New Orleans Saints tight end Juwan Johnson has had a slow start to his 2023 fantasy campaign after a strong 2022 season that included seven touchdowns. Johnson has only been targeted eight times, clearly behind Chris Olave, Michael Thomas, and Rashid Shaheed in the pecking order. He has totaled 49 yards and no touchdowns, disappointing anybody who has started him so far this season. Johnson is heavily touchdown-dependent due to his lackluster volume, and should be avoided this week against the Green Bay Packers in what projects as a low-scoring game.
Sep 22, 2023 9:18 AM EST
New Orleans Saints tight end Juwan Johnson was targeted three times (8.8% target share) in the Monday night win over Carolina, grabbing two catches for 13 yards. Johnson is a clear fourth in the pecking order behind wide receivers Chris Olave, Michael Thomas, and Rashid Shaheed and is not currently startable at tight end. It is also worth noting that tight end Foster Moreau also saw two targets, grabbing them both for 20 yards. Johnson is not the only tight end seeing usage in this offense.
Sep 18, 2023 11:16 PM EST
New Orleans Saints tight end Juwan Johnson appeared to be the fourth target in the Saints' offense in Week 1 behind the trio of receivers. Johnson could be touchdown-dependent this season, as he may just not see the weekly volume he did last year unless a receiver suffers an injury. Against Carolina this week, Johnson grades as a low-end TE2. Look elsewhere for your lineups, as he likely won't see enough volume to make an impact in what could be a run-heavy game script.
Sep 15, 2023 12:08 PM EST
New Orleans Saints tight end Juwan Johnson was targeted five times in the 16-15 Week 1 win over the Tennessee Titans. Johnson grabbed three receptions for 36 yards, operating as New Orleans' top tight end. Johnson appears to be behind Chris Olave, Michael Thomas, and Rashid Shaheed in the pecking order right now in terms of targets and is nothing more than a streaming option at tight end. Johnson may not be a top option in Week 2 as the Saints take on the Carolina Panthers in what could be another low-scoring affair.
Sep 10, 2023 9:38 PM EST
New Orleans Saints tight end Juwan Johnson is coming off of a career year in which he hauled in 42 receptions for 508 yards and a team-leading seven touchdowns. Johnson faces more target competition in Week 1 with the return of a healthy Michael Thomas, but still poses as a red-zone threat and reportedly has built strong chemistry with quarterback Derek Carr. Every tight end beyond the top tier is a dart throw, and Johnson could easily score a touchdown in Week 1 against a revamped Tennessee Titans secondary. He projects as a high-end TE2 and can be considered as a streaming option for Week 1.
Sep 8, 2023 12:51 PM EST
Johnson has more competition for snaps after the Saints signed fellow tight end Jimmy Graham on Tuesday.
Jul 27, 2023 12:47 PM EST
Johnson hauled in their only target for 21 yards during Sunday's 10-7 loss against Carolina.
Jan 9, 2023 8:40 AM EST
Johnson (quadriceps) is listed as active Sunday against the Panthers, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.
Jan 8, 2023 8:36 AM EST
The Saints list Johnson (quadriceps) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Jan 6, 2023 12:49 PM EST
Johnson (quadriceps) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
Jan 5, 2023 12:51 PM EST
Johnson didn't practice Wednesday due to a quadriceps injury.
Jan 4, 2023 1:00 PM EST
Johnson recorded five receptions on seven targets for 62 yards in Sunday's 20-10 win over the Eagles.
Jan 1, 2023 10:00 PM EST
Johnson reeled in one of two targets for nine yards during Saturday's 17-10 win over Cleveland.
Dec 24, 2022 2:52 PM EST
Johnson hauled in four of six targets for 67 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 21-18 win versus Atlanta.
Dec 18, 2022 4:56 PM EST
Johnson (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.
Dec 18, 2022 8:33 AM EST
Johnson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.
Dec 16, 2022 12:39 PM EST
Johnson (ankle) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday.
Dec 15, 2022 1:32 PM EST
Johnson (ankle) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, ESPN's Kat Terrell reports.
Dec 14, 2022 1:45 PM EST
Johnson (ankle) has been ruled out and will not play Monday against the Buccaneers, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
Dec 3, 2022 12:28 PM EST
Johnson (ankle) didn't practice Friday.
Dec 2, 2022 12:51 PM EST