College: Miami (FL) | 6 years
Height: 5'9" | Weight: 210 lbs
Birth Date: 9/23/1993
Depth Chart: RB1.2
2020 Bye Week: 8
Questionable - ankle
Total Pts: 1
Avg Pts: 0.50
Rank: 96 RB
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|Week 1||1||Duke Johnson 14 rushing yds (1 pts)|
|Week 3||5||4-19yds / 0.1TDs 2-20yds / 0.1TDs projected|
|Playoff Week 1|
|Playoff Week 2|
|Playoff Week 3|
|Playoff Week 4|
|No Playoff Match Up|
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (ankle) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 2 game.
Fantasy Spin: David Johnson will receive most of the snaps at running back and can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in fantasy leagues.
The Houston Texans have declared OT Charlie Heck, CB Cornell Armstrong, LB Jonathan Greenard, LB Peter Kalambayi, RB Duke Johnson and TE Pharaoh Brown inactive for Week 2.
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (ankle) is not expected to play in Week 2's game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Fantasy Spin: Johnson had been listed as questionable on the injury report after being a limited practice participant throughout the week. Even if his condition suddenly improves enough for him to play this afternoon, fantasy owners should be able to find better options with more favorable matchups.
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 18, and is listed as questionable for Week 2.
Fantasy Spin: Johnson probably will be a game-time decision, so fantasy players will know more about his status closer to game time. He likely would only see a handful of touches if is active for the game and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Houston Texans LB Peter Kalambayi (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Sept. 18, and is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens. WR Brandin Cooks (quad), OT Tytus Howard (ankle) and RB Duke Johnson (ankle) were limited all week and are also listed as questionable. WR Will Fuller (non-injury) did not participate in practice Friday but is expected to play. DE J.J. Watt (hip) was limited in practice all week but no longer appears on the injury report. LB Jonathan Greenard (ankle) and FB Cullen Gillaspia (hamstring) practiced in full Friday and have also been removed from the injury report.
Houston Texans running back Duke Johnson (ankle) practiced on a limited basis on Thursday for the second straight day. Johnson was listed as week-to-week after suffering an ankle injury last Thursday in the season opener, but it looks as though he's made some quick progress. However, even if the 27-year-old winds up playing against a nasty Ravens Defense this week, he'll be a desperation flex play in PPR leagues. Buddy Howell is set to be the primary backup to David Johnson if Duke Johnson has to sit this one out.
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 17.
Fantasy Spin: Johnson appears to have a chance to play this week but may be a game-time decision. He would only see a handful of touches if he active for the game and can be avoided in most leagues.
Houston Texans WR Brandin Cooks (quad), OT Tytus Howard (non-injury), RB Duke Johnson (ankle), DE J.J. Watt (hip) and LB Peter Kalambayi (hamstring) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 17. LB Jonathan Greenard (ankle) and FB Cullen Gillaspia (hamstring) practiced in full.
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 16.
Fantasy Spin: Johnson suffered the injury during the opening game, and his status for Week 2 is uncertain at this point. Fantasy probably can find a better to use in their lineup and can avoid Johnson even if he is active for the game.
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (ankle) is practicing Wednesday, Sept. 16, according to a report.
Fantasy Spin: It's a good sign for his Week 2 status, but he doesn't have the kind of upside you'll want to run out there in your lineups this week unless you're thin on PPR flex options.
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (ankle) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 14.
Fantasy Spin: Johnson is considered day-to-day because of his injury, so fantasy players should check on his status later in the week. Fantasy players in most leagues probably will be able to find better options to use and can keep Johnson on the bench.
Houston Texans running back Duke Johnson (ankle), who sprained his ankle in the game last Thursday against the Chiefs, is considered week-to-week and is a long shot to play in Week 2 against the Ravens, according to a source. However, he has a chance to play in Week 3, as it's not believed to be a serious injury. Buddy Howell would be next in line for backup duties behind David Johnson, but he'll have no standalone value if Duke Johnson is inactive this Sunday. Johnson had just five carries for 14 yards in Week 1 against the Chiefs before getting hurt. He'll likely be dropped in shallower formats since he's unlikely to play this weekend, but he could have some deep PPR league value once he returns.
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (ankle) is a long shot to play in Week 2, according to a source. He could return in Week 3, though.
Fantasy Spin: Buddy Howell could see a few touches, but it's unlikely to be enough to move the fantasy needle. David Johnson looks like a low-end RB1 against the Baltimore Ravens next week.
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (ankle) sustained a sprained ankle in Week 1's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs and is considered week-to-week, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly.
Fantasy Spin: David Johnson should see an increased workload (and increased fantasy value) if Duke Johnson is sidelined for an extended period of time, especially given how well he performed in the season opener. Buddy Howell could receive additional touches as well but is mainly a contributor on the special teams coverage units and should not be viewed as a viable fantasy option right now. The Texans also have C.J. Prosise and Scottie Phillips available on their practice squad.
Houston Texans running back Duke Johnson (ankle), who sprained his ankle in the Thursday night loss to the Chiefs, is now questionable for the team's Week 2 contest against the Ravens, according to a source. Johnson injured himself in the second half of the game and never returned, finishing with five carries for just 14 yards. It's definitely not the start he had in mind in his first game with the team. The 26-year-old was a late-round flier in PPR leagues with fantasy managers hoping that the Texans can make better use of him in the passing game than the Browns did. His practice participation next week will give us a better idea if he'll be able to return next week. If he can't, Buddy Howell would likely be David Johnson's backup against Baltimore.
Houston Texans running back Duke Johnson left Thursday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs with a leg injury and did not return. Johnson finished with 14 yards on five carries and failed to bring in his only target. If Johnson misses time, Houston will likely give the ball to David Johnson even more, though it's unclear who would play Duke's role on this team, as Houston went with two backs at times on Thursday. If Duke is healthy in Week 2, he faces a tough Ravens matchup and doesn't seem to have a well-established role yet, making him an easy fantasy fade.
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (leg) will not return to the Week 1 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs after suffering a leg injury.
Fantasy Spin: Johnson played second fiddle to David Johnson prior to the injury, and if he ends up missing time, it would likely mean a few more touches for the latter.
Houston Texans running back Duke Johnson carries a lot of fantasy risk heading into Houston's Week 1 meeting with the Kansas City Chiefs. While the Chiefs allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to backs last season, Duke Johnson's projected role now that Houston's acquired David Johnson is hard to predict. The best thing for fantasy managers to do at this point with Duke is to keep him on the bench until we're able to see how the workload shakes out between the two backs. Don't drop him from your fantasy rosters, though, as David Johnson's injury history could lead to a large role for Duke this season.
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson said Monday, Aug. 17, that he is comfortable in the system after his first full offseason with the team. 'I'm much more comfortable. It's kind of night and day for me,' Johnson said. 'My expectations for myself is just make my plays whenever the opportunity presents itself.'
Fantasy Spin: Johnson is the primary backup to David Johnson, who has had issues staying on the field due to health. If Johnson can stay healthy he could have a big role in the offense. He is especially useful in deeper PPR leagues for his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield.
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson will gain a better understanding of the offense during his first full offseason with the team, according to offensive coordinator Tim Kelly. 'A lot of this stuff that we're covering right now, it's the first time (Johnson and David Johnson) really being able to kind of hear it in-depth and it's really, really good.'
Fantasy Spin: Johnson took a backseat to Carlos Hyde for much of the 2019 season and finished his first season with the Texans with 410 rushing yards and 410 receiving yards with five total touchdowns across 16 games after being acquired from the Cleveland Browns last offseason. He's likely to see limited usage behind David Johnson this season and won't begin the campaign with any fantasy value in standard redraft leagues.