Fantasy Football Profile: Andre Johnson

Aug 7, 2009

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Andre Johnson is great because he’s built like T.O., but doesn’t come with all the attitude and self-entitlement.  At 6’3″, 228 lbs. he is very tough to cover.  His consistency is a little bit of an issue as he had six games of 130+ yards and five games of 55 or fewer yards.  He still managed to have 11 games with either 100+ yards or a TD though, which is why I have him as my #2 WR on the board.  He’s particularly deadly in PPR leagues as he hauled in 115 passes.  He has averaged 6.78 receptions per game the past three seasons.  Now that the Texans have surrounded him with complimentary talent (Steve Slaton, Owen Daniels, Kevin Walter, and Owen Daniels) it is harder to key in on Johnson.

Johnson did the majority of his damage on First Downs, showing how important his role in their offense is.  He had 57 of his 115 receptions (49.6%), 807 of his 1575 yards (51.2%) and 4 of his 8 TDs (50%) on First Down.  He’s not a deep threat as only seven of his receptions (6%) were thrown over 20 yards, but he’s great at getting yards after the catch.  He’s also good in the Red Zone, scoring six of  his TDs there.  He’s never caught double-digit TDs, which is why I have him a hair behind Larry Fitzgerald, but I would have no problem taking him at the end of the first round.

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6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Rad
    August 7th, 2009 at 1:04 pm #

    I still remember when he first came into the league. There was a lot of talk of him being not as polished as Charles Rogers, who went to the Lions. Another dose of reality for “Draft Experts.” I think Anquan Boldin got picked in the 3rd round that year too.

  2. LestersLegends
    August 7th, 2009 at 1:06 pm #

    Funny. Wonder where Rogers is now?

  3. Rad
    August 7th, 2009 at 1:10 pm #

    “He was arrested in September 2008 and charged with assault and battery of a female acquaintance. In December 2008, Rogers was sentenced to attend sobriety court or face jailtime after violating his probation. He tested positive for vicodin. In March 2009, Rogers was jailed for violating probation.”

    According to Wikipedia. Another sad story involving an NFL player once he’s out of the league.

  4. LestersLegends
    August 7th, 2009 at 1:13 pm #

    What a shame and a waste of talent.

  5. Frank
    August 7th, 2009 at 9:21 pm #

    I expect another big year from Andre!

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