James Johnson
F MIA
5 days ago

Johnson tallied 20 points (7-14 FG, 2-4 3 Pt, 4-6 FT), five rebounds and four assists across 31 minutes in Friday's 91-88 win over the Wizards.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson entered the game early after Justise Winslow had trouble defending two consecutive layups. He took full advantage of his 31 minutes and shot 50 percent from the floor. Johnson has the potential to show up with decent stat lines but is largely dependent on game flow to put up a good result. He's only a serviceable option at deeper leagues at this point.

James Johnson
F MIA
2 weeks ago

Johnson tallied 15 points (5-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), seven rebounds, five assists and two steals across 29 minutes during Wednesday's 126-115 win over the Suns.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson continues to be one of the better sources of all-around fantasy production available. Coming into Wednesday's game, he was posting 13.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.1 blocks across 28.8 minutes per game. While those not eye-popping numbers, it's tough to find that kind of across-the-board production from one player, especially considering he's also shooting above 50 percent from the field and 75 percent from the charity stripe.

James Johnson
F MIA
2 weeks ago

Johnson scored 21 points (7-15 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding nine rebounds, six assists, three steals and a block in 32 minutes off the bench during Monday's 97-80 loss to the Warriors.

EDGE Analysis

A recent shift to the bench hasn't impacted Johnson's minutes or production at all, and he's averaging 16.7 points, 7.0 boards, 5.0 assists, 2.0 three-pointers, 1.7 steals and 1.0 blocks over the last three games. The veteran forward had a career resurgence last season with the Heat, but that may have just been a warmup for a very strong fantasy performance in 2017-18.

James Johnson
F MIA
3 weeks ago

Johnson (knee) will come off the bench for Friday's game against the Nuggets.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson was held out of Wednesday's game with a knee injury, but wasn't listed on the injury report heading into Friday's contest. Despite being available to play, Johnson will come off the bench, which means Okaro White is set to pick up a second straight start. It's unclear what sort of workload Johnson will receive off the bench in his return, making him a very risky fantasy play Friday.

James Johnson
F MIA
3 weeks ago

Johnson (knee) is not on the Heat's injury report ahead of their game against the Nuggets on Friday, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson was unable to play in Wednesday's game against the Bulls due to knee tendinitis, but he traveled with the team to Denver and should be a full go for Friday's matchup after taking the day off. Johnson will likely return to the starting lineup Friday, where he has typically played anywhere from 25-to-30 minutes.

James Johnson
F MIA
3 weeks ago

Head coach Erik Spoelstra said Johnson (knee) will travel with the team to Denver on Thursday, Anthony Chiang of The Palm Beach Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson missed Wednesday's game against the Bulls with knee tendinitis, but it doesn't appear the issue will keep him sidelined too long. Spoelstra said his level of concern with Johnson's knee isn't high, though he wouldn't say anything regarding the 30-year-old's availability for Friday's game against the Nuggets. Look for his status to clear up closer to tipoff.

James Johnson
F MIA
3 weeks ago

Johnson is dealing with knee tendinitis and is not expected to play Wednesday against the Bulls.

EDGE Analysis

The Heat waited until the last moment to make the announcement, but it explains why Okaro White is getting the starting nod at power forward. Technically, Johnson will be available off the bench, but he'll only be used in an emergency situation.

James Johnson
F MIA
3 weeks ago

Johnson will come off the bench Wednesday against the Bulls, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson has started the last five games, but coach Erik Spoelstra will shake up the lineup Wednesday with Hassan Whiteside back from a bone bruise. Okaro White will get the nod at power forward alongside Whiteside, though Johnson will likely see close to his usual complement of minutes off the bench. In Monday's loss to the Wolves, Johnson played 24 minutes and finished with two points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

James Johnson
F MIA
4 weeks ago

Johnson recorded 21 points (8-14 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine rebounds, four assists and one steal across 36 minutes in Wednesday's 117-100 loss to the Spurs.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson has now drawn three straight starts for the Heat after coming off the bench in the season opener, and has turned in strong results, averaging 14.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.7 blocks per game since joining the starting lineup. His ability to stuff the stat sheet and play both sides of the court should keep him in the starting lineup until Hasaan Whiteside (knee) returns from injury and the lineup gets shaken up.

James Johnson
F MIA
1 month ago

Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra hinted that Johnson would draw a second consecutive start at power forward Monday against the Hawks, Tom D'Angelo of The Palm Beach Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

After coming off the bench for the season opener against the Magic on Oct. 18, Johnson moved up to the top unit in Saturday's 112-108 win over the Pacers with Spoelstra reshuffling the starting lineup to compensate for Hassan Whiteside's (knee) absence. Johnson's appointment allowed Kelly Olynyk, who started at power forward in the opener, to serve as the top frontcourt option off the bench, while the lightly used Jordan Mickey assumed Whiteside's starting role at center, acting mostly as a placeholder. With the lineup swap yielding a victory and Johnson turning in a strong stat line (14 points, eight assists, five blocks and four rebounds in 30 minutes), Spoelstra plans to stick with that configuration again with Whiteside due to miss a second straight contest. Johnson should see a temporary spike in his playing time and output while Whiteside is sidelined, making him an attractive frontcourt option in DFS contests.