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Running Back, Houston Texans

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Draft: 2015 Round 3 (22)
College: Northern Iowa
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 224 DOB: 1991-12-16 Age: 29

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 ARI 16 125 581 4.6 8 57 36 457 12.7 4 175.8 11.0
2016 ARI 16 293 1,239 4.2 16 120 80 879 11.0 4 331.8 20.7
2017 ARI 1 11 23 2.1 0 9 6 68 11.3 0 9.1 9.1
2018 ARI 16 258 940 3.6 7 76 50 446 8.9 3 198.6 12.4
2019 ARI 13 94 345 3.7 2 47 36 370 10.3 4 107.5 8.3
2020 HOU 12 147 691 4.7 6 46 33 314 9.5 2 148.5 12.4
2020 (Projected) HOU   214 854 4.0 5   47 399 8.5 3 173.3  

2020 Outlook
Depth Chart
It's been an interesting ride for David Johnson. He entered the league as a workout wonder from Northern Iowa, with many folks unsure whether his skills would translate to the NFL. He excelled right out of the gate as a special teams player and a passing down back, and was given 125 carries as a rookie. He was so successful that he was made the starter in 2016 and took the league by storm, scoring 20 touchdowns and putting up over 2,100 rushing and receiving yards.

In 2017 he was the first overall pick in a majority of fantasy leagues, but unfortunately broke his wrist in Week 1 and missed the rest of the season. In 2018 he appeared to be a shell of his former self, rushing for only 3.6 yards per carry. However, many attributed his lack of dynamism to a poor offensive scheme under Mike McCoy. With the new offense Kliff Kingsbury brought to town last season, many expected a resurgence for Johnson, and he was again a first-round pick in most fantasy drafts. However, he appeared slow and out of sorts, rushing for only 3.7 yards per carry. The Cardinals benched him and traded for Kenyan Drake mid-season.

The Texans traded for Johnson (giving up Hopkins in the deal), and are stating they expect a resurgence. Johnson will be 29 years old this season, and did not appear to have the same quickness last season that he displayed early in his career. However, Bill O'Brien believes he still has enough in the tank to be a lead running back. Last season, Carlos Hyde was effective, and the Texans' offensive line led the league in power blocking success, according to Football Outsiders. So, I'd expect any running back could have success on runs up the middle in this offense, particularly with the threat of a running quarterback also in the backfield.

How successful Johnson will be from a fantasy perspective likely depends on two things: how much the Texans use him in the passing game and how much he really has left physically. If his slow past two seasons were due mostly to nagging injuries and poor coaching, we could see a resurgence, and he could return to being one of the top backs in the league. The flip side is also true, making him a risky pick in the early rounds of your fantasy drafts.

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 11 77 7.0 1 4 3 32 10.7 0 16.9
2 BAL L 16-33 11 34 3.1 0 4 2 16 8.0 0 5.0
3 at PIT L 21-28 13 23 1.8 1 3 2 23 11.5 0 10.6
4 MIN L 23-31 16 63 3.9 0 3 2 29 14.5 0 9.2
5 JAC W 30-14 17 96 5.6 0 4 2 7 3.5 0 10.3
6 at TEN L 36-42 19 57 3.0 1 2 1 12 12.0 0 12.9
7 GB L 20-35 14 42 3.0 0 4 4 42 10.5 1 14.4
9 at JAC W 27-25 2 16 8.0 0 1 0 0 - 0 1.6
13 IND L 20-26 10 44 4.4 1 2 0 0 - 0 10.4
15 at IND L 20-27 8 27 3.4 0 11 11 106 9.6 0 13.3
16 CIN L 31-37 12 128 10.7 1 3 3 11 3.7 1 25.9
17 TEN L 38-41 14 84 6.0 1 5 3 36 12.0 0 18.0

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 DET T 27-27 18 82 4.6 0 7 6 55 9.2 1 19.7
2 at BAL L 17-23 7 14 2.0 1 1 1 0 0.0 0 7.4
3 CAR L 20-38 11 37 3.4 0 9 6 28 4.7 1 12.5
4 SEA L 10-27 11 40 3.6 0 11 8 99 12.4 0 13.9
5 at CIN W 26-23 17 91 5.4 0 5 3 65 21.7 0 15.6
6 ATL W 34-33 12 34 2.8 1 8 6 68 11.3 1 22.2
7 at NYG W 27-21 1 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.2
10 at TB L 27-30 5 2 0.4 0 1 1 8 8.0 0 1.0
13 LAR L 7-34 4 15 3.8 0 2 2 9 4.5 0 2.4
14 PIT L 17-23 3 19 6.3 0 2 2 34 17.0 1 11.3
15 CLE W 38-24 3 6 2.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.6
16 at SEA W 27-13 2 3 1.5 0 1 1 4 4.0 0 0.7

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 WAS L 6-24 9 37 4.1 1 9 5 30 6.0 0 12.7
2 at LAR L 0-34 13 48 3.7 0 2 1 3 3.0 0 5.1
3 CHI L 14-16 12 31 2.6 0 4 4 30 7.5 1 12.1
4 SEA L 17-20 22 71 3.2 1 4 3 41 13.7 0 17.2
5 at SF W 28-18 18 55 3.1 2 3 2 16 8.0 0 19.1
6 at MIN L 17-27 18 54 3.0 1 5 2 15 7.5 0 12.9
7 DEN L 10-45 14 39 2.8 0 3 3 31 10.3 0 7.0
8 SF W 18-15 16 59 3.7 0 4 4 41 10.3 0 10.0
10 at KC L 14-26 21 98 4.7 1 9 7 85 12.1 1 30.3
11 LV L 21-23 25 137 5.5 0 3 1 17 17.0 0 15.4
12 at LAC L 10-45 17 63 3.7 0 3 2 16 8.0 0 7.9
13 at GB W 20-17 20 69 3.5 0 2 1 3 3.0 0 7.2
14 DET L 3-17 15 49 3.3 0 10 8 12 1.5 0 6.1
15 at ATL L 14-40 11 33 3.0 1 6 3 68 22.7 0 16.1
16 LAR L 9-31 10 35 3.5 0 5 1 32 32.0 1 12.7
17 at SEA L 24-27 17 62 3.6 0 4 3 6 2.0 0 6.8

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