Originally posted by Ninerz4Life:
You guys are putting a lot of stock in Stevie Johnson. I hope your right I hope he is a difference maker but I just don't see it. He played well against Seattle in a blowout. Can anyone tell me his stats when the game still mattered? Seriously I want to know. Say what you want I had the guy on my fantasy team he hasn't been healthy in 3 years. He's got hamstring problems and last year couldn't stay on the field. He needs practice time with Colin. I'm banking on Crabtree being back to 2012 form an improved running game and Ellington adding some speed or at least quickness in the slot.
I don't know what his stats are when the game was 'in the balance', but most of his explosive catches came during a part of the game I would consider within reach, game clock considering. He found soft areas in zone as well as shake and bake Dick to earn a clean release versus press. He has his own thread in this forum. I agree his hamstring issues are concerning. Hope it stays loose.
He is a big upgrade over a rookie Patton. No one can say right now how Patton will play this season, so having a known commodity like SJ will be a difference maker. He most likely will not duplicate his production in BUF due to competing for targets with Crabs/Boldin. Still, just having him line up all over the place with the other WRs creates a lot of flexibility to find mismatches.
[ Edited by thl408 on Jul 21, 2014 at 10:10 PM ]