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David Johnson

David Johnson


Height: 5' 11"Weight: 224 lbsAge: 29College: Northern IowaDrafted: #86 (3rd Rd. by Arizona)

Week 13 Outlook

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David Johnson (illness, thigh) inactive for Week 13

Houston Texans running back David Johnson (illness, thigh) is inactive and won’t play in Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Fantasy Impact

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.

Brad CamaraDec 5, 2021
David Johnson (illness/thigh) not expected to play in Week 13

Texans RB David Johnson (illness/thigh), officially listed as 'questionable', not expected to play in Sunday's Week 13 game vs the Indianapolis Colts.

Fantasy Impact

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.

C.H. HermsDec 5, 2021
David Johnson (illness) questionable for Week 13

Texans RB David Johnson is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Colts due to a non-COVID-19 related illness.

Fantasy Impact

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) DNP again on Thursday

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.

Fantasy Impact

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.

Liam Gibney4 days ago
David Johnson (illness) DNP on Wednesday

David Johnson (illness) did not practice on Wednesday as the Texans are dealing with some illness scares in the locker room.

Fantasy Impact

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.

Liam Gibney5 days ago
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