Stevie Johnson injury update: Bills WR practiced in full Friday, likely start for fantasy owners

Andy Lyons

Stevie Johnson practiced every day this week and will play in Week 7. We Break down the fantasy implications.

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson (back) practiced every day this week and will return to the field in Week 7 against the Miami Dolphins. He was limited earlier in the week but practiced in full on Thursday and Friday. He was inactive for the team's game last week against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fantasy Impact: Prior to quarterback E.J. Manuel going down, Johnson wasn't exactly having a year for the ages. He has 20 catches on the season for 254 yards and two touchdowns. He has one 100-yard game, as well. While quarterback Thad Lewis handled himself reasonably well against the Bengals, he will be playing on a bad foot and his injury along with his inexperience could easily deal a major blow to Johnson's fantasy value.

Johnson has only had two games in the entire season in which he has recorded more than three catches. Inexperience at the quarterback position usually translates into a heavier run game. Whether it is Manuel or Lewis under center, you can bet that the Bills don't want to put too much on their plate, so owners can expect to see plenty of runs. Johnson is a WR3 at best with limited upside.

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