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Andre Johnson caught eight passes for 121 yards in Houston's Week 13 loss to the Patriots.

With the Pats inexplicably failing to blitz Case Keenum, Houston's quarterback and No. 1 receiver got their connection working again. New England also opted not to shadow Johnson with Aqib Talib, leaving him literally wide open more than once. Johnson would have had an even bigger day if not for two drops. With 75 percent of the season now in the books, the future Hall-of-Famer is on pace for 109 catches, 1,497 yards and seven touchdowns.

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When asked if he was happy playing for the Texans following Sunday's loss, Andre Johnson said, "I'm under contract, so I have to play my contract out."

Johnson was clearly frustrated on Sunday as he got into a sideline spat with Matt Schaub following the final play. In the locker room, he admitted that he "messed up" the route and said he's fine with Schaub now. As for his contract, Johnson is not due to hit free agency until 2017. He continues to play at a truly elite level at age 32 and deserves better than another rebuilding job, but we wouldn't expect the Texans to give up hope. Johnson is owed an affordable $6.5 million in 2014 base salary. They wouldn't get equal value in a trade.

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Andre Johnson caught 10 passes for 116 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Raiders.

Johnson racked up 17 targets from the Texans' two-headed quarterback monster, but he was none too pleased after a goal-line miscommunication. He had serious and heated words with Matt Schaub on the sideline as time expired. Regardless, Johnson is going to produce no matter who is under center -- especially against the Jags in Week 12. Over the last three weeks, he's averaging 8.0 catches for 127.3 yards and has scored five times.

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Andre Johnson caught five balls for 37 yards and two touchdowns in the Texans' Week 10 loss to the Cardinals.

He beat Patrick Peterson on both scores, tight-roping the side of the end zone. Johnson's scoring has been rejuvenated by the insertion of Case Keenum, whom unlike Matt Schaub is willing to throw to Johnson even when he appears "covered." Johnson is an every-week fantasy WR1. Keep trotting him out there when the Texans face the leaky Raiders' pass defense in Week 11.

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Andre Johnson had nine catches for 229 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 9 loss to the Colts.

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Andre Johnson caught four passes for 89 yards in Houston's Week 7 loss to the Chiefs.

A scrambling Case Keenum found Johnson for gains of 26 and 42 yards. The 42-yarder came on a throw that went sideline-to-sideline. Heading into the Texans' bye week, Johnson is averaging 6.9 catches for 97.3 yards. He showed good chemistry with Keenum this afternoon, but will remain just a mid-range WR2 until Keenum proves to be competent beyond one game. That's if Keenum keeps the job at all, of course.

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Andre Johnson (shin) is active for Week 7 against the Chiefs.

Johnson was never in danger of missing this week's game, but his starting quarterback - second-year UDFA Case Keenum - is a major concern for this WR2 status. Inactive for the Texans are QB Matt Schaub, RB Cierre Wood, DE Sam Montgomery, LB Tim Dobbins, LB Willie Jefferson, OT Andrew Gardner and OG Cody White.

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Andre Johnson (shin) returned to a full practice Friday and is listed as probable for Week 7.

He'll be in the starting lineup against Kansas City. Despite relative unknown Case Keenum making his first NFL start for the Texans, Johnson will remain the primary read on the majority of Houston's Week 7 passing plays. At the very worst, he's worth starting as a confident WR2.

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Andre Johnson (shin) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Johnson's Week 7 status isn't a concern, but his quarterback is. Case Keenum will be making his NFL debut. Of course, it's quite possible that Keenum locks onto his top target, forcing him the ball. Johnson is a high-end WR2.

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Andre Johnson (shin) was limited in practice Wednesday.

Johnson has been sitting out Wednesday practices in recent weeks, so it looks as if he's near 100 percent. He has a tough matchup with the Chiefs this week.