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David Johnson or James Conner

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
Expert
Recommendation

52%
Recommended by
50 of 96 experts
48%
Recommended by
46 of 96 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 65% 35%
Top RB Experts83%17%
Top Player Experts40%60%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 19# 21
Best Rank# 9# 13
Worst Rank# 33# 27
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total111.5105.5
Avg Game11.28.1
Avg Projection155.3173.7
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank109
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
James ConnerDavid Johnson
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
43 m
#17#15
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
4 h
#16#26
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
4 h
#17#19
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
4 h
#20#25
   
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
7 h
#18#27
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
7 h
#17#20
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
7 h
#14#20
   
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
12 h
#16#21
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
13 h
#18#20
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
13 h
#16#26
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
14 h
#20#21
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
15 h
#22#19
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
18 h
#21#23
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
18 h
#19#23
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
19 h
#23#22
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
20 h
#24#26
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
21 h
#15#20
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
21 h
#15#17
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
1 d
#23#18
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Dynasty Nerds
1 d
#20#26
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
2 d
#22#19
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
2 d
#16#20
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
2 d
#16#15
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#9#25
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
2 d
#16#26
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
2 d
#15#23
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
3 d
#18#20
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
3 d
#33#23
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
3 d
#20#24
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
3 d
#27#25
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
3 d
#21#25
   
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
4 d
#24#23
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#23#20
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#19#17
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#27#26
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
4 d
#20#16
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#19#20
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
4 d
#17#15
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
5 d
#18#23
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
6 d
#23#24
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
6 d
#20#16
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
6 d
#21#23
   
Jennifer EakinsJ. Eakins
4for4.com
7 d
#19#21
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
1 w
#20#21
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 w
#21#18
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
1 w
#26#17
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
1 w
#17#15
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
1 w
#17#26
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
1 w
#19#21
   
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FantasyPros
1 w
#19#22
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
1 w
#17#15
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
1 w
#18#15
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
1 w
#16#20
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
1 w
#20#23
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
1 w
#25#24
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
1 w
#15#18
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
1 w
#20#24
   
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
1 w
#24#20
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
2 w
#24#20
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#17#18
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#19#25
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 w
#29#26
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#28#22
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
2 w
#21#19
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
2 w
#20#22
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Football
2 w
#18#22
   
2 w
#16#25
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
3 w
#25#22
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
3 w
#22#21
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
3 w
#24#13
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
3 w
#17#23
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
4 w
#20#24
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
4 w
#24#21
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
4 w
#27#20
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
4 w
#21#20
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
BallBlast
2 d
#24#16
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
3 d
#26#22
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
06/07
#23#22
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
4 w
#24#20
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
06/02
#16#26
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
1 w
#23#21
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#22#21
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#23#21
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
4 w
#23#20
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
1 w
#27#16
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
05/20
#22#30
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
05/25
#20#22
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#15#16
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
05/12
#21#20
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
05/11
#22#21
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#30#27
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
4 w
#13#22
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
05/04
#25#21
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#28#19
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
04/10
#24#25
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#23#33
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NYG at KC
Week 2 vs. DEN vs. BAL
Week 3 vs. HOU at PIT
Week 4 at TEN vs. MIN
Week 5 vs. PHI vs. JAC
Week 6 vs. CLE at TEN
Week 7 at BAL vs. GB
Week 8BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 9 at DAL at JAC
Week 10 vs. CIN at CLE
Week 11 at JAC vs. NE
Week 12 vs. BAL at DET
Week 13 vs. WAS vs. IND
Week 14 at BUF at CHI
Week 15 at CIN at IND
Week 16 vs. IND vs. CIN
Week 17 at CLE vs. TEN
Player Projections Comparison
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts195.5223.6
Rush Yards830.0894.1
Rush TDs6.15.7
   
Receiving
   
Receptions37.139.3
Rec Yards295.1364.0
Rec TDs1.52.9
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points155.3173.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
2019 Points 
Week 16.519.7
Week 210.57.4
Week 33.712.5
Week 418.513.9
Week 511.515.6
Week 623.922.2
Week 70.2
Week 821.0
Week 9
Week 10-1.0
Week 111.60.0
Week 12
Week 132.4
Week 1411.3
Week 1511.10.6
Week 163.20.7
Week 17
Player Targets Comparison
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
2019 Targets 
Week 147
Week 241
Week 349
Week 4811
Week 505
Week 678
Week 70
Week 84
Week 9
Week 101
Week 1120
Week 12
Week 132
Week 142
Week 1550
Week 1601
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
  James ConnerJ. Conner
RB - PIT
James Conner
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
Expert 
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
 Will be taking advantage of his 1 highly publicized run while injured in 2019, of him trying to run around the corner at the speed of your grandpa while injured. Expecting amazing health? Not necessarily, but we've seen what a 1 dimensional, rather bland back can do with the reigns, in Carlos Hyde, in 2019. I'll gladly scoop Johnson as my RB3
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Conner's a dicey pick, but that seems to be built into his ADP right now. If everything goes his way this season, Conner will drastically outperform where he's being drafted right now. However, we just simply don't know at this point whether or not he's going to remain healthy for all 16 games. In fact, I might bet against that happening. 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Behind 8-ball to prove he can hold up as a bell cow for a full season - if injuries hit again, he could be elsewhere in 2021 - like the motivation, and Big Ben's returnI'm buying narrative that HC O'Brien going to try to save face on DJ for Hopkins deal by featuring DJ heavily - there's 300-touch, 50+ catch upside if health holds
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
As long as he's healthy, he has RB1 potential. Up. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
If Conner were able to stay on the field, he'd be considered as a top-10 running back in fantasy. Unfortunately, he hasn't done that, and it's led them to draft Jaylen Samuels, Benny Snell, and now Anthony McFarland. While none of them are better than Conner, it's likely we see them take some of the workload away from him in 2020.The Texans gave their running backs 397 touches last year, and that was with DeAndre Hopkins on the roster. That's a lot of work. The only running back they've added was David Johnson. While Johnson looked horrendous down the stretch, it's possible he just tried to work his way back from injury way too soon. It appears Bill O'Brien isn't convinced that Johnson is done with his NFL career, like some. It's possible that he's not as electric as he once was, but guys, the Texans gave Carlos Hyde (who's still unemployed) 255 touches last year. Opportunity is key in fantasy football, and Johnson appears to be in line for a lot of it in 2020, making him a low-end RB2 with upside for more should he actually be healthy.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Conner went from 1,470 yards from scrimmage and 13 touchdowns in 2018 to 715 yards from scrimmage and 7 touchdowns in 2019. The big issue for me is durability, Conner has RB1 talent, but missed 3 games in 2018 and 6 games last year. He has a lot of upside due to his ability, but a lot of downside due to his durability.I do not think we will ever see 2016 David Johnson again, but as the lead back in the Texans offense should be an upgrade from RB Carlos Hyde and he has RB2 value with upside on a good offense, if he can stay healthy.