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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) #50
Best / Worst #28 / #83
ADP #37


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The Texans gave their running backs 397 touches last year, and that was with DeAndre Hopkins on the roster. That's a lot of work. The only running back they've added was David Johnson. While Johnson looked horrendous down the stretch, it's possible he just tried to work his way back from injury way too soon. It appears Bill O'Brien isn't convinced that Johnson is done with his NFL career, like some. It's possible that he's not as electric as he once was, but guys, the Texans gave Carlos Hyde (who's still unemployed) 255 touches last year. Opportunity is key in fantasy football, and Johnson appears to be in line for a lot of it in 2020, making him a low-end RB2 with upside for more should he actually be healthy.

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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 - 4 days ago
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High-floor fantasy players can be unexciting, but they offer plenty of reliability when it comes to weekly expectations. Nine such running backs in 2020 include David Johnson, Le'Veon Bell, and Mark Ingram among others.
by Dan Ambrosino in FantasyAug 10, 2020
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftRB #21RB #14RB #3065
Dynasty ----
Running Backs#21#17#19#24#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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1.Muntradamus RB #21
2.Lawrence JacksonRB #14
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T-4.Heath CappsRB #21
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