Collin Johnson

New York Giants
Wide Receiver #19
New York Giants
Wide Receiver #19

Collin Johnson News

Playing Sunday

Johnson (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against Washington, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: With Kadarius Toney (shoulder) and John Ross (knee) ruled out ahead of the contest and all of Sterling Shepard (Achilles), C.J. Board (knee) and Dante Pettis (shoulder) on injured reserve, Johnson could find himself in a regular role in three-receiver sets alongside Kenny Golladay and Darius Slayton for the season finale. That said, the Giants' passing attack has been anemic since Daniel Jones suffered a season-ending neck injury Week 12, so Johnson will be tough to trust as a DFS option while he's drawing targets from second-year quarterback Jake Fromm, who is making his second NFL start Sunday.

Jan 9, 2022 9:04 AM EST

Questionable for Week 18

Johnson (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against Washington, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Johnson returned to practice in a limited fashion Thursday after being a non-participant to start the week. He may be in line for an increased workload if he's able to suit up for the first time since Week 15, as the Giants will be short handed at wide receiver with Kadarius Toney (shoulder) and John Ross (knee) both out.

Jan 7, 2022 12:43 PM EST

Listed as non-participant

Johnson (hamstring) was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's practice estimation, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Johnson has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury, and his status on Wednesday's injury report isn't encouraging for his Week 18 status. If he hopes to have a chance to play in Sunday's regular-season finale against Washington, he'll likely need to practice in some capacity Thursday or Friday.

Jan 5, 2022 12:31 PM EST

Out for Sunday

Johnson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bears, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Johnson will be sidelined for the second straight game by a hamstring injury. The Giants are significantly short-handed at wide receiver, with Kenny Golladay being the only fully healthy wideout currently on the active roster.

Dec 31, 2021 12:00 PM EST

Not at practice Wednesday

Johnson (hamstring) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Johnson picked up a hamstring injury late in the week and was ultimately ruled out for the Giants' divisional showdown with the Eagles. Now, the 2020 fifth-round pick starts off Week 17's practices with a non-participant due to the same injury, putting his status for Sunday's matchup with the Bears in serious jeopardy.

Dec 29, 2021 11:08 AM EST

Won't play Sunday

Johnson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Johnson was absent from the injury report until Friday, so he may have picked up the hamstring injury at practice. He caught one pass for 16 yards last week, which was his first reception since Week 8.

Dec 24, 2021 11:26 AM EST

Won't play Sunday

Johnson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Chargers, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: With Sterling Shepard (quadriceps) and Kenny Golladay (ribs) both expected to be available, Johnson finds himself as the odd man out. On the season, the 2016 second-round pick has 10 receptions for 89 yards, but he hasn't caught a pass since Week 8.

Dec 12, 2021 11:59 AM EST

One catch in Week 7 win

Johnson caught one of two targets for seven yards in Sunday's 25-3 win over Carolina.

Analysis: Even with New York's receiving corps battling injuries, Johnson still finished eighth on the team in receiving yards. He was on the field for 21 of the Giants' 72 offensive snaps, so Johnson was actually given ample opportunities to make his mark on this game but simply failed to do so.

Oct 25, 2021 9:26 AM EST

Catches two passes

Johnson caught two of five targets for 21 yards Sunday against the Rams.

Analysis: Injuries to Darius Slayton, Kadarius Toney and Kenny Golladay got Johnson some looks, but he's still a tertiary option in the offense and will barely see the field if/when the starters get healthy.

Oct 19, 2021 1:49 AM EST

Catchless in loss

Johnson failed to catch any of his three targets in Sunday's 44-20 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: Johnson played on 44 percent of the Giants' offensive snaps, but he was unable to reel in any of the passes that came his way. With fellow wideout Kenny Golladay sidelined with a knee injury, the 24-year-old may find himself in a more prominent role in Week 6, especially if Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton are unable to return from their hamstring injuries. Johnson and the Giants will host the Rams in Week 6.

Oct 13, 2021 2:07 AM EST

Could start this week?

Johnson could have a significant role this Sunday with both Sterling Shepard (hamstring) and Darius Slayton (hamstring) ruled out to face the Saints, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: A few weeks back, Johnson was claimed off waivers by a Giants team with three experienced starters plus a rookie first-round pick at his position. Following a pair of healthy scratches, Johnson was active for Week 3 as the No. 5 receiver, ultimately catching five of seven targets for 51 yards after Shepard and Slayton left early. Johnson even led the team's wideouts with 84.8 percent snap share in the second half, as No. 1 receiver Kenny Golladay was battling through a hip injury. Of course, Golladay seems healthier this week, and the Giants also have John Ross (hamstring) on track to return from injured reserve. It amounts to an unpredictable situation behind Golladay, with each of Johnson, Kadarius Toney, Ross and CJ Board in the mix for WR snaps.

Oct 1, 2021 1:14 PM EST

Good impact Sunday

Johnson caught five of seven targets for 51 yards in Sunday's 17-14 loss to the Falcons.

Analysis: Johnson saw his involved increase after starting wideouts Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard both suffered hamstring injuries. Their absences enabled Johnson to tie for New York's team lead in targets and trailed only Saquon Barkley in receptions. Should Slayton and Shepard be sidelined going forward, Johnson could see his value benefit from significant playing time opposite Kenny Golladay, with rookie first-rounder Kadarius Toney a prime candidate to help fill any potential voids as well.

Sep 26, 2021 3:38 PM EST

Sidelined Thursday

Johnson (coach's decision) is inactive for Thursday's game at Washington, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Johnson was a roster casualty of the Jaguars on cut-down day, but he found a new home in New York one day later. Still, he's only been with the team a little more than two weeks, and the Giants' receiving corps is healthy, so he'll remain in street clothes for a second straight game.

Sep 16, 2021 4:02 PM EST

Lands with G-Men

The Giants claimed Johnson off waivers from the Jaguars on Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Johnson's release was a minor surprise after he'd earned some playing time late in his rookie season. The 2020 fifth-round pick is one of the league's tallest wideouts at 6-6, providing some size for a WR corps that doesn't have much of it behind Kenny Golladay. Even so, Johnson will need to impress on the practice field to keep his roster spot, hoping to work his way up the depth chart eventually. The Giants have struggled to keep their wide receivers healthy all summer, but the key guys appear tentatively on track for Week 1.

Sep 1, 2021 9:37 AM EST

Let go by Jaguars

The Jaguars have waived Johnson.

Analysis: The move comes as something of a surprise, and it remains to be seen if Johnson is claimed by another team. Following the Jaguars' initial cuts, DJ Chark, Marvin Jones and Laviska Shenault are entrenched as Jacksonville's top three wideouts, and it looks like the team plans to shuffled the deck depth-wise beyond that trio.

Aug 31, 2021 1:03 PM EST

Quiet in preseason finale

Johnson didn't catch either of his two targets during Sunday's preseason win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: Johnson encouragingly saw some action with Trevor Lawrence and the first-team offense Sunday, though he also played with the third-stringers during the second half with Jake Luton at quarterback. The 23-year-old receiver has seemingly been unable to separate himself throughout camp despite the absence of DJ Chark (finger), while Marvin Jones (shoulder) and Laviska Shenault clearly entrenched themselves as Jacksonville's top available wideouts. Johnson finished the preseason catching two of five targets for 24 yards and a touchdown. Chark is expected to be ready for Week 1 against the Texans, so Johnson is unlikely to be fantasy relevant to open the season even if he's able to take the No. 4 spot on the depth chart.

Aug 30, 2021 5:41 AM EST

Secures touchdown Monday

Johnson caught his lone target for a 24-yard touchdown during Monday's preseason game against the Saints.

Analysis: Johnson played 23 offensive snaps and saw his only production of the contest come late in the fourth quarter with C.J. Beathard helming the offense. Johnson hasn't produced much through two preseason games, as he has now caught two of three targets for 24 yards and a touchdown while playing 71 offensive snaps. With DJ Chark (finger) still sidelined after undergoing surgery in early August, it's a bit concerning Johnson isn't working with either the first- or second-team offense in preseason action while fighting for the No. 4 spot on the depth chart.

Aug 24, 2021 9:53 AM EST

One catch Saturday

Johnson caught one of two targets for zero yards during Saturday's preseason game against the Browns.

Analysis: Johnson played 48 offensive snaps to lead Jacksonville's wideouts, but he didn't find much involvement in the offense during the preseason opener. The 23-year-old is attempting to secure the No. 4 spot on the depth chart and is dealing with a revamped group of wide receivers. Josh Hammond and Tavon Austin were the only depth receivers for the Jaguars to eclipse 20 receiving yards in the contest.

Aug 16, 2021 6:44 AM EST

Meshing with Lawrence

Johnson played well during Saturday's scrimmage and was a favorite target of quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Ashlyn Sullivan of the Jaguars' official site reports

Analysis: Johnson caught a pair of touchdowns and also had three straight receptions on another drive as he's clearly established an early rapport with the rookie signal-caller. The second-year wideout opened camp No. 4 on the depth chart, but an opportunity may have opened up after DJ Chark recently underwent surgery to address a hairline fracture in his finger. Chark is expected to be available for the season opener Sept. 12 in Houston, but it should still provide Johnson more opportunities to work with the starting offense during the preseason. Johnson totaled only 272 receiving yards as a rookie last year, but he flashed his potential with eight catches for 162 yards and a touchdowns in Weeks 12 and 13. He's unlikely to have much fantasy relevance if Chark, Marvin Jones and Laviska Shenault are able to play, but Johnson could be in prime position to step up should the opportunity arise during the regular season.

Aug 9, 2021 7:32 AM EST

Drops on depth chart

Johnson (hamstring) is poised to enter camp as Jacksonville's No. 4 wideout after the signing of Marvin Jones, John Shipley of reports.

Analysis: The 23-year-old came on strong during the second half of 2020 before the hamstring injury sidelined him for the final two weeks of the season, but he won't begin camp in line for a significant role. Johnson, a 2020 fifth-round pick, flashed his potential with eight catches for 162 yards and one touchdown between Weeks 12 and 13 last year, but he was never a likely bet to open 2021 as the team's No. 3 wide receiver. He still figures to be involved in the offense, but Jones, DJ Chark and Laviska Shenault should start out as the Jaguars top wideouts.

Apr 12, 2021 12:41 AM EST

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