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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2021 Draft Rankings

David Johnson Note
David Johnson photo 44. David Johnson (vs . TEN)
I think most people would admit that Johnson looked much better than expected in 2020, totaling over 1,000 total yards and eight touchdowns in just 12 games. That's the good news. The bad news is that the Texans are a team that legitimately might lose every game in 2021, as they've been stripped down and look like a roster of replacements. They've also added Mark Ingram, Phillip Lindsay, and Rex Burkhead to the backfield, which presents all sorts of issues. If Deshaun Watson were going to play, we'd dig into this backfield a little deeper, but with Watson out of the picture for the foreseeable future, this is not a backfield you want to be associated with. That's especially true with Johnson, as all indications are he's going to be just a third-down back.
14 weeks ago
Rex Burkhead Note
Rex Burkhead photo 85. Rex Burkhead (vs . TEN)
Burkhead is a talented player, particularly in the receiving game, but he's struggled to stay healthy throughout his career. He now finds himself in about as bad a situation as he could, playing for a poor Texans team with a crowded running back room, which includes David Johnson, Mark Ingram, and Phillip Lindsay. If one or more of those backs get cut, then Burkhead could have some value by default, but until or unless that happens, he can be ignored in fantasy circles.
18 weeks ago
Royce Freeman Note
Royce Freeman photo 92. Royce Freeman (vs . TEN)
Jaylen Samuels Note
Jaylen Samuels photo 136. Jaylen Samuels (vs . TEN)
Scottie Phillips Note
Scottie Phillips photo 145. Scottie Phillips (vs . TEN)