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Duke Johnson Jr. or Tony Pollard

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  Duke Johnson Jr.D. Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson Jr.
Tony PollardT. Pollard
RB - DAL
Tony Pollard
 
 
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ECR# 46# 48-
Best Rank# 33# 35-
Worst Rank# 71# 70-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total110.074.2-
Avg Game6.94.9-
Avg Projection94.483.0-
    
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SOS Rank924-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Duke Johnson Jr.D. Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson Jr.
Tony PollardT. Pollard
RB - DAL
Tony Pollard
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at KC at LAR
Week 2 vs. BAL vs. ATL
Week 3 at PIT at SEA
Week 4 vs. MIN vs. CLE
Week 5 vs. JAC vs. NYG
Week 6 at TEN vs. ARI
Week 7 vs. GB at WAS
Week 8BYE WEEK at PHI
Week 9 at JAC vs. PIT
Week 10 at CLEBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. NE at MIN
Week 12 at DET vs. WAS
Week 13 vs. IND at BAL
Week 14 at CHI at CIN
Week 15 at IND vs. SF
Week 16 vs. CIN vs. PHI
Week 17 vs. TEN at NYG
Player Projections Comparison
  Duke Johnson Jr.D. Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson Jr.
Tony PollardT. Pollard
RB - DAL
Tony Pollard
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts81.092.8
Rush Yards356.2421.7
Rush TDs1.82.6
   
Receiving
   
Receptions40.625.4
Rec Yards359.7192.3
Rec TDs2.21.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points94.483.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Duke Johnson Jr.D. Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson Jr.
Tony PollardT. Pollard
RB - DAL
Tony Pollard
2019 Points 
Week 19.02.4
Week 23.12.5
Week 32.418.8
Week 47.80.0
Week 56.71.9
Week 611.41.3
Week 75.62.8
Week 89.4
Week 914.13.0
Week 10-0.4
Week 114.413.6
Week 123.02.8
Week 1315.00.7
Week 144.5
Week 152.320.3
Week 16-0.4-2.0
Week 1711.76.5
Total110.074.2
Average6.94.9
Player Targets Comparison
  Duke Johnson Jr.D. Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson Jr.
Tony PollardT. Pollard
RB - DAL
Tony Pollard
2019 Targets 
Week 150
Week 211
Week 333
Week 430
Week 510
Week 640
Week 750
Week 85
Week 953
Week 100
Week 1124
Week 1214
Week 1361
Week 148
Week 1532
Week 1640
Week 1762
Notes for Player Combination
  Duke Johnson Jr.D. Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson Jr.
Tony PollardT. Pollard
RB - DAL
Tony Pollard
Expert 
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
Duke Johnson's pass-catching role is expected to be similar to what it's been in recent years, even with David Johnson having been acquired in a trade that sent DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona. Duke Johnson's fantasy upside is limited outside of PPR leagues. 
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
It's frustrating how a back who consistently has amazing metrics in Duke Johnson continually falls behind mediocre runners like Carlos Hyde. That certainly won't change this year either, with David Johnson the clear lead back and likely to steal some receptions as well. If David stays healthy all season there's little chance Duke is even startable. If the injury-prone DJ goes down though, it could be open season for the former Brown. I like him as a handcuff and desperation PPR starter but little else as a borderline RB3 finish is likely in his future.Despite remaining Zeke's backup throughout 2019, Tony Pollard somehow managed two 100+ yard games. He's still totally unplayable when Elliott is healthy but if the main man goes down, Pollard will feast in this high-powered Cowboys offense. He's a great mid-late round gamble. You should ideally have multiple players like this on your bench.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Despite continually being one of the most efficient running backs in football, it seems there's no head coach who wants to give Johnson his shot at a bigger role. This will be his sixth season in the NFL and he's never topped 104 carries in a season despite the fact that he's averaged 4.5 yards per carry (4.91 over the last four years) over his career. Now having to deal with David Johnson, whose best attribute is catching passes out of the backfield, it's unlikely Duke has any value with David healthy. However, it needs to be stated that David has played just 22 full games over the last three years and will be 29 years old at the end of the season. Should he miss time, Duke might get the opportunity that we've been waiting for.We saw flash out of Pollard last year, as he posted three games with 17-plus PPR points, and that was with Ezekiel Elliott on the field. Now a year older, the Cowboys may decide to dial back the veteran's workload, which would provide Pollard with a bigger role. If Elliott were to miss time, Pollard would immediately jump into the RB1 conversation.
Dalton Kates
APEX Fantasy Leagues
 The best pure handcuff in fantasy. Was the only rookie RB to be efficient in both the running and receiving game last year. On a steller offense and is behind Zeke. May offer standalone value this year, but his true upside comes from Zeke missing time. RB1 in the scenario Zeke misses time.
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
Hopes were high for Johnson when he arrived in Houston last year but he never managed to live up to expectations. Now, it looks like he'll be playing second fiddle once again with David Johnson coming in from Arizona. In PPR Johnson has some upside but he's unlikely to be a reliable starter.It's unlikely Pollard has much stand-alone value in 2020 but he will be one of the most sought after handcuffs in all of fantasy. He showed last year that he can be effective when given the opportunity which means he's only one injury away from being the RB1 on what should be one of the leagues best offenses.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Johnson is a fine running back who is always efficient, and yet never earns a large role with his team. He took a back seat to Carlos Hyde last year and now has to contend with David Johnson, a far superior pass-catching back to Hyde. In other words, if Duke Johnson didn't carve out a big role last year, it's tough to see him carving out one this year. He's a high-end handcuff option, but don't expect him to have much independent value absent an injury to David Johnson. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
With the addition of David Johnson, there are a lot of unknowns here in Houston and this backfield. Duke should remain the pass-catching specialist, while David carries the ball primarily in-between the tackles. If we see David struggle again with injury though, Duke could be in line for a huge workload.Unfortunately, Pollard's only a top-tier handcuff for fantasy this season. However, if something were to happen to Ezekiel Elliott, Pollard could be a league winner.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
David Johnson now overlaps his receiving role... ugh.