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: 33rd
Projected FF PTS
Week 7 @IND
Upside / Downside
Week 7 @IND
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.
Posted: 8/20/2019 4:37 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (hamstring) practiced with his new team for the first time Tuesday, Aug. 20, after being sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: Good news for those fantasy GMs banking on Johnson's rebirth with the Texans. Value him as a low-end RB4 in standard and slightly higher in PPR leagues.
Posted: 8/14/2019 6:20 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (hamstring) is still sidelined because of his hamstring injury and will not play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 17.
Huddle Up: Johnson has a chance to earn a solid role in the offense but needs to recover from his injury. He can be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues since he should be involved in the passing game and will also have value in standard leagues.
Posted: 8/12/2019 10:29 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (hamstring) didn't practice Monday, Aug. 12, and he's unlikely to play in the second preseason game.
Huddle Up: Johnson has RB4 prowess in PPR and could slip into the RB3 range if he can get back quickly.
Posted: 8/12/2019 4:43 am UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (hamstring) was unable to practice Sunday, Aug. 11, due to a hamstring ailment.
Huddle Up: The severity of Johnson's ailment is uncertain, but it doesn't sound terribly serious. The team might simply be easing him into action after his mid-week trade from the Cleveland Browns. When healthy, Johnson will likely serve as the primary backup to Lamar Miller, serving as a RB4 in most PPR formats.
Posted: 8/08/2019 9:51 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson was acquired by the Houston Texans Thursday, Aug. 8, in exchange for an undisclosed 2020 draft pick.
Huddle Up: Johnson was blocked in Cleveland and has new fantasy life in Houston. He'll slot in behind Lamar Miller and be an RB4 in PPR with potential for more.
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