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Scouting report

by Scott Pagel

SD WR Stevie Johnson - Week 3, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 at Minnesota
Stevie Johnson recorded another touchdown in Week 2 and finished with five caches for 45 yards on six targets. This gives him back-to-back weeks with a TD, which is pretty solid fantasy contribution for a team's WR3. This week, Johnson draws another tough matchup on the road for the Chargers. The Vikings are sixth in allowing fantasy points to WRs, so the Bolts will likely look to run the ball a lot, an area where Minny has statistically been weaker. Johnson continues to be a high end WR or flex option, though. While you sometimes risk low fantasy numbers playing someone like Johnson, he's off to a good enough start where you should feel like he'll contribute in the passing game.

by Scott Pagel

SD WR Stevie Johnson - Week 2, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 at Cincinnati
Stevie Johnson had a big day in his debut with the Bolts. He caught six balls on six targets for 82 yards and a TD. The hope for Johnson owners is he's going to be a more consistent slot WR than Eddie Royal was last year. Royal flashed at times, but disappeared at others. Johnson comes in as a high-end WR3, ranked 28th on our list. It's a tough a matchup against the Bengals who are third in fantasy points allowed to WRs. Use caution when starting Johnson as anything more than where he's ranked, but this week should give us more information in terms of what we can expect week-to-week in terms of fantasy production.

by Scott Pagel

SD WR Stevie Johnson - Week 1, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 vs Detroit
After Eddie Royal bolted for the Bears, the team brought in Stevie Johnson to be the team's WR3. Johnson was a mainstay with the Bills before moving to the 49ers last year. He had a decent stretch early on in 2014, catching three TDs over the first seven weeks, but was overall pretty inconsistent from week-to-week, making him a risky fantasy play. Such is the case with a team's WR3, though, and Johnson will likely be no exception this year. He's 44th on our list and is ranked ahead of Malcom Floyd. Johnson may be a factor with TE Antonio Gates suspended, but is still a risky play nonetheless.

by Bob Harris

SD WR Stevie Johnson - 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
After the Chargers missed three times on free-agent wide receivers, (Eddie Royal, who signed with the Bears; Andre Johnson, who took less money to join the Colts; and Randall Cobb) they agreed to terms with Stevie Johnson on a three-year contract. Johnson spent his first six seasons in Buffalo, where he was the first Bills receiver to have three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. His best showing was in 2010 when he caught 82 passes for 1,073 yards and 10 touchdowns. While his production has since dipped, there is thought that the right scheme, role and quarterback could reverse that trend. The Chargers feel they can help him. Indeed, the Associated Press reports Johnson is fitting in well with Philip Rivers and the offense. Johnson has taken Royal's spot in the slot and also is playing outside. Upon arrival in San Diego, Johnson noted that Rivers would be the best quarterback he played with. Rivers has been impressed so far. "Stevie is off to a heck of a start," Rivers said. "If there is one guy I would say I am most excited about I would probably single him out. The plays he's made and we've already had a handful of trust-building plays and confidence-building plays between the two of us. It gets me excited that he can become a huge part of our success this year." Johnson's work hasn't escaped HC Mike McCoy, either. He said what makes Johnson different is his knack for beating press coverage. "He has a unique release that he can use to get off the ball," McCoy said.

Fantasy Downside
Did I mention his production dipped? Perhaps plummeted would be a better word as he managed just 35 receptions for 435 yards and three scores with the 49ers last year.

Bottom Line
Fantasy owners shouldn't get their hopes too high, but Johnson is worthy of a late-round flyer for WR needy teams.

by Dale Lolley

SF WR Stevie Johnson - Week 14, 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Stevie Johnson Week 14 vs. Raiders
Stevie Johnson's three catches for 28 yards last week were his high-water mark over the past three games. Enough said.

by Dale Lolley

SF WR Stevie Johnson - Week 13, 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Stevie Johnson Week 13 vs. Seahawks
Seriously? Stevie Johnson got shut out last week and is playing is on the field only about 30 percent of the time in a run-heavy offense. Fugetaboutit.

by Dale Lolley

SF WR Stevie Johnson - Week 12, 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Stevie Johnson Week 12 vs. Redskins
Stevie Johnson's one reception for eight yards last week was uninspiring. His matchup this week with the Redskins' poor pass defense is the only reason he might be worth a flex play. Might.

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