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Running Back, Houston Texans

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Draft: 2015 Round 3 (13)
College: Miami
Ht: 5’9”  Wt: 207 DOB: 1993-09-23 Age: 26
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#27 4 5.09

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2015 CLE 16 104 379 3.6 0 74 61 534 8.8 2 103.3 6.5
2016 CLE 16 74 366 4.9 1 74 53 514 9.7 0 94.0 5.9
2017 CLE 16 82 348 4.2 4 93 74 693 9.4 3 146.1 9.1
2018 CLE 16 40 201 5.0 0 62 47 429 9.1 3 81.0 5.1
2019 HOU 6 37 239 6.5 0 17 11 105 9.5 1 40.4 6.7
2019 (Projected) HOU   148 665 4.5 4   43 397 9.2 2 142.2  

2019 Outlook
Depth Chart
I have as asterisk next to Johnson, because frankly I'm not sure he'll be on the team by the time this article goes live on the site. He's demanded a trade multiple times this offseason, but things have yet to move on that front. An afterthought in the run game, Johnson continued to be a key cog in the short passing game with 49 receptions for 429 yards. Unfortunately, those final numbers amounted to career lows for the 5th year back. Two straight off-seasons the Browns have looked to the draft or free agency to fill their running back needs, and clearly view Johnson as nothing more than a change of pace back. And for as long as he remains on the roster, that's what he will be. I anticipate Johnson remaining on the team into training game as injury insurance, but likely being dealt sometime in late August before roster cut downs. He's undraftable if he stays on Cleveland and Chubb is healthy, but keep an eye out if he gets dealt. He's shown the ability to catch 60+ passes in a season, and that alone can return RB3 value.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Carlos Hyde
RB2RB2 Duke Johnson
RB3RB3 Taiwan Jones
RB4RB4 Buddy Howell
RB5FB1 Cullen Gillaspia
RB6RB1 Lamar Miller
Texans Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Carlos Hyde traded to Texans
Chiefs get G Martinas Rankin in return
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Aug 31, 3:49 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Another Texans’ trade: Houston is trading G Martinas Rankin to Kansas City for RB Carlos Hyde, per league source. Houston gets the RB help it needs. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Carlos Hyde has been pegged for over a week as a roster cut but instead the Chiefs are able to get something in return from Houston is seeking veteran experience at the running back position after Lamar Miller's ACL injury. Duke Johnson remains the RB to own in Houston, but Hyde is worth a late-round flier in redraft leagues.


Injury Texans fear torn ACL for Lamar Miller
MRI to confirm but Miller expected to miss 2019 season
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Aug 24, 9:45 pm

Houston Texans
The Houston Texans fear starting running back Lamar Miller suffered a torn left ACL during Saturday's preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. He will undergo an MRI to confirm the tear. Miller is entering the last season of a four-year contract. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: The Texans are now thin at running back with Duke Johnson and UDFA Damarea Crockett and Taiwan Jones at the top of the depth chart. They'll likely bring in a free agent but Duke's fantasy value is on the rise.


Dontrell Hilliard looking at increased role
Browns didn't use undrafted rookie last season
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Aug 13, 8:30 am

Cleveland Browns
Dontrell Hilliard didn’t take a handoff last year as an undrafted rookie running back, but the news of the Browns’ trade of Duke Johnson Jr. to the Houston Texans on Thursday showed the confidence the Browns have in Hilliard as the likely running mate to starter Nick Chubb. “I feel real comfortable,” Hilliard said. “Anytime my number is called, I can be the guy, so I have no doubt in my mind I can fill a more important role. It’s a competitive game, and that move they made opened an opportunity for me, and I’m going to take advantage of it.” (ClevelandBrowns.com)

FFToday's Take: Hilliard is in line to begin the season behind Chubb on the depth chart, should have opportunities as a pass-catching running back used mostly on third down plays, and get the occasional carry. Hilliard's value will take a hit once Kareem Hunt returns from an eight-game suspension, but for now he’s the primary backup and is worth a close look in deeper PPR leagues.


Duke Johnson traded to Texans
For undisclosed draft pick in 2020
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Aug 8, 10:45 am

Cleveland Browns
#Browns trade Duke Johnson to Houston #Texans for undisclosed draft pick in 2020. (Mary Kay Cabot on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Texans recently released D'Onta Foreman leaving them short on experience at running back. Despite the Browns head coach and GM stating Johnson had a role with the team, they ultimately grant the players wish for a trade. This is a decent landing spot for Johnson's fantasy value who should slide in as the backup behind Lamar Miller.



2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at NO L 28-30 9 57 6.3 0 5 4 33 8.3 0 9.0
2 JAC W 13-12 6 31 5.2 0 1 0 0 - 0 3.1
3 at LAC W 27-20 2 2 1.0 0 3 2 22 11.0 0 2.4
4 CAR L 10-16 6 56 9.3 0 3 2 22 11.0 0 7.8
5 ATL W 53-32 9 59 6.6 0 1 1 8 8.0 0 6.7
6 at KC W 31-24 5 34 6.8 0 4 2 20 10.0 1 11.4

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 PIT T 21-21 5 17 3.4 0 6 1 8 8.0 0 2.5
2 at NO L 18-21 3 3 1.0 0 2 2 7 3.5 0 1.0
3 NYJ W 21-17 2 9 4.5 0 2 2 24 12.0 0 3.3
4 at OAK L 42-45 2 11 5.5 0 6 4 45 11.3 0 5.6
5 BAL W 12-9 5 35 7.0 0 1 1 7 7.0 0 4.2
6 LAC L 14-38 2 36 18.0 0 5 4 73 18.3 0 10.9
7 at TB L 23-26 1 -4 -4.0 0 4 4 23 5.8 0 1.9
8 at PIT L 18-33 2 0 0.0 0 3 2 16 8.0 0 1.6
9 KC L 21-37 1 8 8.0 0 9 9 78 8.7 2 20.6
10 ATL W 28-16 3 15 5.0 0 4 4 31 7.8 1 10.6
12 at CIN W 35-20 2 16 8.0 0 2 1 23 23.0 0 3.9
13 at HOU L 13-29 0 0 - 0 3 2 12 6.0 0 1.2
14 CAR W 26-20 2 -6 -3.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 -0.6
15 at DEN W 17-16 4 28 7.0 0 5 4 25 6.3 0 5.3
16 CIN W 26-18 2 12 6.0 0 6 6 54 9.0 0 6.6
17 at BAL L 24-26 4 21 5.3 0 4 1 3 3.0 0 2.4

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 PIT L 18-21 0 0 - 0 5 2 20 10.0 0 2.0
2 at BAL L 10-24 4 21 5.3 0 6 3 59 19.7 0 8.0
3 at IND L 28-31 2 23 11.5 1 7 6 81 13.5 0 16.4
4 CIN L 7-31 4 13 3.3 1 10 9 47 5.2 0 12.0
5 NYJ L 14-17 6 20 3.3 0 3 3 63 21.0 1 14.3
6 at HOU L 17-33 5 40 8.0 0 5 3 -1 -0.3 0 3.9
7 TEN L 9-12 7 26 3.7 0 7 6 45 7.5 0 7.1
8 MIN L 16-33 6 33 5.5 0 5 4 10 2.5 0 4.3
10 at DET L 24-38 10 54 5.4 0 6 6 34 5.7 0 8.8
11 JAC L 7-19 2 10 5.0 0 6 4 56 14.0 1 12.6
12 at CIN L 16-30 6 35 5.8 0 5 4 32 8.0 0 6.7
13 at LAC L 10-19 7 2 0.3 0 4 2 10 5.0 0 1.2
14 GB L 21-27 6 8 1.3 0 4 4 41 10.3 1 10.9
15 BAL L 10-27 7 23 3.3 1 7 5 40 8.0 0 12.3
16 at CHI L 3-20 4 20 5.0 0 7 7 81 11.6 0 10.1
17 at PIT L 24-28 6 20 3.3 1 6 6 75 12.5 0 15.5

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