RB - HOU - OUT
Week 13 Outlook
Houston Texans running back David Johnson (illness, thigh) is inactive and won’t play in Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.
As expected, Johnson won’t play in Sunday’s game against the Colts due to flu-like symptoms and a thigh injury. He was unable to practice this week and ultimately made inactive. Rex Burkhead will lead the Texans backfield while Johnson is out. Burkhead averages 2.7 yards per attempt and is a flex option at best in most leagues. The veteran is 31st among all running backs in the latest FantasyPros expert consensus rankings.
Texans RB David Johnson (illness/thigh), officially listed as 'questionable', not expected to play in Sunday's Week 13 game vs the Indianapolis Colts.
Without Johnson, Houston figures to have RB Rex Burkhead carry the bulk of the workload against an Indianapolis defense that has allowed the ninth-fewest points to opposing RBs this year. That said, even though Burkhead should theoretically handle a lot of the rushing work, Houston has curiously distributed running back touches throughout this season. Baking in the risk, Burkhead can be thought of a decent flex/RB3 consideration for fantasy managers with the understanding things can go awry.
Texans RB David Johnson is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Colts due to a non-COVID-19 related illness.
Unlike teammate Brandin Cooks, Johnson missed practice again on Friday due to illness and could be in danger of missing Week 13's matchup against the Colts. Rex Burkhead could see an increased workload if Johnson can't go and would likely rank as a low-end FLEX option.
David Johnson (illness) did not participate in practice for a second straight day as he is dealing with an illness that has been spreading around the Houston locker room.
Johnson is questionable for Week 13 as of right now but Friday will likely be a big indication of his status. If he were to miss Week 13, Rex Burkhead is the presumed lead back and should get a decent sized workload.
David Johnson (illness) did not practice on Wednesday as the Texans are dealing with some illness scares in the locker room.
Though the Texans players involved tested negative for COVID-19, this is a situation to monitor with all of the Texans players over the next few days.