James Johnson F TOR 1 Day
Johnson (ankle) is not expected to be ready for Saturday's game, but he is making progress, TSN 1050's Josh Lewenberg reports.
Look for Johnson to possibly return next week, but he will be a risky play in weekly leagues with a firm return date from the team.
James Johnson F TOR 2 Days
Johnson (ankle) was seen at Thursday's practice without a walking boot, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.
Johnson, who was still in the boot Wednesday, is making progress as he recovers from a severely sprained right ankle, which he suffered Saturday against the Jazz. He remains without a firm return timetable, but the fact that he's shed the boot is certainly encouraging. Until he returns, expect Patrick Patterson and Tyler Hansbrough's respective workloads to see a mild boost.
James Johnson F TOR 3 Days
Johnson (ankle) was still in a walking boot prior to Wednesday's game, TSN 1050's Josh Lewenberg reports.
He did not have crutches, and seemed to be moving better, but he will still likely be out for at least a couple weeks with the ankle injury he suffered over the weekend.
James Johnson F TOR 5 Days
Johnson sustained a severely sprained right ankle Saturday against the Jazz and has no time line for a return.
Johnson's value in all formats is nil until an appearance seems imminent. Nevertheless, the Raptors should have no problem doling out his 19 minutes per game to the likes of Patrick Patterson, Tyler Hansbrough, and even Bruno Caboclo.
James Johnson F TOR 5 Days
Johnson's injured ankle is "tender" and is questionable for Wednesday's game at Memphis, according to coach Dwane Casey, the Toronto Sun's Ryan Wolstat reports.
The general consensus among the Raptors beat writers is that Johnson will miss some time, so those in weekly leagues would be wise to take a cautious approach and bench him this week.
James Johnson F TOR 7 Days
Johnson suffered a sprained right ankle in Saturday's win over Utah.
Johnson played 14 minutes off the bench, finishing with five points (2-for-3 FG, 1-for-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists and a block. He's considered day-to-day going forward, and the Raptors don't play again until Wednesday.
James Johnson F TOR 9 Days
Johnson came off the bench to register 16 points (7-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five rebounds, one assist, four steals, and four rebounds. He turned the ball over once in 24 minutes against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday.
Johnson was all over the place on both ends of the floor to record a season-high in blocks and steals on Thursday. Unfortunately, his significant role for the Raptors off the bench won't always translate into fantasy success like it did in this game. It will take an injury or two for him to earn enough minutes to justify a free agent pickup in standard fantasy leagues.
James Johnson F TOR 11 Days
Johnson scored six points (2-4 FG, 2-2 FT) with a team-high 10 rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's win over the Magic.
His previous best in boards on the season was four, so don't look for him to suddenly become a big asset in that category. Johnson has stepped right in and become a big part of the Raptors' second unit this season thanks to his defense and length, but his weak scoring makes him a tough fantasy add.
James Johnson F TOR 21 Days
Johnson scored 12 points (4-6 FG, 4-5 FT) with three rebounds in 19 minutes off the bench during Saturday's win over the Magic.
He's quickly fitting in with the Raptors' second unit, although barring injuries ahead of him on the depth chart Johnson won't see enough minutes to have consistent fantasy value.
James Johnson F TOR 1 Month
Johnson played 21 minutes off the bench Friday, scoring six points (3-6 FG, 0-1 3P) with six rebounds and two assists.
His role on the Raptors' bench will primarily be a defensive one, so don't expect big fantasy numbers from Johnson, but his ability to play both forward positions should allow him to at least see consistent minutes.