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Juwan Johnson questionable for Week 15 vs. Falcons

We break down the news that Juwan Johnson has an ankle injury. What it means for Week 15 and beyond.

Juwan Johnson #83 of the New Orleans Saints carries the ball during the first quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Caesars Superdome on November 20, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Friday PM Update: Johnson logged a third consecutive limited practice on Friday. While he was able to practice this week, he was unable to get off the injury report heading into the weekend. Johnson is listed as questionable for the game on Sunday.

Thursday update: Juwan Johnson got in a second straight day of limited practice. He hasn’t played since getting injured in Week 12, and did not practice prior to the team’s Week 14 bye. This shows progress, but we’ll need to see what Friday practice brings, as well as the final injury report.

We have made it to Week 15 of the NFL season. With the NFC South still up for grabs, the New Orleans Saints will take on the Atlanta Falcons. While the Saints have struggled on offense, one of their bright spots has been tight end Juwan Johnson. With guys like Michael Thomas and Jarvis Landry sidelined, he has been able to shine in the offense. Unfortunately, Johnson was limited on Wednesday with an ankle injury.

Fantasy football implications for Week 15

Johnson has suited up for 12 games this season. He has brought in 31 of his 49 targets for 349 yards and five touchdowns. If he is unable to play, quarterback Andy Dalton will be missing one of his best redzone threats in the offense. If Johnson is active, you could look at starting him in your fantasy football lineups. If he is inactive, you likely need to look elsewhere as, outside of Taysom Hill, it is hard to determine who could see the uptick in usage.