Start David Johnson in Week 9: Great DFS Value on Fanduel ($6.8K) and DraftKings ($5.6K)

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 15.6 FanDuel points and 18.1 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$2440 more than $6.8K on FanDuel and +$2276 more than $5.6K on DraftKings. There may be other options (see below) who are even better values, but barring a significant lineup change consider him a strong daily fantasy play. 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
#5 Derrick Henry17.2 FD Points$8900
#6 Josh Jacobs15.6 FD Points$7700
#7 David Johnson15.6 FD Points$6800
#8 James Robinson14.8 FD Points$7300
#9 James Conner14.6 FD Points$8200
DRAFTKINGS WEEK (RB) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#4 Derrick Henry20.1 DK Points$7900
#5 Josh Jacobs18.5 DK Points$6300
#6 David Johnson18.1 DK Points$5600
#7 James Robinson17.3 DK Points$7000
#8 D`Andre Swift17.1 DK Points$5000

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect David Johnson to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 112 projected fantasy points puts him at #8 behind James Conner and ahead of James Robinson. He has averaged 8.95 fantasy points in his past 30 games, which is less than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 12.4 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#13) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly less valuable in PPR leagues where he is the #9 ranked running back. He is underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 99%, he is the #19 most highly owned running back. David Johnson is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #33 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RB RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#6 Aaron Jones (100% OWN)124 FP, 15.5 per game266 FP, 16 gp, 16.6 per game (#4)
#7 James Conner (100% OWN)112 FP, 12.5 per game112 FP, 10 gp, 11.2 per game (#20)
#8 David Johnson (99% OWN)112 FP, 12.4 per game106 FP, 12 gp, 8.8 per game (#33)
#9 James Robinson (99% OWN)110 FP, 12.2 per game106 FP, 12 gp, 8.8 per game (#33)
#10 Joe Mixon (99% OWN)109 FP, 13.7 per game190 FP, 16 gp, 11.9 per game (#16)

DAVID JOHNSON WEEK 9 AND 10 FANTASY OUTLOOK

David Johnson is projected for 14.3 fantasy points which is good enough to be the #6 ranked running back and a must start for most owners. 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 Josh Jacobs but behind Alvin Kamara. Week 10 will not be as good based on projected rank (#12). He is projected for 12.6 fantasy points.

WEEK 9 RB RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#4 Christian McCaffrey (100% OWN)16 FP (49% ST)18.3 FP
#5 Alvin Kamara (100% OWN)15.3 FP (100% ST)16.9 FP
#6 David Johnson (99% OWN)14.3 FP (55% ST)12.4 FP
#7 Josh Jacobs (100% OWN)14.2 FP (98% ST)14.1 FP
#8 James Conner (100% OWN)13.5 FP (96% ST)12.5 FP
WEEK 10 RB RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#10 Kareem Hunt (100% OWN)13.3 FP (46% ST)11.4 FP
#11 Chase Edmonds (97% OWN)12.8 FP (61% ST)9.7 FP
#12 David Johnson (99% OWN)12.6 FP (55% ST)12.4 FP
#13 D`Andre Swift (99% OWN)12.6 FP (83% ST)12.1 FP
#14 Miles Sanders (99% OWN)12.2 FP (4% ST)12.8 FP

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.

DAVID JOHNSONFPPPRRUSHYDTDRECRECYD
Rest of 20201121341445634.522.2218
-- Per Game (9 Proj)12.414.916.062.60.502.4724.2
Week 9 @JAC14.316.916.1700.622.6026
Week 10 @CLE12.615.116.0640.522.5024
2020 Season163209177655546476
-- Per Game (18 GP)9.111.69.836.40.282.5626.4
2019 to 2020183235195737552531
-- Per Game (19 GP)9.612.410.338.80.262.7427.9