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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
David Johnson
RB - HOU
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at JAC at KC
Week 2 vs. MIN vs. BAL
Week 3 vs. NYJ at PIT
Week 4 at CHI vs. MIN
Week 5 at CLE vs. JAC
Week 6 vs. CIN at TEN
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. GB
Week 8 at DETBYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. BAL at JAC
Week 10 at TEN at CLE
Week 11 vs. GB vs. NE
Week 12 vs. TEN at DET
Week 13 at HOU vs. IND
Week 14 at LV at CHI
Week 15 vs. HOU at IND
Week 16 at PIT vs. CIN
Week 17 vs. JAC vs. TEN
Player Projections Comparison
 
David Johnson
RB - HOU
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts203.2220.9
Rush Yards861.2856.3
Rush TDs6.75.5
   
Receiving
   
Receptions24.441.4
Rec Yards207.9398.6
Rec TDs1.12.9
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points150.5172.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
David Johnson
RB - HOU
2019 Points 
Week 119.7
Week 27.4
Week 312.5
Week 413.9
Week 515.6
Week 622.2
Week 70.2
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10-1.0
Week 110.0
Week 12
Week 132.4
Week 1411.3
Week 150.6
Week 160.7
Week 17
Total0.0105.5
Average8.1
Player Targets Comparison
 
David Johnson
RB - HOU
2019 Targets 
Week 17
Week 21
Week 39
Week 411
Week 55
Week 68
Week 70
Week 8
Week 9
Week 101
Week 110
Week 12
Week 132
Week 142
Week 150
Week 161
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
David Johnson
RB - HOU
Expert 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
There's a lot to love about Jonathan Taylor landing in Indianapolis. Taylor was historically great at Wisconsin, rushing for over 6,000 yards in three seasons and setting several rushing along the way. The Colts have put together one of the best offensive lines in the NFL and Taylor should have plenty of running room in the offense. The presence of Marlon Mack and Nyheim Hines limits Taylor's upside, at least initially, but I wouldn't be shocked at all if we're talking about him as a top-five guy this time next year. He's not the guy to take if you're looking for weekly consistency, but he has the most upside out of anyone not being drafted in the first round.The forgotten piece of the DeAndre Hopkins trade saga is David Johnson, a running back who's going to be heavily utilized in Houston. He'll benefit from playing with Deshaun Watson, especially since this team has among the most vacated targets in the NFL. DJ will be used on the ground and through the air and will likely turn in a surprisingly productive, high-end RB2 season.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It's looking like a very good possibility for Taylor to see 250-plus carries in his rookie season. Some may think that's absurd, but Marlon Mack totaled 247 carries in just 14 games last year. Even if we give Mack the 100 carries that Jordan Wilkins and Jonathan Williams combined for last year, it'd leave room for Taylor to hit the 250 mark. He's also running behind the best offensive line in football, so it wouldn't be a shock to see him rush for 1,200 yards in year one with his vision and speed in the open field. Taylor is right in the same territory as someone like Nick Chubb.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 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.
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
The collegiate production can't be ignored, especially when considering that every opposing defense recognized and treated Taylor as the focal point of Wisconsin's offense. He's a big back with the ability to power his way through heavy traffic.Acquired in a deal that sent DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona, Johnson has averaged 3.6 yards per carry over 30 games the past three seasons. Don't expect him to reach 50 catches with Duke Johnson having caught 30 passes over the second half of last season.
John Hesterman
Dynasty League Football
Taylor is a special talent behind one of the best offensive lines in football. Frank Reich has been steadfast in his approach to this backfield with Marlon Mack and Taylor splitting the workload. Marinate on this, Mack finished with 247 carries for 1,091 yards last season. Taylor is the better back behind that same line. Once the job is his, it's lights-out on the split and Taylor is in the top-five running back conversation for 2021. 
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Jonathan Taylor has found himself in an excellent long-term situation but it's far more of a mess in 2020. While this offense had 560 RB touches in 2019, they were very spread and that's likely for this coming season as well. It's highly likely that Marlon Mack will be the initial starter with Taylor funnelling touches as the season progresses. That's not what you want from a player many are drafting inside the first four rounds. While there is a lot of end-of-season upside, the path there isn't at all clear, especially with a better passing offense likely leading to lower rushing volume and Nyheim Hines grabbing a pile of receptions. Taylor profiles as an eventual RB2 with excellent long-term upside.Bill O'Brien has a long history of leaning on (often mediocre) running backs for 220-270 carries. Arian Foster, Alfred Blue, Lamar Miller and Carlos Hyde all became somewhat fantasy relevant in this offense and David Johnson is next on the list. The real question is how he fits in the passing game and that will make all the difference. The other D. Johnson, Duke, will certainly be a hindrance but we've seen DJ prove impossible to take off the field when things go right and it's just possible he explodes for a big season. I don't love the odds of that but even though this is very must Deshaun Watson's offense, I do think David Johnson has a very solid floor and provides a nice safe pick with solid upside.
Rob Wilson
The Fantasy Footballers
Taylor has a chance to be a Derrick Henry style RB1, but unlikely in 2020. Should produce solid RB2 numbers in Indy.Johnson has lost a step, but O'Brien fed Lamar Miller. Boring albeit safe RB2 selection.
Frank Bonincontri
Fantasy Wire HQ
On FREAKING Wisconsin! JT lands in the perfect scenario in Indy with an indoor team, solid offensive line and veteran quarterback. The only question is how long before he unseats Marlon Mack? Coach Reich has stated he will ride the hot hand and there is no denying Taylor if he can rise to the occasion. 
Dalton Kates
APEX Fantasy Leagues
Phenomenal RB prospect who landed with a team that ran the ball top 5 in the NFL last year. May start off slow, but will be too good to keep off the field and could be a top 12 RB in the 2nd half of the season. Major upside.Hasn't been good as a runner since his breakout campaign in 2016. Has still been efficient as a receiver and that's likely where he will thrive. Will be 29 this season which is well past the peak age for RBs. Duke Johnson has been great and efficient will be behind him if David falters and underperforms this year. r
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
1 of 7 RBs of 220+ pounds to run a sub-4.4 40 at the NFL Combine in past 20 years - may take awhile to overtake Mack in touches but I'll bet he gets thereIf his health holds, his share of the HOU backfield workload should be major, but his potential in the passing game far outweighs his ground game at this point in career
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
While I do see Taylor finishing the season as the RB1 in Indy, it's unlikely he gets too much work right out of the gate with there being no preseason. If you feel comfortable waiting a few weeks for him to acclimate, you could have yourself a solid RB2After a horrid finish to the 2019 season, many fantasy players seem to be avoiding David Johnson. What people are forgetting is that prior to his injury last year, Johnson was the 6th highest scoring RB with an average of over 17 points per game. Now he joins another high-flying offense in Houston and should be in a great spot to outperform his current ADP.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Taylor is a tough back to evaluate heading into the fantasy season. He has tremendous skill and will be playing behind perhaps the best offensive line in football. But Marlon Mack will still factor in, especially given the lack of preseason games, which should negatively impact all rookies. And don't forget Nyheim Hines, who may steal much of the passing-down work from Taylor, especially given the latter's struggles with drops in college. There's tremendous upside, but plenty of downside that shouldn't be ignored entirely. 
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
 I am COMPLETELY off of DJ this season. He has been a below average or injured back every year since 2016. I repeat, 2016. If you want to bet on a running back renaissance after three years of mediocrity, so be it, I will not be taking that bet.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Taylor ended up in a fantastic situation for a rookie playing behind one of the best offensive lines in the league on a team that loves to run the football. Taylor should start as a low-end RB2 to begin the season and emerge as a high-end RB2 to low-end RB1 to close the season.I do not think we will ever see 2016 David Johnson again. He joins a new team this year and he is now the lead back in the Texans offense and that should be an upgrade from RB Carlos Hyde. If he can stay healthy, Johnson should be a RB2 with some upside.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Taylor seeing 250 carries in 2020 isn't out of the realm of possibilities. If that happens, behind this offensive line, Taylor could easily finish as a top-15 RB this season.Johnson's now joining the Houston Texans and there is a huge workload waiting for him. If he can stay healthy, Johnson should easily return value this season. However, the last time that we saw Johnson, he looked like a shell of his former self. Additionally, Johnson's true fantasy value has come through his contributions in the receiving game. In Houston, with Duke Johnson also on this roster, it's difficult to see David Johnson seeing significant volume. If you draft David Johnson this year, you're betting on him staying fully healthy and him seeing a ton of work in the receiving game. Otherwise, he may go down as a wasted pick when it's all said and done.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
Barring a terrible landing spot, another rookie I love. Maybe a bit of a shock for now but all these rookies typically move up by draft day, I'm just saving you the sadness of watching your "value" pick creep up boards into August.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
Kevin Wheeler
The Draft Zone
He finished his 3yr college career with over 6000 yards from scrimmage and had more 200 yard games than sub-100yd games. Taylor behind the Colts O-line is just going to be nuts. 
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Has the talent and receiving chops to overtake a three-down role behind a Top-Five line right from the start. He probably won't, given Mack is still only 24 and fresh off 1,000 yards... but they traded up to ensure they got Taylor, and clearly have future workhorse visions.The Texans have a glaring backfield need. Will DJ get himself in tip-top shape to shine here?