RB - HOU
Ian Rapoport is reporting that David Johnson has agreed to restructure his contract to a one-year deal worth up to $6M, with $4.25M fully guaranteed.
Johnson was originally slated to receive almost $8M this year through the deal that the Texans inherited from the Cardinals. Now 29 years old, Johnson is no longer in his prime as an NFL running back. Still, the veteran looked great in 2020 and had a stretch towards the end of the season that won many fantasy championships. With Duke Johnson out of town, David Johnson could end up with a true bellcow role in 2021. There is still a lot of uncertainty in Houston regarding Deshaun Watson. Still, given Johnson's pass-catching abilities and his current expected volume, he should see a sizable bump in average draft position as well as our expert consensus rankings. The Texans could bring in another back for a relief role, but right now, it appears as if the backfield is Johnson's for the taking.
Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports the Texans would like to retain RB David Johnson, if possible.
Johnson has a cap hit of $8.512 million and it sounds like Houston wants to lower that number. The Texans already released Duke Johnson earlier today in order to save $5 million in cap space for 2021. David Johnson would seemingly be in line for a big workload if he remains in Houston, but there's still a lot of the offseason left for things to change.
David Johnson carried the ball 14 times for 84 yards and a touchdown and caught three of five targets for 36 yards in Sunday's 41-38 loss to the Titans.
Johnson had an inconsisent year that was marred by injuries but had a great finish over his last three games. The veteran running back ended up with eight total touchdowns and if he can stay healthy should be a must-own in fantasy in 2021.
David Johnson rushed 12 times for 128 yards and a touchdown and secured all three of his targets for 11 yards and another score in the Texans' 37-31 loss to the Bengals on Sunday.
This was the first 100-yard rushing game of the year for Johnson who has struggled with injuries all season. The veteran running back should be owned in all standard leagues going into Week 17 when the team faces the Titans.
David Johnson rushed eight times for 27 yards and caught 11 passes for an additional 101 yards on Sunday as the Texans lost to the Colts by a 27-20 score in Week 15 action.
Johnson returned to his role as starting running back after missing Week 14 while on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The veteran did not do much on the ground but helped out fantasy owners with his catching out of the backfield. Johnson has a good matchup in Week 16 when the Texans face the Bengals.
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