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Johnson started for Landry Fields (concussion) and had 10 points (5-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt) with six rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 24 minutes in the win over New York on Sunday.

Johnson is a scrappy player who has added to the Raptor bench. Even as a starter, he did not eclipse his minutes of late. It would take more injuries for Johnson to be more than a fantasy waiver wire guy.

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Johnson will start Sunday against the Knicks, TSN Sports reports.

Johnson is ultimately starting Sunday because of the continued absence of DeMar DeRozan (groin) and the most recent absence of Landry Fields (concussion). With the start, Johnson will likely face Carmelo Anthony on the defensive side of the ball, which means that Johnson has a long day ahead of him.

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Johnson scored 12 points (5-9 FG, 0-3 3P, 2-2 FT) with eight rebounds, two assists and a block in 29 minutes off the bench Friday.

It was a season high in minutes for Johnson, as he saw some extra run after Landry Fields (head) left the game in the third quarter. Johnson gave the Raptors' road fans a jolt when he posterized Andre Drummond with a nasty baseline dunk, and if Fields misses any time due to his injury Johnson could find himself in the starting lineup.

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Johnson scored 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-2 3P) with three rebounds and two blocks in just 15 minutes off the bench Friday.

He punctuated Friday's win with a thunderous dunk, but Johnson doesn't get enough minutes on most nights to have much fantasy value outside of those blocks.

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Johnson scored 19 points (9-13 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 0-1 FT), with seven rebounds, one steal and one block in 28 minutes during Tuesday's win over the Kings.

Johnson played solid minutes, and stepped up nicely. If he continues to get these types of minutes, then he could definitely make for an interesting flex option in most fantasy leagues.

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Johnson is a little under the weather, but will give it a go Wednesday, TSN 1050's Josh Lewenberg reports.

He may be a little limited, so going with someone else in daily leagues may be the best course of action.

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Johnson (ankle) did not take a shot in four minutes Monday against the Suns and finished with one rebound and one steal.

Johnson only saw limited action Monday, but at least he was able to get back onto the court. He is a valuable member of the Raptors' bench, but he only has limited fantasy value.

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Johnson (ankle) is active for Monday's game against the Suns, Doug Smith of the Toronto Star reports.

Johnson missed only three games with what the team called a severely sprained ankle, which he suffered last Wednesday against the Grizzlies. The Wake Forest product is enjoying a productive month of November, averaging 8.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks while shooting just a hair under 60 percent from the field. His minutes could be limited in his first game back, however, so deploy him with caution in daily formats.

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Johnson (ankle) did not play Saturday against the Heat.

Johnson missed his third straight game since suffering a severely sprained ankle against the Jazz last weekend. The team indicated that he's making progress, and Johnson is expected to return at some point within the next week or two. It seems unlikely he's ready to go Monday against the Suns, but Wednesday in Atlanta is a bit more realistic. The Raptors also play Friday and Sunday, so be sure to monitor Johnson's status on a game-to-game basis.

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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.