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Wes Johnson | Guard/Forward | #33

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/11/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 215
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (4) / MIN
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Wes Johnson ended up with 17 points across 27 minutes off the bench in Saturday's 125-113 loss at Utah.
Johnson hit 7-of-13 from the field, including 3-of-9 from behind the 3-point line, but he was 0-of-3 from the free-throw line to draw the ire of his fantasy owners. He made up for his shortcomings at the stripe by going for eight rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot. His fantasy window will close quickly if and when DeAndre Jordan (ankle) is able to return to the Clippers. If Jordan is dealt, Johnson has a little more staying power unless he is also shipped elsewhere. Jan 20 - 11:59 PM

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Wes Johnson was good for 11 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots over 31 minutes in Monday's victory against the Rockets.

Johnson and Montrezl Harrell did a good job stepping up with DeAndre Jordan (ankle) sidelined, as they combined for six swats and were a Jordan-like 4-of-6 combined from the free-throw line. Johnson is averaging 12.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.7 blocked shots and 1.0 steals over his past three outings, but he'll be back to having minimal fantasy appeal in standard formats once Jordan can make his way back.
Jan 16 - 2:31 AM

Wes Johnson scored 13 points on 4-of-9 shooting Saturday, to go with three 3-pointers, three rebounds, one steal, one block and zero turnovers in 24 minutes off the bench.

This was the second solid outing in a row for Johnson, but these games do come with a bit of an asterisk as both were against Sacramento's porous defense. Sam Dekker also had a nice game with 13 points, five boards, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 19 minutes, but with how inconsistent these guys have been this season, we'll need to see a repeat before getting behind adding either of them.
Jan 13 - 8:03 PM

Wes Johnson didn't score in 15 minutes vs. Golden State on Wednesday, going 0-of-4 from the field with one rebound, one assist, three steals and three turnovers.

The steals were the only saving grace for Wes tonight, but that's not nearly enough to satisfy owners who streamed him as a starter in a fast-paced game. Blake Griffin (concussion) was among the long list of injured Clippers tonight, and C.J. Williams (ankle) exited early, and if Johnson can't produce in these conditions it's very hard to trust him in standard leagues.
Jan 11 - 1:45 AM

Wes Johnson scored five points in a start on Monday vs. the Hawks, hitting 2-of-7 shots in 32 minutes.

Despite the quiet night in the scoring column, Johnson had a nice fantasy line with seven rebounds, one assist, two steals, two blocks and one triple. It's unclear if Blake Griffin (concussion) will be ready for Los Angeles' back-to-back set on Wednesday and Thursday, but give Johnson a look if you need defensive stats and triples -- in 12 previous starts he averaged 1.2 steals, 1.2 blocks and 1.1 triples.
Jan 9 - 2:02 AM

Wes Johnson will start for the Clippers on Monday.

Blake Griffin (concussion) is out tonight and Johnson started the second half of Saturday's game, so this isn't a big surprise. He should draw the defensive assignment vs. Ersan Ilyasova to begin the game, and L.A. will need contributions from everyone tonight given the extent of their injuries.
Jan 8 - 10:15 PM

Wes Johnson started the third quarter for Blake Griffin on Saturday, playing just 10 minutes with no points, two boards and two steals against the Warriors.

This comes as a surprise to see his minutes get cut, and maybe the Clippers just wanted to see what's up with Tyrone Wallace. Johnson still makes sense as an add in deeper leagues, especially with four games next week.
Jan 6 - 6:17 PM

Wes Johnson started the third quarter for Blake Griffin (concussion) on Saturday.

That moves Sam Dekker over to the four here, which isn't a big surprise. Johnson is easily on the board as a pickup in standard leagues, especially if you want defensive stats.
Jan 6 - 5:02 PM

Wes Johnson will move to the bench on Saturday against the Warriors.

The Clippers need guard depth, so this should mean Johnson plays mostly SG. That means we probably don't get Tyrone Wallace out there while Lou Williams may have to bring the ball up again.
Jan 6 - 3:15 PM

Wes Johnson scored 13 points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

That's his second start since returning from his foot soreness, but it's really the first time he's been able to play big minutes since his injury last month. Johnson can play both wing spots and now the Clippers really need depth 1-3 due to more injuries. Johnson won't have value in points leagues because he's not much of a scorer, but he's an attractive add for owners in 14-team leagues looking for some defensive stats and treys.
Jan 5 - 1:15 AM

Wes Johnson did not shoot the ball in 10 minutes with one rebound, one assist, one steal and no turnovers against the Lakers on Friday.

The old 0.0 usage rate. Johnson is probably going to get more minutes with Austin Rivers (Achilles) getting hurt tonight. He was putting up some hustle stats before his foot injury, so he's worth a look in competitive leagues.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 01:42:00 AM

Wes Johnson (foot) will come off the bench against the Lakers on Friday.

C.J. Williams will get another start, but he will probably have a short leash with Johnson back. Johnson was playing well before his injury and Danilo Gallinari (glute) isn't close to returning, so Johnson is worth a look in deep leagues.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 09:06:00 PM

Wesley Johnson (left foot) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Lakers.

Johnson has not played since December 16, but the Clippers continue to list him as day-to-day. If the veteran forward is again sidelined, look for guys like Jamil Wilson, C.J. Williams, and Sam Dekker to see more minutes than they otherwise would. None of those three names are recommended fantasy targets.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 03:43:00 PM

Wesley Johnson (left foot soreness) won't play vs. the Kings on Tuesday.

The Clippers continue to rule him out a day in advance, but he remains day-to-day and we don't have any specifics of his injury beyond 'soreness'. Jamil Wilson and Sam Dekker should continue to fill the void while Johnson and Danilo Gallinari (glute) are out of commission.
Mon, Dec 25, 2017 07:40:00 PM

Wes Johnson (left foot soreness) will not play vs. Houston on Friday.

Danilo Gallinari (glute) won't be re-evaluated until January, and Johnson getting ruled out a day in advance suggests this may not be his last DNP. Jamil Wilson has been quietly productive over the past week, while guys like Sam Dekker and C.J. Williams are also stepping into solid roles.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 04:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Milos Teodosic
3Jawun Evans
4Tyrone Wallace
SG1Austin Rivers
2Lou Williams
3C.J. Williams
4Sindarius Thornwell
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Wes Johnson
3Sam Dekker
PF1Blake Griffin
2Montrezl Harrell
3Brice Johnson
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Willie Reed