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James Johnson | Forward | #16

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/20/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 250
College: Wake Forest
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (16) / CHI
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James Johnson hit 7-of-7 shots, 2-of-2 3-pointers and 2-of-3 free throws for 18 points, seven rebounds, five assists, three steals and a block in Monday's 113-103 win over the Sixers.
One of his 3-pointers was a big one late in the fourth quarter, and he put up one of the best fantasy lines of the playoffs so far. He really struggled for much of December, January and February in the regular season, but finished up strong with a big March and respectable April. He's played well in both games in this series and will look to keep it going at home on Thursday. Apr 16 - 11:14 PM

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James Johnson (ankle) returned from a one-game absence on Friday vs. the Knicks, scoring 12 points with four assists, one rebound, two blocks and one triple in 23 minutes.

Apart from Tyler Johnson, the rest of the starting lineup played under 24 minutes because of the lopsided score. The Heat can finish anywhere from No. 6 to No. 8 in the East, so for now Johnson's owners should expect him to be active for Monday's game vs. the Thunder and Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors. With that said, there is a chance that they try to get sneaky and slide into the No. 7 spot for a matchup with Boston.
Apr 6 - 10:41 PM

James Johnson (ankle) will be available to play Friday vs. New York.

The Heat sat Johnson, Goran Dragic (ankle) and Dwyane Wade (wrist) on Wednesday, but all three are returning to action Friday night. Johnson has played much better of late. Over his last eight games, JJ is averaging 14.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.0 steals in 32.4 minutes per contest.
Apr 6 - 12:22 PM

James Johnson (ankle) is not on the injury report for Friday against the Knicks.

He's struggled through his ankle injury for most of the second half, but he was only held out on Wednesday as a day off. He'll likely get one more game off, but it doesn't sound like it'll be Friday.
Apr 5 - 5:29 PM

James Johnson (ankle) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

Johnson missed some time earlier this season with bursitis in his right ankle, so they probably are just playing it safe with him on the second night of a back-to-back set against the worst team out East. Justise Winslow, Kelly Olynyk and Bam Adebayo will all divvy up Johnson's minutes tonight, with Olynyk offering the most upside. Johnson should be considered questionable for Friday's game in New York.

James Johnson ended up with a team-high tying 18 points across 36 minutes in Saturday's 110-109 overtime loss against Brooklyn.

Johnson hit 7-of-10 from the field and 4-of-5 from the free-throw line, adding six rebounds, five assists, two blocked shots and a steal. It was a nice bounce-back game from Johnson after he managed just two points across 30 minutes Thursday against Chicago. He looked like waiver wire material earlier in the month, but he is worth owning again across the board.
Apr 1 - 12:03 AM

James Johnson hit 7-of-11 shots for 15 points, nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and three blocks in 33 minutes of Tuesday's 98-79 win over the Cavaliers.

Johnson was left for dead in fantasy a few weeks ago, but has been killing it for the most part. He had a three-point dud last Wednesday, but is still averaging 17.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 0.8 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.6 3-pointers on 64 percent shooting over his last five. Johnson has to be owned everywhere right now.
Mar 27 - 11:19 PM

James Johnson ended Friday's 105-99 loss at Oklahoma City with 23 points, four rebounds and two assists.

Johnson hit 7-of-13 from the field, including 2-of-4 from behind the 3-point arc, while adding 7-of-7 from the free-throw line. His scoring totals have been a bit erratic lately. He had a career-high 31 points on Monday, followed that up with a three-point stinker on Wednesday, and now this. He continues to play a healthy amount of minutes with Hassan Whiteside (hip) on the shelf, and he is an especially attractive DFS play while running hot.
Mar 23 - 10:32 PM

James Johnson scored three points with five rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block in 22 minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday.

The Heat had this game well in hand and Johnson obviously gets a pass here after a big start to his March. Besides, that's a pretty solid line except for the low scoring. As long as Hassan Whiteside (hip) is out, Johnson is a guy you'll want to have in your lineup.
Mar 21 - 10:26 PM

James Johnson came through with a career-high 31 points on 13-of-17 shooting and added 11 rebounds, six assists, a steal, a block and four 3-pointers in Monday's double-overtime thrilling win against the Nuggets.

Johnson looked like a dead man walking just five games ago, and was dropped in many leagues as a result. However, he woke up just in time for the fantasy playoffs, and if you were able to add him, you're probably doing very well right now. Johnson is averaging 17.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.7 3-pointers on 67 percent shooting over his last five. Whether you hung onto him through the rough seas or picked him up recently, Johnson might be ready to lead owners to a championship in the next couple weeks.
Mar 20 - 12:52 AM

James Johnson was productive vs. the Lakers on Friday with 12 points, seven rebounds, five assists, three steals, one block and one steal in 25 minutes.

He's starting to show signs of the player he was last season when fantasy owners fell in love with his multi-category upside. Johnson is averaging 12.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.8 steals, 0.8 blocks and 0.4 triples over his last five games and continues to step up in the absence of Dwyane Wade (hamstring) and Hassan Whiteside (hip). The Heat play four times next week, so make sure he's not on your wire.
Mar 17 - 1:16 AM

James Johnson contributed 18 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one block in 34 minutes during Wednesday's road loss in Sacramento.

JJ made 7-of-11 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs tonight, rounding out one of his best lines all season. Miami's starting five hadn't played a single minute all season before tonight, and this was the 22nd different starting unit coach Erik Spoelstra has used this season, which is part of the reason guys like Johnson have been hard to track for fantasy purposes. It makes sense to ride him while he's hot, though, especially with Miami very short-handed.
Mar 15 - 1:13 AM

James Johnson made 8-of-9 from the field for 20 points with two rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes during a 129-102 win over the Wizards on Saturday.

He completely dominated on both ends of the floor, and the Heat went off in the fourth with a season-high 43 points in the third quarter. Johnson also benefitted from Hassan Whiteside (hip) missing this game, and Johnson's minutes were hanging around 20 before the injury. He's more of a lukewarm hold and will have some bad games mixed in.
Mar 10 - 10:25 PM

James Johnson scored four points with two rebounds, six assists, three steals and two blocks in 21 minutes against the 76ers on Thursday.

He had to guard Ben Simmons for much of his time out there, but he did lose minutes to Kelly Olynyk again. Johnson is going to have some ups and downs as he likely hangs around just 20 minutes per game, so he'll be annoying to own.
Mar 8 - 10:37 PM

James Johnson started, but played just 14 minutes for six points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal in Tuesday's OT loss to the Wizards.

JJ has now scored between zero and six points in four of his last five games, has seen his minutes drop and has fallen by the wayside in favor of Kelly Olynyk. If you've been wanting to cut him but have been holding on, it's probably time to let go.
Mar 6 - 10:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Derrick Walton Jr.
SG1Tyler Johnson
2Dwyane Wade
3Wayne Ellington
4Dion Waiters
SF1Josh Richardson
2Derrick Jones Jr.
3Rodney McGruder
PF1James Johnson
2Justise Winslow
3Luke Babbitt
4Jordan Mickey
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Kelly Olynyk
3Bam Adebayo
4Udonis Haslem