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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
#39 7 14.02

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 16 83 410 4.9 2 62 44 410 9.3 3 112.0 7.0
2020 (Projected) HOU   94 387 4.1 2   50 446 8.9 3 113.3  

2020 Outlook
Depth Chart
Duke Johnson remains a useful PPR back, even though his receiving numbers have decreased a bit from his early years in Cleveland. He received 62 targets for the second consecutive season, catching 44 of them in 2019 for 410 yards and three touchdowns. He saw his rushes double from 2018 to 2019, carrying the ball 83 times for 410 yards (4.9 yards per rush). That efficiency is the reason many Duke Johnson fans have been saying for years that he deserves a larger share of his team's rushing load. However, it is difficult to judge how much of his healthy yards-per-carry average is due to teams defending against the pass when he's on the field.

Both Cleveland and Houston have used Johnson in the same ways, so we can probably assume his role will be similar - passing down back with a few carries per game thrown in to keep the defense off-balance. He is effective in the role, and may see a few more targets this year, since Hopkins is out of town and since Johnson has the ability to line up all over the field.

However, the opposite argument can also be made since David Johnson has far more skill in the passing game than does Carlos Hyde. It is possible that if we do see a David Johnson resurgence in 2020, Duke Johnson is relegated to a pure backup role and sees far fewer touches. However, I expect that O'Brien and Kelly will run the offense in a very similar fashion to the past few years, and that Duke will remain a usable, if unspectacular, PPR option.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 David Johnson
RB2RB2 Duke Johnson
RB3RB3 Buddy Howell
RB4FB1 Cullen Gillaspia
Texans Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
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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
7 at IND L 23-30 7 34 4.9 0 5 2 22 11.0 0 5.6
8 LV W 27-24 3 1 0.3 0 5 4 33 8.3 1 9.4
9 at JAC W 26-3 7 13 1.9 1 5 5 68 13.6 0 14.1
11 at BAL L 7-41 6 40 6.7 0 2 2 4 2.0 0 4.4
12 IND W 20-17 5 22 4.4 0 1 1 8 8.0 0 3.0
13 NE W 28-22 9 36 4.0 0 6 5 54 10.8 1 15.0
14 DEN L 24-38 1 5 5.0 0 8 6 40 6.7 0 4.5
15 at TEN W 24-21 2 4 2.0 0 3 2 19 9.5 0 2.3
16 at TB W 23-20 2 4 2.0 0 4 1 12 12.0 0 1.6
17 TEN L 14-35 4 12 3.0 1 6 5 45 9.0 0 11.7
WC BUF W 22-19 3 38 12.7 0 3 3 30 10.0 0 6.8
DP at KC L 31-51 1 11 11.0 0 8 5 23 4.6 0 3.4
WC = Wild-Card DP = Divisional Playoff

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 LV 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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