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Updating a previous report, CSN Bay Area reports that Johnson is not expected to be released imminently, though his standing on the San Francisco roster is unclear.

The previous report implied that Johnson would be released in the near future, but for now it apparently remains no more than a consideration for the 49ers, who aren't sure what to make of Johnson and his $6.025 million salary. Since the 49ers acquired Johnson in a trade, cutting him would carry no penalty, but perhaps the organization is loathe to cut an asset that cost a fourth-round pick just one year ago.

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Johnson is expected to be released by the 49ers, Diana Russini of NBC reports.

Johnson was a bit of a bust in San Francisco, finishing the 2014 season with 435 receiving yards and three touchdowns. He'll hit free agency as the 49ers looked to clear some cap room.

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Johnson had a disappointing debut with the 49ers in 2014, finishing with 435 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games.

Johnson was brought in during the offseason to add more playmaking ability to a slow 49ers' receiving corps. But he failed to do that, being used primarily as a safety valve for Colin Kaepernick for the majority of the season. He is under contract through 2017, so maybe a new coaching regime will find a way to incorporate the former fantasy stud.

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Johnson (knee) is out for Sunday's game against San Diego.

Johnson was unable to practice all week, so it's possible that his season has concluded at this point.

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Johnson (knee) is out for Sunday's game against Seattle.

With the 49ers offense a mess and the matchup highly unfavorable, Johnson wasn't in a position to capitalize in this game, anyway.

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Johnson caught three of his his six targets for 28 yards in Thursday's loss to Seattle.

The six targets were the highest Johnson has received since week 7 against Denver. The increased usage was a result of the Seahawks completely shutting down the 49ers' top two receiving options - Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree - for the entire game. Johnson's usage is still too unpredictable to rely on in most leagues.

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Johnson caught 3-of-5 targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 13-10 loss to the Rams.

Johnson had the third most targets on San Francisco, but posted modest totals. He remains an important part of the team's offense from a real-life point of view, although Colin Kaepernick has been spreading things around all season, making Johnson unpredictable from week-to-week.

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Johnson (hip) suited up Sunday and led all 49ers' receivers with five catches for 79 yards and a score in the blowout loss to Denver.

Johnson was dealing with a minor hip injury coming into the game, but he was always expected to play Sunday. He served as a safety valve for Colin Kaepernick after Vernon Davis (back) proved to be unreliable in the first half with a pair of crucial drops. He has seen a healthy 13 targets over the last two weeks, making him a target for those in PPR and deeper leagues coming out of the bye next week. It would be tough to trust him (or any 49er receiver) in standard leagues due to the inconsistency of the team's passing game and Colin Kaepernick's tendency to spread the ball around.

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Johnson (hip) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

Johnson, who has caught 20-of-25 targets for 236 yards and two TDs in six games to date, is out there if you need him Sunday night, but he's a hit-or-miss option these days, with fellow wideouts Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin, as well as TE Vernon Davis also in the mix to see targets in the 49ers' passing game.

Stevie Johnson WR SF 4 Months

Johnson (hip) is probable for Sunday's game against Denver.

Johnson practiced fully Friday, so his hip injury is something he's ready to play through. He's been extremely efficient this year, catching 20-of-25 targets for 236 yards and two scores, but his uncertain workload makes him an intimidating fantasy commitment.