Stevie Johnson did not practice Wednesday, still likely to play for fantasy owners

The Bills wide receiver did not practice on Wednesday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson (hip flexor) did not practice with the team on Wednesday, according to Bills reporter Joe Buscaglia. Johnson caught seven passes for 72 yards and his third touchdown of the season in the team's Week 8 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy impact: Johnson's performance against the Saints marked one of his better games of the season. Fantasy owners have to be happy with that, especially considering how much Johnson appeared to be limping throughout the game.

There is no doubt the Bill's best receiver has dropped in fantasy value over the last year and a bit. Perhaps some of that has to do with the injury to quarterback E.J. Manuel (knee).

That said, even with Manuel in the lineup, it seemed he had a better rapport with teammate Robert Woods than he did with Johnson.

Overall, Johnson has to be regarded as no more than a secondary receiver in fantasy leagues. He will face a tough Kansas City Chiefs defense in Week 9 and given his injury, fantasy owners may want to look elsewhere for a more favorable situation.

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