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Amir Johnson | Center/Forward

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 210
College: None
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Amir Johnson is start against the Knicks on Saturday and Patrick Patterson is coming off the bench.
This move might be due to Kyle Lowry not playing or it could be due to how the Raptors were thumped on Friday. Regardless, there isn't much fantasy impact here and Johnson remains only a low-end player to own in standard leagues. Feb 28 - 7:32 PM

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Amir Johnson moved to the bench against the Warriors on Friday with eight points, four rebounds and three assists and one turnover.

He hasn't been playing well on offense, but he should still get close to 26.6 minutes per game. Johnson has put up some underwhelming numbers in February, averaging 7.7 points, 5.7 boards, 1.1 steals and 0.6 steals. He's not worth owning in standard leagues.
Feb 28 - 1:23 AM

Amir Johnson got into early foul trouble on Tuesday, finishing a 92-99 loss to the Thunder with only six points, six rebounds, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 19 minutes.

The fouls didn't help his cause, but Johnson is averaging only 26.7 minutes and he's been fighting through a variety of nagging injuries all season. He's worth holding for help with rebounds, defensive stats and especially FG percentage, but nobody should be expecting a late-season surge from the Raptors' 10-year veteran.
Feb 24 - 11:38 PM

Amir Johnson did not score on Saturday with seven rebounds, one assist and two steals.

He only attempted two shots from the field and turned the ball over three times. Johnson's scoring numbers were up with three double-digit scoring games in his last four. Johnson isn't playing quite as well and owners in standard leagues can probably find someone with a higher upside like teammate and surname-mate James Johnson.
Feb 22 - 12:43 AM

Amir Johnson scored 15 points with eight boards on Sunday against the Spurs, adding one assist, one block and one steal in 26 minutes.

Johnson is quietly averaging 11.0 points, 5.4 boards, 1.0 assist, 1.0 block and 0.8 steals in 26.8 minutes over his last five games, and the good news is that he finally appears to be healthy after battling shoulder and toe issues in recent weeks. As long as he avoids injury, Johnson will continue to be a low-end asset in standard leagues.
Feb 8 - 10:04 PM

Amir Johnson scored three points in 17 minutes against the Bucks on Monday during a 82-75 loss, adding three rebounds, one assist and one block.

It wasn't a great game, but Amir has been playing better these days. In January, Johnson averaged 10.9 points, 6.2 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.6 steals on 60.3 percent from the field. That's good for No. 128 fantasy value in that span, so he's still barely worth owning in standard leagues.
Feb 2 - 11:52 PM

Amir Johnson scored 17 points with six rebounds, three assists, one steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

He had a toe issue from Friday, but it obviously didn't affect him tonight. Johnson was floundering before with back-to-back six-point games on Tuesday and Wednesday, but he had a 24-point outing on Friday and this gem today. His owners are back in business and he's worth a look while he's hot right now.
Jan 31 - 11:07 PM

Amir Johnson (toe) will play against the Wizards on Saturday.

He is having a nail issue on his big toe, but this isn't something that should affect him once he gets the adrenaline pumping. Fantasy owners can use him like they normally would and dial down the expectations for Patrick Patterson.
Jan 31 - 5:50 PM

Amir Johnson (toe) is up in the air for Saturday against the Wizards.

His left big toenail fell off and he played through it yesterday. There has been no indication that Johnson won't play, so his owners can pencil him in as a starter for now. We'll have an update later. If he can't go, Patrick Patterson becomes an intriguing option, especially with Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) also hurt.
Jan 31 - 3:08 PM

Amir Johnson hit just 2-of-4 shots with six points, four rebounds, five assists, five turnovers and a 3-pointer in 21 minutes.

Johnson has really cooled off, scoring six or fewer points in three of his last four games, and in the game where he scored 17 points, he managed just two rebounds. Patrick Patterson had 11 points, two steals and three 3-pointers in 24 minutes tonight, but neither player is doing enough right now to be in fantasy lineups.
Jan 28 - 11:57 PM

Amir Johnson (sore left shoulder) scored 17 efficient points vs. the Pistons on Sunday, going 7-of-9 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line with two rebounds and one block.

Johnson played 28 minutes and continues to grit through various injuries, as he's missed only three games despite being banged up all season. He's a nice low-end source of rebounds, blocks and FG percentages, but that's about it.
Jan 25 - 10:23 PM

Updating a previous report, Amir Johnson (shoulder) will remain in the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Pistons.

He'll draw a favorable matchup against the Pistons, so go ahead and get him active.
Jan 25 - 5:58 PM

Amir Johnson (shoulder) will play on Sunday vs. Detroit.

It's not yet known if he will be a starter, or if he'll come off the bench behind Patrick Patterson, so we'll be waiting for an update on that. However, he'll have a favorable matchup vs. Detroit today, so he's worth activating in standard leagues.
Jan 25 - 5:30 PM

Amir Johnson is dealing with a sore left shoulder and is considered questionable to play vs. Detroit on Sunday.

He was benched during the second half of Friday's game and this could be one of the reasons why. We will update Johnson's status when we know more but owners should have a backup plan ready. If Johnson sits, Patrick Patterson has been on fire lately and would be worth a look in most leagues while he is this hot. Stay tuned.
Jan 25 - 12:15 PM

Amir Johnson did not start the second half on Friday against the 76ers, finishing with two points, four rebounds, one assist and three turnovers in 17 minutes.

He made just 1-of-5 from the field and was benched for poor play. Johnson wasn't hurt and didn't have foul trouble either. Johnson was stringing together some nice games, so this dud is a surprise. In fact, he averaged 10.3 points, 7.2 boards, 1.0 blocks and 0.6 steals in his previous 2015 games. His fantasy owners shouldn't make a hasty cut.
Jan 23 - 10:10 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyle Lowry
SG1Greivis Vasquez
2Lou Williams
3Landry Fields
SF1DeMar DeRozan
2Terrence Ross
3James Johnson
4Bruno Caboclo
PF1Amir Johnson
2Patrick Patterson
3Tyler Hansbrough
C1Jonas Valanciunas
2Chuck Hayes
3Greg Stiemsma
4Lucas Nogueira