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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: 27

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 HOU 11 77 235 3.1 1 35 28 249 8.9 1 60.4 5.5
2020 (Projected) HOU   94 387 4.1 2   43 386 9.0 3 107.3  

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
RB3RB4 C.J. Prosise
RB4RB3 Buddy Howell
RB5FB1 Cullen Gillaspia
RB6RB5 Scottie Phillips
Texans Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Duke Johnson, Prosise ruled out for Texans
Will not travel
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Dec 19, 2:12 pm

Houston Texans
Houston #Texans CB Phillip Gaines (knee), RB Duke Johnson (neck), RB C.J. Prosise and CB John Reid (neck) will not travel with the team to Indianapolis and have been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Colts. #HOUvsIND (Texans PR on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With his top two backups ruled out, this paves the way for David Johnson to have a workhorse role for the Texans against the Colts. Outside of Derrick Henry, the Colts have done a decent job against opposing RBs but given the volume, David is an easy RB2 with RB1 upside if he can find the endzone.


Injury David Johnson misses practice Friday
Personal issue, could miss Week 14
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Dec 11, 11:34 am

Houston Texans
Romeo Crennel said David Johnson missed practice for a personal issue and there's a possibility he might not travel to Chicago: 'He had to take care of that. We'll see if he's here today or not. We have to see how this thing develops. There's a possibility that he could not go' (Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Duke Johnson is dealing with an illness, but assuming he recovers in time to play, he could be the starting running back for the Texans against the Bears. We should get word on David's ability no later than Saturday afternoon.


Injury David Johnson on track to play in Week 13
Missed last three games with a concussion
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Dec 4, 12:30 pm

Houston Texans
Texans' David Johnson on track to play against Colts (Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Johnson was placed on IR with a concussion back in Week 10 and has missed the last three games. His return will make Duke Johnson and undesirable flex option against the Colts. David has yet to crack 100 yards rushing in any game and has 4 total TDs on the season.


Injury David Johnson placed on IR
C.J. Prosise promoted to active roster
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Nov 14, 2:19 pm

Houston Texans
Texans placed David Johnson on injured reserve with a concussion, activated A.J. Moore (hamstring) from injured reserve-designated for return, signed C.J. Prosise to active roster, elevated Nate Hall (COVID-19 replacement), elevated Corey Liuget and Greg Mancz (Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The addition of Prosise will give the Texans some depth behind starter Duke Johnson. Duke projects to see the bulk of the running back work in Week 10 which could be a windy, weather game against the Browns.


Injury David Johnson misses practice Thursday
Not expected to play in Week 10
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Nov 12, 2:00 pm

Houston Texans
Not practicing for Texans: David Johnson (concussion), Senio Kelemete (concussion) and Charles Omenihu (strained hamstring). Dylan Cole (back) returned to practice Thursday. Johnson is expected to be out Sunday. (Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With David Johnson out, we should get a healthy dose of Duke Johnson who posted a 16-41-1, 4-32 line last week against the Jaguars. The Browns are middle of the pack in fantasy points allowed to running backs.



2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at KC L 20-34 5 14 2.8 0 1 0 0 - 0 1.4
4 MIN L 23-31 5 24 4.8 0 4 3 21 7.0 0 4.5
5 JAC W 30-14 3 8 2.7 0 1 1 11 11.0 0 1.9
6 at TEN L 36-42 4 9 2.3 0 2 1 2 2.0 0 1.1
7 GB L 20-35 1 -1 -1.0 0 5 5 43 8.6 0 4.2
9 at JAC W 27-25 16 41 2.6 1 4 4 32 8.0 0 13.3
10 at CLE L 7-10 14 54 3.9 0 1 0 0 - 0 5.4
11 NE W 27-20 10 15 1.5 0 5 3 20 6.7 0 3.5
12 at DET W 41-25 9 37 4.1 0 4 3 43 14.3 1 14.0
13 IND L 20-26 2 8 4.0 0 6 6 24 4.0 0 3.2
14 at CHI L 7-36 8 26 3.3 0 2 2 53 26.5 0 7.9

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

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