David Johnson

David Johnson Fantasy

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Height / Weight
6'1" / 224 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
December 16, 1991 (28)
Experience
6th Season
Drafted
2015 / Rd. 3 / Pk. 86 (ARI)
College
Northern Iowa

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David Johnson News

Texans Believe David Johnson Is A Three-Down Back

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said that "David Johnson is a three-down back who has had some very productive years. The type of guy he is, I'm so excited about having him, Randall Cobb, Brandin Cooks in our locker room." O'Brien is trying to justify the lopsided trade for Johnson that involved sending All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals. Johnson is still only 28 years old, but he's been hurt in two of the three seasons since his 1,239-yard rushing, 16-touchdown season in 2016. He battled injuries in all of 2019, ran for just 3.7 yards per carry and lost the lead gig to Kenyan Drake in the second half. Full health would go a long way towards making DJ attractive as an RB2 in fantasy, and he could bounce back if he's fed the rock in Houston's offense. But health is the key, and fantasy owners will likely be shying away from him.

Apr. 16th • 1:49 PM
David Johnson Traded To Texans In Blockbuster Deal

Former All-Pro running back David Johnson has been traded from the Arizona Cardinals to the Houston Texans in a blockbuster deal on Monday. The Texans will take on all of Johnsons $13 million owed to him this year and receive a second-round pick in this year's draft as well as a fourth-round pick in next year's draft. In return, the Cardinals get wide receiverDeAndre Hopkins and a fourth-round pick this year. This is great news for those that held onto Johnson in keeper/dynasty formast after Kenyan Drake took his job last season. He should immediately step into the primary role and goal-line duties, withDuke Johnson being used in a third-down and change-of-pace role. If healthy, DJ could easily rebound to RB1 status in 2020 in his new digs. With Hopkins out of the picture in Houston, Will Fuller and Kenny Stills become the team's top two wideouts, with Keke Coutee and Deandre Carter also in the mix. Expect Houston to address the position in free agency and/or the draft.

Mar. 16th • 1:48 PM
David Johnson Not A Cut Candidate

Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said that cutting running back David Johnson "is not an option." Keim also added that "you can't just have one back," and Kenyan Drake, who took over the starting role in the second half last year, is scheduled to be a free agent in March. Johnson ran the ball just 94 times for 345 yards (3.7 yards per carry) and two rushing touchdowns in 13 games last season. He battled nagging injuries that slowed him down and caused him to lose the starting job to Drake. The 28-year-old looked like a shell of his former self, one that ran for 1,239 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2016. Even if DJ returns in 2020, it seems unlikely that he'll be a bell-cow back with all of his injury concerns.

Feb. 14th • 10:57 AM

Depth Chart

  • Offense
  • Defense
QB Deshaun Watson
AJ McCarron
RB David Johnson
Duke Johnson
LWR Brandin Cooks
Kenny Stills
RWR Will Fuller V
Keke Coutee
SWR Randall Cobb
DeAndre Carter
TE Darren Fells
Jordan Akins
LT Laremy Tunsil
Brent Qvale
LG Max Scharping
Rick Leonard
C Nick Martin
Greg Mancz
RG Zach Fulton
Senio Kelemete
RT Tytus Howard
Roderick Johnson
LDE Angelo Blackson
Charles Omenihu
NT Eddie Vanderdoes
Ross Blacklock
RDE J.J. Watt
Brandon Dunn
SLB Whitney Mercilus
Duke Ejiofor
WILL Zach Cunningham
Dylan Cole
MIKE Benardrick McKinney
Peter Kalambayi
JACK Brennan Scarlett
Jacob Martin
LCB Gareon Conley
Lonnie Johnson Jr.
SS Michael Thomas
FS Justin Reid
Eric Murray
RCB Bradley Roby
Keion Crossen
CB Vernon Hargreaves
John Reid
K Ka'imi Fairbairn