Andre Johnson Fantasy News

Colts will release WR Andre Johnson

Friday, March 4, 2016, 10:31am

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts have told WR Andre Johnson that they are releasing him, per source.

Related players: Donte Moncrief, Phillip Dorsett

Fantasy Impact:

Donte Moncrief finished his second season with 64 catches for 733 yards and six touchdowns, but his numbers were a bit depressed due to the midseason loss of Andrew Luck. In seven games with Luck, Moncrief averaged 4.6 catches 50 yards and 0.71 TD (on 7.7 targets per game), which extrapolates to a 73-802-11 season. Fantasy-wise, that’s about what Michael Crabtree scored as the #19 receiver in standard formats. With Andre Johnson out of the way, Moncrief’s playing time and targets should increase a bit. He’s a serious threat to break out in his third season. Phillip Dorsett figures to step into the WR3 role, and will be fantasy relevant assuming the Colts' offense returns to form.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Colts WR Donte Moncrief (toe, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 15. Moncrief reportedly participated in a light practice on Friday, but officially he remained out. If he’s out or limited, Andre Johnson and Phillip Dorsett would both see an increase in playing time. Remember, Johnson had his best fantasy line of the year (6-77-2) against his old team back in Week 5, and Matt Hasselbeck was under center. The Colts play early on Sunday.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm

Colts WR Donte Moncrief (toe) missed practice again Thursday. Moncrief was spotted in a walking boot on Wednesday, so he’s suddenly iffy for Week 15. He says he’s going to practice on Friday, but we’ll see. If he’s out, Andre Johnson and Phillip Dorsett would both see an increase in playing time. Remember, Johnson had his best fantasy line of the year (6-77-2) against his old team back in Week 5, and Matt Hasselbeck was under center.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 6:21pm

Colts WR Donte Moncrief (toe) did not practice Wednesday. Moncrief was spotted in a walking boot on Wednesday, so he’s suddenly iffy for Week 15. If he’s out, Andre Johnson and Phillip Dorsett would both see an increase in playing time. Remember, Johnson had his best fantasy line of the year (6-77-2) against his old team back in Week 5, and Matt Hasselbeck was under center.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Colts WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Colts WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:12pm

Colts WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday.

Colts Beat: Andre Johnson's role diminishing

Monday, November 30, 2015, 12:19pm

Indianopolis Star - [Full Article]

Looking at this week's Colts snap counts sheds some real light on the diminishing role of receiver Andre Johnson.

In Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Johnson, in the first year of a three-year, $21 million contract, saw more dramatic drop-off in his involvement. Johnson was on the field for just 33 snaps, equating to 45 percent of the Colts' offensive snaps in the game.

Fantasy Impact:

That's a startlingly low number for a starting wide receiver, the story said. However, it's an indication the Colts recognize what they have to do to win. By comparison, Donte Moncrief played 80 percent of the snaps, while Griff Whalen played 34 percent.

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Colts WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 6:15pm

Colts WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday.

Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm

Colts WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday.

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm

Colts WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:07pm

Colts WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday. This is typical for the veteran.

Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:19pm

Colts WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday. If T.Y. Hilton is out, Johnson could be a Sneaky Start despite a terrible matchup against Denver.

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (foot) shaping up as a game-time decision

Friday, November 6, 2015, 1:02pm

Rand Getlin, Twitter - [Full Article]

NFL Network reporter Rand Getlin: I'm told no decision has been made on whether Colts WR T.Y. Hilton will play just yet. "Looks like a game time decision"

Related players: Donte Moncrief, Andre Johnson, Griff Whalen, Coby Fleener, Dwayne Allen

Fantasy Impact:

Hilton is dealing with a foot sprain that reportedly required an MRI earlier in the week. Complicating matters, the matchup against the Broncos is brutal. Denver is #1 in WR aFPA, so even if Hilton suits up, he's not a great start. If Hilton sits, Donte Moncrief, Andre Johnson and Griff Whalen would pick up his snaps and targets, but new OC Rob Chudzinski may also elect to get the Colts' tight ends more involved.

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