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Steve Johnson

28-Year-Old Wide Receiver – San Francisco 49ers

2013 Receiving Stats

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52

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597

TD

3

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11.5

Tar

101

2014 Receiving Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Traded to the 49ers during the NFL draft for a fourth-round pick, Johnson went from top dog in Buffalo to third fiddle in San Francisco. And thatís not counting tight end Vernon Davis. That said, John...

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2014 ADP:  191.63

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Bye Week:  8

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 207   DOB: 7/22/1986  College: Kentucky  DRAFTED: 7th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Traded to San Francisco in May 2014.

August 27, 2014  –  Steve Johnson News

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Johnson may not be a lock for the No. 3 receiver with the 49ers this year, according to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area.

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Steve Johnson NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2008 21 10 10 102 2 9 10.2 11.3 - - - - - 1 6 6.0 0 - - - - - -
2009 22 5 2 10 0 3 5.0 3.3 0 0 - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2010 23 Buf 16 82 1073 10 142 13.1 7.6 10 2 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2011 24 Buf 16 76 1004 7 134 13.2 7.5 13 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 Buf 16 79 1046 6 148 13.2 7.1 12 2 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2013 26 Buf 12 52 597 3 101 11.5 5.9 6 1 0 0 0 1 10 10.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2014 Proj 27 SF Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Steve Johnson

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Steve Johnson Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2008 21 10 2.3 3.3 2.8 1 10 2 - - 0 1 0 - -
2009 22 5 0.2 0.6 0.4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 23 Buf 16 10.5 15.6 13.0 5 67 9 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
2011 24 Buf 16 8.9 13.7 11.3 5 63 18 9 3 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 Buf 16 8.8 13.7 11.3 5 65 17 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 Buf 12 6.6 10.9 8.7 4 50 12 5 4 0 1 1 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Steve Johnson – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

701

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Steve Johnson was on the field for 701 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

0

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Steve Johnson was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 938 0
2013 701 0
Steve Johnson 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 GB 62 0 3 39 1 6 13.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Sea 75 0 8 111 1 10 13.9 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 0 0
3 Ind 77 0 6 86 0 13 14.3 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
4 @StL
5 Hou
6 Ari
7 @Ten 60 0 6 61 0 13 10.2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
8 @Jax 47 0 7 72 1 11 10.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 Car 43 0 3 48 0 10 16.0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
11 @NO
12 @Was
13 StL 55 0 5 55 0 8 11.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
14 Sea 59 0 5 67 0 11 13.4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @TB 64 0 1 4 0 3 4.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Atl
17 @Ari
Playoffs @GB
Playoffs @Car
Playoffs @Sea

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Steve Johnson  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 2"
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Weight:   207 lbs
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Steve Johnson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Johnson hauled in his only target for a five-yard gain in Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers.

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Johnson only had one reception for six yards in Thursday's preseason opener against the Ravens.

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Johnson is the front-runner to win the third receiver role heading into training camp.

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Johnson was traded to the 49ers on Friday for a conditional 2015 fourth-round pick, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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The trade comes less than 24 hours after Buffalo selected receiver Sammy Watkins with the fourth overall pick in the draft. It appears Johnson, who signed a five-year, $36.25 million deal in 2012, is simply the odd-man out of a receiving corps featuring Robert Woods and new addition Mike Williams, in addition to Watkins. Johnson also reportedly clashed with coach Doug Marrone, leading to the notion that he would be the first to go should the team select a receiver in the draft. Coming off of a disappointing season in which he caught 52 passes for 597 yards and three touchdowns, Johnson joins a 49ers offense that ranked 30th in passing yards last season.
Bills coach Doug Marrone said Thursday he has no problem with Johnson and is looking forward to having him back for another season, BuffaloBills.com reports. Marrone also responded to reports questioning his staff's belief in Johnson's commitment to their team concept, reports Marrone says did not come from a Bills source: "I wound up texting Stevie and he got back to me, we had a great conversation. I told Stevie, listen, I'm excited about getting started with you. I'm excited about you coming in and being healthy and getting this team going. Whatever else you're hearing is not coming from me. But if you hear anything else make sure you call me."

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Johnson finished the 2013 season with a disappointing 52/597/3 line, the first time since 2009 that he didn't hit the 1,000-yard mark. He also missed four games, after starting all 16 in each of the previous three seasons.

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Johnson (personal) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2013

If you want a steady 75-1000-6, look no further. Johnson's eclipsed those numbers the last three seasons, all of them with average-at-best quarterbacking. Unfortunately, unless EJ Manuel is a quick study, that condition will probably persist. At 6-2, 207, Johnsonís got good size and a lot of quickness. He's not a major deep threat, but he does have eight catches of 40-plus the last three years. Johnson saw a good amount of red-zone work the last two years (35 targets in 32 games), but he's by no means an ideal target there. Heading into this year, he's still the team's undisputed No. 1 WR, but with Ryan Fitzpatrick gone and two new signal callers (Manuel and Kevin Kolb) in camp, the passing-game chemistry will likely require development. The Bills also drafted Robert Woods in the second round to add another weapon, but he's not a threat to Johnson's status out of the gate. Johnson fractured his L-5 vertebra in March and was dealing with a nagging ankle injury during June minicamps, but is expected to be 100 percent healthy for the start of training camp.

2012

After emerging from nowhere in 2010, Johnson posted nearly identical numbers last year save for a slight drop in touchdowns. Johnson wasnít particularly efficient with 7.5 YPT (24th) and 13.2 YPC, but he did get loose for four plays of 40-plus yards and got into the end zone seven times, thanks in large part to consistent red-zone work (19 targets, tied for 6th). At 6-2, 207, Johnsonís got good size and a lot of quickness in open space Ė he even shook Darrelle Revis for a touchdown in Week 12. Johnsonís not especially fast, but he has good hands (just four drops on 134 targets) and more importantly has the trust of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. He also apparently has the trust of the Bills, who signed him to a five-year deal with $19.5 million guaranteed. As such, heís the teamís clear No. 1 receiver and should continue to see a fair amount of work in the red zone. Johnson had minor groin surgery in April, and while itís not expected to hamper him for Week 1, it could linger into the start of training camp.

2011

Set aside one of the worst dropped passes Ė a wide open overtime touchdown slipping through his hands Ė in regular-season NFL history, and Johnson had a pretty good year. While Johnson's per-play numbers (7.6 YPT, 13.1 YPC) were average, he managed double-digit touchdowns, thanks in part to 17 red-zone looks, six of which he hauled in for scores. Johnson's not especially fast, but at 6-2, 203, he's got good size and, the egregious drop notwithstanding, decent hands. He also has fantastic moves in the red zone. More importantly, he looks like Ryan Fitzpatrick's first read, especially from in close, and that makes him a good bet for another 100-plus targets and at least half a dozen scores in 2011. Consider last year his rough ceiling, however, and it might be tough for him to avoid constant double teams following the trade of Lee Evans. That said, Johnson is also a clear-cut No. 1 receiver now.

2010

Judging from practice repetitions during the summer, third-year man Johnson will be giving third-year man James Hardy a strong run for a starting No. 2 receiving job. Lee Evans is locked into the No. 1 spot and the Bills seem to be eying Roscoe Parrish for the No. 3 slot role, so the No. 2 job is about as open as you can get. We'd consider Hardy a slight favorite, followed by Johnson, and after those two rookie Marcus Easley and journeyman Chad Jackson have more of an outside shot to steal the spot. The receiving spots don't seem to hold a lot of fantasy in Buffalo, but Johnson has come along pretty well since being a seventh-rounder in 2008, so he's at least worth having deep on the radar.

2009

Johnson finished the 2008 season -- his rookie year -- with 10 catches for 102 yards and two touchdowns. Not great numbers for sure, but it was impressive enough that Johnson made the team as a seventh-rounder and carved out a small role in the offense by season's end. He's a late bloomer dating back to his college years at Kentucky, and has good size and good hands. Johnson had a good offseason, and if he can work his way past fellow youngster James Hardy on the depth chart -- which he may have already done -- he's at least worth keeping an eye on. Maybe not this season with Lee Evans, Terrell Owens and Josh Reed being the main guys, but possibly for 2010 when Owens will likely be making headlines elsewhere.

2008

If he makes the roster, Johnson will be behind too many receivers on the depth chart to make a fantasy impact in 2008. Thereís a ray of hope for the future though, since he comes equipped with good hands and a large 6-2, 203-pound frame.