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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: 27
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#5 2 1.05

Season Stats
FF Today Standard 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
2018 ARI 16 258 940 3.6 7 76 50 446 8.9 3 198.6 12.4
2019 ARI 6 76 298 3.9 2 41 30 315 10.5 3 91.3 15.2
2019 (Projected) ARI   257 1,055 4.1 8   56 472 8.4 2 212.7  

2019 Outlook
Depth Chart
While many look at David Johnson's 2018 season as a bust, it should be a cautionary tale of not overvaluing players - even good players - who are in bad offenses. Even while "busting" in a way, Johnson still delivered a top-10 fantasy finish on the season in 2018. He just did it without anywhere near as many big games as we had hoped for, which often made it feel like he wasn't much of a difference-maker. The raw numbers weren't anything special, but Johnson still displayed tremendous physical skill on the field which should give us some optimism heading into 2019.

Johnson will go from one of the league's worst offensive schemes for fantasy production in 2018 to potentially one of the best in 2019, especially given that he'll be playing alongside new quarterback Kyler Murray. We've seen it countless times throughout the league that an agile quarterback might end up taking some carries from his running back, but his mere presence on the field makes defenses hesitate prior to engaging on handoffs to the back. Murray should do this for Johnson, which should help open up running lanes. The offensive line woes are still a concern, but Johnson should have more room to run in a much better, more explosive, higher-paced offense.

Johnson is locked in as a top 10 overall fantasy draft pick but some fantasy owners have completely sworn him off due to a disappointing 2018 season. Don't be that guy in your draft room. If you miss out on the top-tier of backs, there's no shame in selecting Johnson, who we're almost certain will produce RB1 fantasy numbers if he can stay healthy.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 David Johnson
RB2RB2 Chase Edmonds
RB3RB3 D.J. Foster
RB4FB1 Derrick Coleman
Cardinals Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury David Johnson likely to play on Sunday
Gametime decision
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 11, 4:00 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Word is he's likely to play on Sunday but check back because if you start him in fantasy at 1p and then he doesn't play at 4p you'll be tweeting all kinds of vulgar things to me and then I'll feel really bad. I get it. (Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It sounds like David Johnson's back was OK today, but Sunday could be a different story. Fantasy owners should follow this situation closely as both Johnson and Chase Edmonds will be in play against a struggling Falcons defense.


Injury Christian Kirk practices Wednesday
David Johnson works with trainers
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Oct 9, 1:42 pm

Arizona Cardinals
During open portion of Cardinals' practice today, WR Christian Kirk, CB Tramaine Brock and WR Damiere Byrd were participating. Looked like veteran days off for WR Larry Fitzgerald, DT Corey Peters and OLB Terrell Suggs. RB David Johnson was working with trainers on the side. (Bob McManaman on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Kirk and Byrd are expected to play this week in a juicy matchups against the Falcons defense. David Johnson's availability will be key for fantasy owners as backup Chase Edmonds could become a fantasy factor if Johnson (back) isn't able to suit up.


Injury David Johnson could miss Week 6?
Back tightness sidelined him for a bit in Week 5
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 7, 4:30 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Kingsbury said David Johnson will be monitored all week with his back tightness. Would not rule out that Johnson could miss Falcons game. Have to see how week goes. (AZcardinals.com - Darren Urban)

FFToday's Take: Johnson was able to finish the game, so it doesn't seem like this is going to be that big of a deal. With that said, any back issue is worth keeping an eye on. Johnson's absence would thrust Chase Edmonds into low-end RB1 territory in Week 6 against an Atlanta defense that has actually kept running backs somewhat in check since Week 1 but is giving up a ton of volume.


Injury David Johnson avoids serious injury
Left Week 2 briefly with wrist issue
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 16, 5:05 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Kingsbury said RB David Johnson (wrist) is fine to play Sunday against the Panthers. (AZCardinals - Darren Urban)

FFToday's Take: The injury partially explains why Johnson saw only eight touches against the Ravens, although he saved his fantasy day with a touchdown. Things should start getting a bit easier for him moving forward, as he faces the Panthers, Bengals, Falcons and Giants in four of the next five games. Keep him locked into lineups.



2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 DET T 27-27 18 82 4.6 0 7 6 55 9.2 1 19.7
2 at BAL L 17-23 7 14 2.0 1 1 1 0 0.0 0 7.4
3 CAR L 20-38 11 37 3.4 0 9 6 28 4.7 1 12.5
4 SEA L 10-27 11 40 3.6 0 11 8 99 12.4 0 13.9
5 at CIN W 26-23 17 91 5.4 0 5 3 65 21.7 0 15.6
6 ATL W 34-33 12 34 2.8 1 8 6 68 11.3 1 22.2

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 WAS L 6-24 9 37 4.1 1 9 5 30 6.0 0 12.7
2 at LAR L 0-34 13 48 3.7 0 2 1 3 3.0 0 5.1
3 CHI L 14-16 12 31 2.6 0 4 4 30 7.5 1 12.1
4 SEA L 17-20 22 71 3.2 1 4 3 41 13.7 0 17.2
5 at SF W 28-18 18 55 3.1 2 3 2 16 8.0 0 19.1
6 at MIN L 17-27 18 54 3.0 1 5 2 15 7.5 0 12.9
7 DEN L 10-45 14 39 2.8 0 3 3 31 10.3 0 7.0
8 SF W 18-15 16 59 3.7 0 4 4 41 10.3 0 10.0
10 at KC L 14-26 21 98 4.7 1 9 7 85 12.1 1 30.3
11 OAK L 21-23 25 137 5.5 0 3 1 17 17.0 0 15.4
12 at LAC L 10-45 17 63 3.7 0 3 2 16 8.0 0 7.9
13 at GB W 20-17 20 69 3.5 0 2 1 3 3.0 0 7.2
14 DET L 3-17 15 49 3.3 0 10 8 12 1.5 0 6.1
15 at ATL L 14-40 11 33 3.0 1 6 3 68 22.7 0 16.1
16 LAR L 9-31 10 35 3.5 0 5 1 32 32.0 1 12.7
17 at SEA L 24-27 17 62 3.6 0 4 3 6 2.0 0 6.8

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard 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

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