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Despite flirting with Fantasy relevancy and preseason hype, Johnson has struggled to find any consistency. Getting hurt this offseason won't help things. Johnson averaged the 18th-most Fantasy points per game in PPR and has struggled to earn a consistent target share throughout his career. Volume has been a big factor in Johnson's lack of consistency. In 2023, he averaged the 26th-most touches among TEs but was under three touches per game. He also averaged just the 19th-most targets per game at TE. Furthermore, Johnson hurt his foot in June and did not have a timetable for his return. It all points to Johnson not being on the Fantasy radar in 2024.

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2024
2023 37 368 9.95 4 0.00 564.3
2022 42 508 12.10 7 0.00 885.5
3y Avg. 31 345 11.13 5 0.00 553.9
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Fantasy News

  • Saints' Juwan Johnson: Needs foot surgery

    Johnson will have foot surgery next week and be out for a while, but he has a chance to be ready for the start of the season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Johnson seemingly suffered the injury during June minicamp and now figures to miss most or all of training camp and the preseason. His upcoming absence will leave more first-team reps for Foster Moreau and Taysom Hill, neither of whom is a clean fit for Johnson's role as the passing-down tight end. Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports that the Saints are working out TE Sal Cannella, who starred in the UFL this spring and led the league's tight ends in yards (496) and touchdowns (six).
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  • Saints' Juwan Johnson: Injures lower leg

    Johnson recently suffered a lower leg injury and is expected to miss "a good amount of time," Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports. Details on the injury haven't been reported, with Underhill only noting that he hasn't heard that the injury will impact Johnson's availability for the start of the regular season. It sounds like Johnson may not be ready for the start of training camp, in which case Foster Moreau and Taysom Hill likely would get more snaps with the first-team offense. A calf injury cost Johnson four games last season, and he generally had a quiet year until exploding over the final four weeks for 216 yards and three touchdowns on 24 targets. Prior to that, he had 152 yards and one TD in nine games.
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  • Saints' Juwan Johnson: Catches three passes in finale

    Johnson gathered in all three targets for 40 yards during Sunday's 48-17 win versus the Falcons. Johnson led the Saints' tight ends in receiving yards for the third week in a row, and he finished with 15 catches (on 22 targets) for 178 yards and two touchdowns over that span. This marks an encourgaing ending to a rather up-and-down campaign for the 27-year-old tight end. Across 13 games this season, Johnson tallied 37 receptions (on 59 targets) for 368 yards and four touchdowns, marking a slight downtick from his career-best 2022 season.
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  • Saints' Juwan Johnson: Suiting up Sunday

    Johnson (chest) is active for Sunday's game versus the Falcons. Johnson spent some time on the sideline last Sunday in Tampa Bay due to a shoulder injury but was able to finish the contest. As the Saints kicked off Week 18 prep, he was listed as a non-participant due to a chest issue Wednesday, but he capped it with back-to-back limited sessions before entering the weekend as questionable. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Sunday morning that Johnson was slated to suit up, which has been confirmed upon the team posting its list of inactives. Johnson will look to keep up his recent hot streak against an Atlanta defense that has given up the sixth-most catches (90) to opposing tight ends in 16 games this season.
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  • Saints' Juwan Johnson: On track to play

    Johnson (chest), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Johnson carries an injury designation into the regular-season finale after he sat out practice Wednesday before closing Week 18 prep with a pair of limited sessions. Though he sustained the chest injury in last week's 23-13 win over the Buccaneers, Johnson was able to return to the contest and finished with his best stat line of the season, as he hauled in eight of 12 targets for 90 yards and a touchdown. Assuming he's officially cleared ahead of Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff, Johnson could remain a prominent part of the passing attack with receiver Michael Thomas (knee) stuck on injured reserve and with wideout A.T. Perry (illness) and running back Alvin Kamara (ankle) both listed as questionable but uncertain to play.
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  • Saints' Juwan Johnson: Sleeper TEs

    Johnson is getting hot at the right time for the Saints and Fantasy managers with a touchdown in each of his past two games. This week, he's facing the Buccaneers, and Tampa Bay is No. 5 in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends this season. A tight end has scored at least 14.7 PPR points in three games in a row against the Buccaneers, and hopefully Johnson will follow suit in Week 17. Johnson is worth using as a low-end starting option in all leagues.
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  • Saints' Juwan Johnson: Manages limited practice Thursday

    Johnson (chest) practiced on a limited basis Thursday. Johnson followed up Wednesday's absence from practice with some activity one day later, signifying progress through his current chest issue. He has one more session Friday to prove his health before the Saints potentially tag him with a designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Falcons. If do-it-all running back Alvin Kamara (ankle) sits out this weekend, an active Johnson could benefit from the trickle-down effect of the former's 6.6 targets per game being freed up.
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  • Saints' Juwan Johnson: TEs to Start

    Johnson is closing the season on a tear, and hopefully he has one more great outing in him in Week 18 against Atlanta. Johnson has scored a touchdown in three games in a row, and he just had eight catches for 90 yards and a touchdown on 12 targets at Tampa Bay in Week 17. He had four catches for 45 yards on seven targets in Week 12 at Atlanta, and I like him as a top-10 Fantasy tight end in all leagues this week. The Falcons are also No. 7 in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends for the season.
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  • Saints' Juwan Johnson: Week 18 Waiver Priority List

    Johnson might be the best player of all the waiver wire options to get this week given his recent production heading into Week 18 against Atlanta. He's scored a touchdown in three games in a row, and he just had eight catches for 90 yards and a touchdown on 12 targets at Tampa Bay in Week 17. He had four catches for 45 yards on seven targets in Week 12 at Atlanta, and I like him as a top-10 Fantasy tight end in all leagues this week. The Falcons are also No. 7 in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends.
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  • Saints' Juwan Johnson: Season-best performance in win

    Johnson brought in eight of 12 targets for 90 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' 23-13 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday. Johnson was the surprise leader in receptions, receiving yards and targets for the Saints, posting season bests across all three categories. The fourth-year pro has now scored in three straight contests as well, and he could play a key role again in a Week 18 divisional clash against a Falcons team that's given up plenty of production to tight ends all season.
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  • Saints' Juwan Johnson: Back in Sunday's game

    Johnson (shoulder) has returned to Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports. Johnson had been forced out of the contest with a shoulder issue, but the tight end will resume action and look to build off the 3/19/1 receiving line he had logged prior to his exit.
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  • Saints' Juwan Johnson: Sleepers (Start/Sit)

    Johnson is getting hot at the right time for the Saints and Fantasy managers with a touchdown in each of his past two games. This week, he's facing the Buccaneers, and Tampa Bay is No. 5 in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends this season. A tight end has scored at least 14.7 PPR points in three games in a row against the Buccaneers, and hopefully Johnson will follow suit in Week 17. Johnson is worth using as a low-end starting option in all leagues.
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  • Saints' Juwan Johnson: Week 17 Waiver Priority List

    Johnson has scored a touchdown in each of his past two games, and he's getting hot at the right time for the Saints and Fantasy managers. He just had four catches for 48 yards and a touchdown on seven targets at the Rams, and he's facing the Buccaneers in Week 17, with Tampa Bay the No. 5 team in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends this season. Johnson is worth using as a low-end starting option in all leagues in Week 17.
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  • Saints' Juwan Johnson: Scores third TD in loss

    Johnson secured four of seven targets for 48 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' 30-22 loss to the Rams on Thursday night. The talented tight end was third in receptions, receiving yards and targets for the Saints, and the latter two figures set and tied a season high, respectively. Johnson's catch total was his highest since Week 12 as well, and he scored for the second time in four days on a five-yard touchdown grab just past the midway point of the fourth quarter. Johnson next takes aim at a Buccaneers defense that's been vulnerable to tight ends all season when the Saints square off with their division rival in a Week 17 road matchup on New Year's Eve.
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  • Saints' Juwan Johnson: Finds end zone Week 15

    Johnson gathered in both of his targets for 38 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 24-6 victory versus the Giants. Johnson caught a wide open 23-yard touchdown pass up the seam to cap off the Saints' opening drive of the second half. This was the 6-foot-4 tight end's second touchdown of the year, and he also recorded his second-most receiving yards of any game this season Sunday. The 27-year-old continued to operate in a balanced rotation at tight end, tying with 37-year-old Jimmy Graham in both targets and receptions while Foster Moreau paced the unit with three catches on five targets. This group has taken on a bigger role in the offense of late while wideout Michael Thomas (knee) has been on IR, and this was somewhat exacerbated with Chris Olave (ankle) inactive Sunday. However, across 10 games this season, Johnson has now recorded just 22 catches (on 37 targets) for 190 yards and two touchdowns. His overall production will likely remain limited so long as the Saints continue to roll out multiple pass-catching tight ends moving forward.
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  • Saints' Juwan Johnson: Plays fewer snaps Week 14

    Johnson gathered in both of his targets for 10 yards during Sunday's 28-6 victory against the Panthers. Johnson caught two passes in the first half after logging three limited practices during Week 14 prep. The 27-year-old wound up playing a season-low 40 percent of New Orleans' offensive snaps, though it's unclear if this was due to his lingering quad issue or if he was just overtaken by Foster Moreau, as the latter played 63 percent of snaps and was listed as the team's starting tight end Sunday. These two along with veteran tight end Jimmy Graham combined for just six catches on as many targets despite the absence of Taysom Hill (foot), and Graham logged the unit's lone receiving touchdown. Across nine appearances this season, Johnson now has recorded 20 receptions (on 34 targets) for 152 yards and one touchdown. His lackluster production this season, and especially over the last few weeks, leaves little confidence for his value heading into Week 15 versus the Giants.
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  • Saints' Juwan Johnson: Appears in line to play Sunday

    Johnson (quadricep) is expected to play in Sunday's game against Carolina, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Johnson was limited to a trio of limited practices this week due to a quad issue, but he looks like he'll be cleared to play upon the release of the Saints' inactive list, which will come out approximately 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff. Meanwhile, the versatile Taysom Hill (foot/hand) is listed as questionable but trending toward sitting out the Week 14 contest, and with Michael Thomas (knee) on injured reserve and Rashid Shaheed (thigh) also likely to sit out, Johnson could see an expanded profile in the passing attack. Johnson hasn't been much of a contributor when healthy this season, surpassing 40 receiving yards just once over his eight games.
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  • Saints' Juwan Johnson: Deemed questionable

    Johnson (quadriceps) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Carolina, Matthew Paras of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Johnson was a limited practice participant Wednesday through Friday, suggesting he's relatively healthy compared to the Saints' other main pass catchers. In addition to Michael Thomas (knee) still being on injured reserve, the team has WR Chris Olave (illness), WR Rashid Shaheed (thigh) and TE Taysom Hill (foot/hand) all listed as questionable after closing out the week with either two or three consecutive missed practices. Of the bunch, Johnson and Olave seemingly have the best odds to play, though it could come down to a game-time decision in both cases ahead of the Saints' 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday.
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  • Saints' Juwan Johnson: Tending to quad injury

    Johnson practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday due to a quadricep injury, John Hendrix of SI.com reports. Johnson previously sat out Weeks 4 through 7 due to a calf issue, but it's unclear if the current health concern may affect his availability for Sunday's game against the Panthers. His snap share, when available, has been fairly consistent, ranging from 57 to 81 percent. However, Johnson has managed a modest 18-142-1 receiving line on 32 targets in his eight appearances this season.
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  • Saints' Juwan Johnson: Week 13 Streamers (TE Preview)

    If you miss the Muth, Johnson is the clear top stream this week. In fact, I may like Johnson more than Freiermuth for Week 13 only. As long as Chris Olave and Rashid Shaheed are out, Johnson has top-five upside.
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