Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson he'll play Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, according to Tania Ganguli of ESPN. Johnson is dealing with a shin injury, but said that the injury feels better heading into this game than it did in Week 5.
Johnson sustained the injury in Week 4 against the Seattle Seahawks, despite caching nine passes for 110 yards. He played through the injury in Week 5 against the San Francisco 49ers, but only managed three receptions for 39 yards. The 49ers played well in that game, as Johnson was targeted 10 times. One pass that went his way was intercepted and returned for a touchdown.
The struggles of quarterback Matt Schaub were reflected in that pick six. He's had a rough season, and is the biggest reason that Johnson doesn't have a touchdown yet this season. Still, he could turn it around at any point, especially with a guy like Johnson.
Fantasy Impact: Johnson's status was never really in doubt, but this is good confirmation that he's feeling better. Johnson is one of the best receivers in the league and his touchdown drought should not last much longer. He's a must-start, as always.