Who Should I Start? - Week 3

DeSean Jackson or Duke Johnson

 
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  Duke Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson
at LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
DeSean Jackson
WR - PHI
DeSean Jackson
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EDT
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 85-
Best Rank# 65-
Worst Rank# 121-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at LAC vs. DET-
Matchup Rank612-
Matchup Rating-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total12.127.4-
Avg Game6.127.4-
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  Duke Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson
DeSean Jackson
WR - PHI
DeSean Jackson
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at NO
9 rush, 57 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 33 yds, 0 td
vs. WAS
10 tar, 8 rec, 154 yds, 2 td
Week 2 vs. JAC
6 rush, 31 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
at ATL
0 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at LAC vs. DET
Week 4 vs. CAR at GB
Week 5 vs. ATL vs. NYJ
Week 6 at KC at MIN
Week 7 at IND at DAL
Week 8 vs. OAK at BUF
Week 9 at JAC vs. CHI
Week 10BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 11 at BAL vs. NE
Week 12 vs. IND vs. SEA
Week 13 vs. NE at MIA
Week 14 vs. DEN vs. NYG
Week 15 at TEN at WAS
Week 16 at TB vs. DAL
Week 17 vs. TEN at NYG
  Duke Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson
DeSean Jackson
WR - PHI
DeSean Jackson
2019 Points 
Week 19.027.4
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  Duke Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson
DeSean Jackson
WR - PHI
DeSean Jackson
2019 Targets 
Week 1510
Week 210
Week 3
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  Duke Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson
at LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
DeSean Jackson
WR - PHI
DeSean Jackson
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EDT
OUT
Expert 
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
Johnson continued to lose snaps and touches to Carlos Hyde in Week 2, and at this point Duke is on the short side of the committee. He is going to be more involved when the Texans throw the ball more, but that may not be the case this week against the Chargers' run-funnel defense. There's always upside in this offense, but Johnson is just a boom-or-bust RB3/flex option. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
After trading away a third-round pick for Johnson, most assumed he'd be the leader in this timeshare, but after two weeks, it's a lot different than most imagined. Johnson has played 66 snaps and totaled 19 touches (15 carries, four receptions) while Hyde has played 62 snaps and totaled 31 touches (30 carries, one reception). While most want that to change, it won't if Hyde continues to average a robust 5.8 yards per carry behind a makeshift offensive line. Johnson is going to have more value in games they fall behind, which oddsmakers expect this week. The Chargers struggled against running backs last year (allowed seventh-most points to them) but particularly in the passing game, as they allowed the second-most PPR points through the air to running backs. They allowed an average of 14.7 PPR points per game through the air alone. Think about that for a second. That amounts to five catches for 67 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game, on average. While the Colts didn't exploit that in Week 1 (they didn't really need to while rushing for 187 yards), the Lions running backs totaled four catches for 53 yards and a touchdown through the air last week. The timeshare all comes down to gamescript and this one should be a bit different than last week. Johnson is the safer play who's somewhat gamescript-proof, so consider him a decent RB3, especially in PPR formats. 
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
 DJax has a abdominal strain that is expected to keep him out a couple weeks, which opens the door further for Nelson Agholor