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Austin Johnson

27-Year-Old Fullback – New Orleans Saints

2015 Rush/Rec Stats

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4

Yds

9

TD

1

Yds

30

TD

0

2016 Rush/Rec Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

The Saints' starting fullback the majority of the last two seasons, Johnson totaled 12 carries for 31 yards and seven receptions (on 10 targets) for 45 yards. With the Saints signing veteran John Kuhn...

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Bye Week:  5

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Knee
HT: 6' 2"   WT: 240   DOB: 6/16/1989
College: Tennessee  Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with the Saints in December of 2015.

August 4, 2016  –  Austin Johnson News

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Johnson injured his knee during Thursday's practice, Nick Underhill of The Advocate reports.

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Austin Johnson NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2014 25 NO 7 8 22 0 2.8 0 0 0 0 0 2 15 7.5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 26 NO 10 4 9 1 2.3 0 0 0 0 0 5 30 6.0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Austin Johnson Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2014 25 NO 7 1.4 1.7 1.5 1 3 1 0 0 0 2 7.5 2 1 0
2015 26 NO 10 1.0 1.5 1.2 0 1 1 1 1 1 3 3.8 3 1 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Austin Johnson – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#2 Fullback
  1. John Kuhn
  2. Austin Johnson
New Orleans Saints

Snap Count Stats

92

Offensive Snaps in 2015

Austin Johnson was on the field for 92 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.

182

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Austin Johnson was on the field for 182 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2014 20 30
2015 92 182
Austin Johnson 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Ari 14 21 1 4 0 4.0 0 0 2 5 2.5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
2 TB 24 18 1 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
3 @Car 7 18 2 4 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Dal 9 21 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Phi
6 Atl 15 17 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Ind
8 NYG 0 22 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Ten
10 @Was
11 @Hou
12 Car
13 @TB 1 18 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Det 6 18 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 6 6.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Jax 9 17 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 19 9.5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
16 @Atl 7 12 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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 Austin Johnson  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Fullbacks
Height:   6' 2"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   240 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   5.32 sec
TERRIBLE
Shuttle Time:   4.75 sec
TERRIBLE
Cone Drill:   7.84 sec
TERRIBLE
Arm Length:   32.75 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.88 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   26 in
TERRIBLE
Broad Jump:   99 in
TERRIBLE
Bench Press:   25 reps
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Austin Johnson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Saints signed Johnson on Wednesday, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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The Saints released Johnson on Tuesday, NOLA.com reports.

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Johnson is inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts, Evan Woodberry of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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Johnson scored on a one-yard touchdown dive in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.

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Johnson has won the starting fullback job, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Johnson was placed on injured reserve by the Saints on Tuesday, ESPN's Mike Triplett reports.

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Johnson gained five yards on one carry and caught one pass, which went for a 13-yard touchdown, in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

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Johnson has made the Saints' 53-man roster, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Johnson will compete to be the starting fullback for the Saints. He started the first eight games of the 2014 season, managing 22 yards on eight carries and catching two passes for 15 yards and a touchdown, before succumbing to a season-ending knee injury. While most fullbacks in the league have little fantasy value, the Saints have not shied from featuring their fullback around the goal line, both on the ground and through the air. If Johnson can win the starting gig, he could potentially be used as a tight end/fullback hybrid in the passing game, since the Saints are now thin at tight end.

2014

Johnson will compete for the starting fullback position with the Saints. Fullbacks have typically vultured a few touchdowns in the Saints offense, so Johnson could have some value in extremely touchdown-heavy leagues.