James Johnson F TOR 6 Days

Johnson scored a team-high 27 points (10-16 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-8 FT) with five rebounds, four steals, and four blocks in 35 minutes Saturday.This is what Johnson can do, but in the past he's been limited by inconsistency and playing time. For now, he's the starter on the wing in Toronto and is averaging 1.5 steals and 1.8 blocks along with 15.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in his last four games. If you are lacking in defensive stats, Johnson has the role that will allow him to produce for now.

James Johnson F TOR 6 Days

Johnson got the start at small forward Friday, scoring seven points (3-4 FG, 1-1 FT) with four rebounds, two steals and two blocks in just 19 minutes of court time during a win over the Hawks.Lou Williams, Grevis Vasquez and Terrence Ross all saw more minutes off the bench than Johnson, but he was still able to reward his fantasy owners with some defensive production. Raptors' coach Dwane Casey seems content to leave Johnson in the starting lineup for now, but his numbers could fluctuate wildly depending on matchups and Casey's rotation whims, making him tough to rely on in a lot of leagues.

James Johnson F TOR 16 Days

Johnson is starting Wednesday's game against the Wizards, Canada.com reports.Johnson will get the nod at small forward for a second contest in a row. In his initial nod Sunday versus the Spurs, he posted 20 points (8-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT) and four rebounds in 30 minutes.

James Johnson F TOR 19 Days

Johnson scored a season-high 20 points (8-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT) with four rebounds in 30 minutes during Sunday's win over the Spurs.

He didn't supply the defensive stats his fantasy owners might have been hoping for, but Johnson still stepped up with a very big game at both ends of the court. Expect him to remain in the starting lineup for the foreseeable future, which makes him a priority waiver wire target in most leagues.

James Johnson F TOR 19 Days

Johnson will start against the Spurs on Sunday.

Johnson will be taking over starting duties for Greivis Vasquez on Sunday. During his last time out against the Clippers on Friday, Johnson put up 16 points, five rebounds, three assists, and two steals in just 19 minutes of action.

James Johnson F TOR 21 Days

Johnson (hamstring) shot a perfect 7-for-7 from the floor Friday night in a comeback win over the Clippers, finishing the game with 16 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 19 minutes.

This was Johnson's first appearance after missing four games, and was out of the ordinary for him. He mainly comes off the bench for the Raptors, and is averaging 7.6 points, 1.5 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game this season in 41 games.

James Johnson F TOR 21 Days

Johnson (hamstring) is expected to be available Friday night against the Clippers, Josh Lewenberg of TSN 1050 reports.

Johnson playing isn't set in stone, both because the decision to play could still rest on how he feels immediately before game time, and that he could need to be eased back in. Johnson hasn't played double digit minutes since Jan. 18, making him a dubious play due to lack of playing time.

James Johnson F TOR 22 Days

Johnson (hamstring) is considered probable to return Friday against the Clippers, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN reports.

Johnson appears on track to return from a four-game absence brought on by a right hamstring strain. Don't expect him to step into a prominent role, however, as he's averaging just 7.6 minutes per game over his last five contests.

James Johnson F TOR 23 Days

Johnson (hamstring) will remain out of the lineup Wednesday against the Nets, the New York Post's Tim Bontemps reports.

Still hampered by a right hamstring strain, Johnson will sit out his fourth consecutive game. As a result, Terrence Ross could see a few extra minutes, though Johnson saw his playing time sharply decline once DeMar DeRozan returned from injury.

James Johnson F TOR 25 Days

Johnson (hamstring) remains out Monday against the Bucks, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.

Johnson will miss his third straight game due to a right hamstring strain. He's seen his minutes plummet since the return of DeMar DeRozan, and his fantasy value has declined accordingly.