As we inch toward the new season, the ever-changing NFL landscape has player fantasy values constantly on the move. Whether you’re used to the dynasty platform or are still learning the dynasty rules, let’s dive into the latest dynasty value of Juwan Johnson.
Juwan Johnson’s Dynasty Outlook and Value
In 2020, the Saints took a shot on Johnson as a UDFA. He is a shining example of why teams take shots on athletic players.
Johnson is an incredible athlete, running a 4.58 40-yard dash at 6’4″, 230 pounds. He also possesses above-average burst and upper-echelon agility.
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Johnson was an older rookie in 2020 at 24, but tight ends have longer shelf lives anyway. If what we saw this past season was an indicator of what’s to come, Johnson can be a fantasy-relevant tight end for another six to eight years.
The uber-athletic TE only averaged 8.4 ppg, but he also opened the season behind Adam Trautman. Johnson was the ultimate touchdown-or-bust tight end, but isn’t every non-elite player at the position nowadays? In games in which he scored, he was a TE1 every time. He hit paydirt in five contests (for seven total touchdowns).
Juwan Johnson’s Fantasy Ranking
Johnson was a restricted free agent this offseason. Given his performance, he unsurprisingly earned himself a raise. The Saints brought him back for two years and $12 million. He is poised to enter the 2023 season as their primary tight end. Even with a two-year deal, we can feel more confident in him as a viable fantasy TE1/2 for the foreseeable future.
We have Johnson at TE22 (No. 171 overall) in our dynasty Superflex rankings. He’s not necessarily someone I’m going out of my way to pursue, but Johnson is a serviceable tight end for those in need of someone at the position. You could certainly do worse than him in dynasty startup drafts.