Tyler Johnson
Tyler Johnson
27-Year-Old GuardG
Phoenix Suns
2018 Fantasy Outlook
As a result of Dion Waiters being limited to 30 games last season prior to undergoing ankle surgery, Johnson started 39 of his 72 appearances and saw 28.5 minutes per contest. Though he made an improvement of 1.4 percent to his true shooting, Johnson averaged 2.0 fewer points per game last season compared to 2016-17 as a result of fewer field-goal and free-throw attempts. The fifth-year guard out of Fresno State also saw his rebounds (3.4), assists (2.3) and steals (0.8) per game fall, despite averaging only 1.3 fewer minutes than in 2016-17. Things don't seem likely to improve, either, as Josh Richardson emerged as a legitimate starter for the Heat last season and Waiters will be returning from his injury. With uncertainty surrounding his role, Johnson can probably be avoided until the latest rounds of most Fantasy drafts. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $50 million contract with the Heat in July of 2016. Traded to the Suns in February of 2019. Contract includes $19.25 million player option for 2019-20.
Out for season
GPhoenix Suns
Knee
April 4, 2019
Johnson (knee) has been ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
ANALYSIS
This is hardly a surprise given that Johnson has missed each of the last 10 games with lingering right knee soreness, and now with him electing to underdog surgery this week, his season is officially over. Ellie Okobo, who has started each of the last two games for Phoenix, is expected to remain the team's starting point guard for the final three games of the regular season.
Read More News
Per Game
Total
Per 36
NBA Per Game Stats
Loading Per Game Stats...
NBA Total Stats
Loading Total Stats...
NBA Per 36 Stats
Loading Per 36 Stats...
NBA Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
NBA
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo
FantasyDraft
Fanball
Head2Head
Loading Game Log...
Schedule
By Month
Starting/Off Bench
Days Rest
Vs Opp
2018 NBA Per Game Split Stats
Loading Split Stats...
2018 NBA Per Game Split Stats - By Month
Loading Split Stats...
2018 NBA Per Game Split Stats - Starting/Off Bench
Loading Split Stats...
2018 NBA Per Game Split Stats - Days Rest
Loading Split Stats...
2018 NBA Per Game Split Stats - Vs Opp
Loading Split Stats...
Advanced Stats
Loading Advanced Stats...
Suns Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Average Fantasy Points
Average Fantasy Points are determined when Tyler Johnson was active vs. non-active during the season. Click here to view average fantasy points for a different time period.
Minutes
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Average Minutes...
Loading FanDuel Points...
Loading DraftKings Points...
Loading Yahoo Points...
Loading FantasyDraft Points...
Loading Head2Head Points...
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Tyler Johnson
NBA Draft: Ideal Fantasy Landing Spots
29 days ago
Nick Whalen mocks the the 2019 NBA Draft lottery with a fantasy spin.
Looking back on NBA Wins Over/Unders -- Part II
44 days ago
Nick Whalen goes team-by-team to find out what went wrong -- or, in a few select cases, right -- with his preseason win total picks.
Rookie Report Card: Grading the Lottery, Part II
51 days ago
Nick Whalen evaluates the good and the bad from Trae Young, Mo Bamba, Wendell Carter and Collin Sexton's debut seasons.
DraftKings NBA: Tuesday Cheat Sheet
72 days ago
Still vying for a playoff spot, the Pistons are one of only a handful of teams expected to use their regular rotation Tuesday.
NBA DFS Breakdown: Is Philly the Team to Target?
78 days ago
With Joel Embiid out and Jimmy Butler questionable, Ben Simmons could thrive.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2015
2014
Johnson -- in his third season -- was given increased responsibility within the Heat’s offense during the 2016-17 campaign, seeing his usage rate rise from 16.8 to 20.9 percent. He’s essentially the definition of a combo guard, spending 53 percent of his time at point guard and 47 percent of his time at shooting guard last year. He continued to shoot the rock well from beyond the arc at 37.2 percent, though saw his overall field-goal percentage dip from 48.6 percent to 43.3 percent, largely due to his increased responsibility as a scorer. While Johnson didn’t make a huge leap in any of his counting stats, he impressively reduced his turnovers per 100 possessions from 2.8 to 2.1 despite his increased touches. The Heat have made no changes to their backcourt heading into the 2017-18 season, making it likely that Johnson will see a similar workload as he did last year. Though he probably won’t make huge statistical jumps, if Johnson is able to distribute at a slightly higher clip and increase his overall shooting efficiency, he’ll be a solid player to target in a variety of Fantasy formats because of his workload and ability to play both guard slots.
Johnson appeared in just 32 games for the Heat last season, but was able to show flashes of being an effective member of the team's backcourt rotation in his limited role, finishing with averages of 5.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 1.0 steal in nearly 19 minutes per game. Now, at 23 years old and entering just his second year in the league, Johnson has plenty of room to grow but currently remains buried on the team's depth chart. At the shooting guard position, he is likely already behind both Dwyane Wade and Gerald Green in the rotation, so he will have to beat out rookie guard Josh Richardson for that third spot. However, given how thin the team currently is at point guard, it is possible Johnson could see some run at that position. Regardless, Johnson is in the final year of his contract with Miami, so he will be looking to make the best of any time he gets on the floor. And when he is at his best, Johnson is a capable shooter and solid rebounder for someone his size, but his production relies entirely on his playing time.
Johnson earned a spot on the Heat after an impressive stretch of games playing in both the Orlando Pro Summer League and the Las Vegas Summer League for the Heat. In 11 games, he averaged 12.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.5 assists on 22 minutes per game. The rookie did enough to impress head coach Erik Spoelstra this summer, but the graduate of Fresno State may ultimately be the last guy on the bench this season for the Heat. Entering the season with an unguaranteed contract will likely pose problems for the 22-year-old's long-term status with Miami. It's not impossible to imagine him in a Heat uniform all season, although it seems like a foregone conclusion that he'll struggle to see much NBA action in 2014-15.
More Fantasy News
Ruled inactive Wednesday
GPhoenix Suns
Knee
April 2, 2019
Johnson (knee) has been officially ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Jazz, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Remains shelved
GPhoenix Suns
Knee
March 31, 2019
Johnson (knee) is out Monday against Cleveland, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Out Saturday
GPhoenix Suns
Knee
March 29, 2019
Johnson (knee) is out Saturday against the Grizzlies, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Out again Wednesday
GPhoenix Suns
Knee
March 26, 2019
Johnson (knee) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Wizards, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Out Monday
GPhoenix Suns
Knee
March 24, 2019
Johnson (knee) will not play Monday against the Jazz, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.