Andre Johnson with light performance, no need for fantasy owners' concern

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Andre Johnson labored through an injury-plagued game that ultimately resulted in a 30-9 loss to the Ravens. We break down the fantasy implications.

Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson caught five passes for 36 yards in the team's 30-9 loss to the Ravens.

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After sustaining a concussion in Week Two versus the Titans, the going wasn't any less rough for Johnson a week later when he sustained a shin bruise that sent him to the locker room. X-rays came back negative for Johnson, but after being unable to play without limping, his return to the game in the third quarter was a short-lived one.

Fantasy Spin: Johnson has had a long history of success versus the Ravens, and the team made it a point to get him plenty of looks early in the game. It's for that reason and that reason alone that Johnson's overall numbers were sapped, as the Texans would have likely padded his numbers after falling behind by a wide margin in the second half. Because the nature of the injury is not serious, Johnson ought to be at his usual form with a full week to recover. He does have a toxic matchup versus Richard Sherman and the Seahawks in Week Three, but Johnson's too talented to keep on the bench despite that.

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