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  • James Johnson - F - Miami Heat

    James Johnson played just seven minutes in Wednesday's finale of a season that saw him regress and play just 55 games.

    Johnson had become a sneaky fantasy starter the last two seasons, but he was hurt often and lost five minutes per game this season. This dropped him outside the top-225. He's 32 and likely won't be a fantasy factor next season on the Heat.

  • James Johnson - F - Miami Heat

    James Johnson tallied 18 points, four rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in Sunday's 117-109 overtime loss to the Raptors.

    Johnson has now put together two good games in a row, but is still tough to trust moving forward. It will certainly help his case if he can retain 31 minutes to Kelly Olynyk's 16 and Derrick Jones Jr.'s four, but that's unlikely.

  • James Johnson - F - Miami Heat

    James Johnson was productive in 28 minutes off the bench on Friday, delivering 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting, adding two rebounds, five dimes, one triple and one steal.

    This was Johnson's best game out his last five and is tough to count on even as a spot add. It did help his cause tonight that Kelly Olynyk had an off night, failing to score with just four rebounds, one assist and two blocks to his name.

  • James Johnson - F - Miami Heat

    James Johnson only scored five points with three rebounds and two assists on 2-of-8 shooting in a win over the Knicks on Saturday.

    It was a bad game for Johnson tonight but he still has the potential to put up top-100 value especially when things are going well for him. He makes the most out of his minutes and the coaching staff trusts him to be a consistent contributor from the bench.

  • James Johnson - F - Miami Heat

    James Johnson put up 13 points with five rebounds and four assists on 5-of-8 shooting in a win over the Spurs on Wednesday.

    He hit three triples and added two steals to the box score. Over the past two games, he is top-30 value despite averaging just 19.4 minutes per game in those two games. He is not very reliable in fantasy, but he has the potential to be a top-100 value for the remainder of the season.

  • James Johnson - F - Miami Heat

    James Johnson scored 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting while adding three rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three steals on Monday.

    Johnson was crucial for the Heat as they fended off a Thunder team that was mounting a ferocious comeback. He hit some big shots late in the fourth and came up with huge defensive plays as well. Out of all of the wing players on the Heat, Johnson is one of the most unreliable so we're going to urge caution regarding rostering him.

  • James Johnson - F - Miami Heat

    James Johnson got back into the rotation on Sunday afternoon, posting six points, three rebounds, three assists, a block and two 3-pointers in 17 minutes against the Hornets.

    It's a nice display of what Johnson can bring to the table but we'll need to see him stick in the rotation when Justise Winslow (thigh) is healthy before considering him as a fantasy asset again. Rodney McGruder only played three minutes today, so perhaps he and Johnson flip spots.

  • Charles Cooke - F/G - Miami Heat

    The Miami heat have signed guard Charles Cooke of the G League Sioux Falls to a 10-day contract.

    The Heat needed another player to bring their active roster up to 14 players but Cooke can be ignored. That’s not a good sign for James Johnson coming back either as he’s missed the last 10 games despite being taken off of the injury report (left shoulder strain).

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • James Johnson - F - Miami Heat

    James Johnson (left shoulder strain) has been taken off the injury report ahead of Monday's game.

    Johnson was available for Saturday's matchup with the Nets but didn't see the court, so he may be out of the rotation at the moment. As such, he's not worth your attention outside of very deep leagues these days.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • James Johnson - F - Miami Heat

    James Johnson (left shoulder strain) is available for Saturday's game against Brooklyn.

    Johnson is returning from a four-game absence and with Kelly Olynyk also available, Derrick Jones Jr. might have trouble finding minutes. Johnson is just a deep-league option once he gets his legs under him.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • James Johnson - F - Miami Heat

    James Johnson (left shoulder strain) is questionable to play on Saturday against the Nets.

    Johnson has already missed four games with the shoulder injury and with Kelly Olynyk (ankle) also questionable, we might see a lot of Derrick Jones Jr., who is listed as probable, at the 4. We’ll have an update before the game tips off.

    Source: NBA.com

  • James Johnson - F - Miami Heat

    James Johnson (left shoulder sprain) is listed as out for Thursday's game vs. the Rockets.

    Kelly Olynyk and Derrick Jones Jr. will split the minutes again at power forward on Thursday. We will have to see how the lineups shake out, but with the Rockets' propensity to roll out smaller lineups, there is an opening for Jones Jr. to get the start tonight to match up.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter.

  • James Johnson - F - Miami Heat

    James Johnson (left shoulder sprain) will not play in Wednesday's matchup with the Warriors.

    Kelly Olynyk should start again, while Derrick Jones Jr. will have a chance to help absorb Johnson's minutes. This will be three straight on the sidelines for JJ, who has struggled to fight through a number of ailments this season.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • James Johnson - F - Miami Heat

    James Johnson (left shoulder sprain) is officially questionable to face the Warriors on Wednesday.

    Johnson has missed the previous two games and didn't practice on Tuesday. The Heat could certainly use a defensively-capable wing tomorrow night considering the matchup but Johnson hasn't done enough to warrant your attention in fantasy leagues this year. Kelly Olynyk will continue to see extra time for the duration of Johnson's absence.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • James Johnson - F - Miami Heat

    James Johnson (left shoulder sprain) did not participate in Tuesday's practice.

    Johnson, who has missed the last two games, missed Tuesday's practice, though he was spotted after practice doing light work. The light session after practice is a good indicator that he will return sometime soon but until then Kelly Olynyk will continue to start and handle extra minutes. After his performance in Monday's game, he is worth a look in DFS vs. the Warriors on Wednesday.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter