Amir Johnson
PF/C PHI
1 day ago

Johnson scored 16 points (5-7 FG, 1-1 3PT, 5-5 FT) to go with five rebounds, four assists and one steal across 24 minutes in Sunday's 131-124 loss to New Orleans.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson responded to being a late addition to the starting five by scoring a season-high 16 points on Sunday. In his previous five games which included two starts, the center averaged a meager 2.8 points. Of those five games, he was scoreless in two of them. If Embiiid's back tightness turns into a lengthy absence, Johnson and fellow center Richaun Holmes are Philadelphia's main replacements. After Sunday's performance, Johnson played a season-high 24 minutes, resulting in more chances to contribute offensively than the usual 15.7 minutes he has been averaging. If Embiid is out on Tuesday, Johnson may see about the same amount of minutes against Minnesota.

Amir Johnson
PF/C PHI
2 days ago

Johnson will move back to the bench since Joel Embiid is starting Sunday against the Pelicans, Jessica Camerato of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson started at center Saturday against Cleveland because Joel Embiid got the night off for rest. The 30-year-old will likely split the back-up center duties with Richaun Holmes on Sunday.

Amir Johnson
PF/C PHI
3 days ago

Johnson will start at center for Saturday's game against the Cavaliers.

EDGE Analysis

The Sixers are set to be without Joel Embiid, who's getting the night off for rest. That allows Johnson a chance to pick up the start in his place, making him potential cheap punt-play option for Saturday's DFS slate. Look for a temporary uptick in value, though fellow center Richaun Holmes will also likely help fill the void in the frontcourt.

Amir Johnson
PF/C PHI
1 week ago

Johnson will come off the bench Saturday against the Pistons.

EDGE Analysis

With Joel Embiid back in action Saturday, Johnson will head back to the bench. He contributed six points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals across 22 minutes during his start Thursday, but should see his minutes take a hit with Embiid back in the fold.

Amir Johnson
PF/C PHI
2 weeks ago

Johnson contributed six points (2-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-5 FT), six rebounds, four assists and three steals across 22 minutes during a 108-97 loss to the Celtics on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson slid into the starting center spot with Joel Embiid (rest) held out, and provided and decent little all-around line. The 22 minutes matched his season high, and the four assists and three steals marked new season highs. Johnson will figure to slide back into a reserve role on Saturday. As a reserve, he regularly logs less than 20 minutes, giving him little opportunity to provide consistent stat lines.

Amir Johnson
PF/C PHI
2 weeks ago

Johnson will draw the start at center for Thursday's game against the Celtics due to Joel Embiid (rest) being out, Jay King of MassLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson has started one other game this season, playing only 14 minutes and posting six points, two rebounds and one assist. So, while he's getting the nod Thursday, that doesn't guarantee him big minutes. Richaun Holmes and Dario Saric could both also see some run at center.

Amir Johnson
PF/C PHI
2 weeks ago

Johnson tallied three points (1-1 FG, 1-2 FT), five rebounds and one assist through eight minutes Monday against Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson is shooting 52.2 percent from the field this season, which is a career-low. He'll likely continue to struggle seeing the court this season because he's buried on the depth chart.

Amir Johnson
PF/C PHI
2 months ago

Updating a previous report, Johnson will come off the bench as initially expected Monday against the Pistons, Rod Beard of the Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

There was some confusion regarding whether or not Joel Embiid would start in his return to the lineup following a day of rest Saturday, though it was confirmed just prior to tip-off that he'll take on his usual spot in the top unit. That sends Johnson to his usual bench role, where he'll compete for reserve minutes at both power forward and center.

Amir Johnson
PF/C PHI
2 months ago

Johnson was a late addition to the starting lineup for Monday's matchup against the Pistons, Rod Beard of the Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson was expected to head back to the bench following the return of Joel Embiid, but it appears coach Brett Brown is opting to bring Embiid off the bench instead. It's unclear what the means for Johnson's workload, though Embiid's presence in the lineup still means Johnson's value takes a significant hit.

Amir Johnson
PF/C PHI
2 months ago

Johnson is slated to come off the bench Monday against the Pistons, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson's run with the top unit was only expected to last one game with center Joel Embiid sitting out Saturday's loss to the Raptors for rest purposes. Due to Embiid's extensive injury history, he'll likely be subject to additional games off for maintenance purposes as the season unwinds, which should open up more playing time for Johnson on each occasion. That might give Johnson some occasional appeal as a punt play in DFS contests, but his season-long fantasy utility will otherwise be minimal if Embiid is able to steer clear of any long-term absences.