Posted: 5/26/2020 10:27 pm UTC
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.'
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 12/21/2019 9:27 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson rushed twice for just four yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday, Dec. 21. He added a 12-yard catch on four targets.
Huddle Up: It was Johnson's third straight game with two or fewer carries in a game. He is one of the biggest disappointments of the fantasy season.
Posted: 12/15/2019 10:58 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson rushed for four yards on two carries against the Tennessee Titans in Week 15. He also caught two passes for 19 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Johnson has been involved in the running and passing game this season but struggled this week against the Titans. He could be a possible flex option next week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Posted: 12/02/2019 7:03 am UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson carried nine times for 36 yards and hauled in five of his six targets for 54 more yards and a touchdown in Week 13 against the New England Patriots.
Huddle Up: Deshaun Watson mentioned earlier in the week he wanted to get Johnson more involved in the passing game and, sure enough, it happened. It's unfortunate the Texans have underutilized him for the better part of the season and opted to pound the ball with Carlos Hyde instead, but Johnson is capable of production like this when he is a regular part of the offense. He should make for a decent flex option in Week 14 against the Denver Broncos.
Posted: 11/22/2019 6:56 am UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson carried the ball five times for 22 yards against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, Nov. 21. He also had one reception for eight yards.
Huddle Up: Six touches represents the second-lowest mark of the season for Johnson, whose usage has been rather modest most weeks. He's done a solid job with limited opportunities, but without more of them he's not someone to rely on over the final weeks, even as a flex.
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.