49ers trade for Stevie Johnson

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The San Francisco 49ers acquired Bills receiver Stevie Johnson for a mid-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported. ESPN first reported the news.

The pick is a conditional fourth-rounder that could become a third-rounder, according to a source.

Johnson is a good fit in San Francisco, which was searching for a third receiver to complement Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin.

Fantasy Impact: 

The 49ers have been looking for some time to upgrade their WR3 and did so with Johnson, who had three top 25 finishes from 2010 to 2012 before taking a step back in 2013. He turns 28 this summer but should continue to produce provided he can stay healthy, albeit in a much smaller role. His arrival puts a small dent in Michael Crabtree's upside, and he'll further squeeze the targets available to Vernon Davis and Anquan Boldin. On the flip side, Colin Kaepernick has one of the very best receiving corps in the league and looks like a nice value in the middle rounds.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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