David
Johnson (#28)

RB - New Orleans Saints

Age 31
Exp 9th Season
HT/WT 6'1" / 224 LBS
Bye 14
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Weekly Projections
2022 Season Projections
Updated: Tuesday, December 6, 2022 1:07 PM
2022 Keeper/Dynasty Rankings
Updated: Tuesday, January 10, 2023 11:11 AM
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2022 Stats
GAME RUSHING RECEIVING FUMBLES
Week OPP ATT YDS Y/A LG TD REC TGT CAT% Y/C YDS LG TD TOT LOST
11 LAR 1 -4 -4.0 -4 0 1 1 100.0 11.0 11 11 0 0 0
15 ATL 4 12 3.0 5 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 1
16 @CLE 7 16 2.3 4 0 1 1 100.0 8.0 8 8 0 0 0
17 @PHI 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
18 CAR 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 2 100.0 14.0 28 21 0 0 0
Career Stats
SEASON RUSHING RECEIVING FUMBLES
YEAR GP ATT YDS Y/A LG TD REC TGT CAT% Y/C YDS LG TD TOT LOST
2015 16 125 581 4.6 47 8 36 57 63.2 12.7 457 55 4 5 1
2016 16 293 1239 4.2 58 16 80 120 66.7 11.0 879 58 4 5 3
2017 1 11 23 2.1 6 0 6 9 66.7 11.2 67 24 0 2 1
2018 16 258 940 3.6 53 7 50 76 65.8 8.9 446 40 3 3 2
2019 13 94 345 3.7 18 2 36 47 76.6 10.3 370 31 4 1 1
2020 12 147 691 4.7 48 6 33 46 71.7 9.5 314 32 2 2 1
2021 13 67 228 3.4 15 0 32 42 76.2 7.0 225 16 1 1 1
2022 5 12 24 2.0 5 0 4 4 100.0 11.8 47 21 0 1 1
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David Johnson - Has 28 receiving yards in finale

Johnson had zero carries and gathered in both of his targets for 28 yards during Sunday's 10-7 loss to the Panthers.

David Johnson - Usage uptick in frigid win

Johnson posted seven rushes for 16 yards and caught his only target for eight yards during Saturday's 17-10 win versus Cleveland.

David Johnson - Coughs up fumble in win

Johnson tallied four carries for 12 yards and lost a fumble during Sunday's 21-18 win over the Falcons.

David Johnson - Serving as No. 2 back Sunday

Johnson is slated to serve as the top backup to starting running back Alvin Kamara in Sunday's game against the Falcons, John Hendrix of SI.com reports.

David Johnson - Signed to active roster

The Saints signed Johnson from the practice squad to the 53-man roster Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

David Johnson - Moves back to practice squad

Johnson reverted to the Saints' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

David Johnson - Two touches in NOLA debut

Johnson notched one carry for minus-4 yards and gathered in his only target for 11 yards during Sunday's 27-20 victory against the Rams.

David Johnson - Lands in Big Easy

Johnson was elevated to the Saints' active roster Saturday, John Hendrix of SI.com reports.

David Johnson - Lands with Saints' practice squad

The Saints signed Johnson to their practice squad Wednesday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

David Johnson - Not signing with New Orleans

The Saints and Johnson were unable to come to contract terms, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

David Johnson - Visiting New Orleans

Johnson, who's a free agent, is visiting with the Saints on Monday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

David Johnson - Eight touches in season finale

Johnson had five carries for 28 yards and caught three of four targets for eight yards in Sunday's 28-25 loss to Tennessee.

David Johnson - Off COVID list

Johnson (quad) has been activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list.

David Johnson - Remains on COVID list

Johnson (quad) remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Sunday's game against the 49ers.

David Johnson - Added to COVID-19 list

The Texans placed Johnson (quadriceps) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

David Johnson - Sidelined for Week 16

Johnson (quadriceps) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

David Johnson - Iffy for Week 16

Johnson (quad) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers after not practicing this week, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

David Johnson - Misses another practice

Johnson (quad) remained sidelined at practice Thursday.

David Johnson - Dealing with quad issue

Johnson was listed as a non-participant in Wednesday's walk-through practice due to a quadriceps injury.

David Johnson - Missing practice Wednesday

Johnson, who suffered an unspecified injury during Sunday's win over the Jaguars, isn't slated to practice Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Week 16 Waiver Wire

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Week 15 Waiver Wire

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2022 Free Agency Preview: Running Backs

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Week 17 Game Hub: HOU-SF

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Week 15 Game Hub: HOU-JAX

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Week 14 Waiver Wire

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Week 13 Waiver Wire

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Week 12 Game Hub: NYJ-HOU

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Week 12 Waiver Wire

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Week 9 Game Hub: HOU-MIA

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 9's Texans-Dolphins matchup.

Week 9 Waiver Wire

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The staff lists their favorite waiver wire pickups by the week, organized by position and estimated availability.

Week 8 Game Hub: LAR-HOU

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 8's Rams-Texans matchup.

Week 8 Waiver Wire

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Week 7 Game Hub: HOU-ARI

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 7's Texans-Cardinals matchup.

Week 7 Waiver Wire

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Barfield's Best Bets: Week 6

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Week 6 Waiver Wire

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Week 5 Game Hub: NE-HOU

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 5's Patriots-Texans matchup.

Week 3 Game Hub: Car-Hou

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 3's Panthers-Texans TNF matchup.

Week 2 Game Hub: Hou-Cle

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Stats and trends, pace of play, scheme notes, and overall preview for Week 2's Texans-Browns matchup.

Week 1 Advanced Matchups

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Overvalues and Players to Avoid

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Johnny's Cash Game Plays: Week 16

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Week 16 Vantage Points

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The Market Report: Week 16

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Week 15 Injury Report

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Week 15 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 15 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

The Market Report: Week 15

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JT, Akers, Diggs up; Player, Zeke, Lamb, McLaurin down. Check out the breakdown of upgrades, downgrades, and players we're closely watching.

Week 14 Injury Report

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Dr. Edwin Porras preview notable injuries ahead of Week 14 action and checks in on other return-to-play statuses.

Week 14 Vantage Points

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Notes, quotes, stats, and comments for every team ahead of Week 14 action to get a better perspective for fantasy.

Week 13 Vantage Points

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The Market Report: Week 13

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Week 11 Vantage Points

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The XFP Report: Week 11

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Week 10 Vantage Points

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The XFP Report: Week 10

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Week 9 Injury Roundup

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The Market Report: Week 10

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Johnny's Cash Game Plays: Week 9

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Week 5 Vantage Points

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Week 4 DFS Lessons Learned

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Johnny's Cash Game Plays: Week 4

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Scott Barrett's Week 4 DFS Breakdown

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Week 4 Contrarian DFS Angles

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The Market Report: Week 4

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Week 2 Contrarian DFS Angles

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Week 2 Vantage Points

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Week 2 Start/Sit

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Special Edition XFP Report: Week 2

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Week 2 Players to Trade/Trade For

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The Market Report: Week 2

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Week 1 ThriveFantasy Picks

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RB Rundown: Training Camp

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