Tyler Johnson
Wide ReceiverWR
Minnesota Golden Gophers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
A dreadful passing game in 2017 limited Johnson to just 35 catches for 677 yards and seven touchdowns on 71 targets. Not only did his catch rate jump from 49.2 percent to 59.2 percent last season, but Johnson also drew 60 more targets over the course of the season, turning in 1,000-plus receiving yards for the first time in his career. He also tied John Ursua for the most red zone touchdowns (10) in the nation last year, but ultimately opted to return to school for his senior season. He should be featured in Minnesota’s offense again in 2019 before moving on to an NFL career. Read Past Outlooks
Will return to school
WRMinnesota
January 14, 2019
Johnson will return to school for his senior season, Andy Greder of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
ANALYSIS
Johnson's breakout 2018 campaign led some to believe that he was headed to the NFL, but the Minnesota wideout will instead turn his sights to the 2019 season. Last year, Johnson hauled in 78 receptions for 1,169 yards and 12 touchdowns. The production was good enough to earn him All Big-Ten honors. Johnson should headline the Minnesota offense next season.
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
The Gopher air game was painful to watch last year, but that didn't stop Johnson from posting remarkable production. While 677 yards and seven touchdowns might not move the needle at a glance, the fact that he did that on a team that threw for just 1,513 yards and nine touchdowns adds important perspective. He posted those numbers despite a wrist injury limiting him to 10 games, too. Johnson was one of the nation's most productive receivers when adjusting for opportunity, and his numbers could improve significantly if Minnesota fields some decent quarterback play.
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Pads touchdown total
WRMinnesota
December 28, 2018
Johnson reeled in four of six targets for 57 yards and two scores Wednesday in Minnesota's 34-10 victory over Georgia Tech in the Quick Lane Bowl.
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Four grabs in regular-season finale
WRMinnesota
November 26, 2018
Johnson hauled in four of his six targets for 76 yards during Saturday's regular-season finale against Wisconsin.
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Scores for second straight week
WRMinnesota
November 19, 2018
Johnson caught eight passes on 12 targets for 88 yards Saturday against Northwestern.
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Returns to pay dirt
WRMinnesota
November 12, 2018
Johnson notched five grabs on five targets for 73 yards and a touchdown Saturday against Purdue.
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Decent showing against Illinois
WRMinnesota
November 6, 2018
Johnson (undisclosed) caught five passes for 68 yards Saturday against Purdue.
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