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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 1.01

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 (Projected) ARI   265 1,165 4.4 14   69 725 10.5 4 297.0  

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
RB1RB1 David Johnson
RB2RB2 Chris Johnson
RB3RB3 Andre Ellington
RB4RB4 Kerwynn Williams
RB5RB5 T.J. Logan
Cardinals Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
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.


WR Andre Ellington moving back to RB
Arians wants Ellington to be tougher runner
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Jun 7, 2:15 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Arians: Andre Ellington is back to being a RB. challenge for him is running tougher, not going down as easy. (Kent Somers on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Ellington was declared a wide receiver earlier this off-season but that experiment didn't last long. The Cardinals don't currently have a true backup behind David Johnson although reports suggest the team is still in touch with Chris Johnson. Even so, Ellington's fantasy value remains minimal at this point.



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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