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Amir Johnson | Center/Forward | #90

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 249
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (26) / DET
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Amir Johnson hit all six of his field goal attempts in Sunday's 112-108 win against the Heat, finishing with 14 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals in 27 minutes.
Johnson was up for this game, hitting his only 3-pointer attempt and converting his only try from the free throw stripe, too. Don't get terribly carried away by his performance, however, as it was just his third double-digit point total of March and fourth time eclipsing 10 points over the past 22 contests. His fantasy appeal remains limited to the deepest of formats despite his inclusion in the starting five. Mar 26 - 9:23 PM

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Amir Johnson finished Sunday's loss with 13 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one steal in 27 minutes.

Johnson was the big winner with Al Horford (elbow) on the sidelines, but it's a temporary situation with Horford questionable for Monday's game. Johnson continues to flirt with late-round roto value thanks to strong FG percentages, and he's surprisingly averaging 0.3 triples on 41.2 percent shooting from deep this season.
Mar 5 - 8:23 PM

Amir Johnson scored 13 points vs. the Lakers on Friday.

He shot an efficient 5-of-7 from the field in 25 minutes with six rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and two triples in one of his best all-around games of the season. As good as he was tonight, there's not many better matchups for centers than against the Lakers and Johnson was averaging 5.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.7 blocks in his previous 10 games, so leave him on the wire outside of deeper leagues.
Mar 4 - 1:53 AM

Amir Johnson was one of the few bright spots for Boston on Wednesday, hitting 6-of-7 shots en route to 14 points, five rebounds, three steals and one assist in 27 minutes.

Johnson hit both of his 3-point attempts, whereas the rest of Boston's lineup was a combined 8-of-30 from downtown tonight. The veteran has been very effective in his past two games, averaging 13.5 points on 12-of-18 shooting, with 1.5 threes, 5.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.5 steals, but he's also prone to disappearing acts. Deploy him at your own peril vs. Portland on Thursday.
Feb 9 - 2:07 AM

Amir Johnson returned to Boston's starting lineup on Wednesday and posted five points and two boards in 15 minutes of action.

Jonas Jerebko shifted to the bench tonight, and this situation will be in flux for the foreseeable future. "In an ideal world we're a little bit flexible on [the frontcourt rotation]," said coach Brad Stevens. As tonight's line clearly demonstrates, Johnson isn't a reliable option.
Source: Mass Live
Feb 1 - 11:15 PM

Amir Johnson will start against the Raptors on Wednesday and Jonas Jerebko will move to the bench.

The Celtics will go with a bigger lineup to try to slow down Jonas Valanciunas, who went off against them in their last game with 18 points and 23 boards. Coach Brad Stevens loves to play the matchups and use the hot hand, so most fantasy owners should avoid the bigs not named Al Horford. Johnson doesn't get many minutes as a starter with just 20.6 minutes per game in those 44 starts.
Feb 1 - 5:46 PM

Amir Johnson will return to the bench for Monday's game against the Pistons.

Johnson hasn't done anything noteworthy this season, so how he enters the game is pretty meaningless in fantasy hoops. Leave him on the wire.
Jan 30 - 6:22 PM

Amir Johnson scored 11 points with seven rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday.

He fell on his back and was able to return after briefly leaving the game. Johnson may not be starting his next time out with Al Horford (groin) only dealing with a little soreness. Leave him on the wire.
Jan 29 - 12:35 AM

Amir Johnson moved back into the starting lineup against the Magic on Friday with 10 points, four rebounds and three assists in 22 minutes.

Johnson was bumped from the starting lineup on Wednesday, but he moved back today with Al Horford (groin) being out. Horford will be back, so Johnson will continue to only have value in deep leagues.
Jan 27 - 10:40 PM

Amir Johnson is back in the starting lineup on Friday vs. Orlando.

Johnson had started 41 of the 42 games this season, before being bumped to the bench on Wednesday vs. Houston in a matchup-based move. However, with Al Horford (groin) sidelined, Johnson is back in the starting lineup. However, in his last six starts, Johnson was averaging just 3.2 points and 4.8 rebounds in 17.3 minutes, crippling his fantasy value.
Jan 27 - 5:55 PM

Amir Johnson came off the bench on Wednesday and had six points in 10 minutes of action, making both of his shot attempts with five boards and one assist.

Brad Stevens was likely playing the matchup game here. Al Horford was able to spread the court more against Clint Capela as a center, while Jonas Jerebko was a better defensive option against Ryan Anderson. Johnson is only worth your attention if he's playing a steady 24-28 minutes per game, which hasn't been the case lately.
Jan 25 - 11:14 PM

Amir Johnson will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

Johnson only managed to get on the court for four minutes his last time out, so it'll be interesting to see what his minutes look like in a reserve role tonight. He's averaging just 6.2 points and 4.5 boards in 20 minutes per game this year, so his fantasy value is negligible.
Jan 25 - 5:57 PM

Amir Johnson started and finished Tuesday's game with zero points and zero stats in just four minutes of action, and was benched for Jaylen Brown for the second half.

The Celtics are known to start different guys in the second half of games, but the fact Johnson only played four minutes could mean something. He also didn't score on Friday, when he played just 14 minutes. Johnson has no business being owned in almost any league right now.
Jan 24 - 11:12 PM

Amir Johnson (ankle) did not score his return to the lineup on Friday, adding four rebounds, one steal and one block in 14 minutes.

He did start the first quarter and did not start the third quarter. We've seen Johnson really struggle through ankle injuries, so maybe that was a factor. The Celtics are off for a couple days to help him get better. Still, there's little reason to add him now that he's back.
Jan 14 - 12:58 AM

Amir Johnson (ankle) will start against the Hawks on Friday night.

He's back after missing the last game on Wednesday. Before his injury on Tuesday, Johnson was sitting at 26.0 minutes per game in his previous three, headlined by his eight blocks in that span. He'll be a risky player to use in DFS and has some value in 16-team leagues.
Jan 13 - 6:36 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Marcus Smart
SG1Avery Bradley
2Terry Rozier
3Gerald Green
SF1Jae Crowder
2Jaylen Brown
3James Young
PF1Amir Johnson
2Jonas Jerebko
3Jordan Mickey
C1Al Horford
2Kelly Olynyk
3Tyler Zeller