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David Johnson

David Johnson

Height: 6' 1"Weight: 224 lbsAge: 28College: Northern IowaDrafted: #86 (3rd Rd. by Arizona)

2020 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 9th
Draft Rank (ECR) #48
Best / Worst #22 / #83
ADP #43


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Johnson has never been efficient in terms of yards per carry, but has always caught enough passes and rumbled into the end zone enough to be a fantasy star. He was actually on track to finish as a top 10 fantasy back again last year prior to his injury so the upside still remains. With that said, back injuries and running backs don't mix so unless you can get Johnson at a discount, you'd be better off avoiding him this season.

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David Johnson: 'I like the pressure. It makes me want to compete more.'

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."

Fantasy Impact

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.

Dave Kluge - Aug 6, 2020
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Which second-round players will either lift your team to victory, or send it into a tailspin? Our analysts offer their thoughts.
by FantasyPros Staff in FantasyAug 6, 2020
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftRB #20RB #11RB #3076
Dynasty RB #30RB #20RB #4119
Running Backs#21#25#19#20-
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Projections (2020)
Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week3010.7
Last 3 Weeks9.3014.2
Season to Date26.
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 16@ TB3010.7
Week 15@ TEN6000.6
Week 14@ HOU190211.3
Week 13@ HOU15022.4
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
Next Game@ KC7th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesBAL, PIT, MIN28th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)CHI, IND, CIN15th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--9th easiest remaining opponents
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Most Accurate Experts
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1.Muntradamus -
2.Lawrence JacksonRB #11
3.Nick Vertucci-
T-4.Dennis Esser-
T-4.Heath CappsRB #21
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