Colts WR Marcus Johnson (knee, questionable) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is questionable for Week 9. The full reps indicate that he'll play. With T.Y. Hilton out, Johnson should see a lot of work against the Ravens.
IND WR Marcus Johnson - Week 8 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 8 at Detroit Lions
Marcus Johnson caught a 55-yarder against the Bengals before the bye last week, and was targeted a team-high eight times. He finished with 108 yards after catching three balls for 53 yards the previous week. T.Y. Hilton has struggled, rookie Michael Pittman is hurt, and we don’t fully know who Philip Rivers is going to favor in this offense, so it wouldn’t hurt to grab Johnson in his fourth season out of Texas as a speculative add.
This week, the Colts face a Lions’ defense that ranks 19th in aFPA to opposing wide receivers, so there’s some upside if Johnson can hit eight targets again. It’s risky to trust any Colts receiver, as five of Rivers’ seven touchdown passes this year have gone to running backs and tight ends, but if you’re desperate for a bye week or injury replacement, Johnson has some boom-bust potential.