Week 14 brings a rematch against the Jaguars, on Thursday night. And while it may seem like a slick move to consider Johnson for a matchup start, Ben Tate essentially re-asserted his role as lead back against the Pats in Week 13, scoring three touchdowns and running for 102 yards. As good as Johnson was against the Jags, Tate will likely be given the chance to succeed and erase the memories of Week 12.
If you want to base a gut call on Johnson's Week 12 game and start him in a deeper league, there's an argument to be made. But Johnson is a risky gamble who was used sparingly after a breakout game. He can be benched in most formats.
Johnson, who posted a career-high 74 rushing yards Week 12, finished with three carries for 13 yards Sunday. He added one catch for 11 yards.
Martin, who had a costly bobble that led to an interception Week 12, finished with one catch for 27 yards. He was targeted just once.
The Texans have a quick turnaround Week 14, playing at Jacksonville Thursday.
Johnson had a productive first half, rushing for 50 yards on five carries, which included a 29-yard gain on his third carry. Johnson added two catches for 13 yards in the loss.
Johnson had 45 rushing yards on 14 carries in three games coming into Sunday's loss. The Texans are back in action Week 13 vs. New England.
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