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13 Steve Johnson WR
Height/Weight: 6-2/207 | Birthdate: 7/22/1986 | Birthplace: San Francisco, CA, USA | Team: San Francisco | College: Kentucky | NFL Experience: 7 | Owned/Started%: 21/3 | Average Draft Position: 152.85
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49ers' Stevie Johnson held to three catches in Week 10 win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) 49ers wide receiver Steve Johnson caught all three of his targets during the 49ers’ 27-24 overtime win against the Saints in Week 10.

Johnson finished with 43 receiving yards on three receptions. 

In Week 11, the 49ers play at the New York Giants.


Anquan Boldin leads 49ers receivers in Week 9 loss vs. Rams


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin was featured in the passing game Sunday, recording a team-high six receptions and 93 yards while scoring the offense's only touchdown in his team's 13-10 loss to the Rams in Week 9.

Boldin drifted past the coverage as quarterback Colin Kaepernick scrambled on a second-quarter play, snagging a pass while wide open at the 10-yard line and racing into the end zone for the 27-yard score. It's the second time in three weeks he's managed to deliver at least 90 yards and a touchdown.

The rest of the team's passing attack was largely held at bay in the loss, with Steve Johnson catching three passes on five targets for 41 yards and Michael Crabtree managing just 40 yards while grabbing five of his nine targets. Tight end Vernon Davis could only deliver two catches for 19 yards on three targets, and no other receiver caught more than one pass.

The 49ers will hope to bounce back in Week 10 when they head to New Orleans to square off with the Saints.


Broncos rule three as questionable for Week 9


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) The Broncos have ruled Quinton Carter, Virgil Green and Steve Johnson as questionable Week 9 against the Patriots. 

Carter is dealing with a hamstring injury, but was unable to practice Friday. Both Green and Johnson were limited in practice Friday. Green has a calf injury. Johnson is dealing with an ankle issue. 


Steve Johnson: 49ers receivers aren't a 'bunch of pansies'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2014) 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
(10/22/2014) 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
(10/20/2014) 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
(10/20/2014) 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
(10/19/2014) 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).


49ers TE Vernon Davis, WR Steve Johnson ruled probable Week 7


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) 49ers tight end Vernon Davis and wide receiver Steve Johnson were both ruled probable for Week 7 at Denver, according to the team's official website. Both players were full participant in practice on Friday and are expected to play Sunday. Davis is recovering from a nagging back injury while Johnson is dealing with a hip injury. 

49ers WR Steve Johnson limited in practice Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/15/2014) 49ers wide receiver Steve Johnson (hip) was limited in practice Wednesday. Johnson suffered his injury while recovering an onside kick in Week 6.

Steve Johnson hurt recovering onside kick


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/14/2014) 49ers wideout Steve Johnson told reporters he took a blow to his hip while recovering an onside kick near the end of Monday's win over the Rams. Johnson, however, said he's not counting himself out for Week 7 at Denver.

Johnson caught five passes for 53 yards against St. Louis. He drew six targets, the second-most he's gotten this season.


Steve Johnson making the most of his opportunities


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) For the second straight week, 49ers receiver Steve Johnson caught his only pass for a touchdown. Johnson beat Kansas City for a 9-yard score right before halftime.

Johnson drew just two targets for the second straight week. He'll play the Rams in Week 6 on Monday Night Football.


Steve Johnson makes his one catch count


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) 49ers receiver Steve Johnson made a spectacular 12-yard touchdown catch in the win over the Eagles, tapping his toes just inside the pylon. It was Johnson's only reception on two targets.

He'll play the Chiefs in Week 5.


Steve Johnson complicates 49ers' receiving corps


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/25/2014) After looking every bit like the third wide receiver for an offense that can't sustain three wide receivers in Weeks 1 and 2, catching a combined four passes for 39 yards, Steve Johnson came out of nowhere with nine catches for 103 yards Week 3 at Arizona, raising a bunch of questions about the 49ers receiving corps.

The offense still isn't built to sustain three wide receivers, but the only way we can count on any of them in Fantasy is if we figure out who's going to play the biggest role.

Michael Crabtree appears the one safe bet right now. He's had back-to-back good games and is obviously the most talented of the three. Anquan Boldin and Johnson, though, have been as predictable. Boldin had eight catches for 99 yards in Week 1, and Johnson obviously did what he did in Week 3. Incidentally, neither had a big game in Week 2, when quarterback Colin Kaepernick did a fine job spreading the ball to tight ends Derek Carrier and Vernon Davis as well.

Maybe the answer is that the 49ers offense isn't built to sustain even two wide receivers. That's kind of the way I'm leaning right now. In deeper leagues, I'd prefer Boldin just because he plays so many of the team's snaps -- more than Crabtree, even -- but I'm not looking for either him or Johnson on the waiver wire right now.


Steve Johnson steps up for 49ers Week 3


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) With tight end Vernon Davis sidelined Sunday, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick needed to find another option in the passing game to make up for Davis' lost production. He found that option in wide receiver Steve Johnson, who had his best game since signing with San Francisco in the offseason.

Johnson totaled a team-high 103 receiving yards on nine catches during a 23-14 loss Week 3 at Arizona. He caught every target thrown his way and his longest reception was 32 yards.

Sunday was the ninth time in Johnson's career he surpassed 100 receiving yards and first time since Week 2 of last season with Buffalo. The 49ers are back in action Week 4 vs. Philadelphia.


49ers get offensive contributions


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) The 49ers got contributions from a variety of players in their Week 2 loss to the Bears. Wideout Steve Johnson caught two of four targets for 26 yards, tight end Vance McDonald had a 9-yard reception and fullback Bruce Miller carried once for no gain.

Receiver Bruce Ellington was targeted once without a catch.


Steve Johnson checks in with two catches


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) San Francisco wide receiver Steve Johnson picked up two catches Sunday against the Cowboys.

Johnson wasn't a big part of the team's game plan, but made the most of his opportunities. He gained 33 yards on his two receptions, including a 21-yard catch. Johnson didn't make his first catch until late in the second quarter.

He'll take on the Bears Week 2. 


49ers undecided about No. 3 receiver


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Quinton Patton, not Steve Johnson, served as the 49ers' third receiver Sunday against the Chargers, notes the Sacramento Bee. Coach Jim Harbaugh told the paper that he hasn't decided who will fill that role during the season.

Johnson told the paper he's still working to build chemistry with quarterback Colin Kaepernick.


49ers not ready to award Steve Johnson No. 3 receiver role


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) The 49ers aren't ready to declare Steve Johnson as the team's No. 3 receiver. In fact, according to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, the team won't "put numbers" on their receivers. Johnson is fight Brandon Lloyd, Quinton Patton, and rookie Bruce Ellington for snaps this preseason.

When asked if Johnson is the third wideout, offensive coordinator Greg Roman said: "It depends. It depends. I think we'll have some flexibility there."

Kaepernick already fond of Steve Johnson


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/25/2014) 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick already likes what he sees from new receiver Steve Johnson, reports ESPN.

"He's another guy that's easy to throw to because he creates so much separation," Kaepernick said. "Very quick, very deceptive, and I'm happy he's on our side of the ball." 

Thursday, in the 49ers' first training camp practice, we could see why Kaepernick was so pleased that the 49ers' traded a mid-round pick next year to Buffalo for Johnson. He was all over the field and he was one of the bright lights of Day 1 of the 49ers' training camp.

The report says Johnson could be a huge key for the 49ers as Kaepernick tries to take their offense to the next level in 2014. Johnson is set to be the No. 3 receiver behind Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree. 


Steve Johnson will have to 'clearly win the job'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) 49ers receiver Steve Johnson, who turned 28 on Tuesday, is the frontrunner for the No. 3 job, "but he will have to clearly win the job due to his scheduled $3.925 million pay for this season," reports CSNBayArea.com. Johnson posted three straight 1,000-yard seasons before producing just 597 receiving yards in 12 games last year.

Brandon Lloyd on the tip of OC's tongue


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/18/2014) When speaking about the new additions to the 49ers offense, coordinator Greg Roman mentioned Brandon Lloyd before anyone else. 

"Brandon Lloyd has been out there every day, has done a great job of taking advantage of his opportunities," Roman said before adding, "Stevie Johnson is another guy."

Johnson is among several 49ers receivers not practicing during minicamp. That's helped Lloyd land first-team reps opposite Anquan Boldin. Lloyd has impressed and should have a good chance to make the roster and perhaps serve as a third receiver. 


Stevie Johnson says it's 'pick your poison' with 49ers receivers


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) The 49ers have 11 receivers on the roster, led by Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin, new acquisition Steve Johnson and second-year pro Quinton Patton. Johnson said it's going to be a nightmare for opposing defenses.

"Right now, we’re all ones," Johnson told the team's website. "The defense has gotta pick their poison, whether they’re going to double-team Anquan, whether they’re going to double-team Crab, Vernon (Davis), me, Q.P. is coming in – you gotta pick your poison."

Johnson figures to open the season as the No. 4 option behind Crabtree, Boldin and Davis.


Stevie Johnson's Fantasy value at the end of the line?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/9/2014) When you're the top receiver in Buffalo, you have a shot at 1,000 yards and lots of catches. But when you get traded from that spot to one where you're just another fish in a pond, your chances of being a stellar contributor decline. That's what's going on with Steve Johnson, who was traded from the Bills to the 49ers. 

Johnson joins a Niners team ripe with receiving talent. Michael Crabtree is a stud outside threat, Anquan Boldin has made his living in the slot but can also work outside. Quinton Patton is a young receiver with some wheels. And Vernon Davis is also in the mix. How, exactly, is Johnson supposed to come up with 1,000-plus yards and lots of touchdowns with that crew to work with? 

Answer: He's not. We've already seen his numbers tumble since his breakout 2010 season and last year his body didn't do him any favors after reportedly not working out during the offseason. We expect Johnson to play a complementary role with the Niners, more than likely in the slot. He's hard to get excited about. Johnson might be worth a late-round pick in drafts this summer. 


49ers acquire Stevie Johnson from Bills


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/9/2014) The Niners have traded a conditional pick in the 2015 draft to the Bills for receiver Stevie Johnson, sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter. The trade comes in the wake of Buffalo moving up in the draft to take Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins. 

Per Schefter, the pick is a fourth-rounder that could become a third-rounder based on incentives. 

Johnson played in just 12 games last season, catching 52 passes for 597 yards (and a four-year low 11.5 yards per catch) with three touchdowns. Word out of Buffalo was that the coaching staff grew tired of his injuries and lack of conditioning -- he reportedly didn't work out much last offseason.