Fantasy Add Alert: Duke Johnson is a Better Fantasy Option Than Joshua Kelley But Not as Good as Alexander Mattison the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

According to our projection, you can expect Duke Johnson to be a bench player or a good option off the waiver wire. His 43 projected fantasy points puts him at #55 behind Alexander Mattison and ahead of Joshua Kelley. He has averaged 6.17 fantasy points in his past 38 games, which is more than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 4.8 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#58) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is more valuable in PPR leagues where he is the #49 ranked running back. Duke Johnson is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #40 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RB RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#53 Rex Burkhead (31% OWN)45 FP, 5 per game74 FP, 13 gp, 5.7 per game (#53)
#54 Alexander Mattison (64% OWN)44 FP, 4.89 per game58 FP, 13 gp, 4.5 per game (#63)
#55 Duke Johnson (25% OWN)43 FP, 4.83 per game110 FP, 16 gp, 6.9 per game (#45)
#56 Joshua Kelley (54% OWN)43 FP, 4.75 per game110 FP, 16 gp, 6.9 per game (#45)
#57 Frank Gore (24% OWN)43 FP, 5.3 per game82 FP, 15 gp, 5.5 per game (#55)

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DUKE JOHNSON PROJECTED TO FINISH AHEAD OF REX BURKHEAD IN WEEK 9

Duke Johnson is projected for 5.3 fantasy points which projects to being the #46 ranked running back. This may be a week you want to sit Duke Johnson. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is ranked above Rex Burkhead but behind Chris Carson. Week 10 will be slightly worse based on projected rank (#48). He is projected for 4.9 fantasy points.

WEEK 9 RB RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#44 Frank Gore (24% OWN)5.5 FP (3% ST)5.3 FP
#45 Chris Carson (100% OWN)5.4 FP (29% ST)11.6 FP
#46 Duke Johnson (25% OWN)5.3 FP (1% ST)4.83 FP
#47 Rex Burkhead (31% OWN)5.2 FP (6% ST)5 FP
#48 Dexter Williams (2% OWN)5.1 FP1.7 FP
WEEK 10 RB RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#46 James White (65% OWN)5.5 FP (21% ST)6 FP
#47 Kenyan Drake (94% OWN)5 FP (2% ST)8.9 FP
#48 Duke Johnson (25% OWN)4.88 FP (1% ST)4.83 FP
#49 Joshua Kelley (54% OWN)4.78 FP (9% ST)4.75 FP
#50 Sony Michel (30% OWN)4.73 FP (1% ST)4.66 FP

DUKE JOHNSON IS A BETTER VALUE ON DRAFTKINGS AT $4K THAN ON FANDUEL AT $4.8

He is a better value on DrafKings than on FanDuel based on position specific points per dollar calculations. He is projected for 6.3 FD points and is worth -$1071 less than $4.8K on FD. On DK he is projected for 7.5 points and is worth -$736 less than $4K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL WEEK (RB) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#42 Chris Carson6.5 FD Points$7600
#43 Mike Davis6.3 FD Points$7800
#44 Duke Johnson6.3 FD Points$4800
#45 Rex Burkhead6.1 FD Points$5100
#46 Frank Gore5.8 FD Points$5000
DRAFTKINGS WEEK (RB) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#30 Eno Benjamin8.1 DK Points$4000
#31 Chris Carson7.7 DK Points$6500
#32 Duke Johnson7.5 DK Points$4000
#33 Adrian Peterson7.4 DK Points$4000
#34 Mike Davis7.4 DK Points$6700

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

DUKE JOHNSONFPPPRRUSHYDTDRECRECYD
Rest of 202043.460.052.12131.016.6138
-- Per Game (9 Proj)4.86.75.823.70.121.8415.3
Week 9 @JAC5.37.35.8260.122.0016.6
Week 10 @CLE4.96.85.8240.121.9015.3
2020 Season12418296456258507
-- Per Game (22 GP)5.68.34.420.70.092.6423.0
2019 to 2020133195105513262540
-- Per Game (23 GP)5.88.54.622.30.092.7023.5