|Week 9 (STL) - Average||3.5||74.0||0||0||0||0||7|
|Week 9 (STL) - Dave Richard||3||67||0||0||0||0||6|
|Week 9 (STL) - Jamey Eisenberg||4||81||0||0||0||0||8|
|2014 Season - Average||40.0||524.5||2.5||0||0||0||57|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||34||394||2||0||0||0||41|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||46||655||3||0||0||0||73|
|Current Player Ranking: 110|
|Red Zone Stats|
|10/31/2014||Steve Johnson, WR SF|
Cecil Shorts, WR JAC
Luke Willson, TE SEA
Zac Stacy, RB STL
|Dan Carpenter, K BUF|
Calvin Johnson, WR DET
Fred Jackson, RB BUF
Darren Sproles, RB PHI
|10/31/2014||Ryan Tannehill, QB MIA|
Steve Johnson, WR SF
|Austin Davis, QB STL|
Brandon Marshall, WR CHI
|10/31/2014||Chris Johnson, RB NYJ|
Jason Witten, TE DAL
|Steve Johnson, WR SF|
Jeremy Hill, RB CIN
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Steve Johnson: 49ers receivers aren't a 'bunch of pansies'
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(10/30/14) 49ers wide receiver Steve Johnson has played the role of star receiver in the past and has had pretty good success in the role, totaling more than 1,000 yards in three straight seasons from 2010-12 with the Bills.
However, in his first year with the 49ers, he's competing for playing time and targets with a pretty deep group of receivers that include Anquan Boldin, Michael Crabtree and Brandon Lloyd.
Johnson, though, is content with the situation. His focus is helping the 49ers make the playoffs, which would result in Johnson's first playoff appearance in his seven-year career.
"No frustration at all," he said, per CSNBayArea.com. “"(The) only sense of frustration is being a competitor, you know, wanting to do more. But it ain’t like there’s a bunch of pansies in front of me.
"It’s cool to a certain extent. When we get in those situations, in the heat of the moment, of course, I’m a warrior. I’m ready to go out there. We got great guys out there on the field. You can’t be frustrated. It’s not going to look right."
49ers WR Steve Johnson making most of limited snaps
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(10/22/14) 49ers wideout Steve Johnson has played 31 percent of the team's offensive snaps, yet he ranks third on the team in catches (25) and receiving yards (315) and is tied for the team lead with three touchdown grabs, notes the San Francisco Chronicle. Colin Kaepernick has a sterling 127.8 passer rating when targeting Johnson, completing 25 of 31 throws, the report said.
Despite his success, Johnson might have a hard time earning more time because Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin are locked in as starters and Brandon Lloyd is a deep threat coaches want to get on the field, the paper said.
For now, the paper envisions Johnson continuing to split No. 3 receiver duties with Lloyd, who has played 38 percent of the snaps.
Hard to trust any 49ers receivers right now
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(10/20/14) Though the 49ers have moved the ball well through the air this season, it hasn't led to much consistent success for their wide receivers, and that may not change much moving forward.
Anquan Boldin leads the team in yards, but has reached double figures in Fantasy scoring just once this season, in Week 6. He had 50 yards to finish third on the team in Week 7's blowout loss to the Broncos, behind both Steve Johnson and Brandon Lloyd. In fact, Lloyd and Johnson are both averaging more than 40 yards receiving per game, despite routinely finishing third and fourth on the team in snaps played among wide receivers.
The elephant in the room is Michael Crabtree, who should be the team's best option in the passing game. And yet, he has just seven more yards than Johnson on nearly 20 more targets. Crabtree has never really been a big-play receiver, but there is reason to think his current yards per catch number of 10.1 will rise close to his career mark of 12.7, which would obviously improve his value.
At this point, it is awfully tough to rely on any of the 49ers receivers, even if the team is putting the ball in the air 33.1 times per game, an increase of more than seven from last year. Crabtree might make for a nice buy-low candidate for Fantasy, but there also may not be much room for him to breakout until one or more players takes a back seat.
49ers WR Steve Johnson scores touchdown in Week 7 loss
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/20/14) 49ers wide receiver Steve Johnson caught five passes for a team-high 79 yards and one touchdown in his team's 42-17 loss to the Broncos in Week 7.
Johnson hauled in a four-yard score in the back of the end zone with only 11 seconds left in the first half to send the 49ers into halftime with a 21-10 deficit. The Broncos took over from there, scoring three touchdowns in the third quarter. Johnson has reached the end zone in three of his last four games, and he's up to 25 receptions, 315 yards and three scores on the season. The 49ers have a bye in Week 8 before facing the Rams the following week.
49ers announce inactives for Week 7 vs. Broncos
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/19/14) The 49ers have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's Week 7 matchup against the Broncos: cornerback Chris Culliver (shoulder), guard Mike Iupati (concussion), linebacker Patrick Willis (toe), safety Jimmie Ward (quad), center Marcus Martin, wide receiver Quinton Patton and defensive end Tank Carradine.
Culliver and Ward received questionable designations on the team's final injury report, while Willis was already listed as out. Cornerback Tramaine Brock (toe) and tackle Anthony Davis (knee, ankle) are active after being listed as questionable.
Wide receiver Steve Johnson (hip) and tight end Vernon Davis (back) head the list of players who were listed as probable that are active in Week 7, a list that also includes cornerbacks Chris Cook (quad) and Perrish Cox (quad) as well as defensive linemen Justin Smith (not injury related), Ian Williams (ankle, shoulder) and Tony Jerod-Eddie (shoulder).
|Steve Johnson was traded from the Bills to the 49ers during the NFL Draft, and he will try to resurrect his career in San Francisco. Johnson is coming off his worst season since 2009, but we're not expecting him to regain his form with the 49ers, who are loaded at receiver with Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin and Quinton Patton. Johnson will likely supplant Patton as the No. 3 receiver, but he will struggle to regain his form from 2010-12 when he was a consistent threat. Over that three-year span, Johnson had at least 76 catches, 1,000 yards and six touchdowns. But it will take a lot for him to reach those totals with the 49ers, and we don't recommend drafting Johnson in most standard leagues with anything more than a late-round flier.
(Updated 5/8/14) |