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Stevie Johnson returns to practice, could have fantasy value in Week 13, barring setback

Tom Szczerbowski

Stevie Johnson returned to Buffalo Bills practice on Monday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson was at practice on Monday, according to Mike Rodak of ESPN. Johnson is dealing with a groin injury that kept him out of the team's Week 11 game against the New York Jets. It's the second game Johnson missed this season.

The team is practicing on Monday because they're coming off a bye week and need to stay fresh. Typically, this Monday practice is light an unimportant in the grand scheme of things, so injured players are not rushed back to participate. The fact that Johnson was there seems to imply that he's on track for a Week 13 return.

Fellow starting receiver Robert Wood was also at practice. Woods missed the last two games with an ankle injury, meaning Marquise Goodwin was one of the starting receivers against the Jets. Either way, the Bills won that game handily so the damage was minimal.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson has been productive this season, with 41 receptions for 471 yards and three touchdowns. Woods has caught 26 passes for 349 yards and two touchdowns of his own. The Bills definitely need both players back. Johnson is the only one who is a real fantasy option, however. He does have a desirable fantasy matchup against the struggling Atlanta Falcons in Week 13 as well. If he stays on track he's an outside WR3 option for fantasy owners.

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