Description: Braves 3B Chris Johnson left Saturday's game against San Francisco with a bruised right knee and didn't play on Sunday.
Insight: After a quick start (he was batting .438 as of April 18), Johnson has stumbled of late and is batting just .077 over the past 14 days (eight games). At this point fantasy owners should look elsewhere for third base help.
5/12/2013 9:19:00 AM
Description: Braves 3B Chris Johnson left Saturday's game against San Francisco with a bruised right knee and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants.
Insight: After a quick start (he was batting .438 as of April 18), Johnson has stumbled of late and is batting just .077 over the past 14 days (eight games).
5/8/2013 9:58:00 AM
Description: Braves 3B Chris Johnson sat out Tuesday to avoid a bad matchup, but should be back at the hot corner against Cincinnati starter Mike Leake as he owns a 1.119 OPS with a pair of home runs against the Reds' right-hander.
Insight: Johnson's average is coming back to reality after an extremely hot start (he was batting .438 as of April 18). He's currently hitting .323, but is hitless in his last 12 at-bats which should temper your excitement.
5/7/2013 10:08:00 AM
Description: Braves 3B Chris Johnson is hitless in nine at-bats versus Reds starter Homer Bailey including five strikeouts.
Insight: Johnson's average is coming back to reality after an extremely hot start (he was batting .438 as of April 18). He's currently hitting .323, but is hitless in his last 12 at-bats. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
5/3/2013 10:02:00 AM
Description: Braves 1B/3B Chris Johnson has picked up just one hit in 12 at-bats against Mets starter Shaun Marcum, who will be on the hill Friday.
Insight: That includes five strikeouts. Johnson's average is slowly coming back to reality after a hot start. He's hitting .352 but has been extremely fortunate with a .446 BABIP.
4/18/2013 10:41:00 PM
Description: Braves 1B/3B Chris Johnson is 16-for-30 (.533) with two homers and seven RBIs over his last seven games.
Insight: Johnson has been playing every day at first base with Freddie Freeman on the DL, but Freeman is expected to be activated Monday. Johnson will re-enter a third base platoon with Juan Francisco, who is batting .318 with three homers. It's a good problem for the Braves, but a bad one for fantasy owners.
4/14/2013 8:03:00 PM
Description: Braves 1B/3B Chris Johnson went 4-for-5 with two RBIs Sunday against the Nationals.
Insight: Johnson is batting .405 in 37 at-bats this season and will continue to play every day until Freddie Freeman returns to action.
9/24/2012 10:08:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Chris Johnson is doubtful for Monday's game against Colorado with a bruised left hand.
Insight: Johnson is batting .296 since coming to Arizona with seven homers. 34 RBI and a career best .864 OPS in 41 games. He's worth starting when he's in the lineup.
8/29/2012 10:30:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Chris Johnson is a career .500 hitter (7-for-14), against Cincinnati starter Mat Latos.
Insight: Johnson is batting .225 since coming to Arizona, including going hitless in his last eight at-bats, but this matchup could get him going again.
8/7/2012 10:34:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Chris Johnson has been unstoppable since he joined Arizona. In eight games, Johnson has four homers and 15 RBIs.
Insight: Johnson had two hits Tuesday against Pittsburgh, a two run homer and a three-run homer. The third baseman hit just eight homers in 92 games with Houston, so this explosion has come out of nowhere. Feel free to add Johnson and ride out the hot streak, but he's unlikely to play at this level for an extended period of time.
7/29/2012 3:36:00 PM
Description: Chris Johnson is headed to Arizona. The third baseman was acquired from Houston for outfielders Bobby Borchering and Marc Krauss on Sunday.
Insight: Johnson (.279, 8 HRs, 41 RBIs) isn't a top-tier fantasy third baseman by any means but he's certainly worth taking a look at if you're competing in a deeper league.
7/4/2012 11:28:00 AM
Description: Houston third baseman Chris Johnson is expected to miss Wednesday's game against Pittsburgh with a strained left lat muscle.
Insight: Johnson (.280, 6 HR, 34 RBI) has been slumping this week going just 2-for-11 in his last three games. There are enough fantasy-worthy third baseman that Johnson is primarily depth on most fantasy rosters.
7/1/2012 2:17:00 PM
Description: Houston third baseman Chris Johnson won't be on the field Sunday when the Astros take on the Cubs in the final game of a three game series.
Insight: Johnson (.280, 6 HRs, 34 RBIs) reached base in three of his four trips to the plate Saturday in a 3-2 loss to the Cubs.
6/29/2012 1:37:00 PM
Description: Astros third baseman Chris Johnson could be in for a rough afternoon at Wrigley Field on Friday. He's 1-12 (.083) with a pair of strikeouts in his career against Chicago starter Paul Maholm.
Insight: Johnson (.280, 6 HRs, 34 RBIs) is having a decent season for Houston but he can't be trusted Friday against Maholm.
6/24/2012 6:23:00 PM
Description: Houston third baseman Chris Johnson went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs Sunday against Cleveland.
Insight: Prior to Sunday, Johnson hadn't homered since May 21. He does have 10 hits in his last 20 at-bats, though that stretch likely won't last long.
6/9/2012 10:40:00 AM
Description: Houston third baseman Chris Johnson left Friday's game against the Chicago White Sox with stomach nausea. He'll be day-to-day.
Insight: Johnson has been solid this season, batting .286 with 24 runs, 5 HR, and 27 RBI and could be a useful fill-in for some of the many injured third baseman.
5/3/2012 9:44:00 AM
Description: Chris Johnson went 4-for-4 with two homers and six RBIs on Wednesday against the Mets.
Insight: Don't confuse one big game with extended fantasy relevance. Johnson had a .683 OPS with no homers in his first 86 at-bats, but yesterday's effort inflated his average to .311 and his OPS to .807.
5/21/2011 9:47:00 AM
Description: Chris Johnson hit his 5th homer of the year in the 9th inning of Blue Jays closer Frank Francisco to give the Astros the 5-2 win.
Insight: Johnson might be worth a look now with all of the injuries at the hot corner this year including Wright, Zimmerman, and Sandoval.
9/6/2010 7:48:00 PM
Description: Chris Johnson had two hits including his seventh home run of the season today in a 5-4 loss to the Cubs.
Insight: Johnson has a .325 average and has been a valuable free agent pickup for any owner that gambled on him about a month ago. He doesn't have a lot of power but he is Houston's 3B of the future for now.
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