Posted: 12/19/2016 1:12 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Charles Johnson posted five receptions for 50 yards in the Week 15 game against the Indianapolis Colts. He was targeted five times.
Huddle Up: Johnson is more of a WR4 in all fantasy leagues heading into Week 16 on the road against the Green Bay Packers.
Posted: 10/09/2016 11:10 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Charles Johnson managed just one catch for two yards in the Week 5 game against the Houston Texans on his only target.
Huddle Up: Johnson failed to take advantage of the absence of Stefon Diggs, and it appears he has tumbled down the depth chart behind Jarius Wright and the re-emerging Cordarrelle Patterson. There is no reason to keep Johnson rostered in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 10/04/2016 4:10 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Charles Johnson had two receptions for a team-high 70 yards on four targets in the Week 4 game against the New York Giants Monday, Oct. 3.
Huddle Up: Johnson entered the game with just three grabs for 20 yards on 10 targets, so this was a performance many fantasy owners did not benefit from. Johnson has the potential to be a solid fantasy option despite the presence of Stefon Diggs, but he needs a couple more games like this before he can be trusted again.
Posted: 9/14/2016 10:09 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Charles Johnson (quadriceps) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Huddle Up: Johnson was targeted six times in Week 1 but finished the game with one catch for five yards. It appears like he will be able to play in Week 2 but will not be a strong fantasy option.
Posted: 9/11/2016 4:09 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Charles Johnson (quadriceps) is officially active for the team's Week 1 game.
Huddle Up: Johnson will be one of the starting receivers for the Vikings in Week 1 but may not receive a lot of targets since the team is starting Shaun Hill at quarterback. Owners in most leagues should avoid Johnson this week.
Posted: 9/09/2016 8:09 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Charles Johnson (quadriceps) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 9, and is listed as questionable for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to check if Johnson is active for the game before deciding on their lineups. He will be one of the starting receivers if he plays but probably can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 9/07/2016 11:09 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Charles Johnson (quadriceps) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation because Johnson is listed as one of the starting wide receivers. He had a solid preseason and should receive a decent amount of targets this season. Owners may want to look for other options to use in Week 1 because of Johnson's injury.
Posted: 8/09/2016 5:08 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Charles Johnson is listed as a starting split end wide receiver on the team's first depth chart with WR Laquon Treadwell as the backup at the position. Johnson have been running ahead of Johnson for most of training camp.
Huddle Up: Treadwell has reportedly been struggling some early in camp. Depth charts are fluid at this time of year and many times rookies aren't listed as starters before preseason games. Still, Treadwell needs to pick it up if he wants to make an early impact and warrant his seventh round ADP.
Posted: 6/10/2016 10:06 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Charles Johnson will need to earn his way onto the Vikings' roster this season, in the opinion of Matt Vensel of The Minneapolis Star Tribune. Johnson lost his starting spot to WR Stefon Diggs last season, and now he'll have to compete with rookie WR Laquon Treadwell and WR Cordarrelle Patterson. Johnson needs to prove himself even more after playing in just 23 games the last two seasons combined.
Huddle Up: There definitely aren't any arguments from fantasy GMs who had to suffer through Johnson's beyond-brutal 9-127-0 season of year ago in which he entered the campaign as somewhat of a WR-sleeper pick.
Posted: 4/08/2016 5:04 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings WR Charles Johnson (ribs) said he broke a rib against the San Diego Chargers in September of last season. He added that it took until early November to feel like he could play while managing the injury. Johnson said the rib injury is good now.
Huddle Up: After coming on late in the 2014 season and looking like Teddy Bridgewater's top target entering last season, Johnson severely sputtered to the tune of nine catches for 127 yards and no TDs in 11 games last season, leaving his fantasy owners scrambling. Johnson's numbers certainly should improve if he's healthy, but with the emergence of rookie Stefon Diggs last season and the Vikes' reported interest in drafting a wideout, the fantasy outlook is still bleak for Johnson in 2016.