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Stevie Johnson | Wide Receiver

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 207
College: Kentucky
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Stevie Johnson (hamstring) sat out Friday's practice.
He wasn't able to practice this week after tweaking his hamstring against the Browns in Week 4. We wouldn't expect to see him Monday night against Pittsburgh. Keenan Allen, Malcom Floyd and Antonio Gates should all see more targets. Oct 9 - 2:20 PM

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Stevie Johnson (hamstring) sat out Thursday's practice.

Johnson suffered the injury in last week's win over Cleveland. He wasn't available for Wednesday's practice either. With Malcom Floyd (concussion) and Johnson both banged up, Keenan Allen could be in for a huge game Sunday against Pittsburgh's patchwork secondary.
Oct 8 - 4:24 PM

Stevie Johnson left Sunday's Week 4 game against the Browns with a hamstring injury.

It was a non-contact injury where Johnson was running an up-field route and pulled up lame. Johnson tried icing the hamstring on the sideline, but ultimately sat down and looked done for the day. Before exiting, Johnson secured 4-of-8 targets for 32 yards. The Chargers also lost Malcom Floyd to a concussion early in Sunday's game.
Oct 4 - 6:21 PM

Stevie Johnson caught 3-of-4 targets for 46 yards in San Diego's Week 3 loss to the Vikings.

Johnson was supposed to play a bigger role with Ladarius Green (concussion) sidelined, but instead had his quietest game of the year. Johnson's missed connection was the worst play of the game for the Bolts, as he let the ball clang off his hands for an interception near the goal line. Chad Greenway then proceeded to house it for a 91-yard score. Johnson offers a nice weekly floor, but his limited ceiling means he'll never be more than a mid-range WR3. He gets the Browns in Week 4.
Sep 27 - 6:35 PM

Stevie Johnson is expected play a bigger role if TE Ladarius Green (concussion) misses Week 3.

With Green looking doubtful, Johnson should see more opportunities in the middle of the field. Johnson has been San Diego’s primary underneath receiver through two weeks. Danny Woodhead will also see an expanded role if Green is held out.
Sep 26 - 6:47 PM

Stevie Johnson caught 5-of-6 targets for 45 yards and a touchdown Week 2 against the Bengals.

Johnson did almost all of his damage underneath. His long catch of the game went for just 15 yards, and his touchdown came on a screen from the 10-yard line. Johnson tied for the team lead with six targets, and he will continue to have a big role as the slot receiver as long as Antonio Gates is suspended. Johnson will be in the WR3 conversation next week against the Vikings.
Sep 20 - 4:55 PM

Stevie Johnson caught 6-of-6 targets for 82 yards and a touchdown Week 1 against the Lions.

Johnson was quiet early in the game, but he made a couple big plays on screen passes in the second half and scored a 12-yard touchdown on a shallow cross in the third quarter. Johnson, Keenan Allen and Ladarius Green dominated the middle of the field against the Lions. With Antonio Gates out another three weeks, Johnson will remain in the WR3 conversation next week against the Bengals.
Sep 13 - 7:26 PM

Stevie Johnson notched four catches for 63 yards in Saturday’s preseason loss to the Seahawks.

Johnson used a wicked stiff arm to gain 34 yards on his first catch and seemed to be Philip Rivers’ preferred target on third downs. He’s a much better fit in San Diego than he ever was with the Niners. Johnson will be an asset in PPR leagues, particularly while Antonio Gates serves his four-game suspension.
Aug 29 - 11:45 PM

Live at Chargers camp, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports "people around here are thinking Stevie Johnson could do big things in this offense.

Particularly in the first four games -- with Antonio Gates on suspension -- Johnson will be a candidate for seven-plus targets per game. La Canfora reports Johnson and Philip Rivers are already "simpatico," and that Johnson "will be an integral moving part who could line up in the slot, out wide, wherever."
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 12 - 2:36 PM

Philip Rivers is hopeful that Stevie Johnson and Keenan Allen can become "interchangeable" this season.

Johnson and Allen have similar skills as short-to-intermediate possession-type receivers who win with quicks and crisp routes. "The versatility of Keenan and Stevie, if we get to where they're interchangeable from slot to outside and we can move them around, it's going to be huge for us," Rivers said. We like Johnson's chances of crushing his current late-round fantasy ADP.
Aug 6 - 11:34 PM

Philip Rivers pinpointed Stevie Johnson as a player he's "most excited about" this season.

"He's off to a heck of a start," said Rivers. "If you asked me one guy who I was most excited about, I'd probably single out him." Johnson will play the old Eddie Royal role -- where Royal saw 91 targets last season -- and is very arguably a talent upgrade. With Antonio Gates suspended the first four games, Johnson is a sleeper to lead San Diego receiving in the season's first month.
Aug 5 - 9:48 PM

The Union-Tribune singled out Stevie Johnson as a player building rapport with Philip Rivers early in camp.

Johnson's herky-jerky route running can be an issue for some quarterbacks, but shouldn't be a problem for the savvy Rivers. With Eddie Royal gone, Antonio Gates suspended and Malcom Floyd on the verge of retirement, there's plenty of opportunity here. Johnson's current ADP is around the 12th round.
Aug 3 - 7:52 AM

The Chargers' official website confirms Stevie Johnson will play both in the slot and outside.

The stars are aligning for Johnson, who was a misfit in San Francisco but is set for a major role in San Diego. He'll fill the inside Eddie Royal role while also threatening to take outside snaps from a guy on the brink of retirement (Malcom Floyd). The four-game Antonio Gates suspension only opens up more opportunity for Johnson, one of our favorite late-round wideout targets.
Jul 20 - 7:15 AM

Antonio Gates' suspension could open up snaps for Stevie Johnson in the slot.

The Chargers' two biggest slot threats last season were Eddie Royal and Gates. Royal signed with the Bears this offseason and Gates is serving a four-game PED suspension. Johnson had a tough time carving a role for himself behind Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis in San Francisco, but volume shouldn't be an issue in San Diego. Danny Woodhead and Ladarius Green will also see work in the slot. Raymond Summerlin covered this subject in greater detail in his article, Fantasy Fallout: Gates Banned, which you can find on the Rotoworld NFL page.
Jul 5 - 9:25 AM

ESPN Chargers reporter Eric Williams singled out Stevie Johnson as a player who "developed a good rapport" with Philip Rivers during offseason work.

Johnson is quietly set up nicely in San Diego. He'll be an upgrade in the old Eddie Royal slot role and will also back up 34-year-old (in September) Malcom Floyd. Royal was able to catch 109 passes for 1,409 yards with 15 touchdowns over the last two seasons. Williams calls Johnson the "X-factor" in the Chargers' wideout group.
Jun 29 - 8:18 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Philip Rivers
2Kellen Clemens
RB1Melvin Gordon
2Danny Woodhead
3Branden Oliver
4Donald Brown
GLB1Melvin Gordon
2Branden Oliver
3RB1Danny Woodhead
2Melvin Gordon
FB1David Johnson
WR11Keenan Allen
2Stevie Johnson
3Dontrelle Inman
WR21Malcom Floyd
2Jacoby Jones
WR31Stevie Johnson
TE1Antonio Gates
2Ladarius Green
3John Phillips
LT1King Dunlap
2Chris Hairston
LG1Orlando Franklin
2Johnnie Troutman
C1Chris Watt
2Trevor Robinson
3J.D. Walton
RG1D.J. Fluker
RT1Joseph Barksdale
2Kenny Wiggins
K1Josh Lambo