6'4'' / 231 lbs
Johnson caught four of seven targets for 45 yards during Sunday's 24-15 defeat to the Falcons.
Johnson logged the Saints' second-most targets behind No. 1 wideout Chris Olave (nine), even though the latter was forced out during the third quarter with a concussion and did not return for the remainder of the game. Wideout Rashid Shaheed also sustained a thigh injury that forced him to exit during the second quarter. With Michael Thomas (injured reserve), it appears that the 6-foot-3 tight end was the next-best option in New Orleans' receiving depth chart. Johnson also recorded season highs in both targets in receiving yards, though he still finished with fewer receiving yards than Olave (114), versatile tight end Taysom Hill (55) and running back Alvin Kamara (50). Should Olave and Shaheed miss time as a result of their injuries, then Johnson's production could benefit moving forward.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|Fantasy Points||Betting||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
|1 @ATL||Dome 77°||6.3||25th||3.15||-6.0||42.5||5||2||43||0||21.5||16.5||5.0||0%||2||1||0||16%||52%||39%||9%|
|2 TB||Dome 85°||8.0||20th||2.00||3.0||43.5||7||4||40||0||10.0||7.5||2.5||0%||2||1||0||18%||34%||45%||21%|
|3 @CAR||Outdoor 69°||0.0||90th||0.00||-2.5||40.5||1||0||0||0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0%||0||0||0||3%||40%||38%||17%|
|4 MIN||Outdoor 64°||6.3||23rd||2.10||4.0||44.5||4||3||33||0||11.0||9.3||1.7||0%||2||0||0||14%||41%||45%||7%|
|5 SEA||Dome 73°||2.3||39th||2.30||-5.0||45.5||2||1||13||0||13.0||5.0||8.0||0%||1||0||0||8%||23%||68%||9%|
|6 CIN||Dome 78°||8.1||20th||2.03||3.0||43.5||6||4||41||0||10.3||8.0||2.3||0%||1||1||0||19%||25%||68%||7%|
|7 @ARZ||Dome 90°||20.2||2nd||4.04||2.5||45.5||5||5||32||2||6.4||1.4||5.0||0%||1||0||0||11%||42%||57%||2%|
|8 LV||Dome 67°||3.4||35th||1.70||1.5||47.5||4||2||14||0||7.0||4.0||3.0||0%||0||0||0||13%||30%||62%||9%|
|10 @PIT||Outdoor 37°||15.4||4th||3.08||1.5||41.5||7||5||44||1||8.8||6.4||2.4||17%||2||0||0||25%||36%||48%||16%|
|11 LA||Dome 48°||13.7||6th||4.57||-2.5||39.5||4||3||47||1||15.7||11.3||4.3||0%||2||1||0||15%||33%||47%||17%|
|12 @SF||Outdoor 59°||0.0||88th||0.00||8.0||43.5||2||0||0||0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0%||0||0||0||7%||48%||30%||22%|
|15 ATL||Dome 49°||22.7||2nd||5.68||-5.5||42.5||6||4||67||2||16.8||9.5||7.3||0%||4||1||0||32%||25%||61%||14%|
|16 @CLE||Outdoor 6°||1.9||49th||1.90||3.0||32.5||2||1||9||0||9.0||5.0||4.0||50%||0||0||0||14%||37%||37%||26%|
|17 @PHI||Outdoor 54°||11.2||15th||2.24||4.5||43.5||7||5||62||0||12.4||9.6||2.8||17%||4||1||0||30%||46%||41%||13%|
|18 CAR||Dome 62°||3.1||39th||3.10||-3.5||41.5||1||1||21||0||21.0||15.0||6.0||0%||1||1||0||4%||37%||54%||10%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Averages|
Career Stats by Season: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
Johnson caught all five of his targets for 29 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Bears.
Johnson caught a three-yard touchdown pass thrown by Taysom Hill. The touchdown was Johnson's first of the season and gave the Saints a 24-17 lead with 11:05 to play. Neither team scored again, so it held up as the game-winning score. Johnson hasn't reached 40 receiving yards in any of his five appearances this season, but he scored seven touchdowns in 2022 and will look to get back into the end zone in Week 10 against the Vikings.
Johnson caught one of two targets for five yards during Sunday's 38-27 win versus the Colts.
Johnson played a season-low 61 percent of New Orleans' offense snaps in his first game back after missing four straight with a calf injury. The 27-year-old was not fully cleared until Friday's injury report, so it's likely that the team did not want to use him quite as the first three games of the season when he played at least 70 percent of offense snaps in each contest. Johnson also saw slightly less playing time than fellow tight end Foster Moreau, who did not see a target Sunday. Johnson will look to record more than three catches for the first time this season when New Orleans takes on Chicago in Week 9.
Johnson (calf) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game at Indianapolis.
Johnson is cleared to return from a four-game absence after upgrading to full practice participation Friday. He'll likely return his role as the Saints' top pass-caching tight end, a job that had largely been filled by Taysom Hill (chest) in recent weeks.
Johnson (calf) practiced on a limited basis Thursday.
Johnson has missed the last four games due to a lingering calf injury, but he now has strung together back-to-back capped sessions to begin Week 8 prep. There's an expectation from coach Dennis Allen that Johnson will return Sunday at Indianapolis, per Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com. That said, Johnson may have to log a full practice Friday in order to avoid a designation for that contest. Fellow TE options Taysom Hill (chest) and Jimmy Graham (illness) also were limited Thursday, leaving the position in some flux for the Saints.
Johnson (calf) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, John Hendrix of SI.com reports.
Coach Dennis Allen said Monday that he hoped to have Johnson back in the lineup this Sunday against the Colts. The tight end has now taken a tangible step forward after missing four games and three weeks of practice, though his availability may remain in doubt if he can't progress to full participation by the end of the week. Taysom Hill (chest) took on the largest pass-catching role of his career the past two games but likely will fall back toward a couple targets per week once Johnson returns.
Saints head coach Dennis Allen said he hopes to have Johnson (calf) back in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Colts, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
Johnson has missed the Saints' last four games after suffering the calf injury during pregame warmups ahead of the team's Week 4 loss to the Buccaneers. While he's been sidelined, the Saints have rotated Foster Moreau, Taysom Hill and Jimmy Graham at tight end, but Johnson will most likely settle in atop the depth chart once healthy. Considering Johnson hasn't practiced in any capacity since suffering the injury, the Saints may want to see him turn in a full session or two before clearing him to play at Indianapolis.
Johnson (calf) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against Jacksonville.
Johnson will miss a fourth straight game and still hasn't practiced since injuring his calf during pregame warmups ahead of a Week 4 loss to Tampa Bay. His absence has freed up more snaps and routes for each of Taysom Hill, Foster Moreau and Jimmy Graham, with Hill notably garnering a career-high eight targets in a loss to the Texans this past Sunday.
Johnson (calf) isn't taking part in Tuesday's walk-through practice, Mike Triplett of NewOrleans.Football reports.
Johnson hasn't practiced in any capacity since injuring his calf in pregame warmups ahead of the Saints' Week 4 loss to the Buccaneers. With the Saints facing a quick turnaround for Week 7 with a Thursday night game against the Jaguars, Johnson appears headed for a fourth consecutive missed game. Look for Foster Moreau and Taysom Hill to take on most of the snaps at tight end Thursday.