Charles Johnson
30-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Eagles in April of 2019.
Joins Eagles after AAF success
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
April 9, 2019
Johnson signed a one-year contract with the Eagles on Tuesday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
ANALYSIS
Johnson was one of the top players in the Alliance of American Football, leading the now-defunct league in catches (45), targets (70) and receiving yards (687), while only Rashad Ross bested his five receiving touchdowns. The 30-year-old also has a noteworthy NFL track record, as he was selected by Green Bay in the seventh round of the 2013 draft and ended up playing 39 games for Minnesota from 2014 to 2016. Johnson even had a brief stretch of fantasy relevance late in the 2014 campaign with six straight games of at least 38 receiving yards. He could push for the No. 4 wide receiver job in Philadelphia, competing with the likes of Mack Hollins (groin), Shelton Gibson, Braxton Miller, Johnny Holton and Greg Ward.
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Measurables Review
How do Charles Johnson's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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
6' 2"
 
Weight
217 lbs
 
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Matchup Edge: Pats Bounce Back
September 15, 2017
September 15, 2017
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After being a practice squad player for his first year in the league, Johnson raised eyebrows by catching 31 passes on 58 targets for 475 yards and two touchdowns in 2014. Since that point, however, Johnson has struggled to make an impact, recording just 29 catches for 359 yards. The production came despite playing in a target-deficient Vikings offense, so joining a Panthers teams with Kelvin Benjamin, Greg Olsen, Devin Funchess and rookies Christian McCaffrey and Curtis Samuel doesn't exactly seem conducive to a rebound. However, Johnson underwent knee surgery at the beginning of training camp and landed on injured reserve. His best chance of suiting up this season will likely involve an injury settlement from the Panthers and subsequently playing the waiting game.
Johnson entered the 2015 season with high expectations after a breakthrough towards the end of 2014, but a broken rib in Week 3 would eventually be enough to heavily reduce his role in the Vikings' offense throughout the remainder of the year. With no catches after Week 9, Johnson will have to compete in training camp for a spot in the top three on the team's wide receiver depth chart, where Stefon Diggs, first-rounder Laquon Treadwell and Jarius Wright currently have the upper hand heading into the season. At 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, Johnson has the physical tools to make it happen, but the former seventh round pick needs to prove himself worthy of fantasy attention again before being considered in standard leagues.
A 2013 seventh-round draft pick, Johnson emerged as his team's top receiver down the stretch last year, posting three games with 70-plus yards and catching two touchdowns over the last seven weeks. If that sounds modest, it's because the Vikings were the 28th-ranked passing offense in total yards while breaking in a rookie quarterback. This year Johnson will have more competition for targets after the team traded for Mike Wallace, but Wallace was erratic in Miami a year ago and could profile more as a field stretcher than a regular workhorse. At 6-2, 215, and running a 4.39 40, Johnson certainly has all the physical specs you'd want in a No. 1 wideout, and with some experience under his belt and Teddy Bridgewater in his second season, could take a significant leap forward. It doesn't hurt that in February, offensive coordinator Norv Turner called Johnson "far and away our best receiver," though, to be fair, that was before the team traded for Wallace.
Johnson was a mid-season addition by the Browns in 2013, but they later discovered that he had a torn ACL, which put him on the sidelines for the rest of his rookie year. Since the injury wasn't discovered until October, Johnson could be a candidate to begin the season on the physically unable to perform list, as ACL injuries typically require a full calendar year of recovery time. Once deemed healthy, Johnson has a chance to compete for a backup receiver role with the Browns -- or another team -- in 2014.
Johnson was signed to the Packers' practice squad in September of 2013. It's by no means clear that Johnson, a seventh rounder, will even see the field this year. At 6-2, 215 and running a 4.39 40, Johnson has the physical tools to operate both in the red zone and down the field.
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Free to sign with NFL teams
WRFree Agent
April 4, 2019
The AAF announced Thursday that all players, including Johnson, are immediately authorized to sign with NFL teams.
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Leads AAF in receiving
WRFree Agent
February 18, 2019
Johnson leads the Alliance of American Football in receptions (11) and receiving yards (252) through two weeks.
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Released by Jets
WRFree Agent
August 31, 2018
Johnson was waived by the Jets on Friday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
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Can't duplicate success from preseason opener
WRNew York Jets
August 17, 2018
Johnson was targeted three times in Thursday's 15-13 preseason loss to the Redskins, catching two passes for 22 yards.
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Catches Darnold's first pro touchdown
WRNew York Jets
August 11, 2018
Johnson caught three of five targets for 45 yards and a touchdown during Friday's 17-0 win over Atlanta in the preseason opener.
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