Damaris Johnson WR HOU 11 Days

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 21 Days

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 22 Days

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 2 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.

Damaris Johnson WR HOU 3 Months

The Philadelphia Inquirer doesn't expect WR Damaris Johnson to make the 53-man roster.

Johnson played just 53 offensive snaps for coach Chip Kelly, catching two passes for 14 yards, one year after reeling in 19 balls for 256 yards as an undrafted rookie under Andy Reid. He's no higher than fifth on the receiver depth chart and is competing with veterans Brad Smith and Arrelious Benn.

Damaris Johnson WR HOU 12 Months1 Comment

Eagles WR Damaris Johnson has played only 15 offensive snaps this season, and hasn't been targeted once.

Johnson's been strictly a special teamer under rookie coach Chip Kelly, playing behind DeSean Jackson, Riley Cooper, and third/slot receiver Jason Avant.

Damaris Johnson WR HOU Aug 23 '13

The Philadelphia Inquirer expects second-year WR Damaris Johnson to be a "change of pace player" behind No. 2 wideout Riley Cooper.

Johnson is also the Eagles' primary return man. He's not considered a viable starting candidate due to blocking limitations at 5-foot-8 and 170 pounds. Cooper is all but locked into the first-team offense because he's a proficient run blocker, and new coach Chip Kelly intends to dial up a ton of run plays. Johnson would need a Cooper injury for any chance at a fantasy impact.

Damaris Johnson WR HOU Aug 16 '13

Through two preseason games, Eagles WR Damaris Johnson has five catches for 29 yards.

He's been used as an underneath weapon, which makes sense because Johnson is only 5-foot-8 and 170 pounds but capable of racking up yards after catch with blazing straight-line speed. Johnson is not considered to be in the running for the Eagles' No. 2 receiver job, where superior run blocker Riley Cooper is the favorite. Johnson is worth a look in return-yardage leagues.

Damaris Johnson WR HOU Jul 28 '13

The Philadelphia Inquirer considers second-year WR Damaris Johnson "unlikely" to replace Jeremy Maclin.

Riley Cooper is the favorite for his run-blocking prowess. Johnson is far more explosive, but goes 5-foot-8, 170 and is expected to be DeSean Jackson's primary backup in addition to returning kicks. As a rookie, Johnson caught 19 passes for 256 yards. Expect his coach total to hover in the 25-30 range this year.

Damaris Johnson WR HOU May 23 '13

Eagles WR Damaris Johnson said he'll be the team's primary kick returner this season, and he'll also platoon at punt returner.

Johnson (5-foot-8, 170) handled punts for the Eagles last season, and he averaged 11.2 yards per return with a 98-yard score. CB Brandon Boykin was the kick returner last season, but he was ineffective. Johnson averaged 25.2 yards per kick return in college. Johnson also expects to be featured more on offense.