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Posted: 8/13/2014 10:30am ET
Huddle Up: After getting shut out in the exhibition opener, the Texans are finally getting some of their offensive weapons back. No reason to overwork AJ in the preseason, but at least he'll get some work in with Houston's QB-of-the-moment Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Posted: 8/12/2014 8:21pm ET
Huddle Up: The combination of Johnson's acting-up hammy and the questions swirling around the Texans' new offense and QB, have dropped Johnson's draft stock to the fourth or fifth round (ADP of 45.66) in 10- and 12-team leagues. O'Brien and the Texans are holding out hope that the wideout will be able to play Saturday in the team's home preseason opener against the Falcons.
Posted: 8/7/2014 4:10pm ET
Huddle Up: The good news for Johnson's fantasy owners is that the wideout reported to camp on time. The bad news, though, is that the WR's hammy started acting up soon after, and that could mean trouble given his injury track record. Something to definitely keep an eye on.
Posted: 7/29/2014 5:59pm ET
Huddle Up: This was reported as an early-camp strain and nothing more at this point, but it immediately conjures up painful memories of the WR's hammy-hampered 2011 campaign (7 games) in which he recorded career lows across the board with 33 catches, 492 yards and 2 TDs.
Posted: 7/26/2014 12:46pm ET
Huddle Up: Sounds like AJ is far from holding out. But he'll be breaking in a new quarterback and a new system and has DeAndre Hopkins nipping at his heels, so he's also moving the wrong direction from his days as an elite fantasy receiver.
Posted: 7/25/2014 9:48am ET
Huddle Up: There was some talk about AJ holding out, but he'll work on negotiating a new deal while honoring his old one.
Posted: 7/22/2014 6:56pm ET
Huddle Up: Hey, it's better than not being seen or heard from at all, but the next key date is Friday when the Texans are scheduled to report to camp. The team's first workout is the following day.
Posted: 7/11/2014 12:11am ET
Huddle Up: The Raiders could certainly use a top-level wideout after lacking one for years, and it would bring about a reunion with former-Texans' QB Matt Schaub. Still, even if the Raiders are one of the interested teams, an unnamed source is reporting that there also are three others. All this speculation, however, is just that as everything is contingent on the situation between the Texans and the disgruntled wideout reaching the trade stage in the first place.
Posted: 7/9/2014 9:35pm ET
Huddle Up: We knew AJ wasn't thrilled about the Houston rebuilding project, but if he's going to take his ball and go home his fantasy value takes an even bigger hit than simply being saddled with Ryan Fitzpatrick as his quarterback.
Posted: 6/17/2014 7:23pm ET
Huddle Up: Johnson hasn't been at any of the Texans' offseason workouts as he ponders his future with the franchise. Meanwhile, it's put the veteran WR behind in learning the team's new offense, but head coach Bill O'Brien doesn't seem too concerned. "I believe based on the different systems that he's been in that he'd be able to pick up on our system," O'Brien told the Associated Press. "He's a bright guy, a very bright guy and a guy that's done a lot in this league. So I think he'd be able to figure it out."
Posted: 5/27/2014 9:04pm ET
Huddle Up: True to his word, the unhappy Johnson is staying away from off-season workouts, but things won't start getting serious until we start talking about missed training camp time.
Posted: 5/22/2014 10:41pm ET
Huddle Up: Clearly the best solution for the Texans is to convince the All-Pro to stay as trading him would result in a sizable cap hit and would leave the team's WR corps without a proven commodity.
Posted: 5/19/2014 12:51am ET
Huddle Up: Johnson could very well be dealt somewhere, but Baltimore does seem to be a longshot and already has its own, current former Texans' wideout in Jacoby Jones.
Posted: 5/17/2014 12:33pm ET
Huddle Up: With the Texans apparently in rebuilding mode, and devoid of experience at quarterback, you can't blame AJ for his concern. He'll flex his veteran muscles by not showing up for offseason activities, but there's no reason to think his absence extends into training camp or when the games start to count.
Posted: 5/15/2014 8:18pm ET
Huddle Up: The question is who wouldn't be interested in Johnson, who's topped 100 catches in 4 of the last 6 seasons and 1,200 receiving yards in 5 of the past 6 campaigns? The Pats, though, are especially WR-needy having done little to address their outside-the-numbers question other than signing Brandon LaFell (Panthers).
Posted: 5/13/2014 6:19pm ET
Huddle Up: Johnson, who will turn 33 in July, insists his unhappiness isn't about his contract, but rather that he's closer to the end rather than the beginning with a rebuilding offense led -- for now -- by journeyman QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. We'll see if the Texans want to patch things up or are open to dealing the 7-time Pro Bowler, who had his 5th 100-catch season this past season with 109 grabs for 1,407 yards and 5 TDs.
Posted: 2/14/2014 11:49am ET
Huddle Up: Doesn't sound as if Johnson's wrist injury will prevent him from participating in any of the Texans' offseason workouts with their new coaching staff.
Posted: 2/13/2014 8:47pm ET
Huddle Up: This just might come to fruition if the Texans get a solid offer. Houston's top need is at QB, but there doesn't appear to be a clear-cut signal-caller fully worthy of the No. 1 overall choice. Stay tuned . . .
Posted: 12/20/2013 6:30pm ET
Huddle Up: Johnson has been limited in 2 straight practices after sitting out Wednesday, but you should be able to count on him as usual. Just check back Sunday morning with the Huddle's Game-Day Inactives, Injury and Weather report.
Posted: 12/18/2013 7:17pm ET
Huddle Up: This is a new injury for Johnson and something to be monitored but he's still expected to start this week against Denver. He'll be a WR1, especially considering Houston will likely be behind and have to throw the ball a lot.
Posted: 10/11/2013 2:22pm ET
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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