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  David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
vs. BAL, Sun 4pm EDT
Mark Ingram IIM. Ingram
RB - BAL
Mark Ingram II
at HOU, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 20th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 18# 24-
Best Rank# 6# 16-
Worst Rank# 28# 33-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. BAL at HOU-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. RBs perform worse than their average vs BALThis is a 4 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs HOU-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att13.517
Rush Yds6983
Rush TD00.5
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total16.92.9-
Avg Game16.92.9-
Avg Projection11.69.8-
Week 116.92.9-
    
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Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
Mark Ingram IIM. Ingram
RB - BAL
Mark Ingram II
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at KC
11 rush, 77 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 32 yds, 0 td
vs. CLE
10 rush, 29 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. BAL at HOU
Week 3 at PIT vs. KC
Week 4 vs. MIN at WAS
Week 5 vs. JAC vs. CIN
Week 6 at TEN at PHI
Week 7 vs. GB vs. PIT
Week 8BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 9 at JAC at IND
Week 10 at CLE at NE
Week 11 vs. NE vs. TEN
Week 12 at DET at PIT
Week 13 vs. IND vs. DAL
Week 14 at CHI at CLE
Week 15 at IND vs. JAC
Week 16 vs. CIN vs. NYG
Week 17 vs. TEN at CIN
Player Projections Comparison
  David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
vs. BAL, Sun 4pm EDT
Mark Ingram IIM. Ingram
RB - BAL
Mark Ingram II
at HOU, Sun 4pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts14.211.1
Rush Yards54.251.5
Rush TDs0.40.5
   
Receiving
   
Receptions3.31.8
Rec Yards30.814.2
Rec TDs0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points11.69.8
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
Mark Ingram IIM. Ingram
RB - BAL
Mark Ingram II
2020 Points 
Week 116.92.9
Week 2
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Total16.92.9
Average16.92.9
Player Targets Comparison
  David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
Mark Ingram IIM. Ingram
RB - BAL
Mark Ingram II
2020 Targets 
Week 140
Week 2
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Notes for Player Combination
  David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - HOU
David Johnson
vs. BAL, Sun 4pm EDT
Mark Ingram IIM. Ingram
RB - BAL
Mark Ingram II
at HOU, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
David Johnson flashed enormous upside against the Chiefs in Week 1. It looks like he's back to his old self, and with Duke Johnson banged-up, he's guaranteed to see the level of volume necessary to keep putting together RB2 finishes. That said, the Ravens make for a tough matchup, They should control the game script and limit Johnson's touches, so he's a lower-end RB2 option in Week 2.Mark Ingram busted in a big way in Week 2. However, I think he just got unlucky. He led the team in carries with 10, and J.K. Dobbins just happened to get a pair of rushing touchdowns on his seven carries. You should gIve Ingram another week and leave him in your lineup. I expect him to rebound a bit in what should be a closer game.
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
David Johnson was really impressive in Week 1 as he finished as the RB11 in his first game with his new team. However, the Texans have to face the Ravens this week, a defense that shut down Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt in Week 1. The other issue for DJ in this matchup is that the Texans will be playing from behind for most of the game - after the Chiefs went ahead by a significant margin last week, Johnson was marginalized in the offense. His pass-catching gives him a decent RB2 floor, but I'm concerned about this matchup.I wasn't expecting Mark Ingram to get just 10 carries in Week 1, but that's where he ended up as J.K. Dobbins siphoned 7 targets and scored two touchdowns. I still see Ingram as the better option, for the time being, although this can be a great matchup for both players. The Texans' defense allowed Clyde Edwards-Helaire to finish with 138 rush yards in his rookie debut. With so many players involved in this rushing offense, it's tough to depend on Ingram as more than a low-end RB2, but he's a fine start this week in a plus matchup.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
David Johnson is the only Texans RB that you should be considering starting. He looked great in his first game back in action, but he does get a tough matchup in this one. Johnson's a low-end RB2/high-end RB3 this week. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It's fair to say that David Johnson looked like the running back we all knew and loved pre-injury. Before even taking a handoff, Johnson looked like he lost weight and that was apparent once he got the ball in his hands. He moved smooth through his blockers and didn't look clunky at all. To be fair, the Chiefs matchup was one of the best you can have as a running back, but it was a great start to his Texans career. Now comes a matchup no one looks forward to, as the Ravens are one of the toughest defenses in the league. We did see Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt total 132 yards on the ground with just 23 carries (5.71 yards per carry), but we're projecting this game to get out of hand rather quickly, and that's a problem for Johnson because despite many teams falling behind the Ravens last year, they allowed the second-fewest fantasy points through the air to running backs. Not only that, but running backs averaged a league-low 22.3 touches per game against them. The positive is that it'll be his backfield throughout the game with Buddy Howell and Scottie Phillips maybe getting a few touches. Still, 15-18 touches against the Ravens doesn't guarantee big numbers. He should be considered a low-end RB2 for this game due to his volume. Just hope that he falls into the end zone.There will be some major reactions to this backfield after we saw the touches go Ingram 10, Dobbins 7, and Edwards 4 in Week 1, but how much can we really take from it when the Ravens stomped the Browns 38-6? Well, more than you'd think. The Ravens were continually running away with games last year, and through 15 games, there was just one game where Ingram totaled less than 10 touches. Not surprisingly, that one week was a game the Ravens won 49-13. The following week, they played against the Texans where Ingram totaled 16 touches in a 41-7 win. We knew Dobbins would cut the legs off his potential ceiling, but his floor is in jeopardy, especially when he doesn't score. The Texans are a team to attack with running backs, though. They've allowed 18 running back touchdowns over their last 17 games (10 rushing, 8 receiving). Losing D.J. Reader up the middle of the field is a crushing blow and we saw rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire crush them for 138 yards and a touchdown in his NFL debut last week. Here are the touches by running backs in each of their eight games since their Week 10 bye last year (most recent first): 34, 33, 25, 25, 28, 35, 40, 30. That's a lot of touches to go around. My guess would be that Ingram gets back into the 12-14 touch range, which allows him to be played as a high-end RB3. Dobbins himself should get close to Ingram, though I still believe he's second in line when the game is close. Totaling just seven touches in a game hardly suggests you're a weekly play, even if two of those touches were for touchdowns. He's a risky RB3/4 who'd benefit if the game gets out of hand.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Baltimore was 12th against fantasy running backs in Week 1, he has a tough matchup in a game they could fall behind early. Johnson is a low-end RB2 to flex option.Ingram had a very quiet week with just 10 carries for 29 yards. The bad news is that no Ravens running back was on the field for more than 40 percent of the team's snaps, but the good news is the Texans were 22nd against fantasy backs in Week 1. Ingram II is a dicey RB2 due to usage concerns.
John Hesterman
Dynasty League Football
 Ingram's workload should remain under close surveillance moving forward. In 15 contests last season, Ingram's carry count only dipped below 12 on two occasions. Only seeing 10 carries in a game in which they maintained a commanding lead is concerning. Watching rookie J.K. Dobbins take the goal line duties is also worrisome. Ingram's involvement should be monitored closely going forward.