RB - HOU
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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."
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.
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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 Fantasy in Aug 10, 2020
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|ECR||Best||Worst||# of Experts|
|Draft||RB #21||RB #14||RB #30||65|
ECR vs ADP
|Rush Att||Rush Yds||Rush Tds||Recs||Rec Yds||Rec Tds||Fumbles||Points|
|Rush Yds||Rush Tds||Recs||Points|
|Last 3 Weeks||9.3||0||1||4.2|
|Season to Date||26.5||0.2||2.8||8.1|
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|OPP||Rush Yds||Rush Tds||Recs||Points|
|Week 16||@ TB||3||0||1||0.7|
|Week 15||@ TEN||6||0||0||0.6|
|Week 14||@ HOU||19||0||2||11.3|
|Week 13||@ HOU||15||0||2||2.4|
James Conner RB-PIT
recommended by 68% of experts
Le'Veon Bell RB-NYJ
recommended by 72% of experts
Jonathan Taylor RB-IND
recommended by 39% of experts
Mark Ingram II RB-BAL
recommended by 29% of experts
|2.||Lawrence Jackson||RB #14|
|T-4.||Heath Capps||RB #21|
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