RB - HOU
Week 3 Outlook
David Johnson rushed 13 times for 23 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 23 additional yards on Sunday as the Texans lost to the Steelers by a 28-21 score.
The Steelers did a great job of containing Johnson all day holding him to a 1.8 rushing average. The 28-year-old running back was able to help fantasy owners with the touchdown. Look for Johnson to bounce back in Week 4 when the Texans face the Vikings.
David Johnson gained 34 yards on 11 carries and caught two of four targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 33-16 loss to the Ravens in Week 2.
Johnson had a hard time finding any running room on Sunday as the Ravens did a great job of shutting down the 28-year-old running back. Johnson faces another tough defense in the Steelers in Week 3 and will struggle to pick up yardage.
David Johnson rushed 11 times for 77 yards and a touchdown and brought in three of four targets for 32 yards in the Texans' 34-20 loss to the Chiefs on Thursday.
Despite running well, Johnson only saw five carries after halftime as the Texans fell behind. Overall it was a solid performance for fantasy owners. Johnson will have a tough matchup in Week 2 when the team faces the Ravens at home.
Texan's newly acquired running back David Johnson is not worried about fans' concerns that he won't be able to fill the void left by superstar wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, saying “I like the pressure. It makes me want to compete more."
Johnson landed in Houston after a blockbuster trade sent DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals in March. Johnson, coming off three less-than-impressive seasons in Arizona where he averaged 3.7 yards per carry, doesn't appear to have any doubts in his own skillset. He should assume the top position in a shallow running back corps, with the only other notable name being Duke Johnson. If David Johnson's injuries are truly behind him, he should have no issues getting the lion's share of touches in an explosive offense led by Deshaun Watson. Johnson is ranked as our 20th overall running back and can potentially be one of the only bellcow backs you'll be able to get after the first few rounds.
David Johnson is a “three-down back who has had some very productive years,” said Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien. “The type of guy he is, I’m so excited to have him, Randall Cobb, and Brandin Cooks our locker room.”
Johnson recently passed his physical, clearing the way for him to join the Texans. O’Brien believes he’s a three-down back, and will get plenty of touches in 2020. DJ had a down year in 2019, logging 94 carries for 345 yards to go along with 36 receptions for 370 yards and six total touchdowns (two rushing, four receiving) across 13 games. The 28-year-old will look to bounce back with his new team and is currently 24th among all running backs in the expert consensus rankings.
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