RB David Johnson - Houston Texans

6-1, 224Born: 12-16-1991College: Northern IowaDrafted: Round 3, pick 86 (2015)

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Summary

Johnson was on top of the fantasy world in 2017 before a freak wrist injury sidelined him for the season. He returned in 2018 but to a different coaching staff in Arizona. The brains behind the offense that he thrived in with Bruce Arians left for the head coaching position with Tampa Bay. Johnson finished as the 10th ranked fantasy running back, but he was not utilized as much, or in the same way as he was with Arians. The 2019 season introduced another new coach, Kliff Kingsbury, along with rookie quarterback Kyler Murray. Johnson suffered an ankle injury in Week 6 which prompted the acquisition of Kenyan Drake that also coincided with the emergence of Chase Edmonds. Johnson slowly recovered but the running game was taken over by Drake and Edmonds, leaving little for Johnson. The rest of 2019 was much of the same, which ultimately led to Arizona's decision to trade him to Houston. Can Johnson regain the magic from 2015 and 2016 where he finished 8th and 1st respectively among fantasy backs? He is entering his sixth year in the league at age 28 with declining numbers weighing him down. He will get every opportunity to showcase his worth in Houston and if he rises to the occasion, he should see increased volume in the Texans offense. Johnson is a versatile back with power, speed, elusiveness, and excellent hands. He is a great addition to the Texans offense with Deshaun Watson under center. The only question is how much talent and durability is still in his tank and can he resurrect his once dominant career? (May 5)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 18, 15, 16, 17, 17, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24
Overall Redraft - 33, 16, 23, 27, 32, 33, 34, 36, 38, 56, 60
RB Redraft PPR - 17, 13, 15, 15, 16, 16, 17, 17, 17, 17, 18, 19, 20, 20, 21, 22, 23
Overall Redraft PPR - 38, 22, 26, 26, 26, 27, 33, 34, 34, 37, 38, 40, 42, 53, 54, 56, 59
RB Dynasty - 26, 19, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 33, 39
Overall Dynasty - 63, 42, 49, 57, 59

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2017 ARI 1 11 23 0 9 6 68 0 1
2018 ARI 16 258 941 7 76 50 446 3 2
2019 ARI 12 94 345 2 47 36 370 4 1
2020 PROJ-Dodds 14.9 214.0 * * 43.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Henry 15.0 220.0 * * 45.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Wood 14.0 205.0 * * 40.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 207.0 * * 31.4 * * *
2020 PROJ-Consensus 15.0 213.7 * * 41.5 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

David Johnson's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 35
RB: 21
Overall-PPR: 39
RB-PPR: 21

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