011 seasons and recording 119 catches for 1,708 yards, but he nearly matched those totals in 2012 alone, hauling in 112 passes for a career-high 1,598 yards. He most certainly could use a more formidable running mate on the other side, but Johnson again figures to ranks among the top 10 fantasy wideouts this coming season barring an injury.
Posted: 2/7/2013 9:42pm et
The Houston Texans must look to add a No. 2 receiving option in the offseason who can help take pressure off of WR Andre Johnson. There was a 71-catch difference between the number of balls Johnson caught (112) and the second-best wide receiver caught (WR Kevin Walter, 41) this past season.
Huddle Up: The Texans added a trio of young wideouts -- DeVier Posey, Lestar Jean and Keshawn Martin -- last offseason and they might just bank on one of three stepping forward rather thancommiting more resources to the position. If they do add another WR, though, it figures to be an older, experienced vet.
Posted: 1/31/2013 10:59pm et
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson has triggered a $3.3 million escalator in his contract and is now scheduled to earn a $9.5 million base salary in 2013.
Huddle Up: Well deserved after Johnson finished with the second-most catches (112) and most yards (1,598) in his 10-year career. The only disappointment for Johnson's fantasy owners were his 4 TD catches.
Posted: 12/18/2012 2:21pm et
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (groin) had only nine catches for 164 yards in the first four games of the season, but he wasn't completely healed from a groin injury that he suffered in training camp. Since Week 4, Johnson has averaged 8.4 catches and 119.6 yards per game. 'I'm feeling a lot better,' Johnson said. 'I feel like my explosion came back. That's a big part of my game, so I feel a lot better than I did at the beginning.' He's coming off an eight-game stretch in which he has 68 catches for 1,002 yards. Johnson needs just seven grabs and 140 yards in the final two games to join former WR Marvin Harrison as the only receivers with at least 100 catches and 1,500 yards in three seasons. He could also join former WR Jerry Rice as the only wideouts with 100 catches and 1,500 yards in their 10th season or later.
Huddle Up: Johnson has made quite a rebound from his injury-filled 2011 season and his slow start to 2012, and it's paid big dividends to those fantasy owners who've believed in him. He's now regained his place among the elite fantasy WRs, especially in PPR leagues.