Andre Johnson, WR, Texans
|WR - #15||49.16||HOU||Active||12 years||33||6'3||230||@johnson80|
2014 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Jun-27-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith
Even at 33 years old, nobody is questioning Andre Johnson's talents. The former third overall pick out of "Da U" is an all-time great and future Hall of Famer. That being said, it may be best to stay away from Johnson this year. There are way too many red flags to draft him. Johnson is currently absent from mandatory camp because he is frustrated with the direction of the organization. He has voiced his opinion often since the draft about how Houston may no longer be the place for him. This is sure not to sit well with new head coach and known disciplinarian Bill O'Brien. This is not what a new regime wants out of its veteran leaders. Also, No. 2 WR DeAndre Hopkins is expected to emerge in the Texans passing game and play a major role. This could possibly cost Johnson some targets. Worst of all is the Texans' quarterback situation, which is also the reason Johnson is so frustrated. The Texans have a slew of backup QBs with the only options being Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum and Tom Savage. When the Texans went defense with the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, Johnson may have reached his breaking point. Can you blame him? He's been in Houston his whole career and has been the best player on a lot of bad teams. Johnson knows his playing days are numbered and he wants to win now. There is one positive to this whole debacle though. If Johnson gets traded to another team, his fantasy value could skyrocket depending on where he lands. Johnson should be drafted as a low end WR1 as long as his holdout ends sooner rather than later.
Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson is trying to make up for lost time after skipping OTAs and minicamp. He has about six weeks to grasp new head coach Bill O'Brien's offense and all that it will ask of him. Johnson does have a lot to learn, and that excites him.
"I think it's just gonna be fun for me, me picking up the things I need to pick up, [O'Brien] telling me that he's gonna move me around a lot and stuff like that," Johnson said Saturday. "So it's going to be interesting to see because I really wasn't moved a whole lot before, so I just got to, day-by-day, just progressively get better and make sure that I'm on top of everything .... "
Holdout drama dominated the news around Johnson this spring, but he's back to work and getting ready to play. I understand fantasy owners being skittish of Johnson's prospects with Ryan Fitzpatrick as his quarterback. But Johnson has been one of the NFL's most consistent receivers for years now, and I seem to remember his productivity being just fine with Matt Schaub and Case Keenum last season. Fitzpatrick can't be any worse.
Johnson is a low-end WR1 currently being drafted in the fourth round.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/27 - Texans WR Andre Johnson looking forward to moving around formation
7/25 - Texans WR Andre Johnson reported to camp today
7/22 - UPDATE: Texans WR Andre Johnson expected to be at training camp on time
7/14 - Texans beat writer: WR Andre Johnson will not be traded
7/10 - Report: Texans WR Andre Johnson has requested a trade, 4 teams interested
7/9 - Texans WR Andre Johnson says he hopes to attend training camp
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2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|3.08||FFToolbox - Brian Murphy - If I had been enjoying a beverage during this draft, I would have done a spit-take upon seeing that Andre Johnson was available after 31 picks in a PPR draft. He's getting up there in age, and it's fine to still worry about his hamstrings. But after he was so dominant for much of last season, it's improper to expect another round of misfortune. This was a straight steal.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
|2.07||World Ranked Player #26 - Andre barring health is a top 5 WR. He will approach 100 receptions and in a league you have to start 3 WRs and up to 5 figured it was a good selection to get a WR anchor.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|3.12||Bruno Boys - As with my earlier picks the idea here was to pick against the grain. After only one wide receiver went during the 12 prior picks, the value was there. It was a complete surprise to see someone like Andre Johnson still out there. He has been going before the 4th round in 2 starting WR formats so there is no way he should have fell to me there in a 3WR format. The addition of DeAndre Hopkins to the offense will likely free Johnson up for even more opportunities. The wear on Foster makes it likely the Texans will shift towards the pass in 2013. Getting a legitimate top 8 WR here is just another example of the benefits of waiting on WR this season.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
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