RB - FA
David Johnson tallied 16 rushing yards on seven carries and caught his lone targets for eight yards in a Week 16 win over the Browns.
Johnson continues to operate as the backup to Alvin Kamara in a struggling Saints’ offense. Fantasy managers should feel comfortable leaving Johnson on the waiver wire in Week 17.
David Johnson has been promoted to the Saints' active roster ahead of their Week 11 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.
New Orleans signed Johnson to their practice squad as a depth piece earlier this week, and he will be elevated for Sunday in the absence of Mark Ingram (knee). He projects to be the second-string RB behind Alvin Kamara, but there's a chance that he sees a decent amount of work against the Rams.
Former Cardinals and Texans running back David Johnson was signed to the Saints' practice squad on Wednesday.
Johnson last made an appearance for the Texans in 2021 and will now offer some depth for a Saints' team with no viable backup behind Alvin Kamara. However, 30-year-old Johnson looked completely washed the last time he stepped onto a football field. New Orleans would have to be in a dire situation to need Johnson in a meaningful game for them during this campaign. Unfortunately for the Saints, at least to this point, almost none of their games have, in fact, been meaningful.
David Johson is in New Orleans visiting the Saints on Monday.
This is Johnson's first offseason visit after a down season with the Texans during which he started just four games and tallied 453 yards from scrimmage. He's now 30 years old and with the Saints having both Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram under contract, there would hardly be room for Johnson to make a fantasy impact. But, that's likely the story for him wherever he winds up given his age and injury history so hopefully he finds some place to latch on to in order to continue his career.
Texans RB David Johnson has been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
Johnson's teammate Rex Burkhead performed well in Sunday's Week 16 upset win against the Los Angeles Chargers, a game in which the former was inactive. Should Johnson miss Week 17 against San Francisco, Burkhead would once again warrant consideration as a flex option for fantasy managers.