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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 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

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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

Amir Johnson scored 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting with seven rebounds, two steals and one block in Monday's road win over the Bucks.

Johnson has been playing better lately and if you need a big man he's generally a solid low-end value when things are going well.
Jan 20 - 12:54 AM

Amir Johnson double-doubled on Sunday, scoring 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting to go with 10 rebounds, two blocks, and one turnover over 31.8 minutes of action.

Excluding Friday's dud in which the Raptors were blown out, Johnson has been playing well lately while seeing quality minutes. He's averaging 11.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game over the last five, and he's worth a look if you're team is in need of some big man stats. Just know that Casey is rather sporadic with his rotations, and he's more of a low-end shot-blocking specialist at best.
Jan 18 - 7:52 PM

Amir Johnson double-doubled again on Wednesday with 10 points, 16 boards, two assists and one block in 32 minutes against the 76ers.

Big men usually have success against the 76ers, so fantasy owners can chalk that up to the matchup. Although, Johnson was fantastic on Monday with a double-double, so he's built up a nice head of steam. He's a terrific guy in standard leagues, so definitely give him a look in standard leagues.
Jan 14 - 11:02 PM

Amir Johnson scored 12 points on 6-of-14 shooting with 10 rebounds, five assists, one steal and two blocks in Monday's loss to the Pistons.

Johnson hasn't been playing at a standard-league level lately but maybe he's ready to get back on that ride. He's sitting on late-round value for the year, too, so owners have a 34-game sample to use when making their decision on an add.
Jan 12 - 11:14 PM

Amir Johnson played just 21 minutes against the Hornets on Thursday with five points, five rebounds, three turnovers and four fouls.

This one hurts with the Hornets going with a smaller lineup today. He has been a lead-footed big man on offense and is back to his fouling ways on defense, too. Johnson's fouling has trended up this season and it's led to less minutes. He has been outside the top 200 in the last month and has knocked himself out of the standard-league convo.
Jan 8 - 10:09 PM

Amir Johnson was conspicuously quiet during Sunday's loss in Phoenix, posting five points with zero rebounds and one block in 17 minutes.

Johnson is healthy but he continues to alternate solid lines (like Friday's double-double) with frustrating and unexpected duds. He's been a late-round value all season and is worth deploying for help with rebounds (6.6) and FG percentage (55.9 percent on 6.8 attempts). Just keep in mind that Toronto plays only two games next week (Jan. 5-11).
Jan 4 - 10:38 PM

Amir Johnson scored 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting with 10 rebounds and two steals in 31 minutes on Friday against the Warriors.

Johnson is a late-round fantasy play in standard leagues and he might have been dropped after a recent slide, so if you need a big man give him a look. He should be owned in most 12-team leagues.
Jan 3 - 3:15 AM

Amir Johnson played just 18 minutes and had two points, four rebounds and one assist in Monday's loss to the Bulls.

Johnson hit just 1-of-6 shots and Patrick Patterson went for 12 and nine in 30 minutes. He's never a big minute guy and he simply needs to do more with the minutes he's getting, and one can never rule out an injury when he has this type of night. Regardless, he profiles as a late-round guy that can always be swapped out for a hot free agent at an owner's discretion.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 12:37:00 AM

Amir Johnson played 31 minutes and had 13 points, nine rebounds and a block on 5-of-8 shooting on Wednesday.

He hit just 3-of-6 free throws, but this was a much better line than we've seen from him lately. He's usually outplayed by Patrick Patterson, but that wasn't the case tonight. Pat-Pat had 13 points and three 3-pointers, but just two rebounds, and it's possible that Johnson could finally be ready to start playing. Keep a close eye on this timeshare in the next one.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 01:44:00 AM

Depth Charts

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