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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
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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

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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

Amir Johnson started for Joel Embiid (rest) on Saturday with eight points, five rebounds, five assists and one steal in 23 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.

He played OK and he's not going to wow you too often. Johnson will be moving to the bench against the Suns on Sunday.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 12:04:00 AM

Amir Johnson will start for Joel Embiid against the Nuggets on Saturday.

Coach Brett Brown won't change it up here and will keep Richaun Holmes in the second unit. Johnson doesn't offer much upside and we'll see what Holmes can do with some rare minutes.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 07:34:00 PM

Amir Johnson scored 12 points with four rebounds and one block in 18 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.

Joel Embiid had his minutes held in check tonight and that could continue. Johnson's upside really isn't that, so Richaun Holmes is still the better handcuff to The Process.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 08:30:00 PM

Amir Johnson will move back to the bench on Saturday.

It'll be interesting to see if Richaun Holmes or Amir Johnson get the backup center minutes. Either way, Holmes is the only one worth owning for his handcuff appeal.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 04:57:00 PM

Amir Johnson started for Joel Embiid (back) on Thursday and played pretty well, hitting 6-of-8 shots for 12 points, four rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 21 minutes of a 114-109 loss to the Raptors.

The Sixers actually built up a big lead in this one, but weren't able to hang on. Richaun Holmes also played very well off the bench and any time Embiid is out, Holmes is the guy you want to use. Coming into this one Johnson was averaging just 6.8 points and 4.3 rebounds in six starts, and Embiid will hopefully be back on Saturday against the Raptors, or on Christmas Day against the Knicks.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 09:42:00 PM

Amir Johnson will start vs. Toronto on Thursday.

Joel Embiid (back) was ruled out shortly before tip-off, so the veteran Johnson will square off vs. Jonas Valanciunas tonight. He's averaging a modest 6.8 points, 3.4 boards, 2.8 assists and 1.2 steals as a starter this season, however, and Richaun Holmes is the more appealing play for short-term value.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 06:41:00 PM

Amir Johnson earned another start on Tuesday, posting seven points on 3-of-5 shooting with nine rebounds and one block in 18 minutes vs. the Kings.

Johnson hasn't done much with his opportunities as a starter this season, averaging 6.8 points, 3.4 boards, 2.8 assists and 1.2 steals in those five games. Trevor Booker (ankle) returned tonight, too, so when Joel Embiid (rest, back) returns it will be harder for Amir to find minutes in Philly's crowded frontcourt.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 11:40:00 PM

Amir Johnson will remain in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Kings, with Joel Embiid (back) unavailable.

Johnson started on Monday as well, but only managed to produce four points, two boards and two dimes in 14 minutes, so he's not a very attractive target tonight. Richaun Holmes should be able to earn minutes in the mid-20s tonight, so he makes sense as a streamer or DFS punt play.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 05:26:00 PM

Amir Johnson started for Joel Embiid (rest) on Monday but had just four points, two rebounds and two assists in 14 minutes in a 117-115 loss to the Bulls.

Yuck. Richaun Holmes was the play, with 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists and a steal on 7-of-12 shooting in 23 minutes off the bench. Embiid should be back for the next one, not that Johnson was ever worth using in the first place.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 10:48:00 PM

Amir Johnson will start for Joel Embiid (rest) on Monday vs. the Bulls.

Johnson hasn't been a great streaming option in four previous starts this season, posting averages of 7.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals in 20.3 minutes. Richaun Holmes is the better fantasy target tonight and has been running circles around Johnson lately.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 11:51:00 AM

Depth Charts

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