• Duke Johnson
  • RB
  • , Houston Texans
  • 26
  • 207 lbs
  • 5' 9"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Johnson finally got his wish to be traded, and he landed in a pretty good spot behind a vulnerable RB1 (Lamar Miller) in what should be a high-scoring offense. In the last three seasons (48 games), Johnson has turned 195 carries into 907 yards for a 4.65 yards per carry. He has caught 174 passes for 1,636 yards and scored 11 total touchdowns. The resulting 10.3 points per game (PPR) put him at a high-end RB3/low-end RB2 pace in that format on just 7.7 touches per game. Alfred Blue saw 170 touches last year, so there's a sizable role for Johnson, though the Texans haven't utilized their running backs in the passing game very often. Update (8/24): Lamar Miller suffered what looks to be a serious knee injury, so Johnson will have a chance to seize a three-down role in Houston. Depending on the severity of the injury and whether or not the Texans make another move at running back, at this point Johnson is worthy of a fifth round pick on draft day.

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Scouting report

by Scot Berggren

HOU RB Duke Johnson - Week 7 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 7 at Indianapolis Colts
In the win against the Chiefs last week, Duke Johnson scored his first TD with Houston. His second-quarter 11-yard receiving touchdown ignited the Texans offense and helped lead them back to victory. On the afternoon, Johnson finished with 54 total yards on seven touches. Carlos Hyde remains the team’s workhorse, with Johnson averaging eight touches per contest. The Colts defense is ranked right in the middle of the NFL, so Johnson should only be started if you’re low on RB options.

2019 Strength of Schedule - HOU
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
4
@NO
22
JAX
30
@LAC
20
CAR
18
ATL
27
@KC
10
@IND
11
OAK
22
@JAX
BYE15
@BAL
10
IND
3
NE
17
DEN
13
@TEN
1
@TB
13
TEN

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2019 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1@NO957006.33433058.259.013.042/6762.7%
2JAX631005.170001-3.13.126/6639.4%
3@LAC22001.002220311.002.44.429/6048.3%
4CAR656009.332220311.007.89.845/6965.2%
5ATL959006.5618018.006.77.729/7339.7%
6@KC534006.802201410.0011.413.434/9237.0%
7@IND734004.862220511.005.67.639/6560.0%
Per game6.2939.00006.201.8618.140.143.149.776.578.4334.86/70.2950.33%
Totals44273006.20131271229.774659244/49250.33%
Previous Games vs. OAK
SeasonWeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
20184@OAK211005.504450611.255.69.629/8235.37%
20153OAK43000.75632075.333.59.540/7553.33%
Average3.007.000.000.003.135.0038.500.006.508.294.559.5534.50/78.5044.35%