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Brandon Johnson

#9 WR,


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24 yrs


6'2'' / 195 lbs



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Shifts off IR

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-02

The Broncos activated Johnson (hamstring) to their active roster Saturday, Chris Tomasson of The Denver Gazette reports.

Johnson is set to appear in his first game since Week 7 this Sunday, and it now seems as if he's completely moved past his hamstring issue. The 25-year-old wideout has appeared in seven games for the Broncos this season, catching eight of his 13 targets for 122 yards and three touchdowns.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
11 LV Outdoor 49° 1.2 96th 1.20-3.041.521202.0200%0007%9%0%91%
12 @CAR Outdoor 66° 9.0 58th 4.50-1.535.5421015.0230%00013%10%2%88%
13 @BAL Outdoor 63° 0.0 123rd 0.008.538.500000.0000%0000%12%0%88%
14 KC Outdoor 55° 0.0 107th
15 ARZ Outdoor 37° 6.0 62nd 2.00-2.036.54330010.0820%20015%12%0%88%
17 @KC Outdoor 47° 0.0 121st 0.0012.543.500000.0000%0000%29%0%71%
18 LAC Outdoor 43° -2.0 163rd 0.00-6.540.500000.0000%0000%71%0%29%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 4 10.30.72147th2.
Away Outdoor 3 01.02.2562nd1.30.730.

Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2022 24 DEN 7 1 14 158th1464217.0520%2003%14%1%85%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Set to return from IR

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-29

The Broncos designated Johnson (hamstring) to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Aric DiLalla of the team's official site reports.

Johnson has been out since Week 8 because of a hamstring injury but is closer to making his return to the field. Denver will now have 21 days to officially activate the 25-year-old off injured reserve.

Heads to IR

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-28

The Broncos placed Johnson (hamstring) on injured reserve Saturday, Parker Gabriel of The Denver Post reports.

Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reported Friday that Johnson was considered a game-time call for Sunday's contest against the Chiefs after sustaining an injury during Thursday's practice, but his inability to practice Friday indicated that the injury was more severe than previously thought. Johnson will now have to sit out for the next four games and will be eligible to return against the Texans on Dec. 3.

Game-time call for Week 8

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-27

Johnson (hamstring) didn't practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Kansas City.

According to coach Sean Payton, Johnson will be a game-time decision after injuring his hamstring during Thursday's practice, per Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site. Given Johnson's inability to practice Friday and the high risk of further complications with playing through soft tissue injuries, the wide receiver is more likely than not to sit out Sunday, though official word on Johnson's status will come in shortly before the 4:25 p.m. EDT kickoff in Denver.

Limited participant in practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-26

Johnson (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis Thursday, Parker Gabriel of The Denver Post reports.

The depth receiver's status seems up in the air as Sunday's game against the Chiefs approaches. Johnson played on 37 percent of the Broncos' offensive snaps in Week 7 versus the Packers but did not receive a target. The second-year pro has eight catches for 122 yards and three touchdowns in 2023.

Catchless in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-13

Johnson failed to secure either of his two targets in Thursday's 19-8 loss to the Chiefs.

Johnson played just 16 of the Broncos 52 offensive snaps Thursday, playing behind both Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy. The second-year wideout did see the field slightly more than fellow receivers Lil'Jordan Humphrey and Marvin Mims, though Humphrey nor Mims earned any targets in the contest. On a day when the Broncos trailed the Chiefs from start to finish, quarterback Russell Wilson struggled to move the ball through the air. Johnson's limited usage and the offense's overall struggles prevented him and many other Broncos skill position players from producing much for fantasy purposes. Johnson will look to become more involved in a Week 7 matchup with the Packers, but he remains extremely difficult to trust for consistent production going forward.

One catch in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-10

Johnson secured his only target for nine yards in Sunday's 31-21 loss to the Jets.

Johnson played 51 percent of the Denver's offensive snaps Sunday, ahead of rookie wideout Marvin Mims. With that said, the veteran saw just one target for the second-straight week. Johnson should remain difficult to trust for consistent fantasy production, especially as Mims should continue to be brought along in the team's offensive plans. Nonetheless, the 25-year-old will look to be more involved in Denver's passing attack when the Broncos visit the Chiefs in Week 6.

Hits pay dirt in win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-03

Johnson caught his only target for four yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-28 win over the Bears.

Johnson made the most of his one target Sunday, finding the end zone in the third quarter to bring the Broncos within two scores of the Bears. After seeing three targets in each of the first three games, the veteran was less involved in Denver's offensive attack in Week 4. Meanwhile, rookie wideout Marvin Mims matched Johnson's offensive snap total for the first time this season, with both receivers playing 17 snaps. Through four weeks, it appears that Johnson and Russell Wilson have developed some chemistry, but Mims' big-play ability and increased involvement could point toward a changing of the guard at the No. 3 receiver spot. Nonetheless, Johnson will look to be more involved when the Broncos host the Jets stingy defense in Week 5.

Catches two passes in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-27

Johnson caught two of his three targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 70-20 loss to the Dolphins.

Johnson played 60 percent of the Broncos' offensive snaps Sunday, operating as Denver's No. 3 wideout. Meanwhile, rookie Marvin Mims continued to play behind Johnson, logging just a 24 percent snap share. Unfortunately, the veteran was unable to produce much for fantasy purposes despite being in a pass-heavy game script for most of the contest. Going forward, its reasonable to think that Johnson could fall behind Mims on the depth chart if the first-year receiver continues to make big plays on an offense that desperately needs a spark. Nonetheless, the 25-year-old will look to keep a hold of his spot on the depth chart in a favorable matchup in Week 3, as the Broncos visit the Bears and their struggling defense.

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