April 9, 2019, 11:16 pmWesley JohnsonF/G, Washington Wizards
Wesley Johnson will be looking to find a new team this summer.
Johnson was dealt from New Orleans to Washington halfway through the year and largely fell off the map. When he was playing, he was pulling the usual low-end shtick with 0.4 steals, 0.3 blocks and 0.7 3-pointers in 14.3 mpg. Johnson ended up outside the top-400.
April 5, 2019, 10:11 pmWesley JohnsonF/G, Washington Wizards
The Wizards are waiving Wesley Johnson according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Johnson is a poor fit for the rebuilding Wizards team so this move comes as no surprise. He'll likely get a camp invite before next season kicks off.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
February 10, 2019, 1:50 amWesley JohnsonF/G, Washington Wizards
Wes Johnson scored 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting (including three treys) with one rebound, one assist and one block in 20 minutes off the bench on Saturday against the Bulls.
Bwwwahhhhh that's Scott Brooks' music! All kidding aside there's no real fantasy value here.
February 8, 2019, 9:40 pmWesley JohnsonF/G, Washington Wizards
Wes Johnson played 15 minutes off the bench but didn’t do much, scoring two points to go with a rebounds and a block in Friday’s easy win over the Cavs.
Johnson wouldn’t have gotten to 15 minutes if the game had been closer and aside from temporarily bumping San Dekker from the rotation (DNP-CD), there’s no reason you should be considering him in any format.
February 8, 2019, 4:15 pmBobby PortisF, Washington Wizards
Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker and Wes Johnson are all available to make their Wizards debut on Friday vs. the Cavs.
With Portis expected to get minutes and the five and Parker a better fit as a four, we’ll be watching how they impact Thomas Bryant, who was already losing minutes to the Wizards’ small-ball lineups, and Jeff Green who was excelling as a small-ball center.
February 6, 2019, 11:26 pmWesley JohnsonF/G, New Orleans Pelicans
Wesley Johnson is headed to the Wizards in exchange for Markieff Morris and a future second-round pick.
Johnson has not seen value for the Pelicans despite being short-handed in recent weeks, so it's unlikely a move to Washington will salvage his non-existent fantasy value.
Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter
December 2, 2018, 7:34 pmWesley JohnsonF/G, New Orleans Pelicans
Wesley Johnson drew the start on Sunday evening but wound up producing three points, two rebounds and a steal in just 15 minutes of action.
Johnson will be filling in for E'Twaun Moore but as tonight's line shows, he has extremely limited utility. Those of you who have played in deep leagues in the past know that Johnson can deliver some cash counters but he's going to be very tough to trust until he can regularly push 20 minutes.
November 28, 2018, 6:34 pmWesley JohnsonF/G, New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans have made a change to their starting lineup on Wednesday night, opting to replace Wesley Johnson with Tim Frazier.
It likely has to do with the matchup, as Johnson's size won't help too much against a Wizards group that's playing small these days. Frazier is a DFS punt if you think he'll be fired up against his old team but we're not expecting much.
Source: New Orleans Pelicans on Twitter
November 23, 2018, 11:45 pmWesley JohnsonF/G, New Orleans Pelicans
Wes Johnson scored three points on 1-of-4 shooting with six rebounds, one block and a trey over 24 minutes on Friday against the Knicks.
Johnson has struggled to stay in the conversation for 14-16 team leagues despite getting a somewhat solid 20 mpg this season.
November 19, 2018, 10:47 pmWesley JohnsonF/G, New Orleans Pelicans
Wesley Johnson slipped back into the starting lineup on Monday and produced five points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes of playing time.
Johnson will hold this role while Elfrid Payton is on the sidelines. Deep-league players will have around six weeks of Johnson's low-end productivity, so if you think you can be helped by a cash counter or two per game then feel free to make an add.
November 16, 2018, 9:04 pmElfrid PaytonG, New Orleans Pelicans
Elfrid Payton fractured the small finger on his left hand during Friday’s game and will not return.
That was fast. In his first game back from an ankle injury, Payton gets hit again with an ailment. We’re not yet sure of the long term prognosis, but Jrue Holiday and E’Twaun Moore will continue to start and get heavy usage. Wesley Johnson might rejoin the starting lineup but was at zero percent ownership and for good reason.
Source: Jennifer Hale on Twitter
November 7, 2018, 10:58 pmWesley JohnsonF/G, New Orleans Pelicans
Wesley Johnson joined the Pelicans' starters again on Wednesday and did his part with 12 points, four rebounds, two treys, two dimes and one steal in 24 minutes.
Johnson is just a deep-league option right now and his short-term value is tied to the absence of Elfrid Payton (ankle), so act accordingly. E'Twaun Moore added eight points and four assists in 31 minutes.
November 4, 2018, 12:36 amWesley JohnsonF/G, New Orleans Pelicans
Wesley Johnson started at small forward and put up just three points, five rebounds, one block and one trey in 21 minutes on Saturday against the Spurs.
Johnson can creep up into some late-round value when everything is going well but he's only worth tracking in 16-20 team formats.
October 19, 2018, 8:14 pmWesley JohnsonF/G, New Orleans Pelicans
Wesley Johnson is inactive for the Pelicans for Friday night’s game against the Kings.
Johnson was acquired less than a week ago so they probably want him to go through a practice or two before getting in a game. New Orleans’ bench is a little deeper than last season so there’s some doubt as to how much time Johnson can get.
Source: Jim Eichenhofer on Twitter
October 16, 2018, 1:19 pmWesley JohnsonF/G, New Orleans Pelicans
Wesley Johnson was recently acquired via trade by the Pelicans and is unlikely to suit up against the Rockets on Wednesday.
Johnson is not worth owning outside the deepest of leagues right now, but is worth keeping an eye on. Only average starter E'Twuan Moore sits above him on the depth chart and the Pelicans are the stat wealthiest team in basketball. One injury or some bad games from Moore could open up some serious wealth for the defensive specialist in the future.
Source: Wesley Johnson on Twitter