It’s been difficult to find positives about the Bills during their 0-5 start, but wide receiver Steve Johnson has quietly become a key figure in the team’s offense.
After hauling in two touchdowns from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, his third and fourth of the season, in Sunday’s 36-26 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the former seventh-round draft choice doubled his previous career high of two touchdowns in a season.
He finished the game with five receptions for 75 yards, both career bests.
Despite having the best game of his three-year career statistically, Johnson said the loss makes it meaningless.
“Scoring a touchdown is great,” Johnson said, “but it doesn’t mean too much when you’re scoring and you’re losing.”
Johnson now leads the team in receptions (17) and touchdowns (four), and is second to Roscoe Parrish with 214 receiving yards, but said he doesn’t feel he is any more integral to the offense than anyone else.
Every year receivers seem to crop up where you least expect and Johnson could be one of those guys to take a shot on. There's an obvious connection but Buffalo is one of those offenses that is risky to be a part of from a fantasy standpoint.