Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm
Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (shoulder, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 11. Floyd will reportedly attempt to play through the injury, but he won’t be able to do so this week. Stevie Johnson, Dontrelle Inman and Javontee Herndon are the top three receivers on the depth chart. Johnson is a fantasy WR2 while Inman holds some WR3/flex appeal.
Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm
Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday. Floyd will reportedly attempt to play through the injury, but he’s not likely to do so this week. For now, we’re assuming he’s out. Stevie Johnson, Dontrelle Inman and Javontee Herndon are the top three receivers on the depth chart.
Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:16pm
Chargers WR Stevie Johnson (hamstring, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 7. Johnson is tentatively on track to return against the Raiders. With Keenan Allen and Antonio Gates both banged up, this is good news for Philip Rivers and Co.
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:35pm
Chargers WR Stevie Johnson (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Johnson is tentatively on track to return against the Raiders. With Keenan Allen banged up, this is good news for Philip Rivers and Co.
Friday, October 16, 2015, 6:15pm
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 6:20pm
QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee), LB Ryan Shazier (shoulder)
CB Cortez Allen (knee)
San Diego Chargers
G Orlando Franklin (ankle), WR Stevie Johnson (hamstring), CB Craig Mager (hamstring), LB Tourek Williams (foot)
T King Dunlap (concussion)
T Chris Hairston (ankle)
Remember, Martavis Bryant is dealing with a knee "tweak" and is unlikely to play on Monday night, per reports. He's not yet on the 53-man roster so the Steelers don't have to list him on the injury report. For the Chargers, Stevie Johnson is out and Malcom Floyd is questionable, though it appears he will play provided he can pass his final concussion tests. With Johnson out, Floyd is a Sneaky Start, though Dontrelle Inman will get some run as well.
Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:11pm
Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (concussion) took full practice reps again Friday. Floyd appears to be making progress in his return from a concussion. With Stevie Johnson nursing a hamstring injury, the Chargers don’t have many healthy receiving options. Dontrelle Inman would be a Sneaky Start if Floyd and/or Johnson are out.
Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:11pm
Chargers WR Stevie Johnson (hamstring) missed practice again Friday. Johnson is very iffy for Week 5, but he has an extra day to recover since the game is on Monday night. Dontrelle Inman is a Sneaky Start if Johnson is sidelined. Inman had three catches for 88 yards last week and posted 12 catches for 158 yards over a two-game span late last year (with Keenan Allen sidelined). Inman is less attractive if Malcom Floyd plays, but still has some PPR appeal.
Johnson pulled up lame, tried to get it loose but was unable to return to the game. There wasn't much information as far as the seriousness, but we'll continue to monitor. Malcom Floyd was also injured in the game (concussion) so the Chargers could be short at the position heading into Week 5.
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:19pm
Chargers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice. Green is very likely to miss Sunday’s game against the Lions. John Phillips will get the start at tight end, but expect the Chargers to utilize Stevie Johnson and Malcom Floyd more heavily with Green sidelined. It’s a slight downgrade for Philip Rivers.
What we saw from Stevie Johnson in Saturday night's exhibition against the Seattle Seahawks, the connection with Rivers that the Chargers hope to see so much this season, was borne in May and June and rekindled in August.
On the Chargers’ first possession, Johnson suddenly darted left, pulling away from the safety covering him in the slot to make a 34-yard reception-and-run that converted a third down. Before leaving with the rest of the first-team offense at halftime, Johnson had two more third-down conversions and finished with four receptions for 64 yards.
That is what replacing Eddie Royal looks like.
There is great potential in the marrying of Johnson’s ability to separate combined with Rivers’ ability to throw receivers open. When Rivers develops a rapport with a target, he anticipates where that receiver will be and makes connections that seemingly should never happen.
From 2010 to 2012, Johnson was one of the most consistent receivers in football, posting at least 76 catches, 1,004 yards and six touchdowns in three straight seasons. In PPR formats, he was the #10, #16 and #18 receiver in those seasons. The Chargers lost Eddie Royal, so there are targets to be had, especially with TE Antonio Gates suspended for the first four games. Johnson is having a good camp, so it appears that he’ll play ahead of retiring wideout Malcom Floyd.
Chargers beat writer Eric D. Williams: Stevie Johnson signed with the Chargers in free agency to help fill the void left by Eddie Royal's departure, and so far has looked rejuvenated in San Diego’s offensive system. Johnson’s developed a good rapport with Philip Rivers and will be used both in the slot and on the perimeter. He has a shot at 50 receptions and at least four touchdowns.
We project Johnson for 54-755-5.2 as the Chargers' WR2. From 2010 to 2012, he was one of the most consistent receivers in football, posting at least 76 catches, 1,004 yards and six touchdowns in three straight seasons. In PPR formats, he was the #10, #16 and #18 receiver in those seasons. The Chargers lost Eddie Royal, so there are targets to be had, especially with TE Antonio Gates suspended for the first four games.
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