David Johnson

FPPG: 5.0  |  FanDuel Salary: $5,100
FPPG: 5.0  |  FanDuel Salary: $5,100
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Texans confirm committee backfield approach

Houston Texans head coach David Culley said the offense will use a committee running back approach this season.

What It Means:

Mark Ingram and Phillip Lindsay are expected to work mostly on early downs while David Johnson handles pass-catching duties and plays a more change-of-pace role. Johnson is the only one of the three who has worked effectively as a three-down back in his career. The Texans host the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1.

Ingram has a $4,700 salary for Week 1 and numberFire's models expect him to lead the Texans' backfield with 9.8 touches and 7.5 FanDuel points versus the Jags. Johnson has a $5,700 salary and is projected for 7.8 touches and 6.1 FanDuel points. Lindsay has a $5,200 salary and is projected for 4.5 touches and 3.4 FanDuel points.