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RB HOU

College: Miami (FL) | 6 years
Height: 5'9" | Weight: 210 lbs
Birth Date: 9/23/1993
2020 Bye Week: 8

Total Pts: 89
Avg Pts: 5.56
Rank: 34 RB

Free Agent

2020 RTSports Outlook

Johnson had a decent first season with the Texans, setting a career high in rushing yards (410). He had 820 total yards, 44 receptions and five touchdowns. Johnson was 30th overall in fantasy running back scoring. He had seven games with double-digit fantasy points. Johnson has 40-plus receptions all five seasons he has been in the NFL. He is one of the top pass-catching backs in the game and should fill that role again this season. Johnson has top speed and can get downfield in a hurry. He lacks a little size for the position, though, and won't make many plays after contact. He is best suited as a pass-catching back, a role he serves very well. He won't make many big plays as an inside runner.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Johnson has legit fantasy value because of his reception totals. He has been a top 40 fantasy back each of the past three seasons. He is worth a look as a No. 3 or 4 fantasy back. You can expect around 50 re-ceptions and 700 total yards with four or so scores. His rushing totals are likely down this season with the Texans getting healthy at running back.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Houston Texans running back Duke Johnson had a typical season in 2019. In his first year with Houston, Johnson carried the ball 83 times for 410 yards and two scores while adding 44 catches for 410 yards and three more touchdowns through the air. Throughout his five-year career, Johnson has never carried the ball more than 104 times, a mark that came way back in his rookie season as a member of the Cleveland Browns. Johnson has always made his mark in the NFL as one of the league's most talented pass-catching running backs. That being said, the Texans made an offseason splash when they traded for running back David Johnson, a player who has battled injuries over the past few seasons but is also a very talented pass-catcher in his own right. The presence of David Johnson could cut into Duke's work in the passing game, which would render the latter Johnson irrelevant in fantasy. Duke is currently getting drafted around pick No. 148 in PPR leagues and is nothing more than a handcuff target for fantasy drafters.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 15Duke Johnson 33 receiving yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 33 receiving yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 57 rushing yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 57 rushing yds (2 pts)
Week 22Duke Johnson 31 rushing yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 31 rushing yds (1 pts)
Week 33Duke Johnson 22 receiving yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 22 receiving yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 2 rushing yds (1 pts)
Week 45Duke Johnson 22 receiving yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 22 receiving yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 56 rushing yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 56 rushing yds (2 pts)
Week 54Duke Johnson 8 receiving yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 59 rushing yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 59 rushing yds (2 pts)
Week 610Duke Johnson 1 receiving TD (6 pts)
. . . Duke Johnson 11 yd TD pass from Deshaun Watson
Duke Johnson 20 receiving yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 20 receiving yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 34 rushing yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 34 rushing yds (1 pts)
Week 74Duke Johnson 22 receiving yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 22 receiving yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 34 rushing yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 34 rushing yds (1 pts)
Week 89Duke Johnson 1 receiving TD (6 pts)
. . . Duke Johnson 12 yd TD pass from Deshaun Watson
Duke Johnson 33 receiving yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 33 receiving yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 1 rushing yd (1 pts)
Week 911Duke Johnson 68 receiving yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 68 receiving yds (3 pts)
Duke Johnson 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Duke Johnson 1 yd rushing TD
Duke Johnson 13 rushing yds (1 pts)
Week 10
Week 114Duke Johnson 4 receiving yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 40 rushing yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 40 rushing yds (2 pts)
Week 123Duke Johnson 8 receiving yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 22 rushing yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 22 rushing yds (1 pts)
Week 1311Duke Johnson 1 receiving TD (6 pts)
. . . Duke Johnson 14 yd TD pass from Deshaun Watson
Duke Johnson 54 receiving yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 54 receiving yds (2 pts)
Duke Johnson 36 rushing yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 36 rushing yds (1 pts)
Playoff Week 14Duke Johnson 40 receiving yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 40 receiving yds (2 pts)
Duke Johnson 5 rushing yds (1 pts)
Playoff Week 22Duke Johnson 19 receiving yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 4 rushing yds (1 pts)
Playoff Week 32Duke Johnson 12 receiving yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 4 rushing yds (1 pts)
Playoff Week 410Duke Johnson 45 receiving yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 45 receiving yds (2 pts)
Duke Johnson 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Duke Johnson 1 yd rushing TD
Duke Johnson 12 rushing yds (1 pts)
Playoff Week 54Duke Johnson 30 receiving yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 30 receiving yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 38 rushing yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 38 rushing yds (1 pts)
Playoff Week 63Duke Johnson 23 receiving yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 23 receiving yds (1 pts)
Duke Johnson 11 rushing yds (1 pts)
Player Notes
May 26 6:43pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 08-Aug-2019: HOU - Traded - for 2020 undisclosed draft pick
  • 08-Aug-2019: HOU - Traded - for 2020 conditional 4th-round pick
  • 07-Jun-2018: CLE - Signed - Three-year extension (through 2021)
NFL Week
OppPtsRush
Att
Rush
Yds
Rush
TDs
100
Yds
RecRec
Yds
Rec
TDs
Rec
Tgt
Fum
Lost
2019 Season898341020444103621
Week 1@NOR595700433050
Week 2JAC26310000010
Week 3@LAC32200222030
Week 4CAR565600222030
Week 5ATL49590018010
Week 6@KAN1053400220140
Week 7@IND473400222050
Week 8OAK93100433150
Week 9@JAC1171310568050
Week 10bye
Week 11@BAL46400024020
Week 12IND35220018010
Week 13NWE1193600554160
Week 14DEN41500640080
Week 15@TEN22400219030
Week 16@TAM22400112041
Week 17TEN1041210545060
WildcardBUF433800330030
Divisional@KAN311100523080