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Shaq Johnson

Wide Receiver  BC Lions

Height:   5' 10''   Weight:   178

January 19, 2018    Shaq Johnson News

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Johnson agreed to a one-year deal with the Lions on Friday.

Johnson will return to BC for a third straight season after being selected in the fourth round of the 2016 CFL Draft by the team. Last year, he caught 30 passes for 521 yards and two touchdowns while becoming the Lions' top receiving threat. Look for Johnson to increase his value in 2018 as the 24-year-old continues to develop.

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October 8, 2017

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Johnson caught four passes for 93 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 30-25 win over the Redblacks.

It's just his second TD of the year, and first since Week 4, while the four catches and 93 yards were both season highs for Johnson. Jonathon Jennings has started to turn his campaign around, posting two straight strong performances, and while better QB play should help the entire Lions passing game, Johnson remains purely a complementary option behind Emmanuel Arceneaux and Bryan Burnham.

August 13, 2017

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Johnson notched two receptions for 73 yards in Sunday's 41-8 loss to the Riders.

Despite a very difficult night for the Lions' passing game overall, Johnson stepped up with his best receiving yardage total of the season. The 24-year-old hasn't notched more than three receptions in any game this season, but he's shown some big-play upside with catches of 36, 41 and Sunday's season-best 52 yards. The major obstacle to consistent fantasy production for Johnson at present is the wealth of targets in the team's air attack, but current injuries to Bryan Burnham (foot) and Nick Moore (undisclosed) could continue opening up opportunities in the short-term.

July 15, 2017

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Johnson posted 22 yards and a touchdown on three receptions in Saturday's 41-26 win over the Ti-Cats.

One week after establishing career bests in receptions and yardage, Johnson got into the end zone for the first time in his CFL career on an 11-yard catch-and-run in the first quarter. Johnson boasts sub-4.4 speed, so he certainly carries upside in the Lions' potent passing attack. He'll try to build on Saturday's effort when the Lions take on the Blue Bombers in Week 5.

July 6, 2017

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Johnson caught three passes for 51 yards in Thursday's 23-16 win over the Alouettes.

After catching one 41-yard bomb last week, Johnson got a couple of more targets from Jonathon Jennings in Thursday's victory. The 24-year-old still appears to be Jennings' third or fourth option in the passing game, however, making him a risky play even in a potentially juicy matchup next week against the Tiger-Cats.

June 23, 2017

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Johnson will start at wide receiver in Saturday's game against the Eskimos.

Johnson appeared in just two games for the Lions last year, but with fellow wide receiver Chris Williams (knee) opening the season on the injured list, Johnson will get a chance to make an impact right away for the Lions in 2017.