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James Johnson | Forward | #3

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/20/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 238
College: Wake Forest
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (16) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said on Thursday that James Johnson is dealing with a badly sprained ankle, and he is currently without an official timetable to return.
We're going to switch Johnson's status to "out indefinitely" with this news, and it'll be Norman Powell and Terrence Ross earning some extended run in his absence. Ross offers the most upside, and he's someone to consider swooping up in deep leagues for those seeking to bolster the 3-point shooting category. Feb 4 - 4:52 PM

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James Johnson (ankle) will not play against the Blazers on Thursday.

He was on crutches Tuesday and is likely going to be out through the break. His injury may also explain why the Raptors have some interest in P.J. Tucker. Norman Powell could start again while Terrence Ross also benefits.
Feb 3 - 9:28 PM

James Johnson is on crutches and will get an MRI on his ankle.

He has already been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Suns, and while x-rays were negative, it's not a good sign that he needs an MRI. Norman Powell and Terrence Ross will both benefit, but Ross is the better add in deeper leagues.
Feb 2 - 7:45 PM

James Johnson (sprained left ankle) will miss Tuesday's game against the Suns.

Johnson left Monday's game with the ankle sprain, but X-rays came back negative. While this injury doesn't look to be long-term, Terrence Ross and Norman Powell will pick up some extra minutes against the Suns on Tuesday.
Feb 2 - 1:53 PM

James Johnson injured his left ankle on Monday vs. the Nuggets and will not return.

It didn't look good and he had to be helped to the bench. However, X-rays came back negative so he should be considered day-to-day. Johnson finished with three points, two boards, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer in 10 minutes. If he misses time, Terrence Ross and Norman Powell will benefit. Powell started the second half.
Feb 1 - 10:08 PM

James Johnson scored 11 points against the Pistons on Saturday with seven rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer.

He's been whisper quiet since DeMarre Carroll went down and hasn't even cracked top 200 value. Leave the under-utilized Johnson on the wire after this decent game.
Jan 30 - 9:55 PM

James Johnson scored eight points in a start on Friday with nine rebounds, one block and two turnovers in 21 minutes.

Terrence Ross (back) was hurt in the fourth quarter, so Johnson is now the last healthy small forward left -- if you count DeMar DeRozan as a shooting guard. Although, the Raptors will be playing DeRozan at small forward a ton if Ross is out. Johnson does have some upside and he is worth a look. JJ is more of a speculative add for owners with someone to cut because Ross' injury was only described as soreness.
Jan 8 - 9:49 PM

James Johnson started vs. the Nets and had eight points, five rebounds and two blocks in 26 minutes, shooting 3-of-6 from the field and 2-of-2 from the FT line.

DeMarre Carroll (knee surgery) will miss 6-8 weeks which opens the door for Johnson to start at SF, though he's likely to share the job with Terrence Ross. Johnson could keep the job for now because Dwane Casey is emphasizing defense, so he's at least worth a look in deeper formats.
Jan 7 - 12:32 AM

James Johnson is going to start on Wednesday against the Nets.

The Raptors will play the matchups with Johnson and Terrence Ross, so it'll be Johnson tonight. In this particular matchup, it's somewhat interesting the Raptors are going with JJ, so Ross probably won't start too often. Whatever the case, Ross is the guy you want to add in fantasy leagues. Johnson is a deeper-league target.
Jan 6 - 4:21 PM

James Johnson got the start on Monday against the Cavs with five points, one steal and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

He was 2-of-5 from the field and did not take any shots from the field in the first half. Johnson's value will lie in defense and some boards, so he'll have nights like this one. DeMarre Carroll (knee) is probably out for a bit, so Johnson should have short-term value in deeper leagues. He should be better than this.
Jan 4 - 9:39 PM

James Johnson will start on Monday vs. the Cavaliers.

DeMarre Carroll (knee) could potentially be looking at a lengthy absence, so Johnson is worth a speculative add in case he stick with the starting lineup moving forward. In six previous starts this season, Johnson has averaged 9.2 points, 4.0 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.3 blocks, 1.2 steals and 1.3 turnovers on 55.0 percent shooting from the field.
Jan 4 - 6:23 PM

With DeMarre Carroll back in the starting lineup, James Johnson will come off the bench on Monday vs. the Bulls.

He is going to lose a lot of playing time with Carroll back in the mix, so it's time to cut him loose in most leagues. Terrence Ross should see less minutes on Monday as well.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 07:08:00 PM

James Johnson (ankle) played 15 minutes in the starting lineup against the Bucks on Saturday with six points, two rebounds, one steal and two blocks.

The Raptors are starting to get healthy, so Johnson will be playing a lot less going forward. If you added him this week, it's probably time to cut him.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 08:40:00 PM

James Johnson (ankle) will return to the starting lineup on Saturday against the Bucks.

He was a surprising scratch on Tuesday and chances are his ankle injury isn't serious. DeMarre Carroll is back tonight, so there's little reason to start Johnson today. Terrence Ross is also not an option.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 03:43:00 PM

James Johnson (left ankle sprain) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks.

He sprained his ankle while going through pregame warmups, and will be unable to play tonight which is unfortunate given that he scored a season-high 14 points on Sunday. Terrence Ross will likely get the start tonight, but with a tough matchup against Dallas, he's not a great DFS option.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 06:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyle Lowry
2Cory Joseph
3Delon Wright
SG1DeMar DeRozan
2Terrence Ross
3Norman Powell
SF1DeMarre Carroll
2James Johnson
3Bruno Caboclo
PF1Luis Scola
2Patrick Patterson
3Anthony Bennett
C1Jonas Valanciunas
2Bismack Biyombo
3Lucas Nogueira