RB Duke Johnson Jr - Houston Texans

5-9, 207Born: 9-23-1993College: MiamiDrafted: Round 3, pick 77 (2015)

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Summary

Never used as a three-down player, Johnson has always been a true receiving back. But 2018 was a low watermark for Johnson as he only registered 40 carries and 47 receptions (both career lows). That should change this year after he was traded to the Texans and should be their passing down and no huddle back with the potential do more. He has always been effective and explosive, Johnson just needs more opportunity to have a fantasy impact, now he will get it. (August 8)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 39, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 30, 39, 41, 43, 43, 54, 55
RB Redraft PPR - 33, 23, 23, 26, 26, 27, 28, 28, 34, 35, 39, 39, 39, 39, 39, 40, 51, 54
Overall Redraft PPR - 89, 52
RB Dynasty - 47, 33, 46, 49, 50, 58, 59

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2016 CLE 16 73 358 1 74 53 514 0 1
2017 CLE 16 82 348 4 93 74 693 3 2
2018 CLE 16 40 201 0 62 47 429 3
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.0 180.0 * * 45.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 16.0 135.0 * * 46.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 120.0 * * 52.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 79.0 * * 37.0 * * *

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

Percentile ranks

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

Average Draft Position

Overall: 117
RB: 43
Overall-PPR: 108
RB-PPR: 40

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Latest News

Texans | Duke Johnson to be lead back? (Sat Aug 24, 10:13 PM) - Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson will take over as the starting running back in the wake of RB Lamar Miller's (knee) knee injury, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, and McClain believes Johnson will 'get all the playing time he can handle.'

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Texans | Duke Johnson hits practice field (Tue Aug 20, 12:37 PM) - 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.

Our View: We're excited to see how Johnson is used as the change-of-pace back behind Lamar Miller. Johnson is a fine pass-catcher and he can make plays in space. That gives him flex appeal in PPR leagues. Stay tuned.
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Texans | Duke Johnson to miss preseason game (Wed Aug 14, 02:20 PM) - 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.

Our View: It's an unfortunate injury as we're all excited to see what Johnson can do with his new team. They'll take it easy on him while he recovers from this hamstring injury. When healthy, Johnson will work as a pass-catching back behind starter Lamar Miller...and there's a chance that he could push for a larger role. Stay tuned.
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Texans | Duke Johnson idle (Mon Aug 12, 11:29 AM) - Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (hamstring) didn't practice Monday, Aug. 12, and he's unlikely to play in the second preseason game.

Our View: The Texans are excited to see what Johnson can do in their backfield...on more than just third downs. We'll have to wait and see him in action, which is fine as Johnson is a seasoned veteran who doesn't need every rep to get up to speed...even with a new team.
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Texans | Duke Johnson unable to practice (Mon Aug 12, 12:43 AM) - Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (hamstring) was unable to practice Sunday, Aug. 11, due to a hamstring ailment.

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2019 Schedule

1@ New Orleans Saints
2vs Jacksonville Jaguars
3@ Los Angeles Chargers
4vs Carolina Panthers
5vs Atlanta Falcons
6@ Kansas City Chiefs
7@ Indianapolis Colts
8vs Oakland Raiders
9@ Jacksonville Jaguars
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Baltimore Ravens
12vs Indianapolis Colts
13vs New England Patriots
14vs Denver Broncos
15@ Tennessee Titans
16@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
17vs Tennessee Titans