Damaris Johnson WR PHI 7 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 PHI 8 Months

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 PHI 8 Months

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 PHI 9 Months

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 PHI 11 Months

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.

Damaris Johnson WR PHI Dec 30 '12

Damaris Johnson caught one pass for eight yards in the Eagles' Week 17 loss to the Giants.

Damaris Johnson WR PHI Dec 03 '12

Damaris Johnson caught one pass for 13 yards in Philadelphia's Week 13 loss to the Cowboys.

Johnson was expected to be in for an increased role in the absence of DeSean Jackson, but came off the bench behind Riley Cooper. His first-quarter catch was his only target of the night. Johnson did make his presence felt on special teams, taking a punt 98 yards to the house with just 0:31 remaining, but isn't looking like he'll be a meaningful part of the offense down the stretch. He's not on the redraft radar.

Damaris Johnson WR PHI Nov 27 '121 Comment

Damaris Johnson played 40-of-50 snaps (80 percent) in Week 12 versus the Panthers.

Johnson has practiced at flanker behind DeSean Jackson while Riley Cooper has been the backup split end behind Jeremy Maclin. Expect Johnson to be given the first shot to replace Jackson (broken ribs) in the starting lineup. As much as the Eagles have struggled to move the ball through the air, Johnson is purely a deep-league option.

Damaris Johnson WR PHI Nov 01 '12

Eagles WR Damaris Johnson is expected to handle punt-return duties this week.

Mardy Gilyard had taken over for an ineffective Johnson, but he's battling a hamstring injury this week. Johnson averaged just 6.0 yards per on eight early-season returns.