Posted: 3/02/2021 9:13 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB David Johnson restructured his deal Tuesday, March 2, and will receive $4.25 million guaranteed out of a maximum contract value of $6 million. His cash total is lower now, but Johnson's previous guaranteed money was $2.1 million.
Huddle Up: Johnson enters the final year of his contract and had been scheduled to carry the sixth-highest cap figure among running backs prior to the renegotiation. He will return for a second year in Houston with what will be a revamped line, although the outlook will be much different if QB Deshaun Watson gets his way with a trade request. Johnson will now be without backfield make Duke Johnson to steal catches, but Houston will likely add another back via the draft and/or free agency. The former Arizona Cardinal is a midrange RB2 or much better flex option, regardless of the scoring system.
Posted: 2/27/2021 12:02 am UTC
Houston Texans RB David Johnson could return to the team next season if he is willing to restructure his contract, according to sources. Johnson is currently scheduled to count $8.512 million against the salary cap in 2021, and the team would save $6.9 million if they cut him at this point.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players can monitor the situation to see if the two sides can reach an agreement. He did post over 1,000 total yards and eight touchdowns in 12 games this past season and should see a majority of the work if he remains with the Texans. He can be considered at least a flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/27/2020 11:25 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB David Johnson rushed for 128 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 16. He also caught three passes for 11 yards and one touchdown during the game.
Huddle Up: Johnson has posted over 100 total yards in each of the last two games and has three total touchdowns over the last three games. He should see plenty of touches next week and can be a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/20/2020 9:14 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB David Johnson caught 11 passes for 106 yards against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 15. He also rushed for 27 yards on eight carries during the game.
Huddle Up: Johnson shared the carries with Buddy Howell but was a big part of the passing game against the Colts. He should receive a similar workload next week and can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in leagues.
Posted: 12/19/2020 1:48 am UTC
Houston Texans RB David Johnson (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 18, and is not on the injury report for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Johnson should receive most of the work at running back this week and can also see a few targets in the passing game. He can be considered a No. 2 running back or flex option in most leagues.
Posted: 12/18/2020 2:00 am UTC
Houston Texans RB David Johnson (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: Johnson should receive most of the work at running back this week and could see a few targets in the passing game. He can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/17/2020 12:20 am UTC
Houston Texans RB David Johnson was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Dec. 16.
Huddle Up: Johnson will immediately regain his role as the Texans' top back in Week 15 but in a tough matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. He'll be a low-end RB2.
Posted: 12/16/2020 11:12 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB David Johnson (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 16.
Huddle Up: Johnson is expected to be available for the Week 15 game, but fantasy players can check on his status later in the week. He likely will see most of the work at running back if he plays and can be a flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/14/2020 5:11 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB David Johnson is expected to return from the Reserve/COVID-19 list this week, according to interim coach Romeo Crennel.
Huddle Up: Johnson would be a low-end RB2 or flex candidate against the Indianapolis Colts if he's cleared to play. However, the upside is very minimal right now.
Posted: 12/11/2020 9:22 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB David Johnson was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Dec. 11.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners counting on Johnson this week have little choice but to go in another direction. Duke Johnson is now in line for another start, although he has already shown he doesn't have much upside in this current version of the Texans' offense. Consider him a decent flex option in most leagues this week.