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James Johnson | Forward | #16

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/20/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 250
College: Wake Forest
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (16) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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James Johnson matched his season-high 26 points against the 76ers on Saturday, adding four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.
It didn't take long for him to match his season high set on Friday. Johnson has really benefited in the last two games with Dion Waiters out as he gets serious burn at the power forward spot. Not surprisingly, Johnson gets a 4.9 usage rate bump when he's not next to Waiters this season -- he's also 7.5 percent better on true shooting. Johnson looks like he'll be one of the best pickups in fantasy. Feb 11 - 11:04 PM

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James Johnson scored a season-high 26 points against the Nets during a 108-99 win on Friday, adding eight rebounds, two assists, one steal, three books and three turnovers in 35 minutes.

He's having a fantastic season. In fact, Johnson has scored more points this season than he has in any of his previous campaigns. Coach Erik Spoelstra can turn so-so players into impactful ones better than almost any coach and he did it again with the black-belt Johnson. He should be owned in all leagues.
Feb 10 - 11:41 PM

James Johnson had another all-around game on Wednesday, coming off the bench for 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting, four boards, four assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers.

Miami has as 4-22 record when giving up at least 100 points this season, but their defense has been getting it done lately -- they held the Bucks to 88 points tonight, while earning a 48-34 advantage in rebounds. Johnson has been a big reason for their recent success, and he's cruising along with top-100 fantasy value over the past month.
Feb 9 - 12:38 AM

James Johnson hit 5-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for 11 points, four rebounds, five assists, a block and six turnovers in 29 minutes of Monday's 115-113 win over the Wolves, the 11th straight win for the Heat.

JJ was in some foul trouble tonight and the six TOs were a fluky season high, but he's scored in double figures in five straight games and has been filling the stat sheet, averaging 14.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 3-pointers on 57 percent shooting. If you're bummed out by his low-scoring affairs, don't be fooled into dumping him, as he's filling up the stat sheet across the board right now.
Feb 6 - 11:37 PM

James Johnson played just 15 minutes on Saturday vs. the 76ers, scoring 10 points with six rebounds, three assists and two steals.

There's no need to panic with this workload, as the Heat simply gave him an extended rest with the game comfortably in the bag by the third quarter -- the Heat also wanted to get a look at Okaro White with his second 10-day deal set to expire. Johnson still filled it up in limited minutes and shot 4-of-5 from the field, so keep him locked and loaded in lineups on Monday vs. the Wolves.
Feb 4 - 10:16 PM

James Johnson was fined $25,000 for his altercation against the Hawks on Wednesday.

Hassan Whiteside said he was going to pay for Johnson's fine, so maybe it's Whiteside taking the hit here. Johnson charged after Taurean Prince for taking Whiteside down, but there wasn't much contact besides a light chest bump. The good news here is he wasn't suspended.
Feb 3 - 4:17 PM

James Johnson was ejected in the fourth quarter for a Wednesday.

He was on the court and charged in after Taurean Prince committed a hard foul on teammate Hassan Whiteside. While he didn't leave the bench, there's still an outside chance Johnson gets suspended. Luckily for the Hawks, the black-belted Johnson didn't make any contact. Johnson had a solid game with 16 points, two rebounds, three assists, one steal, three blocks and two 3-pointers. He should be owned in all leagues.
Feb 1 - 9:44 PM

James Johnson (shoulder) will play Wednesday vs. the Hawks.

Johnson got in a full practice on Tuesday, and there's been no discussion of imposing a minutes limit, so his owners can feel free to throw him out there for what should be an uptempo matchup with Atlanta.
Feb 1 - 5:56 PM

James Johnson (shoulder) practiced on Tuesday and appears to be on track to play Wednesday night vs. Atlanta.

Johnson was terrific (17 points, four rebounds, five assists, two steals and three blocks) on Monday night, before leaving the game in the closing moments with a shoulder injury. Fortunately, both he and the team downplayed the injury and confirmed it was only a stinger. The fact that he was able to practice the next day is a good sign that the is ready to roll. Hopefully he can build off the momentum of his strong Monday night performance.
Jan 31 - 2:00 PM

James Johnson played 33 minutes and hit 6-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for 17 points, four rebounds, five assists, two steals and three blocks before leaving Monday's game with what he is calling a shoulder stinger.

This is the type of line JJ's owners have been waiting for, as he's fully capable of getting blocks, steals and 3-pointers every time out. Johnson missed time in December with a right rotator cuff strain, but this doesn't seem like the same injury and Johnson eased fears by saying on Miami radio after the game that it was just a "stinger." Owners will obviously want to keep an eye on the news feed over the next couple days, but for now it seems like a good bet that Johnson will be ready to go against the Hawks on Wednesday.
Jan 30 - 10:59 PM

James Johnson finally busted out of his shooting slump on Saturday vs. the Pistons with 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting.

Much better. Johnson has been in a shooting slump for a couple weeks now including a 3-of-15 dud on Friday vs. the Bulls. However, he still held onto value with his elite ability to stuff the stat sheet in multiple categories. He added eight rebounds, five assists, one block and two steals in 32 minutes and is worth deploying in all leagues until further notice. Even when the Heat are at full strength, Johnson's ability to play multiple positions solidifies his promising outlook.
Jan 28 - 10:34 PM

James Johnson made 3-of-15 from the field for six points against the Bulls on Friday, adding nine rebounds, nine assists, one block, one steal and three turnovers in 31 minutes.

Hey, at least he filled it up to offset that bad shooting. It was a little surprising to see coach Erik Spoelstra not go with any Johnson at the five with Hassan Whiteside (ankle) out. Based on that, it's probably unlikely to be the case on Saturday against the Pistons. Johnson is really in a slump right now, making 29.8 from the field with averages of 7.0 points, 4.6 boards, 4.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.6 blocks and 0.4 treys in 28.6 minutes over his last five. His owners should stick with him, especially with the opportunity right now.
Jan 28 - 2:53 AM

James Johnson scored nine points on 4-of-8 shooting vs. the Warriors on Monday.

He played 27 minutes and added four assists, two rebounds, two blocks and a triple. Johnson has slowed down in his last three games with averages of 7.0 points, 4.3 boards and 4.6 assists with not much else, but he has almost no competition for minutes and should bounce back in a dream matchup vs. the Nets on Wednesday. He's worth owning in standard leagues.
Jan 24 - 12:32 AM

James Johnson hit 3-of-12 shots for seven points with six assists, three rebounds and one steal in 34 minutes on Saturday against the Bucks.

Johnson is struggling with his shot, shooting below 30 percent in his last two games, but he is still playing big minutes and helping fantasy owners with his peripheral stats. He remains a hold option despite tonight's underwhelming performance.
Jan 21 - 10:20 PM

James Johnson scored five points with eight rebounds and four assists in 32 minutes on Thursday against the Mavs.

Although he struggled in the scoring department, Johnson came through in a big way defensively for the Heat, holding Harrison Barnes to just one made field goal in the second half. Johnson continues to play big minutes for the Heat, averaging over 31 minutes per game in January. This was the first time he scored in single digits since Dec. 29 and he does a little bit of everything, making him a must-own player in all formats despite tonight's dud.
Jan 19 - 11:17 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
SG1Josh Richardson
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
SF1Justise Winslow
2Rodney McGruder
3Okaro White
PF1Josh McRoberts
2James Johnson
3Luke Babbitt
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Willie Reed
3Udonis Haslem