Who Should I Start? - Week 3

Duke Johnson or James White

 
Experts' Pick
 
  James White
RB - NE
James White
vs. NYJ, Sun 1pm EDT
Duke Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson
at LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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ECR# 32# 34-
Best Rank# 23# 29-
Worst Rank# 35# 44-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. NYJ at LAC-
Matchup Rank226-
Matchup Rating-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att15.320.3
Rush Yds6699
Rush TD0.70.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total17.112.1-
Avg Game8.66.1-
Avg Projection7.76.8-
Week 28.93.1-
    
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Injury Alert-
Weather77 F, Partly Cloudy84 F, Partly Cloudy-
    
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  James White
RB - NE
James White
Duke Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. PIT
4 rush, 26 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 5 rec, 56 yds, 0 td
at NO
9 rush, 57 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 33 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at MIA
3 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 19 yds, 1 td
vs. JAC
6 rush, 31 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. NYJ at LAC
Week 4 at BUF vs. CAR
Week 5 at WAS vs. ATL
Week 6 vs. NYG at KC
Week 7 at NYJ at IND
Week 8 vs. CLE vs. OAK
Week 9 at BAL at JAC
Week 10BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 11 at PHI at BAL
Week 12 vs. DAL vs. IND
Week 13 at HOU vs. NE
Week 14 vs. KC vs. DEN
Week 15 at CIN at TEN
Week 16 vs. BUF at TB
Week 17 vs. MIA vs. TEN
  James White
RB - NE
James White
vs. NYJ, Sun 1pm EDT
Duke Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson
at LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts5.07.4
Rush Yards21.933.9
Rush TDs0.20.1
   
Receiving
   
Receptions4.02.8
Rec Yards33.524.5
Rec TDs0.20.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points7.76.8
   
  James White
RB - NE
James White
Duke Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson
2019 Points 
Week 18.29.0
Week 28.93.1
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  James White
RB - NE
James White
Duke Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson
2019 Targets 
Week 175
Week 241
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  James White
RB - NE
James White
vs. NYJ, Sun 1pm EDT
Duke Johnson
RB - HOU
Duke Johnson
at LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
Expert 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
White should see a lot of targets out of the backfield and have good flex value at home against the Jets this week. 
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
White's fantasy value has taken a bit of a hit from the Patriots' addition of Antonio Brown, as well as the significant role Rex Burkhead is playing in the offense. That said, there should be plenty of fantasy points to go around in this offense, and White still has a strong connection with Tom Brady to fall back on. With New England likely to score 30+ points against the Jets this week, White is a solid RB3/flex option.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
With all the talent at wide receiver, White is going to lose some targets, but he's also going to be the forgotten man in the defensive gameplan. The Browns running backs just caught seven balls for 78 yards against them last week, while Devin Singletary caught five passes for 28 yards in Week 1, and he's someone who caught just six balls during the entire 2018 season in college. White should be in lineups as a high-end RB3.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.