C.J. Gardner-Johnson

C.J. Gardner-Johnson

24-Year-Old CornerbackCB
New Orleans Saints
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Establishing himself as the Saints' starting nickelback, Gardner-Johnson improved across the board in almost all defensive categories in 2020 and ultimately finished with Pro Football Focus' fourth-highest grade among slot defenders to play at least 350 snaps. Because the Saints added almost no competition for him, he should continue to log all the reps he can handle when the Saints go to their nickel package. Odds are that the 23-year-old's best football is to come, and, if he can limit missed tackles after racking up 19 last year, it wouldn't be a surprise if he tops the 66 stops he made a season ago. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $3.3 million contract with the Saints in May of 2019.
Back from IR
CBNew Orleans Saints
December 11, 2021
Gardner-Johnson (foot) was activated from IR on Saturday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.
ANALYSIS
Gardner-Johnson missed the last four games with the injury. He should return to fill a significant role in the secondary when the Saints take on the Jets on Sunday.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
New Orleans SaintsSaints 2021 CB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

95184%
11597%
80971%
10286%
59352%
10992%
52146%
8269%
37633%
2521%
535%
00%
161%
22%
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2021 C.J. Gardner-Johnson Split Stats
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Measurables Review
How do C.J. Gardner-Johnson's measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
210 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.48 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.20 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.03 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Broad Jump
117 in
 
Bench Press
17 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
30.88 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring C.J. Gardner-Johnson
Gameday Injuries: Week 10
72 days ago
Juan Carlos Blanco breaks down a loaded Week 10 injury report that includes several notable returns to action.
Exploiting the Matchups: Week 10 Start/Sit
74 days ago
Marvin Jones hasn't done much since DJ Chark went down for the year, but RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian expects that to change this Sunday against the Colts.
Corner Report: Divisional Round
January 15, 2021
Davante Adams was the league's most unstoppable wide receiver in 2020, but he'll face his greatest test yet against the league's best corner in Jalen Ramsey.
Corner Report: Week 8
Corner Report: Week 8
October 30, 2020
October 30, 2020
Few defenders hold as much sway over the Week 8 slate as Jaire Alexander -- he could shut down either of Adam Thielen or Justin Jefferson, but the one he doesn't cover should be open.
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The fourth-rounder out of Florida enjoyed a solid inaugural campaign, appearing in all 16 regular-season contests in 2019, including seven starts. He ended the season with 49 combined tackles, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Playing time could be harder to come by in 2020 due to the addition of Malcolm Jenkins to the secondary, as Jenkins will be the likely starter. Still, there's room for optimism for the second-year man to fill a reserve role in New Orleans' secondary thanks to his strong rookie play and the need for depth at safety.
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Cleared to practice
CBNew Orleans Saints
Foot
December 8, 2021
Gardner-Johnson (foot) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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IR stint upcoming
CBNew Orleans Saints
Foot
November 13, 2021
The Saints placed Gardner-Johnson (foot) on injured reserve Saturday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
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Out Week 10
CBNew Orleans Saints
Foot
November 12, 2021
Gardner-Johnson (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's tilt against the Titans, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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Seen in walking boot
CBNew Orleans Saints
Foot
November 11, 2021
Gardner-Johnson (foot) was seen in a walking boot Thursday, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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Misses practice Wednesday
CBNew Orleans Saints
Foot
November 10, 2021
Gardner-Johnson (foot) was unable to practice for the Saints on Wednesday.
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