Stevie Johnson WR SF 4 Months

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.

Stevie Johnson WR SF 4 Months

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.

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Johnson (hip) was limited in Wednesday's practice, the Sacramento Bee reports.

Johnson took a knee to his right hip Monday in St. Louis, so his limited showing Wednesday is no surprise. In his first season in San Francisco, he's been hit-or-miss (mostly miss), with his receiving output ranging from nine to 103 yards. Because the corps is approaching full health with Vernon Davis (back) logging a full practice Wednesday, Johnson will likely be no higher than fourth in Colin Kaepernick's mind Sunday at Denver, assuming the wideout achieves active status.

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Johnson, who took a knee to his right hip late in Monday's game, does not appear to be dealing with a major injury, reports.

Coach Jim Harbaugh relayed Wednesday that Johnson "was a little sore" Tuesday, but noted that the wideout's injury is not viewed as a long-term issue. It remains to be seen if Johnson will be able to practice Wednesday, however, so we'll consider the wideout day-to-day for now.

Stevie Johnson WR SF 5 Months

Johnson injured the right side of his body during Monday's game but it's not believed to be serious.

Johnson was injured during an onside kick recovery and was forced to leave the game in the waning minutes. He was able to catch five passes during his time on the field for a total of 53 yards. The 28-year-old said that he was "feeling good" Monday night, but his status for next Sunday's game against the Broncos will likely be determined in the latter half of the practice week.

Stevie Johnson WR SF 5 Months

Johnson only caught one pass Sunday, but it was a 9-yard touchdown reception.

This was the second week in a row where Johnson caught a touchdown pass, but it was also the second week in a row that he only had one reception. The 49ers have been using both Johnson and Brandon Lloyd at the slot position over the past couple of weeks. Neither is used consistently enough to warrant ownership in standard leagues, but those in deeper formats could take a flyer on him in case the redzone targets continue.

Stevie Johnson WR SF 5 Months

Johnson only had one catch against the Eagles on Sunday, but it went for a 12-yard touchdown.

After a nine-catch, 103-yard performance last week, Johnson turned in the complete opposite performance Sunday, catching only one ball, but finding pay dirt. Johnson's excessive usage last week was due to the absence of Vernon Davis, who returned this week only to leave the game with a different injury. Davis (back) said that he should be fine for next week's tilt against the Chiefs, but if he weren't able to suit up, then Johnson would see an increased role and become an intriguing option in PPR formats.

Stevie Johnson WR SF 5 Months

Johnson had nine catches (nine targets) for 103 yards in Sunday's loss at Arizona.

Johnson was one of Colin Kaepernick's favorite targets Sunday, and the veteran wide receiver led the team in receiving yardage. He's been working primarily out of the slot, so his value appears to be higher in PPR formats.

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Johnson was used as the 49ers' primary slot receiver in Sunday's loss to the Bears. He finished with two catches for 26 yards.

Johnson didn't have a big day from a fantasy perspective, but the 49ers handed the third receiver role solely to him on Sunday after having Brandon Lloyd split snaps with him last week. There are too many mouths to feed on this offense for Johnson to have a consistent fantasy impact right now. But being the primary slot receiver will ensure that he is on the field for more snaps going forward.