Someone in my Scott Fish Bowl league called Johnson an “oatmeal pick,” which sums him up perfectly at this point in his career. Johnson was the No. 19 back (in half-PPR) while only playing 12 games last season. His 13.6 PPG was the No. 15 per game average, so he produced solid RB2 numbers when healthy. The Texans are likely to be without Deshaun Watson, so the offense is expected to take a big step back. Houston added both Phillip Lindsay, Mark Ingram and Rex Burkhead, but lost Duke Johnson (9.5 touches per game). David Johnson played at a 45-reception pace despite the team’s 4-12 record, so another season of negative game script may not result in an increase in catches. New HC David Culley comes from Baltimore, where he was the assistant head coach, passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach. This is notable since the Ravens did not utilize their backs much in the passing game in recent years. Tim Kelly stays on as the offensive coordinator so there is some continuity there. Kelly said that the team will run the ball more in 2021, and Johnson’s rushing efficiency (4.7 yards per carry) wasn’t bad, though that was with Watson in the fold. Johnson’s 12th-round ADP is incredibly cheap for a NFL starter, though he certainly lacks the sort of RB1-type upside that drafters are looking for when taking swings in later rounds.
Dec 25, 2020 · 7:29 PM EST