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Charles Johnson | Wide Receiver | #12

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 217
College: Grand Valley State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 7 (216) / GB
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Panthers signed WR Charles Johnson, formerly of the Vikings, to a one-year, $2.2 million contract.
The Panthers have really cornered the market on players named Charles Johnson. The 28-year-old put together a promising rookie season in 2014 but has disappeared since then. Including the playoffs, he's now gone 31 straight games without scoring a touchdown. It's another underwhelming signing for a Panthers receiving corps filled with spare parts behind Kelvin Benjamin. Mar 10 - 7:14 PM

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The Vikings did not tender restricted free agent Charles Johnson an offer, making him a free agent.

Johnson flashed big time upside down the stretch in 2014, but he has done nothing since. He has 29 catches over his past 27 games. Johnson is a big frame with plus athleticism, but it seems unlikely a new home will unlock his supposed potential. Johnson turned 28 last month.
Mar 9 - 4:37 PM

Charles Johnson caught his lone target for 11 yards in the Vikings' Week 17 win over the Bears.

Johnson played over 400 offensive snaps this season, but he was a distant afterthought as the deep threat in an offense that couldn't throw deep because of its offensive line problems. Johnson finishes the year with 20 catches for 232 scoreless yards on 37 targets. Johnson is scheduled to be a restricted free agent. There's a good chance the Vikings don't even tender him a contract.
Jan 1 - 6:07 PM

Charles Johnson caught 5-of-5 targets for 50 yards in the Vikings' Week 15 loss to the Colts.

Talented but enigmatic, Johnson stepped up in the absence of Adam Thielen (neck, concussion). If Thielen can't play next week against the Packers, Johnson would enter three-wide sets alongside Stef Diggs and Cordarrelle Patterson.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 04:16:00 PM

Charles Johnson caught his only target for two yards Week 5 against the Texans.

Johnson was a non-factor even with Stefon Diggs sidelined and Cordarrelle Patterson missing some snaps with a hip injury. He should not be owned in any format.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 05:16:00 PM

Charles Johnson caught 2-of-4 targets for 70 yards in the Vikings' Week 4 win over the Giants.

Johnson entered the night with just 20 yards receiving on three catches. He's been begging for more targets. They didn't come, but he was able to do something with the couple he did see, catching a pair of deep balls down the sideline for gains of 30 and 40 yards. Johnson isn't on the fantasy map.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 12:24:00 AM

Charles Johnson was held without a catch on two targets in Minnesota's Week 3 win over the Panthers.

One of Johnson's missed connections was a stupefyingly-bad drop. He now has three catches through three games. Even with Adrian Peterson sidelined, it simply isn't happening for the former breakout candidate.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 05:47:00 PM

Charles Johnson caught two passes for 15 yards in Week 2.

Johnson has played heavy snaps the last two weeks, but he's a non-factor with only three catches. Laquon Treadwell is a threat to Johnson's starting role.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 01:00:00 AM

Charles Johnson (quad) is practicing in full for Week 2.

Johnson struggled to play through his quad injury last week, but it's not going to impact his status. He isn't a fantasy option for Sunday's night game.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 04:32:00 PM

Charles Johnson caught 1-of-6 targets for five yards Week 1 against the Titans.

Perhaps struggling with the quad injury which hampered him in practice, Johnson struggled to get separation all game. He will need better performances than this one to hold off first-round rookie Laquon Treadwell.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 05:24:00 PM

Vikings declared Charles Johnson (quad) and Jerick McKinnon (foot) active for Week 1 against the Titans.

Both were questionable after spending all week limited in practice, but they will see snaps on Sunday. In what should be an even lower-volume passing attack than usual with Shaun Hill under center, Johnson is not worth using in any formats. McKinnon should take a few touches away from Adrian Peterson, but AD is still an elite option. Minnesota declared WR Jarius Wright, CB Xavier Rhodes, LB Kentrell Brothers, CB Edmond Robinson, C Nick Easton, G/T Jeremiah Sirles, and TE MyCole Pruitt inactive for Week 1.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 11:37:00 AM

Charles Johnson (quad) is listed as questionable for Week 1.

His practice participation was limited all week. Johnson's injury appears to be legitimate, but beat writers have not expressed concern over his status.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 02:31:00 PM

Charles Johnson (quad) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

His status isn't entirely certain, but he seems on track for Sunday's opener. Regardless of who is under center, Johnson isn't a fantasy option for Week 1.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 07:00:00 PM

Charles Johnson (quad) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

It's a new injury for Johnson. His status is worth monitoring, but Johnson is on track to start in Week 1.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 04:50:00 PM

Charles Johnson secured 2-of-3 targets for 25 yards in Sunday’s regular season dress rehearsal.

Both grabs came on Minnesota’s final drive of the first half. Johnson didn’t do anything to leap off the page, but he out-snapped every Vikings receiver in the first half except for Stefon Diggs. It’s hard to trust Johnson after what he put fantasy owners through last season, but he is going to be a Week 1 starter.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 04:15:00 PM

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3Scott Simonson
4Chris Manhertz
5Eric Wallace
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2Jordan Rigsbee
3Jake Rodgers
4Tyrus Thompson
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2Chris Scott
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