Player Points - Andre Johnson
By Chase Stuart
May 11th, 2010

Andre Johnson has been a fantasy superstar ever since Matt Schaub came to Houston. He's led the NFL in receiving yards in each of the past two seasons; he was the #1 fantasy WR under any scoring system in 2009 and was the #1 or #2 fantasy receiver depending on your scoring system in 2008. Johnson also played like a fantasy star in 2007, but he missed time due to injury; he still managed to lead the NFL in receiving yards per game that season, and ranked #2 in fantasy points per game.

Johnson's been at his best when catching passes form Matt Schaub; in his 32 career games when Schaub was the starting quarterback, Johnson has averaged 105.5 receptions, 1,618 yards and 10.0 touchdowns per 16 games. How good is that? It's the most by any receiver-quarterback tandem in NFL history. Schaub and Johnson have huge advantages that other pairings don't: they play in the most pass-friendly era in NFL history, both players have been in the primes of their career at the same time (and thus avoided the low-production early and late years), and they've only played in 32 games. Still, it's hard to ignore how impressive Johnson and Schaub have been. If they both start 16 games this season, Johnson will only need 1,052 yards to maintain his place at the top of the list below. It shows the average number of receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns per 16 by the top QB-WR pairings since 1950.

Quarterback
Wide Receiver
GMS
REC
RECYD
TD
FP/16G
Matt Schaub
Andre Johnson
32
105.5
1618
10.0
274.6
Scott Mitchell
Herman Moore
57
108.1
1429
10.7
260.9
Joe Montana
Jerry Rice
72
82.2
1409
13.1
260.7
Tom Brady
Randy Moss
33
90.7
1393
17.9
292.3
Daunte Culpepper
Randy Moss
68
92.0
1367
12.7
258.9
Jake Delhomme
Steve Smith
71
91.5
1361
9.0
235.9
Jeff Garcia
Terrell Owens
64
97.0
1354
12.5
258.9
Joe Namath
Don Maynard
75
68.9
1354
9.4
226.2
Jay Schroeder
Gary Clark
36
80.9
1352
7.1
218.3
Kurt Warner
Larry Fitzgerald
56
100.0
1341
11.7
254.4
Tom Brady
Wes Welker
31
124.4
1329
6.2
232.2
Y.A. Tittle
Del Shofner
40
70.4
1328
12.0
240.0
Warren Moon
Cris Carter
39
117.7
1319
11.1
257.2
Frank Tripucka
Lionel Taylor
37
106.8
1315
9.1
239.4
Carson Palmer
Chad Ochocinco
80
88.0
1314
8.0
223.4
Steve Young
Jerry Rice
111
92.1
1312
12.0
249.0
Tony Romo
Terrell Owens
38
82.1
1310
13.5
252.9
George Blanda
Charley Hennigan
71
81.1
1304
9.9
230.5
Peyton Manning
Marvin Harrison
158
97.7
1304
11.5
248.5
Lynn Dickey
James Lofton
81
67.0
1304
6.1
200.6
Brian Griese
Rod Smith
48
101.7
1304
8.0
229.2
Kurt Warner
Torry Holt
49
77.7
1300
6.2
206.1
Troy Aikman
Michael Irvin
123
83.4
1294
7.0
213.3
Kurt Warner
Anquan Boldin
48
103.0
1292
8.3
230.7
Tom Flores
Art Powell
39
68.1
1288
16.4
261.3
Dan Fouts
John Jefferson
42
73.9
1282
13.7
247.4
Matt Ryan
Roddy White
30
86.4
1275
9.1
225.1
Brett Favre
Sterling Sharpe
45
104.5
1274
14.2
265.0
Marc Bulger
Torry Holt
87
93.6
1259
8.8
225.7
Jay Cutler
Brandon Marshall
36
97.8
1255
6.2
211.7
Kurt Warner
Isaac Bruce
49
78.4
1253
8.5
215.4
Jeff Hostetler
Tim Brown
55
86.7
1249
8.7
220.6
Mark Brunell
Jimmy Smith
109
89.4
1249
6.9
211.0
Jeff George
Terance Mathis
33
97.9
1248
11.2
240.7
Aaron Rodgers
Greg Jennings
31
76.9
1245
6.7
203.2
Aaron Brooks
Joe Horn
78
85.7
1240
8.0
214.9
Sonny Jurgensen
Tommy McDonald
36
66.2
1232
12.0
228.3
Tommy Maddox
Hines Ward
31
98.6
1224
9.8
230.6
Warren Moon
Jake Reed
39
79.6
1222
7.0
203.8
Fran Tarkenton
Homer Jones
40
54.4
1204
8.4
198.0
Tony Eason
Stanley Morgan
44
68.4
1198
7.3
197.6
Jim Everett
Henry Ellard
100
72.3
1192
5.4
188.0
Matt Hasselbeck
Darrell Jackson
63
80.5
1191
8.6
211.1
Kerry Collins
Amani Toomer
68
76.2
1188
6.6
196.4
Don Meredith
Bob Hayes
47
60.3
1186
12.9
226.4
Drew Brees
Marques Colston
55
82.6
1184
9.6
217.3
Warren Moon
Drew Hill
95
76.0
1180
7.2
199.4
Jon Kitna
Roy E. Williams
32
80.5
1179
6.5
197.1
Don Majkowski
Sterling Sharpe
44
76.4
1174
6.5
194.8
Chad Pennington
Laveranues Coles
38
91.4
1173
7.6
208.5
Bill Kenney
Carlos Carson
60
63.5
1172
6.4
187.3
Daryle Lamonica
Warren Wells
48
51.0
1169
13.3
222.4
Dan Fouts
Wes Chandler
74
69.4
1165
7.4
195.3
Chris Miller
Andre Rison
35
86.4
1164
11.9
230.9
Jake Plummer
David Boston
49
74.4
1162
5.9
188.7
Brad Johnson
Keyshawn Johnson
38
89.3
1162
3.4
181.1
Jon Kitna
Chad Ochocinco
40
78.0
1153
6.8
195.1
Drew Bledsoe
Terry Glenn
83
78.3
1153
6.0
190.2
Steve Beuerlein
Muhsin Muhammad
45
94.2
1150
6.0
198.4
Charley Johnson
Sonny Randle
46
62.3
1150
11.8
217.1
Elvis Grbac
Derrick Alexander
35
66.3
1148
5.9
183.6
Ron Jaworski
Mike Quick
54
64.6
1141
11.0
212.2
Stan Humphries
Tony Martin
50
77.1
1140
9.3
208.2
Ken Anderson
Cris Collinsworth
47
74.2
1138
5.4
183.6
Carson Palmer
T.J. Houshmandzadeh
61
95.2
1123
8.9
213.4
Dan Marino
Irving Fryar
34
70.1
1122
7.5
192.5
Wade Wilson
Anthony Carter
42
65.1
1121
4.2
169.8
Jake Plummer
Rob Moore
32
71.5
1121
7.5
192.8
Jeff Blake
Carl Pickens
66
85.1
1117
11.6
224.0
Danny White
Tony Hill
76
66.9
1116
7.4
189.3
Marc Bulger
Isaac Bruce
67
75.5
1115
5.5
182.2
Scott Mitchell
Brett Perriman
39
89.8
1115
6.6
195.8
Joe Namath
George Sauer
65
67.7
1109
5.9
180.2
Drew Bledsoe
Eric Moulds
45
89.6
1108
5.7
189.7
Peyton Manning
Reggie Wayne
136
79.5
1105
7.4
194.7

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