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Running Back, Arizona Cardinals

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Draft: 2008 Round 1 (24)
College: East Carolina
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 191 DOB: 1985-09-23 Age: 30
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#5 2 1.08

Season Stats
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  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2008 TEN 15 14 251 1,228 4.9 9 62 43 260 6.0 1 208.8 13.9
2009 TEN 16 16 358 2,006 5.6 14 71 50 503 10.1 2 346.9 21.7
2010 TEN 16 16 316 1,364 4.3 11 57 44 245 5.6 1 232.9 14.6
2011 TEN 16 16 262 1,047 4.0 4 79 57 418 7.3 0 170.5 10.7
2012 ARI 16 0 276 1,243 4.5 6 49 36 226 6.3 0 182.9 11.4
2012 (Projected) ARI     235 1,177 5.0 9   49 385 7.9 1 216.2  

2016 Outlook
Depth Chart
After a disastrous 2011 season that featured a holdout and the worst production of his four-year career with just 1,047 rushing yards and four touchdowns, it is hard to find a running back with more polarizing fantasy prospects than the Titans Chris Johnson. Although Johnson agreed on contract terms with Tennessee in time to start on opening day, he showed up out of shape and was not the explosive player that he was during the first three years in the league when he ran for 4,598 yards and 34 touchdowns. Although some of his troubles could be laid at the feet of the team’s offensive line, Johnson looked disinterested and appeared to run tentatively, often times failing to hit the hole hard and turn up field. Removing three solid performances against three of the worst run defenses in the league (Carolina, Tampa Bay and Buffalo), Johnson managed just 574 rushing yards and 9.7 FPts/G in his other 13 contests. The question is can Johnson bounce back in 2012? He has little competition for touches and the supporting cast at the skill positions has been upgraded so defenses will not be able to focus on shutting him down as much as they have in the past. Along the offensive line, Steve Hutchinson was signed to shore up the left guard position but troubles remain at center. While some may view Johnson as a boom/bust pick, he is unlikely to perform worse than he did last season and he has tremendous upside. Expect him to produce at a rate somewhere between what he did in 2010 and 2011, good enough to be taken as a low-end RB1.
Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 David Johnson
RB2RB2 Chris Johnson
RB3RB3 Andre Ellington
RB4RB4 Stepfan Taylor
RB5RB5 Kerwynn Williams
Cardinals Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Goodwin: Chris and David Johnson "even" as runners     -- Tue Aug 2 12:31 pm --

Cards OC says both RBs will get carries, DJ has receiving edge
Like last year, David Johnson will be used heavily in the passing game, often lining up as a receiver. In Sunday's practice, he caught two passes from those formations. “I think David is a little more comfortable (than Chris Johnson) in the passing game,” offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin said. “I think B.A. has certain things in mind with David, slotted out in formations, out of the backfield. He gives you a little different element from Chris. “But running the ball, they are both even.” (Arizona Republic)

FF Today's Take: It looks like David is the clearly more valuable back because of his edge in the passing game, though it's unclear how the carried will be split. If you were looking for a clear mandate for starter David Johnson as a workhorse in his sophomore campaign, you'll have to keep looking.
David Johnson the "unquestioned No. 1 RB" in AZ     -- Mon Jul 18 5:00 pm --

Over 1,000 total yards as rookie despite making only five starts
During a roundtable discussion on azcardinals.com, beat writer Darren Urban discussed the running back situation in Arizona: "I don't know how anybody would suggest otherwise at this point (that David Johnson is the unquestioned No. 1 RB in Arizona. They did bring back Chris Johnson in an upset ... but David Johnson is the guy this organization absolutely loves." (azcardinals.com)

FF Today's Take: Among first-round fantasy picks over the last few years, only C.J. Anderson comes to mind as a back whose touches are supposedly in limbo after such a dominant second half of the season the year before. Urban projected earlier in the offseason Johnson would receive 60 percent of the touches in the Arizona backfield, which sounds about right. While Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington may few more touches than DJ owners want, he's a strong bet to live up to his draft status.

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