Damaris Johnson WR HOU 1 Month

Johnson caught five passes on eight targets for 21 yards in Sunday's win over the Browns. He also rushed one time for six yards.

Both the receptions and targets were season highs for Johnson, which is significant because the Texans started a new quarterback, Ryan Mallett, on Sunday. Still, the Texans are a run-first team and Johnson is third on the depth chart behind DeAndre Hopkins and Andre Johnson. We suspect his extensive usage against Cleveland is an anomaly.

Damaris Johnson WR HOU 2 Months

Johnson (foot) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the Colts, the Texans' official site reports.

As long as fellow wideouts DeAndre Hopkins and Andre Johnson are both able to suit up, Johnson's fantasy upside is limited. To date, he has recorded five catches for 71 yards and a TD through five games.

Damaris Johnson WR HOU 2 Months

Johnson (foot) was listed as a full participant in Tuesday's practice.

Johnson has been able to practice fully both days this week, so he should be able to play in Thursday's game against the Colts despite the foot injury.

Damaris Johnson WR HOU 3 Months

Johnson was replaced mid-game at kickoff and punt returner in Sunday's win over the Bills, the Houston Chronicle reports.

No reason was given for the change, but Danieal Manning handled kickoffs and Keshawn Martin took care of the punts. The return-specialist jobs were open in training camp and still appear unsettled.

Damaris Johnson WR HOU 3 Months

Johnson has more targets in three weeks this season than he did all last season with Philadelphia.

Johnson has emerged as the Texans slot receiver and third wideout while also serving as the team's return specialist. Having been added to the team after the final cuts of preseason, Johnson has been getting up to speed in the Houston offense. And the increased reps he's been getting has accelerated his learning process.

Damaris Johnson WR HOU 3 Months

Johnson had two catches on two targets for 56 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Giants.

Johnson had only one catch in both of the Texans' games this season before Sunday, but he got loose for a 44-yard touchdown in the third quarter that made up a vast majority of his fantasy value. With DeAndre Hopkins and Andre Johnson still the top wideout options for quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, Johnson's fantasy value is quite limited.

Damaris Johnson WR HOU 3 Months

Johnson was the only returner used in Houston's win over Washington in Week 1. He returned one kick for 28 yards and four punts for 28 yards.

It had been reported that Keshawn Martin would return punts with Johnson handling kickoffs, but plans changed. Additionally, the early depth chart for Week 2 has Johnson ahead of Martin at wideout, according to CSN Houston. In another indication of Johnson's increasing roster status, DeVier Posey was inactive for Week 1. Johnson had three targets and one catch against Washington. However the depth chart shakes out in a given week, the smart fantasy plays at wide receiver remain Andre Johnson or DeAndre Hopkins, but this does give us a clearer read on which of the sub group will get snaps in three wideout sets.

Damaris Johnson WR HOU 4 Months

Johnson was claimed off waivers by the Texans, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Johnson, who was a final cut by the Eagles, had 21 receptions for 270 yards in two seasons with Philadelphia after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Tulsa. He also has experience as a punt and kick returner.

Damaris Johnson WR HOU 4 Months

Johnson was released by the Eagles on Saturday, CSN Philadelphia reports.

Johnson logged time in 27 games during his initial two seasons in the league, yet only posted 21 catches for 270 yards and no scores. As the NCAA's all-time leader in all-purpose yards, he boasts enough talent to be considered for another professional gig, despite his small stature (5-8, 170).

Damaris Johnson WR HOU 5 Months

Coach Chip Kelly recently stated in a radio interview that the Eagles don't have a single receiver on their roster under 190 pounds.

They actually have two -- Damaris Johnson and Jeff Maehl -- but neither is expected to make the Eagles' 53. Hailed as a sleeper in some fantasy circles before last year, 175-pound Johnson managed two catches for 14 yards in 13 games. Kelly has made an emphasis on increasing his team's size at wide receiver.