Duke Johnson Jr.
Running Back
Ht: 5' 9" Wt: 210 Age: 26 Exp: 5 years College: Miami (FL) Drafted: 2015 R3 77,
Per Game
Cumulative FF PTS
Position Rank: 34th
Projected FF PTS
Week 12 vs IND
Upside / Downside
Week 12 vs IND
Posted: 11/17/2019 4:24 pm UTC
The Cleveland Browns will receive a 2020 third-round draft pick from the Houston Texans to complete an earlier trade involving RB Duke Johnson. The Browns would have received a fourth-round selection from the Texans instead if Johnson had played in fewer than 10 games this season.
Posted: 11/17/2019 4:23 pm UTC
The Houston Texans will send a 2020 third-round draft pick to the Cleveland Browns to complete a trade for RB Duke Johnson. The Texans would have sent a fourth-round selection to Cleveland if Johnson had played in fewer than 10 games this season.
Posted: 11/03/2019 6:00 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson rushed for 13 yards and one touchdown on seven carries against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 9. He also caught five passes for 68 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Johnson has been targeted at least five times in each of the last three games and has posted either a rushing or receiving touchdown in three of the last four games. He can be considered a flex option against most opponents.
Posted: 10/28/2019 5:49 am UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson was held to one yard on three carries but caught four of his five targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in Week 8 versus the Oakland Raiders.
Huddle Up: Given the fact that Houston appeared to bench slot receiver Keke Coutee this week, Johnson essentially served as the Texans' underneath option in this one. It's a shame he doesn't get more work as a runner, but Houston apparently prefers the physicality Carlos Hyde brings to the table - even if it comes with almost no big-play potential. Johnson will once again be a touchdown- and game-script dependent RB3 at best in Week 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Posted: 10/20/2019 10:36 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson rushed for 34 yards on seven carries against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7. He also caught two passes for 22 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Johnson has been involved in the running and passing game all season and has been targeted nine times over the last two games. He can be a possible flex option in point-per-reception leagues most weeks.
Posted: 10/13/2019 11:10 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson rushed five times for 34 yards in Week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs and he added two grabs for 20 yards and a touchdown on four targets.
Huddle Up: The touchdown was his first as a member of the Texans through six games. He still needs a Carlos Hyde to suffer a long-term injury or his fantasy ceiling is rather limited. The Texans travel to meet the Colts in Week 7.
Posted: 9/29/2019 9:43 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson rushed six times for 56 yards in Week 4 against the Carolina Panthers and he added two catches for 22 yards on three targets.
Huddle Up: Johnson has had six or more carries in three of his four games in Houston, but he has had double-digit touches in just one game so far, and that was Week 1 in New Orleans. Until he can consistently see at least 10-12 touches per game, he is only worth a roster spot in the deepest of fantasy leagues. The Texans host the Falcons in Week 5.
Posted: 9/15/2019 8:47 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson ran six times for 31 yards in Week 2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was also targeted just once and did not have any catches.
Huddle Up: Johnson's fantasy outlook improved dramatically when dealt from Cleveland to Houston, and then even more once Lamar Miller went down. However, the acquisition of Carlos Hyde has made Johnson's fantasy value no better than it was when he was wearing brown and orange.
Posted: 9/10/2019 3:24 am UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson rushed nine times for 57 yards in Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints on Monday, Sept. 9. He also added four receptions for 33 yards on five targets.
Huddle Up: Johnson failed to find the end zone, but he had a pretty productive team debut. Carlos Hyde saw 11 total touches to Johnson's 13, and you can expect a rather even split with Bill O'Brien running with the hot hand. Plus, Johnson will see more snaps in passing situations, with Hyde being used as the hammer in running situations. Johnson is a solid low-end RB3 in PPR formats, with lesser value in standard play. The Texans host the Jaguars in Week 2.
Posted: 8/31/2019 1:11 am UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson is expected to be the starter, but the team is 'actively looking' to trade for a running back, according to league sources.
Huddle Up: Following the injury to Lamar Miller, Johnson looks poised for an every-down role, but that could change if the Texans add a big name to the backfield. If Houston simply adds some veteran depth, Johnson's upside won't change much.
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