Collin Johnson Fantasy
- Height / Weight
- 6'6" / 221 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- September 23, 1997 (24)
- 2nd Season
- 2020 / Rd. 5 / Pk. 165 (JAX)
Collin Johnson News
The Jacksonville Jaguars announced that they waived wide receiver Collin Johnson on Tuesday. Johnson's release comes as a surprise, as he seemed likely to make the team before the announcement due to his strong camp and the lack of other options after the team also waived Laquon Treadwell and released Phillip Dorsett II. Johnson is still a promising young wideout at 6-foot-6 222 pounds, and he's likely to be picked up by another club in the coming days. Johnson's release could foreshadow a coming wide receiver addition, but as of right now journeymen Tavon Austin and Jamal Agnew are set to battle for fourth wide receiver duties. Johnson excels in the red zone, and he has an outside shot at carving out a fantasy-relevant role this season if he lands with the right team following his departure from Jacksonville.
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Collin Johnson has emerged as an under-the-radar weapon that could provide value for fantasy managers. Andy Staples of The Athletic identified Johnson as the Jaguars' biggest fantasy football sleeper, adding that he expects "the 6-foot-6 receiver from Texas to be a frequent red-zone target." He finished 2020 with just 18 catches for 272 yards and two touchdowns, but there is plenty of reason to be excited about the 23-year-old's upside. After all, the Jaguars went through a quarterback upgrade this offseason, which should lead to a more successful offensive attack. Meanwhile, look for new head coach Urban Meyer and his coaching regime to utilize depth players and exploit Johnson's talent this season. The former fifth-round pick is worth rostering in deeper leagues in case he breaks out in 2021.
Jacksonville Jaguars second-year wide receiver Collin Johnson is continually impressing in training camp. Johnson began to get more looks when the Jaguars had a few receivers miss practice due to injuries and personal matters, and he's made his mark. Per SI's John Shipley, Johnson "has seemingly done more than solidify a spot [on the roster]. Instead, he has taken his increased reps and chances and has completely ran with them." Now that it seems like a given that he makes the roster, the biggest question around Johnson becomes, in what capacity? Johnson could be playing his way into the fourth wide receiver job, but that's still far from a given. If Johnson does win the job, he could have sporadic fantasy utility in 2021, but otherwise, he's best left undrafted in all non-dynasty formats.
At a massive 6'6, 222 pounds, Collin Johnson has the prototypical size to dominate on the outside. Couple that with his 73rd percentile speed score (playerprofiler) and Johnson is definitely a name worth remembering in the event he finds his way...