Posted: 11/26/2020 9:12 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson caught three passes for 43 yards and one touchdown against the Detroit Lions in Week 12. He also rushed for 37 yards on nine carries.
Huddle Up: Johnson continues to be the main running back for the Texans while David Johnson is sidelined but has not posted great numbers. He will continue to be involved in the running and passing game but may only be a flex option in leagues.
Posted: 11/22/2020 11:31 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson rushed for 15 yards on 10 carries against the New England Patriots in Week 11. He also caught three passes for 20 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Johnson has been the main option at running back over the last few weeks but struggled this week against the Patriots. He should continue to see most of the work at running back while David Johnson is sidelined and can be a flex option in leagues.
Posted: 11/20/2020 10:48 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Johnson received 14 carries in the last game and will continue to be the main running back for the Texans as long as David Johnson is sidelined. He can be considered at least a flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/20/2020 12:21 am UTC
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (illness) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 19.
Huddle Up: Johnson is on track to play in the Week 11 game as long as he does not suffer a setback. He can be considered a No. 2 running back or flex option in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/18/2020 10:51 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Huddle Up: Johnson should be able to return to practice later in the week, but fantasy players can monitor the situation. He has posted decent numbers over the last few weeks but should not be more than a flex option in most leagues.
Posted: 11/15/2020 9:16 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson rushed 14 times for 54 yards in Week 10 against the Cleveland Browns, his former team.
Huddle Up: Johnson was getting the starting nod with David Johnson inactive, but Duke didn't light things up like fantasy owners and DFS players had hoped. The Texans are back at it in Week 11 against the New England Patriots, and Duke Johnson would be a solid RB3 or flex fantasy option if David Johnson is on the shelf again.
Posted: 11/12/2020 4:54 am UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson is likely to start the Week 10 game against the Cleveland Browns with RB David Johnson (concussion) in doubt to play.
Huddle Up: Duke Johnson broke into the NFL with the Cleveland Browns, and he requested a trade playing behind Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. Now, he will get a chance to show the Browns organization what they were missing, and the motivation factor makes for a great fantasy storyline. Treat him as a low-end RB2 in PPR leagues, while serving as a decent RB3 or flex fantasy option in all other formats.
Posted: 11/09/2020 1:55 am UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson rushed 16 times for 41 yards and a touchdown in Week 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and he added four receptions for 32 yards on his four targets.
Huddle Up: Johnson saw an uptick in workload once David Johnson exited the game early with a concussion. If David Johnson is forced to miss time, Duke Johnson would be worth adding as a RB3 or flex fantasy option in Week 10 against the Cleveland Browns, which just happens to be his former team, too.
Posted: 10/27/2020 6:31 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson is a candidate for more playing time, according to Texans running backs coach Danny Barrett. 'Trying to get Duke more opportunities more than just third downs and get him on field more in first and second down situations,' Barrett said Tuesday, Oct. 27.
Huddle Up: We also heard this from the Texans coaching staff a couple week ago after Johnson received four touches in a Week 5 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he's only received five and six touches, respectively, in the two games since while continuing to play fewer than 30 percent of the offensive snaps. The Texans have their bye in Week 8, and you should wait to see Johnson get more work in an actual game before he can be rostered in most leagues.
Posted: 10/19/2020 12:22 am UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson ran four times for nine yards in Week 6 against the Tennessee Titans and he added one catch for two yards on two targets.
Huddle Up: Five targets and a total of 11 scrimmage yards isn't going to move the fantasy needle for anyone. As long as David Johnson remains healthy and productive, Duke's fantasy appeal is rather minimal. The Texans meet the Packers in Week 7.