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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 grabbed 16 rebounds in Monday's win over the Rockets, and also chipped in with eight points on 4-of-7 shooting, three assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.
Johnson is enjoying a four-game week and was a relatively safe, albeit low-end play for owners this week. This gets him off to a good start and if you started his counterpart, Patrick Patterson (seven points, one three, four boards, one steal, 28 minutes) better luck next time. Mar 31 - 1:42 AM

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Amir Johnson made all five of his field goal attempts on Tuesday, adding 3-of-4 free throws to finish with 13 points, eight rebounds, two assists and one block in 31 minutes of action.

Johnson's usage rate has dipped slightly to just 15.3 percent since the All-Star break, a low figure which helps explain why he's failing to crack the top-150 in 8-cat leagues. He's unlikely to play a bigger role as long as Jonas Valanciunas and Patrick Patterson are healthy, so continue to deploy him (or ignore him) as you were prior to tonight's game.
Mar 24 - 10:40 PM

Amir Johnson's streak of quiet games continued on Sunday with five points, one 3-pointer, six rebounds, three assists and one steal vs. the Knicks.

It's not a terrible haul for just 24 minutes of action, but Johnson's limited offensive role is capping his fantasy upside at late-round value. He'd likely require an injury to Patrick Patterson (scoreless in 27 minutes) to be a reliable option, and the Raptors only have three games this week, so plan accordingly.
Mar 22 - 6:50 PM

Amir Johnson scored eight points with six rebounds, two assists and two steals on Wednesday, despite tweaking an ankle.

He has a history of tender ankles and it came into play again tonight, but he was able to play through it. Not that he's in your lineup anyway, but if you own him, watch for updates on Thursday.
Mar 18 - 11:57 PM

Amir Johnson, who scored two points on Sunday, bounced back in 33 minutes on Tuesday with 16 points on 8-of-14 shooting, 14 rebounds, two assists, one block and one turnover.

Johnson helped the Raptors trim a huge deficit to as few as six points in the fourth quarter, but they didn't have enough gas in the tank to complete the comeback in San Antonio. This encouraging game from Johnson likely didn't aid many fantasy owners, unfortunately, as he's been mired in a value-killing slump for over a month.
Mar 10 - 11:13 PM

Amir Johnson started Sunday's road game but finished with only two points, three rebounds and no other stats in 19 minutes vs. the Thunder.

He had a tough matchup vs. red-hot Serge Ibaka and anyone who still owns Johnson should be used to lackluster stat lines -- he came in averaging a mere 5.5 points over Toronto's past eight games. Neither Johnson nor teammate Patrick Patterson (nine points, eight rebounds) make for a compelling fantasy option while the Raptors are at full strength.
Mar 8 - 9:53 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
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