RB Duke Johnson Jr - Houston Texans

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

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16 at TB 29 2 4 0 4 1.0 12 0 1 0.6
17 vs TEN 21 4 12 1 6 5.0 45 0 0 11.7
18 vs BUF 27 3 38 0 3 3.0 30 0 0 6.8
19 at KC 0 1 11 0 8 5.0 23 0 0 3.4

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.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 19 vs KC (1 / 11 / 0 rush, 8 / 5 / 23 / 0 rec)

It was a slow day for Duke Johnson, he only had one carry for 11 yards and five receptions for 23 yards. His longest reception was nine-yards, but with the Texans play behind the majority of the game. Watson had to push the ball downfield to his receivers.

2019 Week 18 vs BUF (3 / 38 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)

Johnson's effectiveness for the offense is apparent, but with so many targets to the wide receiver group, he is looked over. Johnson had six touches for 68 yards during the game. Averaging 12.7 yards per carry and 10 yards per catch, making him an explosive player for the offense. Johnson's biggest play came in overtime when he took a check down on 3rd and 18 and converted the first down to set up the game-winning drive. His 18-yard reception saw him catch and split to Bills defenders to the first down marker for a key first down.

2019 Week 17 vs TEN (4 / 12 / 1 rush, 6 / 5 / 45 / 0 rec)

Duke Johnson played spot downs through the first half until the Texans pulled him to rest him for the playoffs. Johnson was able to start the scoring with a one-yard touchdown run and then able to chip in 45 yards receiving. His longest reception came for 14 yards and saw him break tackles and make defenders miss.

2019 Week 16 vs TB (2 / 4 / 0 rush, 4 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

Just like Carlos Hyde, Johnson did not have much success on the ground or catching passes. Johnson had a costly fumble deep in Texans territory. Only 16 total yards the entire game, Johnson had one of his worst performances of the season.

2019 Week 14 vs DEN (1 / 5 / 0 rush, 8 / 6 / 40 / 0 rec)

Duke Johnson started the game for the Texans at running back, and he continues to get more involved with the offense as the season wears on. Johnson had seven total touches for 41 yards, and most of his work came in the passing game. Watson, when he looks his way, allows Johnson to eat up yards due to his ability to beat linebackers one-on-one. His longest reception came for 11 yards, but there are plenty of opportunities for Johnson to get the ball if Watson would look his way in the passing game.

2019 Week 13 vs NE (9 / 36 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 54 / 1 rec)

When Duke Johnson is on the field and getting touches, especially in the passing game, good things happen for the offense. He started the scoring for the Texans when they got him singled up on a Patriots linebacker for a 15-yard touchdown pass from Watson on an easy out route. Johnson waltzed into the end zone untouched, and then he was able to catch four more passes for 39 yards. Then lead the Texans in rushing with 36 yards with his longest run being 13-yards against the Patriots stout rushing defense.

2019 Week 11 vs BAL (6 / 40 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 4 / 0 rec)

Johnson had the most success as a runner rushing for 40 yards and catching two passes for four yards. Johnson continues to have success running the football and, more importantly, get touches as a runner making defenders miss.

2019 Week 9 vs JAX (7 / 13 / 1 rush, 5 / 5 / 68 / 0 rec)

It was the first time in a while that a running back led the Texans offense in receiving, and that is what Duke Johnson did on Sunday. Johnson made some strong catches downfield, and his longest reception was for 21 yards. Johnson was also able to get into the endzone on a one-yard run, where he trucked a cornerback to get the touchdown. Johnson continues to lead the Texans in touches per game outside of Hyde. The production remains steady with Johnson in the offense.

2019 Week 8 vs OAK (3 / 1 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 33 / 1 rec)

The touches keep coming for Duke Johnson, and he started the scoring off for the Texans when he caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Watson beating a linebacker out of the backfield inside the red zone. Johnson had a similar play earlier in the year that Watson missed him on but was able to hit him at this time. Johnson also rushed the ball for 46 yards with his longest run being 12 yards, and he also had 33 yards in the passing game. Johnson is being used much more as the season goes on, and part of it is that O'Brien is becoming comfortable with Johnson's skill set.

2019 Week 7 vs IND (7 / 34 / 0 rush, 5 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

With the Colts defense causing all types of issues for the Texans offense, O'Brien opted to use and give Duke Johnson more touches in the offense. He was able to rush for 34 yards and catch two passes fro 22 yards. Johnson's usage and touches went up this week but part of that was due to the Colts scheming to shut down the run and Carlos Hyde at all costs.

2019 Week 6 vs KC (5 / 34 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 20 / 1 rec)

The Texans continued to find a way to get Johnson involved in the offense and were able to get him his first touchdown of the season. Watson hit Johnson on an 11-yard touchdown reception versus a linebacker. The Texans tried to exploit Johnson against the Chiefs linebacker all game, and he almost had another touchdown reception but was stopped short on a 9-yard reception. Johnson has been positive in the running game and had 34-yards rushing with his longest being 15-yards.

2019 Week 5 vs ATL (9 / 59 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

The Texans are still finding ways to work in Duke Johnson not the offense. Johnson had a 24-yard rush and was able to get 59 total yards on the ground. Johnson only had one catch the entire game for 8 yards but his presence on the field opens up so much for the passing game with defenses having to account for him. The touches for Johnson have not been there but part of the issue is due to others in the offense getting touches at a higher rate.

2019 Week 4 vs CAR (6 / 56 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

The Texans are trying to find ways to get Duke Johnson the football and right now he is their best back on the field. He had a season-long rush of 40-yards where he beat one defender and was off to the races to get the offense into the red zone. Johnson also had two receptions with his longest being 12-yards. The one thing that Johnson has going for him is his ability to make defenders miss when he has the football in his hands.

2019 Week 3 vs LAC (2 / 2 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

The Texans are still trying to find ways to get Duke Johnson involved in the offense but with so many skill players around him, his touches will be limited. Johnson had two carries for only two yards and two receptions for 22 yards. His best catch of the day came when Watson saw the blitz and hit Johnson in the flats allowing him to make defenders miss for a 15 yard gain.

2019 Week 2 vs JAX (6 / 31 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

It was a slow day for Duke Johnson, and he was only targeted one time in the passing game. His best run came on a 3rd and long call where Johnson had a 19-yard run that saw him use a spin move and break a tackle. Outside of that run, Johnson was a non-factor for the offense.

2019 Week 1 vs NO (9 / 57 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)

It was also a productive day for Duke Johnson who put up 13 total touches for the offense and 90 total yards. His longest play was a 32-yard rush that saw him break a tackle in open field to go get more yards. His pass catching ability remains his best assist and he was second on the offense in targets only behind Deandre Hopkins.


Latest News

Texans | Houston blows big lead, falls in Kansas City (Sun Jan 12, 06:31 PM) - Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson completed 31-of-52 passes for 388 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 51-31 AFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the Kansas City Chiefs, as the team blew a 24-0 lead. RB Carlos Hyde rushed 13 times for 44 yards, while Watson also added 37 yards and a score. WR DeAndre Hopkins ended up with nine grabs for 118 yards on a game-high 14 targets. WR Will Fuller was a nice secondary option with 89 yards on five catches, while WR Kenny Stills posted three receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown. TE Darren Fells also had three catches for 22 yards and a touchdown on seven targets. RB Duke Johnson also chipped in with 11 rushing yards and five grabs for 23 yards. CB Lonnie Johnson also had a blocked kick return for touchdown in the first quarter while totaling four solo tackles.

Our View: Watson was gifted a 24-0 lead but then turned into a deer in the headlights like his teammates as the game quickly slipped away. The stats were great in a perfect fantasy football game script, but this game will be remembered as an all-time collapse. The Texans are unlikely to make any majors this offseason and will be without their first and third round picks in the draft.
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