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Amir Johnson | Center/Forward | #5

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 240
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (26) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Amir Johnson didn't do much through 31 minutes as a starter on Sunday, finishing with just four points, five boards, three assists, one steal, one block and one turnover.
Johnson has started the past two games sans Joel Embiid (orbital fracture), but he hasn't done much to warrant attention in fantasy hoops, posting meager averages of 2.0 points, 8.0 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steal, 1.0 block and 1.0 turnover on 20.0% shooting. He could start the rest of the way, but he's not worth owning in most leagues. Apr 1 - 4:08 PM

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Amir Johnson did not score in a start against the Hawks on Friday night, adding 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 17 minutes.

This pretty much sums him up with Amir not even taking a shot. He's not going to be asked to score, he'll defend centers, and he'll be out there grabbing boards. Leave Johnson on the wire unless you're hunting boards or maybe blocks.
Mar 30 - 10:35 PM

Amir Johnson (illness) will start at center in place of Joel Embiid (face) Friday night vs. the Hawks.

WIth Embiid sidelined 2-4 weeks, Johnson was expected to be named the starter. Johnson has started ten games previously this season and is averaging 7.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 19.5 minutes over those ten contests. Despite coming off the bench behind Johnson, Richaun Holmes is the more attractive fantasy add. Holmes had 15 points and seven assists in 22 minutes on Wednesday.
Mar 30 - 12:18 PM

Amir Johnson (illness) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

With Johnson on the sidelines, Richaun Holmes should be able to see some increased minutes in the rotation, but both these guys belong on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Mar 28 - 5:21 PM

Amir Johnson was a DNP-CD for Friday's game against the Hornets.

It appears Johnson and Richaun Holmes are fighting for scraps in the frontcourt since the addition of Ersan Ilyasova. Last night it was Holmes with the DNP-CD, Friday it was Johnson. Neither is particularly attractive from a fantasy perspective, even in deeper leagues, as long as Ilyasova, Joel Embiid and Dario Saric remain healthy.
Mar 2 - 10:22 PM

Amir Johnson returned from a DNP-CD to finish Sunday's game with five points, five rebounds and one steal in 12 minutes.

It's unclear whether Johnson's absence on Saturday was a precaution in the first half of a back-to-back set, or the Sixers were experimenting with their frontcourt rotations. Trevor Booker logged 23 minutes on Saturday but only nine minutes tonight, and the rotation gets even murkier with Ersan Ilyasova reportedly set to sign with Philly this week. Suffice to say, fantasy owners shouldn't put their faith in Johnson, Booker or Richaun Holmes at any league depth.
Feb 25 - 11:05 PM

Amir Johnson started on Wednesday in place of Joel Embiid (ankle), finishing with five points, four rebounds and three assists in 20 minutes.

The veteran has started nine games this season but his averages speak for themselves -- 7.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.3 blocks. Those numbers aren't useful outside of the very deepest fantasy leagues, and they get even worse when he's coming off the bench behind Embiid.
Feb 14 - 10:53 PM

Amir Johnson will start in place of Joel Embiid (ankle) on Wednesday.

Even as a fill-in starter, Johnson has had dubious results this year. With so many alternatives on a wild 12-game night, most owners should have better plays.
Feb 14 - 6:58 PM

Amir Johnson started for Joel Embiid (rest) on Monday and had five points, five rebounds and a block in 18 minutes.

Richaun Holmes added 13 points and six rebounds on 6-of-8 shooting in 23 minutes, and is the guy you'll want to use any time Embiid is sitting. However, Embiid is expected to play in back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday for the first time in his career, so the chances of Holmes (or Johnson) doing much in those games are slim.
Jan 29 - 10:35 PM

Amir Johnson is starting for Joel Embiid (rest) on Monday vs. the Bucks.

Embiid is hoping to play in both games of Philly's next back-to-back set, but they will err on the side of caution at least one more time. Johnson is only a streaming option in the deepest of leagues, and hopefully we'll see Richaun Holmes get some run tonight.
Jan 29 - 7:28 PM

Amir Johnson (illness) will not play on Thursday vs. Boston.

This is Philly's only game of the week, so Johnson will now have a few days off to get ready for Monday's game vs. Toronto. Joel Embiid is going to play Thursday, but Richaun Holmes still has some streaming appeal with Johnson ruled out.
Jan 11 - 9:09 AM

Amir Johnson (illness) did not participate in Wednesday's practice.

We'll go ahead and throw Johnson on the injury report for Thursday's game in London against the Celtics, but with Joel Embiid healthy, Johnson's playing status doesn't matter much. If he's out, Richaun Holmes could pick up a few extra minutes in the rotation, but that's about it.
Jan 10 - 9:51 AM

Amir Johnson came off the bench on Wednesday for seven points on 3-of-4 shooting, three rebounds, two steals and one assist in 12 minutes.

Johnson was initially listed as the starting center, with Joel Embiid (hand) expected to sit out, but Embiid wound up starting and playing a team-high 35 minutes tonight. It was a forgettable night for all of Philly's backup big men -- Richaun Holmes chipped in two points in six minutes, and Trevor Booker added two points in eight minutes. Suffice to say, none of them are appealing while Embiid and Dario Saric are healthy.
Jan 3 - 9:58 PM

Updating a previous report, Amir Johnson will come off the bench Wednesday against the Spurs.

Joel Embiid (hand) was expected to sit this one out, but now he's playing, so Johnson won't start and Richaun Holmes isn't nearly as attractive of a target.
Jan 3 - 6:43 PM

Amir Johnson will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Spurs, with Joel Embiid (hand) unavailable.

Johnson hasn't done much as a starter this season, registering averages of 7.6 points, 4.4 boards, 2.8 assists and 1.0 steal per game, so he's not a great target despite the starter tag. Richaun Holmes should be able to flirt with minutes in the 20s sans Embiid, so he's someone to think about in DFS.
Jan 3 - 6:29 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ben Simmons
2Markelle Fultz
3T.J. McConnell
4Jerryd Bayless
5Demetrius Jackson
SG1J.J. Redick
2Marco Belinelli
3Timothe Luwawu
SF1Robert Covington
2Justin Anderson
3Furkan Korkmaz
PF1Dario Saric
2Ersan Ilyasova
C1Joel Embiid
2Richaun Holmes
3Amir Johnson