Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 14 Hrs
Johnson scored 17 points (7-9 FG, 3-4 FT), to go with two rebounds, and a block in 28 minutes on Sunday.
Johnson is now dealing with a sore shoulder, but managed to still play on Sunday and put up value in 28 minutes. He's actually only missed three games this year, while he continues to play for a contract and can't afford to go down for an extended period. If you need rebounding or blocks you can consider adding him, just know his injuries may catch up to him in time.
Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 1 Day
Johnson (shoulder) will play against the Pistons on Sunday.
Johnson has been dealing with soreness in his shoulder over the course of this season and it's possible that he'll have to take some games off to rest later in the year as a result. Although he's averaged 28.3 minutes on the court over the past four games and will be expected to take on a similar role against the impressive frontcourt of Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe on Sunday.
Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 1 Day
Johnson is dealing with a sore right shoulder and is considered questionable to play against the Pistons on Sunday.
Johnson's injury seems to be the result of the normal wear and tear of a grueling season, although it poses a threat for his Sunday availability. A decision will be made closer to game time with Patrick Patterson the likely beneficiary if Johnson ultimately sits.
Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 2 Days
Johnson scored just two points (1-5 FG) with four rebounds in 17 minutes Friday.
Patrick Patterson saw the lion's share of Johnson's usual minutes in this one. The veteran power forward had been averaging 30 minutes, 11.6 points, 8.1 boards and 1.3 blocks over his previous seven games coming into Friday, and there's been no word that Johnson re-injured an ankle, so chalk this one up to coach Dwane Casey just riding the hot hand.
Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 12 Days
Johnson scored 10 points (5-8 FG) with 16 rebounds, two assists and a block in 32 minutes during Wednesday's win over the 76ers.
Don't look now, but after a miserable beginning to the season Johnson is averaging 12.3 points, 10.0 boards and 1.7 blocks over his last three games. He's always been a streaky player, so if you need frontcourt help you may want to grab Johnson now in the hopes that he can keep this pace up for a week or two.
Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 14 Days
Johnson scored 12 points (6-14 FG) with 10 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and a steal in 30 minutes during Monday's loss to the Pistons.
The veteran forward is starting to heat up a little, after having a very disappointing start to his season. If Johnson's sitting on your waiver wire and you need to take some chances to make up ground in your league, you may want to grab him now in the hopes that he kicks things into gear.
Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 15 Days
Johnson scored 15 points (6-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with four rebounds, two blocks and a steal in 27 minutes during Saturday's win over the Celtics.
It's his best scoring effort in over a month. Johnson's numbers remain down nearly across the board so far this season, and until he starts putting together a string of solid performances there's little reason to hang onto him in most leagues.
Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 22 Days
Johnson scored five points (2-4 FG, 1-2 FT), to go along with assist, and one block in 17 minutes.
Johnson has been the definition of inconsistent this season, as owners have no idea which side of the player is going to show up on a nightly basis. If he does play well he can be a good source of rebounds and blocks. However, there's a decent chance that he can have an off night and Coach Casey can go to one of his other options off the bench.
Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 29 Days
Johnson wasn't able to get much going on Sunday as he posted a mediocre line. He finished with 13 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, two blocks, and one assist in 26 minutes.
He was efficient shooting the ball, but he wasn't able to put up big numbers in Sunday's win. Johnson has been up and down all season and is worth rostering in deeper leagues for the fact that he's a starter. However, until he is able to show consistency he can only be ruled a deep-league option.
Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 1 Month
Johnson scored 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-6 FT) with nine rebounds and a block in 31 minutes before fouling out of Wednesday's win over the Nets.
He's been struggling recently, averaging just 8.2 points and 4.4 boards over his previous five games coming into Wednesday, so both the Raptors and Johnson's fantasy owners have to hope that this performance is a sign that he's beginning to perk up.