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Running Back, Arizona Cardinals

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Draft: 2015 Round 3 (22)
College: Northern Iowa
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 224 DOB: 1991-12-16 Age: 25
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#1 1 1.02

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2015 ARI 16 125 581 4.6 8 57 36 457 12.7 4 175.8 11.0
2016 ARI 16 293 1,239 4.2 16 120 80 879 11.0 4 331.8 20.7
2017 ARI 1 11 23 2.1 0 9 6 68 11.3 0 9.1 9.1
2017 (Projected) ARI   265 1,165 4.4 13   69 725 10.5 4 291.0  

2017 Outlook
Depth Chart
David Johnson touched the ball a league-most 373 times last season, which he turned into an impressive 2,118 total yards and 20 touchdowns. His 80 catches in the passing game were best among running backs in the NFL - five more than Le'Veon Bell and 20 more than third-place finisher James White. Needless to say, Johnson is a player who can truly do it all for your fantasy team and it makes sense why he's practically locked in at No. 1 or No. 2 overall in most leagues. What's interesting is that while Johnson had a monster season, the Cardinals as a team still finished 18th in rushing yards. Johnson accounted for a whopping 71.5 percent of the team's ground game and no other player in the offense had even 200 rushing yards on the year. Those numbers are extraordinarily high and indicate that Johnson might be the biggest bell-cow of any running back in the entire league. However, it also means that he's bound to have some wear and tear by the end of the season.

The Cardinals offensive line remains a liability in pass protection but they're actually a solid run-blocking offensive line with the likes of guards Evan Boehm and Mike Iupati. That, combined with his high usage, make Johnson one of the safest first round running backs - if there is such a thing - that we've seen in recent years. The added concerns of legal issues over the past few seasons for the other top backs, Le'Veon Bell and Ezekiel Elliott, should give Johnson an even stronger case to be selected as the No. 1 player drafted in fantasy drafts.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 Kerwynn Williams
RB2RB4 Chris Johnson
RB3RB3 Andre Ellington
RB4RB1 David Johnson
RB5RB5 Elijhaa Pennh
RB6RB6 T.J. Logan
Cardinals Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury John Brown ruled out for Week 2
Rookie Chad Williams expected to play
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 15, 4:00 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Receiver John Brown has been ruled out with a quadriceps injury, which means rookie Chad Williams will play in his first game. Receiver John Brown has been ruled out with a quadriceps injury, which means rookie Chad Williams will play in his first game. (Arizona Republic)

FFToday's Take: Missing David Johnson and Brown, the Cardinals will be relying on veteran Larry Fitzgerald and a combination of Kerwynn William, J.J. Nelson and Jaron Brown for their offensive production. Even in a plus matchup against the Colts, its difficult to trust this offense to post above average fantasy statistics.


Cardinals re-sign RB Chris Johnson
Arizona's three-headed RBBC
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Sep 12, 1:05 pm

Arizona Cardinals
As predicted yesterday, RB Chris Johnson has agreed to terms with the Cardinals with David Johnson out indefinitely. (Jason La Canfora on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Cardinals are attempting to fill the loss of David Johnson with Chris Johnson, Kerwynn Williams and Andre Ellington. This backfield doesn't have a clear pecking order at this point leaving a foggy situation for fantasy owners. Given Johnson was released, he appears to be the low man on the totem pole.


Injury David Johnson to have surgery on wrist
Cards RB will be out 2-3 months
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Sep 12, 11:40 am

Arizona Cardinals
Mike Garafalo on Twitter: "Second opinion on David Johnson backed up the first, as the team had feared. So surgery and a return later this season if all goes well." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This is bad news for David Johnson owners and the Cards. Kerwynn Williams and Andre Ellington will shoulder the load for the Cards, with williams handling early downs and Ellington slated for passing game duties.


Injury David Johnson suffers dislocated wrist
Seeking second opinion
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 11, 4:00 pm

Arizona Cardinals
HC Bruce Arians: David Johnson seeing second opinion to determine course for wrist injury. Same prognosis as T.J. Logan right now. Logan on IR. (Darren Urban on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: To give you some idea of the timeline, Logan was ruled out 12 weeks with the dislocated wrist he suffered in early August. In other words, Johnson could conceivably miss the rest of the fantasy regular season. ESPN's Adam Schefter has found sources to suggest Johnson could miss as little as 2-4 weeks. We should receive final word on the timetable in the next 24 hours, but the No. 1 overall pick in most fantasy drafts is most likely done for September at the very least.


Cardinals release RB Chris Johnson
Kerwynn Williams is the No.2 running back
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 1, 1:32 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Cardinals released veteran RB Chris Johnson, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Johnson lacked explosiveness in camp and was plagued by fumbling issues during pre-season games. Kerwynn Williams, Andre Ellington and Elijaah Penny are next up on the depth chart behind do-everything David Johnson.


Le'Veon Bell a no-show for first day of camp
Has yet to sign franchise tag
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jul 27, 5:10 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
It is past reporting time for Steelers at camp and Le'Veon Bell is nowhere to be found (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

FFToday's Take: The fifth-year pro proved last season he doesn't need much time to get ready for the grind and there hasn't been much indication from his camp that he would be willing to miss regular-season games. Thus, he's safe (for now) to remain atop fantasy draft boards along with David Johnson.


Chris Johnson back in Arizona
CJ2K signs one-year deal
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jul 20, 7:10 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Cardinals are giving 31-year-old RB Chris Johnson a one-year deal. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Johnson was limited to four games in 2016 but led the team in rushing in 2015. With only Kerwynn Williams and Andre Ellington behind David Johnson, the Cardinals were wise to bring back a veteran they were familiar with and capable of handling the load for a game or two should David Johnson get sidelined for any length of time. He won't be the greatest handcuff in the world by any stretch, but he should be considered semi-valuable insurance for any DJ owner.



2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at DET L 23-35 11 23 2.1 0 9 6 68 11.3 0 9.1

2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 NE L 21-23 16 89 5.6 1 6 4 43 10.8 0 19.2
2 TB W 40-7 12 45 3.8 0 5 3 98 32.7 0 14.3
3 at BUF L 18-33 19 83 4.4 2 6 3 28 9.3 0 23.1
4 LAR L 13-17 17 83 4.9 0 4 4 41 10.3 0 12.4
5 at SF W 33-21 27 157 5.8 2 6 3 28 9.3 0 30.5
6 NYJ W 28-3 22 111 5.0 3 6 3 27 9.0 0 31.8
7 SEA T 6-6 33 113 3.4 0 13 8 58 7.3 0 17.1
8 at CAR L 20-30 10 24 2.4 0 9 7 84 12.0 0 10.8
10 SF W 23-20 19 55 2.9 1 7 5 46 9.2 1 22.1
11 at MIN L 24-30 22 103 4.7 1 11 7 57 8.1 1 28.0
12 at ATL L 19-38 13 58 4.5 0 11 8 103 12.9 1 22.1
13 WAS W 31-23 18 84 4.7 1 12 9 91 10.1 1 29.5
14 at MIA L 23-26 20 80 4.0 0 8 5 41 8.2 0 12.1
15 NO L 41-48 12 53 4.4 2 5 4 55 13.8 0 22.8
16 at SEA W 34-31 28 95 3.4 3 7 4 41 10.3 0 31.6
17 at LAR W 44-6 5 6 1.2 0 4 3 38 12.7 0 4.4

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 NO W 31-19 0 0 - 0 2 1 55 55.0 1 11.5
2 at CHI W 48-23 5 42 8.4 1 2 1 3 3.0 0 10.5
3 SF W 47-7 7 25 3.6 0 3 3 16 5.3 0 4.1
4 STL L 22-24 3 18 6.0 0 10 4 63 15.8 1 14.1
5 at DET W 42-17 3 6 2.0 2 0 0 0 - 0 12.6
6 at PIT L 13-25 3 9 3.0 0 1 1 8 8.0 0 1.7
7 BAL W 26-18 3 5 1.7 0 2 2 19 9.5 0 2.4
8 at CLE W 34-20 1 4 4.0 0 2 2 44 22.0 0 4.8
10 at SEA W 39-32 0 0 - 0 1 1 8 8.0 0 0.8
11 CIN W 34-31 2 9 4.5 0 2 2 17 8.5 1 8.6
12 at SF W 19-13 8 21 2.6 1 4 2 8 4.0 0 8.9
13 at STL W 27-3 22 99 4.5 0 3 2 21 10.5 1 18.0
14 MIN W 23-20 19 92 4.8 0 7 5 31 6.2 0 12.3
15 at PHI W 40-17 29 187 6.4 3 4 4 42 10.5 0 40.9
16 GB W 38-8 9 39 4.3 1 6 3 88 29.3 0 18.7
17 SEA L 6-36 11 25 2.3 0 8 3 34 11.3 0 5.9
DP GB W 26-20 15 35 2.3 0 9 6 43 7.2 0 7.8
CC at CAR L 15-49 15 60 4.0 1 9 9 68 7.6 0 18.8
DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship

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