2013 Fantasy Outlook: Andre Johnson
Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | WR
2013 Experience: 11th Season
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Fantasy Football Outlook: Perhaps Johnson will find his way to the Hall of Fame when all is said and done, but I’m not sure he will ever post that double digit touchdown total in a season, I’ve been waiting for.
This is my 5th year writing on fantasy-info.com, and it seems like every season I project this to be the year he will hit that number. For such a talented player with the build he has, you would think it would be a given he would have at least a few seasons of 10 or more.
In Johnson’s defense, he played on some bad teams during the early portion of his career, and there was a four-year stretch he had at least eight touchdowns a season.
I suppose it’s not that big of a deal but I’ve always felt the truly elite receivers for fantasy should have the ability to go for 12 or more touchdowns in a given year. This obviously isn’t as big of a deal in PPR leagues and we did see Johnson return to over 100 receptions last year and return to top five at this position in those leagues.
Still, in big-play leagues and standard scoring leagues his four touchdowns in 2012 just aren’t good enough. Matt Schaub is an average quarterback in the league, and the presence of rookie DeAndre Hopkins should lower Johnson’s target total as the years move along.
I still believe we will see Johnson reach 100 receptions this year and hopefully he will bounce back to at least seven touchdowns. In the end, he does have the size and ability to score over 10 touchdowns this season, and that area of a players production can vary for many reasons going both up and down.
Look to Johnson as a top five option for his position in PPR leagues and he’s still a worthy top ten in leagues outside of touchdown only scoring.
|2013 Projected Stats||100||1,342||7|
2013 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP's | Rankings | Mocks | Cheat Sheets + Auctions
To help you get ready for draft day you will notice articles for ADP advice, cheat sheets, mock drafts and projected stats for Andre Johnson here. During the season, you can also find regular weekly ranking articles at this section as well.
Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections
Health has been a problem for Andre Johnson in recent seasons as he missed three games in 2010 with an ankle injury and another nine games last year due to hamstring problems.
Those fantasy owners who had him last year, may not go after him again as a top five receiver, but he’s still worth it.
What I did like from Johnson is he was able to flash quality production in the playoffs as he posted over 200 yards receiving in his two games played. This was with T.J. Yates throwing the football, and one of those performances was against the Ravens in Baltimore.
The Texans have gone away from being a pass heavy offense, and are one of the better rushing teams in football. That said, Johnson will remain as one of the top targeted players in the game and we know he’s still one of the best route runners in the game.
Johnson may run into some health problems along the way, but I still expect him to be one of the top-scoring players at his position.
|2012 Projected Stats||95||1,406||9|
Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
While Andre Johnson is still looking for his first double digit touchdown season of his career in year nine, but he always seems to come close as he post eight or nine most years. Johnson’s reception and yardage totals were down for the full season, but he missed three games and played on a bad ankle for the entire season.Not a bad year for a guy basically on one leg but it looks like Johnson’s recovery is all good after he had surgery on the ankle in January. Look for Johnson to bounce back with another year of over 100 receptions and over 1,500 yards receiving as the Texans make another run for their first trip to the playoffs in franchise history.
Heading into the summer, Johnson is listed as the No.2 receiver in PPR and standard redraft leagues on Mock Draft Central behind Roddy White of the Falcons. While White had a great season in 2011, he’s not going to be listed as the top option to take in either formats on our website as Calvin Johnson is our top man for standard league play and Andre Johnson is still our top man for PPR leagues.
Sure, White had 115 catches last season but his normal total for a year is around the mid 80’s while Johnson is over 100 a year when healthy. I don’t see Johnson’s injury problem lingering unless we hear of signs in the summer, but thus far, everything is going great.
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Andre Johnson is clearly one of the best receivers a fantasy owner can draft. My only problem with ranking Johnson as the clear No.1 fantasy receiver for 2010 is that he’s never had more than nine touchdowns in a single season.
2010 Fantasy Football Outlook
2009 Fantasy Year In Review: Andre Johnson posted another fabulous yardage season as he proved ready to be the top fantasy receiver in most fantasy football formats. The only type of league Johnson doesn’t dominate in at top end is touchdown heavy leagues.
For all Johnson’s success, he has still failed to have a season with double digit touchdowns. That said, this season could be his first to go over that mark.
2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: Johnson may not rack up a huge touchdown total, but he does consistently produce high volume reception and yardage weeks throughout a season. The Texans’ offense is only getting better as quarterback Matt Schaub continues to pick up the subtleties of the game.
Outside of heavy touchdown leagues, Johnson should be the top fantasy receiver to take on draft day as he is ready to produce another fabulous fantasy season.
– High Reception Totals
– Great Offense
– Great All Around Physical Tools
– Has Never Posted A Double Digit Touchdown Season