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Saints sign former All Pro RB to practice squad

The New Orleans Saints are reportedly signing former Cardinals and Texans All Pro running back DAVID JOHNSON to their practice squad. Johnson was a fantasy stud in his prime, but heMore has been out of the league since finishing last season with Houston. Earlier on Wednesday, the Saints also made an unsuccessful waiver claim for former Cardinals running back ENO BENJAMIN. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Around the NFL: David Johnson

The Saints are kicking the tires on David Johnson. They haven’t actually signed him yet, but they’ve been looking at him – he was at their minicamp on Tuesday.  more »


Around the NFL: Marlon Mack

Marlon Mack looked like a quality young running back with the Colts a couple of years ago. In 2018-2019 he averaged exactly 1,000 rushing yards and scored 17 TDs on the ground. But he tore his Achilles, Indianapolis drafted Jonathan Taylor, and Mack's time seems to have come and gone.   more »


Factoid: Bad rushing performances

The Texans host the Jets this week, and it's a matchup favorable enough that you actually need to think about starting some Houston players. The Jets have an epically bad defense right now: last in yards allowed, last in points allowed. The problem is that Houston is fielding some pretty bad offensive players these days.   more »


Factoid: Three-back committees

Brian Flores says Miami will use all three of its running backs -- Myles Gaskin, Salvon Ahmed, Malcolm Brown. David Culley will likely do the same with Houston's backfield of Phillip Lindsay, Mark Ingram and David Johnson. Perhaps he'll even find some chances for Rex Burkhead; you don't want to leave that on the bench. Death to fantasy value.   more »


Podcast: August 17 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Ian Allan and Justin Eleff look back on Week 1 of the NFL preseason, then cobble together a new division to preview. Sponsored by Footballguys.  more »


Factoid: Houston Texans

The Texans look like they’re going to be pretty god-awful – the worst team in the league. And that makes it look pretty likely that there shouldn’t be much of value on that roster to pick from.  more »


Factoid: 2nd-half running backs

I think everyone has a good sense of who the top running backs are; it's the next tier that's hazy. Players in committees, or injury-prone, or stuck on bad teams or likely to cede passing down work. Picking the right players in those 3rd through 6th rounds of drafts can make or break a fantasy team.   more »


Andy Richardson: What pass-catching can do

In the comments from the latest mailbag, we were discussing whether running backs who were struggling -- poor yards per attempt, either due to blocking or scheme or whatnot -- could still be quality fantasy backs, due to volume and/or receiving contributions. Here I'll examine what the odds of success are.   more »

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Texans sign former Patriots RB Burkhead

The Houston Texans signed former New England Patriots running back REX BURKHEAD earlier this week. Burkhead, who turns 31 this summer, adds competition and depth to an already crowded running backMore room that also includes the likes of DAVID JOHNSON, MARK INGRAM, and PHILLIP LINDSAY. Burkhead is the ninth former Patriots player added by the Texans since the team hired former New England executive Nick Caserio as general manager. Less

Source: Houston Chronicle


Texans sign former Broncos RB Lindsay

The Houston Texans signed former Denver Broncos running back PHILLIP LINDSAY to a one-year deal late last week. Fantasy owners have work to do in sorting through the Texans backfield options,More as Lindsay joins fellow veterans DAVID JOHNSON and MARK INGRAM at the position. Lindsay became an unrestricted free agent when the Broncos rescinded the RFA tender they had originally placed on him. Less



Texans sign veteran RB Ingram

The Houston Texans signed running back MARK INGRAM to a one-year deal late last week, meaning the veteran rusher’s days in Baltimore have come to an end. Ingram will likely be the main backup in Houston, with DAVID JOHNSON recently taking a pay cut to remain with the Texans.

Source: Team Blog


RB Johnson takes pay cut, remains with Texans

While other players seem to want out of Houston, Texans running back DAVID JOHNSON took a pay cut on Tuesday to remain with the team. Johnson has agreed to a newMore deal that will cut his $7.95 million salary down to $4.25 million this season. Johnson could increase his salary by reaching certain incentives, but the pay cut remains substantial. Less

Source: NBC Sports


Texans hope to keep starting RB David Johnson

After cutting backup running back DUKE JOHNSON on Friday, the Houston Texans are hoping to keep starting running back DAVID JOHNSON in town. Johnson and the Texans reportedly have mutual interestMore in the running back’s return. Johnson is under contract, but the team wants him to take a cut in pay due to his high salary cap number. Less

Source: NBC Sports


Watson leads Texans, sets all-time passing record

Houston quarterback DESHAUN WATSON threw for 3 touchdowns in Sunday’s game against Cincinnati, becoming the Texans all-time franchise leader in passing touchdowns in a season. Watson now has 30 passing touchdownsMore on the season, breaking the previous record of 29 set by Matt Schaub in 2009. Watson’s late fumble likely cost the Texans a chance to win the game, but his fantasy afternoon was a success. Running back DAVID JOHNSON also had a nice fantasy game with 2 touchdowns of his own. Less

Source: Team Website

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