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Charles Johnson | Wide Receiver

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 217
College: Grand Valley State
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Charles Johnson (ribs) hopes to return after the Vikings' bye week.
The Vikings are off this week but return October 18 to play Kansas City. Johnson missed his fourth practice in a row on Tuesday. If Johnson isn't ready by Week 6, expect Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen to play a bigger role in the Vikings' passing attack. Oct 6 - 3:26 PM

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Charles Johnson (ribs) is out for Week 4 against the Broncos.

We figured as much after Johnson sat out practice on Friday. With Johnson out, Cordarrelle Patterson will move into the starting lineup where he's likely to rotate with Adam Thielen. Jarius Wright would play the slot with Mike Wallace as the Z receiver. None of Minnesota's receivers have had much success this year as the Vikings have relied heavily on Adrian Peterson.
Oct 2 - 3:27 PM

Charles Johnson (ribs) didn't have his helmet with him for the start of Friday's practice.

ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Guessling is guessing Johnson won't be available for Sunday's game with Denver. Johnson's contributions have been minimal this year as the Vikings have gone with a run-heavy approach on offense.
Oct 2 - 1:02 PM

Charles Johnson (ribs) did not practice on Thursday.

Johnson wasn't available for Wednesday's practice, either. He's been a non-factor so far this season, catching just six passes for 46 yards as the Vikings have gone run heavy. We loved Johnson's upside in the preseason, but he's no longer a must hold in 12-team leagues.
Oct 1 - 2:31 PM

Vikings WR Charles Johnson (ribs) is unsure if he will play Week 4 against the Broncos.

Johnson missed practice on Wednesday. Even if he plays, Johnson cannot be trusted against the Broncos' suffocating defense. He can be dropped in shallower leagues.
Oct 1 - 12:17 PM

Charles Johnson (ribs) is not practicing Wednesday.

Johnson played just 16 snaps in Week 3 and wasn't targeted after briefly returning from his injury. Johnson has been a colossal disappointment through the season's first month. He won't be a recommended play against the Broncos if he even suits up for Week 4. The Vikings' pass game is one to avoid this week.
Sep 30 - 2:40 PM

The Vikings are "hopeful" Charles Johnson (ribs) will be ready for Week 4.

An every-down player, Johnson was limited to 16 snaps against the Chargers. Johnson has been a mammoth disappointment through the season's first three weeks, drawing only eight total targets as the Vikings have gone run heavy.
Sep 28 - 3:13 PM

Charles Johnson (ribs) wasn't targeted after returning to Minnesota's Week 3 win over the Chargers.

Johnson "returned" more in spirit than practice after banging his ribs up drawing a pass interference penalty. He should be considered day to day, and questionable for Week 4. The fact that he was at least cleared to return today obviously bodes well for his status against the Broncos next Sunday. Johnson won't be a WR3 consideration against Denver's fearsome defense.
Sep 27 - 6:41 PM

Charles Johnson (ribs) returned to Minnesota's Week 3 game against the Chargers after missing one series.

Johnson headed to the locker room, but he was apparently just getting his equipment straightened out. Johnson was drawing deep locks from Teddy Bridgewater before departing.
Sep 27 - 1:50 PM

Charles Johnson was forced from Minnesota's Week 3 game against the Chargers with a ribs injury, and is questionable to return.

Johnson got injured drawing a long pass interference penalty. He caught 1-of-2 targets for nine yards before departing, with the missed connection being an interception Teddy Bridgewater forced into tight coverage in the end zone. Adam Thielen is seeing increased snaps in Johnson's absence.
Sep 27 - 1:40 PM

Charles Johnson caught 3-of-3 targets for 10 yards Week 2 against the Lions.

Johnson was invisible for the second straight week. He bobbled a pass on a crossing route which could have been a big gain, and his longest catch of the game was just four yards. Teddy Bridgewater will be forced to push the ball downfield at some point this season, but Johnson needs to be on fantasy benches until we see it.
Sep 20 - 6:17 PM

Charles Johnson was invisible in the Vikings’ Week 1 loss to the 49ers, catching just two of three targets for 27 yards.

The bar was set high for Johnson coming into this year but he’ll be buried on fantasy benches next week after Monday’s dud. Teddy Bridgewater seemed to forget Johnson existed Monday night, a noticeable departure from the preseason where Johnson was his go-to receiver. The 26-year-old is going to be a boom-or-bust WR3 next week against the Lions.
Sep 15 - 1:40 AM

Charles Johnson wasn't targeted in Saturday's preseason game.

The Vikings' first-team offense didn't get much run in this one. All the better, as it helps keep Johnson's ADP in check. The upside WR3 finishes the summer with five catches for 41 yards and a touchdown. There's a good chance Johnson, and not Mike Wallace, ends up as Teddy Bridgewater's No. 1 receiver.
Aug 29 - 10:21 PM

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune's Matt Vensel believes Charles Johnson is "the receiver Teddy Bridgewater trusts most."

Bridgewater looked to Johnson whenever he needed to make a play Saturday against the Raiders including on a key fourth-down conversion. Bridgewater's chemistry with Johnson is hard to ignore. Vensel also said Johnson has an "attention to detail" that Cordarrelle Patterson lacks. We're forecasting a breakout year for Johnson in 2015.
Aug 23 - 12:12 PM

Charles Johnson caught 4-of-5 targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders.

The grabs were Johnson's first of the exhibition season. Abusing CB D.J. Hayden, Johnson caught a beautifully-lofted fade for a 10-yard score in the second quarter. Johnson is a WR3 with WR2 upside.
Aug 23 - 12:33 AM

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Skill Players
QB1Teddy Bridgewater
2Shaun Hill
3Taylor Heinicke
RB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
3Matt Asiata
GLB1Adrian Peterson
2Matt Asiata
3RB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
FB1Zach Line
WR11Charles Johnson
2Jarius Wright
3Stefon Diggs
WR21Mike Wallace
2Cordarrelle Patterson
3Adam Thielen
WR31Jarius Wright
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2MyCole Pruitt
3Rhett Ellison
4Chase Ford
LT1Matt Kalil
LG1Brandon Fusco
C1Joe Berger
2Zac Kerin
3Nick Easton
RG1Mike Harris
2Jeremiah Sirles
RT1T.J. Clemmings
2Austin Shepherd
K1Blair Walsh