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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
at PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
A.J. BrownA. Brown
WR - TEN
A.J. Brown
at MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Recommendation

Updated: Sep 24th, 2020
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Recommended by
111 of 114 experts
3%
Recommended by
3 of 114 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 32# 212-
Best Rank# 14# 40-
Worst Rank# 63# 213-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at PIT at MIN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs PITThis is a 4 star matchup. WRs perform close to their average vs MIN-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total21.93.9-
Avg Game11.03.9-
Week 25.0-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather78 F, Partly cloudy throughout the day.Indoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
A.J. BrownA. Brown
WR - TEN
A.J. Brown
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at KC
11 rush, 77 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 32 yds, 0 td
at DEN
8 tar, 5 rec, 39 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. BAL
11 rush, 34 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
vs. JAC
Week 3 at PIT at MIN
Week 4 vs. MIN vs. PIT
Week 5 vs. JAC vs. BUF
Week 6 at TEN vs. HOU
Week 7 vs. GBBYE WEEK
Week 8BYE WEEK at CIN
Week 9 at JAC vs. CHI
Week 10 at CLE vs. IND
Week 11 vs. NE at BAL
Week 12 at DET at IND
Week 13 vs. IND vs. CLE
Week 14 at CHI at JAC
Week 15 at IND vs. DET
Week 16 vs. CIN at GB
Week 17 vs. TEN at HOU
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
A.J. BrownA. Brown
WR - TEN
A.J. Brown
2020 Points 
Week 116.93.9
Week 25.0
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total21.93.9
Average11.03.9
Player Targets Comparison
  David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
A.J. BrownA. Brown
WR - TEN
A.J. Brown
2020 Targets 
Week 148
Week 24
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
  David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
at PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
A.J. BrownA. Brown
WR - TEN
A.J. Brown
at MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It was all David Johnson for the Texans in Week 2, as he totaled all 15 opportunities for the Texans running backs. It didn't amount to much, as he tallied just 50 scoreless yards against a stingy Baltimore defense. That matchup likely primed him for this one, as the Steelers have been the worst matchup for running backs since the start of 2019. Here's a fun fact: You'd have to go all the way back to Week 16 of 2018 to find the last time they allowed a top-12 performance to a running back. That's 19 straight games without allowing a running back to finish as an RB1. It's not due to a lack of trying, either, as the Steelers faced the ninth-most running back touches in 2019. Over their last 18 games, running backs have averaged a miniscule 0.65 PPR points per opportunity (carries and targets). Think about how good that is... even if Johnson were to get 20 touches, their average performance would give him 13.0 PPR points. Johnson is just a low-end RB2/high-end RB3 who you're hoping finds the end zone similar to Melvin Gordon last week. Duke Johnson was reportedly close to playing last week and will put a dent into David's workload, though not enough to make Duke a viable fantasy option, especially in this game. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
David Johnson had an extremely tough matchup last week and it showed on the final stat sheet. Johnson was held to only 34 yards on the ground and he did little through the air. This week, Johnson gets another tough matchup against a stout Steelers defense that is unlikely to give DJ much room on the ground. Johnson's a low-end RB2/high-end RB3 in this matchup. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Steelers are 5th against fantasy running backs, Johnson is a low-upside boom / bust flex option in a brutal matchup. 
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
11 caries and 4 targets in each game so far. I expect Pit to hold him to his floor this week.