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31 David Johnson RB

Houston Texans

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Player Updates

March 2, 2021 03:12 PM
Texans' David Johnson: Agrees to reduce salary
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson has agreed to restructure his contract, which now will have $4.25 million guaranteed out of a potential $6 million in 2021 compensation, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Prior to the new arrangement, Johnson was scheduled for a $7.95 million base salary, including $2.1 million guaranteed. The first number goes down and the second up, with player and team reaching an agreement to keep Johnson in Houston for the final year of his lucrative contract. Now that that's settled, the Texans can figure out the rest of their roster, starting with the tumultuous Deshaun Watson situation. Johnson's team context will go from bad to worse if the Texans don't have the star QB under center.

February 26, 2021 05:32 PM
Texans' David Johnson: Still wanted by Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Texans hope to retain Johnson for 2021, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Johnson put together a fairly solid inaugural campaign in Houston, with 1,005 scrimmage yards and eight total touchdowns, but he was also limited to 12 appearances due to injuries. The 29-year-old carries an $8.8 million cap hit for 2021, per Spotrac.com, a figure which Wilson notes the Texans want to bring down. Johnson only carries a $2.1 million dead cap figure, so if he's unwilling to agree on a restructured contract the team could cut him without much penalty, as happened to former backfield mate Duke Johnson on Friday. Agreeing to terms on a deal that would help him stick around could be beneficial for Johnson, as he seems to have a clear path to a large workload in Houston that likely wouldn't be there for him on the open market.

January 3, 2021 10:40 PM
Texans' David Johnson: Ends season on high note
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson carried the ball 14 times for 84 yards and a touchdown and caught three of five targets for 36 yards in Sunday's 41-38 loss to the Titans.

While the circumstances of his arrival in Houston, as part of Bill O'Brien's last ill-advised trade, were less than ideal, Johnson put together a solid 2020 campaign when he was healthy, amassing 1,005 scrimmage yards and eight TDs (six rushing, two receiving) in 12 games. With one more season left on his current contract, Johnson could well find himself back with the Texans next year, but he would also carry a small dead cap hit of $2.1 million if the team's new regime decides to move in a different direction in the backfield.

December 27, 2020 08:08 PM
Texans' David Johnson: Another remarkable effort in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson rushed 12 times for 128 yards and a touchdown and secured all three of his targets for 11 yards and another score in the Texans' 37-31 loss to the Bengals on Sunday.

A week after racking up 11 receptions in a loss to the Colts, Johnson stood out for his work on the ground Sunday with a highly efficient performance highlighted by a 48-yard run. Johnson had yet to cross the 100-yard mark on the ground as a Texan until Sunday, and his receiving touchdown was his first since Week 7. Johnson will look to put together another strong game to cap off his first season in Houston against the vulnerable Titans defense in the Week 17 finale.

December 20, 2020 05:04 PM
Texans' David Johnson: Heavily utilized as receiver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson carried the ball eight times for 27 yards in Week 15 against the Colts. He added 11 receptions for 106 yards as a receiver.

Johnson returned from a one-game absence and had a huge role in the backfield with both Duke Johnson (neck) and C.J. Prosise (ankle) inactive. While he was mostly held in check as a runner, he was a regular checkdown option for Deshaun Watson as a receiver. Most of his production came as a result of volume, though he did turn in receptions of 31 and 26 yards to highlight his effort. Johnson could be in line for big volume once again in Week 16 against Cincinnati if the team's backfield remains shorthanded.

December 18, 2020 01:24 AM
Texans' David Johnson: Logs full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (not injury related) practiced fully Thursday.

While he appears on track to suit up Sunday against the Colts, both Duke Johnson (neck) and C.J. Prosise (ankle) sat out Thursday's session. With Houston's backfield depth options in Week 15 unclear at this stage, it looks like David Johnson is poised to reclaim his role as the team's lead back versus Indy.

December 16, 2020 09:00 PM
Texans' David Johnson: Back from COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Texans activated Johnson (undisclosed) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Johnson was forced to sit out last weekend's loss to the Bears, but he'll be eligible to return to action in Indianapolis on Sunday. He'll likely take back a starting role out of the backfield, as per usual, but it's worth keeping in mind that Johnson has only surpassed 50 rushing yards four times this season.

December 16, 2020 09:00 PM
Texans' David Johnson: Returns to team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (reserve/COVID-19 list) is present at the Texans' team facility Wednesday, but he won't take part in the team's first practice of Week 15, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

While the report notes that Johnson didn't test positive for COVID-19 after landing on the list last week and sitting out the Texans' loss to the Bears, he'll still be eased into the mix due to the time he missed. Johnson is expected to be reinstated from the list soon, and if he's back at practice Thursday, he'll likely be in line to reclaim his starting role from Duke Johnson this weekend against the Colts.

December 13, 2020 07:04 PM
Texans' David Johnson: Expected back next week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Interim coach Romeo Crennel relayed that Johnson landed on the COVID-19 list as a close contact and is expected to return to action in Week 15, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

In his absence in Sunday's 36-7 loss to the Bears, Duke Johnson, Buddy Howell and C.J. Prosise handled Houston's RB duties. None of the trio did enough to supplant David Johnson as the team's starter, and assuming he's activated in the coming days, he should head the team's backfield next weekend against the Colts.

December 11, 2020 04:12 PM
Texans' David Johnson: Lands on COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (illness) has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

The running back thus is in line to miss Sunday's game against the Bears, which sets the stage for Duke Johnson to head the Texans' Week 14 backfield.

December 11, 2020 03:28 PM
Texans' David Johnson: May miss Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Interim head coach Romeo Crennel said Friday that there's "a possibility" Johnson (personal) won't be available for Sunday's game against the Bears, Drew Dougherty of the Texans' official site reports.

Johnson missed Thursday's practice due to a personal issue, and it sounds like another missed session Friday would jeopardize his status for Week 14. Given the undisclosed nature of Johnson's absence, it's difficult to estimate when a final call on his availability will arrive. If he were to miss Sunday's game against the Bears, Duke Johnson would stand to start out of the backfield.

December 8, 2020 07:20 PM
Texans' David Johnson: Role set to expand
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Texans interim head coach Romeo Crennel hinted that Johnson would see an expanded role on offense in Sunday's game against the Bears, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. " He had a couple of nice runs in the [Texans' Week 13 loss to the Colts] and I think that next week, he'll probably have more [snaps] than he had this week," Crennel said of Johnson. "I think he's still a good football player for us."

Back in action after missing the previous three games with a concussion, Johnson was limited to a 58 percent snap share against Indianapolis, representing his second-lightest usage rate for any game this season that he finished healthy. Crennel suggested that he wanted to ease Johnson back in after a nearly month-long absence, but the 28-year-old now looks primed to see his involvement grow after coming out of the Week 13 contest healthy. In addition to likely picking up double-digit carries against Chicago, Johnson could become an even more prominent option in the passing game than he had been prior to missing time with the concussion. In the past few weeks, the Texans have waived Kenny Stills, lost Will Fuller to suspension, and lost Randall Cobb (toe) to injured reserve, leaving Deshaun Watson with fewer reliable targets at his disposal.

December 6, 2020 06:40 PM
Texans' David Johnson: Finds end zone in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (concussion) carried 10 times for 44 yards and a touchdown while failing to bring in either of his two targets during Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Colts.

Making his return from a three-game absence, Johnson managed 4.4 yards per carry against a tough defensive unit and scored a six-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter. He was hardly a factor in the passing game, but it's probable the team intended to ease him back into the lineup while letting Duke Johnson handle that department. Assuming Johnson emerges without any setbacks, he should be in line to handle a larger load next Sunday against the Bears.

December 5, 2020 12:20 PM
Texans' David Johnson: Set to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (concussion) was activated off injured reserve Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

This is hardly surprising considering Johnson is expected to play in Sunday's divisional contest with the Colts. The suspension of Will Fuller could open the door for Duke Johnson, who operated as the main bellcow in David Johnson's three game absence, to be a marginal factor in the passing game, but expect the former Cardinals back to reassert himself as the team's primary option out of the backfield once more.

December 4, 2020 03:08 PM
Texans' David Johnson: On track to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (concussion) is on track to play Sunday against the Colts, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Johnson will need to be activated from IR before returning, but that is expected to happen barring a setback. He was operating as Houston's lead back prior to sustaining his concussion Week 9, and David's return likely will push Duke Johnson back to a change-of-pace role Sunday.

December 3, 2020 05:16 PM
Texans' David Johnson: Making good progress
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Texans offensive coordinator Tim Kelly suggested that Johnson (concussion) has looked good since rejoining the team for practice Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. "He's done a good job. Look forward to working him back in the mix," Kelly said of Johnson.

Kelly didn't go as far as saying that Johnson would be reinstated from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's game against the Colts, but the 28-year-old is seemingly on track to be added back to the 53-man roster. A decision on Johnson's Week 13 status will likely hinge on him clearing the NFL's five-step concussion protocol, though his involvement in practice would seemingly imply that he merely needs to get approval from an independent neurologist in order to play. If activated this weekend, Johnson would likely reclaim duties as Houston's lead back, relegating Duke Johnson to a change-of-pace role.

December 2, 2020 08:00 PM
Texans' David Johnson: Cleared to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Texans designated Johnson (concussion) to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The transaction opens up a 21-day window for the Texans to evaluate Johnson for a return to the 53-man roster. If the running back is cleared to play in time for Sunday's game against the Colts, he would presumably reclaim his role as Houston's top back, while Duke Johnson would move back into his previous change-of-pace role.

November 14, 2020 02:24 PM
Texans' David Johnson: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (concussion) has been placed on injured reserve, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Johnson will now be sidelined a minimum of three weeks. His absence means that Duke Johnson will be the team's lead back for the immediate future. The 28-year-old will now focus on his recovery. His next chance to potentially return will be Dec. 6 against the Colts.

November 13, 2020 05:56 PM
Texans' David Johnson: Ruled out this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns.

The running back wasn't able to practice all week and thus will target a potential return to action Week 11 versus the Patriots. In his absence this Sunday, Duke Johnson is in line to head the Texans' running attack.

November 12, 2020 02:20 PM
Texans' David Johnson: Not looking good for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (concussion) is not practicing Thursday and is expected to miss Sunday's game in Cleveland, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Johnson suffered a concussion during last weekend's win over the Jaguars, and he hasn't yet returned to the practice field. While the veteran running back hasn't yet been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns, his chances of gaining full medical clearance in time to suit up are looking increasingly slim. If he's indeed unable to go, Duke Johnson would be the clear favorite to start for Houston after seeing a career-high 20 touches versus Jacksonville.

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Game Log
WkDateOpponentResultATTYDSTDRECYDSTD
1Thu 09/10@ KCL 20-34117713320
2Sun 09/20vs BALL 16-33113402160
3Sun 09/27@ PITL 21-28132312230
4Sun 10/04vs MINL 23-31166302290
5Sun 10/11vs JACW 30-1417960270
6Sun 10/18@ TENL 36-42195711120
7Sun 10/25vs GBL 20-35144204421
9Sun 11/08@ JACW 27-252160000
13Sun 12/06vs INDL 20-2610441000
15Sun 12/20@ INDL 20-278270111060
16Sun 12/27vs CINL 31-371212813111
17Sun 01/03vs TENL 38-41148413360
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2021HOU0000---0000
2020HOU12121476914.7486438
2019ARI139943453.7182020
2018ARI16162589403.6537251
2017ARI1111232.16000
2016ARI161629312394.25816672
2015ARI1651255814.7478334
Total745992838194.1583915215
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2021HOU0000---00000
2020HOU1212333149.53224016
2019ARI1393637010.33147017
2018ARI1616504468.94036122
2017ARI1166711.2240103
2016ARI16168087911.058413142
2015ARI1653645712.75546221
Total7459241253310.55817374121
Career Kick Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGLGTD
2021HOU000---00
2020HOU1200---00
2019ARI1312424.0240
2018ARI1600---00
2017ARI100---00
2016ARI1600---00
2015ARI162259827.21081
Total742362227.01081
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/224
Birthdate:
12/16/1991
Age:
29
Hometown:
Memphis, TN
School:
Northern Iowa
NFL Experience:
7
Awards: