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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: 28
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#18 5 5.02

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 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 (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
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 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

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at DET L 23-35 11 23 2.1 0 9 6 68 11.3 0 9.1

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