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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
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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

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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

James Johnson hit 6-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 15 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three steals in Tuesday's 109-103 win over the Rockets.

He didn't have a block and committed five turnovers, but he's basically putting up some variation of this line, minus the TOs, every night. He's a must-own player for the time being.
Jan 17 - 10:25 PM

James Johnson double-doubled with 10 points and 12 assists in Friday's loss vs. the Bucks.

You read that right. The 12 assists were obviously a career-high, beating his previous mark of eight set back in 2014. Johnson played some more center tonight with Willie Reed out and logged 38 minutes, shooting 4-of-7 from the field with two rebounds, two blocks and a triple. He's a workhorse for coach Erik Spoelstra and could be a beast the rest of the way if the Heat don't add any forwards at the before the trade deadline. He's a must-own player for his ability to stuff the stat sheet in multiple categories.
Jan 13 - 11:03 PM

James Johnson scored 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting Sunday, to go with six rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 27 minutes off the bench.

Johnson's minutes fell back down to the mid-20s with Hassan Whiteside (eye, personal) back in action, but as you can see, that didn't really alter his production. He's been averaging 26.6 minutes per game over the past six to go with 16.3 points, 5.0 boards, 3.3 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.3 block, 2.5 triples and 3.3 turnovers per game on 50.8 percent shooting, so he should be viewed as a must-own guy with Justise Winslow (shoulder) done for the year.
Jan 8 - 6:34 PM

James Johnson stayed hot on Friday vs. the Lakers with 20 points, five rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

Johnson continues to light it up and finished 7-of-11 from the field, but only hit 2-of-4 from the line. The Heat are going to ride Johnson and deploy him at several different positions with Justise Winslow (shoulder) done for the season, so the minutes will be there. He's averaging 19.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.8 blocks, 1.3 steals and 3.5 triples over his last four games, and while he won't be this good when Hassan Whiteside (eye) returns, Johnson is worth owning in standard leagues.
Jan 7 - 1:09 AM

James Johnson (illness) returned from a one-game absence on Wednesday with 14 points, six rebounds, six assists, three blocks and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

Justise Winslow is likely done for the season due to shoulder surgery, which is a game-changer for Johnson. The Heat have used him extensively at PF, with more minutes at C lately due to Hassan Whiteside's eye injury, and he's versatile enough to carve out fantasy value in most formats. Don't hesitate to grab him if he's floating on your waiver wire.
Jan 5 - 2:08 AM

James Johnson (illness) will play against the Kings on Wednesday.

Coach Erik Spoelstra will have his utility guy for tonight. Johnson has played more center with Hassan Whiteside (eye) out of the lineup and has seen huge minutes at the four. He should be owned in all leagues. Meanwhile, Udonis Haslem and Derrick Williams could both fall out of the rotation tonight.
Jan 4 - 8:40 PM

James Johnson and Tyler Johnson have now been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Suns.

Johnson missed the morning shootaround and he was considered doubtful to play prior to the pre-game warmups, but his absence will leave the Heat with only eight available players Tuesday. Johnson has been a stud lately and he's only day-to-day with food poisoning, so he's a hold in standard leagues. Luke Babbitt and Derrick Williams should pick up his minutes tonight, but they are not great fantasy options.
Jan 3 - 8:52 PM

James Johnson (illness) is now considered doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Suns.

He missed the morning shootaround due to food poisoning, so blame Kevin Love for sharing his bad Sea Bass. All kidding aside, this will leave the Heat very shorthanded tonight, as Justise Winslow (shoulder), Hassan Whiteside (eye), Dion Waiters (groin) and Josh McRoberts (foot) have already been ruled out, while Tyler Johnson (migraine) is questionable. Derrick Williams should be relevant tonight with Johnson out.
Jan 3 - 7:35 PM

James Johnson (illness) did not participate in morning shootaround and is a game-time decision for Tuesday's game in Phoenix.

Johnson has been playing extremely well of late. He has scored in double-figures in six of Miami's last seven games and is averaging 15.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.9 assists over that stretch. With Justise Winslow (shoulder) already ruled out for Tuesday, there will be plenty of minutes available and would they would likely be split amongst Wayne Ellington, Rodney McGruder and Derrick Williams.
Jan 3 - 1:40 PM

James Johnson had another excellent game on Sunday, scoring a team-high 20 points with four 3-pointers, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

Johnson played 34 minutes for the short-handed Heat, going 6-of-13 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line. The 29-year-old forward has posted some sneaky value this year, averaging career-highs in scoring (11.0 points per game), threes (1.1) and rebounds (4.9). He's worth a look for late-round value, especially while Justise Winslow is out, but be aware that he's shooting just 58.3 percent from the line over the past month.
Jan 1 - 9:59 PM

James Johnson scored 22 points against the Celtics during a 117-114 loss on Friday, adding three rebounds, six assists, two steals, two blocks and four 3-pointers.

His position flexibility has been massive for his playing time. Johnson plays a of minutes at both forward spots and he's also slotted at center quite a bit, too. Coach Erik Spoelstra probably won't be starting him because of that flexibility, but his minutes have really held up since Justise Winslow returned to action. Johnson should be owned in all standard leagues.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 10:43:00 PM

James Johnson scored 16 points off the bench with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one triples in 25 minutes.

With Josh McRoberts (foot) out indefinitely, Johnson's path to minutes is suddenly a bit wider. He finished 6-of-13 from the field and 3-of-6 from the line, and he's been worth owning ever since he returned from his shoulder injury on Dec. 12. In those eight games, Johnson has averaged 13.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.1 treys.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 10:59:00 PM

James Johnson notched his first double-double of the season on Friday with 11 points, 10 boards, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in just 22 minutes.

Johnson has been terrific for a Heat team in need of versatile players to compensate for a loss of talent in the offseason, as well as a rash of injuries during the season. He's chipping in a little bit of everything and is worth adding if you need a forward with low-end roto appeal.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 11:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
SG1Josh Richardson
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
SF1Justise Winslow
2Rodney McGruder
3Okaro White
PF1Josh McRoberts
2James Johnson
3Derrick Williams
4Luke Babbitt
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Willie Reed
3Udonis Haslem